1. Lizard people are controlling the world
Officially referred to as ‘Reptilians’ but also known as reptoids, draconians, saurians, or LIZARD PEOPLE, these are an alleged group of humanoid reptiles that secretly live among regular people and take on human form to gain political power in an effort to manipulate human societies. Repti-Beleivers claim that many of the worlds prominent leaders are actually reptilians.
There is no concrete point of origin for the ‘reptilian’ narrative, though science fiction is littered with them throughout the last several decades. From the ‘Serpent Men’ of Conan the Barbarian to the Serpent race described in “Lost city of Atlantis” folklore.
In 1967, a police officer in Nebraska by the name of Herbert Schirmer claimed to be abducted by reptilian aliens with ‘winged serpent’ emblems on their chests. Although his story has been dismissed by several people as a hoax, the “alien abduction” narrative is extremely common among reptilian conspiracists.
According to the popular British conspiracy theorist David Icke, Reptilians hail from the Alpha Draconis star system, and are now right here on earth hiding in underground bases deep below the earths surface. Icke insists that many of the worlds most prominent leaders like George W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth are members of reptilian blood lines.
2. The Illuminati
The Bavarian order of the Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, “enlightened”) is an Enlightenment-era secret society founded in May 1776 by a law professor and philosopher named Adam Weishaupt. The goal of the illuminati was (ironically) to oppose superstition, religious influence over public life, and abuse of government power. Part of the Illuminati statute states:
“The order of the day, is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them.”
The Illuminati, together with The Freemasons and other secret societies—were outlawed by Bavarian ruler, Charles Theodore, who was under much pressure from the Catholic church, in 1784, 1785, 1787, and 1790. The group was vilified in the following years and was thought to be responsible for the French revolution.
While the written and oral history of the illuminati seems to be rather simple and uneventful, the now defunct group has been rumored to be an alive and well organization that conspires to control world affairs and establish a new world order and global government. Illuminati conspiracists claim that the proof of this theory can be seen in the form of not so subliminal messages in films, television shows, comics, video games, and music videos.
3. 9/11 Was an inside job
The terror attacks in New York City on September, 11th 2001 are without a doubt the most devastating attack on the United States since Pearl Harbor. Perpetrated and planned by Osama Bin Laden and the terror group “al qaeda”, the events of 9/11 saw three buildings reduced to rubble and over 2,000 people killed.
But conspiracy theorists believe that the events of 9/11 were an inside job. To back up their claims many 9/11 conspiracists point out “facts” such as:
- Right before the September 11th attacks, An incredibly high and unusual amount of “put” options were put on United Airlines and American Airlines stocks on wall street, the very same airlines that were hijacked. Many claim that inside traders were tipped off about the attacks ahead of time and profited from it. After receiving a tip from a wall street firm, The Securities and Exchange Commission launched an insider trading investigation in which Osama bin Laden was a suspect.
- In the event that an airplane is hijacked, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has a protocol in place in which they send out fighter jets to shoot down the aircraft. On the morning of september 11th, 2001, it is claimed that NORAD was told to ‘stand down’
- Many architecture and demolition experts claim that the World Trade Center collapse appeared eerily similar to a controlled demolition. Several witnesses recall hearing explosions inside the building. Many architects and scientists agree that a plane’s fuel cannot produce enough heat to melt the steel frames of the two buildings that collapsed, i.e. the “Jet fuel can’t melt steel beams” phenomena
While several others have come out to contest these claims, each offering their own valid counter argument, the “Investigate 9/11” movement has held up and remained strong over the last 16 years.
4. The Earth is flat
“Flat-earthers” as we’ve come to know them, are the ultimate conspiracy theorists. They believe that NASA is not real, that every picture of the earth from space is fake, and that we are surrounded on all sides by a giant ice wall. For an overview of flat earth theory: check out this video, which has over a million views:
The next target if conspiracy theorists are the trails of clouds that can be seen billowing from jets streaking across the sky. Conspiracies range from the idea that these streaks could intensify global warming, to the government dumping harmful chemicals into the air to assert mind control of its citizens. The truth is that jet engines spew out very hot air. Not enough melt steel beams or anything, but pretty damn hot. This heat coupled with the fact that the high atmosphere where they fly is often below 30 degrees, results in the humid exhaust that is nothing more than water vapor. Not harmful chemicals designed to turn frogs gay or control people’s minds. But for the more exciting tinfoil hat version of what they are, check this out: