Conspiracy theories can be intriguing and entertaining, whether believable or not. Oklahoma has a few of its own that are somber and sensitive and others might be just a fun read. Here are 5 conspiracy theories for you to question…
1. The closing of the Tulsa Walmart is part of Operation Jade Helm 15.
Walmart says they closed down 5 stores across the U.S. for plumbing issues but many people have a different theory. One theory is that these Walmart stores will be used for Operation Jade Helm 15, which is a U.S. military training exercise that will take place between July 15 to September 15, 2015. The mission is trifold: to get civilians accustomed to seeing military forces on the streets, so they are not alarmed or do not notice if an invasion takes place; an international operation that will stockpile supplies for the Chinese who will be coming over to disarm Americans; and to roundup anyone who is against martial law.
2. There is a freshwater monster living in 3 Oklahoma lakes: Lake Tenkiller, Lake Oolagah and Lake Thunderbird.
The Oklahoma octopus is a giant creature that is responsible for many "unexplained" drownings in Oklahoma lakes. According to legend, this monster is the size of a horse and resembles an octopus. Many sightings have been reported and scientists say it is possible for a saltwater creature to adapt to freshwater.
3. The man-like ape monster, Bigfoot, has migrated into Oklahoma.
Many Bigfoot sightings have been reported over southern Oklahoma throughout decades. Watch out if you wonder into the woods...you might spot Bigfoot yourself.
4. Government officials knew about the impending Oklahoma City bombing and failed to act on that knowledge.
The Oklahoma City bombing is on the top of the list for government conspiracy theories. In 1995, The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed by Timothy McVeigh, with the assistance of Terry Nichols. McVeigh drove a Ryder rental truck, filled with explosives, in front of the building and detonated the bombs. One conspiracy theory suggests that the government, including President Bill Clinton, knew about the bomb or approved the bombing beforehand. They say that they used McVeigh as a scapegoat and the bombing was done by the government to pass anti-terrorism legislation or to frame the militia movement. The attack killed 167 people and injured over 600 that day.
5. The government is responsible for the massive tornado outbreaks in Moore, OK.
Conspiracists believe the government could be causing the massive tornadoes that hit Moore, OK by weather control aiding. They believe that natural tornadoes do exist but that the government can create and control a group of tornadoes. To understand this, you must first research HAARP-“High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.” HAARP says it is used to "study" the earth's ionosphere but some say they "control" the ionosphere instead. They basically can use nature as a weapon. HAARP activity around Moore was very high in the days prior to the massive tornado that hit in 2013. So, why Moore, OK? Possibly because it is in tornado alley so it is very believable for this area to get hit hard. If the government creates a diversion in the media, it takes the attention off of them...when they need it.
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