Poking fun at people is wrong, even on the Internet. Yet when those people hold all sorts of strange beliefs and actively try to impose them on the public the situation becomes less about making fun of others and more about raising awareness. All right, maybe there’s a little fun involved… There are plenty of Internet kooks or cranks and the list can always get longer, depending on who you think should be considered one. There is even a Internet Crank database though it hasn’t been updated in quite a while. So, whether you’re looking for aliens, NWO conspiracy theorists or nefarious government plans to poison and control the population here is a list of the top 10 Internet Kooks.
10. Jeff Rense
Jeff Rense is a soft-spoken satellite radio host best known for his conspiracy theory advocacy. On his website and on his radio show Rense has been an advocate of a great many conspiracy theories ranging from AIDS denial to New World Order and aliens.
Prophecykeepers is a website dedicated to all sorts of conspiracy theories, but mostly revolving around the impending doom of humanity when the rogue planet Nibiru returns. Will Blueotter uses his Cherokee descent and web-radio broadcast to broadcast his views under the guise of ‘prophecy’. Long story short? The earth is doomed by flood, solar EMP flare or the return of the “Hopi Blue Star’. If you want to know more, buy his books or support his podcast…
8. Scott Stevens
Scott Stevens of weatherwars.info is a sad case of sorts. Apart from his hawking ‘Ormus’ a ‘dead sea salt’-based substance that can connect you to your ‘Light body’ the man seems tame and very likeable. He does, however raise awareness about so-called ‘chemtrails’, chemicals that the government or the new world order are spraying through jet exhausts to alter the climate. Yes, the trails you see above passing planes are not condensation from hot air coming into contact with cold, humid air but an aerosol base used to alter the weather…
This website seems to be a compendium of conspiracies as the author seems to pretty much believe in every space-based conspiracy about aliens and planet X… and adds his own touches by claiming that missiles are being shot into the sun from Earth! Unfortunately the passing of the site’s creator has lead to it being no longer updated.
6. Henry Makow
Henry Makow has a rather strange website. He has constructed a reality in which feminists, Illuminati, Satanists and Jews are working together (or are all part of the same conspiracy) to destroy heterosexuality and masculinity in particular. Makow, who holds a PhD in English is bafflingly enough an internationally published author. The topic of his book? The feminist conspiracy! Amongst Makow’s other ‘plausible’ theories – caffeine is worse than heroin, pornography is a conspiracy to destroy the family unit and eyeglasses actually harm your vision.
5. Alex Jones
Alex Jones is a more ‘mainstream’ crank, as much as any crank could be said to be. He is a legitimate radio personality who has had legitimate guests on his radio programme, including senators, a former governor (well… Jesse Ventura, but still…) and a host of other notables. He is also an advocate of every conspiracy theory ever, bundled together in a grand conspiracy, probably run by the NWO… Jones advocates any and all conspiracy theories regardless of ‘wing’ and has a bone to pick with both Obama (who is a ‘manufactured’ president backed by the new World Order) and his predecessor (Who Jones loathed).
4. Tila Tequilla (Yes, really)
For the past few months or so, reality TV notable and ‘internet famous’ person Tila Tequilla has taken a dip in the fluoride pool and has come out as a complete and total New World Order conspiracy crank. She has claimed that she has been followed and tapped by the CIA and even that operatives have tried to assassinate her by running her over in a black SUV. The saddest part is that Tila developed these delusions as a follow up to her massive OD/stroke. Or maybe she’s just taking the Donald Trump path back to media relevance, through saying incredibly crazy things.
3. David Icke
David Icke is not an Internet phenomenon but rather a global one. He has however found a much wider audience online than in the mainstream media. Icke used to be a sports commentator and British politician but after leaving and being disavowed and banned by his former party he took a turn for the strange. Icke started publishing books collating all the conspiracy theories together into a grand theory of global control and in 1999 he revealed the ringleaders of this massive conspiracy front: shape shifting reptilian aliens! He then proceeded to demonstrate how every world leader ever was actually a reptilian in disguise. David Icke is a cautionary tale about how believing one conspiracy theory can send one spiraling into a maelstrom of madness to never recover from.
2. Gene Ray
Gene ray is a sad case. An old, obviously mentally ill man and former marbles advocate and Marble World Federation President (apparently it exists…) Gene has published his strange, incomprehensible theories on his website timecube.com, claiming that the earth actually has 4 juxtaposed simultaneous days (?). He has since become a punching bag for colleges all around the country who invite him over for talks or debates in order to make fun of him. He has put forth a 10000$ prize for any scientist that ‘proves his theory’ wrong.
1. Francis E. Dec
Francis E. Dec is one of the few success stories in the history of conspiracy theories. A former attorney, tried and convicted for fraud, then disbarred Dec developed mental issues and spent most of his life locked up in his home writing his tracts and mailing them to the media and an assortment of others. In his now famous pamphlets he claimed that a ‘Worldwide Mad Deadly Communist Gangster Computer God’ was controlling humanity through ‘Computer God Frankenstein Controls’. The absurd claims and their distinct style made Dec famous both in the real world and on use.net in the proto-Internet days. He is now considered an ‘outsider artist’ and his tracts have been used as the base for art exhibits and media recordings. On his deathbed, Dec received a visit from several of his fans, dressed as CIA operatives, trying to reinforce his lifelong beliefs and get him to tell them some of his theories in person. He refused to speak to them, therefore ensuring his status as legend and ‘king of the kooks’.