There are many conspiracy theories out there, some of which are plausible and others plain ridiculous. But people believe in them anyway, and that’s why they’re so popular. So I got some of the most popular ones to show to you.
- Bush did 9/11
After 9/11 a lot of people gathered “evidence” (fake or not) that it was a government job for an excuse to attack the Middle East. Conspirators have come up with plenty of things they think prove that Bush had staged the attacks, like plane wheels and traces of chemicals only used by the military. The book Planesrunner by Ian McDonald hints that in a parallel dimension where Bush did not become president in the 2000 close presidential race and that Al Gore won, and as a result 9/11 did not occur. There’s more on this website about the conspiracy.
2. Measles vaccines cause autism
This theory had been created when two scientists posted an article about the effects of measles vaccines, and how they are linked to autism and other mental illnesses. The article has been disproved and taken down, and the authors fired, yet some people still believe in this fallacy. I am taking a stand in this matter, and that is that it is fake. It has been disproved, and anyone who may have shown signs of schizophrenia and mental illnesses after taking the vaccine is most probably either coincidence (since hormones during puberty could possibly activate mental illnesses like this), or the vaccine triggering an illness that was lingering in the body to begin with and would probably have emerged later due to chemical reactions.
3. Lee Harvey Oswald was not alone
History freaks would know who this man is, and for those of you who don’t, he is the man credited to the assassination of JFK. However, a whopping majority of Americans (up to 80%) believe that he wasn’t alone, and that it was a coordinated attack with a group of people. This was hinted in a few books, such as a time travel book (whose name I have forgot) in which , as a training for the protagonist in time travel, go back in time and stop Oswald in his attack. However, they see JFK being assassinated anyway from an unknown person on the other side of the street.
Think what you will of these, I’m just stating the facts. (Except for the vaccine thing, that’s just wrong.)