Wild and hysterical conspiracy theories have been thrown around since humankind first gained the ability to reason and experience paranoia. There have been people that question the truth of events for as long as we've been recording history, retelling the story with their own version of what they think really happened. The mythical founders of Rome were said to have been raised by a she-wolf. Julius Caesar's death was followed by countless theories, and JFK was shot with a magical bullet from the grassy knoll and all that jazz. It's easy to make crazy claims, but the only ones that stick are the ones that have proof—solid or silly, it doesn't really matter, but it has to have proof. Finding and disqualifying these so-called proofs on either side of the argument is half of the fun.
So, why do these theories exist? Why do they show up year after year, century after century? Why do many of these theories involve pop culture and celebrities? There probably isn’t one answer to these questions. Maybe, at the most basic level, ridiculous theories give us something more exciting to believe in than just the plain old truth. Our world is governed by the laws of the universe. This is too predictable for some people, too boring. By adding in a sense of mystery or magic to things, we allow ourselves to feel that there is something more to life than what science tells us there is. This is satisfying. When you consider why conspiracy theories always focus on pop culture and the icons that exist there, it's a world that everyone can comment on. You don't need to be an expert on any particular subject. You don't need a degree. You only need to have an ear to the streets.
Over the last 50 years, we've seen and heard some truly insane theories. Some are just outright stupid, while others seem ludicrous at first but they have some semblance of evidence at least. The theories on this list are the best of all of them. They may be crazy, but they're also awesome. Here are the 15 most impossible pop culture conspiracies ever.
16 Beyoncé Is Solange's Mom, Not Blue Ivy's
15 The Gov't Murdered Brittany Murphy
14 Courtney Love Killed Kurt Cobain
13 The Britney and President Bush Alliance
12 Elvis Still Lives at Graceland
11 Tupac Lives in Cuba Now
Following in the shoes of Elvis, the rapper Tupac Shakur, too, faked his own death, so they say. The reasoning behind this theory is complex. The basic element of it all is that Tupac rapped at length about his own death before it happened. This, at the time, made him a little unique. But remember, Tupac was representing the thug's life, one that comes with many dangers: "we live by the gun, so we die by the guns." In reality, predicting that a gang member would die in a gang-related death isn’t all that difficult. But it made people believe. Tupac also had an alter-ego, Makaveli, which many fans connect to Niccolo Machiavelli's own faked death (something that is attributed to the historian incorrectly). There are also questions about the night of the shooting and the strange circumstances surrounding it, including a curious picture of Tupac dated the night after he was shot.
Most fans suggest that Tupac is living with his aunt in Cuba these days, set to return at some point like a resurrected god. Like all good conspiracy theories, this one has countless "proofs." It doesn't matter if they are all easily explainable; it only matters that they exist in the first place.
10 Paul Walker Killed By A Drone Strike
9 Dave Chappelle Forced Out By “Dark Crusaders”
8 The Real Batman Assassins
7 Bruce Lee's Killed By Dim Mak
6 Stevie Wonder Isn't Blind
5 The Catcher in the Rye Made Me Do It
4 McCartney, Eminem, Avril Lavigne: All Dead
The Beatles have countless theories surrounding them, but one has stood out above the rest: Paul McCartney is dead. But I've seen him. He's very clearly alive, you say. Nope. The theory suggests that who you're seeing is actually Billy Shears, Paul's double. Why or how he died varies, but most claim he was killed in a car accident in 1966. The band, to keep up appearances, brought in Shears and kept the band intact. One of the most glaring pieces of evidence, if you can call it glaring, is the cover of the Abbey Road album. On it, the four members represent a funeral procession. John Lennon is part of the clergy in white clothes, Ringo is the mourner in black, George Harrison is the gravedigger in jeans and Paul, shoeless, is dead. They want you to know that Paul's dead. They're giving you hints. Let that all soak in for a minute.
3 Kubrick's Faked Moon Landing
2 O.J. is Khloe's Real Father
1 Marilyn Monroe Was Murdered
Most people have come to accept the official report of Marilyn Monroe's death, that she died of a barbiturate overdose, a suicide. Yet, not everyone has been satisfied with this explanation. Many different theories have popped up over the years, including one that says Robert Kennedy had her killed to quiet her from revealing information regarding her affairs with him and his brother, John F. Kennedy. Another theory argues that her doctor, Ralph Greenson, committed the murder. Evidence that backs up these murder theories is in the lack of vomit at the scene, something quite common with barbiturate overdoses. There was also no glass of water or glass at all near the scene, which means Monroe took 50+ pills without anything to wash them down.
Sources: DailyMail; Vulture
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