The 7 most famous conspiracy theories

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There are so many conspiracy theories out there that it can sometimes be quite hard to keep up. Here is a list of 10 of the most popular ones, for your contemplation.

1) The Illuminati and their infiltration of Hollywood (and elsewhere).

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The ‘Illuminati’ is supposed to be an extremely powerful secret society with links to Satanic cults. The Illuminati are believed to be in control of much of the world’s media. Conspiracy theorists claim that many famous Hollywood stars and musicians are involved in Illuminati mind-control practices, which date back centuries.

2) The infamous moon landing hoax.

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The official record states that on 20th July 1969 American astronauts spent a total of 21 hours and 36 minutes walking on the moon. Conspiracy theorists have claimed that, in reality, this feat was achieved by a film crew who had been taken to the moon in a studio somewhere in the Nevada desert. Pictures from NASA show a reflection of a light source from a US flag waving in a ‘lunar’ breeze. This means there must be an atmosphere on the moon, which is impossible . It is also said that when Neil Armstrong planted his foot in ‘the dust’ (there was no air for the flag to move in), he created a footprint.

3) The death of Princess Diana.

Conspiracy theorists say, among many other weird and wonderful claims, that Prince Philip ordered the killing of Diana when she started to expose the truth about the royal family. They also say that paparazzi were in on it and helped with causing a car crash in Paris that killed her, Dodi Fayed and their driver Henri Paul.

4) Cover-ups about UFO activity are happening constantly.

The US government is supposedly in continuous contact with aliens who often land on earth, but keep it secret. This means that many sightings of ‘flying saucers’ are actually alien spacecraft leaving or returning to their home planet.

5) The death of Adolf Hitler.

Many historians believe that Hitler did not commit suicide in his bunker when he was losing the Second World War, but escaped to South America/Antarctica. He had a plastic surgery operation and lived for many years in Argentina with his wife Eva Braun. Now that Cold-war tensions have eased Hitler has returned to Germany and is living in a secret base deep inside a mountain on the Baltic coast according to some theorists.

6) The moon landings never happened.

Apparently all of Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 were fabricated events which took place inside film studios on earth. This is what conspiracy theorists claim anyway. They say that the reason for this cover up is to stop the Soviets getting help with developing their own space programme .

7) The Aids virus was created by the US government.

This is a very popular conspiracy theory which has been supported by many notable people including former South African President Thabo Mbeki, who believed that America made up the existence of Aids to cripple Africa’s growing population .


Many more conspiracy theories exist than these. Some more common ones include the 9/11 attacks being orchestrated by George Bush, the murder of Princess Diana being planned by Prince Philip and televisions’ signals containing subliminal messages which change viewers opinions without them knowing . With all this information it is very difficult to know who or what to believe, if anything. There is no right or wrong answer to this as you can believe as much as you want, as long as it makes sense and doesn’t hurt anybody else.

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