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What is the most believable conspiracy theory?

Asked by athenasgriffin (5964points) May 5th, 2011

Just wondering what people think.

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nikipedia's avatar

Watergate.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

JFK’s assassination.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Elvis.

Though Elvis, Watergate, and JFK Assassination are not conspiracy theories in and of themselves, they are simply people, places, and events in history. Conspiracy theory is the untold stories behind them.

athenasgriffin's avatar

Is Watergate technically a conspiracy theory under the definition below?
1.
a theory that explains an event as being the result of a plot by a covert group or organization; a belief that a particular unexplained event was caused by such a group.
2.
the idea that many important political events or economic and social trends are the products of secret plots that are largely unknown to the general public.

The general public knows about Watergate.

nikipedia's avatar

It met criterion 1 when it happened. We just know about it now.

Rarebear's avatar

I don’t know about believable, but my favorite is the Denver Airport Conspiracy.
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4194

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

In order of interest

1. JFK assasination
2. The Roswell Incident
3. The Death of Marilyn Monroe
4. The Secret Space Program
5. Single Socks in the Laundry Go Through Transdimensional Portals and Achieve Full Traslation into Energy

athenasgriffin's avatar

Of those brought up so far, I must say the Denver Airport is the funniest. There is also a video on Youtube.

Joker94's avatar

Definitely JFK.

Qingu's avatar

That AIDS was spread to humans through a vaccine program where the vaccines were innoculated in wild chimps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPV_AIDS_hypothesis

I certainly don’t think these people meant to spread AIDS from chimps to humans, but I can find it believable that they tried to cover it up.

janbb's avatar

The murder of Julius Caesar.

john65pennington's avatar

The assasination of Abraham Lincoln.

To believe he was shot and killed with a one-shot .44 calibre handgun.

And, no one believes that just one man shot and killed President Kennedy.

Berserker's avatar

@janbb Fuck did I ever laugh. XD

I guess in between JFK and the moon landi-GODZILLA.

Seriously though, I’d have to say it’s something to do with UFO’s and aliens. ’‘whistles’’

obvek's avatar

Here are 33 candidates. This list is on many sites. I just picked one.

This is my all-time favorite.

ETpro's avatar

@DarlingRhadamanthus I can’t top that list. GA!

The only problem I have with JFK’s assasination being a conspiracy is thatOswald doesn’t seem like the sort of fellow that the likely suspects wanting to off Kennedy could have controlled and used.

Coloma's avatar

That we all are characters in a Gary Larsen cartoon.

That’s my theory, we live in a snow globe.

” Storms a’comin’ Ma”

King_Pariah's avatar

The RFK assassination regarding the woman in the polka dotted dress who came out saying “We killed Kennedy!” and then vanished.

jerv's avatar

The Bavarian Illuminati.

ucme's avatar

Oh without a shadow of a doubt that Mickey Rooney is in fact the lord god almighty, only he wears tweed & smells of used teabags. I mean, will that man ever die XD

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

@obvek,....Yes I have heard about the Apollo moon landings being given a “helping hand” by Kubrick. Jay Weidner is set to release a whole film (his theory is that “The Shining” (movie, not book) is Kubrick’s way of letting people know the truth on Kubrick’s involvement. (www.jayweidner.com)

@ETpro…Thanks for the compliment! :) I agree that Oswald was not controlled. He just happened to have been placed at the most inauspicious place at the most inopportune time (for himself anyway.) But that is only for speculation. Rather than who did it, I always want to know why? Why would one of the most interesting, forward-thinking Presidents die so senselessly? What on earth was the motivation (and yes, there are a zillion theories on that, too.)
We have a lot more pressing things to contemplate these days. Someday, we will learn the truth…but it will be when the next generations will say, “What’s all this stuff about Oswald? Who cares?” It won’t be a big deal anymore.

ETpro's avatar

@DarlingRhadamanthus I don’t honestly believe it was a conspiracy. But if I am wrong, the motive of the conspirators isn’t too hard to guess. Kennedy was the only political leader around with the charm and chrisma to. He had made moves to oppose and begin to trim the power of the growing corporatocracy. There were billions and billions of rea$ons some would have wanted him dead.

mattbrowne's avatar

That Paris Hilton was in rehab.

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