All the pandering of our characters to various mystical beliefs I felt was there to reel in true believers of all stripes.. to feel that even the smartest of professionals can feel the same as you might help keep the show from being as off-putting as the tone of our DEAD token skeptic. Even the premise that the TV debunker may have been killed by the very beast he was debunking must have put huge smiles on the faces of any believers watching.
For me, all the highlighting of various true beliefs tells me that the writers themselves consider all those mentioned in this show as probably mythological or superstitious. For them to also mention the obvious ones like aliens would be a little too on the nose, don't you think? In the debunker's clips there were priests trying to fake the crying of statues to even holy images in toast.. absurd psychics that think they know what animals are thinking.. and yet for true believers, all this might have been too distracted by the possibility that the psychic had been remotely directing the dog to attack the debunker.
I all loved the little bones I thought they were throwing out there for everyone. It also strikes me as too much of a coincidence that the episode's comic relief involed pushing an Alcoholics Anonymous "step" to an absurd extreme - and from the least expected of candidates. Completely out of left field to me to be a coincidence with all the other superstitious pandering going on throughout the show.