Top 25 Most Popular Conspiracy Theories
Posted by February 21, 2012on
There are some who believe that peak oil is a fraud put forth by the oil industry as a method of keeping prices high. Supposedly the companies are holding massive reserves under wraps to maintain the illusion that oil is scarce.
Although today the term is often used to describe the act of making an accusation without proper evidence, it finds its origins in the red scare of the 40’s when Senator Joseph McCarthy went on a rampage, accusing numerous high level officials of being associated with the Communist party and ruining numerous careers in the process.
It’s a very broad theory that suggests governments and companies alike embed hidden messages in advertisements and other media in order to subconsciously affect a person’s decisions and desires. While it’s true that subliminal stimuli are effective when it comes to priming one’s senses, they are not capable of the complete brain control like many proponents fear.
In 1991 Heribert Illig came up with the idea that large parts of history were complete fabrications, particularly Europe during the Early Middle Ages (AD 614-911). Proponents of his theory believe that this was accomplished primarily by the alteration and misrepresentation of physical evidence.
Between Zionist occupations, shadow governments, Freemasons, and Illuminati there is a lot that falls into this umbrella category. By and large though, all these conspiracy theories are tied together by one train of thought – someone is trying to take over everything.
In one of the most popular conspiracy theories of our time proponents argue that the moon landing was actually an elaborate hoax and all the pictures supposedly taken hundreds of thousands of miles away were actually taken in studios right here on Earth.
It seems crazy, and it is, but there are actually people out there who believe the Holocaust never happened. They claim that there was no government policy against Jews, that gas chambers were never used, and that the actual number of Jews killed was many times less than the historically accepted figure of 5 to 6 million.
Ever since an unknown object crashed near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 there have been hundreds of conspiracy theories put forth concerning its true nature. Along with Area 51, which the US government didn’t even acknowledge existed until 2003, these theories have formed the backbone of our culture’s obsession with aliens and UFO’s.
The theories range all the way from US government officials turning a blind eye to various agencies actually assisting with the attack. Certain groups like the 9/11 Truth Movement have led to these ideas becoming very popular and they insist that there is no way the towers came down because of jet fuel alone.
It sounds complicated, but its really not. The premise is simple – everything is a conspiracy….which ironically includes the conspiracies themselves.