Amelia Earhart and proven conspiracies

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The recently uncovered photograph which allegedly shows Amelia Earheart in the Marshall Islands following her deadly 1937 crash is rocking the internet. Across the web, there are now hundreds of theories emerging. Here are the top five craziest stories to actually be backed up: 

The CIA conducted "mind control" experiments on unknowing Canadians  

This top-secret program allegedly run by the CIA, named the MKUltra project, began testing biological warfare against Soviet spies during the Cold War. Soon, they began testing drugs and psychosis on allies thought to have defected. These tests partially inspired the Netflix series, Stranger Things.The Congressional Church Committee uncovered these some of these files before they were destroyed by the CIA in 1973. 

The incident at the Gold of Tonkin

Amid growing Congressional apprehension about expansion in the Vietnam War, on August 2,1964, the USS Maddox was attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats. Days later, after another attack, the Johnson Administration ordered the Maddox to fire back. Papers reported that the destroyer has sunk two enemy boats, when in reality the ship didn't know who they were firing at - if anyone at all. .

The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

In May of 1997, Bill Clinton issued a formal apology for the Tuskegee Syphilis Study - a research project from 1932 to 1972 that involved hundreds of poor African-American men from Alabama. Known officially as the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, the program began at a time when there was no cure for the disease. Under promises of free healthcare, 600 men, mostly sharecroppers, signed up. Doctors injected 399 of the men with syphilis and gave them placebos, even after penicillin was prescribed to treat the disease. 

Lincoln's assassination wasn't a one man job

Contrary to popular belief, John Booth was not a lone wolf assassin in the murder of the 16th president. The coailition, composed of freed prisoners of war, doctors, spies, and childhood friends. They initially planned to kill Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward at once (One assasain was able to severly injure Seward later.) The co-conspirators to the President's assassination have been named by PBS, and include the first woman to be sentenced to death by the US.  

There's a secret cult of powerful people that control the world 

According to The Washington Post, industry leaders and politicians do habitually meet up at the San Francisco art club, Bohemian Grove. Although there's no proof they discuss world domination at these meetings, the Post does reveal secret rituals visitors perform when entering the estate. 

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