12 wild conspiracy theories that turned out to be totally true

Here are 12 such conspiracy theories that turned out to be completely true.

The US government was rumored to be conducting syphilis experiments on African-American men without their consent.

Tuskegee syphilis experiment

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Operation Paperclip

Post-World War II, there were rumors that the U.S. was recruiting German scientists, including former Nazis, for their expertise.

Big tobacco knew smoking was lethal

The theory was that the tobacco industry was aware of the detrimental health effects of smoking but chose to keep it secret.

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 Many suspected that the incidents at the Gulf of Tonkin, which escalated the Vietnam War, were exaggerated.

The Gulf of Tonkin incident 


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