Conspiracy Theories

About Conspiracy Theories

A conspiracy theory is an explanatory hypothesis regarding a cover up or plot by a covert organisation, often a government.

Conspiracy theories have been dreamed up for generations with new ones popping up constantly. In fact. Nearly every big event in human history has prompted the creation of one or more conspiracy theories.

Some of the more popular conspiracy theories in recent history include the Bermuda Triangle, Area 51, The Knights Templar, crop circles and the Nasca Lines.

A significant minority of the population also believe that the Moon Landing of 1969, September 11 or global warming were conspiracies.

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about conspiracy theories.

Aussie Conspiracy Theories People Still Believe loading...
Aussie Conspiracy Theories People Still Believe
Including Australia’s versions of the Bermuda Triangle and Area 51.
Declassified Map Reveals Area 51 Exists loading...
Declassified Map Reveals Area 51 Exists
A government document confirms the existence of the site. But there's no mention of spaceships.
Revealed: How Area 51 Hid Secret Craft loading...
Revealed: How Area 51 Hid Secret Craft
"Hoot and scoot" sheds and cardboard decoys hid high-tech prototypes.
Australia’s “Bermuda Triangle” loading...
Australia’s “Bermuda Triangle”
The Bass Strait waters are a dangerous place for boats and planes.
Australia’s Biggest UFO Mystery, 50 Years On loading...
Australia’s Biggest UFO Mystery, 50 Years On
It's been half a century since more than 200 people saw “flying saucers” in the Melbourne sky.

Newsletter

Never miss a Nat Geo moment

Your email address
Submit