I was speaking about dogs w/ a woman I know, + she cheerfully told me a story about taking hers to see a "pet psychic." She told me, quite enthusiastically, that this psychic had read her pet and given her special instructions on how to speak to the animal.
I make it a rule never to argue or belittle people. I never challenge their beliefs or try to impose my own. I simply say there and nodded and said, "Really?"
When people tell me these things, I really am glad I picked a life of law and order over preying on the weak minded. Think about how vulnerable someone in that mindset is. Think of all the twisted, nasty things a cruel person could do to someone who lacks even the smallest shred of critical thinking.
There are people, whom we all know, that will believe anything.