10 Shocking Conspiracies Many Americans Still Believe

Area 51 Is An Alien Crash Landing Spot

It seems as though the theories that Area 51, near Roswell, New Mexico is a place where an alien craft crashed have been around forever. These claims only really took root in 1970 when Stanton T. Friedman wrote about the area. The fact that the government does appear to use the area for some sort of restricted activity only fuels those rumors.

The Real Paul McCartney Is Dead

This is basically the opposite theory of that of Elvis Presley. There are a number of people out there who believe that Paul McCartney died in a car accident back in the 1970’s and was secretly replaced by a man who looks and sounds almost identical to him.

The theory has gained stronger life over the years with rumors claiming playing Beatles song backwards will allow you to hear John Lennon saying things like “Paul is Dead, I miss him, I miss him” and “I buried Paul.”