One of the most widely believed conspiracy theories in the world is the theory that aliens exist.
There are controversial stories and tales about alien abductions, by people who claim to have been transported to outer space by little green men steering a flying saucer.
Abductees have even suggested that they’ve been medically examined (including having blood taken) by such creatures, before being returned to Earth sometimes with foggy or patchy memories of the events.
Some alien theories go one further, suggesting that there is a link between humans and aliens, based on the idea that aliens came down to Earth.
In fact, some even believe that there were entire alien civilizations, citing scientific, biological and religious data as proof.
Across all of the alien existence theories though, whether they be about alien abductions, sightings or civilizations, the common thread between many of them is the locations that they involve.
Several places on Earth seem to have an unexplainable supernatural air about them and very often, it is these supernatural hotspots where these theories crop up.
Area 51 and Other Alien Conspiracy Hotspots
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It’s almost impossible to talk about aliens without talking about Area 51, the highly classified facility run by the United States Air Force.
People have long speculated that the US government runs a secret space program that involves aliens and very often, the Nevada-based site known as Area 51 is mixed in with these theories.
According to this Business Insider report, there is a very good reason why Area 51 is at the center of so many theories. It can be traced back to the 1950s when the United States needed to obfuscate its USSR reconnaissance plans.
As the US began to test the recon aircraft Project Aquatone, it used Area 51 and its highly classified nature to develop it.
The resulting sightings of unidentified flying aircraft (UFO) and the mysterious nature of the site led many to believe that there was some sort of alien or supernatural connection.
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However, while Area 51’s connection to aliens can be explained, for other ancient sites that are connected to aliens, things aren’t quite so simple.
The stone structure of Stonehenge is one such example. No one knows the real reason why it was built and although scientists have theorized that it is somehow related to solstices and eclipses, many others chalk it down to aliens.
The technological development of the ancient Mexican city Teotihuacán and the stone heads of Easter Island have similarly stumped scientists and have given rise to alien theories.
Are These Hotspots Really Connected to Aliens?
It doesn’t take a serious conspiracy theory skeptic to realize that just because there isn’t a clear-cut explanation for why a huge structure, mural or other such impressive region exists, that doesn’t mean that it was formed by aliens.
When cross-referencing the locations mentioned above to Betway’s list of global superstitions and beliefs, you’ll notice some commonalities.
In particular, the people of the United States are very superstitious, believing in things such as Hoppin’ John, a luck-bringing dish that’s eaten on New Year’s Day, Barnstars which are five-pointed stars painted on barns to bring different benefits, and the gilded, financial power-offering grasshopper of Faneuil Hall.
With this in mind, it’s not difficult to see why so many other places in the United States, Area 51-included, have superstitious and even alien beliefs connected to them; people in the region already appear to be of a superstitious mindset.
Likewise, in the United Kingdom, superstitions include not wanting to walk under ladders, lucky numbers, and wearing certain pieces of clothing in order to bring good fortune. As such, headlines in newspapers like The Mirror confirming that UK police forces have had to investigate UFO sightings begin to become a little less surprising.
Most places around the world have their own superstitions – a blog hosted by computer-giants Microsoft allowed people from around the world to share their cultures’, with South Korea’s belief that a fan in an enclosed room can be fatal kicking things off.
And, it’s not just the most outlandish things that become superstitions, Yahoo published a list of the most popular, based on a survey by Ranker, which listed blessing someone after a sneeze ninth.
Whether that means a strong attachment to particular lucky charms, some sort of connection to the calendar (e.g China’s year of-), or a belief in a particular creature.
But do these places and the beliefs held by their citizens come down to alien involvement?
Or are they based on some sort of ancient science?
It’s difficult to say, and this is why so many continue to believe they’re connected to aliens.