Throughout history, the world—especially the United States—has seen its fair share of conspiracy theories come and go. From reptilians disguised as humans to chemtrails, it is fair to say that most of these theories are completely absurd.
From time to time, however, a conspiracy theory that many considered ridiculous is shown, in fact, to be true. In such situations, the truth can prove to be much more terrifying than fiction. Here are 8 examples of such real-life conspiracies.
1. Project SUNSHINE
Despite its cheery title, Project SUNSHINE was by far one of the darkest conspiracies ever thought and the most horrifying to be proven real. The project was commissioned by the US Air Force and US Atomic Energy Committee.
Designed to investigate the effects of nuclear radiation on humans and the environment, Project SUNSHINE saw the American government harvest and use, often without the approval of parents, the body parts of dead children and babies. Younger kids typically have higher amounts of strontium in their bones, implying that their tissues are more susceptible to radiation damage. Thus, they made better test subjects for the project.
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