They’re Watching You
Conspiracy theories blow my mind. I either love them or hate them, but I whole-heartedly disagree with them whenever I hear one I haven’t heard before.
Regardless of my beliefs, however, I really do enjoy reading wild conspiracy theories online or having a friend or stranger tell me a new one, whether widely-held or an invention of their own. The craziest thing about conspiracy theories is how many there are out there in the world, and I’m not talking the moon landing or JFK’s assassination: there are conspiracy theories about practically everything.
What’s psychologically fascinating about conspiracy theories is that they seem so far-fetched, they might just be true, but society has conditioned us to ignore conspiracy theorists as eccentric and paranoid. Why do we create and promote conspiracy theories? As author Alan Moore once wrote,
“The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory. The truth is far more frightening – Nobody is in control.. The world is rudderless.”
However you feel about conspiracy theories, we can guarantee that the ones on the following pages are pretty mind-blowing in their own ways. Redditors were asked to share which theories they seriously believed in, and their responses will definitely have you wondering!
Get ready to question your own beliefs!
Remember the Maine
I’m gonna have to go with the USS Maine.
It’s the pride of the US Navy, sails up and down the US east coast with no trouble. Then, tensions heat up in Spanish Cuba, we move the ship to right off the coast, where it explodes within two days.
Boom. Now we have the justification to go to war against the only other imperializing country on this side of the world. After the war Cuba becomes a giant play thing for investors. (QuarterOztoFreedom)
OJ: Innocent or Guilty?
OJ’s son, Jason, was the real killer. Firstly Jason was off his antipsychotic meds at the time for intermittent rage disorder which is commonly known as jekyll and hyde syndrome. He had been known to blackout, hear voices and just go crazy at any time. He had been committed to the hospital several times. He was given medication to keep it under control, but had stop taking it months before the murders.
Secondly Jason has no alibi and was upset at Nicole. No one knows where Jason was during the time of the killings. His time card from his place of employment was handwritten even though the automatic machine was working. He was upset that Nicole didn’t come to his restaurant the day of the murder and by all accounts he had a love-hate relationship with his step-mother. (Also note that he hired a defense attorney for his son as well)
Thirdly Jason Simpson had experience assaulting people with deadly weapons. Jason had almost killed an ex-girlfriend with a knife, assaulted another girlfriend and came after his boss with a kitchen knife. He was trained in hand-to-hand combat as well as field knife training while attending the Army and Navy Academy. OJ also was squeamish around blood and there was a lot of blood at the scene.
Fourthly, Ron Goldman was a 3rd degree black belt. He had defensive wounds on his hands and multiple bruising on his hands and arms from striking someone. OJ was already breaking down from the NFL at the time and besides a small cut on his knuckle, OJ who was stripped naked by the LAPD had zero bruising on his body.
Finally, the physical evidence matches Jason more than OJ, but the LAPD never followed up. The cops found a knit cap with hairs from a black male and a dog. OJ didn’t have a dog and didn’t wear knit hats, but Jason had a dog and wore knit hats often. DNA was found under Nicole’s fingernails that didn’t match OJ’s, but they never tested it against Jason’s DNA. In a storage locker a knife owned by Jason fit the knife that was used at the scene. The knife that the cops thought OJ used did not fit any of the wound patterns. The LAPD found 15 unknown fingerprints at the scene and none matched OJ, they never compared them to Jason Simpson known fingerprints. (SovietWarfare)