Gives Whole New Meaning To “Cult Hit”

As documentaries go, What The #$*! Do We Know? was an unlikely hit when it was released in 2005. Dealing in quantum physics, philosophy, and more than a little bit of new-age mumbo-jumbo, the film straddled the line between science and religion just carefully enough to make it the fourth-highest grossing documentary of all time. What most viewers never knew was that What The #$*!… had its roots in a bizarre sect whose followers believe that a 35,000-year-old “spirit warrior” from Atlantis appeared in the kitchen of a Tacoma housewife in 1976.