Conspiracy theories have been proposed and adopted ever since the first means of conveying messages fast, to large masses of people appeared. It was the newspaper, most likely. One may ask himself why these theories are believed. How do people start believing in them? There might be several answers to this. Firstly, the great imagination of some people allows them to believe anything. Secondly, the peculiar of the situation sometimes demands an even more peculiar explanation. Most of all, however, the answer is most likely, the need of extraordinary facts in everyone’s lives. This is a list of some of the most popular conspiracy theories out there. Check it out!
President Kennedy was shot and killed in November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was soon arrested for his murder. However, this second character was killed by Jack Ruby soon after. Thus, no one knows for sure what really happen in that day: Was the president killed by Oswald, or not? And if he was, did the killer get any help? These are the main problems raised by theorists. Others, promote even wackier ideas, suggesting the involvement of the American Mafia, of KGB or even of the FBI. The fact that witnesses can’t agree on the location of the shooter, the number of the shots contribute to the emerging of such unbelievable theories.
2.September 11, 2001
This will remain one of the worst days in the history of the human kind. The terrorist attacks of September 11 on the United States remains a very controversial subject which gave birth to many creepy theories. One of them suggests that the US government was the mastermind behind these attacks, even though Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the four passenger aircrafts which were high jacked and crashed into the Twin Towers and into the Pentagon. According to these theories, the attacks were meant to justify the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
3. The Origins of AIDS
The Acquired Immune Deficiency, or AIDS has given birth to many conspiracy theories, of which the most popular is the one claiming that the Pentagon created this virus as a biological weapon. To prove it, the theorists show that a certain amount of money was established in 1977 for experiments on a new biological weapon, while the first case of AIDS in USA took place in 1978. Another such weird idea is that a scientist making experiences in order to create a polio vaccine came across a kidney culture from a chimpanzee which was infected with the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), commonly found at monkeys. Consequently a mutant virus, AIDS, appeared.
4. The Moon Landing
This is a famous conspiracy theory which found many adepts. According to it, there was no moon landing and no trip to the moon, back in 1969. The theorists believe that such a trip would have been impossible, given the technologies existing in those times and the difficulties implied. They further state that NASA’s reasons to lie to the entire humanity were money and prestige. While the disbelievers have some proves of their claims, such as the inexistence of stars, the inconsistency of the shadows or the identical backgrounds of the photos, the officials made no effort to deny the accusations. They did however photographed the remains of the landing site of Apollo 11, using Luna Reconnaissance Orbiter. This did not put an end to the clams.
5. Lady Diana’s Death
The death of England’s most beloved princess, lady Diana, in a car accident in 1997 was a shock for millions of people. The mere accident was not enough of a reason to lose her. There was need for a more dramatic reason. This is how the idea of her being assassinated at the order of the Royal family came up. It was sustained by the father of Lady Di’s fiancé, Mohamed Al Fayed, who spent many years and a great amount of money in order to find out whether MI6 was behind the the tragedy. Another conspiracy theory claims that the princess did not die but she got tired of the unwanted attention of the media and faked her own death.
This is a conspiracy theory that everybody heard about. But how many of you know the details? In July 8, 1947, the Roswell Army Air Field announced that they had recovered an unidentified flying disc from a ranch near Roswell. However, later that day, the statement was backed up by the army officials who claimed that the disc was actually a weather balloon. Things did not stop here, because 11 years later, former mortician Glenn Dennis declared that alien autopsies had taken place at Roswell. Although a later report denied both incidents and brought proves to sustain their affirmations, UFO supporters continue to believe that aliens visited Roswell indeed.
7. Aliens Live Among Us
This is not a new theory but it started to regain popularity these days. There are many sites dedicated to the belief that some of us are aliens disguised as men, in order to gain control of the planet. There is even a particular site which offers tests that can help you discover if you are or not an extraterrestrial being. Related to this theory, a former friend of deceased lady Diana claims that the princess had told her that the members of the royal family are actually reptilian aliens with shape shifting abilities. How about that?
8. The New World Order
This is a common theory which talks about a group of international influential persons who are actually in control of states, Medias and industry all over the world. According to the believers, this is accomplished by means of the central banking system. They are believed to have provoked all recent wars, of which they made huge profit. According to this conspiracy theory, these people are owners of the most important banks in the world, such as the Federal Reserve System or the Bank of England as well as members of the Trilateral Commission, or of the Council on Foreign Relations, for example.
9. The Chemtrails
You certainly saw the white traces left behind by high-flight aircrafts. According to some people, these are chemical gases spread upon us in order to control us, according to some, to control weather, according to others or as a biological weapon, according to a third group. These accusations obliged US and Canadian governments to publicly deny any conspiracy. Moreover, scientists proved that these trails are actually condensation trails, which are normal emissions of the jet’s engine.
10. The Electronic Banking
There is a conspiracy theory which claims that virtual money, meaning that on your credit and debit cards, was created as a means of dominating the entire world. The secret plan of the conspirers is apparently that of eliminating the paper money. This way, they will gain control of the world and they will cause a blackout which will erase everybody’s accounts, making them the rulers of the world, while all of us become their slaves. The answer to the question ‘who are they’ varies from theorist to theorist, so don’t bother asking.