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History is full of strange happenings and no one knows the truth. However, there are people that theorize the truth to these conspiracies.

The disappearance of Amelia Earhart is one of the most popular conspiracy theories. The search for Earhart was one of the largest searches for a single person.

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The disappearance of Amelia Earhart is one of the most popular conspiracy theories. The search for Earhart was one of the largest searches for a single person.

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There are hidden truths everywhere, in every mystery that cannot be solved and every fact that seems too good to be true. Conspiracy theorists are those that try to fill in these cosmic blanks. Many people put down conspiracy theorists, despite the fact that they are not actually considered paranoid just for coming up with explanations that are a little ‘out there’ for most to believe in, according to psypost.org. Yet, it is impossible to know that these theories are false.

Time Traveler John Titor

Starting on Nov. 2, 2000, a series of posts made by a user of the name John Titor appeared on forums and showed Titor stating that he was a time traveler. The public ate it up. Details of his travels and his predictions of the future became a highly debated topic for skeptics and enthusiasts alike, according to thrillist.com.

He commented that his reason for being in this time period was to retrieve a portable International Business Machines 5100 computer. As years past, many tried to uncover the truth behind Titor by documenting his reported predictions, with some seeming to even be true, according to strangerdimensions.com. While most of his predictions were indeed false, many believers stayed loyal to him. As well as many more dedicated to finding out the truth about the individual behind time traveler Titor.

Amelia Earhart

As the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was a pioneer of her time. On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, vanished over the Pacific, according to history.com, igniting a mystery that would last for years to come.

When they never arrived at their next checkpoint on their flight path, people began to worry. The Pacific Ocean was scoured for their plane and remains, but no wreckage was found. Due to the lack of information on their disappearance, many theories have surfaced as to what actually happened. They crash-landed on an uninhabited island, they sunk to the bottom of the ocean and more recently that they were imprisoned by Japan, which is speculated from a newly discovered photograph that supposedly shows both Earhart and Noonan, according to theguardian.com. Even more recently, it is believed that she died as a castaway due to new forensic pathology methods used on bones already discovered, according to cnn.com.

The Roswell Incident

The theory that humans are not alone in the universe is not an uncommon one. Extraterrestrials and the idea of aliens is a common theme in many forms of media, which aides the imagination of many. However, a large community of people believes that outer space organisms have actually visited the earth before in their ships, also known as unidentified flying objects or UFOs.

“It’s not uncommon to think that it could be true,” junior Charlie Klein said. “It’s a big world and if there happens to be aliens that have visited us, I wouldn’t be surprised.”

In 1947, unidentified debris was discovered just outside the small town of Roswell, New Mexico. The military stated that it was a UFO but later retracted their statement by saying it was actually a weather balloon, according to history.com. Despite this statement, the public had a different opinion and Roswell became a hotspot for alien enthusiasts everywhere.

“I love how it paints the world in a different picture, it’s like a new story,” Klein said. “Asking what if’s and finding out that the most ridiculous [theories] actually make sense is fun.”

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