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Sun Feb 28, 2016, 12:08 AM

 

Link to "8 Weirdest Conspiracy Theory Websites On The Planet"

If you're going to go all CT, you may as well go for the gusto. I haven't checked these
out yet, so cannot necessarily recommend them either way, but hey .. gotta keep an
open mind, right?


8 Weirdest Conspiracy Theory Websites On The Planet
Anyone that knows me well knows that I love a good conspiracy theory. However, my view on most theories is that 99% of the ones you find on the Internet are absolute, total bunk produced by people that should be seeking out counseling rather than distributing their delusional ramblings across the Internet.

My real interest comes from the 1% Ė those fascinating stories backed up with solid documentation, conclusive evidence, and enough proof to make even the most hard-nosed skeptic sit up and take notice.

Thatís one reason I loved Saikatís article last week on 5 great websites for skeptics, covering such great hoax-busting, fact-checking websites as MythBusters and the Skepticís Dictionary. I was a little bit put off by the fast that my buddy Saikat failed to mention my humble site Top Secret Writers Ė but then again, it is still a very small site and has a long way to go before making any ďtop 5″ lists.

Then, Saikatís list got me thinking. Isnít it crazy how few skeptic, fact-checking sites there are out there, yet there is such an abundance of crazy, poorly-researched conspiracy theory garbage websites ? I know that in my travels Iíve come across them often enough, and have blacklisted a fair number of them as online homes for people that are completely out in la-la land.

Iíve decided to share a few of my top selections of the weirdest conspiracy theory sites out there, with users or bloggers that do a terrible job fact-checking their loony-theories against reality. I offer these so that if you are also interested in those 1% of true stories out there, you can blacklist these sites from your travels and research as well.
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99th_Monkey Feb 2016 OP
frogmarch Feb 2016 #1
99th_Monkey Feb 2016 #2
frogmarch Feb 2016 #3
cpwm17 Feb 2016 #4
frogmarch Feb 2016 #5
Jeffersons Ghost Mar 2016 #6
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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 11:33 AM

1. Paranoia?

Within the past week, Iíve discovered that someone Iíd considered a pretty close friend, and whom Iíd admired and thought was highly intelligent, is a huge CTist. Here are a few of the CTs and other outlandish things he believes:

The moon landing was a hoax.

The Earth does not rotate; itís stationary. (EDITED to change the "e" to "a." He doesn't think the Earth is writing paper. Thank goodness.)

Lee Harvey Oswald was a CIA-programmed assassin (as in the movie The Manchurian Candidate).

Most, if not all, serial killers are CIA-programmed assassins.

Most, if not all, children who disappear have been kidnapped by a vast pedophile sex ring whose members include high-ranking U.S. government officials and famous people from around the world.

Vaccines are loaded with mind-control chemicals, thanks to the U.S. government.

Chem trails.

ETs are among us.

Thereís a good chance (heís not sure yet) that Katie Perry is Jonbenet Ramsey.

Etc.

He resents being called a conspiracy theorist. He says heís a Truth Seeker.

As Father Ted would say, Godalmighty.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 12:06 PM

2. I enjoy a good CT.

 

It's similar to how sometimes I love to watch a weird b-movie like Sharknado.

The human imagination is a wondrous -- sometimes slightly frightening -- thing.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 12:58 PM

3. Yes, sometimes frightening.

At first I thought he was funnin' with me, pulling my leg, but then he gave me BOOKS written by high-ranking CTists. Eek.

The thing is, CTists reject anything "mainstream," because they consider it part of the all-engulfing (usually government) cover-up. They refer to only CT sources. They're like people who "prove" the existence of God by quoting passages from the Bible.

I have another friend, a retired NASA engineer, who believes in ghosts and carries his orb detector with him at all times. He and my CTist friend, who isn't sold on ghosts (yet, anyway) consider each other crazy. I can't help it, I love them both - even though I'm sure they both think I'm the wacky one.

OMG, maybe I am!

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:35 PM

4. I just found this CT'er that believes the Earth doesn't rotate

 

and is the center of the Universe:



He doesn't believe in science. He thinks the moon landing was faked and geostationary satellites don't exist since they would have to orbit too high.

Like the truthers, he doesn't understand simple physics. He thinks the ability of aircraft to fly both east and west equally well proves the Earth doesn't rotate.

He's a Bible literalist. That's why he believes what he does.

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Response to cpwm17 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 07:09 PM

5. gawdawmighty

Not another one.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 12:12 PM

6. I recommended this Opening Post...

In my opinion, it was the best OP to appear here in a long time. Truth about fiction is funnier than fiction.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2016, 09:41 PM

7. they all appear to be mystic and/or extraterrestrial related

 

not even sure they really qualify as conspiracy theory so much as fantasy and prophecy bullshit

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