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A conspiracy theory is an attempt to explain a perceived real-world occurrence through the actions of a secretive, usually evil and very selfish group. Not all conspiracy theories are wrong, but if the theory requires greater suspension of disbelief than random chance would to explain the occurrence, it should be examined skeptically. Conspiracies manifest themselves across the political spectrum. Most of the theories in the list below are crackpot, but a few, sadly, are reasonable and a couple are almost certainly true.

Scientific conspiracy theories[edit]

Public health[edit]

  • The Codex Alimentarius is a plan to poison us all.
  • There is a deliberate conspiracy on the part of the government and nuclear industry to intentionally poison the public with radioactive food.[1]
  • AIDS was created by the CIA and deliberately spread by the WHO via polio inoculations in Africa, to reduce the world population.
  • All scientists and politicians are trying to cover up that AIDS is not caused by HIV infection.
  • All scientists and politicians are trying to cover up that mercury in the vaccines is causing autism.
  • Water fluoridation is part of an insidious Communist plot to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids.[2] See also the film Dr. Strangelove.
  • The mass die-offs of honeybees are attributable to megacorporations' desire to control the food supply.
  • The "cure" for cancer actually exists, but is being suppressed by the government.
  • Environmentalists banned DDT on a worldwide scale, which resulted in the deaths of millions in Africa. The liberal media covers for them.
  • 5G is a population-control conspiracy.
  • Virus outbreaks like the 2020 coronavirus pandemic are triggered by 5G.
  • The Chinese government is behind the COVID-19 outbreak.[note 1]
  • There is no COVID-19 virus and it’s a smear campaign by the West to discredit the Chinese government. Or it’s liberals trying to destroy Trump’s presidency. Or it's liberals trying to make an excuse for more government control. Or it’s, well, the short version is absolutely anyone you please. Yes, this includes reptilian shapeshifters.

Secret weapons[edit]

  • The United States Department of Defense (DOD) is experimenting with:
    • ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) for mind control.
    • HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) for possible use in "weather control" as a weapon.
  • The "Scalar Interferometer" is a powerful scalar wave superweapon that the Soviet Union used for years to modify weather in the rest of the world.[3][4] It taps the quantum vacuum energy, using a method discovered by T. Henry Moray in the 1920s.[5] It may have brought down the Columbia spacecraft.[6][7]
  • The "Russian woodpecker" over-the-horizon radar signals heard on shortwave radio are actually a Soviet mind control experiment. You can protect your brain by wearing you-know-what.
  • Project Blue Beam will be used by the antichrist when he comes to the Earth to trick people into thinking that Jesus has returned. This tactic was used in Operation Mongoose to brainwash the American troops into overthrowing Fidel Castro.
  • The Aurora aircraft was a rumored aerospace "black project" of the US military. Rumors about the Aurora started after the word "Aurora" had been inadvertently included in the 1985 U.S. budget, as an allocation of $455 million for "black aircraft production". Typically believed to be a hypersonic, stealth reconnaissance aircraft (a follow up to the SR-71 Blackbird), there has been no substantial evidence that such a plane ever existed, although some (non-crank) industry experts contend that Aurora or a similar program did exist.[8] The US military did/does actually have "black" aerospace projects, like the "Have Blue" program of the 1970s, which resulted in the F-117 stealth attack plane. Similarly, some industry experts believe that NASA's current X-37Wikipedia unmanned space plane project actually operates as an Air Force black project for spying on, and potentially destroying, Chinese and Russian satellites.[9][10] Aurora is closely associated with conspiracies surrounding the Groom Lake remote detachment of Edwards Air Force base, commonly known as Area 51.
  • Scientists have developed a tsunami bombWikipedia or earthquake bombWikipedia capable of causing incredible devastation. Such a thing was reportedly investigated during World War Two, but there's no evidence it caused the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamiWikipedia or any other recent disaster.[11]

Astronomy and geophysics[edit]

  • The lunar landing was a hoax and was staged in a movie set.
  • The Moon is fake/transparent/flat/tiny and eclipses are also faked.[12][13][14]
  • Global warming is a hoax created by the UN and politically funded scientists/environmentalists, aided by Al Gore, Michael Mann, and many others to put a cap on trade in place for monetary gain. See also: Climategate.
  • The Earth is in meltdown and the climate engineers are doing everything they can to hide this fact. Toxic chemicals and metals are being used in the creation of engineered snow storms. Very little water appears when this chemically nucleated snow is melted.[15]
  • The Earth is hollow, with a hole to the "underworld" located in the Arctic regions, protected by the world's superpowers.
  • NASA and numerous other government agencies, all the world's astronomers, scientists, airlines, transport companies, and millions more, are conspiring to deny the fact that the earth is flat, with an army of supersoldiers guarding the ice wall around the outside. Why are they covering this up? Who knows?

Nuclear and energy[edit]


  • The United States is hiding UFO wreckage at Area 51.
  • The UFO wreckage theory is used as a smokescreen by the government to cover up the fact that Area 51 is a testing ground for experimental aircraft.
  • The US government is operating a Stargate program and the Iraq War may have been caused because Saddam Hussein had one.[19]
  • Ample evidence of alien life and civilization exists in our solar system, but is covered up by NASA. See Mars Anomaly Research and Lunar anomalies.

Evil scientists[edit]

  • All scientists are trying to foist the false theories of evolution and the big bang on the public at the behest of Satan.
  • CERN is using the LHC to open a portal to hell, or change reality.
  • It is only a matter of time before "they" start implanting RFID chips in humans[20] (as described in the movie Conspiracy Theory starring Mel Gibson).
  • The vaporous contrails left by commercial jets flying through cold air pockets are actually chemtrails which disperse some form of harmful chemical/biological agent/energy.

Terrorist conspiracy theories[edit]

  • The government is minimizing the involvement of up to 17 men besides Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing; said men likely to be government informants and/or provocateurs.[21] Some also argue that McVeigh's execution was staged and that he is still alive.
  • 9/11
    • 9/11 was staged by the United States Government.
    • 9/11 was staged by the Israeli government.
    • 9/11 was staged by the Illuminati.
    • 9/11 was staged by the Rothschilds.
    • 9/11 was contrived by a directed-energy weapon that literally "dustified" at least the top 80% of each tower. The weapon was installed and operated by... Oh, that doesn't matter. The weapon was situated at... Oh, that doesn't matter either.
    • JFK jet fuel and other maladroit "terrorism" attempts are conspiracies.
    • World Trade Center Building 7 was purposely detonated by (((Them))) to prevent discovery of secret plans for something-or-other.
    • The Pentagon was not hit by an aircraft on 9/11, but a US missile.
  • The 2009 swine flu outbreak is a terrorist attack.
  • Osama bin Laden is not dead / had already been dead for a rather long time before US forces officially tracked him down and killed him / is an invention of the American government.
  • Anders Behring Breivik was secretly a pawn of the Islamists/Jews/Masons/(insert bogeyman here).
  • The CIA blew up/shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (No one outside of Russia takes this seriously.)
  • The CIA captured Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and flew it to Diego Garcia, for the purpose of… er, something or other.
  • Al-Qaida captured Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and flew it to… er, somewhere where there was a long enough Al-Qaida controlled runway. It is now being prepped for the next attack on the evil USA.
  • The Islamic Caliphate created the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and plan to weaponize the virus (e.g. by exploding an Ebola victim in Times Square).
  • The assassination of eight journalists at Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 was staged by the French government as a pretext for a crack-down on the Muslim population.
  • The November 2015 Paris bombings were also staged by the French government as a pretext for a crack-down on the Muslim population. Apparently Charlie Hebdo wasn't enough.
  • The March 2016 bombings in Brussels were a false flag operation staged by someone in the interests of something or other.
  • The November 2017 First Baptist Church shooting was a false flag operation to TAWKE ER GUNS'![note 2]
  • The 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, was not by Muammar al-Gaddafi and Libyan intelligence, but either by Palestine, Iran, or the USA itself, with Libya being framed by the CIA.[22]
  • Pretty much everyone involved in The Troubles in Northern Ireland was a double agent: all the Irish Republican Army were secretly working for the British government or hardline unionists either to provoke a clampdown and frustrate the peace process, or to allow Westminster to sell out Ulster to Dublin.[23] There are numerous smaller theories that the British government allowed atrocities including the 1998 Omagh bombingWikipedia and the murder of human rights lawyer Pat FinucaneWikipedia to avoid exposing informants, to cover up their own crimes, or for other reasons.[24] British security forces' involvement in the murder of Pat Finucane by loyalist terrorists is fairly well established, but other claims are more fantastical.
  • The 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed 155 people, including several Indian Jews, was a false flag attack.[25]
  • The official narrative on the 7/7 London suicide bombings is false.[26]
  • The 2002 bombing of Ghariba synagogue in Tunisia, claimed by Al-Qaeda was a false-flag attack.[27]
  • The 2004 Madrid train bombings were first suspected to have been carried out by the Basque separatist group ETA. After some time, it was discovered that Al-Qaeda was behind it. The theory is that the attack was actually done by ETA, but since the ruling party at that time that had presented ETA as the suspect lost the election after three days, the next government blamed Al-Qaeda to show that the former government was lying.[28]
  • The 2005 bombing in three hotels in Amman, capital of Jordan, by Al-Qaeda was a false-flag attack to boost support for US in the country and reduce support for Al-Qaeda in Iraq.[29]
  • The 2003 truck bombings at two synagogues, HSBC bank, and British Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey were a false-flag attack by rogue elements in the Turkish military and not al-Qaeda.[30]
  • There are various theories about the 1994 London Israeli Embassy bombing,Wikipedia which caused major damage to the Israeli embassy in South Kensington, London, but no casualties. The British government allegedly failed to act against warnings, and afterwards fitted up innocent Palestinian and Lebanese people, while the real culprits were Iranian or even Israeli (it is claimed).[31]
  • Bomb blasts carried out by Islamist organizations in India like the 2006 Mumbai train bombings (209 dead), 2010 Pune German Bakery bombing (17 dead), 2013 Hyderabad blasts (18 dead), etc. were done by far-right Hindutva groups.[32]
  • The suicide attack in Pulwama, Kashmir in February 2019 that killed 40 Indian troops was not carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group, but by the government of India.[33]
  • The 1993 WTC bombing carried out by Egyptian Islamic Jihad was done by the US government. That's right. Clinton decided to carry out a major bomb attack weeks after coming to power.[34]
  • The 1995 Paris metro bombing by the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA) was aided or staged by the Algerian government to gain international support.[35]
  • The Storming of the Capitol was actually done by the CIA/Mossad/Antifa/Democrats/Soros funding/Chinese intelligence/etc.

Criminal conspiracy theories[edit]

  • J. Edgar Hoover was blackmailingWikipedia important people in the US Government to keep his job as head of the FBI.
  • …and was, himself, being blackmailed by the Mafia not to investigate organized crime.
  • Jimmy Hoffa was killed by the Mob and buried in an unknown location.[36]
  • Al Capone was behind the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.
  • The Lindbergh kidnappingWikipedia and apparent murder attracted various theories, including that Charles Lindbergh himself was responsible, and various people claiming to be the baby.[37]
  • Lord Lucan was smuggled out of the UK by various important people after murdering his nanny.[38] and was, briefly, confused with a criminal politician and spy John Stonehouse.Wikipedia
  • Jeffrey Epstein was murdered.[39][40]
  • Some of the wilder theories around the disappearance of Madeleine McCann involve vast pedophile rings and other conspiracies.

Political conspiracy theories[edit]

US Presidents[edit]

  • One of the earliest assassination conspiracy theories dates to the 1850s, that US president, Zachary Taylor, was murdered by pro-slavery activists, rather than the official cause of death which was an intestinal complaint after eating too much unpasteurized milk and cherries combined with medical incompetence. He was replaced by Millard Fillmore, who was a prominent anti-freemason campaigner, because freemasons have to come into it somewhere. Taylor's body was exhumed in 1991 and tested for arsenic, but he wasn't poisoned with arsenic.[41][42]
  • Abraham Lincoln was killed by a Jesuit conspiracy.[43][note 3]
  • Vice President Andrew Johnson was behind Lincoln's assassination, a theory that ignores the fact that Johnson was on the hit list as well.
  • FDR intentionally goaded Japan into war pursuant to a strategy outlined in the McCollum Memo.[44]
  • FDR knew about the Pearl Harbor attack in advance, and let it happen.
  • JFK was not killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone.
  • JFK was killed at the behest of Lyndon Johnson, or Richard Nixon, or the Mafia, or the Communists, or the Vatican, or…
  • George H. W. Bush was in Dallas at the time of JFK's death and was somehow involved.[45]
  • Nixon conspired with Anna Chennault (widow of Claire Lee Chennault) to commit a felony by thwarting the Vietnam War peace talks so that Vice President Hubert Humphrey would not get a boost in the polls from a peace agreement in a tight 1968 presidential election race between Humphrey and Nixon. This was long suspected but not proven until after 2007, when Nixon's aide's notes were discovered in the Nixon Presidential Library.[46]
  • Richard Nixon's reelection campaign spied on the Democratic Party's headquarters to dig up dirt on them. (This is one of the most famous conspiracy theories that actually turned out to be true.)
  • The Reagan campaign made a deal with the Iranian government not to release the hostages until after Reagan was elected President.[47]
  • John Hinckley, Jr. had been brainwashed into trying to assassinate Ronald Reagan, at the behest of George Herbert Walker Bush. This attempt to kill Reagan and let Bush step in failed, though by a very small margin. Alternately, it was to bolster Reagan's popularity (although he was already), and set Bush up to succeed him possibly.[45][48]
  • Gerald Ford was selected to replace Spiro Agnew as Vice President because he agreed to pardon Richard Nixon after he (Ford) assumed the office of POTUS.
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton had 50 or more people murdered, and got off Scot-free (see Clinton body count).
  • Bush et al. knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance. And let them happen.
  • The Republicans used legal chicanery and fraud to win the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election.
    • And the 2004 one.
    • And they tried but failed it in 2008.
      • They tried and managed to do it.
    • And they tried it again in 2012.
      • And failed.
      • Failed again, it seems.
        • ....or did they?
          • Yes... yes they did...
  • A group of "community organizers" called ACORN stuffed the ballot boxes for Obama in 2008.
  • Undercover video that led to the decline of the above mentioned group was staged.
  • Donald Trump's run for POTUS was a ploy to help Hillary Clinton get elected… and failed?[49]
  • 'Deep state' actors, including the media and Democrats, along with elements of the FBI, CIA, and various other agencies, fabricated a Russian election interference conspiracy to destroy Trump's presidency.
  • (Insert current US President here) will run a third term/cancel the next election.[note 4]
  • QAnon — a unified conspiracy theory, currently tilting at the Trump windmills:
    • JFK Jr. is alive and well in Serbia and will release new album for serbjn ppl eventually come out of hiding to run as Trump's running mate, because he was a friend of Trump's (disregarding the fact that he was an outspoken liberal).
    • Wayfair is actually a child trafficking ring that stuffs children in their products.
    • The National Butterfly CenterWikipedia is smuggling migrants across the US-Mexico border.
  • The CCP massively printed counterfeit ballots made of bamboo to elect Joe Biden.

Other US[edit]

  • The Great Society and welfare are used to keep the black community and minorities poor. (A surprising amount of Republicans believe this bullshit.)
  • George Davis was not really killed by Mario Anderson, but killed by Union Soldiers.
  • The CIA experimented on individuals with LSD without the subjects' knowledge in a project known as Project MKULTRA. (This one's true, BTW.)[note 5]
  • In the 1960s, the CIA launched a deliberate campaign to discredit all conspiracy theorists as crazies in order to conceal real government conspiracies and discredit anti-government views.[50]
  • Former U.S. Vice President Richard B. "Dick" Cheney ordered Scooter Libby to expose Valerie Plame as an undercover CIA officer, for which Libby was convicted, because Plame's husband criticized the claim of Iraq's obtaining yellowcake uranium ore from Niger.
  • Malcolm X was killed by government agents. (Not technically true, although the FBI had infiltrated the Nation of Islam.)
  • RFK was not killed by Sirhan Sirhan, acting alone, or that Sirhan Sirhan was brainwashed into killing Kennedy.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. was not killed by a lone gunman, either.[note 6]
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated for racial desegregation for the sole purpose of being allowed to cheat on his wife for a white woman (according to the Nation of Islam).
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Allen Dulles, and Chief Justice Earl Warren were all Communist agents.[51]
  • The US blew up the USS Maine to start the Spanish-American War.[52]
  • The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a false flag operation. (The US government openly admitted years later that they exaggerated the August 4th event,[citation needed] but the August 2nd incident is real, though the North Vietnamese may have been deliberately provoked into attacking the USS Maddox. Conspiracy of a cover-up is the most accurate term.)
  • Gary Webb was suicided by the CIA and/or drug interests. Gary Webb wrote about the CIA and the crack cocaine epidemic, and his death by multiple gunshots to the head was ruled a suicide.[53]
  • The Republican Party has been infiltrated by subversives.[54][note 7]
  • FEMA is on the brink of dissolving the US government and shipping all of the country's undesireables to concentration camps for slaughter or deprogramming.
  • United States flags which have gold trim around them represent a different country, or are an attempt by the Jews/Masons/bankers/etc. to destroy American sovereignty.[55] Also argued by tax protesters to signal that a court is under maritime law, a common argument in pseudolaw.
  • Hurricane Gustav was created by NOAA (an obscure, hidden branch of it) as an excuse to keep the Pretender and his Boss away from the GOP National Convention because __________________________________ (fill in the blank)[56]
  • The CIA is shipping prisoners to other countries to have them tortured. There's evidence for this one.
  • The entire left wing movement as it exists today is run by MoveOn.Org and the Daily Kos, and is funded by George Soros.
  • The swine flu outbreak of 2009 was engineered by the American government, with the eventual aim of declaring martial law, herding everyone into FEMA concentration camps, and forcibly vaccinating people with the virus in order to deliberately depopulate the Earth so that the masterminds of the New World Order can take control.
  • A vast number of American institutions are working together to "turn America into an amoral, humanist country, ripe for merger into a one-world socialist state". At least according to the book Mind Siege.
  • The spoof book Report from Iron Mountain is real, and the government plans on instituting slavery, eugenics, population control, staged UFO and environmental crises, etc. in the event of world peace, because it believes the social functions served by warfare will have to be replaced with substitutes lest society collapse if there is peace.
  • Gays want to take over the country and recruit our children.
  • Gun control is a tool to prevent the population from revolting against the government.
  • The Aurora and/or Sandy Hook massacres were US government hoaxes calculated to create an atmosphere in which gun control legislation could be introduced. The eye-witnesses who spoke to media were actually "crisis actors".
  • Atheists/Muslims/Religious minorities want to oppress Christians.[note 8]
  • TWA Flight 800 was shot down by the Navy/Air Force/CIA/Other agency with an acronym.
  • The Statue of Liberty was built by French Freemasons to secretly represent Lucifer.
  • The Chardon shooting was staged by businessman Dan Gilbert and Ohio Governor John Kasich as a cover story for some kind of fracking-related activity going in in Youngstown. (This same theory has also been proposed with Gilbert replaced by Charles Koch.)
  • In 1933, a group of business leaders tried to convince a Marine Corps General named Smedley Butler to lead a fascist coup d'etat against Franklin Roosevelt. While initially Butler was dismissed as crazy, historians generally agree that the Business Plot took place, though was unlikely to succeed.
  • The Tea Party and/or the Occupy Movement were comprised entirely of people shipped in by the respective conservative and liberal establishments.
  • Jon Huntsman is a pawn of the Chinese Communist regime.
  • The 70,000 refugees from Syria accepted annually into the USA (soon to be increased to 100,000) are not genuine refugees, but part of an Obama-inspired plot for the Islamization of America.
  • The NSA has been spying on Americans and many others. Unfortunately, this turned out to be true after the PRISM project was revealed in 2013.
  • The liberal media, as in liberals, have taken over most media enterprises from where they brainwash the public into voting Democratic. MUHAHAHA.[note 9]
  • Liberals have taken over public schools from where they indoctrinate children with Marxism.[note 10]
  • Amelia Earhart's disappearance was because she was an American spy on a secret mission, or Tokyo Rose or she was secretly repatriated to New Jersey[57] or was murdered by by the elite to hide the fact that the earth was flat.[58]
  • A large portion of the US anti-war left, in a strange alliance with the neofascist alt-right, regard virtually all popular uprisings by their fellow leftists, from Syria in 2011 to Ukraine in 2014 to Nicaragua in 2018 to Hong Kong in 2019, as all US-CIA plots to effect "regime change" on the much-loved and admired men-of-the-people Assad, Yanukovytch/Putin, Ortega, and Xi.
  • Black cabalists and activists aligned with the Democratic Party hate black people and are conspiring to steal the money and let black people die. The Boule,[note 11] tracing its roots back to "degenerate African rulers," is the black Skull and Bones; the Civil Rights movement was a scam, and, of course, President Trump has done more for black people than anyone else, ever.[59]
  • Democratic politicians run a satanic pedophile ring in the (non-existent) basement of a Pizza joint in Washington D.C. to extract adrenochrome from children.
  • Children are being systemically groomed by LGBTQ+ staff members in the public education system (recently spread by Libs of TikTok and James Lindsay).
  • US public schools are offering litterboxes to students in the furry fandom. (We are not making this up.[60])



  • The UK allowed the RMS Lusitania to be sunk by Germany in order to bring the US into World War I.
  • The British government, industry, and intelligence services are conspiring to thwart Scottish independence and rigged the 2014 independence referendum.[62][63]
  • Prime Minister Harold Wilson was a Russian spy, or the British intelligence services spread rumors that he was a Russian spy to discredit him.[64]
  • There was a far-right plan to launch a coup against Harold Wilson, either in 1968 or 1974-76.[64]
  • Edward Heath and other British politicians (Leon Britten, Harvey Proctor...) were at the centre of a vast pedophile ring which murdered children with impunity, a theory eventually exposed as made up by one fantasist.[65]
  • Willie MacRae and/or Hilda MurrellWikipedia were murdered for campaigning against nuclear weapons (MacRae's death is also sometimes linked to the non-existent Heath pedophile ring).
  • The British government operated a shoot-to-kill policy or secret program of assassinations in Northern Ireland, and discredited senior police officer John Stalker when he threatened to expose it.[66]
  • David KellyWikipedia was murdered by the MI6 for revealing that the government falsely identified WMDs in Iraq.


  • The whole world is run by a group trying to create some form of New World Order.
  • The leaders of the US, Mexico, and Canada are conspiring to merge all three countries into the North American Union and adopt the Amero as a common currency, for… some reason.
  • The United Nations is a conspiracy by Them[note 12] to eliminate and invade sovereign nations with 'peacekeeper' troops to create a World Government/New World Order.
  • The United Nations is secretly bringing white UN military vehicles into the USA to overthrow the Government.[67]
  • Thousands of Chinese troops are massing on the Mexican border to invade the USA.[68]
  • The left-wing movement in western nations is supporting the cause of radical Islam and is helping facilitate an Islamic takeover of the world. (See Eurabia.)
  • Islam is a creation of the New World Order, who are facilitating the mass migration of Muslims to western nations in order for them to cause chaos, so that a one world government can be seen as a solution to such chaos, and thus introduced.
  • The fall of the Eastern bloc is in most part due to Western involvement and propaganda (popular nostalgia within the Soviet bloc).
  • There's a conspiracy against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, ex-head of the IMF.
  • Al-Qaeda does not exist, and is a fictitious false enemy group created by the US Government in order to generate a fear campaign against a common enemy in order to justify numerous military actions by the US Military.
  • The Soviet Union or United States engineered the overthrowing of Nicolae Ceaușescu.
  • The 2014 Sydney Siege was a false flag attack to justify Australia's participation in the war against ISIS and the curtailment of more civil liberties at a domestic level. The perpetrator of the siege was in fact was a secret Satanist and not a Muslim extremist, and the hostages were all crisis actors.
  • ISIS was created by the US and Israel in order for both countries to overthrow the Assad government of Syria.
  • Cultural Marxism that Jews Marxists own and run Hollywood, the media, and academia in the U.S.A. and around the globe.
  • Election (insert country and date here) was rigged by (insert political party here).
  • Julius Caesar committed suicide as a result of debilitating epilepsy, proposed by historian Richard Girling.[69]
  • Roman Emperor Nero faked his death and fled to the east, and would return to wreak vengeance upon his enemies.[70][71] There are also theories around the Great Fire of Rome in 64 CE: that Christians were responsible, or that nobody at the time thought Christians were responsible but Christians exaggerated how bad Nero was and spread the rumor that Nero blamed the Christians to make themselves look cooler.[72]

Economic and business conspiracy theories[edit]

  • The world is secretly ruled by the Rothschild family, who are a family of extremely successful and powerful bankers. (See Rothschild banking family of EnglandWikipedia at Wikipedia.) The evidence? They're Zionist!
  • Oil companies are deliberately suppressing better car technology.
  • Oil companies, Dick Cheney, and George Bush conspired to invade Iraq to take over their oil. (Obviously, this is false and they really did want to save the world from Saddam Hussein's WMDs that weren't there.)
  • Shortly before 9/11, many individuals or institutions with prior knowledge shorted airline stocks and made a fortune.
  • The Federal Reserve deliberately causes inflation and recessions. (The Federal Reserve does have some control over inflation, which they try to keep between 2% and 3% per year to prevent economic crises.)
  • The Sixteenth Amendment establishing the US income tax was never ratified.
  • British sweet names differed from US candy names in order to trick American tourists into buying the wrong thing.
  • British sweet names were changed to match US candy names in order to trick Britons into buying the wrong thing.
  • The Coca-Cola company intentionally changed the formula of its marquee product with the intent of trying to boost sales for the "real thing". Coke executive Donald Keough said, "We're not that dumb, and we're not that smart." Or were they?[73]
  • Numerous other changes of product names or formulation and product discontinuations are PR stunts rather than genuine long-term changes, e.g. IHOP changing its name to IHOB, Heinz threatening to stop making British staple condiment Salad Cream and later renaming it Sandwich Cream. In reality, some are, some aren't.[74][75]
  • The corporations are secretly but deliberately planning to kill us all.
  • The Second Bush Iraq War is really about getting oil for China so that the Chinese can ship cheap goods to Wal-Mart.
  • Monsanto Company is secretly maneuvering to control the world's food supply using GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
  • There's a secret banking system even more profitable than hedge funds that only the rich have access to, but if you know the right people and pool your assets, you can make massive amounts of cash…
  • Big businesses and politicians are in league to increase the number of prisoners in the US to make a profit. (Again, there is some evidence for this.)[76]
  • Finland does not exist — the region is actually a sea that is highly profitable for fishing, which necessitates that nations conspire to conceal the sea's existence.
  • The 2014 Ebola epidemic was deliberately contrived by Big Pharma in order to make HOOJ profits from vaccines. See also Big Pharma conspiracy theories.
  • The 2008 housing crisis was caused by the 1986 Community Reinvestment Act.
  • Devastating wildfires in California are the work of Illuminati agents determined to get control of prime real estate.[note 13]
  • There are lots of conspiracy theories, myths, and urban legends about Walt Disney and the corporation he founded, from anti-communism to cryonics.[77][78]
  • BP's Deepwater HorizonWikipedia oil platform was destroyed by eco-terrorists out to discredit the oil industry (which hitherto everyone believed was benign and environmentally friendly), or by North Korea (a South Korean drilling company was involved), or (according to Alex Jones) by Halliburton to promote their technology for handling oil-well blow-outs, or by BP itself as part of some kind of stock fraud?[79][80]

Religious conspiracy theories[edit]

  • Let’s get the big one out of the way: the idea that the very concept of religion is nothing more than a scam designed to control the world's population. This, of course, would require the people living in pre-scientific times who developed the ideas underlying religion to somehow have highly-advanced knowledge of how reality works and then deliberately cover it up (as opposed to making mostly-blind guesses about the workings of the world from what information they could gather with their own senses and intuition).
  • The Roman Empire invented Jesus (essentially the conspiracist fringe of the Jesus myth theory).[81]
  • The Prophet Muhammad did not exist, but was invented after his alleged death. Richard Spencer claims that Muhammad was invented in the 9th century.[82]
  • A huge, organized conspiracy aims to commit the Satanic ritual abuse and murder of small children.
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls have been deliberately suppressed because they reveal a lost truth about Jesus.
  • According to the Qur'an, Jews and Christians have corrupted the texts of the Bible and the original version has been destroyed. (This one's sorta partially true, given how the Bible has been compiled, edited, modified, and just generally played with — a lot more out of convenience rather than genuine malice, however.)
  • Jesus was actually married to Mary Magdalene
    • ...and they had kids
    • ...and the Knights Templar are still around and trying to prevent people from finding out. (The Knights Templar also invented the idea of fiat currency and central banking.)
  • The Jews secretly run everything (the international Jewish conspiracy).
    • The Jews were behind the 9/11 attacks.
  • The Catholic Church secretly runs everything.
    • The Catholic Church was behind the 9/11 attacks.
    • The Catholic Church created Islam.
    • The Catholic Church conspire to cover up instances of paedophilic abuse of children by priests. (Hold on, can it even be called a conspiracy theory when it’s true?)
  • Pope John Paul I was murdered (1978) as part of a vast banking fraud in the Vatican that also involved freemasons.[83]
  • Mehmet Ali Ağca (who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II) worked for the Bulgarian government, or for the Soviet Union, or for elements within the Vatican (who may also have killed his predecessor).[84]
  • The Vatican Secret ArchivesWikipedia and/or the Vatican LibraryWikipedia contain pretty much every secret in the history of the Christian world, including information about Jesus's life and children, stuff about aliens, and the world's largest collection of pornography.[85][86] Dan Brown's books include numerous improbable claims.[87]
  • The Masons secretly run everything.
  • All modern secret societies are branches of a single, ancient society called the "Brotherhood of the Snake".
  • The Capitol of Nebraska building is the ritual center for Satanic rites — the proof for this including the number of penises visible in the art-work.[88]
  • Biblical longevity is apparently a conspiracy theory about something or other.
  • All "leading atheists", such as Richard Dawkins, are really Satanists and/or occultists.[89][note 14]
  • The War on Christmas
  • The Jews manipulated the 2016 US presidential election.[90]
  • The Jews were behind the deadly 2018 Kemerovo mall fire in Russia.[91]
  • Muslims are trying to impose Sharia law on the West and force us all to eat halal meat.[92]
  • Kosher food-certification is secretly funding Zionism and international Jewish conspiracies.
  • Jean Hardouin claimed that medieval monks faked most of classical literature and church history to promote an atheistic agenda.[93]
  • CatharismWikipedia was made up by the Catholic Church and never existed.

Popular culture conspiracy theories[edit]


  • Andy Kaufman faked his death.



  • Elvis Presley is not dead and is living under the name "John Burrows".
  • Tupac Shakur was not murdered, and he is living in Cuba/New Zealand/Serbia under the name "Jamal Millwood;" or that the Illuminati had Tupac murdered for some reason.[95] The same goes for Prince, David Bowie, Ian "Lemmy" Kilminster, Amy Winehouse, etc, etc, etc...
  • Rapper DMX is currently being "destroyed" by the Illuminati for turning to Christianity and for releasing Christian-themed songs.[96]
  • Michael Jackson faked his death.[97]
  • Michael Jackson actually died in the mid 1980s and was replaced by a look-alike, who then died in 2009.
  • Rapper Eminem died in a car crash in 2000/2002/2006 and was replaced with a look-alike.
  • Jim Morrison faked his death.
  • Kurt Cobain was murdered by Courtney Love.
  • Paul McCartney is dead and was replaced by a look-alike.
  • Andrew W.K. is more than one person. May be Luciferian in nature and tied to many occult movements.[98]
  • Pop/rock singer Avril Lavigne committed suicide in 2003 and her management replaced her by a look-alike, who recorded subsequent releases and left subtle clues in the lyrics.[99]
  • 1990s gangsta rap was invented or promoted by the prison industrial complex to lead black men into a life of crime and boost the prison population while destroying more progressive forms of rap.[100][101]
  • Stevie Wonder isn't really blind; Wonder has reportedly played along with this, claiming to have flown airplanes.[102][note 15]
  • Reggae superstar Bob Marley did not die of cancer in 1981, but in 2015, in a fast-food restaurant.[103]
  • Bob Marley was assassinated by the CIA because… well, because.[104]
  • Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Avicii, etc. didn't actually kill themselves, and were murdered because they were investigating a secret pedophile ring.[105][106]


  • The Queen and/or the Duke of Edinburgh ordered Princess Diana murdered by MI6 because she was pregnant with Dodi Fayed's child and was about to convert to Islam.
  • Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor, was forced to abdicate because of his Nazi sympathies; there are claims that he colluded with Hitler during World War II.
  • The 2001 Nepalese royal massacreWikipedia was secretly orchestrated by India to get a more favourable government, or by persons unknown to prevent the King striking a deal with Maoist rebels.[107][108][109]
  • Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is a SJW or American spy or a robot trying to destroy the royal family. She faked her pregnancy and the birth of her child to try and get public sympathy. Or she is part of a plan to make one of their children president of the USA and return the US to British control.[110][111][112]


  • O.J. Simpson did not kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend and there is a "real killer".
  • Pro wrestlingWikipedia is real.
  • Most, if not all professional sports are staged, and all the players are really B-grade actors.
  • The National Football League is an Illuminati created distraction because its founder, Walter Camp, was a Skull and Bones member.
  • Racehorse Shergar,Wikipedia which was apparently kidnapped for ransom in 1983 but never recovered, was actually stolen by Muammar al-Gaddafi of Libya to raise money for the Irish Republican Army, or was an insurance job, or taken by the mafia.
  • Every boxing match, football game (of whatever code), horse race, and other sporting event is fixed in advance, whether by professional gamblers, corrupt sports administrators, or TV networks (the 1998 Football World Cup Final when Brazilian striker Ronaldo mysteriously fell ill is a good example).[113] Although in the case of cricket, this may actually be true.[114]

Video games[edit]

  • Video game journalism is controlled by feminist activists.
  • Zoe Quinn had sex with a Kotaku employee for favorable reviews of her game Depression Quest.
  • IGN and other reviews take money from video game companies for favorable reviews.
  • Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu, and everybody else targeted by Gamergate actually fake all of the threats that they receive for attention because they don't keep quiet about it.


  • The "Men in Black" are real.
  • Flowers are really poisonous, you still shouldn't eat random flowers.
  • The pizza at Chuck E' Cheese's is recycled from partially eaten pizzas.

Just plain whacko conspiracy theories[edit]

  • The Royal Family of the UK, along with the Bushes, the Clintons, and many other rich, prestigious families, are actually man-eating shapeshifting lizard-people from the fourth dimension.[115]
  • The above conspiracy theory was invented by another conspiracy to discredit the "true" conspiracy theorists.
  • The 2012 Olympic games in London were to be used by the New World Order to hoax an alien invasion, implementing a single world government while the populace was distracted.[116]
  • The Royal Family of the UK, along with the Bushes, the Clintons, and many other rich, prestigious families, are part of a massive multi-generational conspiracy to… well, it's not clear, but it involved switching from a 432 Hz "A" to a 440 Hz "A".[117]
  • A Yiddish secret society called Goy Cabal is using Wikipedia as part of a plan to dominate the world.
  • Barack Obama is a secret closet Muslim from Hawaii who was synthesized in Kenya for the purpose of ______ (fill in the blank).
  • Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden are the same person.
  • Barack Obama's father was Frank Davis or Malcolm X.
  • Conspiracy theorist Mark Dice is actually River Phoenix.
  • Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is actually Bill Hicks.
  • Conspiracy theories are actually a conspiracy, and all conspiracy theorists are part of an organism that wants to create paranoia and fear in the people so they can be easily manipulated.
  • George Bush had a secret weather-controlling machine that he used to create Hurricane Katrina because he hates black people.
  • Denver International Airport = NWO.
  • Hoover Dam contains a stargate, alien artifacts, secret tunnels to Area 51, mystical obelisks, and will be blown up by almost anyone.
  • The Mandela effect indicates that history has been manipulated by something incredibly powerful to change the spelling of cartoon bears?

Miscellaneous conspiracy theories[edit]

  • Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.
  • Holocaust denial
  • The belief that an army of pens are working with slutty poodles to accentuate every aerodynamic in existence.
  • Stanley Kubrick was secretly a member of the Illuminati and devoted his entire career to hiding clues of their existence in his films, eventually getting assassinated after he crossed the line with his last film Eyes Wide Shut.
  • The Titanic did not sink and the ship that did sink was its sister ship the Olympic in an insurance scam.
  • The Titanic was deliberately sunk because Jacob Astor opposed the Federal Reserve, which was established a year later.
  • There have been several conspiracy theories surrounding Hurricane Katrina.
  • Socrates never existed, and was a creation of Plato.
  • Homer (the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey) never existed. To be fair, this is actually a serious debate among scholars.
  • In order to preoccupy the world population and divert everybody's attention away from what is actually happening, some people conspire to generate conspiracy theories that are almost (but not entirely) credible and then create theories that any conspiracy theory is just a fictional delusion.
  • In an effort to control prison populations, the US prison system creates and promotes racism, i.e., divide and conquer.
  • The A440 conspiracy theory. Claims that the standard Western pitch was created to disorient and brainwash people, possibly by the Nazis.
  • Keanu Reeves is immortal.[118]
  • Mark Zuckerberg, of Facebook fame, is secretly a scion of the Rothschild clan,[119] as usual.
  • Pretty much all of the deep web secrets.
  • A secret society of left-handed individuals control the United States and the world. All three 1992 U.S. Presidential Candidates and both 2008 U.S. Presidential Candidates were left-handed. Also, five out of the last eight presidents were either left-handed or ambidextrous (Reagan).[120]
  • That every theory on this list is true, contradictions be damned.
  • Slavery was a choice for Africans, and they chose to live in America for a better life.

Films on conspiracy theories[edit]

  • AnonymousWikipedia - Shakespeare authorship
  • Zeitgeist - Jesus myth, income tax denial, and a bunch of other crap
  • Conspiracy TheoryWikipedia - Mel Gibson's character is caught up in various conspiracies with echoes of MKULTRA
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 - George W. Bush
  • J.F.K.Wikipedia - New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw was involved in JFK assassination
  • Executive ActionWikipedia - John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a conspiracy of politicians, industrialists, and intelligence agents, according to Donald Sutherland
  • JFK: The Smoking Gun - docu-drama based on Colin McLaren and Howard Donahue's second-gunman theory[121]
  • SneakersWikipedia - hackers, spies, Russians...
  • Loose Change - 9/11 false flag bullshit
  • The Parallax ViewWikipedia - conspiracy around assassination of fictional US President
  • The ConversationWikipedia - vague paranoia around possible murder
  • The Manchurian CandidateWikipedia - communist conspiracy to use brainwashed assassin to kill presidential candidate
  • ZoolanderWikipedia - brainwashed presidential assassin concept played for laughs
  • Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison - mockumentary spoof of "Paul is Dead" conspiracy theories
  • Independence DayWikipedia - alien invasion film references various Roswell/Area 51 theories
  • They LiveWikipedia - full-on David Icke-esque "our rulers are secretly aliens" concept
  • Edge of Darkness - Mel Gibson again, this time in a nuclear industry conspiracy based on a BBC TV series
  • Soaked in Bleach - "documentary" claiming Kurt Cobain was murdered
  • Capricorn OneWikipedia - sci-fi film in which a mission to Mars is faked, with obvious echoes of fake moon landing conspiracy theories; OJ Simpson plays an astronaut!
  • Thrive - "documentary" about big corporations controlling our lives
  • The Arrivals - incoherent online NWO stuff[122]
  • The Da Vinci Code - Jesus had sex, Tom Hanks has a mullet, freemasons/Illuminati attempt to cover it up
  • War By Deception - Ryan Dawson's 9/11 conspiracy[123]
  • Glitch - Mysteries Conspiracies and Paranormal[124]
  • Any film made by Alex Jones
  • Any video made by Jose Escamilla
  • Any film about Jack the Ripper
  • Several films about an aging Elvis Presley, such as Bubba Ho-TepWikipedia, Elvis Lives![125]
  • Many more listed under Schlockumentary

Top ten conspiracy theories in the UK[edit]

An on-line poll carried out by 20th Century Fox prior to the release of an X-Files film in 2008 claimed that the following were the top ten conspiracy beliefs in the UK.[126]

  1. Area 51 exists to investigate aliens (48%)
  2. 9/11 was orchestrated by the US government (38%)
  3. Apollo landing was a hoax (35%)
  4. Diana and Dodi were murdered (32%)
  5. The Illuminati secret society and masons are trying to take over the world (25%)
  6. Scientologists rule Hollywood (17%)
  7. Barcodes are really intended to control people (7%)
  8. Microsoft sends messages via Wingdings (6%)
  9. The US let Pearl Harbor happen (5%)
  10. The world is run by dinosaur-like reptiles (3%)

It has been suggested that the results may have been influenced by Fox's marketing campaign.[127]


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  1. While this theory is bullshit, it’s worth noting that there’s evidence that China was more interested in saving face initially than actually warning the world about the outbreak. So, while not deliberate, you can argue their corruption has played a part in the spread.
  2. Just wait, something's gonna show up, and it's probably gonna involve guns. Ironic, as the shooter may have been gunned down by a civilian neighbor of the church who owned a gun. Certainly, this individual played a part in driving him off. Thus, the shooting, while tragic, does show that responsible gun owners can help stop terrorists, though probably not worth the trade-off overall.
  3. Ok, there was a criminal conspiracy to kidnap or kill Lincoln and other high-ranking officials by Booth and several other Southern sympathizers, but the S.J. wasn't involved, nor did it have any long-term plans beyond trying to revive the Confederacy. Why the Jesuits would be involved or support the Confederacy hasn't been made clear anyway…
  4. Donald Trump actually tried to do this (albeit for a second term rather than a third), but thankfully didn’t succeed.
  5. The goal was to create a "Manchurian Candidate" using acid. It didn't work and instead gave Ken Kesey access to his first hit and inspired many hippies.
  6. Speaking of the Lone Gunman, 9/11 was predicted in an X-Files spin-off pilot "The Lone Gunman" in March of 2001. Sounds strange, but I have the episode somewhere, and it is eerily similar… those Hollywood writers were thinking further ahead than the White House. But then again, in the episode from March of 2001, evildoers in the Military-industrial complex attempted to carry out a plot to take over a jet airliner by remote control and fly it into the WTC, and "blame it on the Muslims". In this case, a work of fiction portraying a conspiracy predated the event that resulted in a conspiracy theory.
  7. This one isn't so crazy, if you assume "the subversives" are the ones trying to subvert the American traditions of separation of church and state, Science, the social safety net, democracy, and anti-authoritarianism. If you think they're the Godless Communists(tm)… it's kinda kooky.
  8. This one actually has a kernel of truth to it… if you define "oppressing Christians" as "preventing Christians from obnoxiously shoving their religion down everyone's throats". (Or if you spend too much time on Reddit.)
  9. We'd probably be a lot better off if this one was true.
  10. Replace "Marxism" with "critical thinking" and you'd have something closer to a proper liberal agenda (well, aside from "indoctrinate with critical thinking" being an oxymoron).
  11. Pronounced "boo-lay."
  12. Or would that be "(((Them)))"?
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  14. Okay, atheistic Satanism does technically exist, but the overwhelmingly vast majority of these Satanists have absolutely no interest in sacrificing anybody's kids in weird rites to entertain entities that they don't believe in. And Richard Dawkins has no connections to the Satanic Temple or Church of Satan anyways.
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  115. Betcha thought I made this one up, didn't you?
  117. Betcha thought that one was made up too, didn't you?
  118. Keanu Reeves is immortal.
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