The 10 Craziest Conspiracy Theories Feb 21, 2017 by Sarah (Day Styles)
Conspiracy theories have and always will be a part of a free society. People will always believe that there’s more than what meets the eye, or what the government and major corporations tell the general public. That being said there are some conspiracy theories that are more grounded in reality, but there are others that are just so out-of-this-world we don’t understand how anyone can believe them! Here are some of our favorite crazy conspiracy theories.
1. The Moon Landing
Almost everyone has heard of this conspiracy theory that claims we never landed on the Moon! The gist of the theory is that the government wanted to beat Russia in the race of put a man on the moon, but that the country didn’t have the right technology and decided to fake the landings instead. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are supposed to have acted out their moon landing on a secret film set, located either in Hollywood or Area 51. Believers claim there is “evidence” that backs up their idea even though it's all been debunked.
For example, when Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon, the flag appeared to be waving as though there was a gust of wind. (The answer? The flagpole and boom were made out of flexible aluminum and continued to vibrate after the astronauts had let go.) Conspiracy theorists continue to believe that the landings were faked, but multiple missions brought back tons of moon rocks and probes have photographed the NASA landing sites.
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