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10 Conspiracy Theories "They" Don't Want You To Know About

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1. Area 51

For years, the government wouldn't even admit that Area 51 existed. As this official highway sign shows, they did a terrible job of keeping that secret. Just off of Nevada State Route 375, the military compound is famed for supposedly being the place where the U.S. government reverse-engineered a captured extraterrestrial spacecraft.
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For years, the government wouldn't even admit that Area 51 existed. As this official highway sign shows, they did a terrible job of keeping that secret. Just off of Nevada State Route 375, the military compound is famed for supposedly being the place where the U.S. government reverse-engineered a captured extraterrestrial spacecraft.

2. The Philadelphia Experiment

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In 1943, the Navy allegedly conducted strange experiments on the USS Eldridge. First, in July of '43, they used electrical field manipulation to make the ship invisible. Later, in October, they teleported the ship from the Philadelphia to Virginia. The October event includes stories of mangled sailors stuck in the metal of the teleported ship.

3. The Moon Landing

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Ever since 1969, a few persistent individuals continue to claim that NASA faked the moon landing. Some of those individuals have even been punched by Buzz Aldrin himself.

4. LBJ and the Kennedy Assasination

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There are numerous conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. A 2003 poll shows that "only 18% of Americans think that Kennedy's vice president, Lyndon B. Johnson, was involved." 18% seems like a high number to us...

5. The Flat Earth Society

According to the Flat Earth Society, those that say they have been to space and witnessed a round world are faking space travel for financial gain. Thus, the images of a round Earth are likely faked as well. The society has plenty of maps to show how they feel the Earth is actually laid out.
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According to the Flat Earth Society, those that say they have been to space and witnessed a round world are faking space travel for financial gain. Thus, the images of a round Earth are likely faked as well. The society has plenty of maps to show how they feel the Earth is actually laid out.

6. Chemtrails

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Those emissions from jets are harmless, right? Some don't think so. Some believe that the contrails (or chemtrails) that emit from airplanes may be a way for the government to drop chemicals that "weed out the old and the sick."

7. Rex 84

Rex 84 — which stands for "Readiness Exercise 1984" — stems from the Iran-Contra Hearings. Jack Brooks asked Oliver North if he was involved in a "contingency plan in the event of emergency that would suspend the American Constitution." Those that believe Rex 84 occurred claim that the program set up "an undisclosed number of concentration camps ... throughout the United States, for internment of dissidents and others potentially harmful to the state."
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Rex 84 — which stands for "Readiness Exercise 1984" — stems from the Iran-Contra Hearings. Jack Brooks asked Oliver North if he was involved in a "contingency plan in the event of emergency that would suspend the American Constitution." Those that believe Rex 84 occurred claim that the program set up "an undisclosed number of concentration camps ... throughout the United States, for internment of dissidents and others potentially harmful to the state."

8. Elvis Is Alive (and Working for the DEA)

In 1970, Elvis Presley visited Richard Nixon at the White House. This meeting came after Elvis wrote President Nixon saying, "I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a federal agent." Since then, theories have emerged that Elvis has been alive all these years and working as an undercover agent for the DEA.
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In 1970, Elvis Presley visited Richard Nixon at the White House. This meeting came after Elvis wrote President Nixon saying, "I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a federal agent." Since then, theories have emerged that Elvis has been alive all these years and working as an undercover agent for the DEA.

9. The Bilderberg Meetings

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According to their website, the Bilderberg Meetings simply allow world leaders to "foster dialogue." However, the meetings' secretive nature has led some to believe that Bilderberg is the semi-public face of the Illuminati. For instance, the photographer of the above picture notes that the venue looks like the pyramid of power, upside-down.

10. The Lizard People

Forget the Illuminati, our real overlords are scalier. British writer David Icke claims that the British royal family is actually a bunch of reptilian humanoid shape-shifters. These reptilians count George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Bob Hope as part of their shape-shifting brotherhood. The lizard people also received a write-in vote in Minnesota's 2008 senatorial election.
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Forget the Illuminati, our real overlords are scalier. British writer David Icke claims that the British royal family is actually a bunch of reptilian humanoid shape-shifters. These reptilians count George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Bob Hope as part of their shape-shifting brotherhood. The lizard people also received a write-in vote in Minnesota's 2008 senatorial election.

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