So nutjobism has a clinical name -
Apophenia is the spontaneous perception of connections and meaningfulness of unrelated phenomena. The term was coined by K. Conrad in 1958 (Brugger).
In statistics, apophenia is called a Type I error, seeing patterns where none, in fact, exist. It is highly probable that the apparent significance of many unusual experiences and phenomena are due to apophenia, e.g., ghosts and hauntings, EVP, numerology, the Bible code, anomalous cognition, ganzfeld "hits", most forms of divination, the prophecies of Nostradamus, remote viewing, and a host of other paranormal and supernatural experiences and phenomena.
Lies and distortions about apophenia can also be found in Wiki
Given that Conrad conjectured apophenia half a century ago, I doubt he would have been knee deep in any of the contemporary loon phenomena - 9/11 truthers, antivaxxers or Oathkeeper/Teabagger paranoids et al. But I think he'd have a field day with some of todays subjects.