4 Popular Conspiracy Theories
We live in an age of instant information, but more often than not, the truth is hidden underneath a lot of fancy words that are meant to give a perception. Certain events often hold a simple explanation, and yet there are often many theories that try to explain “what really happened”.
Conspiracy theories have been around for as long as written history, but some persist not because of how improbable they are – especially with evidence to dismiss their claims – but due to how entertaining they are.
Here are four conspiracy theories that many people across the world continue to believe:
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
The death of America’s 35th president one sunny day in Dallas on 22 November 1963 has inspired multiple theories ranging from there being more than one shooter, to the incident being integral in ushering a “new world order”. The latter theory many believe is close to becoming a reality – yes, any day now.
The Earth is Flat
This archaic conspiracy theory – despite science starting to win over myths in the 19th century – has become popular again in recent years.
“Flatearthers” not only believe the planet to be flat as a pancake, but certain variations of the conspiracy even include a giant wall of ice around the rim of this disc we live on; and they also argue that any images of the globe as a sphere are photoshopped.
The Lizard People Rule us All
Apparently the human race is a slave race to the ruling “saurians” – or lizard people who live in the hollow earth – and they have been the primary force behind politics on the planet since we first appeared.
The saurians have been blamed for everything: alien abductions, global climate change, and even the election of Donald Trump in 2016.
One of the most infamous conspiracy theories is that the US government failed to pass off an alien spacecraft crash landing in Roswell, New Mexico, on 4 July 1947 as a malfunctioning weather balloon.
Since then, the name of the city immediately conjures up images of little green men and has inspired popular culture for decades. A rare instance of a conspiracy theory leading to something beyond entertainment.