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This week, spider-fans got a sneak peak of Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in Marvel's upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.

That's right! Hollywood hot stuff Jake Gyllenhaal will play Mysterio, a crazed special-effects technician who wears a fishbowl helmet and hates Spider-Man.

Mysterio was unveiled after a couple unofficial snaps were leaked:


A little underwhelming, no? We're sure Mysterio will look way cooler after some post-production. Until then, it looks like the filmmakers will take advantage of Gyllenhaal's handsome face -- but we still haven't seen the villain's full costume featuring his famous helmet.

One helpful fan decided to whip up a quick Photoshop:


That's more like it! Fans reacted to seeing Mysterio for the first time:






Most seemed to agree that Mysterio definitely needs his helmet:



Looks like some footage leaked of Mysterio at a destroyed theme park:



It's unclear what the heck is happening in these clips, but still no helmet. What's going on?

THIS is why we need the helmet, Marvel:


Just look at those arm bracers! It's undeniably cool that Marvel's bringing Mysterio back for his first movie appearance, but they better not screw up his costume.

I'm guessing Mysterio will feature his classic fishbowl helmet early on, but it'll eventually be destroyed to humanize the character and showcase Gyllenhaal's acting chops.

Hopefully, we still get a couple scenes of Gyllenhaal trying to act inside the fishbowl.

H/T: ComicBook.com, io9

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Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

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I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?

The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
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A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?

Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.

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