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10 Most Popular Conspiracy Theories
The following 10 most popular conspiracy theories, in no particular order, stayed the distance over the years. From as far back as the UFO crash in Roswell in 1947 to the catastrophic 9/11 event - fact or fiction - you decide.
Lee was shot and killed two days after his arrest for assassinating Kennedy. Witnesses claimed they heard shots fired from a grassy mound near the motorcade – thus creating the mystery of another shooter . This popular conspiracy theory is still going strong after50 odd years.
2.Princess Diana’s accident was planned
A pregnant Diana was planning to become a Muslim then marry Dodi Al-Fayed when they both died in a horrendous accident. There are many conspiracy theories surrounding the so-called accident, including that the Royal family wanted her out of the way so that the British would support Prince Charles’ remarriage .
3.AIDS is created in a laboratory
The scientific community believes HIV originated from a strain of Simian immunodeficiency virus found in Western African monkeys. On the one hand Conspiracy Theorists believe that the virus was created by the Government to enforce population control. On the other hand they claim that the cure for AIDS is being held back to ensure the thinning out of racial minority groups and gay people.
4. 9/11 was a ‘Government’ Job
It is said that the government had prior knowledge that the attacks were going to happen, and did nothing to stop them . The fall of both towers resembled implosion by pre-planted explosions . Then the uncertainty around the crash into the Pentagon due to thelittle visual information . In 2004, Donald Rumsfeld said that “terrorists shot Flight 93down”. Oops. There were many unexplained concerns around this event, which lead to9/11 topping the list of popular conspiracy theories.
5.Elvis the Pelvis is still around
Elvis’ middle name, Aron (as on his birth certificate), is spelt Aaron on his gravestone. Elvis 'sightings ’ over the years have led people to aver that he is in Witness Protection because of his role in fighting drug abuse (refer his meeting with Nixon in1970).
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6.1969 Apollo moon landing a fake
Although the faked moon landing theory has mostly been debunked there are still a few ardent followers out there. They cite altered pictures, missing design blueprints and faulty recordingsas evidence of the forgery. Winning the “space race” with the Soviet Unionand instill public faith in NASA the reason? From ‘faked’ shadows to a flag blowing in the‘wind’, who knows?
7.UFO with Aliens crashed in Roswell, New Mexico
Ranch manager Mac Brazel alerted local Authorities after coming across crash debris near his property in 1947. The same day, the Roswell Army Air Field sent out a press release that stated a “flying disk ” was found, but this statement was later retracted and the U.S. military told the public it was a fallen weather balloon. Some say there were alien bodies found at the crash site. Test dummies or aliens?
8.Global warming is a set-up
Are the beliefs held by Al Gore, as portrayed in his influential documentary film ... and those of many learned scientists a ploy by those who would like to keep the public in a state of panic to maintain control and decrease population, be the reason?
Was William Shakespeare just a pen name used by a collection of writers? This may explain why his signature varied throughout his career.
10.Reptilian humanoids control humankind
In David Icke’s book “The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World ” – he claims that the majority world leaders, including quite a few U.S. presidents, are actuallyshape-shifting reptilian beings from a different planet. The Illuminati, New World Orderand Freemasons have been getting a lot of press in recent years...
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2011 Moira G Gallaga©