Crazy Celebrity Conspiracy Theories That May Have Some Truth Behind Them

By Nick Hadji 9 months ago

1. Solange is actually Beyonce's daughter

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For at least 10 years there has been questions about Beyonce's age. There have been various stories over the years which lead us to believe that Beyonce was actually born earlier than 1981 which is her supposed birth year. People think this is because she actually became pregnant at 13 and gave birth to Solange who was raised as her 'sister' so as not to taint her career.Original content sourced from

2. Avril Lavigne was replaced by a doppleganger

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Avril Lavigne's hit of a first album arrived in 2002, but fans think that her fame was short lived and that she died shortly after in 2003! The person we have seen since then is actually a body double called Melissa Vandella. Apparently this explains the change in her music and also a supposed secret theme to her 2004 album, 'Under My Skin'.

3. O.J Simpson is Khloe Kardashian's biological father

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For years the question has been asked whether Robert Kardashian is actually Khoe's real dad. Even Khloe herself has wondered! She bears quite a noticeable resemblance to O.J's daughter and Kris Jenner has admitted that she was unfaithful during her marriage to Robert, although she has never confessed who her lover was...

4. JonBenét Ramsey grew up to be Katy Perry

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The story goes that JonBenét Ramsey, a child beauty queen from Colorado, was murdered in 1996. However, her body was never found. Conspiracy theorists over the years suspect that she was kidnapped and her parents covered it up. Years later when Katy Perry arrived on the scene, it was noticed that she bears an uncanny resemblance to Ramsey's parents!

5. Tupac faked his own death

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There are many theories about celebs not really being dead, but possible the most famous of theories is Tupak Shakur. He was supposedly assassinated in a driver-by shooting in 1996, but fans believe he is actually alive and living in Cuba! His stage name, Makaveli, only added fuel to the fire as it refers to an Italian man who faked his own death.

6. Taylor Swift is a Satanist

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Zeena Schreck was the High Priestess for the Church of Satan in the 80s. She stepped down from the role in 1990, just one year after Taylor Swift was born. Taylor Swift could be the doppleganger of Schreck... they look suspiciously similar. The theory is that Taylor is an Illuminati clone of Zeena!

7. Keanu Reeves and Nicholas Cage are vampires

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Keanu Reeves and Nicholas Cage are two A-List celebs that are suspected of actually being undead. Reeves looks the spitting image of Roman Emperor Charlemagne and also French actor, Paul Mounet. Cage also has his fair share of lookalikes, leading people to think they are actually vampires that reinvent themselves every decade or so.

8. Britney Spears works for the government

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There's a theory going around that Britney Spears is actually an undercover operative working for the US Government. She used her celebrity status to distract from the wrongdoings of the government. For example, when President Bush announced that Al-Qaeda was back, Britney infamously shaved her head and attacked the paprazzi causing a media frenzy. Coincidence or not?

9. Princess Diana was murdered

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There is a lot of mystery surrounding the death of Princess Diana, even now. The story is that she died in a car crash whilst trying to escape the paparazzi. However, not everyone agrees. Witnesses say that the paparazzi were nowhere near her at the time of the crash and suspicion is that the British government had her killed. Some think they did it because they didn't want her marrying Dodi Fayed and converting to Islam.

10. Walt Disney has been cryogenically frozen

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There is speculation out there that Walt Disney is actually frozen and buried underneath Disneyland ready to be brought back to life when the technology is available in the future! Very little is known about his funeral and burial arrangements, especially for such a well known celebrity, leaving room for suspicion that all is not what it seems.

11. Stephen King shot John Lennon

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Who killed John Lennon? It's a modern day mystery. One theory says that it was Stephen King who took the Beatle out. It gets better because he apparently did it under orders from Presidents Nixon and Reagan. In reality, it was Mark David Chapman who was arrested at the scene. Maybe we will never know the truth.

12. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon STOLE the script for Good Will Hunting

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon stormed the movie scene back in 1998 when they won an Oscar for the screenplay of Good Will Hunting. A lot of people find it very hard to believe that these two young actors could produce such a great first movie. There is some suspicion that they actually STOLE the script from William Goldman and claimed it as their own.

13. Stevie Wonder is not actually blind

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Stevie Wonder went blind as a child. This is supposed to be a well known fact. But not everyone agrees. Some people have been gathering evidence over the years that he can actually see! He has been caught catching a falling microphone and taking selfies with other celebs, all tasks which seem impossible for someone with impaired vision.

14. Paul McCartney was replaced by a look-alike

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Some paranoid Beatles fans have decided that Paul McCartney died back in the 60s and has been replaced by a look-alike since then. The rumour is that a motorcycle crash killed him and that William Campbell who had previously won a McCartney look-alike competition!

15. Elvis is actually ALIVE

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We all know Elvis Presley died from a heart attack in the 70s. Or do we? There are some fans that think they have seen him alive and well, all these years later. They have pointed out that his death certificate could have easily been faked and suspect that Elvis traded in his fame for a quieter life out of the spotlight.

16. The CIA killed Bob Marley

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Bob Marley officially died in 1981 at 36 years old from melanoma. Unofficially, it was the CIA that killed him and gave him cancer by putting poison in one of his boots, explaining why the cancer started under one of his toenails. His politically minded songs were thought to have rubbed the government up the wrong way.

17. Mel Gibson exposed Hollywood's Satanic child sacrifices

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In 2022, a story broke that a Hollywood celebrity was claiming Hollywood to be the hub of Satanic child sacrifice. This Hollywood celebrity is supposedly Mel Gibson. The claims say that Hollywood studios are "drenched in the blood of innocent children" and that baby blood is a favourite drink of most movie stars!

18. Beyonce faked a pregnancy

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In 2011, Beyonce was supposed to be pregnant with her first child with Jay-Z. Whilst appearing on an Australian talk show, her baby bump appeared to fold in on itself when she sat down! It was suspected she was wearing a fake baby bump and that actually they had their daughter via surrogate so Beyonce could maintain her flawless body.

19. King Charles is not Prince Harry's dad

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Many stories have been discussed about Prince Harry's heritage over the years. It is popular knowledge that Princess Diana had an affair with red-headed James Hewitt during her marriage to, the then Prince, Charles. Harry's bright red hair has since raised questions, although James Hewitt denies the allegations.

20. The Illuminati A-List

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The Illuminati is a secret society going back hundreds of years. Today, theories are that many of our favourite musicians, movie stars and politicians are members of the Illuminati. They are all working together to brainwash the masses into a New World Order. Names that make a repeated appearance are Jay-Z and Beyonce, Kim and Kanye, Miley Cyrus and many others.

21. Katie Holmes wore a fake baby bump

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Katie Holmes had daughter, Suri Cruise, with baby daddy Tom Cruise in 2006. But people suspect it is not what it seems. The conspiracy theory floating around is that Suri is not Tom's daughter, and actually Katie was pregnant much earlier to her ex-fiance, but wore a fake baby bump to try and change the timing of the birth.

22. The Illuminati killed the real Slim Shady

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Eminem, AKA Marshall Mathers, shot to fame with his 2004 album, 'Encore', but went on a five-year hiatus before releasing another album. There is suspicions that in this five year gap, the Illuminati tried to recruit Eminem and when he refused their offers they had him killed! To avoid suspicion, they replaced him with a new Eminem which is why fans say his voice sounds different on the later albums.

23. Hilary Clinton ran a paedophile ring

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Just before the 2016 presidential election, there was a rumour circulating that a child sex trafficking ring was functioning out of a Washington D.C Pizzeria. The rumours implicated Hilary Clinton and other Democratic party members as being involved. Other theories also suggested Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber were involved!

24. Michael Jackson was castrated as a child

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We had to at least mention one conspiracy theory about Michael Jackson, as there are many to choose from. After his death, his physician, Conrad Murray wrote a revealing book in which he claims that Michael Jackson was chemically castrated as a child and had regular injections to maintain his high-pitched voice.

25. The CIA killed Marilyn Monroe

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The story goes that the famous Marilyn Monroe died from an overdose when she was 36. Monroe has quite the reputation at the time and was known to be having affairs with both John AND Robert Kennedy. Some people suspect that the CIA had her killed because of the scandals she was creating or because she knew too much about the US government...

26. Kurt Cobain was MURDERED

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Kurt Cobain was found dead by a supposed self-inflicted gun shot wound to his head. The police investigation was reported to be less than thorough and a lot of fingers were pointed at his widow, Courtney Love. There were also inconsistencies with his suicide note, lack of his fingerprints on the gun and also a tranquillising dose of heroin in his system.

27. Stanley Kubrick helped to fabricate the moon landing

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There is a longstanding theory that the NASA moon landing was faked. Some observers have suggested that film director, Stanley Kubrick, fabricated the footage of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Stanley himself fuelled these rumours when he says in an interview that the moon landing would not have been possible.

28. Kanye West and Taylor Swift faked their beef

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We were all aware of the Kanye West and Taylor Swift drama when it was happening, whether we wanted to be or not. It's still talked about to this day because no one seems to know the real story. In 2009 he interrupted her acceptance speech at the VMA awards to say that the award should have gone to Beyonce. He then referenced her in a song some years later which she claimed not to know about. Kim Kardashian later tried to make out that Taylor was lying. A lot of fans think the two of them arranged all the drama as a publicity stunt.

29. Britney Spears is a clone

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This conspiracy theory deserves special attention. It has been said that shortly after Britney released her "Baby One More Time" album in 1999, her and her then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake got into a nasty car accident. Britney was decapitated in this accident. Fans of the theory say her record label cloned her so they didn't miss out on any money.

30. Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer

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Ted Cruz is US Republican politician. He once titled one of his speeches "This is the Zodiac Speaking" and people went NUTS. The conspiracy theory now is that he is actually the Zodiac Killer. Quite a leap maybe? The serial killer was huge in the 60s and 70s but was never caught...could it be?

31. The biggest celeb death conspiracies you need to hear! Chapman didn't kill John Lennon

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Mark David Chapman was the fan of John Lennon who shot The Beatle on the steps of his home. But it soon sparked conspiracy theories over John Lennon's death, including that Chapman was completely innocent because there wasn't enough forensic evidence, or even suggesting he was brainwashed to do it by the CIA.

32. Steve Jobs actually survived

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Steve Jobs was the famous CEO of Apple, and his passing was even more famous because of its tragedy. But that didn't stop conspiracy theorists claiming that actually, he wasn't dead at all. This was after a photo spread of "him" and people believed that it was actually Jobs still alive, instead of the simple case of a man looking a bit like him.

33. Sam Cooke was violently killed by a group of people

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Sam Cooke was a hugely famous singer in the 50s and 60s, known as the King of Soul, and his death came as a shock to everyone. It was officially said that a motel manager shot him in self-defence, but the theories then came out that actually he was attacked by a bunch of people based on wounds on his body, while another theory claimed it was his manager that killed him.

34. Andy Kaufman's death was a hoax

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Andy Kaufman was known for pulling pranks on people, so it might be a case of The Boy Who Cried Wolf in that when he actually died, people still believed it was a prank. The comedian was believed to have died from lung cancer, but theorists didn't accept that, claiming it was a hoax and he would return.

35. Charles Manson was responsible for the death of Bobby Fuller

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This singer, most notable for the song "I Fought The Law", was found dead in his car, which was then ruled as a potential gas poisoning from the vehicle's vapors. But some theorists went so far as to say that Charles Mansion - the famous cult leader, who was in prison at the time - was somehow responsible for the young singer's demise.

36. Michael Jackson's death was a setup

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Michael Jackson's death came as a shock to the world, and for a while, his death was surrounded by conspiracy. Apparently that hasn't changed either! While the King of Pop's death was eventually ruled as an accident through his doctor prescribing the wrong medication others - including his daughter - have claimed it was a setup.

37. Or he was actually assassinated

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One of the main theories is that people were out to get Michael Jackson, leading to it being more likely that his death was no accident, and set up to look that way. Some believe - including Jackson's old advisor - that his death was assassination for the worth of his extensive music catalogue.

38. Jimmy Hoffa was killed by the mob

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Jimmy Hoffa was a well known labor union leader, and with such a job, inevitably rubbed a lot of people up the wrong way or had a fair few enemies in the public eye. But its claimed his enemies went so far up as the mob, and more than one member of the mob was claiming to have been responsible for his death during their own deathbed confession.

39. Jim Morrison faked his own death

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The lead singer of The Doors' death was another rock music tragedy from the many who died far too young, but it was then claimed he didn't in fact die, but faked his own death. His official cause of death was said to be heart failure, but due to the fact he didn't get an autopsy, people think he faked it.

40. George Reeves didn't kill himself

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George Reeves was an actor well known for his role as Superman, who was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, which was determined as suicide. But party guests in the house at the time claimed to have heard three gunshots, leading to theories including that someone else shot him by accident, or he was shot for having an affair.

41. Natalie Woods was murdered by her husband

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Natalie Wood had a famous life, and was a well known starlet when she was on a boat with her husband Robert Wagner and fellow actor Christopher Walken. She was later found in the water, believed to have drowned, but many theorists have said her husband pushed her overboard.

42. Lee Harvey Oswald didn't kill JFK

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JFK's assassination shocked the world - and altered history - and there has inevitably been a lot of conspiracy theories about who shot the president, and why. While the accepted culprit was Lee Harvey Oswald, many aren't content to think a man on his own with a gun was capable of doing that. Some believe it was the CIA, it was a cover up or even the Soviets.

43. Thelma Todd was actually murdered

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Hollywood actress Thelma Todd's death was surrounded in suspicion. She died of carbon monoxide poisoning, found in her car, but the mystery started when the engine wasn't actually running, and there were signs of force in her throat - like someone else had shoved a pipe down there, suggesting it was murder to look like carbon monoxide poisoning.

44. Who killed Elizabeth Short?

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Although this isn't exactly a conspiracy, Elizabeth Short's death is one of the most famous - or maybe infamous - murder cold cases in history. Known as the Black Dahlia, the case has brought to the surface many theories of what happened, but to this day, nobody knows for certain.

45. Johnny Stompanato was murdered by his wife or daughter

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Johnny Stompanato is a well known name in the mobster world, and after he was stabbed, there was no doubt it was murder - but while it was obvious why you'd think it was another mobster who did it, there were actually theories that it was his wife, actress Lana Turner, or even his daughter due to him being physically abusive.

46. Bob Crane was actually killed by his friend

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Famous actor from the sitcom Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane was murdered in his apartment, but it was the theories that it was actually a close friend that were most shocking. The friend was actually the only suspect in the murder, but he was never found guilty before his death, so nobody knows for certain who killed Crane.

47. Jill Dando: an assassination or obsessed stalker?

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Jill Dando was a famous journalist whose death came from a single bullet - a bullet that led to one of the most mysterious unsolved murders. A convicted sex offender was officially tried for the murder but was never found guilty, leading to a wealth of theories, including political assassination or that she was killed by a stalker.

48. Brittany Murphy was murdered

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Brittany Murphy was an actress with a whole career ahead of her, before she died far too young. Her death was officially ruled an accident and due to pneumonia, but after her husband died months later for the same reason, people got suspicious - and an independent consultant her dad hired found evidence of poisoning via arsenic (according to Murphy's father).

49. That the police messed up the investigation into Ronni Chasen's death

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Ronni Chasen was a famous Hollywood publicist, who died after being shot one night when driving home. Her case remains unsolved and there are theories that the police completely messed up the investigation by focusing on a different case instead. Her case went cold and nobody knows who did it.

50. Virginia Rappe was murdered by a fellow actor

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Silent film starlet of the 20s Virginia Rappe died from internal injuries - namely, a ruptured bladder - but suspicion was thrown on the case when, at the party she'd been drinking at, she was in a bedroom with fellow actor of the day, then claiming that "he did this" to her. The man was put on trial but never found guilty.