From the Moon Landing to the Titanic Sinking: The Alternative Explanations for the Biggest Events in History that Dispute the Official Narrative

There are often alternative explanations that float around the internet about major events that take place in the world, often attributing them to an influential group’s actions. These theories often reject the official narrative. The following is a list of so-called theories that challenge the information and accuracy of the events that government officials and the media feed to the public.  

Jeffrey Epstein Suicide

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“I am convinced that Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide but rather was assassinated because he had a blacklist of influential individuals that he could make recognized if an attempt was made on his life,” one reader said. Jeffrey Epstein, a mysterious and influential figure, captured public attention due to his connections with the elite and immense wealth. However, his true nature was exposed when he was uncovered as a committer of a horrific child trafficking ring. Epstein’s doings extended to his private island, where he manipulated young girls under the pretext of offering money for massages, where encounters with prominent figures took place. His apprehension and debatable death fuelled suspicions of foul play, leaving unanswered questions and untold secrets that may never see the light of day.

A documentary television mini series aired in 2020 on Netflix called Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich featuring interviews with survivors of Epstein’s crimes. 


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Conspiracy theories surrounding Brexit suggest that a small group of flush individuals orchestrated the movement to safeguard their financial welfare. By exploiting public sentiment and disseminating misleading narratives, they allegedly manipulated politicians and misled the masses. While proponents of Brexit emphasize sovereignty, skeptics claim that the primary motivation lies in safeguarding personal wealth from EU financial modifications. These theories raise valid concerns about the true objectives behind such a pivotal decision. For those who question the benefits of Brexit, these claims resonate, as they prompt reflection on the influence of money and power in shaping political outcomes. “But it also ticks all the boxes for a conspiracy theory,” a comment read.

John F. Kennedy Assassination

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The theories involved in President JFK’s assassination mostly link his death to the CIA, the Mafia, the then-current vice president Lyndon B., Fidel Castro – a Cuban prime minister-and the KGB. The original FBI investigation, as well as the “CIA cover-up,” have led to the undisputable claim that the federal government was involved in the murder as well as covering up crucial information in the aftermath of the assassination. “A total of 42 groups, 82 assassins, and 214 people had been accused at one time or another in various conspiracy scenarios,” a comment read. In 1964, the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination. However, in 1979, a United States commission concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated in a conspiracy and that Oswald did not act alone. The commission later concluded that a second gunman also fired at Kennedy, based on acoustical evidence—but that evidence was later discredited.

Aliens and Area 51

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The allure of extraterrestrial life and UFO sightings stirs intrigue. UFO sightings were initially dismissed. However, video recordings presented as evidence can be difficult to dispute. Area 51 has long been linked with conspiracy theories, with claims of extraterrestrial activity and government cover-ups.

The Illuminati

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What is the real story behind the Illuminati? Where does it start? How did it end? And, most importantly, did it end at all? Is this elusive group still having meetings to this day, planning and scheming behind everyone’s backs? In recent years, the word “Illuminati” has become a catch-all buzzword for conspiracy theories of all sorts. It is a whispered response to strange happenings and coincidences, a screamed retaliation to power imbalances and a chanting pulse to the unknown. With its name now attached to all kinds of secret societies, shadowy projects, and missions to take over the world, it is difficult to separate Illuminati fact from Illuminati fiction. The Illuminati has become a permeating presence whose reality and legends have become intertwined, nearly inseparable on an individual level.

The American Moon Landing

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The claim that the moon landings took place is a subject that is widely debunked by many who claim it to be a hoax program by NASA with the aid of other organizations. The most evident one is that the six crewed landings were orchestrated, and the Apollo astronauts did not set foot on the moon. Various groups and individuals have made claims since the mid-1970s that NASA and others knowingly misled the public into believing the landings happened, by manufacturing, tampering with, or destroying evidence, including photos, TV transmissions, and Moon rock samples.

Coronavirus and the Spanish Flu 

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Media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic requires critical analysis. While investigating the virus’s origins is important, it is misleading to claim that liberal media solely blames Trump and ignores China. Numerous outlets have reported on China’s handling, and scientific consensus
supports a natural origin. Many people also believe that Coronavirus was manufactured to aid in population reduction. Similarly, the Spanish Flu conspiracy theory suggests that the outbreak was caused by deliberate actions, such as experimental vaccines or biological warfare.

The Murder of Princess Diana

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After the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997 –the people’s princess, various conspiracy theories emerged questioning the circumstances surrounding the car crash that took her life. These theories suggest that her death was not accidental but a deliberate act orchestrated by powerful forces. Some claim that the British monarchy feared the potential implications of Diana marrying an Egyptian Muslim and that her pregnancy added another layer to the alleged plot. Other theories involve the limo driver’s involvement and the alleged sabotage of Diana’s medical care. However, official investigations have found no evidence supporting these claims.


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The chemtrail conspiracy theory posits that long-lasting condensation trails, known as contrails, are actually “chemtrails” containing harmful substances sprayed by aircraft for undisclosed purposes. Many people believe that governments or other parties are engaged in a secret program to add toxic chemicals to the atmosphere from aircraft in a way that forms visible plumes in the sky, somewhat similar to contrails. Various motivations for this alleged spraying are speculated, including sterilization, reduction of life expectancy, mind control, or weather control. Some people have linked the notion of chemtrails to the study of Albedo modification – the effort to increase the amount of sunlight that is scattered or reflected back to space, reducing the amount of sunlight absorbed by the Earth.

Sinking of the Titanic 

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The conspiracy theory suggesting that the Titanic was the Olympic, a sister ship, has gained attention due to claims of switched propellers and previous damage to similar plates. However, the theory that intrigues some is the connection to the Federal Reserve. It suggests that individuals opposing the Federal Reserve perished on the Titanic, allowing for the Federal Reserve Act’s passage in 2013. Some versions implicate J.P. Morgan, who owned the Titanic, while others blame the Rothschilds. Despite the theory’s appeal, no reliable evidence supports these claims. “I always wondered how some of the world’s richest and most powerful men didn’t make it off that ship. That always lent a little credence to the conspiracy theory for me,” a comment read.

The New York City Attack 9/11

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The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 gave rise to conspiracy theories suggesting an inside job. Proponents argue that the U.S. government orchestrated the attacks to justify military intervention in the Middle East. One reader completed their own research and suggested the following conflicting evidence “I realized that the 911 conspiracy could be proven by a few simple facts: that an aluminum plane can’t cut through steel girders, that towers can’t turn to dust and float away due to fire, and that planes can’t fly at 600 mph near sea level.” Several engineers and professionals have come forward with similar arguments.

Was 9/11 an Inside Job?

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Whether it was the work of terrorists or an inside job, the truth will likely be taken to the grave of those involved. 

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15 Celebrities Who Disappeared from the Spotlight

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Some celebrities walk away from the spotlight at the height of their careers, and some take a step back after a string of disappointing box office flops or critically panned performances. Whatever the case, here is a list of actors people online are wondering where they are and what they are doing now.

15 Celebrities Who Disappeared from the Spotlight

The Most Unlikable Actors that Hollywood Doesn’t Want to Work With Anymore

Russell Crowe

They may try to convince people it’s method acting. But others say that’s just them trying to get away with being a jerk. Here is a list of unlikable actors called out for being difficult on set and with other actors or extras.

The Most Unlikable Actors that Hollywood Doesn’t Want to Work With Anymore

Boomer Opinions People Say They Completely Agree With

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As the world evolves, so do the attitudes and opinions of its people. One area where this is particularly evident is in the differences between generations. While it’s easy to focus on the differences between Boomers and younger generations, such as Millennials and Gen Z, there are also many areas where they share similar views. Here is a list of some day-to-day smaller things that annoy the younger folks just as much as the Boomers.

Boomer Opinions People Say They Completely Agree With

Does the Saying Boys Will Be Boys Still Hold True Today? His In-Laws Think So and Are Angry He Punished His Son for a Prank

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The original poster (OP) has three children, one in university, and a 16-year-old boy, and an 11-year-old girl at home. He believes he and his wife raised their children well and are proud of them. However, he decided to punish his 16-year-old son for recent events.

Does the Saying Boys Will Be Boys Still Hold True Today? His In-Laws Think So and Are Angry He Punished His Son for a Prank

Husband and Wife are Celebrating Their Birthdays in Vegas. The Luxury Car Rental for Him is 1K and She Wants to Spend the Equivalent Shopping But He Limited it to $500. She is Upset. Is He Wrong?

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She and her husband have their birthdays close together. This year they decided to go big and celebrate both birthdays in Las Vegas.

Husband and Wife are Celebrating Their Birthdays in Vegas. The Luxury Car Rental for Him is 1K and She Wants to Spend the Equivalent Shopping But He Limited it to $500. She is Upset. Is He Wrong?