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Top 10 most popular conspiracy theories


Conspiracy theories are always a subject of public interest, which can be believable or completely ridiculous. Here is the top 10 list of most popular conspiracy theories.

Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t act alone

Lee Harvey Oswald didn't act alone

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was fatally shot in Dallas, Texas while riding in a presidential motorcade with his wife in Dallas. There were a lot of conspiracies surrounding JFK’s assassination which took place in 1963. Fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, the gunman in the Texas School Book Depository that day, a great deal of suspicion arise when Oswald was found shot dead after two days. This created the mystery of the second shooter and it was not able to identify any individuals or groups involved in the conspiracy.

Princess Diana was killed on purpose

Princess Diana was killed on purpose

Diana, the Princess of Wales, ex-wife of Prince Charles was killed in a car crash at Paris which resulted in media attention and extensive public mourning. Several conspiracy theories put on surface regarding certain people in power who would want her dead. British Royal family was claimed to be the root cause of this compassionate, celebrated figure as they supported Prince Charles’s remarriage. However optimists still believe that she faked her death to escape from public eye.

AIDS is a man-made disease

AIDS is a man-made disease

Is AIDS a man-made disease? The scientific community generally believed that HIV originated from a strain of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus found in western African monkeys. However quite a large number of African Americans believe that AIDS was created by the government and reasons ranged from population control to the weakening of racial minority groups and gay people.

The government was involved in 9/11


The most researched conspiracy theory that gained public attention was regarding the role of the U.S. government in the events of September 11, 2001. Many believe that the Bush administration had previous knowledge of the attacks or that it orchestrated the entire thing. All conspiracy theories points to the Bush government’s interest for gaining more power quickly and support of the people.

Elvis never really left the building

Elvis never really left the building

Many still believe that Elvis Aaron Presley, an American singer cum actor is still alive. People states the reason for his faked death as he need to get away from public eye as he was been put under witness protection by the FBI for being a drug informant. Conspiracy theorists claim that the incorrect gravestone bears the middle name as “Aaron,” but it is “Aron” on his birth certificate and this is considered to be as the key piece of evidence that his death is a fraud.

The 1969 Apollo moon landing didn’t happen

The 1969 Apollo moon landing didn't happen

There were a lot of conspiracy regarding the faked moon landing as the cite altered pictures and videos, missing design blueprints, and faulty recordings as evidence of the forgery. The reason stated behind this is that Kennedy’s administration wanted to win the “space race” with the Soviet Union and instill public faith in NASA.

A UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico

A UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico

A conspiracy theory that gained public attention was that a UFO got crashed in Roswell, Mexico and the government attempted to cover up evidence of UFOs and alien existence. Many believe that the ‘flying disc’ stated to be found was a part of Project Mogul, the government’s attempt to pick up on Soviet Union nuclear tests. However, due to these reasons Roswell has become a big tourist spot for extraterrestrial enthusiasts.

Global warming is a hoax


Gore, the United Nations, and Maurice Strong are considered as the purveyors of the global warming “myth” by conspiracy theorists. Some conspiracy theorists believe that global warming isn’t actually happening. Even though Earth’s temperatures are steadily rising, many believe that it’s due to technology created by those in charge for a variety of reasons including population control.

Shakespeare didn’t write all those plays


Shakespeare and his plays were also surrounded by a lot of conspiracy theories. Many conspiracy theorists still argue that William Shakespeare was just a pen name used by a group of writers and does not actually exist. Others think that he did exist, but was simply a figure for another person to write plays through, such as Christopher Marlowe, Sir Francis Bacon, or Queen Elizabeth I. This ranks fifth in Google’s conspiracy theory searches and still generates a lot of interest.

Reptilian humanoids control all of us

Reptilian humanoids control all of us

The book, “The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World” written by David Icke claimed that the most powerful leaders of the world are shape-shifting reptilian beings from a different planet to conduct wars and are responsible for horrific events in order to promote fear and hatred, which gives them strength. This is considered to the wackiest of all conspiracy theories so far.