The US Government is Being Sued for Losing a Critical JFK Assassination Film

The Zapruder film may be the most famous footage taken of the Kennedy assassination, but it’s not the only one. The “Nix Film” may be lesser known, but it’s no less important. It has been missing for decades, so the granddaughter of the photographer who captured the film is now suing the US government. She wants it… »11/23/15 4:20pm11/23/15 4:20pm


How a Sesame Street Illustrator Became the Truther Scene's Golden Boy

Screaming children run from oversized vaccine death needles. Barack Obama shows off a handwritten birth certificate bearing the words “KENYA” and “FIRE ME.” Swastika-inscribed fluoride tanks empty themselves into lakes beneath a sky full of chemtrails. It’s every overblown conspiracy theorist’s nightmare, and there’s… »7/15/15 12:00pm7/15/15 12:00pm

Internet Racists Are Obsessed With Nickelodeon's Show About "Cuckoldry"

You’ve probably never heard of Bella and the Bulldogs, a relatively new show on Nickelodeon about a perky cheerleader-turned-quarterback. It’s fairly popular among tweens and has just been renewed for a second season. It’s also popular among infuriated, far right-wing racists, who have become positively obsessed with… »7/08/15 6:05pm7/08/15 6:05pm

Does Apple Ruin Your iPhone on Purpose? The Conspiracy, Explained

Every year, Apple tempts the world with a new, expensive iPhone, hailed as the fastest and best iPhone ever. You buy it. And then, just in time for the next Fastest iPhone Ever to hit stores, the one in your pocket feels crummier and more sluggish than ever. Coincidence? Or conspiracy? »3/12/15 3:40pm3/12/15 3:40pm

5 Buildings Shrouded In Conspiracy

The symbolism and meaning of architecture, even when explained by the architects and engineers, can often become muddy with the interpretations of scholars and the public. These interpretations can be about the design itself or about alleged events that occurred at the building in question. At times, a building or set… »1/15/14 7:00pm1/15/14 7:00pm

Proof that Denver Airport is one of the most evil places on Earth

Having recently been stranded in Denver Airport for 24 hours, I can tell you anecdotally that the place is hellish. Exit arrows point at each other instead of outside; corridors lead to nowhere; and security checkpoints seem to disappear mysteriously as you approach them. As you drive into the airport, you're greeted… »6/02/11 10:20am6/02/11 10:20am

That California Mystery Missile Was Probably Just a Regular Old Jet

Oh bummer. That mystery missile near LA that neither the Pentagon nor the Navy would take credit for? Well John Herrman, a fellow Gizmodo writer, lays out a pretty convincing case for it actually being a regular old vapor trail from a regular old jet. This is why we can't have nice conspiracies. [SmartPlanet] »11/09/10 3:58pm11/09/10 3:58pm