There are different types of conspiracy theories. These theories range from famous assassinations, death of famous celebrities, current issues to other historical theories. They puzzle the mind, questioning whether these theories are true or not. Some theories are well documented with reasonable evidences presented, while others are simply theories that seek to explain what these conspiracists find no answers to.
Here are history’s top conspiracy theories that have been debated for a long time.
10. Paul McCartney died in 1966
This theory states that Paul McCartney, the Beatle’s famous bass player, died in a car crash on November 9, 1966. Conspiracy theorists base this only on symbolic clues from the group’s album covers, lyrics and other events that may or may not have been coincidental. They believe that during the recording of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band, Paul Got into a fight with a band member and stormed out. He was driving to go to a friend’s house when he met a hitch hiker. When the hitch hiker realized who was behind the wheel, she went hysterical and hugged him, which led Paul’s Aston Martin to go careening into a stone fence. Both immediately died and conspiracists believed that the government replaced him with a double, because The Beatle’s impact to England’s economy was crucial back then.
9. Elvis Presley is still alive!
Fans may still have a hangover, but let’s give them credit for keeping The King alive till the mid-90s. Elvis was said to be alive, and he simply staged his death,because he wanted to escape some issues. However, here are some evidences presented by these conspiracy theorists that seem to make this more believable. The first is that the middle name in his headstone was spelled “Aron” instead of “Aaron”. Also, there were noted sightings of him even after his death. During his burial, his cousin claimed that he looked different, and that there was this sweat-like moisture suggesting that the corpse maybe made of wax. So was it just a case of The King faking his death, or is it that the fans are just not ready to let go of their idol yet?
8. The Peak Oil Conspiracy
The Peak Oil Conspiracy aimed to address a current issue that we are currently encountering, the rise of the oil prices. This theory suggests that there is a secret oil reserve that has been untapped. The sudden oil price hike was not really due to the lack of this resource, but because the companies just wanted to profit from it. Maybe the Venezuelan’s knew about this long before.
7. Roswell UFO
This has been one of the most famous and interesting conspiracy theories. These conspiracy theorists claim that Roswell is one of the sites where an unidentified flying object landed. The US government is said to have seized the evidences and are still conducting studies on extra-terrestrial beings in outer space.
6. AIDS creation and the CIA
The AIDS boom in the 80s used to be labeled as Gay-Related Immune Deficiency (GRID). The sickness is believed to have originated from monkeys. This was first spread in Africa by hunters and then later on sexually transferred by homosexual gay men in the US. However, other notable figures like African President Thabo Mbeki doubted this and proposed a theory that the CIA created the virus to eliminate homosexuals and Africans. They have transmitted this by using contaminated vaccines.
5. Bermuda Triangle Disappearances
The Bermuda Triangle is an imaginary triangle whose vertices lie in Miami, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and an island named Bermuda. The triangle is a place notorious for ship wrecks and airplane crashes. Conspiracists claim that there is something supernatural about that certain location attributed to mysterious disappearances.
4. The 9/11 Conspiracy
This conspiracy theory simply claims that the US government is responsible for the bombings of the Twin Towers for them to have a reason to wage war with Iraq and Afghanistan. There are other theories in relation to this, claiming that Israel is a culprit to this unfortunate incident,because they wanted to the US to declare war against the Middle East.
3. Jesus and Mary Magdalene Conspiracy
This was one of the theories popularized by the book The Da Vinci Code. This theory suggests that Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ were married. Jesus’ fondness or Mary sparked jealousy among his disciples, since he was closer to Mary than to them.
2. The Assassination of JFK
John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November, while he was on a motorcade in Dallas. He was struck once in the head and once in the neck. The suspect, Lee Oswald, was believed to have acted alone. However, majority of the public believed otherwise, and that JFK’s death was just a part of a bigger plot. Conspiracists believe that Oswald did not act alone and that the KGB or the CIA may have been a part of it.
1. The First Landing on the Moon was a hoax.
This was a controversial theory since the space race was a significant event that was the battle for power between Russia and the US. For conspiracists to prove that this is indeed a fact, may change the course of history. Theorists believe that the US staged the landing in a studio and presented compelling evidences that may have earned some to believe in this theory.