With some wild conspiracy theories, out there—I thought it might be good to give you some of the strangest in one easy-to-read blog post. Here we have some of the craziest ramblings from conspiracy theorists…. From Beyoncé to Reptilian monsters…. Let’s look at what people around the world believe to be true…
Not all conspiracy theories are benign, of course. After her loss to Donald Trump in the US presidential election, Hillary Clinton decried what she called the “epidemic” of fake news in the lead-up to the vote.
In an apparent reference to a conspiracy theory known as “Pizzagate”, Clinton warned that fraudulent stories online had “real world consequences” and were putting “lives at risk”.
The Pizzagate conspiracy theory originally began to circulate on the anonymous message boards of image-sharing site 4chan.
It stemmed back to the WikiLeaks release of emails hacked from the account of Clinton aide John Podesta, in which there were references to James Alefantis, the owner of Washington DC pizza restaurant Comet Ping Pong and a Democrat fundraiser.
After finding pictures of children on Alefantis’s social media accounts, conspiracy theorists concluded top members of the Democrat Party had turned the basement of his pizzeria into a dungeon and it was ground zero for a massive child sex-trafficking operation involving prominent politicians and political donors.
“We don’t even have a basement,” Alefantis told the BBC. “Sometimes an innocent picture of a child in a basket is just an innocent picture of a child in a basket and not proof of a child-sex trafficking ring.”
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 US 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.
The Queen of England is a Reptile
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 the likes of Bob Hope, members of the royal family, including the Queen, and former US presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton are part of the “Anunnaki” race who came to earth for “monatomic gold”.
Beyonce is a Clone
Remember the classic ‘Paul is Dead’ conspiracy? The theory that Paul McCartney was killed in a car accident at the height of the Beatles’ fame and replaced by a lookalike? Well, the 21st century music industry now has its own twist on the tale. And in keeping with its modern origin, it’s a little more tech-savvy.
In recent years, a small but vocal subculture has argued that the Beyonce we all remember from the days when she was lead singer with Destiny’s Child has been replaced by a clone.
The outlandish theory was first spotted by The Root, which shared the following screenshot of a Facebook post showing the supposedly clear physical difference between the ‘old’ Beyonce and her cyborg replacement.
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