Conspiracies

Jellyfish “sprite” sparks paranoia from “earth changes” websites

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A sprite (lightning) captured on camera from the Caribbean on September 18, 2016 has triggered posts on mystery-mongering fringe “news” sites that cater to end-of-the-world paranoia. Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur above thunderstorm clouds typically as flashes but they look far weirder than bolt lightning. They were documented clearly only in 1989 but…

The X Files strange loop

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The X Files returns to TV tonight for a six-episode run. As Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever writes, the world is no longer a Mulder and Scully place; conspiratorial thinking is mainstream. I suspect that the X Files did what reality-type paranormal shows certainly did – latched on to a latent interest by the…

False flag rhetoric vomited across the ‘net by the usual buffoons

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The public response to the shooting in San Bernardino, California yesterday immediately included the ridiculous, baseless and perfidious comments by clowns like Alex Jones of InfoWars.com and the bottom-of-the-barrel sludgy-bits websites NaturalNews.com and Beforeitsnews.com. As with every real life mass shooting, crushing cognitive bias requires the labeling of these events “false flags” in order to demonize the government instead of…

China’s floating city is a likely CGI hoax (UPDATE)

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On October 13, I posted a link (in Chinese) to our Facebook page (which you might ‘like’) regarding a questionable image of a city in the clouds in Foshan, China. Even though this “mirage” was shown on Chinese television, it’s certainly not impossible that they are giving bad information to the public. Is this an optical illusion, or…

Change starts with Sheriff Hanlin

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin listens to a reporters question during a news conference Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore., concerning the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.  Armed with multiple guns, Chris Harper Mercer, 26, walked in a classroom at the community college the day before and opened fire, killing several and wounding several others. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The shooting at Umpqua Community College was Oregon’s deadliest shooting in history. Nine people were killed. Many more injured. The gunman’s death was declared a suicide. As with every mass shooting in the U.S., which come at an astonishingly alarming rate (Shooting in Oregon: So far in 2015, we’ve had 274 days and 294 mass…

Radio host booted for dumb comments on “hoaxed” shootings

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A (former) radio personality says the Roanoke shooting was a hoax to advance gun control. He was kicked off the air. A local radio station employee who was suspended for suggesting on air that the recent shooting deaths of two Virginia journalists caught on tape were a hoax is not backing down from his remarks…

Jade Helm happened and we still have guns

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An update to the takeover of Texas that happened under the guise of Operation Jade Helm 15. Oh, wait… Jade Helm has ended without the widespread implementation of martial law or FEMA camp round-ups. Source: Jade Helm Concludes : snopes.com Yep, we still got guns and people getting killed by them every day. Good for you,…

It’s dead, not alien – that’s all you can say for sure

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The absurd and silly UFO mystery site, UFO Sightings Daily, has managed to push this piece of ridiculousness into the media. When the best news source I can find for it is “Yahoo News”, it’s really crap. Conspiracy theorists are in a bit of a flutter after the discovery of what the believe is an…

September asteroid impact lie results in NASA statement

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Many media sites as well as mystery mongering rubbish sites are hyping the prediction that an asteroid will hit earth in September prompting NASA to issue a statement. What good will that do? None. Crap news reigns on the internet. NASA has denied viral internet claims that an asteroid will strike Earth next month wreaking…

Unwarranted conspiracy continues over Cobain

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News morsel: Let it go people. It’s no mystery what happened here. Kurt Cobain’s death was officially ruled a suicide over twenty years ago, but hey, crazy conspiracy theorists will be crazy conspiracy theorists. Last year, Seattle police reviewed the case and examined four previously undeveloped rolls of 35mm film of the crime scene and…

Blink-182’s Delonge detours into UFO-alien land

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It’s not news that rock musician Tom Delonge has been deep into the UFO idea for years now. Once again, a celebrity is using his status to “investigate” something that others have investigated to death. Maybe he shouldn’t have quit his day job. Facebook statuses show Delonge meeting with NASA officials, as well as possibly the…

Professor makes “bonkers” claim that climate scientists killed by death squad

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See UPDATE below. Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence. Source: Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims. A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated…

Pluto “Truthers” and Spacefaring Denialists Present Teachable Moment

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NASA conspiracy theories are generally nothing new, especially as we celebrate the anniversary of our first steps on Earth’s moon (20 July 1969). But with NASA’s New Horizons Pluto flyby imagery released last week, some tired Moon Hoax conspiracy myths and misconceptions were recycled in the headlines. Inside the Pluto ‘Truther’ Movement, Which Claims Flyby Was…

Baseless conspiracy bubbles over controversial doctors’ deaths

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The story of the death of Dr. Bradstreet, a controversial autism doctor, continues to get stranger as the local news in Florida picks up on conspiracy ideas that two other unexpected deaths of alternative practitioners could be related. A closer look suggests that they are not. This is a local tragedy unfolding in Bonita Springs…

Don’t mess with Texas, they are paranoid crackpots

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Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor U.S. military training exercises scheduled for his state. Some had feared the government was preparing to impose martial law in Texas. Texas Governor Backtracks After Pentagon Denies Takeover Plot : NPR Abbott somehow got the idea that the Special Forces exercise (code named Operation Jade…

Paranoia will destroy ya… A Disney tracking chip?

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I thought only aliens and the government wanted to chip people. Boy was I wrong. Too bad there isn’t more detail on this story. Woman says Disney implanted her with a chip | West Virginia Record. Julie Lynne Hooker claims a chop made of rubber material has been implanted inside of her without her knowledge or…

Icke sued, settles libel action against popular book

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Some interesting news regarding conspiracy promoter and the prince of looney ideas, David Icke. A lawyer, dogging him for years, has received a settlement claiming Icke’s book Children of the Matrix was defamatory to Jewish people. David Icke settles libel action via the website of Richard Warman, Canadian human rights attorney. British conspiracy writer David…

Is it National Conspiracy Day and no one told me?

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I was dumping these links all in strange remains because I simply have nothing of value to say about them but they subliminally cried for me to put them together in their own post. Apologies to Jeb who begged me not to cover the ultra-dumb Tom DeLonge story but… can’t help it. Also, it’s good…

Obama aide regrets not getting full disclosure of UFO files

Weird and confusing take by an political official on the UFO issue. Obama aide John Podesta says ‘biggest failure’ was not securing the disclosure of UFO files – The Washington Post. It seems he is a big fan of science fiction and perhaps thinks the X-Files was a documentary. Outgoing Obama counselor John Podesta remains a…

Markuze (Mabus) to be sentenced tomorrow (UPDATE – now June)

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Doubtful News and yours truly have been harassed by Dennis Markuze for several years. Most recently, under the name Arnold Ruge [corrected]. There is news of his recent situation. Man who made online threats to be sentenced Thursday | Montreal Gazette. A Quebec Court judge is expected to be presented with a joint sentencing recommendation…

Is the Elf On A Shelf a real spy? Your kids may think so.

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Oh dear, the things people believe… A story has been circulating that the popular elf toy people place on their trees and fireplace mantles is REALLY a spy device from the National Security Administration. snopes.com: SNOWDEN: ‘Elf On A Shelf’ Actually Hugely Successful NSA Project. Speaking via Google Hangout to officials in Sweden last week,…

Talking telepathy in Turkey

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It’s probably time to worry if your nation’s leaders talk of delusional nonsense as real, especially in the political arena. Militant Islamist, Salih Izzet Erdis, who had been jailed for leading a terrorist organization and trying to overthrow the government is now proclaiming that someone on the outside is attempting mind control over him. Mind…