- Height of Conspiracy: 2001 to Present
On September 11, 2001, the United States was hit hard by a terrorist attack. People that claimed to be part of the Middle Eastern group Al Queda, led by Osama bin Laden, took over a few planes. They were able to enter the planes with weapons and make their way to the pilot deck. While at least one plane was taken back by passengers, two were used to hit the Twin Towers and World Trade Center in New York City. Everyone on board those planes was killed while many more inside or near the towers were killed too. Not to mention several first responders that passed. Many of those people would die from complications directly from things they inhaled that day. This has naturally started a lot of scientific conspiracy theories, where we’ve heard everything you can think of.
From how “jet fuel doesn’t melt steel beams” to how bombs had to be planted ahead of time in the World Trade Center. The 9/11 Commission and Civil Engineering community have defeated claims like this. Stating that jets moving at high speeds in combination with subsequent fires, not controlled demolition, led to the collapse of the Twin Towers. One of the biggest was that the government let it happen on purpose or organized the entire thing. Of course, this is a common trope among conspiracy theorists. The government is always behind some way to end lives and control you, in their eyes. There has been zero involvement on a government level. However, it is stated that there were a lot of problems with both receiving and utilizing previous information about possible terrorist attacks before 9/11 occurred.