Some of the craziest-sounding conspiracy theories reveal uncomfortable truths…
The details of conspiracy theories can seem pretty far-fetched. Some of them are so wild that they're immediately dismissed as untrue, or at best, highly suspicious. What makes conspiracy theories so compelling is that some of the wildest ones have turned out to be true, or at least based on truth.
It's good to be skeptical, to critically examine the facts before deciding what to believe, but after you read this list of conspiracy theories that turned out to actually be grounded in facts, your inner skeptic will be razor-sharp!
So settle in, because some of the conspiracy theories on our list are well-known and others may be new to you, but all of them are surprising and some are even quite disturbing.
CIA Causes…Heart Attacks?
The Central Intelligence Agency has been long suspected of developing all kinds of strange gear for espionage, but few know that some of these gizmos not only exist, but rival the imaginative creations of James Bond's “Q”.
According to official testimony before the United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, also known as the Church Committee hearings, the CIA developed a sort of bullet or dart that delivers a lethal poison into the target's bloodstream. The victim hit by the deadly dart might feel like they'd been bitten by a mosquito, or might even feel nothing at all.
Once the dart enters the target it disintegrates, leaving behind a poison that causes a heart attack. Then the poison denatures, making it difficult to detect by an autopsy.
This really sounds like a wild theory – except that the 1975 testimony is now public record!
Next, we'll take a look at what's behind the theories about what the U.S. government keeps out in the desert…