Idle minds are a devil’s workshop. The old adage has proved to be quiet apt when we read the crazy conspiracy theories circulating the web. We have compiled a list of 10 of the craziest Conspiracy Theories of them all. Not sure whether to commend the creativity/ imagination of the theorist or worry about the amount of paranoia.
10. Big Ben is the Illuminati HQ
The Illuminati is a sect shrouded in mystery which has conspiracy theorists in a perpetual state of speculation over the so-called New World Order. In the short and inexplicable footage, Youtuber Splidge1982 points out the owl symbol in Big Ben’s architecture. Splidge explains, “Big Ben is the original subliminal message for mind control. OK, yes it’s a clock, but it also looks like an owl which is used by the Illuminati as their secret sign meaning ‘all seeing and all knowing’.”
The theory tells a tall tale stating Big Ben is positioned as a symbol of watchfulness over the British capital and its Parliamentary buildings. The theory also claims the London Eye represents the ‘all-seeing’ capabilities of the Illuminati, as a sort of bonus theory, just for good measure.
9. The Large Hadron Collider Is A Device For Awakening An Egyptian God
Rather than a multi-national cooperative to further our scientific knowledge of atomic particles, the Large Hadron Collider is in fact a multi-dimensional portal intended to awaken Osiris, the Egyptian god of death. This website explains how it works in further detail. We’ll take it as read that the author is a scientist. N.B. Specsavers have a range called Osiris, too. Maybe they’re in on it?
8. Denver International Airport is a hub for the Illuminati
The intricate murals on the walls have led travelers to believe it’s a central meeting place for either the Illuminati or neo-Nazis. Oh, and the hallways apparently make a swastika shape when you look at the building from the sky.
7. The Moon Doesn’t Exist
It’s no good looking at it, night after night. The moon doesn’t exist. It’s a hologram, put there by persons unknown. Of course, serial conspiracy theorist David Icke has a theory. There are also countless YouTubers keeping an eye out, one of whom has gone as far as “looking at it regularly for a year”. The Mad Revisionist has gone so far as to offer a cash reward of $100,000 to anyone who can send, by e-mail, conclusive physical evidence of the existence of the moon. This reward remains unclaimed to date.
6. Beatles never existed
5. Shape- Shifting reptilian race that controls the world
As many as 12 million Americans believe that a Reptilian race controls our governments and institutions. The theory goes like this : Thousands of years ago, the reptilian beings [from the constellations Orion, Sirius, and Draco] intervened on planet Earth and began interbreeding with humans. Not physically, however, but rather through the manipulation of the human coding, or DNA. Poster Human for the theory, David Icke, states that it is no coincidence that humans have fundamental reptilian genetics within their brain.
The conspiracy theorist and New Age philosopher, who wore only turquoise for a time and insisted on being called Son of God-Head, says these “Annunaki” (the reptiles) have controlled humankind since ancient times; they count among their number Queen Elizabeth, George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bob Hope. Encroaching on other conspiracy theorists’ territory, Icke even claims that the lizards are behind secret societies like the Freemasons and the Illuminati.
Thirteen percent of Americans either fully believe or are willing to consider the possibility that “the exhaust seen in the sky behind airplanes is actually chemicals sprayed by the government for sinister reasons.”
The government is apparently injecting our air with some hazardous materials. Versions of the chemtrails (or “covert geoengineering”) theory abound, and Tammi’s goes roughly like this: to mitigate global warming, mysterious airplanes spray chemicals into the atmosphere to form sun-blocking artificial cloud cover. This is done in secret, because these chemicals wreak havoc on environmental and human health, causing “Alzheimer’s, all sorts of brain problems, cancer.
Stoking the chemtrails theory is the fact that there are a few legitimate reasons for atmospheric spraying. Geoengineering scientists have indeed suggested fighting global warming by doing more or less the same. So far, though, solar geoengineering remains in hypothetical or small-scale research stages.
3. Flat-Earth Theory
According to the member of Flat Earth society, Earth is flat and shaped like a disc with the Arctic Circle in the center and Antarctica, a 150-foot-tall wall of ice, around the rim. NASA employees, they say, guard this ice wall to prevent people from climbing over and falling off the disc. They explain Earth’s day and night cycle by positing that the sun and moon are spheres measuring 32 miles that move in circles 3,000 miles above the plane of the Earth. These celestial spheres illuminate different portions of the planet in a 24-hour cycle. Flat-earthers believe there must also be an invisible “antimoon” that obscures the moon during lunar eclipses. Furthermore, Earth’s gravity is an illusion, they say. Objects do not accelerate downward; instead, the disc of Earth accelerates upward at 9.8 meters per second squared, driven up by a mysterious force called dark energy.
Then, there’s the conspiracy theory: Flat-earthers believe photos of the globe are photoshopped; GPS devices are rigged to make airplane pilots think they are flying in straight lines around a sphere when they are actually flying in circles above a disc. The motive for world governments’ concealment of the true shape of the Earth has not been ascertained, but flat-earthers believe it is probably financial.
2. NASA runs a child slave colony on MARS.
Even in this age of free-flying conspiracy theories, this one’s a doozy. On June 29, a guest on Alex Jones’ radio show named Robert David Steele claimed that Mars is inhabited — by people sent the against their will.
“We actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20-year ride, so that once they get to Mars, they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony,” Steele told Jones, the founder of the controversial InfoWars website.
NASA was forced to deny this recently. “There are no humans on Mars”, says a NASA spokesman, Guy Webster from Pasadena, California.
1. Evolution is a Hoax
I have always thought of evolution as a simple fact. But for many, it never happened. Believers in this theory sight the the fact that no one has ever seen it happen as the lack of a case for evolution. If it were a real process, evolution should still be occurring, and there should be many “transitional” forms that we could observe, they argue. That is, for example, there are many varieties of dogs and many varieties of cats, but no “dats” or “cogs.” Such variation is often called microevolution, and these minor horizontal (or downward) changes occur fairly often, but such changes are not true “vertical” evolution.
Evolutionary geneticists have often experimented on fruit flies and other rapidly reproducing species to induce mutational changes hoping they would lead to new and better species, but these have all failed to accomplish their goal. No truly new species has ever been produced, let alone a new “basic kind.”
And that’s a wrap.
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