How nutty is this going to be allowed to get?
On this I am inclined to agree with you. It reminds me of occurrences of optical illusions where people see Jesus in the patterns on toast or a window or something. Scientists claim that much of our brain's visual processing capability is driven to recognize patterns, and that it is in our nature to look for them even when they don't exist. I think many efforts such as this, are looking for patterns in our mind's eye.
I will not disparage peoples efforts to see such patterns, but I would ask for more compelling evidence before I would claim to see them too.