By acquiring greater critical thinking abilities, improving your logical thought processes, Learning new math skills all will help you to fear not the unknown or unexplained. By achieving greater understanding and acquiring greater knowledge. You become less prone to be negatively affected by any unexplained strangeness. By expanding your own perceptions of awareness. You will become less surprised by most surprising things.
Even working on disciplines and controls of your own psychology will aid you in your own continuation of working through an unknown discovery.
Yes, I know. There are UFO's everywhere. Space aliens live among us. Those super secret alien human hybrids are in between. Then the vampire dog looking creature that sucks the blood out of cattle. Better hide your beef.
We humans have extremely limited perceptive capacities. A lot of animals can hear and see better than us. Gators have that vibration sensor. Bats and dolphins have sonar. And etc.
The unexplained is just that, unexplained. By simply increasing or improving your knowledge and understanding. The unexplained becomes easily explainable.
It has only been in the last 10 years that education has become a never ending human process. The 4 year bachelor degree is the new high school diploma. For the new entry level positions. Have three mutually related college degrees is the desire of any technologically advanced business. For advanced entry level positions. Having a master degree will be for middle management. Having the PHD's will be leadership opportunities. Mutually related PHD's. Will mean leadership in advanced tinkering.
Get yourself laid off. Then all of your degrees will expire. Then restart.
Added on 11 Oct 2013:
The importance of education.