The appeal of conspiracy theories is not that strange if you think about. People see patterns everywhere and hence, want to connect the dots of random events. In addition, it is rather simple to do so if the conspiracy is presented along with clear evidence of things that people already believe is true. However, supporting the authenticity of these patterns has certain limits that once broken can easily enter the realm of ridiculousness. Let’s explore the top 10 silliest conspiracy theories people accept as true nowadays.
1. KFC and black men impotence
The rumors regarding this conspiracy theory came to life after Colonel Sanders’s death when the world found out that the owner of the chain left 10% of his earning to the infamous KKK group. The association between Colonel Sanders and the Ku Klux Klan lead many to believe that the fast food giant has been ruled by this racist organization ever since. Even though the gossip’s credibility is escalated by the fact that KFC has several secret herb blends, the ironic part is that nowadays, the chain is owned by a black man.
2. The Nazi reached the Moon long before Neil Armstrong
Most army experts agree that the best way to show your own countrymen that you are fighting a fair cause is to convince them of the threat posed by a ruthless enemy. It is very likely that the stories regarding the Nazi regime reaching and building a military base on the Moon started at the beginning or at some point throughout the course of WW2, when the US was indecisive of whether to enter the war or not. If this conspiracy theory were true than rest assured that the world would have been a lot different today.
3. The Paul McCartney of today is an impostor
According to the supporters of this conspiracy theory, Paul McCartney died in a car accident in 1966 and The Beatles were forced to replace their singer with a look-a-like. The reason why this preposterous hypothesis emerged is twofold: the covers of the Abbey Road album and Fab Four, which are said to refer to the dead Paul McCartney when played backwards.
4. An ancient reptilian race is living among us
The promoter of this theory, David Icke, claims that a blood drinking reptilian race is living among us and will bring impending doom to mankind. In addition, this ancient race has been on Earth from the beginning of civilization and has always decided where this world should be heading. This is why David Icke and other supporters claim that the reptilian overlords currently occupy top positions. Nobody is spared the accusations, from the US presidents to the British Royal family, everyone is a reptilian according to Icke.
5. Elvis Presley faked his own death
It was shocking, it was unexpected and the King’s fans will not simply accept the premature death of Elvis Presley. With several obscure sighting reported by doubtful witnesses across the US, there are many people who strongly believe that the King faked his own death just to get away from it all. If were to think about the more recent speculations regarding the death of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, an explanation for this silly hypothesis is that simply the fact that certain fans have a difficult time accepting their idols’ passing.
6. The barcodes are the proof the Antichrist is here
Perhaps one of the most discussed conspiracy theories, particularly in 2012, is the one involving the Apocalypse. The Holy Bible points out that at the end of times, mankind will go through several trials before the second coming , one of them being that you need to accept the Mark of the Beast/Antichrist in order to be able to sell or buy. Even though John’s Apocalypse is filled with metaphors and vivid details that can signify virtually anything, many are convinced that the barcodes found on every product today is proof that the Antichrist is walking the Earth.
7. The theories on Princess Diana’s death
Princess Diana was the kind of person that could not simply go by unnoticed. Because many loved and admired Diana, her death came as a shock and it was difficult to accept that the Princess of Hearts is gone. All the theories regarding her death come from that unfortunate night in Paris and the terrible (and perhaps a bit inexplicable) car accident that instantly killed her and her boyfriend. Actually, it was as simple as a car accident that really killed them!
8. Marilyn Monroe was assassinated on JFK’s order
Granted, Marilyn Monroe’s death is followed by the assassination of JFK and his brother rather quickly. However, it seems that some people do not accept or want to believe in coincidence and point out to clues that – in their opinion – prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Marilyn was murdered for the purpose of silencing her regarding the affair with JFK.
9. Worldwide corporations’ logos are in fact occult symbols that contain hidden messages
This laughable conspiracy theory started off in 1992 with the introduction of the Wingdings font. Back then, some people that most likely had too much spare time on their hands, started to play with the new font, which changes the well-known letters to various symbols. And this is how the entire hysteria regarding the major corporations and the secrets there are hiding was born. From satanic teachings to global enslavement, everything can be proven by typing in the name of a corporation in the Wingdings font. Little do they know that the Wingdings symbols are actually random.
10. Michael Jackson’s second persona: LaToya Jackson
As previously mentioned, some fans simply cannot accept their idols’ death. The idea that the King of Pop died of drug overdose is something way below his name. While there have been several conspiracy theories that claimed Michael is still alive, the silliest of them all done not only state that MJ is still very much alive, but he also decided to carry on with his life as LaToya Jackson. It is true that they look incredibly similar and that they were both big fans of plastic surgery. However, let’s not forget that they have been in the same room together several times!