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The Top 40 Conspiracy Theorists (A Complete List)

Freelance author with broad knowledge concerning the fields of political philosophy and social psychology.

Famous conspiracy theorists and their beliefs.

Famous conspiracy theorists and their beliefs.

The following is a list of some of the most popular and influential individuals in the field of conspiracy research to date. Since conspiracy theorists are a very diverse group, it is expected that many will not agree with this listing; however, it is my belief that the individuals listed here represent the major figures in the genre of conspiracy theory.

Candidacy and ranking were determined using three criteria:

  1. Reputation and influence: How much interest do others have in the candidate?
  2. Dedication: How much has the candidate contributed to their specific field? How long have they been involved in the field?
  3. Influence: What impact has the candidate had on society?

Author's Note

I do not necessarily endorse any of the individuals on this list, or any organizations they may be associated with. Some of the individuals listed may be considered by some to be controversial figures, but all of them have had an impact upon the genre of conspiracy theory.


1. Alex E. Jones

Love him or hate him, the shock-jock talk radio personality, actor and filmmaker Alex Jones is undoubtedly the most influential figure within the genre of conspiracy theory. With nearly two dozen documentary films, a syndicated radio program, and millions of visitors each month to his websites and, this conspiracy guru has catapulted a once-taboo topic into the realm of mainstream discussion.

As an expert on the New World Order conspiracy theory, he is a frequent guest on the extremely popular late-night talk show Coast to Coast AM and a regular contributor to TruTV's Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. He is an advocate for national sovereignty and constitutional government and is one of the leading figures of the controversial 9/11 Truth Movement.

Among his more popular films are TerrorStorm: A History of Government Sponsored Terrorism (2006), Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement (2007), and The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off (2009). He has also made appearances in the Richard Linklater films Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006).

2. David V. Icke

When it comes to the grand-daddy of all conspiracy theories the views of David Icke take the cake! Described by some as a New Age philosopher, this former BBC sports anchorman turned prominent Green Party spokesman, turned conspiracy theorist is perhaps best known for his beliefs concerning aliens, infinite consciousness, and the existence of a holographic universe.

His theories concerning an ancient earth and reptilian humanoid shape-shifters have made him by far one of the most talked-about conspiracy theorists of our time.

Despite his obvious New Age overtones and often bizarre theories, the views of David Icke have attracted individuals from all age groups across the religious and political spectrum. His website attracts over a quarter million visitors a month, and his books continue to draw the attention of critics and supporters alike.

He is the author of over a dozen books of which his book, The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World, is considered by some to be the Rosetta Stone for conspiracy theorists. Some of his more influential films include The Reptilian Agenda (1999), Revelations of a Mother Goddess (2005), and Secrets of the Matrix (2003).


3. Gary Allen (1936-1986)

A Conservative journalist and speechwriter for George Wallace—and author of the best selling book, None Dare Call It Conspiracy—Gary Allen is perhaps the most important figure in awakening the public's interest in a New World Order conspiracy.

He was a very prominent member and spokesman for the John Birch Society and the author of numerous books that dealt with the roles of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, income taxes, war profiteering, and central banking in a New World Order conspiracy dedicated to the destruction of all national sovereignty.

Some of his other works include Communist Revolution in the Streets, Richard Nixon: The Man Behind the Mask, Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter, Kissinger: The Secret Side of the Secretary of State, The Rockefeller File, and Say "No!" to the New World Order.

Portrait by Henry Raeburn

Portrait by Henry Raeburn

4. John Robison (1739-1805)

One of the least well known, but by far one of the most influential individuals within the broad spectrum of conspiracy research and especially that of secret societies is Professor John Robison.

This remarkable man may be responsible for single-handily and unwittingly creating the modern conspiracy theorist counterculture, and is most certainly the very reason the word Illuminati has become synonymous with conspiracy theories.

He was a Scottish physicist and mathematician, a Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, General Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, member of the Glasgow Literary Society, the inventor of the siren, and author of the extremely influential post-American Revolutionary War era book, Proofs of a Conspiracy Against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free-Masons, Illuminati and Reading Societies, etc., collected from good authorities.

In his book, he purports to have knowledge of a group of individuals who infiltrated the Freemasons and other such organizations with the intent to utilize the secrecy and influence of these groups to destroy organized religion, bring down entire governments, and otherwise create a new global order through deception and cunning. He traces this group to the Bavarian Illuminati and connects them to such major world events as the French Revolution.

It is because of the enormous impact his book, Proofs of a Conspiracy, has had upon generations of conspiracy theorists that John Robison is arguably the single most important figure concerning the formation of the conspiratorial view of history.

5. Steven M. Greer, M.D.

One of the most prominent conspiracy theorists in the field of Ufology, Dr. Steven Greer is a self-proclaimed contactee who is an author, a lecturer, and the founder of both the Disclosure Project and the Orion Project. He has made appearances on Larry King Live, CBS, BBC, NTV, Sightings, Encounters, and the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, as well as radio appearances on Coast to Coast AM and the Armstrong Williams Radio Show.

Dr. Greer is responsible for coining the term "CE5," or "close encounter of the fifth kind" to describe human-initiated contact with extraterrestrials. He is the founder of the Center for Extraterrestrial Studies which teaches meditation techniques, remote viewing, cosmic consciousness and other such activities to aid in initiating contact with alien beings.

He has also arranged numerous press conferences concerning UFOs and is known for his allegations of a vast government cover-up involving extraterrestrials, alien technology, free energy and top-secret "black projects" working with the oil industry.

Dr. Greer's published works include Extraterrestrial Contact: The Evidence and Implications, Disclosure: Military and Government Witnesses Reveal the Greatest Secrets in Modern History, Hidden Truth – Forbidden Knowledge, and Contact: Countdown to Transformation.


6. Jim Marrs

An expert on JFK conspiracy theories, Jim Marrs is a best-selling author, former journalist and police reporter, and one of the most prominent researchers in the genre of conspiracy theory. His book Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy has sold over 1.5 million copies.

This conspiracy guru has taught a course on the JFK assassination at the University of Texas since 1976 and served as a chief consultant for the screenplay and production of Oliver Stone's film JFK .

He is also known for his research on UFOs, secret societies, the Federal Reserve, and 9/11 conspiracy theories. He is a current member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.

Mr. Marrs has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, TLC, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Larry King, TechTV, Geraldo, and a number of other programs too numerous to mention. He is often a featured speaker at UFO conferences and currently teaches a course on UFOs at the University of Texas.

Some of his other books are Alien Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us, Rule By Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids, Psi Spies, The War On Freedom, The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America, Above Top Secret, The Sisterhood of the Rose and The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy: How the New World Order, Man-Made Diseases, and Zombie Banks Are Destroying America.

7. Jordan Maxwell

Jordan Maxwell is perhaps the preeminent conspiracy theorist of secret societies and world religions. He is well respected in his field despite the controversy that his work undoubtedly creates among adherents to western religious traditions. He is often referred to as the "Godfather of Secret Societies."

His main areas of expertise are astrotheology, the foundations of western religion, secret societies and occult history, as well as ancient and modern world mysteries such as UFOs and Atlantis.

He is the author of a number of books which include Matrix of Power: How the World Has Been Controlled by Powerful People Without Your Knowledge, Symbols, Sex and the Stars, and That Old-Time Religion: The Story of Religious Foundations. He has also appeared in numerous movies including the popular film Zeitgeist.

8. John Lear

Son of the inventor of the Lear Jet, John Lear is one of the most controversial and important figures surrounding UFO conspiracy theories. He is a retired airline captain, multiple world record holder, and the only pilot to hold every FAA airplane certificate. He has flown numerous missions worldwide for the CIA and other government agencies. He is also one of the core members of Pilots for 9/11 Truth.

John Lear is quite a character and the information that he puts out to the public ranges from underground and alien Moon bases to a planet where soul farming is done by extraterrestrial entities. He is one of the key figures in the Bob Lazar incident and also involved with the prominent individuals surrounding the infamous MJ-12 and "Avery" affairs.

In addition, Mr. Lear is perhaps one of the more notable individuals─besides Richard C. Hoagland─who believes in a secret space program that is far more advanced and superior than the space program that the general public is familiar with and is allowed to know about it.

9. John A. Keel (1980-2009)

John Keel was a journalist, Ufologist and author of the extremely popular book, The Mothman Prophecies. He coined the term "Men in Black" which has spawned whole movies and songs after the name itself and of these mysterious agents of conspiracy-lore.

Keel's career as a writer was greatly influenced by Charles Fort, and he began investigating the UFO phenomenon in the 1960s, becoming one of the prominent writers in the field of Ufology. He was also a member of the Screenwriters Guild and wrote scripts for several television shows.

His books include: Jadoo, The Fickle Finger of Fate, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, Strange Creatures from Time and Space, Our Haunted Planet, The Flying Saucer Subculture, The Eighth Tower, Disneyland of the Gods, The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings, and The Best of John Keel.


10. David Ray Griffin

Retired Professor of the Philosophy of Religion and Theology, David Ray Griffin has been one of the greatest and most outspoken critics of the official story concerning the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He is a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a major figure in the 9/11 Truth Movement, and the author of several books concerning alleged complicity or outright involvement of elements of the United States government in the events carried out on September 11, 2001.

He is one of the central figures in the 9/11 Truth Movement and has given numerous lectures on contradictions in the official story for 9/11 including a speech delivered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison which was aired by C-SPAN. He has also been a guest on several alternative talk radio programs including the Alex Jones Show.

His works include The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9-11, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action, Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory, Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?, and The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False.

11. William L. Moore: author, former Ufologist, and key figure surrounding the infamous Majestic 12 documents.

12. Steven E. Jones: Professor Emeritus of Physics, Mormon, and founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice

13. William Guy Carr (1895-1959): Former Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy and author of the influential book Pawns in the Game

14. Donald E. Keyhoe (1897-1988): early leader of UFO research and author of the book Flying Saucers Are Real

15. Jack T. Chick: comic book artist and evangelical Christian Bible tract creator best known for Satanic, Catholic, and Masonic conspiracy theories

16. James P. Tucker: journalist known for his investigation of a secret group of elites known as the Bilderberg Group, and author of Jim Tucker's Bilderberg Diary

17. Jim Keith (1949-1999): author and key figure surrounding Black Helicopter conspiracy theories

18. Aaron Russo (1943-2007): filmmaker, businessman, and extremely influential 9/11 Truth activist. He is best known among conspiracy theorists as the producer of the highly regarded film America: Freedom to Fascism

19. Alan Watt: thought-provoking author and lecturer concerning human behavior and its role in various conspiracies; his website is

20. Augustin Barruel (1741-1820): Jesuit Priest who wrote the important 1797 work entitled, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism.

21. Linda Moulton Howe: Miss Idaho (1963), investigative journalist, filmmaker, and a major contributor to Ufology, crop circle, and cattle mutilation research

22. Myron C. Fagan (1887-1972): a very influential Jewish-American author, film producer, playwright, and conspiracy theorist who is best known among conspiracy researchers for his LPs concerning the Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations

23. Clifford E. Carnicom: key figure concerning chem-trail conspiracy theories best known for his film Aerosol Crimes (2005)

24. Mark Dice: 9/11 activist and author of The Resistance Manifesto. He has been featured in many conspiracy related documentaries and is best known for his exposure of various secret societies

25. Commander X: retired military intelligence officer and author of numerous conspiracy books

26. Peter Joseph: film director and activist best known for his 2007 film Zeitgeist, the Movie

27. Wayne Madsen: investigative journalist, author, columnist, well-known conspiracy theorist and owner of the high traffic Internet blog the Wayne Madsen Report

28. Morris K. Jessup (1900-1959): Ufologist and key figure involved in uncovering the now-famous Philadelphia Experiment

29. Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010): author and incredibly influential promoter of conspiracy theories involving the ancient earth being visited by extraterrestrials

30. Webster Griffin Tarpley: author, journalist, lecturer, and member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and the anti-imperialist conference Axis For Peace

31. Richard Gage: architect, member of the American Institute of Architects, and founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

32. Philip J. Corso (1915-1998): Lt. Colonel of the U.S. Army, author of the popular book, The Day After Roswell, and key figure concerning UFO reverse engineering conspiracy theories

33. Dr. Nick Begich: conspiracy theorist and co-author of the widely read book Angels Don't Play This HAARP

34. Peter D. Beter (1921-1987): attorney, financier, author and influential personality in the development of the New World Order conspiracy theory

35. Gary S. Franchi, Jr.: founder of the Lone Lantern Society of America and well-known conspiracy film producer

36. Jeff Rense: controversial conspiracy theorist and radio talk show host of the Jeff Rense Program

37. Lydia Mancini: one of the major figures in the research of chem-trails and co-owner of the popular website

38. Leonard G. Horowitz: former dentist, health industry entrepreneur, and popular AIDS conspiracy theorist

39. Richard C. Hoagland: former CBS news consultant during the Apollo program, science consultant for Coast to Coast AM, author, and promoter of NASA conspiracy theories

40. Milton W. (Bill) Cooper (1943-2001): extremely controversial conspiracy theorist and Ufologist best known for his book entitled, Behold A Pale Horse

Other Notable Individuals

Katherine Albrecht, Paul Bennewitz, Jason Bermas, Jack Blood, Branton, Dr. Michael Castle, Sibel Edmonds, Daniel Estulin, Prof. James Fetzer, Fly Freeman, Des Griffin, Ted Gunderson, Budd Hopkins, Thomas Horn, Mark Koernke, Robert Lazar, Henry Makow, Jeane Manning, Texe Marrs, Malachi Martin, Jack McLamb, Edith Starr Miller, Serge Monast, Dr. Stan Monteith, Eustace Mullins, Michael Piper, Stephen Quayle, Nicholas Redfern, Joyce Riley, Michael Rivero, William Rodriguez, Philip Schneider, Sherry Shriner, Dan Smoot, Fritz Springmeier, Antony Sutton, Linda Thompson, John Todd, Michael Tsarion, Jimmy Walter Jr., Bruce Walton, Nesta Webster, Chris White, Barrie Zwicker

*This is by no means a complete listing (that would be next to impossible).  You are encouraged to add your own favorites in the comments section.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


Silas777 on November 12, 2019:

Most conspiracy theorists I do not believe in. However, I completely believe in the Grey Aliens Conspiracy, the Fire and Fury Conspiracy, and the Illuminati Conspiracy. Why isn’t Trump on here? He’s a Conspiracy theorist- yet all of his conspiracies are nothing but lies.

mike on September 13, 2019:

Never heard of Mae Brussell?

frogchris998 on August 31, 2019:

Ole Dammegard should be high on the list!

His knowledge of JFK is exceptional, and he's done a lot of work to show how so many bombings/shootings are fake as F.

He's enormously important to the truth movement!

Alex Jones is rated too high. He started out doing great work.. but over time he's been compromised- either he took a paycheck or has been threatened.. I'd guess.

Koos on October 09, 2017:

Thank you now I know who all the shills are.

thomas on September 14, 2016:

Hey I would have put William Guy Carr by far number one!!! It is his writings that really brought light to the conspiracies. Far behind John Robison. And number 40 Alex Jones. I don't like Alex Jones at all.

Fred Ether on August 26, 2016:

Um...Why isn't Bill Cooper at the top of this list??? This website is a conspiracy.....

MOEHOWEIRD the profit on August 02, 2015:

Yes those chemtrails,it's a conspiracy alright. I worked in aviation for 12 years and got stuck many times behind large 747s with all engines running and Damn even I now believe George W.Bush was a wonderful president and had a wonderful command of the English language. ......See it must be true!

ok on October 09, 2014:

#40 should be #1

Hope on October 07, 2014:

Alex Jones is not an honest Truth seeker but a Gatekeeper for the Ruling Elite as he has close Zionist connections. and therefore should not be no 1 at all as he dupes people along with the infowars website. He just tells us what they want us to know, bit like those so called Wikileak whistleblowers!

Another notable is Kevin Barrett alongside Webster Tarpley and Wayne Madsen

slaithe on October 07, 2014:

Mark Passio

There are two errs on the path of truth: not beginning and not going all the way.

Don't just start, go all the way!

Mark Van Dyke on October 07, 2014:

I am Vietnam Veteran who has been awake when Alex Jones was still in diapers. 80 percent of what Americans believe is pure propaganda and lies. I have worked all over the world as flight engineer and last gig before retiring was for a VIP contract to Ghaddaffi govt. Alex Jones is a Zionist shill and loudmouth arrogant imbecile. And he panders to idiot gun nut Americans and Buybull thumpers (Buybull is biggest hoax book ever created). I have seen with my own eyes the LIES and conspiracies of the US govt for 50 years. Most people don't have a clue and are just ignorant sheeple.

Steven Hines on October 06, 2014:

Don't forget William H. Kennedy, an author and friend to Malachi Martin and Stan Monteith, who passed away last year. He combined scholarship and a good understanding of history with some keen observations about the Catholic Church.

starviego on October 06, 2014:

How could they forget Mae Brussel? (May 29, 1922 – October 3, 1988)

Jane R. on October 06, 2014:

Alex Jones - "As an expert on the New World Order conspiracy theory..." It's time to stop calling the NWO a conspiracy "theory." Several U.S. presidents call it out themselves. It is well documented. It is a conspiracy, not a theory.

Walt on October 05, 2014:

The 2 from Project Camelot are missing they've done a good job i think Carry Cassidy and that guy..., i forgot his name.

mbuggieh on September 03, 2013:

Very interesting. I was not aware of Jim Marrs' JFK assassination conspiracy theories OR of the fact that he was a consultant on the Oliver Stone film...fascinating!

John on March 13, 2013:

L Fletcher Prouty

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on October 12, 2012:

fanthomas, might I suggest that you publish a list of free energy researchers and provide the public with what you deem to be information they should have?

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on October 12, 2012:

Are you suggesting those involved in military intelligence always tell the truth to the public and therefore should be given a higher degree of credibility compared to others? I'm sorry, but I don't buy that and I frankly I get suspicious when the criterion of truth via "expertise or authority" is used (the mainstream media plays that same song).

I respect your opinions, particularly concerning the work of G. Edward Griffin, but I simply don't buy anything William Cooper said (he conflicts himself in his own books). Nevertheless, this list was not made for my liking, but to represent those who had the most influence, and I also recommend others check out your angle as well as your opinions - I have no agenda.

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on October 12, 2012:

Khal Blogo, it was not my intention to create a list of who I thought was credible or not credible, but of who had the most influence and popularity. My personal list would be entirely different, yet it would still never be agreed upon 100% by anyone. For instance, my own personal observation is that William Cooper (a much liked character by many conspiracy theorists or researchers) was simply crazy and also that he gave false a conflicting information in his own books (testifying against the credibility of himself) - a fact that anyone can discover by reading his books and seeing for themselves.

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on October 12, 2012:

Thank you. I respect your opinions Bard of Ely (eventhough I do not always agree with them) and even have one of your books, Herbs of the Northern Shaman, on my list of texts to get concerning botany and ethnobotany. I would recommend any open-minded individual at least consider your perspectives, as I would anyone's.

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on October 12, 2012:

Thanks. I would recommend individuals merely read their history and stop believing everything they are told, but to simply make up their own minds concerning the evidence and to emphatically deny the criterion of truth known as "expert testimony" and/or "authoritative" as nothing more than a learned, yet very fallible man or woman's opinion, or the conclusion arrived at by a so-called expert who was trained and steered to belief a certain direction of thought.

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on October 12, 2012:

Thank you, and you are welcome.

fantomas on August 04, 2012:

Dr. Judy Wood is probably not a cospiracy theorists, but a scientific researcher, she has the most credible 9/11 explanation (or lack of)

You should rank her along with Griffin, those two need to get on an open debate...

Also the lists needs more free energy researches like Steven Greer, cause that field is where the solution to the NWO might be

RJ Thomas on July 30, 2012:

G. Edward Griffin is still active and alive and should be in the Top 10. William Cooper deserves significantly higher rating because of his Navy intelligence background. That alone gives him 1000% more credibility compared to the nutcases who just make stuff up and publish books researched from the Web. I also hold Michael Tsarion in high esteem because he seems the most logical successor to Jordan Maxwell.

Rapture on April 14, 2012:

Yes, G. Edward Griffin should be top 5.

TruthMakesPeace on April 12, 2012:

Jesse Ventura is mentioned in Alex Jones' entry, yet deserves his own entry as the host of TruTV's Conspiracy Theory.

JessieJames on April 12, 2012:

You forgot Luke Rudkowski, founding member of WeAreChange. Dylan Avery of Loose Change.

Thebluetarp on April 12, 2012:

Tarpley should be in the top 5

fiodax on April 12, 2012:

G Edward Griffin didn't make the list?

Khal Blogo from A gas station on the yellow brick road on April 06, 2012:

I don't think this list is right. It's not right to put people who actually tell us the truth, like Alex Jones and Jim Marrs, on the same page with mentally deranged people like David Icke. Good hub though, voted up and interesting.

tom hellert from home on March 19, 2012:


i think thiswas great,

I recognize many of the authors from coast 2coast AM.

great job


Steve Andrews from Lisbon, Portugal on November 26, 2011:

Brilliant and well-researched hub! I would have added myself a few years back when I was happy to be called a conspiracy theorist but I seem to be becoming more and more on the side of the sceptics and debunkers as time goes by. I no longer believe in chemtrails, I support a member of an elite family namely David de Rothschild and have written many articles promoting him, I don't agree with MMS as a cure-all that it is promoted as, and now I am looking at the probable hoaxed contactee material of Alex Collier and before him Billy Meier.

I will suggest Chris Everard of the Enigma Channel and Feed Your Brain magazine should be added though because he is a friend of mine and I have written several articles for his mag.

somethgblue from Shelbyville, Tennessee on October 11, 2011:

The truth is so incredible that most humans lack the open mindedness or willingness to even consider it. I used to think contempt prior to investigation was just for the weak and fearful, but now believe that it is due to the conditioning humanity has received for at least the last 12,000 years.

Bond, James is proof the fluoride is working and his self imposed limitations only confirm this. I can easily dismiss his inane dribble as one that fears the truth rather than investigate for himself.

I put many of the pieces of the puzzle together while reading the Terra Papers by Robert Morning Sky, I believe the unique perspective of an alien view of our history allowed me the insight needed for the epiphany that followed.

Thank you for writing this Hub as it is really nice to have all of these sources at my finger tips. What other morsels have you written?

Hyprcption on September 25, 2011:

Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence. If we cannot bring those responsible to justice, if we cannot pinpoint those committing crimes against America, her citizens, and the good people of other lands, then at least we must continue to ask questions until we can. Thank you for the research and caution needed to take these matters seriously. You can be sure that those orchestrating them do.

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2011:

av thanks for commenting, but I believe that each individual has a right to their opinion whether I agree or disagree with their assessment. Attacking the messenger rather than the message is just all around bad policy whether it be calling someone a "conspiracy kook" or an "agent troll."

av on May 21, 2011:

bond, james = agent troll

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2011:

Thanks for the comment Bond James! It is nice to know that you took the time to look into all of the things you mentioned for yourself rather than allowing someone to simply throw their opinion out there, taking it as "good enough," and walking away without looking.

A lot of the things you mentioned are pretty serious accusations so they should not be taken lightly, and it would be foolish for anyone to merely go on the conclusions that someone else has come to rather than investigating those matters for their self.

I always say, if the village ridiculer says "don't bother looking" when the man he has labelled the village idiot yells fire, it is better to ignore the name-caller and look to see if it is your house or that of the ridiculer. If it is your house, run and put the fire out, and if there is no fire it is of no consequence, but if its his house (the ridiculer/skeptic) then go sit back down at the bar, buy him a drink, and chuckle quietly to yourself.

BTW, I never believed in chemtrails myself, but I do have to wonder what those "indirect and semi-direct aersol campaigns" are that you can read about on .gov websites. I dunno. What does that mean?

Bond, James on May 10, 2011:

Got to love the conspiracy kooks and all the conspiracies. Like the one where the government was going to print 2 different currencys back when they were first changing the look of paper money back in the 90's to combat couterfiting. One for domestic use and the other for international use. Of course the domestic was going to be devalued by half. Funny how that never happened.

Then there's the thousands of Chinese on the southern border just waiting for a word from Peking to attack. The Russian military bases in the US. Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr., Clinton, GW and Obama all bringing drugs into the country. I guess it's like a family buisness. They just hand it down. George Bush Sr. using the Secret Service to kidnap children In DC so he can molest them at the White House. Black helicopters, rail cars, concentration camps, the magical carberator that was developed by some backyard hick mechanic that did his own tune-ups that can anywhere from 80-200 miles per gallon, etc. etc. etc. Heard just about all of them. Don't even want to get into the whole chemtrails, 911 nonsense.

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2011:

Thanks for the comment ruffridyer!

I completely agree. Far too many so-called conspiracy theorists are in the business simply so that they may capitalize on the naivete and fears of others which really hurts the cause of those trying to expose real issues.

ruffridyer from Dayton, ohio on May 10, 2011:

The problem with conspiracies is Yes they exist, Lenin overthrow of the czar and replacing the government with communism, was a conspiracy. But a lot of people promoting their pet idea are just in it for the fame and money.

Fitzie on April 14, 2011:

Kevin Barrett - TurthJihadRadio. He's the kind of conspiracy reseacher that dares to tread where others won't.. He brings an Islamic perspective to his overall analysis of conspiracies.

tony0724 from san diego calif on March 06, 2011:

I found out about Alex Jones and Stephen Quayle on Coast to Coast AM and I am a regular of that show for like 5 years now. And I also keep up on Jones and Quayle. I don't buy everything they say but a lot of it I can see as probable, especially Jones we are a police state truism.

Mandrake_1975 (author) from Pennsylvania on March 04, 2011:

Thanks! I only wish I could have crammed more information into the article without making it any longer.

Sam Little from Wheelwright KY on March 03, 2011:

I am a bog Alex Jones fan. This was very informitive. Thanks for posting it.