Conspiracies

Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A DN Exclusive

Doubtful News is pleased to present this EXCLUSIVE piece by author and researcher, Benjamin Radford, on the Discovery Channel’s presentation airing TONIGHT! [Warning: Spoilers] Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A Closer Look at Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives A new two-hour Discovery Channel “documentary,” Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives, revisits the curious case of…

Face it! Cydonia region of Mars Exposed

Stuart Robbins of the Exposing PseudoAstronomy podcast has put together a great new video that, well, exposes some bogus claims in astronomy. This one is going to get Richard Hoagland a bit angered as he covers the speculation from the Cydonia region of Mars – you know, the face. Richard C. Hoagland made this famous…

UFOs over China and I ain’t too surprised (Russian rocket parts?)

The mystery mongering sites went wild with this one. After UFOs were reported in the sky in China, eight very man-made parts crash to the ground. No injuries were reported. UFO sightings reported in NE China’s Heilongjiang[1]- Chinadaily.com.cn. Three unidentified flying objects were spotted falling from the sky and landing in two places in Heilongjiang…

HAARP terminated

Conspiracy theorists’ favorite excuse is gone down the toilet. In an update to this story from last year about HAARP being closed, it’s not reopening. Air Force prepares to dismantle HAARP ahead of summer shutdown | State News | ADN.com. The U.S. Air Force gave official notice to Congress Wednesday that it intends to dismantle…

Sometimes silence means you aren’t worth a reply

A community board stands strong against trolls. Newtown school board greets Sandy Hook skeptics with silence – Connecticut Post. A dozen or so self-described skeptics of official accounts of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting appeared Tuesday night at the Board of Education meeting, each taking the allotted three minutes to address pointed questions to…

Now I’m getting suspicious… Another case of COSMOS interruptus

There was this story about a glitch in the Cosmos broadcast earlier this week. I figured, hey, mistakes happen. Never assume malice when incompetence is more likely. Well… do they happen with other programs? (Yes) The news media and forums are pointing out the Cosmos effect seems to be disproportionate and occurs in distinct cultural…

Student assignment on Holocaust denial sparks appropriate public outrage

A GIGANTIC mistake by teachers in a California 8th grade classroom where the students were given an assignment on Holocaust denial. EXCLUSIVE: Rialto Unified defends writing assignment on confirming or denying Holocaust. The Rialto Unified School District is defending an eighth-grade assignment that asks students to debate in writing whether the Holocaust was “merely a…

Was Cosmos airing deliberately sabotaged in Colorado Springs?

KXRM-TV in Colorado Springs had some major issues with the Cosmos episode Sunday night. There were multiple interruptions by commercials. The station is being accuse of doing it on purpose because of the pro-evolution content. FOX 21 gets slammed for Cosmos broadcast | IndyBlog | Colorado Springs Independent. “In a conservative evangelical town like Colorado…

9/11 truther Ruppert dead

Author, political commentator and conspiracy theorist Michael Ruppert died from suicide on April 13, 2014. Sheriff: Author Michael Ruppert dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound Nationally known author Michael Ruppert died Sunday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Calistoga where he had lived for a few months on a friend’s property. He was 63. A former…

For all the cows: The complicated tale of Cliven Bundy

This story of Cliven Bundy and his neighbors against the U.S. Government officials is a hard one to follow. Read through this piece that presents the situation chronologically. Everything you need to know about the long fight between Cliven Bundy and the federal government. In the comments, note that one person mentions that the anti-government…

Pick Your Poison – 49% in U.S. subscribe to at least 1 of 6 medical conspiracy theories

Health misinformation abounds in the results of a recent survey of American adults on medical conspiracy theories. Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories (NPR.org) Misinformation about health remains widespread and popular. Half of Americans subscribe to medical conspiracy theories, with more than one-third of people thinking that the Food and Drug Administration is…

God was speaking through ranting stenographer

In an update to this story, “He will not be mocked…” but you may be: Stenographer snaps, the ranting Congressional stenographer defends herself. House Stenographer: ‘I Did Not Have a Breakdown’ The House stenographer who was dragged from the floor by Capitol Police last fall after shouting about God, the Freemasons and a House divided…

Missing flight 370 sparks mystery mongering (Several Updates)

As each hour goes by with no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 strange ideas evolve about what happened to it. Mystery and conspiracy sites are abuzz with imaginative explanations including UFO abduction. It’s been days since the passenger flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, disappeared (8 March 2014) with 227…

Polio workers’ vans hit with roadside bombs in Pakistan

New setbacks for the beleaguered polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan. Attack targets polio workers in Pakistan, kills 11 – CNN.com. Eleven people were killed Saturday when two vans carrying a polio vaccination team were hit by a roadside bomb in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Agency, authorities said. A militant group, which has connections to the Pakistani…

What to do when the sub spouts crazy conspiracies in class

I’m thinking there may be rules against recording in class but I would have done the same. These kids seemed pretty sharp to catch this and question. Substitute teacher taped spouting BIZARRE conspiracy theories in high school physics class – Yahoo News. A student at a public, taxpayer-funded high school in Michigan has clandestinely filmed…

Cheops Cartouche affair suspects charged

An update to this story: Rogue amateur archaeologists stole samples to “prove” a conspiracy theory Nine suspects including three German nationals and six Egyptians were referred to criminal court in Giza for seizing and facilitating seizure of artifacts from King Cheops (Khufu) pyramid and smuggling them abroad. Egyptian, German suspects referred to court over stealing…