Some Interesting Conspiracy Facts
There is a conspiracy theory calcimining that CIA blew up an island in the Gulf of Mexico, in order to shift the boundaries for who-owns-what-oil-fields.
While New Coke was a bomb, the return of the original formula as Coca-Cola Classic was very successful. When asked if New Coke was a conspiracy to promote the soda, an executive replied: “We're not that dumb, and we're not that smart.”
There is a growing conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting never happened. As a result, many of the victim's families are being harassed.
Caesar and Cato fiercely debated in the Roman Senate over a conspiracy to seize power, when a note was delivered to Caesar. Cato alleged this could implicate his involvement, imploring him to read it. He handed it to Cato who read it out loud. It was a lustful love letter from Cato's sister.
There is a ''Lost Cosmonauts'' conspiracy theory alleging that there are cosmonauts who actually entered space before Yuri Gagarin, but their stories were covered up by the USSR.
There's a whole conspiracy theory about NASA hiding a "second sun".
In 2005, in Northern Nigeria a group of Muslim leaders declared the polio vaccine to be a conspiracy to sterilize the true believers. Subsequently, the disease began to spread again.
From 2001 to 2006 manufacturers colluded in an international LCD price fixing conspiracy.
There's a conspiracy theory that historians manufactured 300 years of history that never happened, including Charlemagne's entire life.
There is a conspiracy theory that debates the "Dark Ages" never actually happened.
A conspiracy theory in which Stephen Hawking died in the 80's and was replaced by a body-double.
A number of "bible conspiracy theories" exist, mostly around the idea that Christianity is a propaganda tool created to unify the roman empire.
India's moon orbiter took photos of the Apollo landing site, debunking the conspiracy theory that the US faked the moon landings.
In 1992 rapper Mac Dre was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and sentenced to 5 years in prison after he refused a police deal, which was informing law enforcement about his partners. While awaiting trial Mac Dre recorded a full album over the phone, taunting law enforcement officials.
The October Surprise Conspiracy Theory alleges a plot to influence the outcome of the 1980 presidential election in favor of Ronald Reagan.
There is a widespread conspiracy theory that Eminem died in 2006 and was replaced by a lookalike.
Black Knight satellite conspiracy theory claims that there is a spacecraft in near-polar orbit of the Earth that is of extraterrestrial origin, and that NASA is engaged in a cover-up regarding its existence and origin.
Continuum, a magazine devoted to the idea that AIDS was a conspiracy, went out of print around 2001 after all the editors died of AIDS.
There is a conspiracy theory that Stevie Wonder isn't actually blind.
As a result of a 20-year-old online joke that the German city of Bielefield doesn't actually exist, the city released a press statement titled ‘There Really is a Bielefeld!’ However as it was released on April 1st, this humorously only added to the conspiracy.
There is a conspiracy theory about the children's cartoon "Rugrats" theorizing that the babies were figments of Angelica's schizophrenia, and not real at all.
There is a conspiracy theory that we are living in a parallel universe due to the spelling of the children's books The Berenstain Bears.
There is a seriously held conspiracy theory that the comedian Bill Hicks is not dead; he is actively performing as Alex Jones.
The abandonment of city streetcar systems in the mid-twentieth century led to accusations of conspiracy which held that a union of the automobile, oil, and tire manufacturers shut down the streetcar systems in order to further the use of buses and automobiles.
When NASA landed on the moon, they placed reflectors that can reflect any laser pointed at it back to the earth, which smashes the conspiracy that humans never went to the moon.
Saddam Hussein commissioned the production of a "Blood Qur'an", written using 27 liters of his own blood, to thank God for saving him from dangers and conspiracies.
Over 300,000 people in South Africa got needlessly infected with HIV after state officials supported charlatan vitamin treatment instead of "western medical conspiracy".
There is a conspiracy theory that Andrew WK (singer) is actually a fabricated piece of performance art, concocted by a secret organization and his performances are actually "performed" by multiple people.
Those plane trails in the sky are caused by condensation, and there's a conspiracy theory that believes they are chemicals sprayed by the government.
A conspiracy theory which alleges that Nintendo's President Gunpei Yokoi hired the Yakuza to murder Gunpei Yokoi, creator of the Game Boy.
In 1992, a lawyer and a judge were looking for files on a former prisoner in a police station near Paraguay. Instead, they stumbled upon archives documenting an international conspiracy involving the torture, murder, and imprisonment of 480,000 people. It is now known as the Archives of Terror.
There is a conspiracy theory that a 1980's CIA project involved teleporting people to its colony on Mars.
The first episode of an X-Files spin-off called "The Lone Gunmen," which aired March 4, 2001, involved American government’s conspiracy to hijack an airliner, fly it into the World Trade Center, and blame it on terrorists - thereby gaining support for a new profit-making war.
A conspiracy theory prompted Lee Harvey Oswald's body to be exhumed on October 4th, 1981, to ensure the body wasn't that of a look-alike Russian agent. Dental records confirmed the body was Oswald's.
There is a conspiracy theory that The Beatles were manufactured by the Tavistock Institute of London and that all their songs were written by Frankfurt School philosopher, Theodor Adorno, for the purpose of influencing social change.
The very high cost of Diamonds and the public perception as a symbol of romance was a manufactured phenomenon to create profit for a conspiracy of diamond mining organizations.
A civil jury found that Martin Luther King, Jr. had been the victim of assassination by a conspiracy involving the Memphis police as well as federal agencies. The King family sought a mere $100 in restitution to show that they were not pursuing the case for financial gain.
There is a conspiracy theory that the Titanic never sunk. Instead, it was her sister ship, the Olympic that sunk and it was just an insurance scam.
There is a conspiracy theory that 1980 Hollywood movie The Shining was a coded admission from Kubrick to faking the Moon landing.
In 1997 Coast to Coast, a conspiracy/paranormal radio show, had a frantic caller claiming to be a former Area 51 worker being hunted by the government. Then the show went off the air.