Tag: Conspiracy Theory

Pentagon Ordered To Investigate Conspiracy Theory That Government Experiments Weaponized Ticks

New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith cited books and articles that claim government facilities did experiments to turn ticks into bioweapons. The Department of Defense is investigating if the insects escaped the labs.


Doomsday Theory Says Planet X Will Flip Earth's Poles Causing Apocalypse In The Process

Another conspiracy theorist has claimed that the world is about to end with the surprise appearance of Planet X or Nibiru. He claimed that the large planet will cause global destruction and wipe out life on Earth.

Space April 29, 2019

Videos Capture Professor Teaching Students Moon Landing Was Fake, Other Conspiracy Theories

A sociology professor was caught on video telling students about conspiracy theories on the moon landing and the holocaust. This is not the first time he is being investigated for his claims.

Feature | Science June 15, 2018

YouTube Adding Wikipedia Links Alongside Conspiracy Theory Videos To Fight Misinformation

YouTube will be adding fact-based links in conspiracy theory videos to dispel false information presented to users. This is YouTube's latest move in a fight against misinformation.

Internet March 14, 2018

Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Cancels First Phase Of Flat Earth Space Program

Mike Hughes was not able to push through with his plan to launch himself 1,800 feet high in a rocket made in his garage. What made him cancel the supposed first phase of a flat-Earth space program?

Space November 27, 2017

Hundreds Attend Flat-Earth Conference That Discussed Conspiracy Theories

The Flat-Earth Conference, the first of its kind, was recently held in Raleigh. It was attended by hundreds of people who believe the Earth to be flat.

Feature | Science November 19, 2017

NASA Denies Conspiracy Theory About Kidnapped Children Working As Mars Colony Slaves

The latest conspiracy theory about Mars is that there is a colony there where kidnapped children work as slaves. The claims were made by a former CIA case officer on the radio talk show Infowars hosted by Alex Jones.

Space June 30, 2017

Trump Taps Vaccine Skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr. To Lead Immunization Safety Panel

Anti-vaccination activist Robert Kennedy Jr. said that he was asked by President-elect Donald Trump to lead a panel on immunization safety. A Trump spokesperson, however, said there has been no final decision made yet.

Public Health January 11, 2017

Rogue Planet ‘Nibiru’ On Collision Course To Earth? Conspiracy Theorist Claims The World Is Ending In 2017

A new book predicts that the end of the world will occur in 2017 when Nibiru collides with Earth. The rogue planet will hit Earth October 2017, according to the prediction.

Earth/Environment January 6, 2017

PewDiePie To Delete His YouTube Account To 'Stop His Channel From Dying'

PewDiePie is threatening to bolt YouTube due to what he claims to be a conspiracy against his channel. He has cited his race as one of the motivations behind the allegedly nefarious campaign.

Internet December 6, 2016

German Lunar X-Prize Team Lunar Mission Could Debunk Apollo Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories

Part-Time Scientists' plan to send a pair of rovers to the Apollo 17 landing site may finally put an end to the moon landing conspiracy theories. The German team is one of the 16 teams that compete for the $30 million Google Lunar X-Prize.

Space November 30, 2016

Facebook, Twitter Join Alliance To Remove Fake News Reports And Hoaxes Online

Facebook and Twitter joins a new alliance of international media organizations with a goal to curb online hoaxes. The task could prove challenging with the sheer number of social media users who distribute, consume and share fake content.

Internet September 15, 2016

Chemtrails Are Just Harmless Clouds: Scientists Debunk Secret Spraying Program Conspiracy Theory

Atmospheric chemists and geochemists who surveyed the allegedly secret largescale atmospheric program did not find evidence that could prove that the chemtrail conspiracy theory is true. Experts attributed the evidence to something else.

Earth/Environment August 15, 2016

More Than One-Third Of Americans Believe Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Spread Zika Virus

A biotechnology firm released genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil three years ago and these are blamed for the spread of Zika virus. In a new survey, more than one-third of Americans think this conspiracy theory is true.

Life February 23, 2016

Ancient Greek Statue With Laptop Complete With USB Ports Is Proof Of Time Travel: Conspiracy Theorists

Conspiracy theorists are having a field day with the resurrection of a 2014 YouTube video showing an ancient Greek gravestone with a modern-day laptop. Paranormal fans said it's another time travel proof.

February 8, 2016

Faked Moon Landing, Other Conspiracy Theories Would Have Been Exposed Within 4 Years If They Were True: Scientist

You've probably heard about them from a friend before, or you've been the friend who brought them up at conversations: the Apollo 11 moon landing was a hoax, and cancer already has a cure. These conspiracies may sound ridiculous, but a scientist has calculated their possibility of being true.

Animals January 27, 2016

800-Year-Old Mobile Phone Left Behind By Aliens Dug Up In Austria: UFO Hunters

YouTuber Paranormal Crucible uploaded a video showing an 800-year-old ancient mobile phone. The artifact, which was found in Austria, resembled a modern day mobile phone with a screen, a set of control keys and 12 keys with Cuneiform symbols.

Space January 2, 2016

NASA To Tech Times: 'No, That Really Wasn’t A UFO'

After conspiracy theorists cried UFO at a photo tweeted by a NASA astronaut, Tech Times received confirmation that the light is just part of the Space Station itself.

Space November 24, 2015

Is This Evidence Of Parallel Universe? Thousands Report 'Floating City' Above China [Video]

A floating city was reportedly seen by people hovering above the skies of Foshan and Jiangxi in China. Could this be proof that parallel universe exists?

Space October 18, 2015

Was Taylor Swift-Apple Feud A Conspiracy To Publicize Apple Music Streaming Service?

Internet conspiracy theorists are floating the notion that the recent feud between Taylor Swift and Apple Music was merely a publicity stunt. They claim the feud was contrived to promote both the pop star and the upcoming streaming service.

Business June 25, 2015

US Lowers Fluoride Recommendations In Water - Were Conspiracy Theorists Right?

Fluoride is found in water supplies around the country, but the federal government is now lowering the recommendations for added levels of the mineral. Have conspiracy theorists been right all along?

Life April 27, 2015

Discovery Of Organism That Hasn't Evolved In 2 Billion Years May Prove Darwin Right

Researchers have discovered bacteria that did not evolve over the last two billion years and thrived in a similarly unchanged environment strengthening Darwin's theory of evolution.

Animals February 4, 2015

Is There A Man On Mars? UFO Conspiracy Theorists Say Yes

Ever since the Curiosity Rover set down on Mars, ridiculous stories claiming that something new has been found on the red planet have been unrelenting. The latest? There's a man on Mars performing maintenance on the rover.

Geek January 23, 2015

Did NASA Cut Live ISS Video Feed as UFO Hovers into Frame of HD Cam?

UFO spotted on NASA's HD live feed from ISS. Cover up or technical glitch?

Space January 21, 2015

UFO Flies Underneath Passenger Plane in Iran? What's the Mysterious White Orb?

An unidentified flying object has been captured on film underneath a commercial aircraft in Iran air space.

Geek November 12, 2014

X-37B touches base finally: What was the secretive space plane up to for nearly 2 years in orbit?

Was the X-37 on a mission to spy on Earth, drop bombs, or follow the Chinese space station? Theories on the Internet range from the probable to the impossible.

Space October 19, 2014

UFO spotted hovering above cruise ship off the coast of Florida

Most people probably wouldn't associate UFO sightings with a cruise off the coast of Florida, but that may change. New, relatively clear footage shows some sort of craft hovering above the tropical sky.

Internet Culture October 14, 2014

MH370 not yet found: Emirates chief suggests hijack as possible reason behind mysterious disappearance

Emirates Airlines head Tim Clark believes that the doomed Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 did not end up in the Indian Ocean. He said that control of MH370 may have been taken over.

Society October 11, 2014

The dumbest medical conspiracy theories, from cell phones to Ebola

Ideas that do not agree with established western medicine are held by nearly half of Americans, according to a new study.

Life October 9, 2014

Nvidia shoots down conspiracy theory about moon landing

Nvidia shed some light on the controversial pictures of the moon landing analyzed by its latest Maxwell chip. Many skeptics believe the moon landing was a hoax to cover up the failure of the Apollo 11 mission.

Space September 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force to shut down HAARP, putting all conspiracy theories to rest

The HAARP station, run by military forces and blamed by some for a wide variety of tragedies, is being shut down. Ending the program may just feed more conspiracy theories.

May 25, 2014

German conspiracy theorists vandalize Great Pyramid of Giza to prove people of Atlantis built it, land in hot water

Two amateur German archaeologists are in big trouble for smuggling artifacts from the Great Pyramid of Giza. They know what they did was wrong but they wanted to prove that Egyptians were not the ones who built the ancient pyramids.

Society February 23, 2014

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