Conspiracies have the power to keep you hooked, engage you and influence you. The ability to find appealing patterns in the world is one of the greatest strengths of humans. It is the reason why conspiracy theories attract us. It is human tendency to be more naturally inclined towards the evidence, which already supports what we believe. It is also interesting to know that people lean towards conspiratorial thinking. Hence, to provide you with the edgy top stories of 2017, here is a list of the most appealing conspiracy theories.
When a series of historically massive storms had hit the US, conspiracies had followed. One of the theories accuses the US of using the Alaska-based High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) to engage in weather warfare. HAARP is supposed to be involved in making hurricanes to controlling the mind.
- Las Vegas Shooting:
A man had on the Las Vegas Strip had opened fire in June 2017. In this accident, nearly 60 people lost their lives and about hundred injured. It resulted in a series of rumors claiming that there were multiple shooters inside and that a security guard was a partner in crime. This incident was also termed as a hoax, featuring paid actors as victims to take away gun rights.
Conspiracy theorists had linked the Antifa, which comprises of the anti-fascist activists with the Las Vegas Shooting. A viral video sparked a rumor in which an amateur body hunter claimed that Antifa ‘super-soldiers’ would go to houses on November 4, 2017, stealing guns and killing white people to resist Trump. Online commentators had linked this to a train derailment near Olympia, Washington.
There are many conspiracy theories regarding the bitcoin. Nobody knows who developed it and this reason gave rise to so many rumors. There was a rumor that the developer of the crypto-currency was created by an advanced intelligence to take over the world. Some conspiracy theorists also said that several traders were hoarding it to drive up the value of their assets or holdings.
- Obama’s Shadow Government:
There have been rumors that Obama has been controlling a deep state of intelligence officials and bureaucrats running a mini-government to take down the Trump administration. It is the idea of the shadow government. Conservative politicians have accused Obama or rigging the Russia investigation, planning a coup through FBI to throw Trump out of office and what not.
- Fake Melania Trump:
There was a rumor that a body double of Melania had stood next to the President in a quick meeting in front of the reporters. The gossip of her separation from Donald Trump started making rounds. However, in the end, it was concluded that this theory relied on some out of context, low-quality pictures. You might also be interested in reading about the recent Mexican Alien Artifacts found in the caves in Mexico.
Hence, these theories would have aggravated you to know more about them and bring your conspiratorial mind to the scene.