​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

This is my favorite new bizarro science scandal on the internet

Last year, a psychology researcher named Stephan Lewandowsky published an article based on an internet survey of climate change deniers. In it, he argued that his evidence strongly suggested that people who don't believe in climate change also believe NASA faked the Moon landing, and that the US government created… » 3/29/13 6:07pm 3/29/13 6:07pm

Mix vampires and espionage with tabletop RPG Night's Black Agents

As night falls on Belgrade, you and your team of special agents go on high alert. You've got the gadgetry of Bond and the competence of Bourne, but this is a shadowy international conspiracy you're up against: drug lords, corporate masterminds, bought politicians, crooked Interpol agents, and vampires. The bad kind.… » 1/10/13 9:40am 1/10/13 9:40am

The mysterious Area 51 graveyards where secret military technologies go…

What do you do when you want to retire a top secret aircraft that is so cutting edge that civilians keep mistaking it for a UFO? Dismantling it might be a good idea, but it's still possible that somebody could reverse-engineer your ultra-classified work by sifting through garbage dumps. Melt it down? Messy and toxic.… » 1/09/13 3:42pm 1/09/13 3:42pm

It's true — CIA operatives are secretly running your life

Need another reason to feel paranoid? We're here for you. The person who blogs at the CIA website (yes there is apparently such a person) has just culled this tidbit from a 1944 manual called Simple Sabotage Field Manual. In one section we get some helpful tips for people who want to sabotage their evil government… » 11/09/12 5:12pm 11/09/12 5:12pm

Wikileaks reveals "TrapWire," a government spy network that uses…

It's just like an episode of Person of Interest. According to documents leaked on Wikileaks, a company run by ex-CIA agents has created a piece of technology, called TrapWire, that siphons data from surveillance cameras in stores, casinos, and other businesses around the country. TrapWire then analyzes this data for,… » 8/11/12 5:54pm 8/11/12 5:54pm

Why is this the most popular UFO footage on YouTube?

This mysterious video, called simply "UFO Haiti," has racked up over 19 million views on YouTube. No other footage of a UFO sailing through the sky has been watched by as many people. What makes "UFO Haiti" so popular? Probably the fact that it actually shows the UFOs clearly — no blurry lights here. Is it real? A… » 5/22/12 7:40am 5/22/12 7:40am