I’m back at it again with more conspiracies (read part 1 here)! I know there are tons of modern conspiracies that don’t even feel like real conspiracies. Most of those are relating to COVID-19.
I don’t buy a lot of the media coverage about it, and I think we should take a piece out of Ryan Holiday’s book Stillness is the Key and wait before we make any judgments about any conspiracies.
Hey, everyone is allowed to their own opinions though. You’re allowed to think whatever you want, but don’t force your beliefs on anyone else.
Regardless of modern conspiracies, I’m focusing on fun old conspiracies. The ones that are so good that they have stood the test of time and still feel relevant despite their age.
Some may be debunkable, but others are really solid in their structure. I’m just here to throw out the basic ideas and let you do the deep research and tell me in the comments which one is the most real and which one is the dumbest. Don’t forget to provide proof of your belief. Nothing worse than a belief with no backing. Always know why you think something.
Anyway, here are the 6-10 of the best conspiracy theories.
I’m not going to lie; this one made the list primarily because I am a huge Disney fan and recently went to Disney World because I am a child and my wife wanted to go for her birthday. Since I am a flight attendant, we got a free flight and everything is so cheap because of the pandemic, it was worth it! Anyway, there is a ride there about Mt. Everest and finding the Yeti there. I then saw a couple TV shows on Discovery and National Geographic about the people of Nepal and how it is a very common belief that the Yeti is real and inhabits Mt. Everest. Of course, TV magic shows that it’s entirely possible the Yeti exists, but there is not any indisputable evidence. If you do some internet searching you can find pictures and videos with the Yeti in it, but you can also find footprints! The issue is there isn’t any bodies, scat, or even hair that can be analyzed and prove that the Yeti exists. My personal belief is a bit skeptical, but I don’t check the satellites to watch for the Yeti on Mt. Everest, and I’ve never even been overseas, much less to Nepal.
Let’s come back stateside for the next conspiracy as I introduce the Georgia Guidestones.
From the beginning, the Georgia Guidestones were shrouded in mystery. The company contracted to build them was funded by an anonymous stranger. The guy that funded them claimed to do it on the behalf of a secret organization, the Order of the Rose Cross, that immediately disappeared claiming that the Georgia Guidestones were the only purpose of the organization. Basically, the Georgia Guidestones are set up like Stonehenge in England, but they get creepier. They have a single message written in 8 different languages including English:
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
- Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
- Unite humanity with a living new language.
- Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- Balance personal rights with social duties.
- Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
- Be not a cancer on the Earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
The reason behind their existence is completely unknown, but the theories are numerous. Some claim it’s instruction for the world after a nuclear holocaust; some say it’s just a publicity stunt; some people believe its directions for the Illuminati. No matter what the truth is, they are an interesting phenomenon that has tons of conspiracy behind them.
Moon Landing Hoax
Another crazy common belief is based on national security and beating the USSR in the Space Race. This conspiracy theory is based all around the idea that the United States didn’t have the technology at the time to make it to the moon, so they faked it with Hollywood magic and Stanley Kubrick’s mystical camera eye.
I did a bunch of looking into this conspiracy theory one time. It was really fun but ultimately felt like it was debunked to me. All you really need to do is look at the level of special effects during that time and it tells you all you need to know. There are a ton of film buffs that can attest to the fact that film technology wasn’t at the level it needed to be to fake the moon landing. Maybe it’s because I love my country so much, but I firmly believe we landed on the moon. Now, what really scares me is that humanity has explored more of the moon than of the ocean floor. For that reason, I am terrified of the open ocean.
MK-Ultra is one of the most terrifying conspiracy theories I’ve ever heard. In 1975 it was revealed that the CIA conducted a top-secret experiment known as MK-Ultra. The experiment began in 1953 and officially concluded in 1973. They were testing the effects of mind control for potential weaponization. They tested things like drugs, hypnosis, and torture, to control the subjects. The experiments were extremely unsafe and would not be moral by today’s standards.
That’s all fact though. We have the documents available online to know its truth. The real conspiracy is that the project ended on paper in 1973, but it is still going on even today. A lot of scientists that participated in MK-Ultra were Nazi scientists that were brought over before they could be tried for their war crimes. The Nazi scientists’ lack of empathy on their test subjects has carried through the ages and it still ongoing today.
I don’t necessarily buy this, but it is definitely a scary prospect.
JFK Assassination Was an Inside Job
Let’s start by saying I am from Fort Worth, Texas, so I’ve visited the JFK Assassination museum in Dallas many times. It’s exciting every time. It helps that I love history and all that good stuff.
Anyway, the moment JFK’s assassination gets mentioned there is going to be a debate about where Lee Harvey Oswald actually did it, or if it came from the Grassy Knoll instead. Not only that, but Oswald has then assassinated himself – on live TV. This, naturally, led to a ton of speculation. There are claims that it was the Mafia killing their loose end. Maybe it was a foreign assassin there to get revenge. The most terrifying proclamation is that JFK was assassinated by the country he was trying to help. There was plenty of outrage at how well-liked he was and how much he was disrupting the classic order of things.
Just like with the MK-Ultra conspiracy theory, it is very scary that a country would sacrifice it’s own citizens and leaders for the sake of maintaining the status quo.