David Wilcox knows that he's lying his ass off, and is smart enough to make a living off it. This is the only genius that he possesses.
You'd assume that anyone as articulate as he is, would never say the foolish things that he says, for fear of being bounced right out of the lecture
hall. But, it's the ridiculousness of what he says that gives him plausible cover in the minds of people who are actually serious about the subjects
he claims mastery of. Because they'd never dare make such fantastic claims themselves, they can't imagine that anyone else - other than some
flea-infested street corner screamer - would ever do such things either. Unless, possibly, they were telling the truth.
Then, the kid simply piles on the small encounter details, such as a consistently defined diner meeting, or very specific physical descriptions of
these freaks that he claims to encounter, and suddenly, it begins to sound as if he's absolutely serious, and maybe even credible. Toss in a few
technical facts that can be slightly shaded to somewhat, tangentially support one small aspect of a much larger claim, and he's got the room hanging
on his every word.
The guy's a huckster. Plain and simple. Not even a very good one, but with all this 2012 hysteria in certain circles, it doesn't take much to draw
attention (and money) if you're okay with doing or saying whatever it takes to turn heads.