It seems like there’s a new conspiracy theory every single day. People find the most bizarre explanations for every single thing that happens in the world, and the craziest part is that they often find other guys who feel the same way or believe their stories.
The fascination with conspiracy theories – regardless of whether they are possible or not – tends to make the world seem much more interesting than it is, has led to them covering all kinds of areas.
Almost every public figure or event is at risk of being the subject of a conspiracy theory. Let’s see these conspiracy theories spotlighted on famous musicians.
Jay-Z Is Illuminati
If we talk about conspiracy theories, we obviously cannot miss the Illuminati – a secret society of ancient origins that orchestrates from the shadows everything that happens in the world.
According to a popular theory, the famous rapper Jay-Z is part of this secret society. To prove it, they base it on Jay-Z’s usual gestures – to form a triangle with his hands – a symbol associated with the Illuminati.
Besides, the rapper often looks through this triangle – take it as a reference to the famous Eye of Providence or All-Seeing Eye.
Michael Jackson & The Iranian Revolution
Michael Jackson’s death shook the world in 2009 when the King of Pop suffered an accidental overdose caused by a mixture of the drugs propofol and benzodiazepine.
For some, this death was not accidental at all but was an event arranged by the Iranian government to distract the Western media from the revolution taking place in that country.
A couple of weeks before Michael Jackson’s death, presidential elections took place in Iran – where Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected – However, everything that was happening in Iran was overshadowed by the death of Michael Jackson, which gave rise to this conspiracy theory.
John Lennon & The CIA
Both through his songs and his public statements, John Lennon became one of the most relevant and influential protest voices of his time.
His pacifist activism, his criticism of the Vietnam War, and the U.S. government, in general, put him in the crosshairs of the authorities. The intentions of Richard Nixon’s government to deport the musician, as well as the FBI’s systematic surveillance of Lennon’s activities and public appearances, are well known.
All this cemented the conspiracy theory that Mark Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon to death in 1980, was nothing more than a pawn in the CIA-orchestrated conspiracy to assassinate him.
Elvis Presley Is Alive
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll died in August 1977. Or at least, that’s what the official story says, which many are reluctant to believe since there is a theory that Elvis faked his death to retire quietly and fight his drug addiction.
According to proponents of this theory, Elvis is now working as an undercover DEA agent, traveling around the world to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs.
That is why there are often accounts of people who saw Elvis somewhere in the world. Others believe that he’s retired in Hawaii but the truth is that no one knows for a fact whether he’s alive or not. He’s most likely dead, tho.
Paul McCartney Is Dead
It all started with a rumor that began to spread around London in 1967 that Paul McCartney had died in a car accident. Shortly after the release of the Abbey Road album, the Beatles were in the process of splitting up, so McCartney’s public appearances were dwindling, and he had moved to Scotland with his new wife Linda to think about his solo career.
For example, it was said that if you played the song “Strawberry Fields Forever” backward, you could hear John singing “I buried Paul”, or if you did the same in the song “I’m So Tired”, which sounded like nonsense mumbling from John was actually the phrase “Paul is dead, I miss him”.
Paul McCartney (or his doppelganger) took the matter humorously. In addition to once declaring “I swear I didn’t die”, in 1993 he released a live album entitled Paul is Live, whose cover parodies that of Abbey Road and the famous “clues” about his death.