I’m a big fan of random conspiracy theories. I don’t believe 95% of them, but it’s fun to know where some people’s minds go when alone. There are people who cannot be swayed away from some odd theory they cooked up in their minds, even if fact after fact proves them wrong.
I decided to post a list of twenty oddest, weirdest and most recent conspiracy theories on the internet.
If you’re looking to find more 9/11 inside job, Newtown massacre, Kennedy assassination, Moon landing and alien conspiracies, find them somewhere else. They have been overdone, especially Kennedy, who has had more books just focused on his assassination than about his entire life.
These aren’t in any order at all, but I had to start with the conspiracy theory that I actually believe.
Stevie Wonder Isn’t Blind
I first heard this theory from Bomani Jones. He just happened to mention it during a filmed commercial break on ‘Around the Horn’. Deadspin also wrote an article with some pretty damning evidence. People have been bringing it up more and more over the last two years. Anthony Anderson even mentioned it on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.
Berry Gordy was the founder of Motown Records. He was a cut-throat business man and many of his past acts signed horrible one-sided deals. I wouldn’t put it past Gordy to give Wonder a gimmick, like Vince McMahon would give to one of his pro wrestlers. ‘Little Stevie’ was only 11 when he signed to a subsidiary of Motown Records.
That was just two men’s opinions and a lot has been recently written, so there has to be some truth to it. It would be the craziest long-con in history, but there’s no reason to spill the beans. The real truth could come out after he passes away. I don’t think we will ever know for sure.
Outback Steakhouse is a Satanic Cult
This conspiracy theory is the reason for this post. I saw it pop up on Twitter last week and sparked my interest. It’s such a weird ‘tin foil hat’ conspiracy that can make conspiracy theorists drool.
People noticed you could draw a pentagram on a map based on a few Outback Steakhouse restaurant locations. This conspiracy theory went all the way to the top of the top at Outback. Outback even tweeted a picture of a Bloomin’ Onion on a map in honor of the conspiracy theory.
Ice Bucket Challenge Was An Attempt To Recruit Satanists
This conspiracy theory started when the Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder drowned after jumping off a building in Nantucket. No one could fathom the idea that he would take such a huge risk.
There are different sects within this theory. People have their own reasons why the Ice Bucket Challenge could be satanic. The video below explains most of the theory and when it got started.
Large Hadron Collider Destroyed Our Universe, We Now Like In Alternative One
I expected a ton of conspiracies to surround the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland. No one really knew what would happen when you speed up particles as fast as you can scientifically do so, and smash them together. Some scientists feared that we would create a black hole and completely suck ourselves into another universe or reality.
Nothing noticeable happened after the LHC started up. They found the mathematical evidence that the Higgs boson exists. They are now starting other experiments after a long hiatus to change the tools.
Here’s the meat of the conspiracy theory. Many believe we have time traveled and made a time warp and even distorted some of our past. This could go along with the ‘Mandela Effect’ as well, but we will save that for a conspiracy theory farther down the list.
Finland Doesn’t Exist
I never heard of this one until I I started my research on conspiracy theories. It’s a bit ‘out there’ to say so myself.
The theory states that Russia and Sweden keep up the myth that Finland exists in order to allow Japan fishing rights to the waters around the made up country. That fish is then shipped to Russia. It goes even more in-depth. The United Nations have maps altered to keep people believing in the country (I haven’t seen this map).
Well, this conspiracy theory was debunked by the same guy who first posted it. He said it was something his parents made up and told him when he was a kid…probably to shut him up. He posted it in the thread on Reddit where people who post dumb things their parents told them as a kid. It kind of exploded from there and took on a life of its own.
Titanic Was Sunk To Eliminate Opposition to the Federal Reserve
There are a lot of Titanic conspiracy theories out there, but this one is my favorite because it’s more intricate. It involves the death of a few important and wealthy people.
The theory goes that J.P. Morgan backed the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve, but there were some heavy hitters that were against it. Three of them happened to buy tickets on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Benjamin Guggenheim, Isa Strauss and Jacob Aster, in today’s money, would be worth over $11 billion. All three lost their lives when the Titanic sank. The Federal Reserve lost three of its loudest, and wealthiest, opponents, so it was created with very little effort.
The Moon Doesn’t Exist
Okay, this is just as bad as the Flat Earthers. All the science tells us that, of course the freaking moon exists, but there are always a few skeptics. Even though I told you guys that I was not going to cover aliens, this is loosely based on them. Many believers of this conspiracy think the moon is a hollowed-out orb filled with aliens.
There is also some off-shoot that deals with the different sizes of the moon and that the moon chemtrails us at night, another topic I am not going to cover (chemtrails). I think there will always be skeptics of just about everything, even when you can freaking see it at night, almost ever damn night, but whatever. Facts aren’t real now, right?
The Earth is Flat
I actually tried to avoid this one, cause I think it could be a little too mainstream for a spot on this list. This goes along with the ‘there’s no moon’ conspiracy believers. As a society, we have went back and forth on if the Earth is flat. The ‘modern’ resurgence happen in the 1800s. Samuel Rowbotham and William Carpenter both wrote books arguing against the theory that the Earth is round.
In 1956 Samuel Shenton founded the International Flat Earth Society in the United Kingdom. I personally thought this was a satirical group, but no, it is actual believers. I thought since the mid-1900s, when we sent men into outer space and shot video of Earth from farther away. Hell, you can see the curved horizon if you’re on any airplane.
Denver Airport is the Home of All Evil
This conspiracy theory has been gaining steam every year. The more people who see the odd murals through out the Denver Airport, the more that become confused. There is also a weird, out of place horse statue out in front.
Let’s start from the beginning of this story. In 1994 a private group called ‘The New World Airport Commission’ paid for a brand new airport, even though Denver already had a perfect fine airport. It cost billions of dollars to build this airport. There were also plans for a few buildings to be built around the airport, but they were allegedly knocked down and filled in. Some believe that those building were actually built below ground and made into bunkers. The idea would be that all the world’s elite would have a place to go in case of a world-destroying nuclear war.
A group of people have tried to find someone involved with the ‘New World Airport Commission’, but no one could find that it even exists. Are they a secret society? Are they planning something huge to start the New World Order? I doubt it.
There is No Gold at Fort Knox
The government has touted that they have roughly 5,000 metric tons of gold, which is roughly 3% of all the gold ever refined in history, in Fort Knox. Some believe there is no gold at there, at all. It could just be bait if a country wanted to attack the United States…or that the Federal Reserve has actually taken the gold and moved it, or used it.
This conspiracy theory has reached mainstream media. There are so many ideas of where the money went or if the United States still has it at all. If the U.S. spent all the gold that should be in Fort Knox, it would destroy the world economy. The dollar would basically just be paper, even though we aren’t on the gold standard…but we are still kind of on it.
We will always be skeptical of the government and when it comes to gold and greed. A skeptic would need to see the gold with their own eyes to believe that Fort Knox has gold.
Dinosaurs Helped Build The Pyramids
This might is one of those conspiracy theories that you question the actual intelligence of believers. The dinosaurs and humans were millions of years apart. The pyramids are only a few thousand years old. It doesn’t help that an Egyptologist claimed dinosaurs actually built the pyramids.
The pyramids have always been a focal point for conspiracy theory lovers. Aliens are often a part of many theories, but there are many theories about the pyramids that don’t involve aliens. As juvenile as it may seem, I honestly believe many people who saw ‘The Flintstones’ cartoon are more apt to believe this theory. Dinosaurs in all forms were side-by-side with humans in that cartoon. It could have just been engraved in your brain that they existed at the same time. That’s just my two cents.
Berenstain vs Berenstein Bears
This conspiracy theory is actually an example of a greater theory called The Mandela Effect. Many people in their 30’s and 40’s remember reading books and watching a cartoon called ‘The Berenstein Bears’. These memories are so vivid like they happened yesterday. Well, the name is actually ‘The Berenstain Bears’. It blows peoples’ minds that they thought the name was Berenstein their entire lives.
I am a little guilty of this myself. I chalked it up to a false memory. When you’re a kid, you never really hear any word or name that ends with -stain, but you do hear words and people with a -stein suffix. When kids watch the Berenstain Bears, they are usually at an age when they can’t spell well.
I don’t think we are part of a new timeline or universe, we just don’t remember things from our childhood as well as we think we do.
FEMA is in Charge of Building Concentration Camps for Martial Law/Genocide
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency was established in 1979 under President Jimmy Carter. Almost immediately, people became suspicious on why this agency would even be needed.
Most thought of a possible concentration camp situation since it was just a few decades earlier when Japanese Americans were rounded up and put into camps. The agency became a low-level department and of zero notoriety…until Hurricane Katrina. The head of FEMA suddenly became one of the most important positions in the United States. They weren’t prepared for the sudden evacuation and short-term housing shortage. FEMA hasn’t restored faith with Americans since that debacle.
I don’t think there is anything to this conspiracy theory. They can barely handle a hurricane, let alone building concentration camps when the New World Order takes over. As a side note, there is a sister conspiracy theory that the U.S. will use old Wal-marts as concentration camps. That could happen when Amazon rules the world.
Katy Perry is JonBenet Ramsey
I’m breaking a ton of rules while making this list. I didn’t want to cover aliens, assassinations and conspiracy theories that would surround death, especially one so young. I just had to add this one to the list since it’s so current…and strange.
We all know the tragic story of the death of JonBenet Ramsey in the 90’s. The nation was in mourning and then slowly put the blame on her parents. The murder has never been solved and has stumped even the most experienced investigator. Most lay the blame on the Boulder Police Department since the scene of the crime was contaminated and were clearly not prepared for such a crime.
The Katy Perry and JonBenet Ramsey conspiracy theory first started when Perry lightened her hair. Perry does resemble what Ramsey might have looked like if she were able to grow up. There’s also a scenario that her death was a hoax in which she was sacrificed (in name only) by a masonic group.
The rest of the theory just rest on their physical similarities.
Beyoncé was never pregnant with Blue Ivy
I gotta admit…I think there’s something to this one. Maybe Beyoncé wouldn’t want anyone to know that’s her, or her husband Jay-Z, had fertility issues. Another reason may be that she hired a surrogate to carry a baby for vanity reasons.
The conspiracy theory started when she appeared on a TV show and her belly appeared to inflate and deflate when she sat down. It could be that she wanted to appear more pregnant than she actually was at that time, or not at all. There’s also rumors that Blue Ivy was actually a baby from an extra-marital affair Jay-Z had with another woman. There will always be questions surrounding the mother of Blue Ivy, but there’s no doubt that Jay-Z is the father…she looks just like him.
Speaking of Jay-Z, this is a bat shit crazy conspiracy theory based on a picture taken in 1939. Fans have long believed that Jay-Z is part of the Illuminati and he almost brags that it could actually be true. His lyrics are deconstructed and analyzed thinking there’s some sort of ‘Zodiac Killer’ riddle (we will talk about this more later).
Conspiracy theorist David Icke has long believed that lizard people live among us and the Freemason are just energy vampires. By the way, I’ve also tried to avoid all lizard conspiracy theories. I guess the dinosaur/pyramids theory was as close as I’ll get.
Why does the theory think Jay-Z is a vampire? Based on Icke’s insane idea, Freemason vampire only takes one’s energy to time travel. The picture from 1939 would make sense…but is probably just some dude who looked like Jay-Z back in the 1930s.
Rasputin Wasn’t Human
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended Tsar Nicholas II’ and the entire Romanov family. The number of conspiracy theories that surround Rasputin are in the dozens. He was a very mysterious person that was a wandering monk before first meeting the Tsar. It was claimed that he was a healer that helped cure the Tsar’s children.
Rasputin started to gain power during World War I, when the Tsar left to help his troops. During the Tsar’s absence became very unpopular and was assassinated by anti-Tsar noblemen. His unpopularity brought the public to not trust the Tsar. The entire Romanov family were murdered in the Russian Revolution.
Now that I’ve brought you up to speed, let’s dive into the conspiracy theory. It was believed that Rasputin was an alien who would die in the sunlight (which sounds more like a vampire). I realize this violates my rule of alien conspiracy theory, but there is a reason why I wanted to do this one.
When Rasputin was murdered, it was rumored that the mob cut off his penis. A maid allegedly found it in the street and saved it. His 13-inch penis changed hands a few times and many thought of it as a holy relic. It eventually found its way to the Russian Museum of Erotica. While it’s nearly impossible to verify that this is Rasputin’s penis, I believe it proves this conspiracy theory is fact…because no human man has flaccid a 13-inch penis. I’m glad I solved this one.
Google Search Engine is on Verge of Becoming Self-aware
This is an easy one to understand why people think this is actually happening. Google can predict certain things based on what you search and etc., so people who didn’t grow up with computers, are more likely to believe this theory.
George Orwell planted the seeds of the all seeing eye of ‘big brother’. There isn’t much more I can say about this cause you’ve probably have heard all about it from your father-in-law on Thanksgiving.
I’m glad Google is getting smarter, cause I don’t trust Siri with my life.
O.J. Simpson is Khloe Kardashian’s Father
This is probably the most recent conspiracy theory to go mainstream…and of course it has to do with a Kardashian.
O.J. Simpson was rumored to have had an affair with Kris Jenner in the 1990’s. Both parties have denied the affair. A prison guard at Simpson’s prison did hear Simpson say he would have never betray Bob and ‘tap Kris.’
Another layer of this theory is from Robert Kardashian’s ex-wife Jan Ashley. She revealed that Bob hid the fact that Khloe wasn’t his in the divorce documents and were filed when Kris cheated on him.
The same prison guard who said Simpson told him that he would never ‘tap Kris’, did admit that Khloe came and regularly visited O.J. in prison. It could just be that O.J. was always nice to her when she was a kid and maybe she also thinks O.J. was innocent of murder…so she is nice to ‘Uncle Juice.’ I’m sure this theory will drag on since it keeps Khloe’s name in the press.
Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer
This might be my favorite conspiracy theory. It’s pretty insane, but people keep adding to the evidence. It’s a satirical conspiracy theory since all of the ‘evidence’ is based from humor. Some people didn’t catch the humor and think there’s a real chance…even though Cruz wasn’t born when the Zodiac Killer began killing people.
Cruz is an unlikable human being that is only out for himself. Cruz’s colleagues in the Senate can’t even stand the guy. He was a policy nerd in college and the Zodiac Killer also had a very intelligent mind. I assume Cruz would have been an A- grade score away from being Zodiac-like.
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.