Top 10 Most Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories Of All Time
By Ben Goldby on Dec 17, 08 10:37 AM
In celebration of the festive period and the inevitable journalistic silly season, I thought I would share my ten favourite crackpot theories in order of stupidity. Enjoy!
1. Kentucky Fried Chicken causes impotence in Black Men
Surely the strangest conspiracy theory of all time.
Colonel Sanders, the face and founder of the fast-food giant, was rumoured to have left 10 per cent of his earnings to the Ku Klux Klan in his will.
This sparked scurrilous rumours that the chain was being run by the KKK after his death, and that a drug was being used in the Colonel's "secret blend of herbs and spices" to render African American men sterile.
This most bizarre of theories even has a wonderfully ironic twist.
KFC is now owned by a black man.
2. The Nazi Moon Base
Hitler and his evil reign have spawned no end of urban myths, cults and conspiracy theories.
By far and away the most unbelievable of these is the theory that the Nazis had conquered space by 1942 and erected a base on the moon.
Not only had they constructed a military facility in outer space, but theorists would have us believe that the Nazis had also made contact with advanced alien races.
So palpably false is the theory that it would be condescending for me to point out the obvious flaws.
Suffice it to say that if Hitler had been capable of space travel, surely he would have done a little better against the allies in World War II.
3. Paul McCartney is Dead
Apparently the legendary Beatles singer was killed in a car accident in 1966 and replaced by a look-a-like/sound-a-like.
Theorists have pieced together what they think are a string of clues from various tunes released by the Fab Four after his supposed "death".
They claim that if you play Revolution 9 backwards you hear the sound of a car crash and the words "turn me on, dead man".
Fanatics also point to the iconic cover of the Abbey Road album with John Lennon dressed like a clergyman, Ringo Starr wearing a black suit, Paul walking without shoes out of step with the other Beatles and George Harrison's denim outfit resembling that of a grave digger.
There is absolutely no evidence to back up the bizarre theory, and it is likely that any "clues" planted in later songs were done so either unwittingly or as part of an in-joke between band members.
4. The Reptilian Humanoids
Playing in goal for Coventry City would not appear to be the most logical first step to revealing yourself as the son of God and saviour of the universe.
But you try telling that to David Icke.
The shell suit-clad former goalie remains convinced that his divine duty is to warn us of the impending doom our world faces at the hands of 7 ft tall, blood-drinking lizard people.
According to Icke, a string of US Presidents, senior diplomats and even the British Royal Family are reptilian overlords bent on war mongering and the creation of negative emotions to sustain them.
Strangest of all, he is not alone in his misguided world view, with hundreds of people across the globe buying into the reptilian humanoid theory.
Needless to say, evidence for this theory is thin on the ground.
Until they can produce a snap of the Queen shape shifting into a lizard, Icke and his pals are doomed to failure.
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