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Top 10 Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories

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Script written by Katia Vaccaro.

These are some of the stupidest conspiracy theories that people actually believe: from the theory that the moon doesn't exist, to the idea that the Earth is hollow, to the belief that the Beatles never existed, to the view that redheads are descended from aliens, these are some crazy conspiracy theories. WatchMojo counts down ten insane conspiracy theories that will make you question EVERYTHING.

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Script written by Katia Vaccaro.

Top 10 Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories You WON'T BELIEVE


Get out your tinfoil hats; it’s about to get wild. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 most ridiculous conspiracy theories!

For this list, we’re only including those wacky conspiracies that are believed by a relatively large number of people.

#10: Saddam Hussein’s Stargate

Let’s begin with a blast from the past. In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq based on the pretext that Saddam Hussein was hiding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Well, according to a number of conspiracy theorists, those WMDs would’ve been the least of our problems: some people believe that Saddam’s true weapon was a Stargate, a device left in the area by ancient Sumerians that would’ve allowed humans to communicate with aliens, and that the Americans invaded to shut it down. Hey, if this theory’s to be believed, George W. Bush saved us from our first intergalactic war – give the man some credit!

#9: Redheads Are Descended from Aliens

Redheads have always been mysterious, especially since they’re genetically different. Don’t believe us? Besides their distinctive hair color, gingers don’t have the same tolerance to pain as their less-fiery-haired counterparts. They’re also more susceptible to certain diseases and, believe it or not, are more likely to hate the dentist! Those are all true, proven-by-science facts, but some people explain these differences using some… interesting logic: if redheads are so different, it’s clearly because they’re creatures from another world; rejected aliens sent to planet Earth thousands of years ago.

#8: The Moon Doesn’t Exist

An evening’s not complete without a little moonlight. But don’t be fooled by the shining orb in the sky: the moon doesn’t actually exist. That round thing up there is actually just a hologram projected every night by unknown people and for unknown reasons. Although this theory is decidedly vague, it’s very popular among its supporters. Famous conspiracy theorist David Icke approves of it, insisting that the moon’s dimensions and weight are misleading. What’s more, Icke even believes it’s something more extraordinary than a hologram: like a spacecraft!

#7: Space Nazis

Hey, it wouldn’t be a conspiracy without aliens. Or Nazis, for that matter. There are many theories involving the Third Reich, but this one is undoubtedly the most bizarre: it’s believed that, in 1942, the Nazis constructed spacecraft and travelled to the moon, where they built a military base and met with aliens. Fortunately, the United States saved the day and was able to stop yet another potential intergalactic invasion – y’know, like they did in Iraq 60 years later. So where are these infamous spacecraft today? Hidden in Antarctica, of course!

#6: Barack Obama: Antichrist

According to the Bible, the Antichrist is an incarnation of evil that will present itself as a Messiah – or savior. As you might expect, some conspiracy theorists believe the Antichrist is already living among us, disguised as the President of the United States. This isn’t the first crazy conspiracy theory involving President Obama, and it’s probably not the last either: some people have also speculated that he can control the weather, and that he was behind the 2013 Moore, Oklahoma tornado that killed 24 people. Well, that’s a pretty Antichrist-y move, if we do say so ourselves…

#5: The Earth Is Hollow

Forget everything you learned in geology class: the Earth is not a ball of molten rock; it’s just empty! To access the center of the Earth, you can use one of two portals, each of which is situated on one of the poles. So, what’s happening with all that free real estate in there? There are colonies descended from Vikings and – of course – Nazis living inside the Earth, who we’ve been mistaking for extraterrestrials for years. Hey, wouldn’t they actually be intraterrestrials? Anyway, this theory is very controversial, especially due to the popular Flat Earth Society, the members of which are trying to prove that the earth is not round, nor empty, but in fact… flat!

#4: The Beatles Never Existed

Oh you heard that right: the biggest rock band in history never actually existed. The Beatles are just one big conspiracy, wrapped in mystery inside an enigma. If you subscribe to this theory, you believe that The Beatles were actually a fake music group consisting of identical actors… or almost. Throughout the years, the roles of John, Paul, George and Ringo have been performed by various actors, and the most skilled theorists are able to distinguish them from each other. In order to prove this theory, they focus on George Harrison’s left hand or John Lennon’s beauty marks. Pffft, and you thought Paul being DEAD was ridiculous…

#3: Dinosaurs Built the Pyramids of Egypt

Creationists accept that dinosaurs once existed – but their story differs from the one told to you as part of evolutionary theory: creationists believe that dinosaurs actually co-existed with humans, and that they were even one of the creatures on Noah’s ark. Vince Fenech, evangelist pastor and director of the Accelerated Christian Academy of Malta, goes further, saying dinosaurs were mentioned in the Old Testament. In fact, these dinosaurs, which he calls “dinoceros,” helped the Egyptians build the Great Pyramids. Well, how else could they have possibly done it? Unfortunately, the Christian academy at which he taught closed its doors in 2012 due to low enrolment, putting an end to Professor Fenech’s powerful dino-lessons.

#2: The Large Hadron Collider Was Built to Summon An Egyptian God

According to some particularly imaginative theorists, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world was build for a very specific reason: to revive the Ancient Egyptian god of the afterlife, death, life, and resurrection, Osiris. Believers suggest that there are many similarities between the CERN accelerator and the Ta-Wer, an ancient Egyptian object also called the “Osiris device.” In fact, they think the LHC was built based on ancient technology. Supposedly, the Ta-Wer allows you to travel between dimensions and through wormholes that Osiris used to journey through the underworld, and the LHC does the same. The proof? The statue of the Hindu deity Shiva on the CERN grounds – though we’re still not sure HOW that proves it. Okay, well don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Before we unveil our number one pick, here are some honorable mentions:
- Siri Predicts the End of the World
- Jay Z Is a Time-Traveling Vampire
- The Denver Airport Is the Epicenter of All Evil

#1: Lizard People Are Running the World

It’s been reported that, in the United States of America, approximately 12 million people believe that the government – and in fact the world – is run by reptilians. What IS a reptilian, you may ask? These creatures are bloodthirsty humanoids, able to change their appearance and apparently control the world. According once again to theorist David Icke, Reptilians are the biggest threat facing society today. Considering who’s on the list of confirmed Reptilians, we can see why that’d be true: the Clintons, the Bush family and even Queen Elizabeth II. But how can you recognize a Reptilian? By looking into their eyes!
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