Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, UFOs

Roswell – so it was a cover-up all along

When something crashed at Roswell in 1947, the US military told the media that it was a “harmless, high-altitude weather balloon.” It was revealed decades later that in fact this was a lie, and that the government did engineer a cover-up at Roswell after all… Project Mogul – the truth? In 1947 rancher William ‘Mac’… Continue reading Roswell – so it was a cover-up all along

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Murder Mysteries, Unsolved Crimes, Unsolved Mysteries

Serbians, corrupt footballers or the BBC – who killed Jill Dando?

It was a sad and shocking day on 26th April 1999 when Jill Dando, newsreader and presenter of BBC TV series Crimewatch and Holiday, was shot dead outside her home. After Barry George was convicted of her murder, we all thought the case was solved. Then he was acquitted on appeal. So the question is,… Continue reading Serbians, corrupt footballers or the BBC – who killed Jill Dando?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Hoaxes, UFOs

Roswell – witness intimidation, suspicious deaths and Majestic-12

The last article I wrote about the Roswell UFO Incident assessed the claims that alien bodies were recovered from the crash sites. Now I’m looking closer at why people believe there was a government cover-up… The Ragsdale burglary and the death of Trudy Truelove Remember Jim Ragsdale? He’s the one who said that he and his girlfriend,… Continue reading Roswell – witness intimidation, suspicious deaths and Majestic-12

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Hoaxes

Were the Apollo moon landings faked?

The brilliant movie Interstellar imagines a future in which school textbooks will be updated with the ‘corrected’ accounts of the Apollo missions to the moon – that they were faked to bankrupt the Soviets. That spurred me to do my own investigation into whether we did or did not make it to the moon in… Continue reading Were the Apollo moon landings faked?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Movie Reviews

Why is 2011 Princess Diana documentary ‘Unlawful Killing’ still banned?

In 2011, Keith Allen made a documentary supporting the conspiracy theories that surround the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed. This film continues to be banned in the UK and the US in an astonishing victory of censorship over freedom of expression. But why? Anyone who knows me will know that I… Continue reading Why is 2011 Princess Diana documentary ‘Unlawful Killing’ still banned?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Hoaxes

Roswell – were alien bodies really found?

My last Roswell article looked at the events which caused the 1947 incident to become the world’s biggest conspiracy theory. Now I’m looking more closely at the sightings of aliens at the crash site, and alleged alien autopsies… Last time I looked at two people – Glenn Dennis and Jim Ragsdale – who made claims… Continue reading Roswell – were alien bodies really found?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Hoaxes, UFOs, Unsolved Mysteries

The ‘Real’ Men In Black – Aliens, Majestic-12 or Mirage Men?

For many people, the Men in Black are Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, zapping people’s memories in the popular 1997 comedy and its sequels. For others, Men in Black are a very real threat… For decades, men in black suits, sunglasses and hats have been making house calls to unsuspecting victims, normally those who… Continue reading The ‘Real’ Men In Black – Aliens, Majestic-12 or Mirage Men?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, UFOs, Unsolved Mysteries

The Roswell UFO Incident – new ‘witnesses’ come forward

In the last article I examined the events of 1947. Now I’m looking at what set Roswell on the road to becoming the biggest and most written-about conspiracy theory in history. The events of 1947 were actually rather… uneventful. Everything died down until UFO researcher Stanton Friedman interviewed Major Jesse Marcel in 1978, who recovered… Continue reading The Roswell UFO Incident – new ‘witnesses’ come forward

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Movie Conspiracies

The Disney Conspiracy – Subliminal messages and a pro-gay agenda in Frozen?

The Walt Disney Company has been entertaining generations of people for almost a hundred years, from the groundbreaking Mickey Mouse shorts of the 1920s to 2013’s gargantuan money-spinner Frozen. But some conspiracy theorists believe that behind all the laughs, smiles and saccharine happiness is a sinister, seedy plot to corrupt children with sexual subliminal messaging.… Continue reading The Disney Conspiracy – Subliminal messages and a pro-gay agenda in Frozen?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, UFOs, Unsolved Mysteries

The Roswell UFO Incident – let’s start at the beginning…

Conspiracy theories about the 1947 Roswell Incident are probably the most famous conspiracy theories of all. I'm about to take a look at what is a very complex web of evidence, allegations, tall tales, hoaxes and still-unanswered questions. Roswell is too big a story to tell in one article. Over the coming months, I'll be… Continue reading The Roswell UFO Incident – let’s start at the beginning…

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups

Sceptics or nuts? A brief look at why people believe in conspiracy theories

From correctly believing that President Nixon and his administration were covering up the Watergate burglary, to thinking the world is under the control of lizard people from outer space... Where does rational thought end and lunacy begin? Recent polls show that 50% of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. Mobile phones are causing cancer, but large… Continue reading Sceptics or nuts? A brief look at why people believe in conspiracy theories