Here in Britain, we have a long history of assassinated kings and are still debating many of them. Here’s a countdown of the murkiest and most mysterious kingly deaths in the last thousand years or so… 5. Edmund I (died 946) Grandson of Alfred the Great, Edmund I was a Saxon king of England whose… Continue reading Killing Britain’s kings — 5 unsolved monarch murders
Neil Armstrong was not the first man on the moon. Hitler was. He beat Armstrong by 27 years, according to a conspiracy theory that festers in the far reaches of the internet. As far as I can tell, these claims originate in a science fiction novel called Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein. It… Continue reading The truth about the secret Nazi base on the moon
So I thought it was high time I got back to writing regular monthly articles on conspiracy theories, urban legends and mysterious/paranormal happenings. And boy am I starting with a corker! The Catholic Church has been concealing the fact that it was once led by a woman. As we know, the Catholic Church is one… Continue reading The secret female pope: is the Catholic Church covering up the existence of Pope Joan?
Crumbs. We really are living in a culture of conspiracy right now. After recently covering the rise of fake news and how it’s fuelled a ton of conspiracy theories, I’ve just been learning about a new one: QAnon. Well, not that new. It shot to fame at the end of 2017 but is still going… Continue reading QAnon and Hillary Clinton’s secret paedophile ring
No wonder so many people believe in conspiracy theories. The world is literally boiling over with lies. In the last few years especially, the line between “conspiracy theory” and “fake news” has grown ever fuzzier. Many of the latest conspiracy theories originate from fake news stories that end up spreading virally via the internet and… Continue reading The world’s most notorious fake news — from Rameses the Great to the German Corpse Factory to Trump and Brexit
I’ve been wanting to tackle some food and drink conspiracy theories for a while now. With those Chuck E. Cheese’s “recycled pizza” allegations having just hit the headlines, what better time to start uncovering a few bitter-tasting truths about the food industry? So, let’s start with the juiciest of them all right now. Is Chuck… Continue reading McNoggins & Evil Easter Eggs: 5 food and drink conspiracy theories that will make you choke on your breakfast
“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake.” Is there more to these lyrics than any of us ever realised? There are people out there who believe that Santa Claus was invented by the Illuminati to distract us from the true meaning of Christmas and bolster corporations by getting us to spend… Continue reading The Santanic Conspiracy — Is St Nick an Illuminati ploy to make us buy, buy, buy?
On 4th March 2018, former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury, England, with a Novichok nerve agent. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of the attempted murder, but could her own government be responsible? Over the last few years, tensions have been rising between Russia and… Continue reading A home-grown conspiracy? The Salisbury attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal
A shroud of strange coincidences, missing evidence and sinister unanswered questions continue to hang over the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. In this article I’m going to home in on the three big ones: the white Fiat Uno, the lack of CCTV, and Henri Paul’s blood... Diana’s death is Britain’s JFK. It remains the… Continue reading The murder of Princess Diana: the conspiracy that won’t die
On 2nd August 1100, while hunting in the New Forest, William II met his maker at the end of an arrow. It was deemed an accident, and yet something about that day continues to raise eyebrows. Could the Red King have been murdered? The mysterious death of King William II—nicknamed William Rufus or the Red… Continue reading King William II murdered in the New Forest?
This six-part 2017 British TV series is everything a good conspiracy thriller should be. And it’s everything 2016’s Paranoid was not. SPOILERS AHEAD FOR FEARLESS SEASON 1 Paranoid felt like it was written by a five-year-old with a big book of conspiracy clichés close at hand. Risible characters, panto performances, juvenile—sometimes nonsensical—dialogue, and a plot… Continue reading TV Review – Fearless Season 1 – everything Paranoid wasn’t
The unexplained disappearance of the Princes in the Tower, aka 12-year-old Edward V of England and his nine-year-old brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, is one of Britain’s coldest cases. Five and a half centuries on, it remains the subject of debate and conspiracy theory. But are we any closer to the truth? When King Edward IV… Continue reading The Princes in the Tower: Britain’s most famous missing persons case