Conspiracy Monday: "33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to Be True B.S."

Inspired by this Cracked.com list of real conspiracies, Jonathan Elinof of the website New World Order Report posted a list of 33 "conspiracy theories" that turned out to be true. Then a commenter at the Above Top Secret forums posted a shorter list of real-life conspiracy theories. The problem is, all of the things listed... Continue Reading →

Hoaxes From Space: Lingering Questions About the Philadelphia Experiment and the Montauk Project

Continued from Hoaxes From Space: The Montauk ProjectIs there any chance the Philadelphia Experiment really happened, and that a lot of dumb-a** hoaxes have become attached to it?Not really. Given the amount of time and money that the military-industrial complex devoted (and still devotes) to nature's version of invisibility - plain ol' camouflage - they... Continue Reading →

Psychic Detectives

Part I: Intro/Gerard Croiset and Peter HurkosPart II: Dorothy Allison and Noreen RenierPart III: Sylvia Browne, Psychic ClownPart IV: Other "Notables" (including Allison DuBois)Addendum: Uri Geller

Jesus Hoaxes

Holy Blood, Holy Crap: The Da Vinci Code lawsuit and Michael Baigent's The Jesus Papers The Tomb of Jesus and the James Ossuary A Photo of Jesus

Hoaxes from Space: The Philadelphia Experiment Part II

Along Came BielekIn 1988 , an elderly man named Alfred (Al) Bielek began giving interviews and lectures about his involvement in the Philadelphia Experiment. Or rather, the involvement of a Navy sailor named Edward Cameron. As Bielek has explained it, the U.S. government used alien technology to age-regress Cameron back to infancy, then placed him... Continue Reading →

Hoaxes From Space: The Philadelphia Experiment Part I

The BeginningIn July 1955, a paperback copy of Morris K. Jessup's recent book The Case for the UFO arrived at the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C.Jessup was an auto parts salesman who had once studied for a doctorate in astrophysics at the University of Michigan (he is sometimes misidentified as an astronomer). He... Continue Reading →

Hoaxes From Space: Time Travel Hoaxes?

The following stories may or may not be hoaxes (with the exception of the last one, which is almost definitely a hoax), but they're worth mention in this series because they involve claims of time travel or time superimposition that are really freaking bizarre. Doing the Time Warp at Versailles In August 1901, two English... Continue Reading →

The Lady Vanishes Part III: Aimee Semple McPherson

Before there was Jim Bakker, before there was Jerry Fartwell, before there was Jimmy Swaggart, there was Sister Aimee. Born to an Ontario farming family in 1890, Aimee Kennedy was born again at age 17, and married a Pentacostal preacher named Robert Semple a short time later. After Semple died on a missionary trip to... Continue Reading →

Another Fun-Filled Friday Night with TrutherBitch

It's quite obvious that TrutherBitch is racist, but this is low even for her... "UK Schools Stop Teaching the Holocaust Because It Offends Muslims!!" This is a hoax spread by bogus emails, of course. Snopes set the record straight a couple of years ago, and the BBC dealt with it last year.

Psychic Detectives Part I

Some of the world's most famous psychics have dabbled in criminal investigation or searches for missing persons. Uri Geller, the Enemy of All Flatware, claimed he worked with the FBI, which has never been confirmed. Jeanne Dixon, arguably the world's most famous psychic next to Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce, claimed that she tried to warn... Continue Reading →

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