We all know what’s really happening
I’ve never been one for conspiracy theories; maybe I am just too lazy to follow other people’s tortuous explanations (to my mind) of how X happened, or why Y was in that place just at that time. But the fact that such theories have always existed is interesting, in my view.
The one that immediately comes to mind concerns the furore over Princess Diana’s death in Paris; was it an accident? Was she pregnant with Dodi Fayed’s child which led the Duke of Edinburgh to order the infamous car race and crash in the tunnel? For those obsessed with the ‘People’s Princess’, I assume that this would make perfect sense. She had finally found happiness, but with someone so different from her class and background, she had to be stopped, whatever the cost. For those following the latest series of The Crown, the portrayal of unhappy Diana and heartless Charles will only serve to reinforce this view.
What about crop circles? Tales of these abound and are full of the most extraordinary accounts of how and why they appear, together with strange objects or events associated with them. These include peacock feathers, a huge black cat sitting in the middle of one such circle in Wiltshire, and strange balls of light or orbs that appear and apparently hover over the circles. There is a conspiracy theory associated with crop circles: apparently they are created by aliens who are trying to communicate with us on earth, but governments pay people to flatten and distort them so that we ordinary mortals won’t believe in UFOs and the aliens who fly them.
Ah yes, unidentified flying objects; these have been the subject of speculation, research and comment for decades. My favourite is as follows: Nazi Germany developed a fleet of spacecraft to fly into space and meet with an alien race with which it had been communicating. After the war, the scientists working on the project – apparently – disappeared to Antarctica to continue their research. And then strolled into Hollow Earth to meet the aliens who, it turned out, were living inside the Earth the whole time. When I find exactly where Hollow Earth is I promise to let you know.
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian scientist, inventor and engineer known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electric system, which is the predominant electrical system used across the world today. He also created the “Tesla coil,” which is still used in radio technology. Yet there was another side of him which he revealed to a New York newspaper in the early 20th century:
‘While experimenting I obtained extraordinary evidence of the existence of life on Mars. I had perfected a wireless receiver of extraordinary sensitiveness, far beyond anything known and I caught signals which I interpreted as meaning 1-2-3-4. I believe the Martians used numbers for communication because numbers are universal.’
And of course, never forget that the Moon landing was actually filmed in Hollywood.
Back here on planet Earth there are conspiracy theories around the Covid-19 vaccine and its true purpose. Reader, you probably know to what I am referring. It saddens me that just as we start to see light at the end of our Coronavirus tunnel, there will be hundreds of thousands of people who will see this as anything rather than what I am sure it is intended to be.
But then, to quote Dan Brown of the Da Vinci Code: ‘Everyone loves a conspiracy’.