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20 of the best conspiracy theories
By Stephanie Pappas, Benjamin Radford last updated
Conspiracy theories that have taken hold range from a faked moon landing to Barack Obama's birthplace to chemtrails.
Most methods for squashing conspiracy theories don't work, study finds. Here's what does.
By Anna Demming published
A systematic review of conspiracy theory interventions shows that most traditional approaches have little impact, but certain alternatives show promise.
How do flat-Earthers explain the equinox? We investigated.
By Brandon Specktor last updated
Equinoxes would be physically impossible over a flat Earth, but that doesn't stop conspiracy theorists from trying to explain them.
Are flat-earthers being serious?
By Stephanie Pappas last updated
Flat-earthers believe one of the most curious conspiracy theories on the internet. Here's a look at what they believe and why.
The most famous Bigfoot sightings
By Patrick Pester published
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.
4 in 10 people worldwide believe in witches
By Tia Ghose published
Around the world, belief in witches and witchcraft varied widely; more than 9 in 10 people in Tunisia believed that people could use supernatural powers to do harm, while fewer than 1 in 10 people in Sweden did.
Bigfoot: Is the Sasquatch real?
By Benjamin Radford, Patrick Pester published
Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is a large ape-like creature some people believe inhabits North America but there's no hard evidence it actually exists.
Crop circles: Myth, theories and history
By Stephanie Pappas published
Reference Crop circles are really no mystery. These expansive forms of landscape art are made by people.
Why does the devil have horns and hooves?
By Tom Metcalfe published
Reference Many modern depictions of the devil show him with the horns and hooves of a goat. But just why does the devil have horns and hooves?
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