Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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Welcome back! We’re diving into Tier 10 of 20 today. That brown thing in the banner is supposed to be a weird footprint and not a vagina! I’m not very good at drawing monster footprints!

1962 PENSACOLA INCIDENT — Hell yeah, sea monster! There has not been NEARLY enough sea monster stuff on this iceberg. Modern conspiracies are all so damn serious and political, give me more cryptids please. Anyway, the story is a little disjointed. In 1962 some kids went diving from a raft, but somehow things went wrong and only one survived. This was initially chalked up to…


Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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Poorly drawn MS Paint image depicting items from the article

We’re back! Some people have wondered why I am not skipping entries that appear to be clear duds or memes. Well, conspiracy theories and paranormal subjects are tricky like that — where should I draw the line? Seemed more reasonable to just do every entry and, if I think one is a blatant meme or prank, just say so after giving it at least a look.

WKCR 1995 INTRUSION — College radio station that, as you have guessed, got “hijacked” for about 5 minutes. Weird music with lots of distortions and static, a woman’s voice reading obituary listings, etc. That’s…


Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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I’ve slowed down the frequency of posts lately, but am not winding down or anything like that. Just haven’t had quite as much time to fiddle with this, but don’t you worry — we’re gonna see this thing through!

NORTH KOREA RUN BY CIA — The US is far from above trying to set up puppet governments who are favorable to us, so why not the other way around? The specifics can vary, but you’ve probably already guessed it if you’re this far down the iceberg: the CIA(and maybe others) retain some level of high ranking control over everything going…


Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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Poorly drawn MS Paint image depicting items from the article

Hello! Since we’re halfway through the Iceberg, let’s recap: there are a number of memes called ‘the conspiracy iceberg’, each containing a varying assortment of increasingly bizarre and obscure urban legends, cryptids, conspiracies, and so on. I kept bumping into a huge one, to my knowledge the biggest version of it, with 1,100+ items split unevenly between 20 tiers. There are plenty of discussions online about them, but they’re scattershot or incomplete. So I, a longtime traveler in these odd spaces, thought I’d give it a shot.

These are bite-sized entries, not full writeups. I bang out 13 a day…


Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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Welcome back! I took a few days off! I don’t have a good reason, I just felt like it! This finishes Tier 10! That’s halfway down the Iceberg, baby!


Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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Poorly drawn MS Paint image depicting items from the article

Welcome back! This is What Lies Below, a daily(more or less) drop of 13 items from the night-endless “Conspiracy Iceberg” meme. There’s about 1100 items on the version I’m working with(the most ‘complete’ one I’m aware of) that are split into 20 tiers. We’re just about halfway through the tier list, and have finished more than 700 items so far!

REX 84 — “Readiness Exercise 1984”. This was a real thing! They even put the ‘1984’ in the name! We make jokes here, but I mean sometimes the conspiracies are really this cartoonish! This was a thing that ‘came out’…


Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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Poorly drawn MS Paint image depicting items from the article

Hey I even have the correct number on the banner today! Back in action! Let’s get to it!

STAR WHACKERS — This is a movie(advertised as a documentary) from 2011 in which Randy Quaid explains how “Hollywood assassins” have been trying to kill he and his wife for years. This is a specific facet of a larger conspiracy in which a vaguely defined cult that runs Hollywood is responsible for every single death and calamity in the cinema world. Quaid suggests people like Ledger and Carradine were offed by these people. The Quaids were both fairly renowned in showbiz decades…


Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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Badly drawn MS Paint image depicting items from the article

Back to normal! Hopefully I don’t screw up and delete a few days worth of stuff again. Thanks for coming! We’re almost done with Tier 10! That’s technically halfway, but it gets sparse in the last few tiers so we’ve covered more than half the total topics!
(Edit:Oops looks like I have the wrong number on the banner! Oh well!)

FIRMAMENT/SHELLED EARTH — This is often but not always tied to Flat Earth stuff. In any case, it’s the idea that there is a shell around the earth, seperating us from space or the ocean out there or whatever. …


Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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A banner with text explaining that I accidentally deleted the original picture

Whoops, deleted all the pics and stuff for this one too. I’m good at the internet! It should be back to normal for 53.

TRUMP TIME-TRAVEL — I’ve seen two flavors of this. One is basically just a meme about Barron Trump, Donald’s son, being some sort of time-traveler. Just shitposting stuff as far as I’ve seen — sometimes referencing old turn of the century books that mention a ‘Baron Trump’(who is a time traveler!) and a ‘Last President’. The other is a splinter of the Qanons who managed to work time travel into their theories, presenting Donald himself as…


Exploring the Depths of the Infamous “Conspiracy Iceberg”

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A banner that is just text explaining that I screwed up making the banner for today and accidentally deleted it. Hahah I’m dumb!

It occurs to me that I should have been working in all sorts of secret codes and hidden messages, huh? Stuck a little conspiracy into my dumb articles about conspiracies? Missed the boat there. Maybe when I release this all as a book for money even though it’s all on the internet for free, which it seems like a lot of people do with their blogs.

PROJECT BLUE BOOK MISSING REPORTS — We’ve already touched on Project Blue Book: a US government investigation into the UFO phenomenon in the 60s. What it found or didn’t find remains a hot topic…

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