They say it’s always best to trust your gut. But what if it tells you there’s something off with a particular person, place, situation, you name it? Today, we are diving into some hard-to-believe scenarios shared by people with very strong suspicions. The only catch is that they have zero proof of the conspiracies.

What do you strongly suspect but have no proof of?” asked u/757jsmith on the r/AskReddit subreddit and the answers started rolling in.

Let’s scroll through the most interesting ones below, and who knows… sometimes life is stranger than fiction!

#1

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Religion was created to control the masses.

madtrippinfool , cottonbro Report

Linus Nilsson
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe todays religion, but from the beginning it was simply a way to explain things we didn't understand.

Steph Harrison
Community Member
2 months ago

Even early on it was used for power. The crusades were touted as a religious war, but the true motive was wealth, templars eventually became so wealthy even kings went to them for loans.

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Mike Dale
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Historian here. The vast majority of the early Christian church for the first 400 years taught universal salvation. the message of those Christians was you are ALREADY forgiven and reconciled and included in Jesus's death and resurrection. Just believe this truth and it will set you free. Heaven and Hell were thought of as the same experience. You were either going to love God's presence or be purified in it. But in the end all will know him. Hell was restorative for man's benefit. About 150 years after Constantine mandated Christianity as the OFFICIAL religion of Rome Emperor Justinian in 544 AD outlawed the preaching of free and universal salvation and made it illegal. He forced the church to preach a pagan version of Hell TO CONTROL the masses. This was a perversion of true Christianity and was done 100% by him to control his people and was accepted by the western church since they were now in bed with Roman politics.

Misstaken138
Community Member
2 months ago

Just wanted to thank you for your comment. That was actually really interesting to read.

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Atero
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmm... does this one needs a proof? I thought it's a common knowledge. Religion (differently from just believes) was indeed partially serves as a control mechanism.

grotesqueer
Community Member
2 months ago

We'd need to learn and understand the development of religions before we can determine if power was their original purpose. In which case, the first question is how do you draw a line between a religion and a belief? Historically that is. As in at which point does/did beliefs become a religion?

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago

"Religion…is the opiate of the masses." - Karl Marx

Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago

So is Marxism.

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Paul Flipse
Community Member
2 months ago

Religion keeps the poor from killing the rich.

Scott Moore
Community Member
2 months ago

What a shame.

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Courtney
Community Member
2 months ago

Yea that’s why all the disciples died horrible deaths to spread the gospel. So much control.

Calyfan Yelood
Community Member
2 months ago

Buddhism was created by Siddartha (is that how he's spelt) trying to understand suffering

KLo
Community Member
2 months ago

Siddhartha, the son of the brahman. The most memorable book I read in high school, circa 1988.

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Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
2 months ago

Religion as a whole? Probably not. Abrahamic religions? 100% and there's historical proof; eg. King James rewriting the Bible specifically to push his own control.

Steve Etchie
Community Member
2 months ago

It still didn't start there though.

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Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Well, I believe religions were created as a result of a guidance to some sort of moral codex, and in that sense, yes - for better or worse - in a way, that's to control the masses indeed. However, from this point of view, I don't see much difference with nowadays' rules made by the, say, Chinese government, for example, or the traditional Japanese bushido. Anyway, moral codexes are needed for a stable society, however, they'd also need frequent upgrades, according to the constant change of human needs and living standards, alongside climate change.

Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

morality has nothing to do with religion. atheists are not bad people. laws exist to guide people. religions exist only for power control and money. just do some research on Institute for the Works of Religion for example (the official bank of the Vatican) and let me know what you think about it.

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Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
2 months ago

I have always said religion was for weak minded people.

DC
Community Member
2 months ago

... well, we can argue a lot about if this was the intent when the first religion was founded - but it was done so extensively, that it became the main purpose of organized religion anyway. Second most important motivation: Money. Number three: unjustified influence on people who don't believe, too ... it's one thing that facts, either one acknowledges them or not, agrees with the implications or not, do have an impact, fully justified, on everyone ... but belief should be held private - I don't see why I or anyone should suffer because some old fairy tale makes people think certain things are wrong or right ... like, exceptions from laws that are meant to protect animals - does it get any lower, selfisher, stupider than this? Is there any kind of extremism that is even close to this kind of entitlement? Religion is worth being overcome. It's about time!

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

Nah, that's cable TV news.

Ola Pe
Community Member
2 months ago

I believe every religion grows from humans’ need to conquer the fear of death

Virgil Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

Or at least by priests who figured out they could get the best Spoils of the hunt without putting in effort if they could convince others a god wanted them in exchange for divine favours.

Rissie
Community Member
2 months ago

Not to control, to organize the masses. To give a common purpose. We still need that. The safety of what we believe to understand to get us overcome those differences and see the same in all of us.

Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

education, common sense, morality, laws and so on work just as well !! we don't need religions to be decent people

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Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 month ago

Originally it was to organize and to protest, philosophize, imagine meaning and explain in a chaotic unjust world. The fact that humans would pervert that just goes with the territory of going against establish pre-conceived notion.

simpsonsfan888
Community Member
1 month ago

this is easily the most intelligent comments section i have ever seen

Ashley Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

I would agree with that.

Subrata Pradhan
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, absolutely, if not exactly control but surely to implement a system.

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
2 months ago

well, duh

Mandy Delaforce (PC Girl)
Community Member
2 months ago

This is pretty much a proven thing - it's just kept on the low down.

Jane W.
Community Member
2 months ago

It was invented shortly after the invention of alcohol. You can put two and two together on that one.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
2 months ago

Of course, and Priests can't marry because they don't want any pensions going to widows.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 months ago

organized religion

EJN
Community Member
2 months ago

It was created first to explain what no one understood. Then, it migrated into the field of control.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
2 months ago

Rome brought Christianity to the wider world, forcing the removal of the Older Deities.

Su Boddie
Community Member
2 months ago

It worked out that way since only the "clergy" could read. Everyone else lived by what they were told, without being able to learn the truths for themselves.

Earle Doudera
Community Member
2 months ago

bold statement and no proof, but i bet its going to get tons of likes anyway

Jack Ericson
Community Member
2 months ago

That's just not true...

Isis N.
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes.

Robert Rohrs
Community Member
2 months ago

As if self control was a bad thing.

Dave Kool
Community Member
2 months ago

In other news, Water: wet.

Nancy Tate-Leach
Community Member
2 months ago

Amen

panDAheART
Community Member
2 months ago

Duh

Eb
Community Member
2 months ago

People began to create spiritual beliefs and rituals when they lived in small family groups, so long before there were 'masses'.

David Gripon
Community Member
2 months ago

The Bible is about live, not control.

Amanda Trent
Community Member
2 months ago

Former Christian, turned agnostic here...It's kinda funny, it's Sunday morning right now and in the USA they have preachers on TV at this time. I was watching something else before it came on and this preacher just so happened to start out his "service" by saying how atheists have attacked the church so many times etc., As if he was speaking directly to me XD (I've actually watched a lot of these Sunday morning specials and never actually heard a preacher talking about attacking atheists) Anyways he goes on to ask if they believe in the creation, who is the creator? And described things such as the creation of the universe so precisely that out of millions of galaxies only earth is hospitable and how total eclipses are not a coincidence and explained the *actual* science behind it... First of all the "creator" might just actually be an act of physics. Not a creator per say. And the coincidence of the distance between the earth and the moon etc., might be just that, a coincidence. And one of the things that bothers me most about universal creation, they don't want to accept the big bang theory, but what do you think might have happened at *the creator's* moment of universal inception? A big bang perhaps? Maybe when he snapped his fingers to make it so?

Kona Pake
Community Member
2 months ago

More people have died in wars of religion than all others over the millennias.

Stine Bergum
Community Member
2 months ago

I think today's monotectic religions were designed by men (those with dangly parts) to make sure they had divine right to own (not love) their children, and to keep women as breedingstock and houseslaves. Evil as f**k!

Ma Mp
Community Member
2 months ago

"Caníbales y reyes", de Marvin Harris es un libro imprescindible para entenderlo y confirmar sus sospechas.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Constantine. Not John.

Kat Hoth
Community Member
2 months ago

I believe you are thinking of the Karl Marx quote "Religion is an opiate to the people."

Stephanie IV
Community Member
2 months ago

For people who have no faith using religion to control and exploit the masses is a no brainer. There’s another side to religion, though, and to faith.

jpaul
Community Member
2 months ago

fact, condemning a religion on a global scale is a religion. atheists condemning religions on a global scale is religion. the 379 ups here make me think lot of people quite don't understand what a religion actually is. most of people critizing religions don't know what the Bible is about, and don't know what being a jew is about neither. the Bible is a story, nothing else

Amy Pattie
Community Member
2 months ago

Half agree. Belief in a mysterious power outside of our understanding is to be human, but humans use this to control others.

Jean Shultz
Community Member
2 months ago

And it still does with a lot of hypocrites within.

Coryn Hope
Community Member
2 months ago

Pretty MUCH proven? If you are willing to look beyond the "way to explain things they didnt understand" argument and pay attention to pre-Christian times you will see - they did just fine without "modern" religion. Their gods promoted love for EVERYONE unless they cause direct harm (not because they look different or believe in different things) and most importantly, their clerics didnt hide facts just to keep control them.

Linda McGuigan
Community Member
2 months ago

It serves us well this myth of Christ said a 4 century pope to the King of France I don't know if the centuries are correct but it has been documented if any of you Pandas know could you let me know. )0(

XSpooky_Mint
Community Member
2 months ago

I wouldn't exactly be shocked

MorgothBauglir
Community Member
2 months ago

You've read Marx, haven't you?

v
Community Member
2 months ago

Religion doesn't exist solely to control the masses. Religion exists to make money while controlling the masses. Look at christian old testament compared to new testament. They are effectively the same in their respective sense that each has rules in place for no reason other than to control people. The difference is that the old testament demanded actual, physical, payment in order to receive absolution and the new testament offers absolution for nothing other than belief. The new testament, however, does have tithes. Never once has the christian religion existed without having demanded payment for services not rendered.

jpaul
Community Member
2 months ago

the number of fake sources down here is simply astonishing. while i'm totally open to debate, i'm wondering if there's a point to discuss with debaters that are so misinformed. just grab a good Bible version like the Chouraqui Bible, and read it. and you'll see how far you are from the truth

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It’s just common sense
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel like Hinduism is an exception to this, you have a lot of freedom as a Hindu.

jpaul
Community Member
2 months ago

so are other religions. the thing is people criticize while they don't even know what they're talking about. just a dump of fake sources for the most

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Vanta Black
Community Member
2 months ago

Corrupted, not created.

Rand0m_Cat
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

And now it's used to manipulate and make money off of the masses too.

jpaul
Community Member
2 months ago

i recall (for those who missed it) that the gospel prosperity theory had been condemned by main evangelical streams, and is compared to idolatry. it's funny to see how many fake sources are quoted by religions bashers

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msminnie
Community Member
2 months ago

Power. Money.

Zwiebel Suppe
Community Member
2 months ago

The concept of religion is older than the mere possibility of masses. There were just not that many humans and they did not live that densely together in one place.

Patti Vance
Community Member
2 months ago

religion has been called the opium of the masses and that is a good analogy. what better way to control and direct a person's behavior than to literally scare the hell out of them with the threat of eternal damnation when, in fact, no one.....NO ONE...knows what happens when we shake off this mortal coil. it is all supposition to different degrees.

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 months ago

There is no question about this.

BasedWang
Community Member
2 months ago

How is this not just fact.

Taylor Davis
Community Member
2 months ago

Or exploit them for fun and profit.

Redling
Community Member
2 months ago

not all of em, but abrahamic religions were used by conquerors to sway others i believe

LivingTheDream
Community Member
2 months ago

So is the current political narrative

Devil's Advocate
Community Member
2 months ago

This is a known fact

Kisses4Katie
Community Member
2 months ago

Definitely from the 3rd century. Pagan religions were a connection to nature and community

RCK
Community Member
2 months ago

Millions find solace, sobriety, comfort, purpose, and meaning in spiritual beliefs and religious teachings. Many do so with skepticism and open minds, and without the same easy judgment non-religious people inflict on believers.

Atero
Community Member
2 months ago

That's why religion is often called "food for weak minds". Answers to existential questions given on spot, reasoning provided with certainty and in return you are only expected to show "faith". I don't blame people who fall in this trap (we all had moments of despair), but I'd love if preaching would be deem illegal and heavily punishable.

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Chris Freeman
Community Member
2 months ago

To me, all religions are condensed human knowledge on how to live. As such, they are geographically dependent. Rulers later twist and subvert the message to justify their existence and power. Its not the religion's fault, it has been changed to justify those in power.

Kaliesin
Community Member
2 months ago

Of course

JP
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, h#!!, we've know that for centuries. That is it's sole reason for being...controll...oh, and money, can't forget the money.

Viviane
Community Member
2 months ago

Religious goods (buildings, land, precious metals, money) have been appropriated for financial gain.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, I think organized religion is clearly about that. The proof is in the way religion is exercised across the planet.

Cee Mor
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes it was

QueenMiri
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Religion is a cult. It has nothing to do with personal belief. If a "religious" group wants money from you it's a cult.

Steve Etchie
Community Member
2 months ago

Wrong. Churches pass around a collection plate and you don't have to put anything in it. It's not a cult. If you want to advance in Scientology on the other hand, they charge you thousands of dollars for the class time and learning materials, and you're told you can't go any farther or learn any more if you don't purchase more books and classes. THAT is a cult. Know the difference.

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Viviane
Community Member
2 months ago

I once referred to an Anishinaabe man's belief in the Creator as a "religion". He said, "It has nothing to do with religion - it's spirituality." I don't blame him for rejecting the term - he's had some bad experiences with organized religion. It did get me thinking that religion may perhaps be divided into spirituality (which is personal) and dogma (set rules to follow).

Viviane
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I had a conversation with a fellow atheist and we agreed that if we were in a falling airplane, she and I would be praying. If my father was with us, he'd be the one screaming all the way down: "Stop praying, you idiots, it won't do any good!" He is a dogmatic atheist, so thank goodness he feels too old to travel far! (As for the pilot, see: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2009/02/08/capt-sullenberger-didnt-pray-when-the-plane-was-going-into-the-hudson/)

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p a i n
Community Member
2 months ago

Talking to my Daughter about the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis talks about religion. The book says that agricultural surplus is why religion exists. Some people got more of the harvest, and they invented divine right to justify why they could have more.

Nicess
Community Member
2 months ago

People will always need something to believe in, since we don't actually know why we are here and what happens after we've been here. That where religion comes in. If not the traditional religion, then people affiliated themselves to particular groups, like the flatearthers and such. The truth is, nobody knows s**t about life.

miss miss
Community Member
2 months ago

You people are al haters

Ian Reynolds
Community Member
2 months ago

This is obvious, if we sin we go to hell, if we are good we go to heaven, or similar in most religions. It's obvious that it was created to control and manipulate people.

jpaul
Community Member
2 months ago

i suggest you to open the Bible at least once. because it's because of shortcuts like yours that the shoa existed. pretty funny to see how people criticize religions nowadays, while they don't know what they're talking about

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Christiana Kitty
Community Member
2 months ago

Say it louder for the people in the back

Nilo Baranda
Community Member
2 months ago

Religion allows people to practice morality voluntarily. Without religion, it's the government that will impose on people's morality.

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#2

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Our ancient (human) history is far more vast and impressive than we can even begin to imagine.

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Akalvin
Community Member
2 months ago

True. True. True.

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#3

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Suspect my Physically and mentally abusive ex husband was planning on offing me during our separation/divorce. He got a $75,000 life insurance policy on me during our separation. Found out 2 years after our divorce when he had overpaid the policy and the insurance sent me a refund check. Mistake on their part.

During our separation, he had invited me to join his “family” vacation at Grand Canyon, I said no. He invited me to the mountains that same summer to try to be a family again, I said no. Then he invited me to Mexico for “reconciliation, again no. ( I said no because the gut feelings I had and my mom told me not to) She had 3 dreams in a row that my soon to be ex husband would tell her I was dead.

I have no proof, just the insurance policy and my mom’s dreams. 2 years after divorce, he canceled policy. I didn’t know you could get insurance on someone without them knowing

salemonadetea , cottonbro Report

Calyfan Yelood
Community Member
2 months ago

glad you're alive :-)

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#4

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Woman's clothes have either no pockets or crumby pockets to promote handbag sales.

wags83 , Mikaela Shannon Report

Bobert Robertson
Community Member
2 months ago

I've heard this one so many times, but I've always wondered then why there aren't more companies that make both pants and hand bags.

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#5

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove The Kardashians usually wear solid colored clothing because it’s easier for them to photoshop

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KJ
Community Member
2 months ago

That actually makes sense.

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#6

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove That the universe is teeming with life. Earth just can't be that special.

refreshing_username , Yuting Gao Report

Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
2 months ago

Ooor, there have been lots of planets like the earth before, maybe with higher developed civilisations like us, but their galaxy exploded in a supernova billions of years ago like it will happen to our galaxy. Maybe some of the black holes only exist because some alien experiment went horribly wrong. The universe is so big and so old and so crazy-for me, everything is possible..

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#7

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove That the developed world would function just fine if people were paid the same salaries, but worked only 3 days a week instead of 5. I strongly suspect the elite and governments want us working as much as possible so we don't have enough free time to cause unrest and improve society in a way that would negatively affect them. After all, since machines and factories have automated most forms of manufacturing, so why are we working as many (or more) hours as people from 150 years ago?

aartadventure , Damir Kopezhanov Report

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
2 months ago

For those saying it's unrealistic, this sort of mass shift; please let me draw your attention to history. There were people who were certain the economy couldn't stand paying former slaves, allowing women into the work force, cutting back from 80 hour work weeks to 40 hour work weeks, not allowing children to work, and I'm sure there's more. The proposed idea would be a major shift but it's not unrealistic or outright impossible. I'd love to hear some economists debate the feasibility.

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#8

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove All those “questionnaires” and “create your X name” things on Facebook are created by people hoping to data mine secret question answers to steal your identity or bank info.

Your stripper name is the first car you owned + The street you grew up on.

Yo dummy, those are the secret questions to your bank account!

missllil , Solen Feyissa Report

Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

You don't say.

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#9

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Cats can understand our words, but do not care. They are waiting for a moment to speak, but since we are so far beneath them it hasn't happened yet.

JeremyMo88 , Cats Coming Report

AnnaBanana
Community Member
2 months ago

I can believe this...

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#10

There’s no sales on Black Friday. It’s just hyped up and people don’t do the research. Something could have been on “sale” earlier in the year for the same price, but people flock to the stores on Black Friday and buy it immediately because in their mind... it’s the cheapest it has ever been.

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

This is true. A study confirmed it. But people are so dumb that they fall for it every single year. Fighting each other in the aisles. Sometimes it's embarrassing to be a human.

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#11

That the "unsubscribe" method in spam emails, calls or texts are really just a way of confirming the number is attached to a real person.

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Akalvin
Community Member
2 months ago

that is a well known feature

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#12

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove That a lot of businesses in my hometown are just money laundering operations. 25 nail salons in a town of 70,000? 3000 square foot DVD rental shop in the best block of downtown where commercial rents are very high? Dozens of $10 barber shops sitting empty all day but remaining open? Red flags all around.

anonymousjohnson , Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors Report

Aski Markup
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes! I always think this, like how can they make a profit, and afford to pay all of their overheads?

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#13

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove That my oldest brother is actually my bio father.

It just makes no sense to me otherwise. I have a butt chin and no one else in my family does. This older brother was(is?) an alcoholic, drug addict, and just a big mess all around. He brought different women to my parent's house every day and we would hear them f**k. It makes no sense to me that he came out of that with zero children. Makes less sense since he's ~20 years older than me, which means my parents would have had me at a dangerously (for my mom) old age. I know it's not impossible, but it just makes a lot more sense this way. Plus my parents always covered up for his wrongdoings so it honestly wouldn't surprise me.

I once asked my mom and she got visibility upset. Didn't even ask her outright, I just said I had a dream that they told me my brother was really my father. She got super mad and refused to even discuss or acknowledge my dream. Weird as hell.

I would still consider my mom, my mom. Wouldn't consider my brother my dad if he were because he's an ass. It's just something I think is highly probable.

alienblooded , Anthony Shkraba Report

Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh wow, what a horrible situation all round

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#14

Every episode of every reality show is either tightly scripted, or at least framed and re-shot so the producers can get the right amount of drama on the screen.

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

Literally says before or after most of those shows: “Some scenes have been created for entertainment purposes only”.

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#15

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove In my city something bad is about to happen.

I see a lot of mansions on sale, and houses with good location too. I think rich people know something that the rest of the people don't.

Pretty paranoid, sorry.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Not that paranoid. It's called "insider knowledge" and rich people hold often the position where they are informed about plans that could affect their properties. So it could be that soon you'll find that some very polluting industry is building a new plant right across the street because it suddenly has been designated as "industrial area".

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#16

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Queen Elizabeth will probably live up to 120 years and longer. She is one of the best fed and most cared person on Earth.

If we invented something for immortality, she likely took it already.

umotex12 , WikiImages Report

Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

Also, if you look at her brooch it doubles as an alien face.

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#17

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove That only about 20% of people actually do any work. The rest just get by looking busy.

Limp_Distribution , Marcus Aurelius Report

Brendan
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2 months ago

Yeah, busy reading Bored Panda lol.

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#18

I believe that many animal rescues self-perpetuate their own problem. Some rescues have VERY picky requirements - like salary minimums, yard size minimums, prior experience, age minimums, required seminars, required volunteer work, etc. Meanwhile you can just go to a breeder or a store, and be able to get a pet that day.

I understand wanting to make sure the animals go to a home equipped to care for the animal, but if it's so hard to get a rescuee pet that it drives people to stores, then those shelters will only ever become more crowded. A parrot rescue near me requires 6 months of volunteering for 3 hours every week before you can adopt... and there's a store nearby that just breeds and sells parrots. Which one would most people pick?

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Ember
Community Member
2 months ago

I couldn’t agree more with this! Plenty of people would love to adopt a cat or dog but live in a flat/apartment and are discounted immediately. I’ve never understood why having access to a garden is deemed more important than a loving home with people who care. Here in the UK many people would love to take on a rescue pet but are stumped at this first hurdle. It would be ok for me to have a baby in that environment but not a dog/cat?!? How does that make sense to anyone?

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#19

I believe my grand mother was a serial killer. She was married 7 times; each ending in a sudden death. She died in the 1980’s but everything is still suspicious and no one seems to know anything. I did find an article about her when she came to the US where her first husband died defending her after her ex-boyfriend climbed in her window in New York City. I also found evidence of her having been in prison before coming to the US.

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Mina
Community Member
2 months ago

Yikes!

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#20

That a relative is a CIA agent. She was in the Peace Corps, Vietnam era. Ever since she's been a "world traveler," somehow able to drop her work and "go hiking the Spanish version of the Appalachian Trail" or otherwise go to exotic locales. Sometimes she came back with injuries, "I fell as we were climbing some rocks." Her son is in the agency as an employee, not a spy, and he's married to a CIA translator.

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Pearl
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmm...very suspishy.... (Suspicious and fishy)

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#21

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Prince Charles will never sit on the throne. I believe he made a deal with Queen Elizabeth that in exchange for being allowed to marry Camilla he gave up his right to sit on the throne. Prince William will sit on the throne when Queen Elizabeth dies.

CrabFarts , Dan Marsh Report

Alex K
Community Member
2 months ago

too bad he had the ideal ears to hold up a crown

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#22

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove That Bath and Body Works has like, 13 unique scents. Every couple of months they just rotate the scents in and call them something else.

Arcticshade , m01229 Report

Ashe
Community Member
2 months ago

Cool theory..

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#23

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Starbucks baristas intentionally spell your name wrong so you take a picture of it and post it on social media to give the company free advertising.

antialias_blaster , Coastal Elite Report

Monica Martinez Castañeda
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm pretty sure that's a fact. I've read it so many times. It's free advertising for them

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#24

My dog sees supernatural events at our house.

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago

And cats.

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#25

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Historians +200 years from now will be able to look at all of all of the private messages and data of people who have been long dead.

Similar to how we can read private letters of people from 1700’s.

mikenasty , Karolina Grabowska Report

Giovanni
Community Member
2 months ago

Historians +200 will have an hard time getting useful informations, they'll have to dig through terabytes of shitposts and memes

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#26

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Some zoos have empty exhibits and just claim the animal is in there, you just never see them.

sakura_wayne , BrokenSphere Report

Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago

Standard practice when it comes to the Chameleons.

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#27

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove I think my great great uncle was gay, but lived in a time where he had to hide that part of himself. He never had a wife or kids. He traveled a lot and was very into art. I asked my grandma a while back if she thought he was gay and she said he just wasn't interested in having girlfriends.

thirty-seven37 , Mykyta Martynenko Report

Alex K
Community Member
2 months ago

because he was interested in having boyfriends, wink wink nudge nudge say no more say no more

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#28

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove That my five month old knows exactly when I’m about to fall asleep and starts crying just to screw with me.

ZyuMammoth , Laura Garcia Report

Chris
Community Member
2 months ago

Same as when dinner is cooked they wake up.

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#29

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove I believe that apple never actually intended for anyone to buy their $999 monitor stand. It was just an excuse so they could invalidate all warranty claims for the Pro monitor.

"We can't approve your claim due to the use of improper 3rd party equipment".

Joeysaurrr , The Default Project Report

Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

Apple products are horrendously overpriced, but usually don't provide any extra functionality over non-Apple products (and sometimes they're actually less functional).

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#30

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove That your phone and laptop mics are hot and sending data to certain groups.

JimmyL2014 , Karolina Grabowska Report

Eppe
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd say this is more than a sneaking suspicion...

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#31

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove That my English teacher didn't read essays, and based grades on how we were in class.

MaterialImportance , Anna Shvets Report

Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

One of my professors used the so-called "stair system". He would pick up all the papers, stand at the top of a staircase, then toss them forward into the air. The step that a paper lands on determines the grade :D

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#32

35 People Share Things They Are Really Suspicious Of But Can't Actually Prove Mattress stores are a money laundering scheme. No one buys that many mattresses.

One_dank_orange , pxhere Report

AnnaBanana
Community Member
2 months ago

That is one UGLY bedroom suite!

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#33

That every single person who has submitted their DNA to their ancestor sites has officially damned themselves. That’s like giving away all the passwords to your devices. Our DNA is our coding, it is what builds us. If someone for some reason wanted that information for any reason that would likely ignore the integrity of bioethics, they could get to it. Rich person will die within 2 days without a kidney transplant? They could easily pay someone to check the database to find an individual who could potentially be the closest match. That person would have also submitted where they live. It would be pretty convenient for that person to randomly get terribly injured and be taken to the hospital where the rich person happens to be at. I know it sounds crazy, and there are 100 less crazy things people can do with out data. But with body autonomy rights starting to be taken away by some states, it’s essentially the government saying they own the rights to your body, it’s just not that obvious...for now. Y’all wait. Y’all mark my words.

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Mystery Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

Yep! I will never willingly give away my DNA and I think it's utterly crazy that anyone does. Those ancestry sites make it all look so fun and interesting but there is something sinister about them. I just know it! In the same vain, I'd never have one of those Alexa (or similar) spybots in my house.

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#34

That companies (such as smartphones companies) are holding back their best technologies waiting their competitors to release something new so they release something a bit better but not the best they can do

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Giovanni
Community Member
2 months ago

Market saturation is no joke

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#35

That Earth has been visited by one or more advanced civilizations, and may even be watching us stealthily.

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Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Maybe the whole Christianity thing is records of aliens walking on our planet. Think about it. The kingdom in the skies, Jesus' miracles and his superior knowledge, his resurrection -> ascending to the sky -> not reappearing for ages.... It sounds like this ruler of a kingdom called Heaven sent his son to go explore planet Earth, he had bad experiences with our rather barbarian ancestors, went back home and doesn't want to come back.

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