Category Archives: Astronomy and Space (Non-UFO)

Is Hurricane Michael Proof of Global Warming?

Hurricane Michael was fierce, that’s for sure. It seemed to spring up out of nowhere. Normally, hurricanes form off the east coast of Africa and slowly but surely gain steam as they approach the North American mainland. Michael didn’t do that. This almost category 5 hurricane seemed to self-start out of the gulf and invade in a matter of hours, not days.

There are those out there that want to use this as ammunition that global warming is the real deal. They will say that storms like Hurricane Michael are going to now be commonplace. Late in the season too. It’s the new normal.

Flash back to Hurricane Ivan. Rita. Even Katrina. They said this was the new normal then too. Then, almost ten years went by without any such catastrophe.

It doesn’t make any difference whatsoever whether you believe in man-made climate change contributing to global warming. Take that and whatever your bias is and throw it out the window. The reality is that whether or not we are on the brink of extinction of the human race, it has nothing to do with Hurricane Michael.

We are now being told by scientists that within ten years, the Earth will be uninhabitable if we take no action. And yet, no one is sacrificing their children or making a run on the bank. Why does this super-dire prediction have such little effect on life as we know it?

Because almost everyone realizes it’s not the real deal. Hurricane Michael was fierce and strong and he cost a lot of money in damage and irreparable loss of life. But he is not proof that there are more to come after him. That waits to be seen.

Will the World End Today, September 23, 2017? Nibiru’s Last Laugh?

The Internet is abuzz with talk about today being the end of the world. We will show you some examples of where this all originated below. And we are posting this because, as you might have guessed, we would put the probability that today is the last day for all of us at, well, almost definitely zero.
The concept that a dark, mysterious planet X has been barreling toward the solar system at breakneck speed and in total defiance of all concepts of physics and gravity is not new. It even has a name. Nibiru is one of the most popular conspiracy theories out there. It’s so popular, in fact, that NASA and the government has actually addressed it on multiple occasions.
Is there a planet X? There is a consensus in the astronomy community that there probably does. Gravitational anomalies at Neptune, Uranus, and beyond strongly indicate that there is something else out there and it is pretty big for its effects to be felt over that great of a distance. It is also probably pretty dark and mysterious at that unimaginable distance from the Sun. But is it barreling into American airspace to destroy Texas today? Decidedly not.
Even if Nibiru was real and was doing what the theories suggest, if it were close enough for today to be the big day, we would have all noticed the superplanet hanging out in our sky for quite a while now. Of course, having said that, some people think they have seen just that, so who knows, right?
A Christian numerologist really added fuel to the fire by suggesting today was the big day according to the Holy Bible. But he also said that it might be next month or it may take seven years and today is just the beginning of that period. Even he from those amazing credentials is not completely sure.
So, relax. Don’t run on the banks. Don’t store anymore doomsday supplies than you already have. Don’t quit your day job. Today is going to pass, and everything is going to be just fine. That is, of course, if you thought that everything in the world was fine on yesterday.


Illuminati Symbolism, Freemasons, and the August 21 Solar Eclipse — A Myriad of Theories But What is Real?

The solar eclipse event on August 21 of 2017 has sprouted some very fascinating conspiracy theories. Eclipses have fascinated humans for centuries, and this ultra-rare occasion is one of those kinds of celestial events where you can kind of understand how people were confused or even frightened. After all, it’s not that often that the sun literally goes dark in the middle of the daytime. Despite all of our wonderful scientific achievements over these past hundreds of years, there is still plenty of superstition involved when an event like this closes in. In this article, we will discuss some of the theories floating around and let you see some of the wilder videos out there that claim to provide real evidence. And then, at the end, we will tell you what we think is really going on.
It doesn’t matter which major cult-like entity you bring up from the shadows of the conspiracy world, they are probably represented here. Illuminati? Check. Freemasons? Check. Massive government cover-up? It’s all here my friend. The videos below will show you a crap-ton of symbolism that people have found that all points that something pretty amazing is going to happen on August 21. And we’re not talking about amazing in the astronomical rarity sense.
Intertwined in all of that occult symbolism stuff is our typical religious superstition. There are many Christian websites saying that August 21 has some sort of significance in the Bible and that this is at best, a signal of the beginning of the end, and at the worst, the end itself. Others are saying that the Rapture will occur on this date to coincide with the eclipse.
If all that’s not enough, there’s the doomsday theories. One enterprising site is pointing out that the path of another eclipse that will happen in seven years (we all know about that number seven, right) will cross the path of this one, forming a giant “X” across the United States. Does this mean a major catastrophe is in store for the good old red, white, and blue? Or is August 21 itself the day that the world’s most dominant superpower will begin to not exist anymore? Throw in possible calamities and the coming of the mystical planet Nibiru, and you can see that the theories are literally all over the place. We even have a video that ties Disney into it all.
Last but not least, we have people suggesting that the eclipse will make brooms stand on their own, as is always suggested at the solstices as well.
What does it all mean? What do we at Common Sense Conspiracy think is going to happen on August 21, 2017? Well, everyone that visits here often should know that far be it from us to rain on a good conspiracy theory parade, but the reality is that there just isn’t anything to see here folks. Eclipses seem strange and fantastical to us humans riding on planet Earth, but the truth is it is just a very coincidental thing in the cosmos. Something that is inevitably going to happen, and it doesn’t really mean anything in particular. What is going to happen? An eclipse. If you are in the path, the sun will almost be completely blocked from sight. It will get dark in the middle of the day. It will be weird. Strange. But occult? No, probably not.
Basically, if there is a huge calamity that day or if the Rapture happens against all odds, the real coincidence is that it happened at the same time as the eclipse, and not because of it. That may not be as fun and it may not be nearly as successful click-bait on our site here, but that is our official opinion.
The biggest thing you have to fear on August 21, 2017 is that your glasses you bought on Amazon weren’t really good enough to withstand gazing at a solar eclipse. Be afraid. Be very afraid.



Anonymous Seems to Think That NASA Has Big News

A lot of news sources are tossing around a big announcement that the hacker group Anonymous made that seems to indicate that they have some knowledge that NASA is preparing to reveal to the world the existence of aliens. As is their pattern, they offer up little evidence as to how they came across this information, but only speculation. We do that here all the time, but we don’t present things as fact, or make the audience think that we have some kind of inside track that doesn’t really exist. In any case, we have said that the government might be preparing for something like this for the last several years. It seems that each time NASA unveils a big announcement, it has something to do with the search for life out there, and major discoveries in exoplanets as well as increased interest in some moons right here in our own solar system have only stoked the fire.
Anonymous makes it sound like NASA is about to tell us that aliens exist, UFOs are everywhere, and we might want to prepare for some sort of Independence Day Hollywood catastrophe. The truth is, if NASA did make such an announcement, it most likely wouldn’t be anything like that. It only takes discovering one carbon footprint or one single-celled organism out there for NASA to claim a universe-shaking discovery. They would never tell us if they found little green men, but it is conceivable that they might consider telling us that they found less exciting life forms out there. From a conspiracy perspective, one reason the government might want to go ahead with revealing this information has to do with the religious implications. Many scientists consider discovering life outside of planet Earth to be irrefutable evidence that there is no God and science has it right. There are plenty in the shadow government and New World Order types that would love to see this set off religious debate. Of course, most religions are at least somewhat prepared for this, saying things like God certainly could have handled more than just the Earth. There would also be plenty in conspiracy circles that would question the authenticity of such claims. How can we be sure that we haven’t transported life from Earth to another location (if it was found somewhere where we had already sent something that may have compromised the area)? Also, do we trust them in the first place? We have plenty of people that write in all of the time still questioning the moon landing and whether it is a hoax. So, while NASA and the mainstream media may represent this as irrefutable evidence, that doesn’t mean it won’t be questioned and debated. In any case, it would be interesting for sure. We will continue to monitor this and weigh in if such an announcement should actually occur.

New Program May Mean That NASA Openly Needs Help Finding Planet Nibiru

Well, it depends on who you ask exactly what it means. It has never been disputed by conspiracy theorists or NASA that there is a ninth planet (Pluto, if you remember, was demoted leaving us with only eight planets once again). They just disagree on what it is called, where it might be found, and what it means for Earth and the solar system. Now, NASA is openly calling for everyday average civilians to assist it with going through thousands upon thousands of space images in the search for the mysterious ninth planet.

The program, called “Backyard Worlds: Planet 9”, is pretty simple. Despite tons of cash and manpower, the amount of images that NASA has to sift through in the search for the ninth planet is so great that they still can’t do it. They need help, and they need lots of it. So they are basically outsourcing it to the common man. Of course, they aren’t offering pay for this service, only the novelty of being part of the project and that really, really small chance that you discover the ninth planet from your bedroom. It doesn’t require any real scientific knowledge or experience. Volunteers simply review the images and mark anything that they deem to be out of the ordinary so that real astronomers from NASA can narrow down what they need to look at. It goes without saying that there will be a wide margin of error here, but when you’re dealing with things in astronomical terms, anything to narrow it down at all is better than nothing.

For conspiracy theorists, this is viewed as NASA coming clean. See, the legend of Planet Nibiru has been around for quite a while. As the story goes, Nibiru is the ninth planet, but it isn’t orbiting the sun from a freakishly long distance beyond even Pluto. It’s actually barreling straight for the Earth and has been for a very long time. When it collides with the Earth (inevitably, according to the theory), it will be the sort of cataclysm that ended the dinosaurs, only this time it will be humanity. NASA has long denied that this is a thing, and they still do. They have even recognized the theory with informational videos explaining just why it wouldn’t make any sense whatsoever to believe that a huge planet is hurtling toward the Earth at breakneck speeds because, for one thing, of the gravitational consequences of that. Basically, if Nibiru was where conspiracy theorists say it is, then everything as we know it would be different. Of course, conspiracy theorists debate that with their own facts and figures and gravitational calculations. In any case, many are taking this as NASA coming clean about Nibiru, although it doesn’t really seem that way from where we are standing. Some are insinuating that Nibiru is getting dangerously close, so NASA is reaching out for help before it’s too late. Others say that NASA wants a civilian to discover Nibiru so that they can cover up the covering up all these years. A backyard hero would make many believe that they really just didn’t know about it all this time. These are only a couple of conspiracy theories about NASA’s surprising announcement.

For what it’s worth, this is not the only instance of NASA and other organizations reaching out for the public’s help. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence program (SETI) has used the processing power of civilian computers for many years now. When you are not using your computer, you can arrange to have SETI use it to scan for radio signals and other such data in the cosmos. To date, nothing has come from either program. What do you think? Is NASA asking for help because they really can’t find Nibiru? Is the ninth planet just another thing to teach the kids in their textbooks, or is a major space catastrophe just around the corner? We want to hear your opinions in the comments below.

2016 WF9, the Doomsday Asteroid, is Coming in February 2017 to Destroy the World — Worried?

It’s a story that is repeated yearly.  Remember comet Elinen and what a big story that was in the conspiracy world.  There’s a new one every time you turn around, and 2016 WF9 is the first one of 2017.  According to conspiracy theorists, this asteroid, which is supposedly a chunk of Nibiru, the mysterious planet that some say is encroaching on the solar system, will smash into the Earth, causing a doomsday scenario with mega tsunamis quite possibly leaving no one left standing.  Predictably, NASA says it’s no big deal and no one should be worried.  Below are some videos from people out there pushing that this is it.  Should we even bother filing our taxes this year with the end just around the corner?  Let us know what you think.  Are you worried about 2016 WF9?

Mysterious Blue Spheres Caught in NASA Images of Sun

Conspiracy theorists are going nuts after some public images from NASA satellites showed some mysterious blue spheres in the area of the sun. There is all sorts of speculation going on as we speak, including everything from UFO’s to apocalyptic predictions. NASA is saying that this is all a silly coincidence. According to scientists there, it is quite common for cameras on their satellites to become “overloaded” causing images to be corrupted. When that happens, something like the blue spheres can show up on an image, causing a whole lot of speculation over nothing. Of course, many in conspiracy circles aren’t having none of that hokey explanation.

What do you think of the blue spheres? Do you buy NASA’s explanation, or are they covering up for something?