Conspiracy theories are official en vogue as the world gets stranger by the day. However, even as large segments of the population gravitate towards specific lines of non-traditional thinking, there are some theories that remain largely beyond belief.
A Twitter User Asked: What Popular Conspiracy Theory Don't You Believe?
Twitter user @checkmatestate capitalized on the unhinged state of global affairs to ask a pressing question: What conspiracy theory is popular, yet unbelievable?
Tell me a popular conspiracy theory that you DO NOT believe.— Curt (Libertarian) (@checkmatestate) January 30, 2023
A hot-button topic ripe for controversy, if there ever was one.
The Most Enduring Theory of Them All Was a Popular Response
There is no more quintessentially American conspiracy theory than the faking of the moon landing, and it was inevitably one of the top responses to
The moon landings were fake— Warren Redlich (@WR4NYGov) January 30, 2023
Which, naturally, prompted another Twitter user to correct this incorrect take: The moon landing was faked, just ask my uncle!
My uncle that lived just south of the Cape truly believed they were faked.— BareFootPilot (@BarePilot) January 31, 2023
Another Twitter User Noted a More Recent (And Diabolical) Theory
And a more recent theory that emerged (tastelessly) in the wake of NFL player Damar Hamlin's widely-covered cardiac event:
Damar Hamlin is dead.— sarah (@swkyhokie) January 30, 2023
This theory lost whatever basis it may have had when Hamlin published a lengthy video detailing his recovery and thanking his supporters.
And What About The Earth's Shape?
According to most respondents, the earth is undoubtedly rotund, despite prevailing conspiracy theories to the contrary.
Flat earth— ᵞⁱᵏᵉˢ (@TrueBeefSupreme) January 30, 2023
Some Users Cited Media-endorsed Theories
Some conspiracy theories don't emerge from remote pockets of the population, but from media outlets. Apparently, the media stamp of approval doesn't necessarily make the theories believable:
Trump-Russia collusion— TSLA GANG (@TSLAgang) January 30, 2023
And I don’t even like Trump lol
“War stimulates the economy in a positive way.”— Brad Green (@bradgreenutah) January 30, 2023
This is a dangerous and foolish popular conspiracy that I DO NOT BELIEVE.
Though these are ideas you might find in the most mainstream of publications (right or left), they are not universally accepted as fact.
And Yet, Some Say That Virtually All Conspiracy Theories Are True
As time passes, it sometimes happens that a conspiracy theory evolves into fact, as one Twitter user points out:
There’s not one that I believe that hasn’t come true… except for maybe Godzilla and Im questioning that one too now— Leticia Wallace (@Roddenbry251) January 31, 2023
Godzilla, coming to a metropolis near you?
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