Top 10 Most Popular Conspiracy Theories

The most popular Conspiracy Theories that are talked about on the web and elsewhere.
The Top Ten
1 9/11 Was An Inside Job The belief that the tragic events of September 11, 2001, were not the result of terrorist actions but rather a government-coordinated event for geopolitical gain is a prevalent conspiracy theory. Supporters argue that the government had ulterior motives such as justifying military action in the Middle East.

To the people who are saying we are dumb because we think a terrorist did it: NO! You are talking about yourself! First of all, Osama Bin Laden did not do this all by himself. It was a terrorist group named Al Qaeda. Osama was the head of the group.

Secondly, there are tons of videos that prove that this was not done by the government. Thirdly, if the government did it, then explain the deaths on the planes. I would also like you to explain how some of the passengers fought for control over the plane. P.S. You are the people who need brains, not us!

2 The NASA Moon Landing Was Faked Skepticism around the authenticity of the Apollo lunar mission posits that the United States falsified the 1969 moon landing to assert their dominance in the Space Race. Believers of this theory highlight perceived inconsistencies in the photographic and video evidence provided by NASA.

The moon landing obviously happened. It would have been nearly impossible to get the shots that we did in the sixties. We couldn't have achieved the lighting in a studio. The only way to have gotten the same images would have been to invent computer graphics decades ahead of its time, keep it from the public, get thousands of NASA employees to keep their mouths shut, convince multiple separate governments (including Russia, our space race rivals) to lie on our behalf. Let's not forget that the astronauts laid out retroreflectors on the lunar surface, which we can see from Earth today. So, they would have had to get retroreflectors to the moon without actually going there.

The shadows in the images are parallel, which is what happens when there is no atmosphere to filter the sunlight. Earth, of course, has an atmosphere making these shots impossible in a studio in the sixties, and even difficult today. As for the comment about rocket technology, the Saturn V rockets they used could have taken humans to Mars if we still made them. Face it, conspiracy theorists. It would be easier to put a man on the moon.

3 The JFK Assassination A theory questioning the official narrative of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 suggests that it was the outcome of a broader, covert operation rather than an individual act. Conspirators are thought to range from organized crime syndicates to government agencies, such as the CIA.

Although I think that Oswald didn't act alone, I do believe that it was not an inside job. LHO lived in Russia for a period of time. I think that the USSR instructed him to assassinate JFK.

I believe that he and another unknown shooter, possibly Jack Ruby, were involved. I think that the US government eventually found out and covered it up to prevent a potential start of World War 3. The government might have believed that if the public found out, there would be an outcry to avenge the beloved President's murder.

4 Illuminati A theory revolving around a covert group of elites, often linked to the Enlightenment-era Bavarian society, suggests that these influential figures secretly manipulate global events. Their alleged aim is to maintain control over governments, economies, and societal norms worldwide.

Ugh! Dear lord, this is the most annoying thing. Every single time something happens, it's the Illuminati. Terrorists crash a plane into the World Trade Center, Illuminati! A psychopath runs into a preschool and murders dozens of people, Illuminati! Another Malaysian plane goes missing, Illuminati! Obama wants to take away your guns, Illuminati! Oil prices are rising, Illuminati! Two men were kissing on television last night, Illuminati! My chip looks like a triangle, Illuminati! Illuminati this, Illuminati that! I am sick of it!

How the hell is a tiny group of individuals, even individuals in positions of power, able to control every factor of every person's life everywhere and at any time? It would take millions of people willingly working within the Illuminati to get that big of a handle. Furthermore, it would just be impossible to cover up something that large for hundreds, possibly thousands, of years. The only reason this crackpot theory has survived is because some infantile people need a scapegoat to blame all their problems on because they refuse to blame themselves. Successful people admit their mistakes. Unsuccessful people blame others for their mistakes.

Please everyone, stop blaming an organization of angry 16th-century scientists complaining in their basements about the death of your dog, or your wife leaving you, or your addiction to coffee, or whatever! Furthermore, many people believe in the Illuminati because the theory gives the world a sense of order. One group controlling everything in the world and operating at the top of a hierarchy of slaves and brainwashed subjects makes the world seem like a predictable and controlled experiment.

But the truth is even scarier in real life, and people who believe in the Illuminati are terrified of admitting it. Nobody is in control. The universe is a chaos zone where anything, no matter how improbable, can happen. Throughout all of history, mankind has created monsters to justify our... more

5 The New World Order The concept of a secretive and all-powerful group planning to institute a tyrannical global regime is a common conspiracy theory. This hypothetical organization would abolish sovereign states, exercising absolute control over the world's governments, economies, and societies.

The United Nations did not accomplish their goals of peace and security. The 17 SDGs will never work because that's just too many promises. George H.W. Bush failed. The satanic New World Order government will fall. The military-industrial complex is built on bloodshed, turmoil, and greed.

This will happen. World trade is a sign it can happen.

Martial law, the mark of the beast, the Antichrist, the rapture. I could go on for days.

6 Area 51/Roswell Suspicion surrounding a U.S. Air Force facility located in Nevada proposes that the site houses alien life forms and technology. This theory traces its roots back to a reported UFO incident in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 and is fueled by the government's classified activities and high security at the facility.

Everyone talks about aliens, but it's definitely something a lot more sinister.

We need some aliens to do something about these world leaders. WW3 threats.

Area 51 does exist! But no aliens... Sorry.

7 Global Warming Hoax The notion that scientists and governments worldwide are fabricating or exaggerating the severity of climate change for personal or political gain is a controversial theory. This stance conflicts with the vast majority of the scientific community, which recognizes the substantial impact of human activities on global warming.

Usually, climate changes take thousands or even millions of years to occur. However, in the past 20 years, the temperature of the Earth has been rising at an unprecedented rate. Some countries refuse to accept it because their economies are built upon pollutive industries, and some people refuse to acknowledge it because they are too lazy to make the necessary changes, but it's happening.

Global warming is definitely happening. You were cold today? That's weather, not climate. That is why the media only report on global warming during the cold season.

8 Holocaust Did Not Happen The unfounded belief that the genocide of six million Jews during World War II is a fabrication or gross exaggeration is a deeply offensive and historically discredited conspiracy theory. Proponents of this theory, known as Holocaust deniers, often use it as a means to further anti-Semitic ideologies.

This kind of conspiracy makes me angry. Arthur Jones said it's the "biggest lie in history" with "no evidence." There is a lot of evidence, and people call it "propaganda." There are lots of evidence, real photos, and documents. How did Auschwitz come about then? How did Anne Frank die then?

Some people actually believe that Jewish leaders masterminded the Holocaust so the West would grant them the state of Israel. They think this was done to enslave and exterminate the Palestinians and create a world government. Did I mention that most people who believe this "theory" are Palestinian?

9 Paul McCartney Is Dead The bizarre belief suggests that a famous member of The Beatles died in an automobile accident in 1966 and was secretly replaced by a doppelgänger to prevent a public outcry. Proponents point to purported hints in the band's music and on their album covers as evidence of the alleged cover-up.

I'm starting to believe I was replaced too. Looking at my old photos, I looked very different, and each time my mother tells me to "go to bed", I'm pretty sure it sounds like "get out of my house you little piece of crap" backwards.

For whatever reason, people don't believe me because it's "highly unlikely" to find someone who looks just like me and acts and talks the same way I do. Rubbish! I'll update you if something turns up.

This was the most irritating thing ever, but I can't stop reading about it. You can't just replace a legend! Plus, his replacement died in 2011, and he still is making performances.

10 The Loch Ness Monster The claim of an unknown creature, often described as a marine dinosaur, residing in a large body of water in the Scottish Highlands has intrigued many. Despite numerous alleged sightings and images, none have been scientifically confirmed, leaving its existence highly disputed.

There are a ton of ideas about what people actually saw. It probably wasn't some otherworldly monster, but many real animals could give the impression. Anything from outlandish theories about dinosaur-age creatures to a group of dolphins swimming in a line giving the impression of a sea serpent.

The Loch Ness Monster is less of a conspiracy and more of a myth. What we've learned about ancient myths is that most of them began with at least a small portion of truth, and then spiraled into something crazy.

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11 Sandy Hook Shooting Was Staged The belief that the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, in which 26 people were killed, was a staged event intended to promote stricter gun control laws is a widely debunked conspiracy theory. Proponents often argue that crisis actors were employed to simulate the tragedy.
12 Courtney Love Killed Kurt Cobain Speculation about the death of Kurt Cobain, the frontman of the band Nirvana, suggests that his wife, Courtney Love, may have played a part in his apparent suicide in 1994. Despite the lack of substantial evidence, some individuals question the circumstances surrounding his death.
13 Israel is Funding ISIS The unfounded theory that Israel provides support to ISIS, an extremist group they are in fact actively opposed to, is an example of disinformation often used to fuel anti-Israel sentiment. This claim ignores the geopolitical realities of the Middle East and the adversarial relationship between Israel and ISIS.

I've never heard this before, but it wouldn't surprise me whatsoever.

14 Obama Isn't American Born Questions around former U.S. President Barack Obama's place of birth proliferated during his presidential campaign and tenure. Despite Obama releasing his birth certificate confirming his birth in Hawaii, some continued to falsely assert he was born outside of the United States, thereby questioning his eligibility for the presidency.

This is the dumbest conspiracy ever. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, which is in the USA, making him American-born. I even heard one that Hitler actually went to Kenya and ended up fathering Obama there. Laugh out loud! This is bull because if Hitler was his dad, he would be called Barack Hitler. If he wasn't born in America, he would never be President.

Well, his mother was American, and his father was from Africa. His parents divorced, and Obama's mother remarried a stepdad from Indonesia. He, his mother, his younger sister, and his stepdad lived in Indonesia until Obama's mother sent him to his grandparents in Honolulu. This was because Indonesia was a third-world country and had poor education. So, he is American and has lived in places outside of America. This probably made people think that he wasn't American, or perhaps it was due to his name or the misconception that Hawaii isn't part of the United States.

15 Aliens Built the Pyramids The assertion that extraterrestrial beings were responsible for the construction of the Egyptian pyramids posits that humans of the time did not possess the knowledge or tools necessary for such feats of engineering. Despite the intrigue of this theory, archaeological evidence supports the conclusion that the pyramids were indeed built by human hands.

Did they also do the mummifying?

16 Project MKUltra Project MKUltra, a real CIA program that explored mind control and chemical interrogation methods during the Cold War, has been the source of numerous conspiracy theories. These theories speculate on the extent of the experiments, often alleging they included unethical human testing and were more widespread than officially acknowledged.

An experiment where they try to get mind control, and their subjects are people they pulled off the streets. Pretty creepy.

Not a conspiracy theory anymore. It was all confirmed by the CIA.

17 AIDS Is a Manmade Disease The assertion that HIV/AIDS was deliberately created by humans, potentially for purposes of biological warfare or population control, is a contentious theory. This idea often places blame on various entities, including the U.S. government or pharmaceutical companies, but lacks scientific support.
18 Michael Jackson Faked His Death The idea that a renowned pop star staged his own demise in 2009 to escape public scrutiny or financial issues is a notable conspiracy theory. Followers often use alleged signals in his music and claimed post-death sightings to support this theory.

Yep. And people still say that today. Some say that he is Jack Crooner now. But he's dead.

He might be a zombie already, though. Who wants to listen to Thriller?

He really did. Look it up. There was a sighting of him at a foreign hotel.

19 2012 Conspiracy The idea that the world was set to end or undergo a dramatic transformation on December 21, 2012, due to the conclusion of a cycle in the ancient Mayan calendar, gained notable traction. Despite widespread fear and speculation, the prophesied apocalypse did not occur.

I know the world actually was destroyed on December 21, 2012, and the Illuminati covered it up!

The Mayans couldn't have actually predicted this because they also had plans for years way after 2012.

And nope. Didn't happen. Big surprise there.

20 H.A.A.R.P. Speculation surrounding the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (H.A.A.R.P.), a scientific venture in Alaska, proposes that the facility's technology is used for nefarious purposes, such as weather manipulation or mind control. Despite these claims, the program's official purpose is to study the Earth's ionosphere.

H.A.A.R.P. controls the world's weather. H.A.A.R.P. is doing everything behind closed doors. The weather patterns are dictated and controlled by H.A.A.R.P. At some point, the weather of the world will eventually disappear permanently, and the skies will be cloudless for more than a century.

H.A.A.R.P. has blueprints from Nikola Tesla. These blueprints from Tesla were supposed to be used to balance man, mankind, humanity, and the rest of the world. However, the deep state stole all of Tesla's blueprints to benefit and profit themselves and lied to the world behind their backs to take advantage of civilization in their own hands.

21 Hitler is Alive The idea that Adolf Hitler, the infamous dictator of Nazi Germany, did not commit suicide in his Berlin bunker in 1945 but escaped and lived incognito has been a subject of speculative theories. Despite various claims of sightings, historical consensus holds that Hitler did die in his bunker at the end of World War II.

They don't think he's still alive. A Brazilian woman claims that he escaped and fled to South America, moved to a small town in Brazil, went by the name Adolf Leipzig, and died at age 95. There is a photo of him, but it's too grainy to see his face clearly.

I'd say, the probability that he'd have died of old age by now, is extremely likely. He would have celebrated his 127th birthday next April (2016).

Hitler killed himself, guys... You people have too much free time. Get a hobby instead of making up idiotic theories.

22 Elvis Is Still Alive The notion that Elvis Presley, the iconic rock-and-roll musician, did not die in 1977 but instead faked his own death to retreat from public life is a popular theory among some fans. Proponents claim sightings of Presley and argue that inconsistencies in his death certificate suggest he is still alive.

There is a lot of little evidence that adds up but isn't "concrete" because there isn't one big piece. But remember, there are two ways to build a snowball. You can grab a hunk of snow from the ground, or you can slowly combine little pellets of snow to form one. This theory is definitely of the latter, but that doesn't make it untrue.

There is a lot of evidence, such as him having an unusually heavy tomb or a helicopter flying from Graceland the night of his death. Sooner or later, these can't just be coincidences and perhaps are, in fact, true. Yeah, yeah, maybe he died before, but there is always a possibility that he didn't die when they said he did. Maybe, just maybe, he's STILL ALIVE.

23 Reptilians The theory of 'Reptilians' posits that shape-shifting reptilian aliens secretly control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power. This bizarre and unfounded claim often targets celebrities and world leaders as supposed evidence of this extraterrestrial influence.

Ah. This conspiracy theory makes me chuckle all the time. The Queen a reptilian? Don't get me wrong, she does somewhat remind me of an old, horrible, scaly lizard, and I'm not her biggest fan. But to actually believe that humans crossed with reptile hybrids? That is just absurd and nonsensical.

Yes, all of the world leaders and wealthy corporate individuals are reptilian aliens. And I'm a purple dotted bisexual hippopotamus currently playing Half-Life 3 at Guantanamo Bay.

Reptiles from space bent on destroying the world. What is this, a sci-fi movie?

24 Redheads are Aliens An outlandish claim suggests that individuals with red hair are not human but extraterrestrial in origin. This baseless theory, often associated with online humor and myths, speculates that their unique hair color and alleged 'otherworldly' traits indicate a non-human lineage.

So you're saying my brother's girlfriend and her parents are aliens? I swear, if I ever meet the guy that made this...

My mom's an alien? Jerks who made this up...

This isn't a theory. It's a weird lie.

25 The Murdered Princess Diana The tragic death of Princess Diana in a 1997 car crash has been a hotbed for conspiracy theories suggesting that her death was not accidental but rather a deliberate assassination. Despite thorough investigations, no concrete evidence has emerged to support these claims.

The question is really, 'Who murdered her? '

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