If you go into any bar, in any place in the world right now, chances are that you will come across a group of people feverishly discussing a global conspiracy theory. Despite the high news coverage that follows every international event, “secret” information always seems to pop up days after a global disaster, revealing details of what really went down, or so it would have us believe. Whilst most of us know that conspiracy theories are nothing but a huge hoax, we love hearing them regardless, turning over the information in our minds. Although these conspiracy theories might have little proof to their names, they will certainly get you thinking.
If you ever studied any sort of literature in school, it’s almost certain that you came across the works of William Shakespeare at some point. What you might not know, however, is that scholars aren’t even sure that William Shakespeare as we know him even existed. Very little is known about the writer’s history and many believe that Christopher Marlowe was the voice behind the works.
Despite being intricately documented by news and media channels from around the world, rumors still circulate the internet on whether or not the London bombings in 2005 actually happened. Inconsistencies in news reports and eyewitness accounts have caused a number of people to question whether or not the events actually occurred or rather, were a government farce, created to fuel hatred.
Apparently, the shrinking size of ice caps and rising sea levels aren’t sufficient proof to convince many of the reality of global warming and there is a huge population of people who simply believe that it is a myth.
Whilst most commonly attributed to primates, there is a subsection of people who believe that the AIDS virus was a CIA invention, created in laboratories in order to wipe out homosexuals and African Americans. Even though we are well past the virus’ epidemic phase, many refuse to believe that AIDS spreads naturally.