Was Osama a 9/11 Truther (and Also a GamePro Reader)?

This morning, the U.S. government released a list of PDF books and other media found inside Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Alongside an issue of al-Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire and U.S. articles about terrorism and foreign policy was a copy David Ray Griffin’s The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing… » 5/20/15 11:13am 5/20/15 11:13am

The Fabricated Four: Were The Beatles Real?

One of the more tantalizing and persistent myths in rock lore contends that “ Paul is dead”—that Paul McCartney died in a 1966 car accident and was secretly replaced with a lookalike. There are countless sites and rambling YouTube videos attempting to support this claim—based not just on the well-known middle-school… » 4/20/15 1:45pm 4/20/15 1:45pm

Is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Based on Mario Party 2?

In July of 2000, the world was at the height of Harry Potter mania. J.K. Rowling was about to release the fourth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It was to be the first Harry Potter book released at the same time in both the United States and the United Kingdom. J.K. Rowling herself called it… » 4/16/15 11:55am 4/16/15 11:55am

What if Stephen King Killed John Lennon?

In February of 2009, a man waving signs interrupted a meeting of the Sarasota City Commission to stand before the microphone and make a remarkable claim: John Lennon—shot and killed on December 8, 1980—had not been murdered by deranged Catcher in the Rye fan Mark David Chapman, but by none other than popular author… » 4/06/15 4:35pm 4/06/15 4:35pm

Is WiFi a Government-Controlled Weapon That's Slowly Giving Us Cancer? 

You are, in all likelihood, reading this post on a wireless internet-connected device—a computer, a phone, a tablet. Think about the last time you used (or wanted to use) a wired internet connection; now think about how long you've been slowly poisoning yourself with WiFi's ovary-killing, tumor-inducing radiation. » 4/03/15 3:34pm 4/03/15 3:34pm

Is Ancient History Completely Made Up By 'The Man'?

Assume a notable story on a notable day in history—the lunar landing, say—was fabricated. Now assume that 400,000 to 2 million such days were concocted. You begin to get a sense of the scope of New Chronology, the "empirico-statistical" theory that much of human history is a fiction assembled to serve the powerful. » 4/01/15 10:17am 4/01/15 10:17am

Katie Holmes Had a Secret Whole Foods Entrance: An Update

Last week, we investigated one of the stranger celebrity conspiracy theories: That Katie Holmes had used a secret entrance to the Whole Foods in Chelsea, Manhattan to evade paparazzi after filing for divorce against Tom Cruise. Over the weekend, we learned something that might unsettle some of our readers: The… » 3/31/15 1:34pm 3/31/15 1:34pm

Tupac Is Alive (and Probably Living in Cuba): A Conspiracy, Explained 

On Me Against the World, the 1995 album from Tupac Shakur, the prodigious rapper foretells his death. "I'm having visions of leaving here in a hearse/ God can ya feel me?/ Take me away from all the pressure/ and all the pain/ show me some happiness again," he raps on "So Many Tears." Eighteen months later, while… » 3/31/15 11:10am 3/31/15 11:10am

Did Katie Holmes Have a Secret Entrance to Whole Foods in Chelsea?

In the summer of 2012, shortly after she filed divorce papers to dissolve her marriage to Tom Cruise, the actress Katie Holmes moved into a Manhattan apartment complex called the Chelsea Mercantile. The prewar building has 354 units, a private garage, and, on the street level, a Whole Foods Market, where Holmes began… » 3/27/15 10:43am 3/27/15 10:43am

Is Madonna the Kabbalistic Queen of the New World Order?

The 2012 Super Bowl was one of the most watched television events in U.S. history, with an estimated viewership of 111.3 million people. Three million more watched the halftime show. Madonna, the iconic pop star and headliner, crafted a thirteen-minute-long medley of her songs, a lavish production costing millions.… » 3/24/15 2:35pm 3/24/15 2:35pm

The Denver Airport Will Be a Nazi Paradise After Our Nuclear Holocaust

Have you ever been to Colorado? You should go. It has skiing, the pot is free, and my sister lives there. It also has Denver International Airport (DIA) (or DEN), the largest airport in the U.S. and the second largest in the world. The airport is also home to a secret underground city built to shelter the world's… » 3/20/15 2:40pm 3/20/15 2:40pm

A Conspiracy Theory I Invented But It's Real: Elliptical Machines Lie

The five gyms I've used as an adult have had one thing in common: All of the elliptical machines—or the "good ones," at least—are always in use during peak hours. Every other machine—stairs, rowing, treadmill, etc.—usually have at least a vacancy or two, but not the fancy ellipticals. » 3/19/15 1:36pm 3/19/15 1:36pm

The Scientology Conspiracy Theory About Two Artists' "Golden Suicides"

In July 2007, the artists Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan ended their own lives. Both had grown erratic and paranoid in the preceding months, and on the 10th, Blake found his longtime romantic partner dead in their East Village apartment, overdosed on a lethal cocktail of whiskey and Tylenol PM. One week later, he… » 3/18/15 3:45pm 3/18/15 3:45pm