Conspiracy theories have been around for generations but the internet has been a catalyst for thousands of theories about the world we live in, who is running it and why.
With the MPs expenses scandal giving rise to an even closer examination of who governs us and the lengths to which people will go to cover things up, its no wonder that bloggers, tweeters and online chatrooms are boiling over with conspiracy theories.
From alien landing cover-ups to murder plots and tin foil hats, here are ten historical conspiracy theories still advocated today.
1. Apollo Moon Landing
The Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969 was an elaborate hoax by the US government in its bid to beat Russia in the race to the moon, according some to conspiracy theorists. NASA footage of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s sojourn on the Moon’s surface is bogus according to some theorists, who claim glaring anomalies such as shadows going in different directions and the US flag blowing in the wind show it was faked. Click here to read more.
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June 5, 2009