Conspiracy theories have a terrible reputation, because they often mislead the readers. However, as crazy as it sounds, some of them actually turned out to be completely true.
Read on to discover nine conspiracy theories that really happened.
1. The U.S. Government poisoned alcohol during the prohibition.
As we all know, in 1920, prohibition, also known as Volstead Act, was introduced in order to control the country’s alcohol consumption, unfortunately, the measure only resulted in widespread speakeasies (illicit liquor shops) and bootlegging, which is the illegal production and distribution of alcohol, inadvertently giving rise to the soon to be rich and powerful crime syndicates of the early 20th century.
The prohibition law actually proved that it wasn’t enough to curb drinking habits, so the government took more serious measures. The U.S. government decided to poison all the country’s illegal liquor supply by adding dangerous toxins, including highly-lethal methanol. In total, it is estimated that around 10,000 people died as a result of the government’s drastic decision.