Frank Fiore – Novelist & Screenwriter

June 30, 2016

Cultural Conspiracies

Filed under: Paranormal — Frank Fiore @ 2:19 PM

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someone or something is not after you. Check out these cultural conspiracies.

McCartney Dead

Remember the classic Paul McCartney is Dead conspiracy from the late 1960’s? The story says that Paul McCartney was killed in a car accident at the height of the Beatles’ fame and replaced by a lookalike? This was further fueled by the fact that Paul wore no shoes for the cover of the Abbey Road album cover. To this day people still believe that Paul McCartney died a long, long time ago.

Elvis Lives

Music legend Elvis Presley died on 16 August 1977 – or did he? If the latest conspiracy theory is to be believed, the King of Rock and Roll faked his own death and now works as a groundsman in Graceland. Grainy footage of a bearded man has been posted on YouTube, who claims the figure is an 81-year-old Elvis.

While some say the claims are “desperate” and Elvis should be left to “rest in peace”, the belief that the King is out there looks unlikely to fade away.

Obama Was Born Where?

As far back as 2008, some Americans began to claim that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, but in Kenya. These claims have been promoted by fringe theorists, known as ‘birthers’, some of whom have sought court rulings to prove that Obama is ineligible to be the president. None of these attempts has been successful. Obama has released the full version of his birth certificate, which shows he was born in Hawaii.

Birthers claim it is a forgery. There has been what the Daily Telegraph describes as “a persistent campaign of misinformation on the subject”, led at one stage by Donald Trump, the property mogul and current frontrunner in the race to become the Republican’s presidential nominee. According to a recent poll, 61 per cent of self-identified Trump supporters said they believed the president was not born in the US.

MH370 and MH17 are the same plane?

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014 and has yet to be found despite an extensive search operation. Just over four months later, on 17 July 2014, another Malaysia Airlines flight, MH17, crashed in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border after apparently having been shot down by a missile. To most people the two tragedies looked like a terrible coincidence, but to conspiracy theorists there are no coincidences – and MH370 and MH17 were in fact the same plane.

Project MKUltra

Although initially seen as another fanciful conspiracy theory, this one turned out to be true. The CIA really did run secret mind-control experiments on American citizens from the 1950s until 1973, using “electronics, hypnosis, sensory deprivation and verbal and sexual abuse”. In 1995, President Bill Clinton issued a formal apology for Project MKUltra, as it was known. It is believed that ‘Unabomber’ Theodore Kaczynski was part of these experiments, although that detail has yet to be confirmed.

Reptilian Elite Rule The World

The ‘reptoid hypothesis’ is a conspiracy theory which advances the argument that reptilian humanoids live among us with the intention of enslaving the human race. It has been championed by former BBC sports presenter David Icke who believes that deceased American comedian Bob Hope, members of the Royal Family and former US Presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton are part of the “Anunnaki” race who came to earth for “monatomic gold”.

So how many do you believe?

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