Although conspiracy theories have always been a well known topic, they have recently become more popular due to all the controversial events around us today. For those who may not know, a conspiracy theory is a belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event. In fact, the most mentioned organization said to be involved in these mysteries is our very own U.S. government, some of these theories being Area 51, and 9/11.
A well-known conspiracy theory involves Area 51, an air base located in Lincoln County, Nevada. Although the base’s primary purpose is publicly unknown, it has been said to be used for the development and testing of aircrafts and weapon systems. The conspiracy began when the U.S. government denied the existence of Area 51, they had also mentioned that they had no interest in aliens or UFOs. Well in late 2017, the Pentagon had officially confirmed that there was a $22 million government program used to collect and analyze “anomalous aerospace threats”, basically UFO’s. This new information led people to believe that the government was storing aliens to study, and picking up spacecrafts that were said to have landed on earth back in the 1900’s. Back in 1947, an incident involving the government occured, a farmer in Roswell had discovered metallic rods, pieces of plastic, and silvery paper scraps. The farmer called the sheriff, who then called the military, who then picked up the debris and placed it into armored vehicles and drove off. The theory is that it was taken to Area 51 to be studied by the government, it has been said that they most likely tried to harness the technology from the ship to manufacture interstellar spacecraft and produce powerful energy weapons. People have also come up with other ideas that they believe the government might be studying such as, time travel, teleportation, and ways to manipulate or weaponize the weather.
Another popular conspiracy theory involving the government would be 9/11, which is known as the date when a major terrorist attack took place in New York City, there had been a series of four coordinated terrorists attacks formed by the Islamic group al-Qaeda. Four passenger planes had been hijacked by these terrorists and were flown into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, killing almost 3,000 people. Just hours after the incident occured, conspiracies had already began appearing all over the internet, the most popular being that our own government had known about it and that they may have orchestrated the whole thing just for an excuse to go to war.
One reason why people believe the government was involved was because they couldn’t believe that the collapsing of the towers was caused by just the planes crashing into them. They believe that there may have already been bombs planted on the floors of the towers, some witnesses have even stated that they actually heard explosions before the planes even hit. Scientists have even come out to say that an airline plane couldn’t have possibly caused that much damage, much less cause a whole tower to collapse. After this tragic event, a group of Navy Seals were sent out to kill Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, in which they were successful, but there are actually many people today who still believe that he is alive. The reason for this is because people found it strange how the military just disposed of his body into the ocean, how there was no photographic evidence or DNA evidence either. People also believe that the official story of the raid appeared to change and contradict previous assertions.