Malaysia Air Flight 370: Usual Conspiracy Theories Emerge

Boeing 777-200 (9328013793) (2)Is there no tragedy involving loss of human lives that certain conspiracy theorists can resist deeming a false flag attack or other nonsense? Fast Company reports on the usual suspects crawling over the story of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet:

…Naturally, conspiracy theories are already flying left and right on social media. One theory suggests the plane’s sudden disappearance is a “false flag” operation intentionally planted by CNN. Another claims that some relatives of the passengers onboard have even reported hearing their phones ring–but no one is answering.

Other tin foilers have gone so far as to suggest that the plane simply vanished. “If we never find the debris,” writes one theorist, “it means some entirely new, mysterious and powerful force is at work on our planet which can pluck airplanes out of the sky without leaving behind even a shred of evidence.”

Another, just as bizarre conspiracy theory suggests terrorists hijacked the plane, and have parked the plane intact in an abandoned hanger to use as “a weapon of mass destruction” in the future:

[continues at Fast Company]


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12 Comments on "Malaysia Air Flight 370: Usual Conspiracy Theories Emerge"

  1. emperorreagan | Mar 11, 2014 at 11:42 am |

    Man. I have to start posting my own conspiracy theories quicker!

    My theory was that the US government remotely took control of the plane and scuttled it in the ocean to knock Ukraine out of the news cycle.

    • Anarchy Pony | Mar 11, 2014 at 11:51 am |

      Ukraine’s In the news cycle? I thought it was just bashing Russia that was in the news cycle.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Mar 11, 2014 at 11:51 am |

      No conspiracy succeeds so well as the one that is hidden in plain sight. Tim LaHaye spent decades telegraphing this to us through his highly-publicized “Left Behind” series: they’ve all been raptured, bro.

      Conspiracy of One: Jesus did it.

      • Anarchy Pony | Mar 11, 2014 at 11:52 am |

        But airlines are supposed to have a nonbeliever copilot at all times…

      • Ellen Joyce | Mar 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm |

        Dude, like less than 300 people rated the rapture? Wow, our work here HAS been successful. Good job!

  2. Sorry, had to be done;)

  3. The Design Flaw | Mar 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm |

    What’s wrong with positing a “theory”?

  4. Transponder off, the plane did 130 and crashed in the Malacca Straight (CNN).

  5. lilbear68 | Mar 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm |

    resistance is futile, they were assimilated

  6. InfvoCuernos | Mar 11, 2014 at 7:41 pm |

    They’re all on an island somewhere, but every attempt to signal outside fails, and escape is impossible. Strange things happen, odd coincidences occur, and sometime around 4 years into their stay, time travel will occur. Of course, it will be revealed that they were all in the afterlife all along, the end.

  7. It seems strange that even professionals are puzzled with this case.

  8. Reuben_the_Red | Mar 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm |

    Shot down inadvertently and subsequently covered up? Anyone?

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