Creepy October 22, 2021
5 Conspiracy Theories In Washington That Will Make You Question The Truth
These days, it’s pretty much impossible to stay up-to-date on current trends without stumbling across some wild conspiracies — and we don’t (ever) want to delve into those. However, Washington happens to have some fascinating conspiracy theories that, admittedly, do leave us scratching our heads. The truth isn’t often black and white — it’s usually a bit of a gray area.
Each of these Washington conspiracy theories is widely well-known, and not one of them has an official resolution. That’s what makes them so interesting.
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1. First, let's start with the obvious -- there have been more Bigfoot sightings here than in any other state.
Bigfoot itself is more of a myth or legend than a conspiracy. But if you Google "Bigfoot conspiracies," you'll be met with a pretty long list of them. One theory is that the government secretly removed burned Sasquatch corpses from Mount St. Helens after the 1980 eruption. Another claims that Bigfoot is actually part caveman.
2. Then there's the mysterious Gravity Hill in Prosser.
When you find Gravity Hill, put your car in neutral and slowly take your foot off the brake. Your car will begin to roll uphill, defying gravity. But that isn't the conspiracy part. Some claim that you're actually being pulled toward the nearby grain elevator, which is haunted. And if you put dirt or flour on the back of your vehicle, you'll be able to spot the small children-sized handprints of the ghost children that were pushing you up the hill all along. Yikes!
3. Remember DB Cooper? This notorious -- and still unidentified -- man hijacked a Boeing 727 en route to Seattle from Portland in November of 1971.
Cooper made off with $200,000 in ransom, the equivalent of about $1.3 million today. When he got the money, he parachuted from the plane over Southwest Washington. Although it's highly unlikely that the man survived the high-risk jump, the FBI maintained an active investigation for 45 years after the hijacking.
There are many conspiracy theories regarding DB Cooper, but in 2018, a documentary was released that claimed that Cooper not only survived the fall, but settled in Cle Elum -- and his real identity was former Army paratrooper Walter Reca, who died in 2014.
Reca confessed to a close friend and to a niece that he committed the hijacking under the pseudonym Cooper and made a clean getaway, allowing himself to be recorded with the promise that the footage wouldn't be released until after his death. Reca wasn't the first man to claim to be DB Cooper, but the evidence in the documentary, DB Cooper: The Real Story, is pretty compelling.
5. Washington has many unsolved mysteries, but the case of the infamous Oakville blobs is among the weirdest.
In the wee hours of August 7, 1994, rain began to fall, blanketing a 20-mile area around Oakville. But it wasn't typical rain. It was a strange, gelatinous substance no one had ever seen before. The mystery blobs fell six times over a two week period -- and almost everyone who came into direct contact with them got very, very ill.
There have been numerous theories about what the mysterious blobs could have been, but experts have never been able to figure it out.
Some believe Oakville was the site of a military experiment, designed to test a new biological weapon or to test the possible damage a biological attack on U.S. soil could do. Conspiracy theory, or cold hard facts?
6. And then, of course, there's that enormous conspiracy involving Kurt Cobain's suicide ... or was it?
In 1994, Kurt Cobain's suicide broke the hearts of grunge fans everywhere and changed the Seattle music scene forever. And since his death in 1994, conspiracy theories have run rampant about his life -- most notably that he was actually murdered, and that his wife, Courtney Love Cobain, had something to do with it. While some investigative journalists and even some close friends of the couple have supported the idea, numerous people -- including Nirvana's former manager, Danny Goldberg -- have claimed the theory is ridiculous, and that Cobain really did end his own life. We'll most likely never know for sure, and it's a heartbreaking tale either way since he left a young daughter behind. To this day, Washingtonians honor his legacy by visiting his former home and his hometown, Aberdeen.
Washington is a mysterious state. We’ve got a strange history of serial killers, reported UFO sightings, otherworldly beaches, rugged and mystical mountains and forests, and thousands of urban legends. Our conspiracy theories just add to our state’s remarkable character … true or not.
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