People Actually Believe This S**t!: Conspiracy Theories You (Don’t) Need to Know

Why be bound by logic and reason when you can live by your own rules?

According to Jim, we’re living in the Age of Bulls**t: a very strange time in which people doubt factual evidence but trust weird websites like theliberatedmind.biz or whatever.

To get a better understanding of this new era, Jim sat down with the experts on bulls**t: conspiracy theorists.
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/cc665n/the-age-of-bulls–t
What follows is an account of what some of these people actually believe. Brace yourself.

THE ILLUMINATI
A longtime favorite of conspiracy experts, this secret society of powerful elites manipulates every aspect of our world — and according to one of the theorists interviewed, it must be as real and dangerous as they imagine since “they have a website.” Also, Brad Pitt is apparently a member. Who knew?

SHAPE-SHIFTING ALIENS

Not only do extraterrestrials exist, they walk among us. But if that’s true, why haven’t we seen proof? Easy: If they have the means to travel to our planet, they must also have the technology to disguise themselves as humans. Oh, and Brad Pitt is one of them, too, on top of the Illuminati thing. He’s a true Renaissance alien.

FLAT-EARTH THEORY
Contrary to accepted belief, the world is a pancake, with the North Pole in its center. This idea seems to divide the theorists, however, with one claiming “space organizations” are lying about the Earth’s shape, and another asserting that the Earth is round, but intelligence communities propagate the flat-Earth theory because they don’t have “science in their brains.” No one’s exactly correct here, but at least some of these people think the planet is a sphere.

DINOSAURS NEVER EXISTED
Every single fossil you’ve ever seen is made of plaster; every dinosaur track has been faked. Why would anyone do this? What could be possibly gained by lying about dinosaurs? It’s never explained. But if the dino faking is true, it’s even more impressive, considering the lengths people went to in order to make it all up. It’s our world’s lost sci-fi masterpiece. Talk about world-building!

HUMANITY WILL MEET JESUS IN SPACE ON THE EVE OF THE APOCALYPSE, TRIGGERED BY THE ILLUMINATI AND THE ANTICHRIST TAKING OVER THE PLANET
Well, this one makes sense.

This is only scratching the surface of all the conspiracies happening now. You may be asking yourself, “Why are these people so sure of things that seem ridiculous?”

One of these theorists has an answer: “I dig into the internet, Google, YouTube, all of it.”

May the Age of Bulls**t end before the world does. But if not, at least we’ll all meet Jesus in space.