October 5, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

UNITED STATES, [US]--The horrid massacre in Las Vegas, NV, in which a shooter killed at least 58 people and injured hundreds, has turned message board users and right-wing internet trolls into do-it-yourself (DIY) sleuths attempting to solve the crime themselves. Their investigations, based on leaked photos or unconfirmed gossip, have resulted in wild conspiracy theories that would be laughable if prominent right-wing media figures -- ranging from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to Fox News’ newest prime-time host, Laura Ingraham -- weren’t amplifying the wannabe-gumshoes’ voices in an unscrupulous effort to exploit the tragedy to their political advantage. Previously, DIY investigative  

September 19, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

AUSTIN, [TX]--In her custody battle against InfoWars’ Alex Jones, the host’s ex-wife Kelly Jones has launched an “info war” of her own. The former Mrs. Jones is launching a website, alexjonesx.com, on Wednesday to reveal presumably incriminating information about the right-wing conspiracy theorist. Despite a family court ruling that the former married couple would share custody of their three children, Jones continues to fight for sole custody — and his ex-wife is battling back. “I’m going to point out all of his horrible outrageous behavior,” she told the Daily News, “but I’m not out to disparage the man. He is the father of my children. I’m standing up to the bully.  

August 12, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

ZANESVILLE, [OH]--A YouTube conspiracy theorist who federal authorities previously suspected was involved in reporting a dirty bomb at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina had an unrelated case dismissed in Zanesville Municipal Court. In June, George W. Sweigert, 56, was booked into the Zanesville City Jail for having physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated. At the time of his arrest, the FBI had alerted Zanesville police to be on the lookout for Sweigert, who agents believed was in the area. Sweigert was arrested at about 2 a.m. on June 15 on Playford Avenue, off of Hamline Avenue, in Zanesville. The call was reported to the Zanesville Police Department as a suspicious vehicle,   

July 21, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

AUSTIN, [TX]--Would you go to war against your fellow Americans to show your support for President Donald Trump? For the last several months, that’s exactly what broadcaster Alex Jones—a favorite of the president—has been calling for. In his radio show, on YouTube and on his Infowars website, Jones—who never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like and who has pushed the notion that Sandy Hook was faked—has been announcing that the United States is on the verge of a bloody second civil war. Like the radio DJs in Rwanda, Jones has been egging on his conservative listeners and viewers—an estimated 2.7 million people monthly—to kill more liberal fellow citizens over their politica  

December 5, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

WASHINGTON, [DC]--A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in Northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. The man told police he had come to the restaurant to “self-investigate” a false election-related conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton that spread online during her presidential campaign. The incident caused panic, with several businesses going into lockdown as police swarmed the neighborhood after receiving the call shortly before 3 p.m. Police said 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, N.C., walked in the front door of Comet Ping Pong and pointed a firearm in the direct  

November 7, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

WASHINGTON, [MO]--The mother of two boys who were abducted and fatally shot by their father on Saturday described her husband as “a very attentive, loving, over-the-top caring individual for these boys.” “And that’s the part I don’t understand,” Elisa Sartorius-Cadenbach, 40, said in an interview on Sunday. While police were looking to arrest Christopher Cadenbach on Saturday for domestic abuse against her, he took their two boys, Ethan, 5, and Owen, 4, from his mother’s house in Lemay. Then, police said, he killed the boys and fatally shot himself as St. Louis County police officers closed in on him at Cliff Cave Park. She said she had recently told her husband after nine year  

October 31, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

COFFEE COUNTY, [GA]--Two south Georgia men are accused of plotting domestic terrorism based on bizarre conspiracy theories. Coffee County Sheriff's investigators arrested Michael Mancil, 30, and James Dryden Jr., 22, on Thursday.  Officials said the suspects planned to penetrate a research facility in Alaska that has been the subject of several conspiracy theories.  Investigators said the massive amount of arsenal seized looked like something out of a movie, one where a small army was headed to war. But Coffee County investigators said the two Douglas men collected dozens of weapons as part of a plan to attack the High Frequency Active Aural Research Facility or HAARP. The form  

May 5, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

CHARLES TOWN, [WV]--An Eastern Panhandle company faces a maximum $250,000 fine after admitting that it distributed medical products without federal approval.Rebuilder Medical Technologies also faces up to five years of probation. The Jefferson County company pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to introducing an unapproved drug into interstate commerce.David B. Phillips, a Rebuilder executive, executed a plea agreement on the company’s behalf, the U.S. Attorney said. Rebuilder was indicted in January on charges of manufacturing and distributing a drug for skin conditions that contained colloidal silver.Drugs containing colloidal silver have not been approved by the FDA because of concerns  

October 15, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

UNITED STATES, [US]--Right now, two-thirds of Americans are suffering from "Fear-bola," according to a new Washington Post poll. It's a hyper-contagious disease that affects the brain, making sufferers fear a widespread Ebola outbreak in the United States. Fear-bola is an airborne disease that spreads through conversation, entering your brain through your ears. Fear-bola is so contagious that some victims have contracted it by simply seeing images and videos about Ebola. Once inside your body, Fear-bola attacks the part of the brain responsible for rational thinking. It starts with a low-grade concern about the two health care workers diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas and slowly builds into fe  

December 22, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Conspiracy Theories

OAKLAND, [CA]—Harold Camping, 92, the California preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, died at his Oakland-area home Sunday. He had been hospitalized after falling. His most widely spread prediction was the Rapture would happen on May 21, 2011. His independent Christian media empire spent millions of dollars - some of it from donations made by followers who quit their jobs and sold all their possessions to spread the word on more than 5,000 billboards and 20 RVs plastered with the Judgment Day message. When the Judgment Day he