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In what is probably the octogenarian mobster’s idea of crank call, a source is claiming he knows the location of Hoffa’s body. As a result, the FBI is combing an area just outside of Detroit, but just to save you et a couple minutes of nerve-wracking suspense, they aren’t going to find him. They never do.
But before you go, here are 10 possible reasons why they won’t find the former Teamsters President where they’re looking for him:
10. Hoffa is in Brazil
Much like Elvis and Jesus, some conspiracy theorists believe Jimmy Hoffa didn’t die. Instead, rumor has it that Hoffa escaped the clutches of the law and rival mob factions by running off to Brazil with a go-go dancer. If he was still alive, Hoffa would be 100 years old, so the odds of him being alive to this date are slim; however, it’s plausible that he lived for years after 1975.
Oddly enough, Hoffa was born in Brazil, Indiana, which could be evidence of conspiracy theorists confusing their geography and the cruel sense of irony that goes into picking the names of towns in Indiana.
9. Abducted by Aliens
In 1977, Tom Dawson, a retired resident of Georgia, claimed he was abducted by aliens. During their requisite probing and prodding of Dawson, he claims he saw a bright light and a voice that called out “I am Jimmy Hoffa!” three times before being cut off. The only people who believe this story can be found lurking in the shadows of Reddit.
8. Whacked By the CIA
William Bufalino, a lawyer for the Teamsters Union, claimed that Hoffa was killed by the CIA because he knew of a mob plot to assassinate Fidel Castro (in return for gambling rights in Havana.) This theory is highly suspect, because if the mafia had been hired to take out Castro, he would likely have been dead long ago.
7. He Killed JFK
While president of the Teamsters Union, Hoffa was under investigation for federal racketeering charges. Some conspiracy theories suggest that Hoffa ordered the killing of President Kennedy to send a message to attorney general, Robert Kennedy and that RFK retaliated by having him executed. No connection between Hoffa and the Kennedy assassination has ever been found.
6. He Killed Robert Kennedy
Robert Kennedy, the attorney general who successfully sent Hoffa to jail, was assassinated in 1968 by Sirhan Sirhan the night after he defeated Senator McCarthy in the California primary. Conspiracy theorists speculate that Hoffa ordered the hit on Kennedy after working out a deal with Richard Nixon. Nixon later pardoned Hoffa and Hoffa allegedly donated half a million dollars to Nixon’s campaign.
Some theories even posit that Sirhan Sirhan had mob connections. Despite the rumors, no complicity between Hoffa and Sirhan Sirhan has ever been found and, despite the rumor cropping up every year when the Hoffa disappearance rumors begin, no one has suggested a connection between this story and Hoffa’s demise.
5. The Second Location
Tony Zerilli, an alleged gangster, says he was not involved in Hoffa’s assassination but has vague information about what happened to Hoffa’s corpse. Zerilli told cops in early 2013 that Hoffa was buried in a shallow grave in Oakland County, Michigan, not far from where Hoffa’s car was discovered. He added that plans had been hatched to move the body, since it was likely police would search the field, but the conspirators chickened out, left it there, and were rewarded when police somehow overlooked the burial ground.
4. Hoffa Was in Witness Protection
Hoffa’s sudden disappearance in 1975 has led to numerous theories about his whereabouts, but none so enduring as the theory that he is holed away in federal witness protection, providing the FBI with a wealth of information about the Mafia. If this is even remotely true, the FBI is staging an elaborate cover-up by constantly digging up Detroit looking for him.
3. Hoffa Was Sold As Scrap Metal
Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski claimed in his 2009 memoir The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer that he whacked Hoffa with a hunting knife. According to a summary of the book on Wikipedia, Kuklinski said he “burned the body for ‘a half hour or so’ in a 55-gallon drum, then welded it shut and buried it in a junkyard. He goes on to describe how, when an accomplice began to talk to the authorities, the drum was dug up and placed in the trunk of a car, which was then compacted and sold along with hundreds of other compacted cars, and subsequently shipped to Japan as scrap metal for manufacturing new vehicles.”
2. Under Giants Stadium
In the great game of “Where is Jimmy Hoffa?,” no answer is more enduring than “he’s buried under Giants Stadium.” Giants Stadium was under construction in 1975 when Hoffa disappeared. As a result, conspiracy theorists surmised that Hoffa’s body was entombed somewhere in the stadium. Giants Stadium was demolished in 2010 and no remains were ever found. The theory was also put to the test by Mythbusters and no body was uncovered.
1. Hot Dog
The mystery of Jimmy Hoffa is enduring and fraught with conspiracy. But perhaps the grossest theory on the whereabouts of Hoffa’s body is that after he was killed in a mob hit, his body was dumped at a hot dog factory and he was turned into everyone’s favorite summertime treat. Of course, this theory is only held by internet commenters and your crazy uncle. But it does beg the question, what is in a hot dog and why are they so delicious?
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The space critter looks much like your stereotypical Hollywood Martian, but in death, it’s the focal point of many unanswered questions. Some say it’s an elaborate joke, while rumors claim that the Chinese government is selling the tale as a hoax to throw people off the scent.
For Li Kai, a farmer living near the Yellow River, it started as just another bad night….
One recent early morning, Kai went out to check on some electric fencing he had set up to help him catch rabbits. Once there, his bicycle began to be beamed up by a strange light. He explains:
“An unidentified flying object like a UFO was suspended above the shore of the Yellow River.
“I had no idea when my bicycle had gone under that flying saucer, and then five aliens came down one after another.”
Kai threw rocks at the spaceship in hopes of getting back his bike. None too pleased, the aliens started to chase him when one of them ran into the trap intended for rabbits. The other four aliens fled, but Kai was left with the incinerated remains of one of them.
He put the creature on ice and called the cops, who brought in government agents. However, after many mysterious nights of examination, the experts disappeared as quickly as they came.
Kai would later say that the whole thing was a clever ruse, but skeptics believe he was forced to retract his claims. The Chinese government, after all, are known for pressuring citizens to change stories and suppress information. The so-called experts and authorities also seemed too interested in a specimen that supposedly turned out to be made out of rubber.
What made the alien creature preserved in ice so appealing to them? And what will happen to the helpless farmer if, indeed, he does have proof that aliens exist, and that they enjoy stealing bicycles?
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But documents uncovered by CBS News may reveal a possible systematic coverup of evidence of underground drug rings, illicit prostitution and sexual assaults happening within its own ranks.
When the State Department’s security force, the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), tried to look into each matter of misconduct, they senior officials allegedly told them to “back off.” At that point, the DSS agents reported the intimidation to the State Department’s internal investigation agency, the Inspector General…
Since the DSS is charged with ensuring that State Department employees act appropriately, such as, you know, not buying drugs from rumored underground drug rings located next to U.S. Embassies, it makes sense that they would look into matters of criminal allegations.
Aurelia Fedenisn, former investigator for the Inspector General, said she was very upset by the allegations. “We expect to see influence, but the degree to which that influence existed and how high up it went, was very disturbing.”
State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki responded by saying that the “notion that we would not vigorously pursue criminal misconduct in a case, any case, is preposterous.”
With those words, she vehemently denied that they would refuse to look into accusations of sexual assaults committed on foreign embassy guards, endemic engagement of prostitutes by Hillary Clinton’s security detail and other grievances.
But what reason would a government agency like the DSS have to make up claims that their investigation was impeded? Is there something else that isn’t being talked about?
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Newly-released classified docs reveal that an intricate program known as PRISM has been used since 2007 to monitor emails, video chats, file transfers and anything else you would probably rather not share with a pair of government eyes.
Rather amazingly, the public has now only heard about PRISM because a government agent with a guilty conscience allegedly leaked the evidence. The 41-page PowerPoint wasn’t supposed to be declassified until 2036, which meant the government and its tech cohorts were going to spy on people without their consent for several decades.
President Obama said that, despite initial skepticism of these spying programs, Congress was in favor of them as long as the programs helped “prevent terrorist attacks.”
The tech giants accused of being involved in this mess have come to their own defense, saying that at no time have they set up backdoors from which the government can have open access. But we all know the government has and will continue to use any methods it can to spy on its own citizens in hopes of thwarting terrorists, whether or not they can thwart them at all.
Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the government has the right to acquire warrants to intercept any foreign communications that might be implicated in terrorist threats, planning, or execution, but the secret court that issues those warrants is nothing but a “yes man” for the government.
As Slate put it, PRISM “makes [the] Verizon surveillance look like kids’ stuff.” And just like kids, we’re powerless to stop it.
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In Lima, Peru, a professional TV cameraman captured footage of a strange, shape-shifting jellyfish UFO. Christian Ubillus, the man responsible for filming, works for Peru’s Frecuencia Latina Channel 2, and was on assignment when the floating object hovered overhead…
Those skeptical of the sighting suggest that it might have been a pack of entangled balloons. But that doesn’t explain how Ubillus was able to film the entity for more than 10 minutes without it floating away or simply deflating. In instances, it floated away only to come back again into view.
Some of the shapes the “flying jellyfish” morphs into seem too complex to just be a congregation of balloons. Plus, this isn’t the first of this new kind of alien presence spotted in South America.
Below the equator, these strange animal-like UFOs have been given the name of UABEs (Unidentified Aerial Biological Entities) and have been seen by multiple witnesses. Unlike traditional flying objects, the UABEs seem to be entirely organic and are perhaps unmanned.
Peruvian ufologists have never seen a UFO of this specific shape before but the novelty isn’t exactly unexpected. After all, Peru ranks third in the world when it comes to sightings. It currently only trails Mexico and the U.S. as the prime location for extraterrestrial activity and therefore experiences all kinds of phenomena.
The UABEs don’t seem to only travel across the Peruvian skies, as another fish-like alien was spotted floating past a space station in March. Is the Earth’s atmosphere slowly becoming a new interstellar ocean?
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FBI officials say that Todashev was killed in his apartment during an investigation in which he lunged at an FBI agent with a weapon. It was an act of self-defense on the agent’s part, say officials. But now CNN and other media outlets are hearing reports that the shooting was much more suspect.
Ibragim had known Tamerlan in Boston where the two had met while in Mixed Martial Arts training. Todashev later moved to Florida, where the FBI questioned him about the Boston bombings and an unsolved murder authorities say may be related.
Ibragim might have helped Tamerland carry out a 2011 unsolved murder of three men in Waltham, Massachusetts who were found covered in marijuana and strewn out next to $5,000 cash. Officials state that Ibragim was in the process of writing out his confession regarding his involvement in the triple homicide when he lunged at the agent and was shot at least six times. But really, as pundit Rachel Maddow put it, we’re left with… a baffling mess and a story that does not make sense.”
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a law enforcement official told CNN Wednesday that Todashev had a “violent confrontation” with the agent.
It was first reported that Ibragim had a knife when he lunged. Then it was said that he might have a knife. Some reports said he tried to unarm the FBI agent. Still others said he tried to make a grab at a sword in the room. Strangely, another agent stated that Todashev had a metal broom handle when he charged.
His family is saying that the killing was performed “execution style” – meaning that Ibragim was shot in the back of the head. Maddow seized on that possibility:
“How does that comport with the FBI’s story that he was killed during questioning by armed agents who were only acting in self defense? Shot seven times, including in the back of the head?”
The FBI has set up a shooting incident review group to investigate what happened, although it may be months before we even get an “official” answer.
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Don’t expect Capitol Hill to do anything about it, either. Congress seems thrilled to be aiding a self-policing financial sector, as financial regulatory laws like The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was set in place in 2010 after Wall Street had run amok, are in danger of being rewritten to benefit fat cats.
It’s gotten so bad on Capitol Hill that Wall Street bankers should get business cards that instead read “Lawmakers.” Politicians have been known to sit down with bank lobbyists when drafting regulation bills. Bankers, for example, were able to get a regulation bill of their own creation through a House committee this month. (It might be comforting to know that House representatives edited the bill before approving it, but ultimately kept 70 lines of its 85 lines….)And the lawmakers letting this happen don’t seem to be doing it for the sake of discourse. Independent studies show that those politicians who support Wall Street bills end up receiving twice as many campaign contributions from the financial sector. What a bizarre coincidence.
Most conspiracies happen under the cover of night or behind closed doors, but not this one. In many cases, bank lobbyists hold dinner banquets for the lawmakers nice enough to help them draft their own laws. Representatives of the people don’t even have the tact to deny the wrongdoing. Congressman Jim Himes called the situation “appalling” “disgusting” and “wasteful,” but that “it’s unfortunately the world we live in” — and he’s a former banker for Goldman Sachs and receives ample donations from Wall Street.
Greed isn’t just good, it might soon be the law.
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This is good news for E.T. enthusiasts who read the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (Assap) report, which claimed that Ufology would be dead in ten years for lack of sightings. But it’s bad news for those who thought the likelihood of getting abducted and probed was increasingly unlikely.
People wonder if the increase of sightings in Canada is at all correlated to the decrease seen in the U.S. Perhaps the intergalactic travelers have collected everything they need from the American people?
In 2008, for example, Canadians reported 1,004 sightings which established a record for that time. Four years later, that total jumped to 1,981, the increase stretching across every province in the country. So, it wasn’t like one alien-obsessed town got together to talk up the phenomenon to raise public awareness or drive local tourism.
A variety of spaceships have been spotted in the last year, from “triangles and balls of fire, to the more traditionally ovoid-shaped flying saucers, hovering in the sky.” There have even been others that are shaped like guitar picks. So, maybe aliens received our transmissions of Jimi Hendrix, after all.
The sightings have been made by people of all walks of life and ages. Adam Canning, a ten-year old from Lake Charlotte, Nova Scotia, reported seeing a giant orb strapped with a gun and that had a giant light sticking out from the top of its dome. He said:
“I heard this, beep, beep, beep. I knew something was in the sky. I looked up and there was a big thing…
There’s normally helicopters flying over our house but that was way bigger than a helicopter, so I knew it wasn’t a helicopter…
There was this one little thing sticking out from the front, it looked like a little gun or something, and there were these two things sticking out of the bottom, it looked like legs or something. There were these little round lights around the whole thing and at the top, there was one big light.”
So despite Assap’s claim that UFO cases were down 96% since 1988, it seems the Canada is a new hub for extraterrestrial activity.
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The waters surrounding Brazil are some of the least explored in the world, so it makes sense that something so large could have gone undiscovered there for so long. Discovered 600 miles from Rio de Janeiro, and deeper than 3,000 feet underwater, it would seem that another sunken continent has been waiting for centuries to be discovered at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists aren’t sure exactly what they’ll find―whether remnants of a lost civilization or just continental rock ―but they are relatively certain that something world-changing lies at the bottom of the seabed. A Japanese submersible took video of an immense heap of granite found on the ocean floor―possible proof that this was once a large landmass.
Granite is only formed on land, so any large amount at the bottom of the Atlantis indicates the presence of sunken land. It’s possible that the granite could have gotten there by some other way, so more testing is needed to find out the truth.
As one Brazilian official put it: “This could be the Brazilian Atlantis.”
One theory is that the sunken continent was once part of the super-continent Pangaea, which broke apart 200 million years ago, apparently due to seismic activity. This sunken piece of land could be a piece of what once was a single chunk of the Earth puzzle. Who knows what more mysteries await at the bottom of Brazil’s ocean floor?
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In 2003, a resounding 75 percent of Americans were convinced that JFK was targeted by a conspiracy that went well beyond Oswald. But ten years later, in an Associated Press poll conducted in April, only 59 percent believed the same thing.
That’s not all: 16 percent of those polled aren’t sure what to believe, and the rest (24 percent), believe that Oswald was a lone gunman. But what’s responsible for this recent dive in perception?
It could be that the internet has provided people with an avenue by which to more easily research the details of Oswald’s crime. Ten years ago, people were less inclined to do heavy searching in matters of political intrigue on the World Wide Web. Or, it could be that Bill O’Reilly’s recently released presidential thriller Killing Kennedy is influencing some minds. As Robert Mawyer of Blairsville, Ga. told the Associated Press after reading Killing Kennedy, “assuming all of [the book’s] information is correct, he has no problem accepting that Oswald went solo.” But really, no one is sure why less people now believe in a JFK conspiracy.
But despite 59 being less than 75, that still means that a majority of Americans think that there was plenty of evidence that a variety of people assisted in the assassination. In fact, as RFK Jr. pointed out, that is what is his father, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, believed. Before being assassinated himself, RFK had a suspicion that mobsters put a hit out on his older brother.
What do you believe?
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