Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, at Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii to Ann Dunham from Wichita, Kansas and Barack Obama Sr. from a small province in Kenya who was attending the University of Hawaii.
During Barack Obama’s campaign for president in 2008 and through his presidency, many conspiracy theories were circulated, falsely asserting that he was not a natural-born citizen of the United States and consequently, under Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, that he was ineligible to be President of the United States. Other things needed to be eligible include living in the United States for at least 14 years prior, and the candidate must be at least 35 years old.
Conspiracy theories alleged that Obama’s published birth certificate was a forgery and that his actual birthplace was not Hawaii but Kenya. Other theories alleged that Obama became a citizen of Indonesia in childhood, thus losing his U.S. citizenship. Still others claimed that Obama was not a natural-born U.S. citizen because he was born a dual citizen (British and American). A number of political candidates have called these various claims a racist reaction to Obama’s status as the first African American President of the United States.
Even though there is certified published birth certificate, people still don’t want to believe it, but what do you believe?
Skull and Bones is an undergraduate senior secret society at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. It is the oldest senior class landed society at Yale. The society’s alumni organization, the Russell Trust Association, owns the society’s real estate and oversee the organization. The society is known informally as “Bones”, and their members are referred to as “Bonesmen.”
Founded in 1832 after a dispute among Yale debating societies Linonia and others, over the season’s fraternity awards. Thus, two students created a new society, separate from the fraternities known as “the Order of the Skull and Bones.”
The group Skull and Bones is featured in many conspiracy theories, which claim that the society plays a role in a global conspiracy for world control. Theorists suggest that Skull and Bones is a branch of the Illuminati. Another theory is that the organization controls the CIA with help from leaders around the world.
Many people report horrors happening within the society, such as sacrifices and devil worshiping. The new member initiation was reported as “demonic” and many students wanting an in could never get it. While many of the members’ name remain anonymous, the club no longer goes on within the walls at Yale due to a high number of complaints. However, there are reports of similar clubs being founded across various universities across the united states. What do think? Devil worshipers or simply college guys having fun?
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service studying the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African-American men in Alabama. They got men to come into the building by misleading them, so the men thought they were receiving free health care from the government.
Investigators enrolled a total of 600 impoverished African-American males from the state of Alabama. Of these men, 399 had previously contracted the disease before the study began and 201 did not have the disease. None that were infected were ever told they had the disease and didn’t receive any real treatment. Scientists and doctors withheld penicillin from patients which was a known cure of syphilis at the time.
Because of this unethical experiment, the government established the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). It also led to new laws, one of which requiring informed consent, communication of diagnosis and accurate reporting of test results.
Many people argue as to why scientists did this and chose the demographic group they did. The most popular and believable theory is just the simple act of blatant racism. During the entirety of the 20th century (and still today), African-Americans receive blatant acts of racism and microaggression. Either way, the true motives behind the scientists will never be known. What do you think?
UFO conspiracy theories argue that evidence of unidentified flying objects (UFO) and extraterrestrial visitors is being suppressed by various governments, and politicians globally, Most notably the officials of Washington D.C. Such conspiracy theories commonly argue that Earth governments, especially the US government, are in communication and/or cooperation with extraterrestrials despite public claims to the contrary. Some even believe that some of these theories claim that the governments are explicitly allowing alien abduction.
Various UFO conspiracy ideas have flourished on the internet and were frequently featured on popular websites. The National Enquirer reported that a survey found 76% of participants felt the government was not revealing all it knew about UFOs, 54% thought UFOs definitely or probably existed, and 32% thought UFOs came from outer space.
Notable persons to have publicly stated that UFO evidence is being suppressed include Senator Barry Goldwater, Admiral Lord Hill-Norton (former NATO head and chief of the British Defence Staff),Vice Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter (first CIA director), astronauts Gordon Cooper and Edgar Mitchell, and former Canadian defense Minister Paul Hellyer. Beyond their testimonies and resports no substantiating evidence has been presented to support their statements and conclusions. According to the “Committee for Skeptical Injury” little or no evidence exists to support them despite significant research on the subject by non-governmental scientific agencies. So what do you believe? Real or hoax?
Another conspiracy theory is the idea that the jets in the sky spray harmful chemicals. People believe the government is doing this to keep our population under control. However, many scientists debunk these theories saying those white aircraft trails in the sky aren’t harmful chemicals sprayed from planes.
Though some people call them “chemtrails,” the white streaks in the sky are actually condensation in the air that’s been heated by a plane’s engine and then frozen by the cold temperature, according to retired airline captain and USA Today contributor John Cox.
Like I said some “chemtrail” conspiracy theorists believe the white trails are a cocktail of dangerous chemicals sprayed from planes in a plot to control the population and food supply. When tested 76 of 77 scientists said there was no harmful chemicals coming from the jets yet with our population drastically increasing, it’s a possibility. Or is it? What do you think? Is there proof or is it just a bunch of malarkey?
It’s now been nearly four decades since Neil Armstrong took his “giant leap for mankind”, if, that is, he ever set foot off this planet. Doubters say the U.S. government, desperate to beat the Russians in the space race, faked the lunar landings, with Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin acting out their mission on a secret film set, located (depending on the theory) either high in the Hollywood Hills or deep within Area 51. With the photos and videos of the Apollo missions only available through NASA, there’s no independent verification that the lunar landings were anything but a hoax.
The give away? Film of Aldrin planting a waving American flag on the moon, which critics say proves that he was not in space. The flag’s movement, they say, clearly shows the presence of wind, which is impossible in a vacuum. NASA says Aldrin was twisting the flagpole to get the moon soil, which caused the flag to move. (And never mind that astronauts have brought back hundreds of independently verified moon rocks.) Theorists have even suggested that filmmaker Stanley Kubrick may have helped NASA fake the first lunar landing, given that his 1968 film 2001: A Space Odessey proves that the technology existed back then to artificially create a spacelike set. As for Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee,three astronauts who died in a fire while testing equipment for the first moon mission? They were executed by the U.S. government, which feared they were about to disclose the truth.
Far-fetched as the hoax theory may seem, a 1999 Gallup poll showed that it’s comparatively durable: 6% of Americans said they thought the lunar landings were fake, and 5% said they were undecided. So what do you believe? Real or hoax?
The 35th President of the United States was shot on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas at 12:30pm . He was fatally wounded by gunshots while riding with his wife in a motorcade. The ten-month investigation of the Warren Commission of 1963 to 1964, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) of 1976 to 1979, and other government investigations concluded that the President had been assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald himself was shot dead by Jack Ruby while in police custody.
But doubts about the official explanation and the conclusion that Oswald was the lone gunman firing from the Texas Book Depository overlooking Dealey Plaza where Kennedy was hit surfaced soon after the commission report. Footage of the motorcade taken by Abraham Zapruder on film supported the growing belief that at least four shots were fired- not the three that the Warren Commission claimed. The moments of impact recorded on the film also suggested that at least one of the shots came from a completely different direction to those supposedly fired by Oswald. This was backed up by testimony of several eye witnesses. Many believed that several shots were fired by gunmen hiding behind a picket fence on a grassy knoll overlooking the plaza.
The assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation and has spawned numerous conspiracy theories, though none of these has been officially proven. In 1979, the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) found both the original FBI investigation and the Warren Commission Report to be seriously flawed. The HSCA also concluded that there were at least four shots fired and that it was probable that a conspiracy existed. However, later studies, including one by the National Academy of Sciences, have called into question the accuracy of the evidence used by the HSCA to support its finding of four shots. So what do you think? Was it planned?
This effect first sprouted when Nelson Mandela was in jail. While he was in jail, people remember him dying. Then, when he was released people became extremely confused because they had remembered the details of his death so vividly and clearly. The idea behind this theory is that there are multiple universes and that would explain why people remember certain events and details differently.
Instead of trying to explain and go in depth about this theory, let me show you some examples that would do a better job explaining.
1.) Imagine curious George. Just like any other monkey right? Tail and everything. Expect not. Curious George never had a tail, despite people swearing he did.
2.) Imagine the Monopoly Man, the one running with the money. People imagine him running with a bag of money and a monocle, except he doesn’t have one. Weird?
3.) Darth Vader never says “Luke, I am your father.” Instead, he actually says, “No, I am your father.”
4.) Forrest Gump never said “Life is like a box of chocolates”, but instead said “Life was like a box of chocolates.”
5.) The evil queen in Snow White never said “mirror mirror on the wall”, but rather said “magic mirror on the wall”
All of these examples mind blown some people and are explainable. You remember it being one way but turns out it’s the other way, even though you remember the details so vividly. Weird, right? That’s why the Mandela Effect is becoming more and more popular. People seem to believe there’s multiple universes and we subconsciously remember details from certain universes. What do you believe?
Another popular conspiracy theory is the idea that Willy Wonka is the kid’s version of the infamous and grotesque horror movie Saw. In the movie, all the kids, one by one, “left” the chocolate factory after something terrible happened to them.
Violet took some gum and blew up like a balloon, about to explode. Augustus was so obese and chocolate crazed he ran to the tubes that were spurting chocolate and eventually got sucked up, never to be seen again. Veruca, a total brat, began to sing about how she deserved everything in the world and eventually got pushed down a chute by Wonka’s squirrels. Miranda fell down into the powder mixer, and while she was okay, Wonka joked about how kid is “part of the recipe!”
Wonka’s background story is creepy enough. He has a personal vendetta against most people since he was heavily bullied as a child for wearing a mouth brace. Many people also see the oompa loompas as “slaves” since he makes them do everything for him. So how does this relate to Saw?
Well, in the movie, the killer always brings a numerous amount of people into a room. He calls it a “game” and ends up killing them one by one until there is a lone survivor. This was like Willy Wonka, metaphorically “killing” them all off until there was only one left, Charlie. While many people think this theory is ridiculous and think it’s just a kid’s movie, there’s a lot of evidence to point otherwise. So, what do you think?
The Illuminati is an ancient and shadowy group of elites who control nearly every aspect of life on this planet — from finance and government to religion and culture. Originating in the late 1770s, the movement consisted of advocates of free thought, secularism, liberalism, republicanism and gender equality, recruited from the German Masonic Lodges.The Illuminati is made up of the world’s political and financial elite, and also, rappers. Theoretically, membership rolls are kept secret, but most YouTube intellectuals agree that the following people are members: Barack Obama, Beyonce, Kanye West, Jay Z, Madonna, the Pope, Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, and many more. People believe that members of the Illuminati have already infiltrated all aspects of society. This includes the news, media, entertainment, television and politics. Back in the 20th century, the Illuminati was known to bred some of the most evil people in the World (KKK members, Hitler, Bin Laden, etc).
So what does the Illuminati do? Well many things. All things spooky and conspiracy-like, you could pin on the Illuminati. The end goal of the Illuminati is to establish a one-world authoritarian government known as the New World Order. While many people argue about it, theorists believe all members of The Illuminati are satanists.
While some people believe, many do not. What do you believe?
Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls or Notorious B.I.G., one of the most influential and talented rap artists of the 20th century died March of 1997. Smalls was shot only six months after rival Tupac Shakur was killed. Biggie, weighing 300 lbs and standing at 6′ 3″, was shot five times in his car after attending the Soul Train Music Awards around midnight. The conspiracy isn’t around whether or not he died, but rather who killed him. 19 years later and there’s still no answer. Here’s a few of the most widely believed theories:
- Ya boi P. Diddy did Poppa dirty. P. Diddy was a mentor to Biggie and while he wasn’t his manager, Diddy still made money off of him. Suge Knight made crazy fat money once Tupac died so people think that Diddy thought the same would happen if Biggie died. Diddy’s career sky rocketed after the death of Smalls…coincidence?
- The FBI. One of the most believed theories (and the one I believe) is the idea that the FBI killed Tupac & Biggie in an attempt to end rap culture. Biggie and Tupac were believed to be linked to the Black Panther Party and were both under FBI surveillance. It wouldn’t be the first time a young black man was killed by law enforcement intentionally, so this theory is pretty believable.
Perhaps what really happened to native New York rapper Christopher Wallace 19 years ago may never be solved. But the rapper’s legacy will live on through his influential music as generation after generation recognizes the talents of Big Poppa. Rest easy Biggie.
So I came across two pretty rad conspiracy blogs. The first one is called “Conspiracy Scope.” I really liked this one because they post often and about things I’ve never heard of before. From NASA to the education system, they cover such a wide range of topics and always put an interesting spin to it. They also categorize their posts by topic so it’s easy to find things on the right side of the webpage. It’s in alphabetical order so you can easily find whatever you’re looking for. Here’s the link to it: http://conspiracyscope.blogspot.com/
The other one I came across was called “Conspiracy Cafe.” This one was pretty chill because they had cool graphics across their page for all their posts. They also use a lot of quotes and post tons of videos to look at. It’s nice that there’s more than just words to it, makes it more interesting. They also categorize everything which makes things easy to find to! I highly recommend you take a look at it and here’s a link to it: http://www.conspiracy-cafe.com/apps/blog/
Until next time my fellow conspiracers! Have a good weekend & I’ll catch y’all later. Remember, never stop questioning!
My name is SteveHarrington and I’ll be a new part of the blog this year. My main focus is conspiracy theories because we all know not everything is what it seems in the world. The first theory I’ll go over is the idea that Tupac Shakur is still alive and well.
Tupac Shakur, otherwise known as 2Pac, was/is an East Harlem born rapper. Relatable, real and honest, Tupac is arguably one of the best rappers of his generation. On September 7th, Tupac and Marion “Suge” Knight were sitting idle at a red light on Flamingo Ave in Downtown Las Vegas. A white Cadillac rolled up beside the passenger side and opened fire. Tupac was hit four times, one critically puncturing his lung. Suge, for the most part, was unharmed. One week later, on September 13th, the 25 year old rap phenom died from internal bleeding. Ultimately, police ruled his demise as a “gang related” death.
However, the death of Shakur raised many questions. For one, the shooters were never found. As a country that “found Bin Laden”, many people are concerned by the fact we never found the killer(s). Since his death, seven albums have been released under his name. While some call it a hoax, that’s more albums he put together than when he was alive and voice recognition shows that it’s actually Tupac rapping in the new albums. On top of all this, there’s another eerie fact. The coroner’s official report lists Tupac at 6’ tall and 215 pounds. However, on his driver’s license, the rapper is listed at 5’10” and 168 pounds.
Many ask why he would want to fake his own death. Suge Knight himself said that he faked his own death to avoid a prison sentence. Others argue that it was because he was ready for all the fame and wanted to remain behind the scenes. Either way, there will always be speculation to whether or not Tupac is alive…
Suge Knight & Tupac Shakur
…unless he comes back.