8 of History’s Oddest Conspiracy Theories

When the world is witness to a major event, it usually doesn’t take long for the conspiracy theories to begin surfacing. Some of them are obviously a bit too far “out there” to take seriously, while others may provoke curiosity even in the minds of devoted skeptics. The general population generally has no way to determine whether a given conspiracy theory has any validity or not since the vast majority of us have only the news media or official explanations from government authorities to tell us what happened. Then, of course, there are the conspiracy theorists to consider. Please keep in mind that this list is is not intended to make judgments regarding the veracity of any conspiracy theory, and that this list is comprised of those we considered the most odd, and not necessarily the most well-known.

1. Moon Landing

We’ll kick things off with one that may not be as well known as conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy or the attacks of 9/11, but it is one that has been bandied around for a few decades at this point. Most people who were alive at the time were amazed and fascinated by man’s first landing on the moon on July 20, 1969. Since that time, a number of theories have been forwarded that claim the whole thing was a hoax, and was simply all acted out for the cameras on a Hollywood-type stage. Proponents point to weird shadows on lunar photographs, a flag that appeared to be blowing in the wind and other alleged anomalies.