Strange Sounds Move Over — Pyramid Beams are the Newest End-of-the-World Hoax

These images from a Mayan pyramid are one of the most prolific ones out there.

As our loyal readers know, Common Sense Conspiracy filters through hundreds, if not thousands, of conspiracy-related stories weekly to filter through the crazy stuff and bring our readers information that they need to know, albeit with a little colorful entertainment thrown in from time to time.  Many of you have been following the strange sounds around the world that has taken the Internet by storm.  Well, get ready for the next epidemic.  Pyramid beams are the latest and greatest fabrications of the conspiracy fear-mongers out there that give the rest of us a bad name.

Pyramid beams are the term attached to an epidemic of people witnessing beams of light rising from pyramids literally all over the world.  These beams of light expand into the sky, sometimes in storm clouds, sometimes on clear blue days, and the speculation is running rampant, as you might imagine.  The websites out there promoting these images and theories are the usual suspects:  our good friends at Pak Alert Press and Above Top Secret.  The bottom line is that stories are spreading all over the world of ancient pyramids springing to life and sending beams of light into the sky, which is being touted as the pyramids awakening after centuries of being dormant, fulfilling their original purpose.  What is that purpose?  Well, that is a matter of great debate.  As you can imagine, the theories generally revolve around the light beams contacting or signalling aliens waiting to do something, who knows what.

As this insanity spreads, more and more reports of the same phenomenon will appear.  Remember the apocalyptic trumpets heard the world round?  A lot of the videos turned out to be rip-offs of the original.  It’s catching on, and every would-be Internet personality out there is dying for a chance to get that viral video or article.  The stories get more and more outlandish.  Some feature just a simple beam of light reaching for the sky.  Others involve “vortex blasts,” which conspiracy sites list as if this is something that has ever even been identified.  The reports are streaming in from all over the world, pretty much anywhere ancient pyramids happen to be.  Noticeably absent is the most famous pyramids of all in Egypt.  So, if you’re an enterprising young fear-mongerer, you best be hopping the next plane to Egypt so you can get some Photoshopped video of the Great Pyramids with light beams over them.  You could be the first.  Just watch out for the political unrest and protests of the military rule.  Other than that, it is perfectly safe.

A lot of the "proof" you see is actually artists' interpretations, like this one from Bosnia that supposedly happened in 2009 or 2010. That's right, they don't even know which year.

Common Sense Conspiracy cautions our readers to take these reports with a serious grain of salt.  We all know that these photos and videos can easily be doctored, and many articles you see will tell you of how many tourists witnessed the event and so on and so forth.  The reality is that if you do some legwork, you will find that, other than the video or photo itself, there is no one out there claiming to have witnessed any of these event except the perpetrators of the myth.

Use common sense.  Is it an interesting topic?  Absolutely.  Is there a reason to believe it is true?

That’s up to each and every one of you.