Conspiracy theories are some of the most over the top version of assumed truths by people about certain events, governments and important public figures around the world. To be very basic, conspiracy theories are made up by conspiracy theorists; people who have nothing else to do in life and people who love to question things that have a logical explanation to it.

There are many unproven conspiracy theories that vary in degrees of popularity (yes popularity, because numbers of people who have completely lost it are not few). Here we take a look at some of the most popular and absurd ones.

1- The reptilian elite:

The theory was proposed by BBC sports writer David Icke. The theory proposes that anyone who holds a position of power and importance in the world is a blood thirsty, cold blooded reptile who has invaded the earth from unknown planets. David Icke went on to write a number of books on his theory. He claims that many of the world leaders are either possessed by or are actually a reptilian themselves. No wonder he was given the title of “Paranoid of the Decade”.

2- Fake moon landings: 

Conspiracy theorists have gone as far as to declare the greatest achievement in human history to be called as a hoax. This conspiracy theory believes that the surface on which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the 4th of July 1969 was not the moon but an artificial sound stage created by the NASA in Hollywood with the help of none other than Stanley Kubrick. The theory states that in order to win the race to the moon with the soviets, NASA decided to create a fake moon landing and noticing the great work on the depiction of space and extra terrestrial bodies in his movie 2001 a space odyssey, Kubrick was called in to produce a set which looked similar to the moon. The Theorist gives a number of evidences to prove the theory. The evidences include photographs from the lunar surface which they claim show camera cross-hairs partially behind rocks, a flag planted by Buzz Aldrin moving in a strange way, the lack of stars over the lunar landscape and shadows falling in different directions.

3- The Illuminati:

This theory claims that handful of government officials around the world have joined hands and are aiming to rule humanity under one single world government.  It claims that many historic events have been plotted by this group with one and only aim, i.e. to set up a New World Order. The sign of the NWO is said to be the reverse pyramid in the sea at the Denver airport. Various world organizations like the World Bank, United Nations, and the European Union are said to be the founding stones of the NWO. The Illuminati is said to have been found in the 18th century Germany and is responsible for the reverse pyramid and the eye on the dollar bill.

4- The CIA and AIDS:

The theory believes that the American secret agency, CIA created the HIV virus in order to eradicate the population of gay men and African Americans in the society. The Virus which was discovered in 1981 was first found in an African American in the USA and was said to have been originated among certain apes in the African continent. Theorist also believed that the virus might just have been genetically engineered in the 1974 by the world health organization for reasons that hard to explain, if there ever was one. The theory itself has a list of very high profile believers, a list that includes ex South African president Thabo Mbeki, Nobel laureate for peace Wengari Mathai etc. although the theory itself is very hard to support, the explanation given by the scientist for the spread of HIV from the monkeys to human is also a ridiculous one and to support as well.

5- Paul McCartney is dead:

Paul McCartney never did anything that he is credited for since 1966, when according to various conspiracy minded Beatle maniacs, He died in a car crash. Theorists claim the other Beatles covered up his death — hiring someone who looked like him, sang like him, and had the same personality. But the guilt eventually got to them and they began hiding clues in their music. The entire Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album is filled with Paul-is-dead clues: an album in which the Beatles had formed a “new” band featuring a fictional member named Billy Shears, which was supposedly the name of Paul’s replacement. The album contained John Lennon’s “A Day in the Life,” which had the lyrics “He blew his mind out in a car” and the phrase “Paul is dead, miss him, miss him,” which can be figured only when the song is played backward. Lennon also mumbled, “I buried Paul” at the end of “Strawberry Fields Forever” (the theorists completely ignored John Lennon’s interview in which he said that the lyrics actually were “cranberry sauce”).

With that we come to an end of this list, but that does not mean that this is it. There are many more weird and absolutely absurd theories that certain maniacally minded people have come up with, but that seems to be a story for another day. Also note the fact that the above mentioned stories have been created and spread by people who have lost their concepts in life, and if you happen to be one of the believers in any of the above theories, please get a life and do better things.