5. Could 9/11 have been prevented?
Many people believed that the government has had warnings about 9/11 and chose to ignore them. On this issue, President Obama himself has stated that while some question the events of 2001, Al-Qaeda was responsible for killing nearly 3,000 people. Oliver Stone’s film World Trade Center and Paul Greengrass’s Flight 91 both show what happened on that faithful day.
4. Was Shakespeare a fraud?
Conspiracy theorists believe that Shakespeare never wrote a single one of his plays. His pen name would be used by a group of writers, which might explain why his signature changed throughout his career. Other believes that he might exist but was simply a figure for others to write plays through, such as Christopher Marlowe, Sir Francis Bacon and Elizabeth 1. Conspiracy theorists believe that Shakespeare was uneducated and a street rat and unable to write his own plays. The film Anonymous ( directed by Roland Emerich) boldly poses the question was Shakespeare a fraud? Researchers continue to investigate the matter today but this theory is discarded among English historians.
3. Was the 1969 Moon Landing faked by Stanley Kubrick?
A lot of people believe that we never went to the moon and that the whole thing was faked in order to win the space race with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Many people believe that going to the moon was impossible back then, too risky and way too expensive. Stanley Kubrick has been accused of filming the Apollo’s 11 and 12, simply because he had just directed 2001: A Space Odyssey, a flawlessly directed film that took place in space. It has been claimed that NASA had approached the filmmaker during post-production of the science fiction classic. The documentary Room 237 about the making of The Shining also delves deep into this theory.
2. The JFK Assassination
Oliver Stone’s brilliant film JFK suggests that Lee Oswald wasn’t the only shooter that tried to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. It states that there is a second shooter on the other side of the road, since John F. Kennedy’s head goes “back and to the left,” where it is explained by Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner’s character) in one of best scenes of the movie that it is impossible that Oswald acted alone. There are also multiple shots fired and it is believed Lee Oswald was never a sufficient enough shooter to have hit his target. The movie suggests that the C.I.A., the Government; the Mafia; Fidel Castro and Lyndon Johnson are all suspected to be among the cover-up in order to overtake John F. Kennedy from presidential power. We may never know the real truth.
The Roswell incident is a prime example of why people think that the government is hiding something, after a surveillance balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, prompting claims that the crash was in fact a UFO Spacecraft. There have been numerous videos and pictures of alien autopsies that have been released online but none have been proven real.
The show “The X files” has dealt with alien conspiracies and the Military using UFO aircrafts. Area 51 has also been the subject of numerous conspiracy theorists, since most believe that the base has hidden alien technology. Even the movie Independence Day, has a scene where the president finds an alien Spacecraft inside the hidden base. Some people believe that Aliens have been among us since the very beggining and that the Rosswell crash is one of the most important piece of evidence found of that theory.
It’s always fun to speculate, leave your comments below and let me know what your favorite conspiracy theories are!