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Missing Malaysia Airlines flight Conspiracy : Crazy Conspiracy Theories of Malaysia Airlines flight 370
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While investigators are stumped over the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the lack of evidence as to what happened hasn’t stopped wild – speculation as to the fate of the missing jet and its 239 passengers and crew members. It’s not unusual for mysterious or dramatic aviation accidents to catch the imaginations of the conspiratorially inclined - the Korean Air Lines Flight 007, Pan Am Flight 103, and TWA Flight 800 tragedies spurred all kinds of claims of conspiracy, and last week’s apparent tragedy in the Gulf of Thailand is no different.
As the search for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 enters its fifth day, its sudden disappearance has sparked a number of conspiracy theories. From alien abduction and a hidden weapon at work, to a military take out and pilot suicide, the theories keep flowing over the internet. The Boeing 777 jetliner vanished five days ago with 239 people on board. The flight left Kuala Lumpur at 4.41pm GMT bound for Beijing, but less than 50 minutes later it lost communication with air traffic control. It veered off over the South China Sea and headed west for the next hour and 10 minutes, travelling over Malaysia and Thailand. Its last tracked position on radar recorded the flight about 200 miles off course over the Malacca Strait, near the island of Pulau Perak. At least 10 countries, including Vietnam and China, are taking part in the search, which involves 40 ships and 34 aircraft. Conspiracy theorists took to social media this week to contribute their own ideas as to why Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared.
1. Aliens are involved:
Alexandra Bruce at ForbiddenKnowledgeTV points to records on the flight mapping website Flightradar24 as evidence of extra-terrestrial meddling. She goes so far as to say the “captured signals” could “only be termed a UFO.” Her source? YouTube user DAHBOO77, who posted a video that attempts to recreate the plane’s last moments. The clip shows a quick-moving plane and other strange anomalies around the time of the MH370’s disappearance from radar. Loading the logs directly on the site allows readers to easily click and identify the so-called “UFO,” which is clearly marked as Korean Airlines Flight 672. Its apparent supersonic speed is likely related to a glitch in the system, not alien intervention, according to the site’s CEO Mikael Robertsson.
“[Some] receivers do not provide the same data quality, so sometimes parts of the data can be corrupt [and] generate errors like the one you see on the video,” he explained. “For example if Longitude received is 120 instead of 110, that would generate such error.”
One user wrote: "After an extensive conversation with my father & his partner, we have come to the conclusion that the only explanation is #aliens mh370."
Another added: "I secretly believe that plane is abducted by aliens.. I know I’m not the only one.."
And one user even said there were only two possibilities for its disappearance, aliens or a DB Cooper-style heist.
He wrote: "This malaysian airlines flight has the potential to be either the greatest heist since DB Cooper, or alien abduction. I vote aliens."
2. The passengers are still alive:
Families awaiting news about lost loved ones have told reporters they are able to call the cell phones of their missing relatives, and have said they can also see their instant messaging service accounts remain active online. The news has fueled all kinds of speculation, but phones that are turned off do not always necessarily go straight to voicemail. Factors such as location, the phone’s network type and its proximity to a cell phone tower can all affect whether a dead phone will still ring on the caller’s end. You can test this for yourself: turn off your cell phone, remove the battery and call your number on another line - most kinds of phones will still ring before you reach voicemail.
3. Electronic Warfare experiment
A theory suggesting the plane was hidden as part of an experiment has circulated. Citizens news site Beforeitsnews.com reported: "It is conceivable that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plane is 'cloaked', hiding with hi-tech electronic warfare weaponry that exists and is used. "In fact, this type of technology is precisely the expertise of Freescale, that has 20 employees on board the missing flight." It also sparked theories the plane could have been taken by North Korea for similarly unknown purposes.
A reddit user wrote: “There’s no telling what crazy logic they [North Korea] might have for taking a plane. They literally have no grasp of reality and have been caught red handed kidnapping foreigners, making s**t up and generally being d****es.”
4. A military take out or secret weapon at work
Conspiracy theory and scientific site Natural News, run by Mike Adams, has another theory. Adams said: “If we never find the debris, it means some entirely new, mysterious and powerful force is at work on our planet, which can pluck airplanes out of the sky without leaving behind even a shred of evidence." He added: “If there does exist a weapon with such capabilities, whoever controls it already has the ability to dominate all of Earth's nations with a fearsome military weapon of unimaginable power." He believes the plane fell into an area "outside the search zone" and could lead to a very dark end for Earth.
5. A life insurance scam
The Malaysian police chief has refused to rule out the possibility of the missing plane being an elaborate insurance scam. Khalid Abu Bakar addressed the world to provide an update on the investigation and revealed authorities are exploring every single avenue - no matter how remote. "Maybe somebody on the flight has bought a huge sum of insurance, who wants family to gain from it or somebody who has owed somebody so much money, you know, we are looking at all possibilities," he said. The authorities' investigations extend to examining every detail of the passengers for any clues as to what may have happened.
"We are looking very closely at the video footage taken at the KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), we are studying the behavioural pattern of all the passengers," he added.
6. Pilot suicide
One explanation for the sudden disappearance, according to some, could be pilot suicide. But so far no evidence has come to light to suggest either captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah or co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid had such intentions. John Brennan, head of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), told the Daily Mail, when asked if it was a possibility: "I think you cannot discount any theory." It came as Malaysian police said they were investigating whether any passengers or crew on the plane had personal or psychological problems that might shed light on the mystery. Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said at a news conference: "We are looking at all possibilities." Other theorists have claimed the pilot or crew could have hijacked the plane themselves.
But Hugh Dunleavy, the commercial director of Malaysia Airlines, said the captain in charge of the flight was a very seasoned pilot with an excellent record. "There have been absolutely no implications that we are aware of that there was anything untoward in either his behaviour or attitude," Dunleavy told Reuters in an interview. "We have no reason to believe that there was anything, any actions, internally by the crew that caused the disappearance of this aircraft."
7. Secretly landed and turned off communications
Theorists have suggested terrorists could have taken control of the plane and landed it safely in a secret location. It would certainly explain why distraught family members heard a dial tone when they tired to call their relatives. Malaysia's military announced on Tuesday it may have tracked the missing plane on radar over the Strait of Malacca - known for its history of pirate attacks. But, adding to the mystery, Malaysia's air force chief denied saying the radar had tracked the plane so far off course on Wednesday morning.
The Strait of Malacca is off the plane's course however, and it would mean it flew at least 500m (350 miles) after its last contact with air traffic control.
8. It's in an Asian Bermuda triangle
The idea there could be a second Bermuda Triangle seems a popular one on social media. Its sudden and unexplained disappearance from radar could have several explanations, whether it be a sudden explosion or mid-air disintegration, or even a mechanical failure.
But some theorists believe it simply means the plane has entered another Devil's Triangle. Boats and planes have been known to disappear in the patch of sea in the North Atlantic Ocean, known as the Bermuda Triangle, including Flight 19 in 1945, when five torpedo bombers mysteriously vanished. But could there really be another one?
One Twitter user wrote: "So...what is up with this Malaysian airplane thing? Is there an Asian version of the Bermuda Triangle?"
Another added: "Maybe there's such thing as Asian bermuda triangle. #Malaysia #MalaysiaAirlines."
9. Terrorists crashed it into the sea
So far no terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for the missing flight, but that hasn't stopped theorists claiming it's the only explanation. The two passengers who boarded the plane with stolen passports really triggered this possibility, with many believing they must be part of a huge cover up to sink the plane. Pilot David Learmount, who is operations and safety editor of Flight Global magazine, said: “Something happened and the pilots did not tell anyone. Why? It’s a good question. “It’s extraordinary the pilots failed to call because they had plenty of time to. Unless there was a bomb on board but there has been no evidence of that.”
Other groups, however, have claimed responsibility over the last few days, including an unknown Chinese group. An email was sent to various journalists in China, saying: “You kill one of our clan, we will kill 100 of you as payback.” But officials in Malaysia have said they believe the group's claim could be a hoax. The email did not explain what had happened to the plane.