Most famous conspiracy theories

You must be aware of a conspiracy theory. There’s no doubt about this. If you search the internet, you can find thousands of them. These range from the moon landing to secret organizations that allegedly control the world. There are people that support them fanatically and you can find lots of discussions around these things everywhere. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular conspiracy theories that exist today.

Chemtrails

These are the supposed chemtrails

The supporters of this theory claim that, the airplanes that fly in very high altitudes, deliberately spray the atmosphere with chemicals, in order to stupefy the population and make them easy to manipulate (To turn them into zombies or something). They claim that the white trails of the airplanes, are actually chemicals that are meant to harm the populace and not contrails, which are gases that are produced by aircraft engines. The main argument of the supporters of this theory is that chem-trails last a lot longer than contrails, which is not something normal. However, if someone was to spray the population with chemicals, this doesn’t seem a very efficient way to do this. First of all, these “sprayings” are not done regularly, which is needed I think, for the “chemicals” to work. Secondly, this thing is spread literally everywhere! Most of this substance would probably go to waste, since it would end up in random places. If you want to affect the population with chemicals, using airplanes to accomplish this, doesn’t seem like a good idea. Let me know in the comments your take on this.

The fabricated moon landing

(Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)

Most of you must have heard of this. In case you haven’t, some people believe that the moon landing is all a lie and that it was fabricated by the US government. The believers of this theory, claim that the moon landing was filmed in a studio, in order to fool the populace. They do have some arguments that support their theory, but they are easily debunked by physicists all over the world. Since I’m not a scientist, I’ll allow the experts to do the talking. Here is a very good article by History.com that debunks this theory https://www.history.com/news/moon-landing-fake-conspiracy-theories

Area 51

The notorious area 51 is located in the Nevada desert, in a dry lake bed and it is an air force base. There is absolute secrecy, about the things that take place in there. Barack Obama was the first US president to publicly talk about area 51 and CIA admitted its existence in 2013, even though it existed since 1955. People are raging over the internet about this place. The most famous theory regarding it, claims that “the site hosts an alien spacecraft and the bodies of its pilots, after they crashed at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. However, the US government says there were no aliens and the crashed craft was a weather balloon.” (source BBC, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49568127). Here’s a fun fact about area 51. There’s a very popular game called Grand theft auto: San Andreas. This game featured a parody version of this base. It was called area 69 and there was even a mission in the game, where you had to venture in this base and steal a jetpack. These were the times!

For more info about area 51, read this https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49568127

Water fluoridation theory

There’s a very popular internet theory that claims that the tap water is fluoridated, in order to stupefy the masses or to control the population of a country. Fluoride is the negative ion of fluorine and its symbol is F-. This chemical is added in the tap water of some countries, in order to improve the dental health of their citizens. The countries that implement Water fluoridation are USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. According to scientists, water fluoridation prevents tooth decay (It protects your teeth from cavities). However, scientists also claim that fluoride can be harmful in high doses, which means that people’s concerns about this chemical have a basis, though I doubt that the water is fluoridated in order to dumb down the masses. High intakes of this substance, can cause dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis.

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According to healthline.com “Skeletal fluorosis is a bone disease that involves the accumulation of fluoride in the bone over many years (18Trusted Source). Early on, symptoms include stiffness and joint pain. Advanced cases may eventually cause altered bone structure and calcification of ligaments. Skeletal fluorosis is particularly common in countries like India and China. There, it’s primarily associated with the prolonged consumption of groundwater with high levels of naturally occurring fluoride, or more than 8 ppm.” (source https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fluoride-good-or-bad#section4)

Well, if you are so concerned about fluoride, then you could add a filter to your water supply. This way, you will remove this chemical from your water. You can find dozens of these on the market and you can get the one that you need. For more info on water fluoridation, read this https://www.vice.com/sv/article/kwz5m3/why-are-governments-putting-fluoride-in-our-water-sheeple

A shadowy group that controls the world

This is one of the most widespread conspiracy theories. According to the believers of this theory, there is a secret group of powerful people that controls the world from the shadows, by manipulating officials of governments. There are several groups that allegedly do this thing. The most famous ones are the Masons, the Jews, the Illuminati, the Bilderberg group etc. Some of these secret societies actually exist. Due to the secrecy that surrounds them, lots of urban legends have arisen on the internet, regarding them. Some of these stories might contain truthful events that are mixed with fictional elements, thus making it impossible to separate the truth from the falsehoods. Let’s have a look at some of the groups that are believed to control the world .

Masons
Freemasonry: United Grand Lodge of England

The movement of Masons is known as Freemasonry. The earliest masonic texts date back to 1400 A.D. According to one of these texts, “the craft of masonry began with Euclid in Egypt, and came to England in the reign of King Athelstan. Shortly afterwards, the Cooke Manuscript traces masonry to Jabal son of Lamech (Genesis 4: 20–22), and tells how this knowledge came to Euclid, from him to the Children of Israel (while they were in Egypt), and so on through an elaborate path to Athelstan. This myth formed the basis for subsequent manuscript constitutions, all tracing masonry back to biblical times, and fixing its institutional establishment in England during the reign of Athelstan (927–939)” ( source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Freemasonry).

There are plenty of theories about the origins of Masons. Some people claim that they can be Traced back to Ancient Greece and Egypt. However, according to bbc.com “Located at number 19 Hill Street (in Edinburgh) , Mary’s Chapel isn’t a place of worship. It’s a Masonic lodge. And, with its records dating back to 1599, it’s the oldest proven Masonic lodge still in existence anywhere in the world.” (source: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20161209-secret-history-of-the-freemasons-in-scotland). As you can understand, nobody can pinpoint the origins of the masons, since conflicting theories exist on this matter.

The famous masonic symbol

It is a common secret that Masons have lodges all over the world. They even have one in my hometown (Thessaloniki). There are so many wild theories about this place. Some people claim that they have their symbols scattered all over the city, in several places. The masons are holding secret meetings quite often and they never disclose to the public any information about them. All of this secrecy, adds to the charm of this group, which in turn, fuels many conspiracy theories about them. It is widely believed that, many prominent people are members of this group like politicians, entrepreneurs, judges and people of importance. In Greece, some people are even claiming that all politicians are masons. However, this is far-fetched, since it is not confirmed. If someone wants to join this movement, he has to be recommended by two other members of this group. There are 33 levels in the hierarchy of Masons, with the 33rd being the highest.

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Personally, I believe that the Masons are just a clique of rich people. The reason that people want to join them, is probably because they want to use the connections of this group. It can be of great use to know the right people. I understand why you would wanna join such a group.

The bilderberg club

The Bilderberg club exists, it is not fictional and it holds meetings annually, where many prominent people gather in order to discuss several things. The official page of Bilderberg states this, “Since its inaugural Meeting in 1954, the Bilderberg Meeting has been an annual forum for informal discussions, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. Every year, approx. 130 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, labour, academia and the media are invited to take part in the Meeting. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields. The Meeting is a forum for informal discussions about major issues. The Meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed. Thanks to the private nature of the Meeting, the participants take part as individuals rather than in any official capacity, and hence are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights. There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.” (source: https://bilderbergmeetings.org/).

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The whereabouts of these meetings are a secret, they are not disclosed to the world. Because of that, people often wonder this” Why is there so much secrecy about these meetings? Why don’t you reveal to the public the things that are discussed?” which is a pretty good question actually. I’d like to know myself what they are discussing in these conferences. Since nobody has a clue about what’s going on in them, there’s a lot of speculation about them (This is very common with secretive things). However, when you are not sure about something, assuming wild things is not gonna cut it. You need some solid evidence to back your case. Now let’s have a look at the Illuminati.

Illuminati

The Illuminati are yet another group that is affiliated with tons of conspiracy theories. The Bavarian Illuminati were founded in 1776 and their founder was Adam Weishaupt. They claimed that they were rationalists and that their ideals were the ones of the renaissance. Their goal was to spread these ideals to the world, by using people of authority to accomplish this. According to conspiracy theorists, their actual goal was to enslave mankind and create a global government. There’s also a very popular urban legend that claims that the Illuminati symbol is on the 1 dollar bill. It is this pyramid symbol that is above this paragraph here. If you make a quick search on the internet, you’ll find thousands of forums discussing this thing. Here’s a very good article on this https://people.howstuffworks.com/10-things-people-believe-about-illuminati5.htm Conspiracy theorists also claim that this group was behind the French revolution, which was one of the most turbulent periods in French history.

In addition, theorists argue that the Illuminati had joined the Masons and they created a clique within their ranks. This is why these two groups are often thought as the same. The Illuminati were allegedly dissolved in 1785, but some people claim that they are still active and they are pulling the strings of the politicians from the shadows. None of this is confirmed though.

Jews
A sight in Tel aviv, one of Israel’s major cities

Unlike the other groups of this list, the Jews are not a secret society. They are a religious and an ethnic group. Their formal state is Israel, which was founded in 1948 and it is located in southwest Asia. There’s a frenzy on the internet about Jews (You can find millions of anti-Semitic articles on the internet). One of the most popular theories about them, claims that they are dominating the world. This view probably originates from the fact that many Jews are successful. Some of these are Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Stephen King etc. In addition, the Hollywood has many famous Hebrews in its ranks. Some notable examples are Steven Spielberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sacha Baron Cohen etc. As you can understand, there are a lot of prominent Hebrews in America. Not to mention that, two of USA’s most powerful families are also Jewish. These are the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers. These guys were mainly bankers and oil tycoons. Again, you can find unlimited conspiracy theories linked to them. The internet is crawling with that stuff.

Bill gates and Mark Zuckerberg. 138 Billions in just one photo

The fact that so many Hebrews are notable, arouses the suspicion of people. It should come to no surprise that tons of theories are derived from this fact. However, you could simply argue that the Jews are able people, which is why they have managed to hold so many key positions in America.Don’t forget that, one of the greatest people to have ever lived was Jewish too. I’m talking about Einstein. Sometimes, people mistake him for a German, but he was actually a Hebrew. Whether you like it or not, the Jews have a lot of “celebrities” in their ranks.

Conclusion

I have to admit that I like conspiracy theories. They are a lot of fun! However, they have one serious flaw. The total lack of evidence. This applies pretty much, with all of them. The people that believe in these things, do have some arguments about them, but not some concrete evidence to support them. This is how it is. I hope you liked this article. If I did any mistakes regarding these theories, please let me know in the comments. Ciao bambinos!


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