12 Seemingly Tinfoil-Hat Tales (That Actually Happened)

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Look, by and large, conspiracy theories are packed to the brim with certifiable bullshit. But, you know, maybe still go out and invest in some tinfoil and make a hat or two, because sometimes reality is worse than what crazy people come up with in their heads.

For example ...

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IN THE SCIENTOOS, INFILTRATED THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. Their goal was to destroy documents that made their church look bad. With Operation Snow White, the

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THE SPACE SHUTTLE WAS DESIGNED TO GRAB SATELLITES. Specifically, to collect Russian satellites and bring them to Earth. One of the original plans for

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THE FBI INFILTRATED THE BLACK PANTHERS. Their interference effectively destroyed the Black Panther Party. In the 1950s, Operation COINTELPRO inserted

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RICHARD NIXON PLANNED TO KILL OFF HIS WORST CRITIC. It would have happened, but his goons got busy with Watergate. Richard Nixon had an ongoing beef w

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THE GOVERNMENT DROPPED 300,000 MOSQUITOES ON GEORGIA. They wanted to know if yellow fever could be weaponized. It was 1955, and the U.S. government wa

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THE FBI MADE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AN ENEMY OF THE STATE. And they tried to blackmail King into killing himself. J. Edgar Hoover was convinced that K

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BAYER SOLD UNSAFE MEDICINE IN ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA. PR BAYER neINE ORIGINAL asFIIN Fast. Saf STRENGTH Pnin haliel SAYER TA YER G daue 325r And at le

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THE U.S. MILITARY SPRAYED SAN FRANCISCO WITH GERMS. One man died from the supposedly harmless bacteria. The plan was to study chemical warfare by rele

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IN 1933, WEALTHY BUSINESSMEN PLOTTED TO OVERTHROW FDR. But the general they recruited for the coup ratted them out. A group that allegedly included th

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THE U.S. HIRED NAZIS TO WIN THE SPACE RACE. Then the military whitewashed their records to cover it up. President Truman was morally opposed to hiring

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IN THE '50s, THe CIA HAD OVER E GUN ON 400 JOURNALISTS IN THEIR POCKETS. EMAMER SENTA CHICAGO CHEERS SENATE RADICALS ATANS They were paid to plant pro

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THE GOVERNMENT POISONED ALCOHOL DURING PROHIBITION. UNFILTERE POISO And as many as 10,000 people died. The U.S. government wanted a way to discourage