5 Popular Conspiracy Theories that have gained a lot of momentum in past few years!
Conspiracy theories, in simple terms, are theories that reject the mainstream or standard explanations to events and instead blame it on a secret plot of a covert group or organisation. The term generally implies negative connotations but nevertheless, people enjoy these theories immensely. Here is a list of the top 5 popular conspiracy theories around the world.
In recent times the popularity of such theories that have gained momentum. These theories, which are often far-fetched, now are commonly believed by the young population of the world. Let us admit that social media has helped in amplifying misinformation. These conspiracy theories are limited to a specific field of work but can be found in various fields. From the entertainment industry to the Governments of various countries, all of them have at some point have found mentions in various conspiracy theories.
Now let’s take a look at 5 popular conspiracy theories of all times
The theories regarding the death of the beloved American President John F. Kennedy emerged after of Lee H. Oswald, who was the prime suspect in Kennedy’s assassination. The theories regarding these events range from inane allegations to strangely accurate scenarios.
Some theories allege that the assassination was planned by the CIA, the first line of defense for the United States. It is a rather popular belief that the CIA, in some form, was involved in the assassination of JFK. Other allegations include other organisations like the Mafia, the KGB, the FBI, or some combination of these entities. Various theories also include the Cuban Prime Minister, Fidel Castro. Conspiracy Theories regarding the JFK assassination are among the most popular conspiracies of all time.
We all must have come across this name several times in our lives. We often come across reports of celebrities participating in this secret society.
This society came into existence in the eighteenth century with goals to oppose superstition, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power. Many conspiracy theories suggest that this society was the conspirator behind the French revolution. Some conspiracy theories believe that the Illuminati exists even today and functions secretly right under our noses. Coincidentally, Illuminati, in some conspiracy theories, is believed to be the culprit behind JFK’s assassination
The attacks of 9/11
The terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in the US on September 9, 2001, is still a fresh memory in our minds. It is an unforgettable event that shook the world. It is also an event that gave birth to a plethora of conspiracy theories. The most popular conspiracy theory regarding the events of 9/11 was that this wasn’t a terrorist attack, rather a scheme for controlled demolition. These theories suggest that the towers didn’t go down due to structural failure after the attack, rather they were blown up by explosives. Various other theories suggest the participation of the US and Russian governments in the attacks.
The Moon Landing
The landing of Apollo on the moon is still considered the most remarkable achievement in the history of science. The mission, conducted by NASA, involved astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Naturally a feat this huge was bound to attract the attention of conspiracy theorists.
Many conspiracy theories claim that the moon landing by Apollo was a hoax. They claim that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did not walk on the moon and that the footage released by NASA was doctored and shot in a studio. Despite the number of evidence produced by NASA, these theories prevail even now.
The death of Princess Diana
Princess Diana, the late wife of Prince Charles of England, is probably the most famous princess in the history of the English monarchy. The beloved princess was honoured, respected and adored by the people of her country. However, on August 31, 1997, the adored princess was killed in a car crash. The accident was reported as a drunk driving case, however, there are numerous conspiracy theories regarding this accident.
Many theorists believe that this accident was not an accident at all. They believe that it was a planned murder. The list of probable culprits includes the royal family, her husband Prince Charles, the paparazzi and surprisingly the US government.
These are 5 Famous conspiracy theories from around the world. Comment below and let us know which of the theories interests you the most!