Kids Believe Teachers are Aliens
Blame it on "Men in Black."
Blame it on Mr. Spock's pointy ears.
Blame it on Yoda.
According to a recent survey, one in three British students, from the ages of 5 to 16, believe at least one of their teachers is an alien — and I'm not talking about the sneaking-across-the-border-kind of alien either.
No siree, Missy. We're talking about the sneaking-down-out-of-the-sky-kind of alien as in extra-terrestrial.
Since I've been teaching for a million light years, I've been called many things in my classroom, but even for me, "alien" is a new one.
Still, a third of the students surveyed think aliens have taken over at least one of their teachers' bodies. Sadly, the survey apparently never addressed why these children believed aliens body-snatched their teachers. Even more tragic, 90% of the respondents could not name all eight planet of the solar system.
The poll, commissioned by 20th Century Fox, was conducted for the DVD release of the film Aliens in the Attic.
The Daily Star quoted child psychologist and TV presenter Laverne Antrobus as saying, "Children have many fantasies and love to escape into a world of make-believe they can imagine for themselves."
The study also reported that students believe that if there is an alien invasion it is likely be a friendly one – 72 percent of the 1,000 polled said they expected the extraterrestrials to be peaceful.
So next time your child comes home complaining about their teacher, just blame it on the fact that they are aliens and be on the look-out for the friendly invasion.