Friday's Edge List: Top 5 Conspiracy Theories
Number Five -- The Philadelphia Experiment
People say the NAVY had a secret experiment, to create a device that could make large vessels disappear. The tale is that they did it. They say they parked a ship on a bay in Philadelphia, then activated the device. The ship disappeared, and reappeared in Virginia, then showed up back in Philadelphia! They say the ship showed back up ten seconds back in time, which apparently killed some of the soldiers, and made the rest crazy.
Number Four -- The Roswell Crash and Area 51
This whole alien thing started with The Roswell Crash in 1947, people say aliens were flying around in their UFO when they crash landed on earth, in Roswell, New Mexico. Then, the military came and took the little green men, locked them in a room, and kept it secret from everyone. This is where Area 51 comes in, it is said to be an experimental air base where the aliens live and cooperate with the military in their quest to conquer the universe by trying to fix their crashed UFO.
Number Three -- The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
This theory says that The Kennedy Family was not the all-american family everyone thought. Some believe they were shameless lust-crazed people who crossed the wrong people. They say the family patriarch, Joe Kennedy, built a myth of nobility around his family and worked to bribe, threaten and con powerful people. Some say JFK was not the hero president, but actually a serial adulterer and drug user whose family double-crossed the Sicilian mafia, and paid the ultimate price. Or another version, that the CIA wanted to take JFK out, so they hired Oswald to carry out the task.
Number Two -- 9/11
No one will ever forget this tragedy, but some, think there's more to it than just terrorists. Many people who witnessed the horrific scene say they heard bombs going off just before the towers collapsed, leading some to believe the attack was an inside job by the American government. People say The Pentagon wreckage was not from a plane, that media outlets reported the collapse of one of the buildings before it actually did, and that the damage doesn't add up. That's a crazy one.
Number One -- The End of the World
The most recent end of the world conspiracy came last year, when people said the ancient Mayan calendar ended on December 21st, 2012 and so would the world. Other people have claimed the world would end because of aliens, the global elite, astrology, and about a million other things.