Hoaxed moon landings by NASA. Area 51 cover-ups. Global warming scares. What makes people believe in conspiracy theories?
While the majority of conspiracy theories are dismissed and thrown out by the public, others are widely accepted as being true. And those numbers are disturbingly high, especially during times of uncertainty and fear (financial crises, natural disasters and terrorist attacks).
Society just can’t seem to resist hearing the details on the latest conspiracy theories making headlines, no matter how far-fetched they may seem.
The 25 conspiracy theories featured in the video above turned out to be true after thorough investigations via congressional hearings or investigative journalism.