In the past few months we’ve heard some pretty wild and sinister claims about the coronavirus pandemic. 5G towers are spreading COVID-19. China deliberately concocted COVID-19 in a lab. Bill Gates is planning to use an eventual coronavirus vaccine to plant microchips in us all. Mandatory face masks are part of a ‘deep state’ plot… Continue reading Coronavirus conspiracy theories are heating up, but is the internet really the enemy?
1948 police photo of the mysterious corpse The Somerton Man is Australia’s most famous John Doe. It’s suspected that he may have been a Russian spy, operating when international tensions were high and the Cold War was just starting to heat up. If he was, it’s possible that Australia’s counterintelligence services discovered his identity and… Continue reading Was the Somerton Man a Cold War spy assassinated by Australian counterintelligence?
No joke. Sometime after the autopsy of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, someone nicked his brain. And it’s been missing ever since. I did quite a bit of digging on this one, half-convinced the missing brain story was a fiction or hoax that had been re-reported as fact in mainstream media, thereby becoming an urban… Continue reading JFK’s missing brain: did the people protecting the grassy knoll shooter steal it?
This month I was supposed to be covering the theft of JFK’s brain. Then coronavirus happened. You might’ve heard a little bit about this. The fact that the world has been locked down and normal life has come to an almost apocalyptic halt has, naturally, caused the conspiracy theories to flood in. So, you know,… Continue reading 5G and coronavirus — are the phone networks trying to kill us?
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.
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?
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