Aliens, lizard people, and microchips. Mind-control and pathways to new dimensions. You don’t have to go very far to run into a conspiracy theory or two. They definitely run the gamut, and while some are easy to see where they come from, others are downright ridiculous.
Get your tinfoil hat ready, Here are 25 BIZARRE CONSPIRACY THEORIES You’ve Never Heard Of!
Alaskan Mind-Control Lab
The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) studies the upper reaches of our atmosphere. Perhaps the name of this transmitter facility combined with its rural Alaskan location begs for a juicy conspiracy theory or two.
It could be a weapon used to control the weather. It could also control the minds of the masses. Maybe it causes earthquakes. Some even theorize that HAARP brought down the space shuttle Columbia. They recently held an open house to try to debunk these theories, but the verdict is still out on whether that really set people at ease.
A disturbing number of people, roughly 12 million according to some sources, strongly believe or think it’s possible that the US or even the world is run by extraterrestrial lizard people in disguise. These Lizard People have taken over the banks, Hollywood, and government.
This theory is certainly bizarre, but what makes it disturbing is that some people believe it deeply enough to kill. In 2021, a California man murdered his small children because he believed they would turn into monsters because of his wife’s “Serpent DNA.” According to his testimony, he thought it was “the only course of action that would save the world.
Denver International Airport
In case you are wondering where some conspiracy theorists believe these lizard people have their secret headquarters, look no further than the Denver International Airport. The theories surrounding DEN don’t stop there. People also connect this airport to the New World Order, the Illuminati, aliens, and Nazis.
These theories possibly stem from the strange artwork and the fact that the project is $2 billion over budget. As it’s also double the size of Manhattan, there’s enough space for secret bunkers. Want more details? Next time you fly through Denver, be sure to check out the Conspiracy Theories Gallery at the airport.
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Commissioned by a man using the alias Robert C. Christian, the Georgia Guidestones were meant to serve as a compass, clock, and calendar. It shared some similarities to Stonehenge, but because of the inscriptions in eight different languages, there were a few rumors about its real purpose.
Some thought it told of the future or how to rebuild after the apocalypse. The inscriptions were apparently meant to be a list of rules to keep us humans in check. However, in July of this year (2022 for those of you watching this later), an explosive device destroyed the Swahili and Hindi slabs. Authorities dismantled the remaining slabs for safety reasons.
Minnesota Sky Sounds
While many blame it on airplanes, other Minnesota residents are creeped out by strange sounds in the sky. The sounds range from humming to high-pitched ringing. There are a few people who have recorded the sounds with their phones, but still, no one seems to be sure what is causing them. Military training? Extraterrestrials?
Skinwalker Ranch in Utah
Sometimes weird centers itself in an isolated location. The Sherman family of Ballard, Utah, started reporting sightings of strange lights, UFOs, and circular doorways appearing out of thin air back in the 1990s. They also talked of cows disappearing and then reappearing with their bodies mutilated.
There was apparently even a werewolf sighting. While this might be something that a single family could make up on their own, strange occurrences were recorded long before the Sherman family took ownership of the property.
Nature can be both strange and beautiful. Brunswick Springs, Vermont, is an excellent example. There are six different springs in the area, each holding completely different minerals, all coming from the same source. Native Americans from the 1700s believed that the springs held healing powers.
When a soldier during the French and Indian War attempted to bottle the spring water, the natives cursed the area. Fast forward several years later, and four different hotels built near the springs have mysteriously burned down. Many people believe that this is because of the curse.
Covid Vaccine Microchips
This one probably has a place in your recent memory. Before COVID-19 vaccines were even given the greenlight, one myth gained a lot more traction than might be expected. The theory that Bill Gates is using the vaccines to implant microchips into people most likely came from 4Plebs and then made its way to Reddit.
Gates poked fun at the conspiracy theory, tweeting that the reason Microsoft shut down Internet Explorer was because they ran out of microchips by vaccinating people.
Covid 19 & 5G
Honestly, if it weren’t for 5G and all the electromagnetic frequencies from cell phone towers, our immune system wouldn’t be susceptible to COVID-19 in the first place. So say the followers of this conspiracy theory.
To make matters worse, 5G can connect to your implanted microchip and track your every movement. Personally, I’ve had much better reception on my cell phone since getting the vaccine, so it can’t be all that bad, right?
Birds Aren’t Real
This conspiracy theory was started with great intention by a young man named Peter McIndoe in 2017. The theory goes that birds are actually US government-made surveillance drones. McIndoe held up the ruse for 4 years to “hold up a mirror to America in the internet age.”
The organizers of “Birds Aren’t Real” hope the joke will show people just how easily and quickly misinformation spreads. We’re wondering how followers of this theory reacted when McIndoe came clean—did they feel duped or think that the government got to him?
Ong’s Hat, NJ
Another conspiracy theory “joke” that got out of hand was that of Ong’s Hat, New Jersey. Ong’s Hat was one of the earliest online conspiracy theories, based on a few run-down, abandoned buildings located deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
The story goes that science and the paranormal blended together to open doors to other worlds and dimensions. A man by the name of Matheny fueled interest in the area by posing as an investigator and reporting strange occurrences. Soon, though, his “research” started encouraging people to get a little out of hand.
Despite pulling the plug on it, believers refused to think it was all a game. Even in recent years, Matheny has had several people harass him for more information or try to break into his property.
In 2016, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, had his email hacked. In one of the emails, the owner of the pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong, and Podesta discussed hosting a fundraiser for Clinton.
While that sounds innocent, it was apparently enough to start the conspiracy theory that Podesta and Clinton were leading a child trafficking ring, headquartered out of the pizzeria.
The World Ended in 2012
How did the world end in 2012? Well, when The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, discovered the Higgs Boson, think particles and physics, they accidently created a black hole which the earth was sucked up into. We just haven’t realized it yet.
Disney Frozen Distraction
For several years now, some people have believed that Walt Disney cryogenically froze himself. While the Disney family refutes the claim, some conspiracy theories refuse to go away.
Recently, theorists say Disney made the movie Frozen to mess with Google’s search algorithm to throw people off the trail of finding information on Disney’s procedure. Honestly, we think they should just let it go.
The Earth is Hollow
This conspiracy theory started in the late 17th century, but after scientists disproved it, the theory grew quiet for a while. It resurfaces every few years, most recently in 2014, when scientists released previously unknown findings about the composition of the center of the Earth.
While we’ve already covered conspiracy theories based on the distrust of hard evidence, this one still baffles the mind. There are still people out there today who believe the world is flat.
There is no Space
Digging a little deeper into the beliefs of the flat-earthers, many adherents also deny the existence of space all together. So, theoretically, you could walk to the end of the earth and not fall into the deep void of space. Luckily, Antarctica acts as an ice wall barrier to help us stay put anyway.
Prince Charles is a Vampire
Okay, so out of all the conspiracy theories on this list, this one may actually be true. Bear with me, but Prince Charles may actually be a vampire. The evidence: he is distantly related to Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Dracula.
Additionally, many royals in his bloodline had porphyria, an iron deficiency that causes sensitivity to sunlight.
The Matrix is real
You may notice that a lot of these conspiracy theories sound oddly familiar, like they came straight out of a best-selling fantasy or sci-fi movie. This one really fits the bill. What if the Matrix is real? Maybe not exactly as it is in the movies. But the idea of us living in a simulation?
This is a very prevalent theory with a large number of believers. There’s even a Reddit dedicated to glitches in the matrix—strange, unexplainable occurrences that people take as evidence for the idea that we are plugged into the matrix.
Moon Isn’t Real
The moon landing was fake, and the appearance of the moon in our sky is simply a projection. Who’s responsible for that projection? Our pancake-shaped planet may never know…
Amelia Earhart eaten by crabs
People have been searching for Amelia Earhart’s body since she first disappeared. While a few theories surrounding her disappearance are a bit strange, the one that takes the cake, the crabcake that is, is that she died on Nikumaroro Island after crash-landing and was eaten by crabs.
Queen Elizabeth I was a Man
This theory isn’t as prevalent today, but the story goes that Queen Elizabeth I died when she was really young and was replaced by a boy who looked like her. Imagine being so insecure in manhood that creating a theory to explain how she was a strong, chaste leader makes you feel so much better about your life. Today, we like to call that misogyny.
Queen Elizabeth was also the Real Shakespear
This one likely stems from the notion that Shakespeare was not thought to have the “necessary knowledge to write about life at court.” This is in contrast to Queen Elizabeth I, who was known to write a bit of poetry in addition to being well educated and witty.
Jesus in Japan
According to this conspiracy, Jesus did not die on the cross; his little-known brother Isukiri did. So what happened to Jesus? Well, he ran away to Japan, got married, had three daughters, and ran an onion farm. Because, why not? He also lived to be 106.
Katy Perry is Jon Bennet Ramsey
What’s a real doozy of a conspiracy theory without a little satanic ritual? Back in the 1990s, 7-year-old pageant queen Jon Benet Ramsey was murdered. Or was she? What if her death was staged and she is, in fact, pop star Katy Perry?
What if they were switched as part of a satanic ritual? Perry and Ramsey have mildly similar facial features, as do their parents. And that’s about the extent of the evidence. It seems plausible to me.