Now the CIA Wants to Take Responsibility for All UFO Sightings

One of the most popular documents released by the CIA in 2014 was an account of U-2 testing from 1954-1974. In a creepily sarcastic comment, the CIA's Twitter rep wrote, "Reports of unusual activity in the skies in the '50s? It was us." You can imagine what the citizens of Twitter had to say about that. » 12/29/14 4:42pm 12/29/14 4:42pm

What Caused This Deadly Epidemic in Spain in 1981?

In 1981, over six hundred people in Spain died from a mystery illness. Panic mounted as people across Europe read the news. Eventually, the epidemic was declared the result of food contamination — but some scientists think there's more to the story. » 12/02/14 1:08pm 12/02/14 1:08pm

The 10 Greatest and Weirdest JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theories

November 22 marked the 51st anniversary of the death of President Kennedy — a tragedy that changed the course of history. It also spawned the greatest conspiracy-generating machine of all time. » 11/24/14 10:00am 11/24/14 10:00am

Lockheed Scientist Gives Deathbed Interview About UFOs at Area 51

Boyd Bushman says he was a senior scientist at Lockheed Martin, and before he died he wanted the world to know about all the classified data he'd gathered about aliens from top-secret sources at Area 51. So he did this final interview, complete with pictures. » 10/31/14 1:38pm 10/31/14 1:38pm

Definitive Proof That Nostradamus Predicted Star Wars

The prophecies of the French astrologer Nostradamus remain famous more than 400 years after his death. He has been credited with predicting events like the French Revolution and World War II. But, after careful scrutiny, we present evidence that his prophecies were, in fact, plot spoilers for the Star Wars films. » 10/30/14 9:00am 10/30/14 9:00am

10 Bizarre Theories About The Pyramids That DON'T Involve Aliens

The ancient Egyptians built the pyramids to inspire awe, but could they have known that they would also inspire idiocy? For millennia, individuals have gazed upon these edifices, seeing them not as they are, but as projections of their own beliefs. Here are ten of the strangest theories—no aliens required. » 10/22/14 10:11am 10/22/14 10:11am

Is This UFO Commuting Between Canada and Peru?

This terrifying, greenish UFO appeared hovering over Montréal last week, right in the middle of an evening newscast. It appeared to change shape and plunge to earth. Now there are reports of the same "mysterious ball" cropping up in Lima, Peru. What is this thing, and what is it doing? » 10/17/14 8:00pm 10/17/14 8:00pm

​The Anti-Vaxxers Are Spreading Ebola Conspiracy Theories

The anti-vaccination movement sees itself fighting against the shadowy forces of the CDC, Big Pharma, the media and their "lies" about immunization. And now, with the Ebola outbreak, they've cranked their crazy-meter up to 11, declaring the disease to be everything from an autism cover-up to a complete fraud. » 10/13/14 1:50pm 10/13/14 1:50pm

Here's Where the Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory Actually Came From

Look at the sky above you. Are those long, glittering clouds actually part of a government experiment to poison you? If you believe in chemtrails — a conspiracy theory that's spawned a political movement — then yes. If you believe in science, not so much. » 9/24/14 12:45pm 9/24/14 12:45pm

The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time

Over fifty years ago, a group of pranksters founded a satiric religion devoted to creating conspiracy theories so insane that nobody would ever believe uncritically in conspiracies again. They called themselves the Discordians. And their weird ideas are still influencing us today. » 8/15/14 12:00pm 8/15/14 12:00pm

An Argentinian UFO Hovers Mysteriously Over a Forested Hill

This UFO was captured in the skies above Tucumán, Argentina. What kind of craft could zoom so close to the treetops and then into the skies? » 6/05/14 3:30pm 6/05/14 3:30pm

​The Military Is Shutting Down Its Weather-Controlling Death Beam

Can a facility that has inspired global conspiracy theories be designated a World Heritage Site? If so, that might be the only way to prevent the shutdown of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Alaska, which studies the ionosphere—or creates lethal hurricanes—depending on whom you talk to. » 5/22/14 9:10am 5/22/14 9:10am

10 Most Essential 1970s Conspiracy Thrillers

Techno-paranoia has become the norm in our post-Snowden world, and hit shows like Person of Interest play on our fears of being watched. But the high-tech conspiracy tale has its roots in the 1970s, which saw a great wave of movies about assassins, surveillance, secret governments, and corporate cabals. The result was… » 1/28/14 10:19am 1/28/14 10:19am

German Conspiracy Nuts Vandalize Part of Khufu Pyramid

Two German students, in an effort to prove that the Great Pyramids are 15,000 years older than they really are, chipped off samples from the walls of an ancient burial chamber and brought them back home for analysis. Both Egyptian and German authorities are outraged. » 12/02/13 2:23pm 12/02/13 2:23pm

The week when smog killed 70 people in Pennsylvania

In early October of 1948, the U.S. Steel plant and the Donora Zinc Works were working away, and most of the inhabitants of Donora were working with them. By November seventy people were dead and thousands more were sick. Why? » 10/04/13 8:00am 10/04/13 8:00am

A strange argument about why lawyers will benefit from UFO disclosure

If the governments of the world have somehow managed to put all their differences aside and work together as a team to cover up UFO visitations, who will benefit most from ending this conspiracy? Apparently, according to one UFOlogist, lawyers. » 10/01/13 2:16pm 10/01/13 2:16pm

Who is "Jeff the Killer"? And is his picture haunted by a real death?

You're looking into the face of one of the internet's most disturbing legends: Jeff the Killer, whose face was burned off with acid and who hides in your closet, telling you to GO TO SLEEP. But where did this 2008 image come from? The story is as horrific as the meme itself. » 8/05/13 7:00am 8/05/13 7:00am

Check out this bizarre pyramid-shaped object in deep space

Weirdness-finder Planetkrejci has posted a new video of what he calls a "pyramid" or "structure" in space, which he found on WikiSky. What do you think it is? » 4/16/13 2:49pm 4/16/13 2:49pm

New conspiracy documentary claims that oil companies are covering up…

Sometimes you get a perfect storm of conspiracy theories. Witness this trailer for forthcoming documentary Sirius, where the energy crisis, global warming, and aliens are all wrapped together into one giant plot masterminded by corporations and government. » 4/09/13 9:10pm 4/09/13 9:10pm