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10 ‘Conspiracy Theories’ that turned out to be true

Information known as conspiracy perpetually emerges and is usually debunked as myth rather rapidly. There are however occasions when far-fetched ultimately proves authentic, at least on some level – Dom Kureen recaps ten conspiracy theories that turned out to be true.

1. Heart Attack Guns Exist

Disclosed by the C..I.A in the mid-1970’s, these weapons fired a bullet made of ice and dipped in shellfish toxin, which immediately induced a heart attack when entering the flesh of its victim, barely leaving a trace of any wrongdoing in the process.

2. The US Government made up an incident to legitimise war on Vietnam

The Gulf of Tonkin incident was long considered by large sections of the public to be a phantom and conveniently sketchy recollection, it later emerged that the incident that the US Government used to spark the Vietnam War was indeed only partially true.

3. Dozens of people were paid to falsely testify regarding the 1991 Gulf War.

People such as Nayirah Al-Sabah were proven to have been paid off, and even given acting lessons before taking to the stand and recounting false evidence which painted Iraqi soldiers in a negative light. Her tearful testimony was later debunked, and her identity revealed as the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador in the USA, but not before the public had been sold on the idea of war.

4. Asbestos is dangerous
Asbestos

There were several decades of suspicion that Asbestos carried serious health implications, and more damningly that Asbestos companies were covering up its dangers. They finally came clean in the 1990’s, revealing that the product, formerly a staple of building insulation, contained a myriad of properties harmful in the long-term.

5. ATM Machines Use Facial Recognition Technology

Although not officially on the market yet, security firm Diebold have recently produced a line of machines that will perform a facial scan on anybody who uses them under the guise of security for the user. The slightly cheesy advert above deliberately focuses on other, less intrusive aspects of the prototype.

6. Health vaccines have contained deliberate and accidental contamination

With growing scepticism surrounding health vaccines, it hardly helped when the CDC admitted recently that over 98 million American citizens received a contaminated Polio vaccine infected with Cancer inducing SV40.

7. Fluoride is actually BAD for your teeth

Recently the department of health and human services have proposed the removal of fluoride from all drinking water in America, citing cases of streaking on children’s teeth. In actual fact there are far more serious health issues linked to the compound; brain damage, depleted collagen, increased tumours, disrupted immune system, damaged sperm and dementia to name a few.

8. Scientists use millions of genetically modified animals in research

First notably suggested (to sneers) by Charles Darwin in the mid-19th Century, the first animal was genetically engineered in 1974, when Rudolf Jaenisch inserted a DNA virus into an early stage mouse embryo. In the intervening 41 years experiments have become common and increasingly advanced. In the UK alone last year more than two million genetically modified animals were experimented upon.

9. The governing bodies of several nations are conspiring against those opposing genetically modified foods

According to a report released by the largest, most revered news outlet in Germany, Süddeutsche Zeitung, several governments are waging cyber war against groups opposing genetically modified foods. A US government spokesman suggested that it was simply a misunderstanding.

10. Project MKUltra

In the 1950’s and 70’s the C.I.A attempted a series of mind control experiments named Project MKUltra, injecting psychedelic drugs into the bloodstreams of unsuspecting, poverty stricken US citizens, who were then psychologically re-programmed. This resulted in people becoming sick, slipping into comas and in many cases dying. Despite denials, the C.I.A finally came clean some fifty years after the inaugural experiments had taken place.

Did we miss anything off the list? What modern day conspiracy theories do you believe to have credibility? Leave a comment below and please like and share the Kureen Facebook page!

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.