The 19 Most Shocking Conspiracies Proven to Be True
A conspiracy is a secret plot by a group to engage in an activity that, in general, is either criminal or borderline legal. Governments, corporations and celebrities are some usual culprits. Their conspiracies are often more successful than those of commoners, because they have power to better protect their interests.
To help readers understand just how widespread conspiracies are, here at the 19 most seemingly outlandish ones that turn out to be very true.
1. The Plot to Kill Hitler
There were over 20 attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler, the most famous being Operation Valkyrie, the briefcase bombing of July 20, 1944. Hitler survived the blast, living until the end of World War II, according to official reports.
2. Iran-Contra Affair
From 1985 to 1986, the Reagan White House sent missiles to Iran, in violation of an embargo, in return for $30 million and the release of hostages from Lebanon. As it turned out, according to Marine Oliver North, the government diverted funds to the Nicaraguan Contra rebels.
President Nixon’s Committee for the Re-Election of the President (CREEP), broke into the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. Caught, the burglars’ arrest began a series of events leading to the resignation of an American President.
4. Operation Mockingbird
From the 1950s to 1970, the CIA paid media sources to publish and broadcast its propaganda. Most well known was the production of the Animal Farm movie.
5. Operation Snow White
Church of Scientology leader L. Ron Hubbard began a counterintelligence program in the 1970s. He planted church members in positions within the media and government. The infiltrators copied paperwork to compile evidence of enemies against the church. The FBI then raided the churches, finding a mountain of 48,000 stolen government documents.
6. Sinking of USS Maine
The sinking of this ship, February 15, 1898, led to United States involvement in the Spanish-American War. Historians have found no credible evidence that the Spanish attacked the Maine, though pro-war newspapers printed stories. Victory made the nation an imperial power.
7.Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
In 1932, federal health officials began a study to learn the effects of syphilis in untreated men. They found 600 African American males in Alabama, 399 with the disease, and began conducting research.
The failure to disclose to the patients the true objective of the experiment proved unethical. In fact, those with syphilis never knew they had the disease and thus did not ask for available treatment.
The FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, began COINTELPRO in 1956 to monitor Communist Party activity in the nation. COINTELPRO eventually expanded its scope to include the civil rights movement.
Yes, the United States is negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement with Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Critics do fear a loss of American autonomy through these binding economic agreements.
10. US Government Spying on American People
The War on Terrorism, prompts the government to spy on its own citizens. According to the National Security Agency (NSA), the government only does so to protect the people against acts of terrorism.
11. Gulf of Tonkin Incident
In 1964, President Johnson claimed that North Vietnamese forces had attacked American sailing vessels in the Gulf of Tonkin. To this day, it is unclear just what transpired that dark night. Nevertheless, the Congressional Resolution in response got the United States actively involved in the Vietnam War.
12. Heart Attack Guns
The CIA has, in fact, created guns that induce heart attacks, as mentioned in so many thriller novels. These guns use a bullet made of ice that has been dipped in shellfish toxin.
13. Cancer in Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta confirm that tens of millions of Americans have received a cancerous injection. The patients, treated with Polio shots, also got a dose of SV40 Cancer.
14. Bohemian Grove
Bohemian Grove is California campground location where the rich and famous meet and worship a giant stone owl. So secluded is the location that leaders held discussions of the Manhattan Project, which created the Atomic Bombs, at Bohemian Grove.
15. Cell Phones Cause Cancer
The idea that cell phones can cause cancer sounds like a total urban myth. In reality, there is some truth to the claim. Research finds that as little as half an hour of daily use results in increased odds of a brain tumor. However, it is also true that the findings are inconclusive. Those who tend to contract the tumors are also those most at risk anyway.
16.The Government is Fighting Opponents of Genetically Altered Food
Governments and private corporations have been, in recent years, expanding their studies into the true nature of genetically modified foods. Consequently, organizers against the food sources face increased scrutiny of their movement.
From 1953 to 1973, the CIA did, in fact, engage in secret mind control experiments. Unwitting subjects received doses of acid and other drugs.
18. Scientist are Creating Human-Animal Hybrids
True. In 2003, Chinese scientists mixed human genes with those of rabbits.
19. Texas is Importing Its Water
Texas is experiencing drought conditions in the 21st century. Certain towns, whose water supplies are extremely low, have had to import water from other states.
Some out there wonder if the average person should be concerned about so many conspiracies being true. Others believe that there is nothing to fear. This debate is sure to continue for years to come.