Conspiracy Theories

Everything you need to know about Jacob Wohl, far-right conspiracy theorist

Breaking out of America's motley cast of far-right political celebrities, 20-year-old Jacob Wohl stepped into the spotlight last week. He was apparently involved in a scheme to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller with fake sexual harassment allegations. But where did he come from? Who is...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 11:24pm

Trump is repeating the conspiracy theories of the Pittsburgh shooter

During last-minute campaigning for the midterms, President Trump is repeating the same xenophobic conspiracy theories held by the man suspected of shooting 11 people to death in a Pittsburgh synagogue last week. On Wednesday, Trump released a campaign ad that has been condemned as unabashedly...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 10:31pm

Many Russians backing 'NASA astronaut sabotaged the ISS' conspiracy theory

Will it turn into a case for the Space Force? Russians are spreading a conspiracy theory that a leak discovered aboard the International Space Station was purposely created by American astronauts. Ars Technica reports that the story has "spread like wildfire" in Russia this week. In...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:37pm

People think the Q in QAnon is a very not-dead JFK Jr

In a QAnon-related development that sounds as rational as anything else about QAnon, some believers in the conspiracy theory are convinced that the person behind it all is John F. Kennedy Jr., who is not actually dead and is a real Trump fan. To review: QAnon is an elaborate fantasy that began...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:28pm

Is there a thin layer of plastic covering your romaine lettuce?

A recent video shows a woman peeling off what appears to be a thin plastic film from romaine lettuce is circulating the web and is causing a buzz online because of the recent nationwide E. coli outbreak affecting romaine lettuce. In the video uploaded to Facebook by Karen Martin Collins, she...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:04pm

Latest on Parkland David Hogg crisis actor conspiracy theory

Idiots on social media continue to believe that the Parkland school shooting was a conspiracy, and that student David Hogg is a crisis actor whose main mission in life is to bring down the NRA. Things reached a climax this week when the conspiracy theorists believe they caught Hogg in a lie. Hogg...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 2:48pm

Who is Austin Texas bomber? Antifa bombing conspiracy runs wild

It appears that the person (or persons) behind the Austin, Texas bombings and the package explosion in San Antonio is highly skilled and extremely intelligent, considering that the bomb creator thus far has been able to put together and deliver the bombs without them detonating. Authorities have...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:18am

'The Storm' is the new conspiracy theory spreading like wildfire

The widely ridiculed attempts to paint the teenage survivors of the Parkland school shooting as a group of "crisis actors" has drawn attention to the subculture of far-right conspiracy theories. And although the Parkland fantasies popped up in response to a current event and were almost...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:34pm

UFO aliens Pentagon: Latest on more sightings

Last week it was finally revealed that the Pentagon has done extensive research on UFOs and aliens under the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. The program is said to remain active but funding has dried up. Maybe there just isn’t enough new video evidence of the potential...

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 8:36am

Is the Earth flat? More and more Americans think so

Sometime in the next few weeks, a California man named “Mad” Mike Hughes will launch himself 1,800 feet into the air for a mile-long ride in a homemade, steam-powered metal rocket. His goal: To prove the earth is flat. Wait, is the Earth flat? If you thought that matter was settled...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:14pm

Trump still believes Barack Obama was not born in United States

President Trumps still believes that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and continues to espouse birtherism conspiracy theories behind closed doors, according to a report by the New York Times. A senator told the publication that President Trump is still holding on to...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 1:19pm

Flat Earther rocket launch plans squashed by the government

Update Nov. 26: “Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver and flat Earther, might not have expected all the public attention to be a bad thing. A few obstacles got in the way of Hughes’ planned homemade rocket launch, including the U.S. government, disappointing many flat...

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 11:45pm

Insane Las Vegas conspiracy theory claims Antifa, ISIS and 'deep state' worked together

Perhaps the most implausible conspiracy theory about the Las Vegas shooting, in which Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more, claims that Antifa, ISIS and the “deep state” all worked together to bring about the tragic massacre. Conspiracy theories flew thick and...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 2:44pm

Update on Marilou Danley Las Vegas shooting Stephen Paddock

It’s been over a month since the tragic Las Vegas shooting and many details regarding Stephen Paddock, his motive, witnesses and the timeline of events remain unclear. Las Vegas Sherriff Joseph Lombardo went into detail about the shooting last week, touching on Paddock, the persistent...

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 5:42pm

The Foreman Forecast: The truth is out there

I’ve never been inclined to believe conspiracy theories. I don’t think aliens landed in New Mexico. I have no faith Elvis and Tupac are hanging out in Belize. And I’ve never been convinced there was a secret plot of kill President Kennedy. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald did it. By...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:03am

Trump supporter spread ‘Muslim terror attack’ Las Vegas shooting conspiracy theory

The list of conspiracy theories about the Las Vegas shooting just keeps getting longer. Though none of these conspiracy theories hold water — like the idea that the Las Vegas shooting was an Illuminati “blood sacrifice” ritual “revealed” and spread by Sheila Zilinsky...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:20pm

Conspiracy theorists now claim Las Vegas shooting was an Illuminati ‘blood sacrifice’ ritual

It might not be the first conspiracy theory about the Las Vegas shooter who opened fire on concert goers at the Route 91 Festival last month, but it’s sure in the running for the craziest. New conspiracy theories swirling about the tragic Las Vegas shooting claim that Stephen Paddock was...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:19pm

Idiots say Las Vegas shooting was conspiracy theory hoax cover up

There remain a boatload of gun-toting idiots in the United States who believe the Las Vegas shooting was a hoax and these people have found a conspiracy theory for just about everything that transpired on that horrific night earlier this month. The crux of the conspiracy theory running rampant in...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:41pm