Top 10 Conspiracy Theories
Top 10 Conspiracy Theories
Below are some of the best conspiracy theories that just won't die. These are the Top 10 conspiracy theories in terms of popularity, endurance, and how many believers exist.
They run the gamut from assassination conspiracy theories including JFK conspiracy theories, moon landing conspiracy theories and other government conspiracy theories, alien conspiracy theories, the Illuminati and the New World Order, and other events in history that just don't seem to add up in the public's eyes.
Do I personally believe any of the following conspiracy theories? Well, I'm not going to say which ones, but yes, I do believe, at least in part, a few of these popular conspiracy theories.
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Alien Conspiracy Theories Books - Roswell Incident
One of the Most Popular Alien Conspiracy Theories - Roswell Crash
Most people believe something crashed in Roswell, New Mexico during the summer of 1947. Air Force authorities initially said it was a type of flying saucer, but then quickly changed their minds. Later official reports claim that it was a weather balloon. Today, it is thought that what crashed at Roswell was a top secret military spy balloon. Talk of a conspiracy did not come about until decades later, however.
This alien conspiracy theory suggests that crashed flying saucers, including the one from Roswell, are stored and studied at a top secret location known as Area 51. Some believe that even aliens are kept there, both living and dead.
JFK Conspiracy Theories - One of the Top 10 Conspiracy Theories
The death of John F. Kennedy, the 35th American president, has brought
about many JFK conspiracy theories. In 1963, Kennedy was shot and killed in
Dallas, Texas in front of many spectators. Most people agree that Lee
Harvey Oswald was the person that shot Kennedy. But some people believe
that there was more than one killer. The infamous grassy knoll is the
location where many think the second shooter was hidden.
There also are many JFK conspiracy theories as to who hired or commanded Oswald to kill Kennedy. The Mafia, CIA, FBI, Fidel Castro, Lyndon B. Johnson, or the KGB are all suspects to conspiracy theorists.
The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald did indeed act alone. But a report in 1979 by the House Select Committee on Assassinations decided that there was an assassination conspiracy to kill JFK, and that there probably was more than one shooter.
Since Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby just days after Oswald was arrested, this is a conspiracy theory that will probably never be answered for sure.
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Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories
Another very popular government conspiracy theory is that the United States, NASA,
and possibly the CIA faked the 1969 Apollo moon landing. Some of the
reasons given for supporting the Apollo moon landing conspiracy theory are: the flag
that was on the Moon was flapping when there would be no wind, the
astronauts could not have survived the radiation exposure, the photos
show no stars, and the film could not have survived the surface
temperature of the Moon.
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More Assassination Conspiracy Theories - Princess Diana Conspiracy Theories
The death of Princess Diana also spawned assassination conspiracy theories. Princess
Diana and a companion, Dodi Al-Fayed, were both killed in Paris in 1997.
The car accident occurred in a highway tunnel while trying to escape from
papparazzi. Many feel that it was it was not an accident, but instead
A couple of reasons given for believing it was an assassination are that Princess Diana was pregnant or that she was going to convert to Islam. It was thought that she was embarrassing the Royal Family.
Some of the groups thought to be responsible for Diana's death are the IRA, British intelligence, the CIA, enemies of the Fayed family, and the British Royal Family themselves.
Government Conspiracy Theories Books - Tehran Hostages
America Conspiracy Theories
October Surprise is the name given to a conspiracy theory involving
President Reagan and the Tehran hostages. Conspiracy theorists suggest
that Ronald Reagan representatives negotiated with Iran terrorists. The
America conspiracy theory goes that they made a deal to not release the hostages during
Jimmy Carter's administration. This would virtually guarantee the
election for Reagan. Adding fuel to this America conspiracy theory fire is the
fact that the hostages were indeed released just minutes after Reagan's
inauguration. They had been held captive for over a year.
The reason it is called October Surprise is because any big news events that happen in October can influence voters during the presidential election in November.
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911 Conspiracy Theories - Maybe #1 in the Top 10 Conspiracy Theories
The latest and perhaps the biggest conspiracy theory involves the
attacks by terrorists on September 11, 2001 in the USA. Some of the 911
conspiracy claims are: United States government planned the attacks
themselves to generate support for the military and policies which would
invade personal privacy. Others don't go so far as to say the United
States government was behind the terrorist plans, but instead believe
that the US government had information ahead of time concerning the 9/11
attacks and intentionally did nothing to stop it.
Some of the reasons given for believing the 911 conspiracy theory are because many say the collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers looked like a professional demolition, because the Pentagon was hit in a section that had just been built, because of the flights being in the air for more than 30 minutes with no military intervention, and the fact that many of the buildings were made of steel and should have held up under a fire.
Elvis Conspiracy Theory
Elvis Presley is so beloved that fans don't want to let him die.
Although he died in 1977 at his home, he has has been reported being
seen around the world to this day. People who believe the Elvis
conspiracy theory think that Elvis faked his death so that he could live
the rest of his life in peace, without mobs everywhere he went.
Government Conspiracy Theories Books - Pearl Harbor Conspiracy
More America and Government Conspiracy Theories
The next conspiracy theory is very similar to the 911
conspiracy theory. It involves Pearl Harbor. The belief is that
President Roosevelt knew about the Pearl Harbor attack beforehand and
did nothing to stop it. It is believed that he was warned by at least
one foreign government about the pending attack by the Japanese. It was
thought that he did this to get the American public support for United
States to enter the world war.
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More Goverment Conspiracy Theories - Illuminati Conspiracy Theory
A conspiracy theory that quite a few people believe is that a secret
society influences world government. Sometimes it is referred to as the
Illuminati or the New World Order. The Illuminati are thought to have
existed for hundreds of years. Some believe the Freemasons are behind
the New World Order.
Supposedly this top secret society influences and controls world leaders around the globe. Many think that the society's intention is to create a police state world government so that they can control policies, industries, and raw materials worldwide.
Last of the Top 10 Conspiracy Theories
The last conspiracy theory is that alternative energy sources and
technology are being blocked by people and corporations which profit
from oil and gas consumption. Links to the New World Order above are
also associated with this conspiracy theory.
Some who believe this point to how government regulations and costs make it virtually impossible for average consumers to attempt to use alternative energy sources. Also mentioned are previous inventions which were huge energy savers and basically made extinct by government.
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