With the internet making information more freely available than ever before, there has also been a predicable spike in misinformation. Which is to say; conspiracy theories are more widely believed in than ever before.
We, of course, would never dare to suggest that any genre of information is complete nonsense, since there may just be some truth to the matter. What we will say, though, is that the Earth is certainly not flat. But the fact that some are insisting it is in this day and age demonstrates how influential conspiracy theories can be.
Either way, here are some of the more commonly believed conspiracy theories that may hold some real information, no matter how deeply that real information is buried.
We surely don’t have to repeat the well-known story about a supposed UFO crash occurring in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. The story includes, by extension, the mysterious American military base Area 51. Theorists say that the crashed craft was taken to Area 51, where it is still being studied to this very day.
While it seems silly that the military would keep any real UFOs in Area 51, especially given the widespread attention it has drawn, there may be a real story to uncover. A commonly accepted explanation is that it was, in fact, a top secret spy balloon that crashed in Roswell, and not a UFO. In their haste to cover up the blunder, the military told newspapers it was a UFO, to throw them off.
So bizarre was the cover story that it exploded, going instantly ‘viral’ in a time when bet apuestas Mexico wasn’t available online, never mind even a hint of the real internet.
Who Wrote To Kill A Mockingbird?
The literary classic To Kill a Mockingbird is written by Harper Lee, of course. Or is it? An interestingly unusual, yet extremely believable theory says that it was Truman Capote that wrote the book, and not Harper Lee.
At first glance it seems like a rather random idea, but there is plenty to support it. The two authors were childhood friends in Alabama, and both wrote their respective masterpieces. Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, and Capote In Cold Blood. The trick is, though, that Capote went on to write numerous other books, while Lee wrote surprisingly only two in her whole life, with the second being far less acclaimed than the first. You see the implications.
Big Foot And The Loch Ness Monster
Yes, we know that these are largely laughable, but there is something to note about both these ‘mysterious monsters.’ Namely that the original evidence in the case of both has been openly revealed to be false. Yet, the stories still linger on to this very day.
The Surgeon’s Photo, the first depicting Nessie, was revealed to be undeniably fake. The same is true for the original footprints of the Bigfoot found near Bluff Creek in Northern Carolina, which were revealed to be a prank in 2002.
So the most interesting conspiracy of all is; why do people still believe in Nessie or Bigfoot?