Mark Twain said, ”Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.” Laughing at the conspiracy theories is a good fun but the actual surprise reveals when these conspiracies come true. There are a lot of interesting facts about the world. We have compiled a list of some conspiracy theories that come true.
Conspiracy Theories that Come True
The dead baby project
Conspiracy: The government was stealing dead bodies to do radioactive experiment.
The truth: The government was stealing parts of dead bodies. Because they required fresh tissue, they hired a worldwide chain of agents to get newly dead babies and kids, and then get samples and even limbs, each collected without notification or consent of the more than 1,500 mourning parents.
Conspiracy: During Prohibition, the government poisoned alcohol to keep people from drinking.
The truth: Insane conspiracy theories almost continuously imply the government is behind it all—and they were valid, again. Makers of industrial liquor had been brewing their stock with hazardous chemicals for years before Prohibition. But between 1926 and 1933, the federal government forced companies to use more potent poisons to deter rumrunners from converting the alcohol into moonshine. That didn’t hold the rumrunners or their clients, and by the end of Prohibition, more than 10,000 Americans had been killed by contaminated booze.
The first lady who ran the country
Conspiracy: A stroke rendered President Woodrow Wilson incompetent of administering, and his wife secretly stepped in.
The truth: Wilson did experience a debilitating stroke towards the end of his administration but the council thought it was in the country’s best interest to keep things secretive. The citizens didn’t hear about the stroke for months, during which time his wife, Edith Wilson, was making most administrative decisions. Despite Mrs. Wilson claiming that she acted only as a “steward,” historians who have investigated the Wilson term in office verify that for well over a year, Mrs. Wilson was expertly president. Also check out these top 10 first female achievements.
Conspiracy: The CIA was experimenting LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs on Americans in a top-secret research on behavior modification.
The truth: The program was known as MK-ULTRA, and it was true. The CIA commenced by using volunteers; the novelist Ken Kesey was one distinguished name. But the program starts soon began dosing people without their awareness; MK-ULTRA left many sufferers permanently mentally impaired.
The Dalai Lama’s salary
Conspiracy: The Dalai Lama is a CIA agent.
The truth: Maybe the idea the Dalai Lama is smiling in all those photos has something to do with the six-figure salary he drew down from the U.S. government during the 1960s. According to declassified secret reports, he received $180,000 in connection with the CIA’s funding of the Tibetan Resistance to the tune of $1.7 million per year. The plan was to agitate and thwart China’s infrastructure.
The government is spying on you
Conspiracy: With the advancements in technology, the government is using its immense means to track citizens.
The truth: In 2016, government agencies sent 49,868 requests for user data to Facebook, 27,850 to Google, and 9,076 to Apple, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (the EFF), a significant nonprofit organization that supports civil rights in the digital world and informs the public on matters of internet privacy. You’ve presumably also heard that your computer camera could be used to spy on you.
Tobacco companies knew cigarettes can cause cancer
Conspiracy: For decades, tobacco companies concealed proof that smoking is harmful.
The truth: At the start of the 1950s, investigation was bestowing an undeniable analytical connection between smoking and lung cancer, but it wasn’t until the late 1990s that Philip Morris, the nation’s largest cigarette maker at the time, even acknowledged that smoking could cause cancer.
Alien evidence in America
Conspiracy: E.T. is buried in the desert of New Mexico.
The truth: This one is true: The Atari video game E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial failed so badly that the organization buried unsold cartridges in a desert landfill. Haha, what did you think we meant? Real aliens? In New Mexico? Not yet, anyway.
Canada made Gaydar
Conspiracy: The Canada government was so obsessive about homosexuality that it invented a “gaydar” machine.
The truth: It really happened: In the 1960s, the government appointed a university scholar to develop a method to identify homosexuality in federal employees. He came up with a device that measured pupil dilation in response to same-sex-erotic imagery; the Canadian government used it to suspend or dismiss more than 400 men from civil service, the military, and the Mounties.