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Conspiracies Declassified: The Skeptoid Guide to the Truth Behind the Theories

Conspiracies Declassified: The Skeptoid Guide to the Truth Behind the Theories

by Brian Dunning


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A collection of the wildest conspiracies to ever exist, from mind control experiments to lizard people, this book explores, debunks—and sometimes proves—the secret stories that don’t quite make it into the history books.

What’s fact and what’s fiction? With conspiracy theories, sometimes it’s hard to get to the truth!

In Conspiracies Declassified, author and expert skeptic Brian Dunning explains fifty true stories of famous conspiracies throughout history. From the moon landing hoax, to chemtrails, to the mind control dangers of fluoride, Dunning is here to sort the truth from the lies to tell you what really happened.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507206997
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brian Dunning is a science writer and the current host and producer of the podcast Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena (Skeptoid.com). He has lectured on conspiracy theories at universities nationwide and in Germany and Australia, including an annual appearance at a national security course at American University in Washington DC. He has appeared on numerous radio shows and television documentaries, and also hosts the science video series inFact with Brian Dunning. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers. He lives in Bend, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Those Who Run the World 11

The Knights Templar 12

The Rothschild Family 16

The Bohemian Club 20

The Bilderbergers 24

The North American Union 29

The Denver Airport Conspiracy 33

The Reptoids 37

Part 2 Government Oppression 41

Vaccines 42

Water Fluoridation 46

Plum Island 50

Fema Prison Camps 54

The Branch Davidian Assault 59

Chemtrails 63

Part 3 Suspicious Deaths 69

Amelia Earhart 70

JFK 74

Paul McCartney 78

Elvis Presley 82

Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. 87

Princess Diana 92

Part 4 The World at War 97

Nazi Wunderwaffen 98

Holocaust Denial 102

Attack on Pearl Harbor 107

The Philadelphia Experiment 112

Nuclear War and Nuclear Winter 116

9/11 Building Collapses 121

The Pentagon and the Missile 125

Part 5 Suppressed Science 129

The Hollow Earth Theory 130

The Flat Earth Theory 135

Nikola Tesla 140

Free Energy 145

The Big Pharma Conspiracy 150

Part 6 Space Conspiracy Theories 155

The Black Knight Satellite 156

Roswell 160

Area 51 164

The Lucifer Project 168

The Moon Landing Hoax 172

The Face on Mars 177

Part 7 Urban Legend Conspiracy Theories 181

Hearst and Hemp 182

There Is No Finland 186

Men in Black 190

Polybius 195

Haarp 199

TWA Flight 800 203

Malaysia Airlines MH370 207

Part 8 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to Be…True? 211

Numbers Stations 212

Mkultra 217

Cointelpro 222

The Gulf of Tonkin 227

Military Dolphins 231

CIA Drugs for Guns 235

Resources 239

Index 250

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