The Craziest Conspiracy Theories People Have Ever Secretly Believed

Reddit user streetancient asked: 'What is the craziest conspiracy theory that you secretly believe in?'

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It's hard not to get worn out and dispirited by the seemingly unending conspiracy people continue to promote.

It should be noted that even the people who roll their eyes at those who believe these conspiracies might actually believe a conspiracy theory of their own.

More often than not, these aren't the sort of theories that could bring harm to others, though they still might not share their belief in these theories with others.

Even their closest friends.


Redditor streetancient was curious to hear the wildest conspiracy theories people secretly believe, leading them to ask:
"What is the craziest conspiracy theory that you secretly believe in?"

Or The Singers Just Wanted To Travel?

"Ireland began deliberately entering bad songs into the Eurovision Song Contest in the 90s."

"After winning it consecutively for a few years it began getting too expensive to host so they sabotaged their chances of winning it."- Houlilala

They Weren't That Cute...

"Build-A-Bear came out with a bunch of new toys that were all the same shade of yellow right after their Minion launch severely underperformed."

"They had stockpiled yellow fabric in anticipation of the Minion toys selling well and getting a big production run and had to find a way to use it all."- everlasting1der

Be Careful What You Ask...

"I believe r/AskReddit is actually a data farming operation that is being used to feed AI algorithms in order to produce more effective propaganda, social control mechanisms, etc… but what do I know…" - Sackerson-502

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But Where Do The Beans Go?

"This is dumb, but my mother believes that the coffee grinder machines at the gas station are fake..as in they make a lot of noise just to make you think what your getting is fresh coffee."

"When it's 'grinding' the beans, you never see the beans move."

"We called the gas station and the employee said he doesn't know how the coffee makers work since a 3rd party refills them up or changes the flavors."

"I've called her crazy but slowly i'm getting sucked into it, simply because it's fun."- james_castrello2

Which Would Be More Embarassing?

"Paul Pierce sh*t his pants during the 2008 NBA Finals."

"He sat on the floor apparently injured until he was taken off the court in a wheelchair and returned minutes later completely fine."

"Sitting on the floor and leaving in a wheelchair stopped anybody from seeing his dookie stains."- pierremanslappy

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Not Exactly Helping Anyone...

"Micro plastics are making people dumber."- blackbeautybyseven

When They Could Broaden Their Client Lists...

"That the weight loss industry sets people up to fail, because if their products worked they wouldn't have return customers."- Funky_chicken89

What's Important, He's Out There...

"It’s not the cameras: Bigfoot is blurry."- QuillDidNothingWrong

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The World May Never Know...

"North Korea had an underground nuclear testing site collapse."

"Kim Jong Un then went to China."

"North Korea declared in their state news paper that they have perfected the nuke, and will no longer do any more tests."

"My theory is that Kim Jong Un went to China to ask for help fixing their nuclear disaster."

"Xi told him to deal with it himself and to stop playing with nukes."

"Kim came back to N.Korea like a beaten dog."- Initial-Finger-1235

What Lurks Beneath Midtown

"Occultist architect Ivo Shandor outfitted most of the buildings in downtown Manhattan with a specific alloy which, when activated under the right conditions, would summon Gozer the Gozerian."- Rogue_Wallet

A Connection To Brag About?

"This is dumb lmao, there is a man who lived and worked as a teacher where I'm from in NC."

"His name was Peter Stuart Ney."

"It was during the early 1800s, there's a local legend that lives on that this man was in fact one of Napoleon's right hand men, and fought alongside him even."

"It's been disproven apparently by the French government over the years, it's just funny how this guy was supposedly executed in 1815, just to show up over in NC as a teacher with the same surname and military expertise just 1 year later."

"They say he was a skilled fencer, and he had precise military knowledge even though he was just a teacher for the local school system."

"On his deathbed he supposedly confessed to being one Marshal Michel Ney, the 'Bravest of the Brave', according to Napoleon."

"Wild story but part of me just fully f*cking believes it's crazy enough to be true."

"Records indicated he had shown up in Charleston SC in 1816, just a year after this Michel Ney was executed in France."

"Idk, it's just a crazy story."- actuallyjayft

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...Aside From The Fact That Fairy Tales Are Public Domain...

"Disney only do remakes to retain copyright on the stories."- AndPlagueFlowers

Likely True For Some Of Them...

"All those crazy Boomers have lead poisoning."- octavialovesart

Bodes Well For Online Dating Too...

"The Empty Internet Conspiracy."

"A large part of the population of the internet and, thus, a large part of interactions on the internet are completely fake."

"Just faceless chat bots tooling around; generating social media posts, YouTube comments, and opinion articles on news sites."

"With the rise of AI generated essays and research papers, it's becoming easier to draw lines between those papers and how random news articles can read in a way in which a human would never write."- Karmit_Da_Fruge

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As long as people keep these beliefs to themselves, and don't try to promote them, then they have every right to believe these rather dubious stories are true.

And who knows, some of these stories are so far-fetched, perhaps the only way they came to prominence was because they actually happened.

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