People are more likely to believe conspiracy theories when they feel powerless, fearful, or anxious. Many widely believed conspiracies have been debunked over time, but people continue to believe in many others.
A user asked the forum, “What conspiracy theory is widely believed but clearly not true?”
Here are the top responses.
MOON LANDING IS FAKE
“People I know still think the moon landing was faked.”
THE EARTH IS FLAT
“The easiest way to disprove this is to go to the shore or a large open field and bring a ladder. As the sun sets from your perspective, quickly go up the ladder, and you will continue to see its setting – curved earth.”
KURT KOBIAN WAS MURDERED
“Kurt Cobain being murdered. If there’s anything we know about miserably depressed heroin addicts, they have an overwhelming will to live.”
VACCINES INJECT A WOKE MIND VIRUS
“Vaccines inject a “woke mind virus.” Believe me; if we could change minds with a jab, the US would already be a dictatorship, no oranges needed.”
PEOPLE WHO GOT THE VACCINE WILL DIE IN 6 MONTHS
“My favorite version of this is when people predict that everyone who got the vaccine would die in 6 months. That one turned out to be pretty easy to disprove.”
VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM
“The vaccines causing autism were from a retracted, fraudulent paper by the used-to-be-doctor Wakefield.”
MATTRESS STORES ARE MONEY LAUNDERING FRONTS
“Mattress stores are money laundering fronts. Google “Why are there so many mattress stores,” it’s not complicated. And money laundering doesn’t even work that way.”
JEWS SECRETLY RULE THE WORLD
“The Jews secretly rule or run the world. Perhaps not widely believed, but there are scary amounts of antisemitic people who do believe it.”
JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS TRYING TO STARVE THE CANADIAN POPULATION
“Here in Canada, I work for someone convinced that Justin Trudeau is trying to starve the Canadian population by banning fertilizer so that he can become a dictator or something like that.”
CONTROLLED DEMOLITION OF WTC 1 & 2
“They were designed to fall straight down. If they had timbered over, the death toll would have been in the tens of thousands, destroying vast numbers of first responders surrounding the buildings. By falling straight down, their collapse mitigated secondary damage.”
THE STOLEN 2020 ELECTION
“Even Republicans say it was a fair election; that’s how you know the MAGA Republicans are delusional.”
BIG PHARMA IS TRYING TO HIDE THE CANCER CURE
“Big Pharma is trying to hide the cure for cancer from the world.”
THERE ARE NO BIRDS, JUST BOTS
“There are no birds, just bird-bots that the government uses to spy on people.
The government is not as bright as some of the crows I’ve seen.
REAL ELVIS DIED IN FREAK BARBECUE ACCIDENT
“I heard the real Elvis died in a freak barbecue accident, and the person who actually died as Elvis was just a body double.”
A SECRET ILLUMINATI RULE THE PLANET
“That there is a secret Illuminati-like elite ruling the planet. They’re not secret; the people with the money and political power are all very well-known.”
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