Conspiracy or the Truth?

Julie Anderson-Saenz, Staff Reporter

What are conspiracy theories? It is a belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event. Lots of conspiracy theories are started when someone puts in more thought into something, someone, an event, or atopic more than a normal person would. The conspiracy theories we are about to talk about are some popular ones that most people know about.

Area 51- UFOs, aliens, illegal science experiments being done here. We all know

about Area-51 and all the alien and UFO talk, but why do many of us think there are secrets here? Well, one reason people think this is because this place is a very highly classified area. If trespassers are caught in this area at all, soldiers have been trained to shoot the people they spot who do not belong there. The base is not open to the public, obviously, but the surrounding cities are all alien-themed. Until 2018 no one could view any satellite images, and now we can. Another interesting fact is that the government did not confirm that Area 51 was an air force base till 2013. 

Another popular conspiracy is that Tupac Shakur is still alive. For anyone who may not know, Tupac Amaru Shakur was a very famous rapper. He was born on June 16, 1971, and died on September 13, 1996. The story goes that one night, he went to a party and the gang that he didn’t associate himself with and did not get along with showed up. The two groups had got into an altercation, which leads to them both leaving. The car that was carrying Tupac was stopped at a red light where the car that held some of the people he had gotten into a fight with pulled up next to them. Gunshots went off and bullets were found in his body later that night. The conspiracy goes that many people think he tried to fake his death to try to get all the hate to stop between the two groups. He wanted to live his life in peace and not in chaos. Many people think he is still alive because they have claimed to see him walking around, and playing with children to be suspected to be his own.

One other interesting conspiracy, especially if you talk to Mr. Thompson, is the JFK assassination, which many believe was an inside job. On November 22, 1963, President John F Kennedy was assassinated with two bullets, one in the head and one in the neck. He was riding in an open-topped limo through Dealy Plaza. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with his death and is thought to be the only one to do it. However, many think that the CIA was the one that killed him. Many people now think this because he was helping the MLK riot and agreeing with him. Because the government didn’t agree with this and were angry, they wanted him to be “taken care of”. They couldn’t kill him on his own, because obviously they were in the public eye so many think they hired Mr. Oswald to kill him for them so that way he would stay quiet. So, to get rid of him and keep him quiet they killed him and moved forward with another president to prevent letting other races have the same rights as whites. 

There are so many more conspiracy theories out there but these are some of the popular ones.