Conspiracies & Paranormal
Something draws us towards the strange and mysterious, but when we can’t explain something through the scientific method, it's easy for our minds to wander into the realm of ghosts, monsters and UFOs. And even when science has a clear explanation, conspiracy theories sprout from nowhere to grip some people's minds.
That's why Live Science's expert writers and editors guide you rationally through the science of the supernatural and explain why people believe, with the latest news, features and articles about conspiracies and the paranormal.
DNA from a supposed Abominable Snowman actually came from a horse, but that doesn't mean stories of the Yeti passed on by local people aren't important.
Scientists have scanned the mummified remains of a supposed "mermaid" from Japan. The initial results suggest it is a horrifying mix of fish, monkey and lizard parts.
One difficulty in scientifically evaluating is ghost are real is the surprisingly wide variety of phenomena attributed to ghosts.
A visitor attraction in Scotland is enlisting the help of volunteers to search for Nessie, but it's unlikely to yield a monster discovery.
Conspiracy theories that have taken hold range from a faked moon landing to Barack Obama's birthplace to chemtrails.
A systematic review of conspiracy theory interventions shows that most traditional approaches have little impact, but certain alternatives show promise.
Equinoxes would be physically impossible over a flat Earth, but that doesn't stop conspiracy theorists from trying to explain them.
Flat-earthers believe one of the most curious conspiracy theories on the internet. Here's a look at what they believe and why.
Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is one of North America's most enduring legends, with thousands of people claiming to have seen the giant ape-like creature. Here are the most famous Bigfoot sightings.
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