The internet is truly a strange place and even stranger are the conspiracy theories that do the round. The earth is flat, Area 51, fake moon landing are some of the lot. Researchers have found out that feedback influences the thoughts of people more than actual facts. Scroll Lab scoured the internet for some of the strangest and funniest conspiracy theories. Read on to get amazed:
The Flat Earth Society was established in the 1800s. It was started by English inventor Samuel Birley Rowbotham and it continuously questions the spherical shape of the planet we live on. A lot of celebrities have expressed their anti-spherical sentiments. These include Shaquille O’Neal, B.O.B, and Freddie Flintoff.
Paul McCartney is dead
One of the most bizarre conspiracy theory is that Beatles frontman Paul McCartney died in 1966. 1966 was when the ‘Fab Four’ were at its peak. Apparently, the other three members, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison covered up the death. They hired a person who looked and sang exactly like him.
The Moon doesn’t exist
Nope. Not there. Not there at all. You probably stare at a hologram of the moon every night. Well that’s what serial conspiracy theorist David Icke says. People have gone as far as looking at the apparent ‘hologram’ everyday for a year. I think that’s probably why the moon landing was fake.
The moon landing was fake
Neil Armstrong probably said “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” in a movie set somewhere in Hollywood because people fail to believe that it actually ever happened. Theories like the flag was waving even though there is no air present have been doing the rounds since 1969. Film director, Stanley Kubrick was hired to produce the whole thing after his experience in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The world is run by lizards
Former BBC presenter and serial conspiracy theorist, David Icke has gone on record to state that the world is actually controlled by lizard like creatures. Moreover, the regularly feast on human flesh and blood to keep up their human appearance.
A book that came out titled: “End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy” claims that the 35th President of the United States of America was shot from the front rather than the back. To support this theory they book says that his brain went missing during the autopsy to hide the truth.
In 1947, reports suggested that an ‘alien spaceship’ had landed in Roswell, New Mexico. Ufologists believe the spacecraft was taken into Area 51 – a division of Edwards Air Force Base – and the US government has been researching alien technology and life forms on the site ever since. However, the US military and the POTUS have always dismissed reports of Area 51 even existing, let alone the presence of alien spaceships.
The ALS ice-bucket challenge was a Satanic Baptism Ritual
The ALS ice-bucket challenge helped raise over $100 million for medical research. However, conspiracy theorists have claimed that dumping ice water on our heads was actually a method to baptize ourselves into the Satan army. That makes complete sense and sounds even more real. Multiple celebrities took part in the challenge and as we know, they are obviously a part of the illuminati.
CIA and AIDS
Ever since HIV/AIDS was first discovered in the US in 1981, theories have emerged about its origin. Apparently, the CIA created and then spread the virus to wipe out homosexuals and African Americans on orders of then US President Richard Nixon. There is evidence that the CIA connection was, in fact, created by the KGB as part of a Cold War disinformation campaign to discredit the US.
The Hadron Collider is a device to awaken an Egyptian God
The Hadron Collider is not decades of hard work of scientists to further our knowledge of atomic particles but actually a device that will be used to awaken Osiris. Osiris is the Egyptian God of Death and the device is a stargate machine capable to open wormholes or dimensional openings used by Seth and Osiris to “travel across the underworld.”
By Abhishek Aggarwal