Conspiracy theories are essentially beliefs held by few (or many) people that some covert but influential organization is responsible for an unexplained event. Conspiracy theorists however, are not limiting themselves to just unexplained events or scientifically disproved things, or even, to things that are actually feasible. Move over theories about assassinations and science projects. If these people are to be believed, we have bigger issues.
#1 The Earth is Flat
The Flat Earth Society ( Yes, there’s actually an organization dedicated to this almost medical idea) believes that the earth is flat. You have to excuse the idea seeing as it originated in the century, but today too there are many who proclaim the earth flat. According to them, the Earth is a flat disc centered at the North Pole and bounded along its southern edge by a wall of ice. Their theory is of course supported by both religious texts and scientific research.
#2 Hitler’s Alive
Meet the oldest human being on the planet – Adolf Hitler! Theories exist that the German dictator did not die in 1945, but is still alive and kicking. He hasn’t abandoned his evil ways and if these theorists are to be believed, is responsible for atrocities such as 9/11.
#3 Netaji’s Death
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose has been a person of intrigue ever since his supposed death in 1945. Bose died after his Japanese plane crashed. Naturally, the conspiracy theorists couldn’t let this one slide quietly. Theories surfaced hours after his death, from Netaji becoming a ‘sanyasi’ and living out his days in northern hilly areas of India to him being in the Chinese army and everything in between. Till date not everyone is convinced about the mystery surrounding Netaji. But his family seems pretty much convinced.
#4 Alien Evasions
Alien conspiracies cannot be covered even if there was a whole article devoted to them. From well known people being aliens or mutants sent on a mission to control humans, to sightings of UFO’s and little green almost-humans – these conspiracies know no bounds. While we’re not disputing that there might be life on other planets, the extent to which alien conspiracies have gone is slightly ridiculous.
#5 The Moon Doesn’t Exist
That big round Circle in the sky you see every day? Yes, the moon. Well, it doesn’t exist! Some people are convinced that the moon is nothing but a hologram created by other humans and projected onto the sky. Now you’re probably wondering why anyone would do that. So are we.
The mythical and primitive ape-like creature and it’s slightly similar counterpart, the Yeti, otherwise known as the abominable snowman, are not always put into the category or historical, extinct or mythical creatures. Many false alarms have been sounded by people who think they’ve spotted the elusive gigantic creature.
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