Conspiracy theories reject the standard explanation for any event and deem a particular person, group or organization responsible for spreading false information so as to hide their true agenda.
Even though the common belief is that either conspiracy theories are baseless means to defame influential individuals and bodies, or the brainchild of crazy lunatics who try to come up with stupid links between unrelated events, you will be surprised to find out that some of the craziest conspiracy theories of the past have turned out to be true.
We will discuss a few of them that might blow your mind away!
Tobacco Companies Deliberately hid Cancer Risks of their Products till the Truth was Discovered
Today, whenever you buy a packet of cigarettes, or come across an advertisement for it, both clearly mention the fact that they are harmful for your health. As surprising as it may sound, cigarettes were consciously targeted toward children as young as 14 years of age before the late 1990s until these effects were medically proved, and tobacco companies were sued in court.
According to CBS, researchers from the University of California studied historical documents of tobacco companies that were kept confidential before 1998. These documents revealed the fact that tobacco companies were aware of the harmful effects of radioactive particles contained in cigarettes since 1959 but unanimously chose to keep it a secret to prevent a decline in sales and demand.
The people of America were surprised to find that what they considered to be a conspiracy theory made headlines in the March 21, 1997 issue of The New York Times. Ligget Group Inc. which was amongst the 5 leading cigarette makers of the era, publicly confessed having knowledge of the side effects of smoking, and the addictive nature of nicotine in response to a lawsuit against the entire industry by multiple states who sued it for medical costs they had incurred due to their residents suffering from side effects of smoking.
The Dead Baby project
As much as it may sadden anyone who has ever admired the beauty and innocence of childhood, confirmation of a conspiracy theory – which might sound too harsh or bitter to be true – has proved that the quest for power and superiority can cause even high-ranking officials to indulge in inhumane tactics.
We have all heard that in wake of the World War II, the US government stole dead bodies to measure the impact of a nuclear attack on the human body, and therefore, they were able to trigger such calculated, massive destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Sadly, it has been revealed that US did steal bodies of deceased infants through a network of agents in multiple countries, and used their limbs or sample tissues for radioactive testing. According to CBS News and some British newspapers, the bodies of 6,000 children had been transferred d to America over a span of 15 years without even the permission or knowledge of grieving parents.
Government killed people, not the Alcohol
Commonly known as the bad Boozeincident, around 10,000 Americans lost their lives between 1926 and 1933 after consuming alcohol. This incident led to a common belief that maybe the government had something to do with it to support their cause of prohibition.
It turned out that this was more than just a conspiracy theory because the government actually encouraged manufacturers to poison the alcohol products to scare people.
The Fake skull
Many believed that Hitler escaped the World war II alive, and his skull which was captured by the Russians was a fake one.
A DNA examination conducted in 2009 proved that it was actually a feminine skull – proving that some of the craziest conspiracy theories – can turn out to be true.
Now, we leave it to your imagination and gut feeling which current conspiracy theory do you think will turn out to be true.