Most of us have heard conspiracy theorists touting views on the moon landings and Elvis still being alive – but we’re not interested in those. We want the weird, wonderful and inexplicable.
To mark International Sceptics Day, we’re sharing our favourite conspiracy theories for you to consider. So, are they complete cobblers or inescapable truth?
Neil Buchanan is Banksy
The identity of world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy has been shrouded in mystery since his street art began appearing in the 90’s. Coincidentally (or not) this was around the same time that Neil Buchanan rose to prominence with classic children’s TV show Art Attack. Can you see where we’re going with this…? That’s right – Neil Buchanan is Banksy. Case closed.
‘Paul is dead’
Paul McCartney actually died in 1966 and was replaced with an imposter, according to a theory that’s been doing the rounds for years. Clues were then scattered throughout the famous four’s music and album artwork including the iconic Abbey Road scene where Paul is barefooted and out of step with his band mates. This symbolism can only mean one thing… Paul is dead. But if that’s the case, then who do we blame for that awful Frog Chorus song?
The rule of reptilians
Reptilians – or ‘lizard people’ to you and me – are shape-shifting aliens who have taken on human form and assumed positions of power, believes former broadcaster David Icke. He says The Queen and George Bush Jr are among the blood-drinking cohort. I guess that’s what presenting Grandstand and playing for Hereford United does to you.