Don’t take me wrong. I love some conspiracy theories, they are fun to talk about with your friends and family, and actually accept the possibility that some of them might be true? But some of them go too too far, seriously, ridiculously far, like these ones:
The Earth is flat
The Flat Earth Society has 121,000 likes on Facebook, and celebrities who’ve expressed anti-sphere sentiments include B.o.B, Shaquille O’Neal and Freddie Flintoff.
Hitler is still alive
The advent of the internet hasn’t just cooked up new conspiracy theories, it’s also accelerated existing ones. “Hitler is still alive” rumours have circulated since the 1970s.
First lady Melania Trump has a double
Melania Trump has been replaced by a body double has gone viral, and she follows Trump everywhere…though conspiracy theorists have been circulating it online for a while.
Queen Elizabeth is a cannibal
In 2012, the site Dear Dirty America claimed to have “confirmed” Humdinger’s reports when a serviceman at Windsor Castle claimed to discover human remains inside the queen’s “private freezer.”
Chemicals in the water are turning men gay
One of Jones’ most notorious conspiracy theories is that the government is using chemicals in order to turn people gay, using a mysterious “gay bomb” devised by the Pentagon.
“The reason there’s so many gay people now is because it’s a chemical warfare operation, and I have the government documents where they said they’re going to encourage homosexuality with chemicals so that people don’t have children,” he said on his broadcast in 2010, according to NBC News.