There's been a lot of talk lately about Alex Jones, especially off the heels of his controversial interview with Megyn Kelly. For those who don't know, Alex Jones is one of the most well-known conspiracy theorists in the world. He's known for his wild theories about pretty much everything. Although he does have some pretty crazy things to say about fish people, 9/11, and gay frogs, the truth is that there are a lot of WAY crazier conspiracy theorists out there. These are people with theories that are so wild that they make Alex Jones look like a master of logic and reason.
We've compiled a list of people with the craziest theories on Earth. These subjects range from dinosaurs, space, aliens, 9/11, satanism, and much more. But perhaps the craziest thing of all is not the theories themselves, but the amount of people that actually believe them. After all, that's the only way these theories became well-known in the first place. Read on if you want to hear about some of the strangest people and their equally strange conspiracy theories.
15 Vince Fenech - Believes Dinosaurs Built The Pyramids
Many Christian groups have strange ideas about dinosaurs, but an Evangelist Pastor named Vince French takes this to the next level. Vince French unironically believes that dinosaurs helped build the pyramids. He was quoting as saying “Of course the ‘dinoceros’ existed. It is mentioned in the Book of Job. They were used to help build the pyramids." Even worse is the fact that this man is in charge of teaching children these same ideas. He is a teacher at a fully-licensed Christian Creationist school in America. Dinosaurs have always been a pretty big problem for non-believers of evolution and the generally accepted theory of a 4 billion-year-old Earth. Vince French's mental gymnastics to try to explain the existence of dinosaurs is just plain ridiculous.
14 Giorgio A. Tsoukalos - The Ancient Aliens Guy
You probably all recognize this guy. Even if you haven't seen Ancient Aliens, the popular television show that aired on the History Channel, you've probably seen him in countless memes. He's famous for his theories on Ancient Aliens, and his tendency to start every sentence with "Could it be..." It seemed like he thought starting a sentence with this phrase was an excuse for him to propose any ridiculous theory without much evidence. Most of the memes created with him follow the formula of "I don't know, therefore aliens." Which pretty much sums up his line of thinking and his general logic when it comes to the theory of ancient aliens.
In a Reddit thread, he responded to people calling him crazy by saying, "That's perfectly fine. Because I am the first one to admit that what I am talking about is crazy, or can be regarded as crazy, so I am perfectly aware that these thoughts sound out there. BUT this does not prevent me from continuing to ask questions. Because if - in this day and age - asking questions means that you're crazy? Then I admit, I am the craziest of them all."
13 Leonard Jeffries - Believes Whites Are Evil 'Ice People'
Leonard Jeffries is a famous proponent of the philosophy of Afrocentrism. This theory generally states that black history has been altered or hidden, and that black people are superior in some way to other races. Leonard Jeffries is a professor of Black Studies at City College in New York. He is known for his controversial statements over the years concerning Jews and other groups in regards to black history, but some of his more bizarre ideas pertain to white people in general. According to him, white people are inherently cruel and violent, and are what he calls "Ice People." In contrast, black people are inherently peaceful and compassionate, and are "Sun People." He also claims that melanin (the skin pigmentation in black people) makes black people superior to whites and allows them to "…negotiate the vibrations of the universe and to deal with the ultraviolet rays of the sun."
12 Ellen Greve - Breatharianism
An extremely bizarre conspiracy theorist is a woman named Ellen Greve. She changed her name to simply "Jasmuheen," and is now the major proponent and driving force behind a theory called "Breatharianism" or "Pranic nourishment." This is the theory that it is possible to survive without any kind of water or food. She believes that one can get all the nourishment they need from breathing in air and absorbing sunlight. Her ideas have been denounced by the scientific community as pseudoscience, and have resulted in the death of five people who have tried to follow Breatharianism. When news reporters visited her house, they found the fridge and pantry stocked with food, which she claimed was for her husband. A famous follower of Breatharianism is the "Barbie girl" who is famous for her many plastic surgeries in order to get a Barbie-like appearance.
11 Daniel Shenton - Flat Earth Society President
The flat earth theory is a conspiracy theory that just doesn't seem to go away. Currently, the flat earth theory is experiencing somewhat of a resurgence, and is led by the "Flat Earth Society." This society is in turn led by Daniel Shelton, who serves as the president. Flat Earth Theorists believe that the Earth is flat, and is a circular disc in space. There are many different variations of this theory, but the general consensus is that we have been lied to, and all photos of the Earth from space are a lie. Some believe if you walk to the very edge of the Earth, you would hit a wall or fall off into space. Others believe that Antarctica and the South Pole are part of a singular "Ice Wall" that stops people from reaching the edge of the Earth and learning the truth. David Shenton believes that no one has provided conclusive proof that the Earth is round.
10 Certain Groups Of Christians - The Dinosaur 'Hoax'
As previously mentioned, certain Christian groups have trouble rationalizing how dinosaur bones managed to get buried under the ground. While some say that they were used to help build the pyramids, other groups have even crazier theories. Many groups believe that Satan purposely buried the dinosaur bones to try to make us lose our belief in God. Other variations are that the Devil or God himself buried the dinosaur bones to test our faith, but the general idea is still the same. Once again, this is made all the more disturbing because of the fact that these people are teaching this "knowledge" to children. It's a sensitive topic because of religion, so it's not always easy to shut them down. Especially due to the fact that they have no interest in listening to logic or science.
9 Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks - P. Diddy Did 9/11
Another insane conspiracy theorist that is definitely a lot worse than Alex Jones is Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks. This woman actually believes that P. Diddy was responsible for the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. Going even further, she actually filed a law suit against him, demanding 1 trillion dollars from the rapper. In addition, she demanded a further 900 billion in child support, claiming that P. Diddy is the father of her son. She also demanded 100 million for loss of income. If that wasn't enough, she also filed for a restraining order against P. Diddy. Obviously the judge did not see things the same way as Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks. There have been a lot of wild conspiracy theories about 9/11, but this has got to be the weirdest.
8 David Icke - Alex Jones On Steroids
David Icke is someone that Alex Jones frequently has on his show, and every time this happens we are reminded that there are way weirder people out there than him. David Icke is pretty much Alex Jones on steroids. His theories are numerous and varied, and include all kinds of strange ideas. He has stated that he believes that the royal family are reptilians, as well as all major world leaders. Reptilians, according to him, are shape-shifting beings from another dimension that feed off human energy produced by suffering and misery. He also believes that the Moon is an artificial construct that produces a frequency that keeps the human race in a simulation. He's also been accused of antisemitism a few times.
7 Selena Owens - Believes Ice Bucket Challenge Is Satanic
We all remember the ice bucket challenge. While the fad has pretty much passed by these days, it was quite the rage not too long ago. And while many people saw it as just some harmless fun, others proclaimed to see the true meaning behind it. Selena Owens was one of these people, and wrote an article that claimed the ice bucket challenge was actually a Satanic ritual in disguise. She claims that the act of dunking oneself in water is linked to satanic worship because it's a mockery of Christian baptism rituals. Or at least that's what I think she was saying. It really doesn't make too much sense. She also makes a vague reference to Middle Age witch torture such as dunking.
6 Ed Chiarini - Robert K. Senior And Ted Cruz, Same Person
Ed Chiarini is another conspiracy theorist who claims to have stumbled onto a big one. According to him, Ted Cruz and Robert Kardashian Sr. are one and the same person. Ed Chiarini tells a strange story in which Robert Kardashian never actually died, but instead faked his own death and became Ted Cruz in order to embark on a life of politics. He allegedly got plastic surgery and married a new wife to complete the facade. But no one actually believes this ridiculous theory, right? Wrong. There are a surprising amount of people who go to Ed Chiarini's website and comment on his photos in support. And by the way, that's the only proof he has - he just posts collages of pictures of the two men side by side.
5 Stan Gordon - Bigfoot Is An Alien
Believing in Bigfoot is one thing, but that just wasn't enough for Stan Gordon. He took it one step further. He believes that Bigfoot is actually an extraterrestrial, and he is adamantly trying to prove it. In an interview, Stan Gordon said: "There is a small percentage of cases, however, where observers have seen both a UFO and Bigfoot at the same time and location. From the reports I have received from across the country and around the world, such cases might be much more common, but many researchers have been reluctant to publish such accounts for fear of ridicule from their peers." He has been trying to prove the link between UFOs and Bigfoot for some time.
4 Andrew D. Basiago - Claims To Be A Time Traveler
Andrew Basiago is another conspiracy theorist with ideas much more extreme than Alex Jones. This man claims to be a time traveler. The technical term he uses is actually "chrononaut." He claims that he was part of a secret CIA project as a child called Project Pegasus, and this enabled him to make time jumps at a very young age. He not only claims to have traveled extensively through time, but also to Mars. In fact, he says that he traveled to Mars in the 1980s with Barack Obama, and they made first contact with the Martian people. And in 2016, he actually ran for president as an independent candidate. When he's not a conspiracy theorist, he's a successful lawyer.
3 Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha - Israeli Shark Attacks
Egypt has always been a major tourist hot spot, but things can go wrong. When a string of shark attacks hit the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, politicians such as Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha were puzzled. But instead of using logic and reason to figure out what was causing all of these shark attacks, he did the unthinkable. He blamed Israel. Obviously Egypt and Israel have never been on good terms, but thinking that Israel are somehow purposely inciting sharks to attack tourists is pretty ridiculous. His exact words were: "What is being said about the Mossad throwing the deadly shark in the sea to hit tourism in Egypt is not out of the question. But it needs time to confirm." But some even say that he suspects that Israel is somehow controlling the minds of these sharks, and causing the death of tourists to damage the Egyptian tourism industry.
2 Molefi Kete Asante - Black Egyptian Theory
A huge part of Afrocentrism involves Ancient Egypt. There are many, such as Molefi Kete Asante, who say that the Ancient Egyptian society was wholly made up of black people, specifically those related to the African Americans of today. People like Molefi Kete Asante claim they were once Pharaohs, ruling over the greatest and most advanced ancient societies. But there are some pretty major problems with this theory. First of all, most African Americans today are descended from West Africans and Sub-Saharan Africans, which are very different from the North African people that inhabited Ancient Egypt. Second of all, as many Egyptologists point out, the attribution of race to Ancient Egypt is redundant, as it was a multi-ethnic society comprising of many races.
1 Bennet Omalu - Putin Poisoned Hillary Clinton
Another man who has some pretty far out theories is Bennet Omalu. He gained a lot of media attention when he tweeted "I must advice [sic] the Clinton campaign to perform toxicologic analysis of Ms. Clinton's blood. It is possible she is being poisoned," And later, "I do not trust Mr. Putin and Mr. Trump. With those two all things are possible." This is yet another example of crazed hysteria about Russia that makes no sense. It seems like we are starting to slip back into the "Red Scare" era of the 1950s. It's obvious that Hillary Clinton's medical conditions are due to her previous history of brain injury, not a Russian plot to poison her...
Sources: telegraph.co.uk, reddit.com, cracked.com