Popular Conspiracy Theories
In this article, we will talk about popular conspiracy theories. Popular conspiracy theories are a part of popular culture. People like to discuss things and possible reasons for events. When social media entered our life conspiracy theories start to derivate. We are going to investigate the most popular theories by some known conspiracy theorists.
The JFK Assassination
John F. Kennedy assassination theory is one of the biggest conspiracy theories of all time. Officially, JFK was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. Furthermore, Lee Harvey Oswald injured Governor John Connally. Conspiracy theorists say that FBI has orchestrated this assassination and there were multiple shooters. They believed the killer was on the motorcade actually.
Some other, theorist claims that culprits are Soviet Union, Cuba and the mafia who paid Lee Harvey Oswald and give him orders. Lyndon B Johnson who was sworn president after JFK is also believed that he was involved in this assassination and was suppressing evidence.
The 9/11 was an Inside Job
In September 2001, the world is in shock, twin towers are hit by multiple planes. The strongest country in the world is hit by terrorist attacks via planes. The attack instantly spread around the world. Therefore, people started to theorize how could it happen and why did Twin Towers collapse.
This theory claims that the collapse of Twin Towers is actually due to the fire. The heat generated from the plane crashes made the steel construction fail and collapse. In 2016, top engineers from the University of Alaska said “Office Fires” couldn’t cause this destruction. Some other theorists suggest that these were controlled demolition explosions which Bush Administration covered, but there is no evidence to support that claim.
The Moon Landings is Fake
In July 1969 America win the space race against Russia. So, Americans are proud of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. There is photo evidence that America is on the space but theorist fastly claims that the photos are fake. According to theorist, photos were taken inside a Hollywood studio. There are numerous YouTube videos suggesting that there are mistakes in these photos.
There is also some claim that the 1972 Apollo 12 mission is the last Nasa moon mission because the astronauts got contacted by aliens. Even though there is no proof about this theory, there are many supporters who believe Area 52 is created after this first allegedly contact.
The Illuminati Controls the World
The original Illuminati actually founded in the mid-1700s and found by a law professor Adam Weishaupt. Moreover, Illuminati intends to be an organization that consists of modern thinkers. Because of the church oppression against modern ideas at that time, this movement was supported by many scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians.
Illuminati theories still theorize by the mass in the current day. Countries to music videos claim to have Illuminati symbols. At the end of the 2000s, the theories focused on many celebrities like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and etc.. Moreover, according to theorists, there are some Illuminati signs on the American Dolar which can’t be unseen. Therefore, the world order is in control of Illuminati according to these theories.
Flat Earth is a popular conspiracy. Facebook groups, churches, articles, papers, songs, and books dedicated to this conspiracy. Even though, there are maps, measurements, satellite images and photos of earth from the space which shows that earth is not flat.
The Flat Earth Society believes that NASA and other government agencies hide the fact that Earth is flat. According to the Flat Earth Society, people are joining and the idea is getting bigger and bigger.
Nibiru will End the World
Even though most of us never heard of Nibiru, we are familiar with its concept. The idea was first theorized by Zecharia Sitchin’s book Twelfth Planet. According to Sitchin, a race called Anunnaki who are referred to in the Bible as Nephilim. He claims that these texts say that space-time travelers have come to Earth to search for gold and other precious minerals. Furthermore, according to this theory Annunaki live on a planet called Nibiru.
End of the world theory states that Earth will destroy by the crash of Nibiru to Earth or Niburu will scrape Earth and drag its axis which will unleash chaos. Furthermore, supporters of this theory suggest that Bible and Great Pyramid of Giza pinpoints a date which world will end. According to these supporters, the date was 23 September 2017 or 23 April 2018.
Paul McCartney Replaced by a Lookalike
According to this theory, Paul McCartney died in a car crash in 1966. The record label company feared that the death of Paul will lead to a sales drop. So, they covered this with a look-alike. Theorist also suggests that the other band members call him Faul (Fake Paul).
This theory supports is an idea as Abbey Road cover had a subtle hint at a funeral procession. In this cover John Lennon is the Priest, Ringo Starr is a pallbearer and George Harrison acts as a gravedigger. Furthermore, in this cover Paul McCartney has no shoed on his feet which symbolizes his death.
There are also some references in the song “All You Need is Love” from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Theorists claim that you can hear “I’m dead” in the song. In 2009 Paul told David Letterman that he simply wanted to take his sandals off. He also stated “It was a little bit strange because people would start looking at me like ‘Is it him, or is it just a very good double?’”
Elvis, Jim Morrison, Tupac, and other celebrities are still alive
This topic is one of the most interesting ones of them all and it is a common subject in popular adult cartoons like Simpsons, Futurama, and South-park. According to this theory, Jim Morrison never had an autopsy and got a closed casket funeral. While Elvis having a wax figure in his open-casket funeral. Furthermore, Elvis’s family asked his autopsy to be sealed until 2027. Moreover, Tupac, who was shot dead in Las Vegas in a gang murder, has been seen in Cuba countless times.
Area 51 has Alien Corpses and Technologies
Area 51 a secret military base until Cia acknowledged it. A Long talked topic in social media, books, movies, and discussions on social media. Area 51 has been flamed with a video of Canada’s former Defence Minister Paul Hellyer chat freely about aliens contact the US and living among us.
This theory started with the Roswell incident. In July 1947 the military announced that remains of a crashed flying saucer in the desert. United States government then redacted this announcement, saying that it was actually a Us Air Force balloon. In 2013 Cia officially accepted the existence of area 51. After that the theories start to rise, there are countless theories about area 51, some people say that its just a military site while others claim its a space station for aliens. Rumors about Area 51, an alien technology site and corpses get tested here.
Pharmaceutical Industry Conspiracy Theories
According to theories, the pharmaceutical industry finds new viruses and bacterias which they then create cures for them. According to theorists they spread viruses and then sell drugs that fix them for money.
These theories portray as Big Pharma companies as Bond villains who create diseases to make money. Even though, it can be rationalized down to “Everything has a price”, this is one of the scarier theories that can be true.
We all live in a simulation
This theory derivates into countless more. To simplify it according to this theory an alien world order is controlling the world as Gods and we live in a simulation. There are many supporters to this idea and it is more than a conspiracy theory nowadays. It’s more like a religion based on an idea. The movie Matrix is based on this idea.
As a conclusion, there are many popular conspiracy theories. These theories are constantly discussed. Do you think that some of them may be true or do you believe all of them just being a tin-foiled thought?