Brandon Fugal first met Bryant “Dragon” Arnold when they were missionaries for the Mormon Church in Hawaii. I wouldn’t have expected that. It’s kinda cool, actually. I’m not a Mormon and I don’t subscribe to a lot of what the Mormons believe, but we do share certain basics, and it’s neato that a couple of people of faith are involved with the hunt for answers at Skinwalker Ranch. I don’t know anything about the spiritual beliefs of the other members of the team; they might also be people of faith. There’s nothing about involvement with such an investigation that would preclude any person of faith (outside of radical fundamentalists, obviously) from being involved. And we know, as the team recently brought in the rabbi and has featured Native American prayers, they are open to spiritual input.
A fundamentalist would never figure out anything where the paranormal is concerned, and that includes hardline skeptics just as much as religious wackos. A person has to have an open mind to study that sort of stuff. If you’ve ever met a hardline skeptic and attempted to engage them in conversation regarding anything out of the ordinary, you know exactly what I’m talking about when I speak of closedmindedness. Expecting an open mind from someone like, say, the late James Randi is equivalent to expecting it from someone like Franklin Graham. You’re S-out-of-L.