Hello fellow Writers, The darker corners of the Internet are full of "conspiracy theories". They come in all shapes and sizes and flavors... from formations of UFOs buzzing major cities at night to überpowerful - and secretive - elites ruling the world, to the moon landings having been faked in a film studio or aircraft hangar. And sometimes they actually prove to be true - it had been rumored for a long time, for example, that the U.S. secretly eavesdrops on electronic communications around the world. Now, with Edward Snowden's revelations, this particular claim is no longer a "conspiracy theory" - it has, instead, been proven to be very "real". So here is my question to you: - Are there any "Conspiracy Theories" that you, personally, believe in? - If you do believe in specific conspiracies, why do you believe in them, as opposed to others? - How do you separate a rather fanciful & ridiculous "conspiracy theory" somebody has made up for kicks, or out of uncontrollable paranoia, from one that, perhaps, isn't fanciful or ridiculous at all? I have asked this question on other forums before. But I've never asked it in a "Writing Oriented" Forum before. I'm very curious what kind of responses I'll get!