he moon landing? Fake. Chemtrails? Definitely a thing. Paul McCartney? Super dead. 9/11? Inside job. The Illuminati? Controlling the world. Or maybe that's lizard people...
Do I sound like your weird uncle yet?
There are countless juicy conspiracy theories that have captured the minds of the paranoid and the morbidly curious for decades. Some of them are well-known. All of them are eye-roll-inducing.
These are the lesser known of the bunch, but they are so eye-roll-worthy that I'm pretty sure this list is what eye rolls were invented for. Enjoy.
The Moon Doesn't Exist
If you believe the moon landing was fake, sure—you do you. But some conspiracy theorists make the full-blown claim that the moon doesn’t exist at all. It’s not there. That the big bright thing you see in the sky at night is actually a hologram or a large balloon.
I urge you to dig deeper into the theory by visiting The Mad Revisionist. It includes gems like: “What evidence do you have that there is no moon? You should be asking what evidence do we have that there IS one.”
Hard to argue with that logic.
Undeniably ridiculous. Bigger Luke is the conspiracy theory that Luke Skywalker’s appearances in the Star Wars trilogy are consistent except for certain scenes, where a slightly bigger Luke appears in Regular Luke’s stead.
The size of Luke is generally “measured” relative to the height of Han Solo, usually with no regard for spatial awareness or the idea that humans can bend. There are a couple theories as to why Bigger Luke is a thing. One theory purports that Bigger Luke is actually an accepted part of Star Wars canon. The other theory is that a Mark Hamill look-alike was used in these scenes.
My theory is that these people be crazy.
Avril Lavigne's Body Double
Like the Paul Is Dead theory, there are some who believe that Avril Lavigne died in 2003 and was replaced by a body double. According to a Brazilian blog, Lavigne hired a look-alike named Melissa Vandella to distract paparazzi for her, and then killed herself in 2003 after the death of her grandfather and a bout of depression.
The doppelgänger was told to carry on as if she was Avril, and that apparently explains the slight changes in Lavigne’s appearance in the last fourteen years, because, you know, aging isn’t a thing.
Wow, things got “Complicated.”
Louis Tomlinson's Fake Baby
This one’s for all the One Direction fans out there. There is a conspiracy theory that the baby Louis Tomlinson reportedly had with Briana Jungwirth actually didn’t exist at all and was a fake cover for his down-low romance with Harry Styles. A girl can dream, can’t she? If you read all the evidence, it’s actually kind of suspicious.
But if you look at these more recent pictures of Louis and his son, the only strange part is how pixelated his kid’s face is (KIDDING. I know his face isn’t actually pixelated).
The Satanic Undercurrent of "American Pie"
Apparently, Don McLean’s song (that we all belt out when it’s on the radio) actually predicts the satanic communist takeover of America after a nuclear explosion that destroys the ecosystem.
This bright teal website from approximately 1992 lays it out pretty squarely. Basically, the theory purports that if you substitute the word “America” for “Miss American Pie,” as in “bye bye, America” the song clearly becomes about the destruction of the United States as a free nation.
Sure, if you change the words to the song, you can make it mean anything. If you replace “Miss American Pie” with “Banana Cream Pie,” the song suddenly becomes about running out of dessert.