Conspiracy theories aren’t all foil hats and paranoia. Some of the ones you’ll hear on this list may seem ridiculous. Others might seem funny and at times…even kinda scary. The internet sure knows how to invoke the imagination. Unless this isn’t all just imagination.
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7. The Moon Isn’t Real
We all look up at the night sky, unless you live a strict nocturnal lifestyle. Most humans aren’t, and therefore have seen the moon at least a couple times if not every night. But, okay, what do people mean, the moon may not be real? Well, theorists out there are saying that what we know as the moon and see in the sky isn’t the same thing. The theory says around 4 billion years ago, Earth collided with another planet, leaving a small sphere thing hanging in orbit and that modern society has fabricated the existence of a moon.
6. The Earth Is Hollow
This isn’t even a new theory, but an old one that, thanks to the internet, has stayed alive thus far. The Hollow Earth theory is one that spans back centuries–it all really implies that there’s a whole other world beneath the surface that humans have yet to find. This pseudoscience concept is featured in works like Journey to the Center of the Earth and stems from lots of stories in different cultures’ mythology and folklore.
5. Dinosaurs Helped Build the Pyramids
This theory sounds pretty crackpot, but actually, its explanation isn’t as outlandish as you’d think. Archeologists discovered stone palettes and old papyri whic depict and hint at dinosaur-like creatures having helped in the construction of the ancient pyramids of Egypt. There’s mentions of “enormous” and “beastly creatures” having helped in the building of these structures. There’s also been fossils of huge dinosaurs unearthed in Egypt, such as the Paralititan, which could have been one of those construction savvy creatures around in ancient Egypt.
4. NASA Blue Beam Project
The Blue Beam project theory says that NASA is part of a movement to start a New World Order with a simulated second coming. This simulated second coming or huge UFO event is apparently going to be done by projecting blue beams into the sky in the shape of familiar religious images, an endeavor that supposedly started implementation in 1983.
3. History is Alive
Jay Z is a vampire–it’s the theory that explains why this photo taken from the early 20th century includes a man that looks exactly like Hova–albeit there’s a shadow over half of his face. In pop culture, vampires are seen as really suave creatures of the night, having lots of money, and luring in beautiful women to either feast on or take in as their equally beautiful and dangerous partner. Things seem to check out. And this isn’t the first instance something from history has been tied to a photo. On the other side of the spectrum, not only do people believe that Jay Z is at least a century old, but also that Hitler is alive and well in Argentina–as evidenced by photos. According to that theory, this photo seems to show a much older Hitler living it up in Argentina with his girlfriend, with many saying he actually lived to be 95 years old.
2. The Large Hadron Collider Awakens the Gods
The Large Hadron Collider, also known as the LHC, is the biggest and most powerful particle collider in the world. It’s the largest single machine ever made and it lies in a tunnel 175 meters beneath the surface of the border between France and Switzerland, near Geneva. And people think that its purpose for being built wasn’t merely in the name of science, specifically particle physics. No, it’s real purpose, as intended by different governments in the world, is to awaken the Egyptian god Osiris. The theory claims that this particle collider is a multi-dimensional portal and that it is capable of things like time travel. Even that time travel part sounds more probable that the other parts of this theory, but whatever.
The Matrix is Real
Forget about the moon and the Beatles. Everything you perceive as reality isn’t real either. Did anyone else watch the Matrix and while you were in awe at the special effects and storytelling, you also got a sense of strange existential anxiety? Well hold onto that feeling because apparently it might be real. And this isn’t just a theory that stemmed from the dark corners of some online forum. There are supposedly a couple tech billionaires, from Silicon Valley, no less, who are funding scientists to break us all out of the simulation we’re all apparently living in. Even Elon Musk said that the chance we’re not living in a computer simulation is one in billions. One in billions guys. So what is it?