Some Famous Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To be true

A popular saying goes like ‘the truth is stranger than fiction, and that is no lie: Some famous conspiracy theories turned out to be legit.

 Humans have always been fond of conspiracy theories. But with the advent of the internet, they seem to be everywhere. Even though the term is often seen as a pejorative, they are not always a lie. Keep reading to learn about some conspiracy theories that turned out to be true.

Probable UFO sightings at Roswell, New Mexico

The Army Air Forces in 1947 announced that a mysterious flying object that had crashed in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico, was not a UFO but a weather balloon instead. But it later turned out to be a cover-up. The mysterious object that had crashed was not a weather balloon, but it wasn’t a UFO, either. It was later disclosed that the object was a balloon from Project Mogul (a spying attempt on Soviet nuclear weapons during the Cold War) that made use of balloon-borne acoustic detection.

 The ‘Project Sunshine’

The U.S. government, in the wake of the bombing at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, commenced a research study to analyze the impact of nuclear fallout on the human body. But the Conspiracy theory suggested that The government was stealing corpses to conduct radioactive testing. However, the truth is that the government was only stealing parts of corpses because they needed young tissue. To carry out this experiment, the government recruited agents to find recently deceased children and infants – each collected without the consent or notification of over 1,500 grieving families.

John Lennon was under government surveillance.

As per this popular Conspiracy theory, the FBI was spying on John Lennon, the former Beatle.

And the truth is, they most certainly were. Lennon was a counter-culture hero like many others and was considered a potential threat: His anti-war songs, like “Give Peace a Chance”, didn’t quite endear the Nixon administration, as reported NPR in 2010. Thus, in 1971, the FBI put the singer under surveillance.

E.T. is buried in the desert of New Mexico

Well, this one is true, quite literally. E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial is a video game by Atari that failed so badly that the company decided to bury all the unsold cartridges in a desert landfill near New Mexico. But if you were expecting real aliens, then you might be a little disappointed with this.

If you love conspiracy theories and wish some of them to be true, the aforementioned theories just might delight you.


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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