5 Conspiracy Theories That Were True

John Lennon, Smoking and more.

5 Conspiracy Theories That Were True

The FBI’s Secret Eye on John Lennon

The 60's and 70's were a time of great upheaval in America.
As the nation was embroiled in a seemingly endless global conflict, a counterculture movement emerged at home, led by influential figures who were seen as a threat by the government.
One such figure was former Beatle, John Lennon.
His songs promoting peace and unity were seen as a threat by President Nixon, leading to suspicions that the government was spying on him.
These suspicions turned out to be true, with surveillance starting in 1971 when Lennon moved to New York and began associating with anti-war activists.
This was confirmed in Jon Wiener’s 2000 book, Gimme Some Truth.

The Hidden Truth About Smoking

For over a century, smoking was advertised as harmless, even beneficial, with cigarettes being promoted everywhere from children’s cartoons to movies. However, research in the 1950's began to reveal the link between smoking and cancer, leading to public scepticism about the claims made by tobacco companies. Despite this, the companies continued to deny the harmful effects of their products.
It wasn’t until the 1990's that Philip Morris admitted the truth, leading to a significant decline in smoking in many western countries.