Conspiracy Theories

Writing time travel

Are you writing a time travel novel? What's your mode of time travel and what are your rules? A couple of weeks ago, Nothing in the Rulebook published a guest post I wrote with tips for authors daring to enter this fascinating yet sometimes dangerous realm.  Basically, please ignore the disappearing rule.  Read it here.… Continue reading Writing time travel

Conspiracy Theories

Princess Diana had a ‘box of secrets’. And someone murdered her for it.

Let’s assume the conspiracy theories are true. Diana, Princess of Wales, was murdered. A white Fiat Uno deliberately ran her Mercedes off the road. A strobe light was used to blind her driver, Henri Paul, who wasn’t drunk at all. Rather, his bloods were swapped with those of a dead drunk driver to make it… Continue reading Princess Diana had a ‘box of secrets’. And someone murdered her for it.

Conspiracy Theories, Historical Mysteries, Missing People, Murder Mysteries, Unsolved Crimes, Unsolved Mysteries

Did one of the Princes in the Tower survive?

Was Britain’s oldest missing persons case actually solved seven years after it happened? According to some historians—yes. If you’re a Tudor history aficionado, you’ve probably heard the name ‘Perkin Warbeck’. This was a man who turned up in 1490 saying he had a better claim to the English throne than the man currently sat on… Continue reading Did one of the Princes in the Tower survive?

Conspiracy Theories, Historical Mysteries, Murder Mysteries, Unsolved Mysteries

Killing Britain’s kings — 5 unsolved monarch murders

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

Conspiracy Theories

The truth about the secret Nazi base on the moon

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

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Historical Mysteries

The secret female pope: is the Catholic Church covering up the existence of Pope Joan?

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?

Conspiracy Theories

QAnon and Hillary Clinton’s secret paedophile ring

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

Conspiracy Theories, Hoaxes

The world’s most notorious fake news — from Rameses the Great to the German Corpse Factory to Trump and Brexit

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

Conspiracy Theories

McNoggins & Evil Easter Eggs: 5 food and drink conspiracy theories that will make you choke on your breakfast

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

Conspiracy Theories

The Santanic Conspiracy — Is St Nick an Illuminati ploy to make us buy, buy, buy?

“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?

Conspiracy Theories

A home-grown conspiracy? The Salisbury attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal

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

Conspiracy Theories, Unsolved Mysteries

The murder of Princess Diana: the conspiracy that won’t die

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