Favorite conspiracy theory?
Conspiracy theories are some of those guilty pleasures in which we indulge when real facts seem just a bit too bland. Sometimes we do not share our beliefs for fear of being considered ignorant or blind to reality. However, somethings are just too curious not to consider an alternative...
My particular favorite conspiracy theory is the Nicola Tesla/Tunguska connection. I cannot help but read about it over and over and come up with all sorts of conjectures.
The idea is that Tesla's "Wardenclyffe Magnifying Transmitter" was powerful enough to produce over 100 billion watts of electricity. For a number of reasons (too many to list) Tesla supposedly found himself desperate to demonstrate the power of what he later dubbed his "Peace Beam". From the transmitter's site in Long Island, Tesla supposedly directed the beam toward the North Pole, where there are no inhabitants. However, by "divine providence" he missed and, instead, hit the deserted area of Tunguska, causing a massive explosion whose shock went around the globe twice over. Many call the explosion a meteorite, some a UFO. Personally, I want to think that it was the beam because Nicola Tesla is my favorite of all the scientific masters (and the most misunderstood), and I think his intelligence knew no limits.