These were some of the first articles I posted on my website. I did not put dates on my documents at that time, but they were written around 2003 and 2004.
The second category of conspiracies is Entertainment. These type of conspiracies do not create anger because they do not blame anybody for anything. For example, a popular theory claims that creatures from other planets are creating crop circles on our farms. We could call this the Crop Circle Conspiracy because it claims the US government is hiding information about aliens who create geometric patterns in our farms.
Unlike the Tear Jerker category, which encourage us to cry for the American people, there is no pouting with the conspiracies in the Entertainment category. There are no victims with these conspiracies, either, so there is not much anger over these conspiracies.
Some people don't care if they are hoaxes!Some people who believe in the Crop Circle Conspiracy will admit that Crop Circles may be a hoax, but they don’t care because they find it interesting to fantasize that aliens are creating them.
You can see this behavior with astrology, Hollywood movies, and professional wrestling. A lot of the people who read astrology predictions will admit that the field of astrology is probably nonsense, but they read the predictions anyway because they find them entertaining. A lot of people also realize that Hollywood movies and professional wrestling is rehearsed, but millions of people enjoy them anyway. And notice that most people will read their fortune in a Chinese fortune cookie, even though nobody believes they are real.
You can also see this behavior with gambling. The first time I noticed it was years ago when a co-worker went to McDonald’s for lunch and received some type of sweepstakes ticket. McDonald’s was giving away prizes, such as a hamburger or a soda, and the grand prize was something larger such as a thousand dollars or a TV set.
I don’t remember the prizes, but I remember her telling another employee what she would do with the grand prize. I was wondering what makes her think she’s going to win the grand prize, so I picked up the sweepstake ticket and looked at the odds on the back. When I noticed that the odds for winning the grand prize was something absurd, such as 100 million to 1, I laughed and began to read the odds to everybody in the room.
She told me to stop it. I looked up at her, assumed she was trying to be funny, and then continued to read. She rushed over and grabbed the ticket out of my hand. She was truly angry that I was reading the odds to her. She explained to me that she has never looked at the odds, and did not want to know what the odds they were. She wanted to fantasize about winning the grand prize, and she didn’t want me to poke a needle into her fantasy bubble.
This same situation occurs with these entertainment conspiracies. These type of conspiracies attract people, rather than upset people. Many people want to believe in these conspiracies because they enjoy the fantasies, and some of these people become upset if we tell them that these conspiracies are hoaxes.
The Philadelphia ExperimentSome of these conspiracies are so amusing that I wonder if Hollywood comics came up with them. My favorite so far is The Philadelphia Experiment. In the 1940’s the U.S. Navy began experimenting with time travel machines and making things invisible. Supposedly, the U.S. Navy is conspiring to keep this technology a secret.
This technology can explain why the Americans never found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Apparently, Saddam has this technology also, and he either made the weapons invisible, or he sent them into the future. I think Osama Bin Laden has this invisible technology also.