According to research done at the University of Chicago in 2014, at least 50 percent of Americans subscribe to at least one conspiracy theory. Whether or not you believe in any mainstream conspiracy theory, these four lesser-known conspiracy theories specific to Hawaii are entertaining to say the least.
1) Was the Hawaii health official who released Obama’s birth certificate killed on purpose?
A small plane went down off the coast of Molokai in December 2013, killing one person – the president of the Hawaii state health department, Loretta Fuddy. She was responsible for the verification and release of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. But that didn’t satisfy those who had doubts about Obama, and Fuddy’s death just increased the conspiracy theorists thoughts.
2) Was the Kennedy Administration behind JFK’s assassination?
Half of the Kennedy Administration’s cabinet was in Hawaii the day prior to JFK’s assassination. According to the Honolulu Civil Beat, “they stopped in Hawaii for high-level talks with Admiral Harry Felt, Commander in Chief Pacific, before flying on to Asia on a fact-finding mission. On the morning of the assassination, the plane left Hickam at 7:03 a.m., ahead of the scheduled 8:30 a.m. departure. First words of the shots fired in Dallas reached the plane at 8:37 a.m., but the Cabinet members were even further from the mainland… No one is quite sure about what this means, but there are several who believe that it is more than just a coincidence.
3) Is there a FEMA concentration camp on Oahu?
Theories have been circulating for years that there is a secret FEMA Concentration Camp housed in the old Naval Station Barbers Point, allegedly inside what is designated as a car storage facility. The area is fenced off, with a guard standing at the gate, according to beforeitsnews.com. I’m not quite sure who they are holding at this supposed “concentration camp,” though.
4) Did Roosevelt know about possible threats to Pearl Harbor before the attacks?
Everyone remembers this significant date in American history: December 7, 1941. The day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. There is another group of people who believed that President Franklin D. Roosevelt were warned of this attack, and refused to tell military leaders in Hawaii before the attack because he wanted an excuse to declare war on Japan. The document sent to the White House was real, though all anyone can do is speculate why Washington D.C. officials did not act on the threats.
Do you know of any other Hawaii-based conspiracy theories? Share them in the comments, please!