Children have imaginary friends. I have a photo of my youngest grandson sitting next to an empty space, although that space, he assures his parents, is occupied by his imaginary friend who, in fact, was named. He's also afraid of the ghost in his closet and, until just recently, needed an adult to be in the basement with him while he played there. Monsters, I think.
New Scientist Magazine's February 4 edition has a story about these supernatural creatures or creations titled, Born believers: How your brain creates God.
The title of my posting is the last sentence of this article which would offer proof, one way or the other, as to whether the human brain is hardwired for belief in the supernatural. The author, Michael Brooks, has researched this topic rather thoroughly, and offers arguments from several diverse groups of psychologists. Theologists were not quoted.
It is something to chew on while waiting for the effects of the Stimulus Package.