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!