Conspiracy theories go way back. However, in the digital age that we live in, they tend to spread really fast and have all sort of weird videos/analysis that back it up and make you wonder: what if?
Nowadays, there is a conspiracy theory behind everything. From your favorite singer being an alien (makes sense, right?) to mass brainwashing, these are the top 10 conspiracy theories of all time.
10. Reptilian People Ruling the World
It turns out that reptiles are still ruling the planet. Well, it might not be the exact same way that the dinosaurs did but yeah, they obviously still run the show. The “Reptilian Elite” conspiracy theory is one of the most popular conspiracy theories, with former BBC sports reporter David Icke becoming the “leader” of the movement that wants to expose the ehh..secret?
According to David –and everyone else who believes in this theory- the society’s elites are actually lizards disguised as humans with the mission of enslaving the human race! Those “elites” include world leaders, actors and large corporate executives. Celebrities that are claimed to be from the “reptilian elite” include George W. Bush, the Clintons and even Queen Elizabeth.
9. The Illuminati
Secret organizations of powerful people that secretly rule the world are some of the most popular conspiracy theories. Amongst those “secret organization” conspiracy theories, The Illuminati is by far the most popular. Despite being a conspiracy theory, The Illuminati has a true origin, which is the Bavarian Illuminati. This organization was founded in Bavaria by a college professor name Adam.
Unlike Illuminati of the current conspiracy theory who are on a mission to rule the world as a cult of reason, the Bavarian Illuminati was a movement that advocated freethought, secularism and gender equality.
8. The JFK Assassination
On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Due to the mysterious motives and circumstances surrounding the assassination, plenty of conspiracy theories that are related to this incident have emerged. Those conspiracy theories make all kinds of claims, starting with the identity of the real killer and the people who were really behind it.
Conspiracy theories related to the people behind the assassination involved many organizations and government agencies, starting with the CIA and all the way to the mafia. Some even accuse the Castro government of being behind the assassination.
Who really killed JFK? Nobody knows for sure.
7. 9/11 Attacks
9/11 was the worst terrorist incident in the history of the United States. Terrorists hijacked 3 planes, two of which were flown into the World Trade Center in NYC, which led to its collapse and the death of about 3,000 people. To many people, the official story of what actually happened on that day seemed way off.
The weird way in which the twin towers came down and the surgical precision that is required to use two airplanes to cause the towers to collapse the way they did resulted in many conspiracy theories claiming that the attack was an inside job.
6. Apollo 11 Moon Landing
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first two men on the moon (Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin) and the United States won the space race with the Soviet Union. Right? Well, according to some people, not exactly.
According to this conspiracy theory, the Apollo 11 moon landing was fake propaganda shot here on earth so that the USA could win the space race like it said it would. People who believe in this conspiracy theory say that the flag fluttered in the footage in addition to a ton of similar claims.
5. Area 51
Aliens exist and the government knows! This conspiracy theory claims that an alien spaceship has crashed in Area 51- a location about 150 miles from Las Vegas- and the government recovered the wreck along with the bodies of the extraterrestrials and created an airbase in that location.
Supposedly, the government used the alien technology to create advanced weapon systems like stealth bombers. The best thing is the fact that details related to Area 51 are actually “classified for purposes of national security”, which makes the whole thing seems really suspicious.
4. Tupac Shakur isn’t Dead
After attending the Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon match in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Tupac Shakur was shot in a drive-by shooting in the Las Vegas Strip, after which he died a few days later in the hospital. Well, at least that’s what the official story and the hospital reports said!
According to many of the iconic rapper’s fans, Tupac Shakur is still alive and actually faked his own death. People who believe in this conspiracy theory resort to all kinds of lyrics deciphering to provide evidence of Tupac hinting his own “fake death” and the fact that he is still alive in his songs lyrics.
3. Aliens Built the Egyptian Pyramids
When it comes to “aliens building stuff” conspiracy theories, there is more than a few of those. When it comes to the Egyptian Pyramids, the not-so-clear way those monumental, 4500-year -old tombs were built and their super-accurate star alignment raises lots of questions.
Believers of this theory are convinced that the Egyptian Pyramids were built by extraterrestrial beings for reasons that range from hiding something to giving us hints about their existence.
2. We’re Living in the Matrix
We’re living in a dream world while our bodies are being used as batteries by some evil machines! Heard this one before? That’s right, that’s the story of the Matrix trilogy. Despite being a movie plot to some people, it’s more than that to others.
Some people actually believe that the “real world” that we’re living in is just a computer simulation. Some people have actually tried to scientifically debunk this. However, the Matrix conspiracy theory is still going strong
Did you ever feel that something is wrong with this world? Now you know what that is!
Did you ever look at the sky and notice those line-shaped clouds that an airplane leaves behind? Those trails are mainly a combination of water vapor and other impurities that are crystallized due to the low temperatures at high altitudes.
The chemtrails conspiracy theory suggests that those trails are a material that is sprayed by governments over their populations with the malicious intent of controlling their minds!
As those trails are seen by people all over the world, this conspiracy theory has gained much more momentum than it should. Or, is that what the government wants us to believe?
What are your favorite conspiracy theories? Let us know in the comments section.