Conspiracy Theories

"In terms of cognitive processes, people with stronger conspiracy beliefs are more likely to overestimate the likelihood of co-occurring events, to attribute…
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"We wrote the first rock opera. [A 47-minute rock opera loosely based on a mouse, and the W. Somerset Maugham book, The Razor's Edge] We beat The Who [and The Pretty Things' S.F. Sorrow] by a couple of years" - Iggy Pop
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"They called themselves the Nizaris (or Nizari Ismailis from the name of one of their early leaders). So, how much of this is based on fact? (...) It's important to remember that most of the information about the Nizaris that reached Europe came from two hostile sources, Sunni Muslims and Crusaders, and that the more outlandish aspects of the legends, such as the use of drugs, are not supported by Ismaili sources. Even the name Assassin, from the Arabic hashashi, was a pejorative term and was never used by the Nizaris themselves. Nor were the Nizaris unique in their use of political murder."
"Long before the American UFO stories, a round vessel drifted ashore on the Japanese coast and a beautiful woman emerged, wearing strange clothing and carrying a box. She was unable to communicate with the locals, and her craft was marked with mysterious writing. This story of an utsurobune, or “hollow ship,” in the province of Hitachi (now Ibaraki Prefecture) is found in many records of the Edo period (1603–1868)" Aum Shinrikyo, Edo, Edo Period, Hakkenden, Ink Drawing, Japanese Water, Bun, Alien Ship, Ufo Stories
"Long before the American UFO stories, a round vessel drifted ashore on the Japanese coast and a beautiful woman emerged, wearing strange clothing and carrying a box. She was unable to communicate with the locals, and her craft was marked with mysterious writing. This story of an utsurobune, or “hollow ship,” in the province of Hitachi (now Ibaraki Prefecture) is found in many records of the Edo period (1603–1868)"
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Is History History? "Many questions linger about Cleopatra, the enigmatic Egyptian queen who ruled in the first century before the birth of Christ. The most intriguing question, of course, is an age-old and often-debated one: "Was Cleopatra Black?" (...) Many view the blanching of Cleopatra, Hollywood-style, as yet another example of the way in which history has been bastardized and Black people have been written out"
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"California and Cults. When the public thinks of cults, it thinks of Southern California. Californians really more susceptible to cults - or do cults simply want what the Golden State is selling?"
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"When we played "SF Sorrow" at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Phil (May) got a letter from Pete Townshend and opened it. He went "how nice". It was letter saying "good luck chaps". But then he said, because Phil had said he said it was an inspiration because it was common knowledge he said that, the letter went on to say basically "Good luck, but to my knowledge I have never heard "SF Sorrow" so please desist from saying it inspired Tommy or otherwise I will reach for my lawyer" - Dick Taylor
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Based on a true zombie story or literary anthropology a-la Carlos Castaneda. "In order for the boko to resurrect his zombie, he would have to dig them up within 10 minutes of being buried. How likely is this without someone noticing? Even if the zombie could be exhumed before death, is it really plausible that someone with that much brain damage could work as a slave on a plantation, let alone recall facts about their life?"
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The story of Kamala and Amala, the wolf children from "Godamuri" or Midnapore, is it a hoax or the truth?
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The Overton window: "The term was devised by the late free-market advocate Joseph Overton, an executive at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a conservative think tank in Michigan. After Overton died in a plane crash in 2003, his colleague at the centre, Joseph Lehman, formalised the idea. Now, the "once-obscure poli-sci concept is having its moment in the sun", says Politico"
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Coaching originated in sport. Timothy Gallwey [his book "The Inner Game of Tennis" (1972)] is the godfather of the current coaching movement (...) "This was a very controversial book in its day and still is today [aspects of psychobabble and mysticism to be found here] (...) When Gallwey wrote his book, he was kind of a pariah in the tennis teaching world". On photo Maggie Siff in the role of Wendy Rhoades, "the company's star in-house performance coach", on the SHOWTIME Original Series Billions
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"What happened to Queen's John Deacon? (...) May: He wants to be private and in his own universe. Taylor: He's completely retired from any kind of social contact"
"Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, French Revolutionary general and marshal of France, later Charles XIV John, King of Sweden, had a tattoo which said "Mort aux Rois" or "Vive la République" Empire, Sweden, Roman, Jaco, Nicolas, Bernadotte, Depeche Mode, Swedish Royals
"Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, French Revolutionary general and marshal of France, later Charles XIV John, King of Sweden, had a tattoo which said "Mort aux Rois" or "Vive la République"
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"Emanuel Swedenborg won fame and infamy as a natural scientist and visionary theosopher, but he was also a master intelligencer, who served as a secret agent for the French king, Louis XV, and the pro-French, pro-Jacobite party of "Hats" in Sweden"
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"Batman was a fictional creation for DC Comics in 1939 who went on to star in a 1960s television series before launching the cult film franchise in 1989" vs "The original Batman was, in fact Bill Smith, who moved from Suffolk in England to America in 1870 and settled in New York where he worked in a butcher's shop"
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"Mass hysteria" phenomenon [collective obsessional behavior]. When a mass hysteria causes physical symptoms, it is called mass psychogenic illness or epidemic hysteria"
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"The Expanse Is the decade's defining science fiction series. Every generation has its own science fiction saga that speaks to its moment (...) The Expanse is the science fiction epic that speaks most acutely to the current cultural moment. It is a science fiction allegory that holds up an uncomfortable mirror to the world not as it exists two hundred years from now, but as it is in the present". On poster actor Steven Strait as The Expanse's Captain James Holden
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"As well as becoming the most expensive painting in history, going for $450m (£326m) at auction, Salvator Mundi was denounced by many as a fake and subsequently vanished from view. The painting is now the subject of The Lost Leonardo, a documentary by Andreas Koefoed (...) The film chronicles a modern mystery where the world’s most coveted artwork is just a pawn in games of money and power"
"QAnon Believers Claim JFK Jr. Will "Reappear" in Dallas" Dallas, Presidents, John F. Kennedy, King Of Kings, Michael Williams, Donald Trump, Deep State, National Security Advisor, Dallas Morning News
"QAnon Believers Claim JFK Jr. Will "Reappear" in Dallas"
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"On Nov. 12, 2018, Avi Loeb, then the chairman of the astronomy department at Harvard, and a young research associate, Shmuel Bialy, published a paper in the highly prestigious Astrophysical Journal Letters arguing that humans may have discovered the first evidence of alien technology in the form of a mysterious object called Oumuamua that had streaked through the solar system the previous fall"
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"Was famed Samson and Delilah really painted by Rubens? No, says AI (...) The AI System evaluates Samson and Delilah not to be an original artwork by Rubens with a probability of 91.78%.” In contrast, the scientists’ analysis of another National Gallery Rubens – A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning – came out with a probability of 98.76% in favour of the artist"
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"The theory of Led Zeppelin members' being Satanists became very popular when "Co-founder of the world's largest "prosperity praying" church" televangelist Paul Crouch (on photo) claimed that if a person played "Stairway to Heaven" backward, one could hear the band’s saying "Here's to my sweet Satan/The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan/He will give those with him 666/There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad Satan"
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"Hyped as the band that were "bigger than The Beatles", they sold an estimated 120 million records and generated revenues in excess of £5billion in today's money. But while former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney is a national treasure and the band's only other surviving member Ringo Starr divides his time between homes in Surrey, Los Angeles and Monte Carlo (...) the original members of the Bay City Rollers are largely forgotten and lead lives that could scarcely contain less celebrity glam"
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"La Malinche is a woman of many names. She's also known as Malintzin and was later renamed Marina by the Spanish. Malinche's translating services are described in various texts as instrumental to the Spanish conquest [Cortés only mentioned her twice, briefly, in correspondence with the Spanish crown]. So who was this woman, victim or traitor?"
"Is Bigfoot [Sasquatch] an Alien? Oscar Zamorro Case" ["Weekly World News", June 2, 1981] Wisconsin, Ancient Aliens, Retro, Bigfoot Sightings, Bigfoot Sasquatch, Alien Sightings, Aliens And Ufos, Bigfoot
"Is Bigfoot [Sasquatch] an Alien? Oscar Zamorro Case" ["Weekly World News", June 2, 1981]
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Yelizaveta Alekseyevna Tarakanova, bynames Knyaginya Vladimirskaya (Princesse de Volodimir), Fräulein Frank, Madame Trémouille, la Sultane Aline ["Her origins and real name are unknown"] who claimed to be the daughter of the unmarried empress Elizabeth and Count Aleksey G. Razumovsky. The false Princess & Imposter versus a Pretender to the Russian throne? ["She was brutally interrogated, but even under torture, she did not contradict herself, admit to fraud, or deny her royal descent"]
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"The Sex Pistols, for all their talk of revolution and all that, they end up with Virgin. How boring is that! Richard Branson, an old hippie, he's bound to to sign them up" - Mark Perry, former creator/editor of Sniffin' Glue punk fanzine & leader of Alternative TV
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“I didn't even know who Aleister Crowley was," [Rods singer Barrie] Masters says. "I'd heard about it, but I was an in-your-face rock'n'roller, not into the magical mystical side of things" (...) "On the day we recorded it I had a horrible toothache – I shouldn't have been singing, really. There were two versions: one was technically right, the other had a few mistakes but felt right and that was the one that was released. I think the toothache gave me a bit more anger"
"Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, enzymes, amino acids, or other dietary ingredients. You take these products by mouth in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form to supplement your diet. Consumers are at the mercy of the manufacturers and marketers of these products. Many manufacturers can be trusted, but some cannot. At the moment there is no way to tell one from another" Vitamins, Protein, Nutrition, Detox, Food Store, Enzymes, Multivitamin, Candida Die Off, Candida
"Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, enzymes, amino acids, or other dietary ingredients. You take these products by mouth in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form to supplement your diet. Consumers are at the mercy of the manufacturers and marketers of these products. Many manufacturers can be trusted, but some cannot. At the moment there is no way to tell one from another"
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"None is more bizarre, though, than the claim that, shortly before her untimely death, Kelly was initiated into a cult called the Order of the Solar Temple. The allegations centred on interviews with a man who worked for over a decade for di Mambro, a senior leader of the sect, and an acupuncturist who claimed she helped prepare the princess for the initiation ceremony that is said to have taken place in the summer of 1982 in an ancient priory in Beaujolais"
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"The man with wings (and no genitals) that was used as the Swan Song logo on the records came from a painting by William Rimmer from 1869/1870 (...) and it is called Evening (The Fall of Day) (...) Unfortunately, William Rimmer didn't leave us any clues and the figure doesn't rimmerappear similar to any of the traditional ways in which Apollo or Lucifer (or Icarus or any other possible explanation) are depicted – but that is what art is all about"
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Jacques de Molay's curse. "Pape Clément, roi Philippe, Chevalier Guillaume, avant qu’il soit un an, je vous cite à comparaître au tribunal de Dieu ! Maudit ! Maudit ! Soyez maudits jusqu’à la septième génération !"
someone is writing on an open notebook with the word marketing written in red and black
"Utah has become a hotbed of multi-level marketing (MLM) companies in recent years, and much of this activity can be attributed to Utah's demographics: 60 percent of residents are Mormons. At least eight Utah MLM companies were founded by Mormons, showing the close connection between members of the LDS faith and this type of business"
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"Conspiracy Theories triumphant in Turkish media"
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Russian Emperor Paul the First: "Crazy Ruler", "Crowned Villain" vs "Historical science has not yet known such a large-scale falsification as the assessment of the personality and activities of the Russian Emperor Paul the First"
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"Was Ol' Blue Eyes really a made man? Rumours of Frank Sinatra's Mafia connections dogged his entire career"
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"Where Cicada 3301 is from or who created it, many people ask. The real answer is that no one knows. It, of course, could be a prank, but an elaborate one at that, since the person would have to travel all around the world to put up the clues. Some say that it could be a recruiting program for computer scientists for CIA, M16, etc"
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"[Journalist and television presenter] Piers Morgan has left the celebrity world divided following his abrupt departure from Good Morning Britain, with various stars coming out to support or criticise him (...) Morgan quit the ITV morning show after telling viewers he "didn't believe a word" Meghan said to Oprah and dubbed Meghan "Princess Pinocchio" in a tweet after an interview which saw the Duchess of Sussex say she was suicidal and accused the Royal Family of racism"
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"In fact, one particular campaign propelled orange juice from a fruit byproduct to an American staple and the second-most popular morning beverage in the country – after coffee, of course"
two women in aprons are working at an assembly line with boxes of food on the table
"The modern commercial concept of cereal food originated in the vegetarian beliefs of the American Seventh-day Adventists, who in the 1860s formed the Western Health Reform Institute, later renamed the Battle Creek Sanitarium, in Battle Creek, Mich. The entrepreneurial possibilities of the ground, thin-baked cereal dough served to the Sanitarium’s patients inspired two men, C.W. Post and W.K. Kellogg, each to found his own business"
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August 22, 2016. "A cemetery grounds keeper at a cemetary in the Siberian city of Omsk claimed that he has found the grave of best-selling American author and anthropologist Carlos Castaneda. The tombstone of the mysterious grave contains no titles, names or dates, only a monochrome portrait of the writer"