These celebrities were just trying to live their lives like normal people (with a whole lot of money) when the Internet decided to take everything way too far…as it normally does. Reddit is chock full of celebrity conspiracies alleging everything Taylor Swift being a clone of a Satanist to Nicolas Cage and Keanu Reeves being time-traveling vampires. Here are just a few of the craziest.
Taylor Swift Is A Clone Of A Satanic Church Leader
Taylor Swift is arguably the most famous pop star on the planet—but maybe it’s because she sold her soul to the devil for fame? This insane celebrity conspiracy theory making waves around Reddit and Buzzfeed alleges that the wholesome country girl was cloned from the DNA of Zeena LaVey Schreck, the daughter of Anton LeVay, founder of the Church of Satan. Not only is Zeena the daughter of the head of Satan’s Earth Squad (a bit different than Tay Tay’s girl squad), but she’s high priestess of the Temple of Set. So, is there any truth behind these claims?
Zeena LaVey Schreck Is Still Kicking, So It’s Unlikely
Despite her past, Zeena LaVey Schreck is hardly part of the Satanic Church anymore. Today, Zeena is a Tantric Buddhist, which is painfully underwhelming. The reason anyone thought this theory had any weight is because the pair, at times, looks like literal twins. In a TV interview from the ’90s, LaVey Schreck has the same hair, lips, nose and eyebrows as Swift. It actually almost seems completely impossible that they’re not related. Sometimes though, you’ve got to write these things off as genetic coincidence. Of course, the Internet tends to abandon all common sense. Even Mashable claimed the theory checked out. People have been uploading YouTube videos claiming that Queen of the Girl Squad is an Illuminati-Satanic-hybrid experiment since the rumor’s inception. Get a life, folks!
Tupac Is Still Alive And Living In Cuba
This conspiracy theory is as old as Tupac’s death. For some reason, people just can’t let go of the fact that Tupac passed away way before his time—and also because he somehow keeps releasing music after his death. What can we say? Dude had a pretty big unreleased catalog apparently. The rapper has allegedly been spotted numerous times since his death, hanging out with Beyoncé, attending basketball games and living in Cuba. Suge Knight, who was driving Tupac on the night of his alleged death literally told TMZ that Tupac wasn’t dead, but there’s more evidence in what happened the night of his death.
How Did No One See The Shooter?
When Tupac was killed in a drive-by shooting, allegedly 14 shots were fired. Only a single, small fragment of one bullet hit the driver, Suge Knight (who like we said, claims ‘Pac is still kicking). Tupac was also likely aware something would happen since Biggie was recently murdered, and he still wasn’t wearing a bulletproof vest. The most curious bit? Despite the fact that this happened on a Saturday night in Las Vegas, not a single person saw the shooter. Other evidence falls on the autopsy. The autopsy photo was fake, and the coroner listed Tupac as 6 feet and 215 pounds, which he was not. The person who allegedly cremated the rapper retired right after as if he was running away from something. Also, there are a whopping seven albums that ‘Pac released posthumously. Spooky.
Katy Perry Is Secretly JonBenet Ramsey
Apparently, conspiracy theorists can’t leave anything alone and let parents grieve in peace. In 2014, a theory emerged online alleging that Katy Perry is actually a grown-up JonBenet Ramsey. Yes, the two are both blonde-haired, blue-eyed Caucasians, but come on. According to the video, the 1996 Ramsey murder case was a hoax and no one ever died or got hurt. It was staged so Perry (then Katy Hudson) could rise to fame. How? We don’t really know since JonBenet was already on her way there. The theorist states a number of facts like how JonBenet’s parents look similar to Perry’s and that Perry and Ramsey have the same eyebrows (which could never have had anything to do with tweezing).
Avril Lavigne Died And Was Replaced With A Look Alike
This Avril Lavigne conspiracy theory has been kicking around for years and recently resurfaced to much popularity. The original post, by a 17-year-old Twitter user, has been liked and retweeted over a quarter of a million times. In the post, the teen claims that the pop punk queen took her own life in 2003 after her grandfather died. Because the death allegedly occurred at the peak of her career (raise your hand if you don’t know all the words to “Complicated”), they replaced her with a look alike named Melissa Vandella. The evidence is outstanding and kind of creepy…
Sorry, But Avril Is Still Kicking
According to the conspiracy theory, Vandella was originally hired to pose for the paparazzi. After Lavigne’s death, she went on to record “Under My Skin” and has been playing the part of Avril ever since. The theory also points out that Lavigne’s face and handwriting changed, and even the tiniest things were different, like the corners of Avril’s eyes from 2003 to 2017 (as if aging wouldn’t do that). This conspiracy theory has since been debunked. Buzzfeed actually posted an article called “Here’s How I Accidentally Made An Old Avril Lavigne Death Hoax Go Viral,” and stated that the hoax was created to show “how conspiracy theories can look true.”
Beyoncé Faked Her Pregnancy
In 2011, Beyoncé appeared on a TV show where her pregnant belly appeared to collapse. This was enough to throw the Internet into full-on conspiracy mode. The evidence? Well, besides the deflating belly, she only ever released a couple artsy photos of her pregnant stomach, and you know she loves self-promotion. She also gave birth in a busy hospital in Manhattan without anyone knowing or anything leaking from a third party. Yea right. It comes down to three things: the shifting due date, lack of pregnancy pictures and her deflating stomach. What we can’t really nail down is the reasons why she’d fake it.
Fertility Problem, Cheating And Vanity
Beyoncé may have hired a surrogate to carry Blue Ivy (who undeniably at least comes from Jay-Z because they’re pretty much look alikes). Some point to the fact that Queen Bey may have had fertility problems. She previously spoke about having a miscarriage before she became pregnant with Blue. Others think that Bey didn’t want to lose her ultra-fit popstar body by giving birth or that Jay-Z cheated on her and had an illegitimate child. She opted to raise the child as her own to protect her image. Some think the child isn’t her or Jay’s and that it was her cheating father’s kid that she adopted secretly.
Khloe Kardashian Is O.J. Simpson’s Daughter
It’s no secret that Robert Kardashian and O.J. Simpson were close, but was Juice really that close with his best friend’s wife? According to conspiracy theorists, the pair was as close as can be because O.J. is Khloe KKardashian’sreal father. In 1984, Kris Jenner, Robert’s then-wife, allegedly started getting pretty close to her hubby’s BFF, O.J. Simpson. The pair ended up having a secret affair and Khloe was the result. Of course, this theory has a few plot holes, but O.J. has actually been feeding the rumors and told Khloe he’d like to have a paternity test.
Kris Jenner Refutes All Claims That O.J. Is Khloe’s Dad
Though O.J. is perpetuating paternity rumors by telling the world he thinks Khloe could be his, Khloe refused to take the test saying, “Seriously, my dad is Robert Kardashian.” Later, when asked on Twitter about who her biological dad was, she joked, “I don’t know… Some days I’m O.J.’s daughter. Others I’m Robert’s daughter.” Though Khloe has a pretty lighthearted attitude about the whole thing, Kris, the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s matriarch, is having none of it. “It just gets weirder and weirder. I have never heard such crap in my life. I mean, I was there! I gave birth, I know who the dad was,” she said.
Lady Gaga Murdered A Pop Star
According to an online forum, Lady Gaga used to work as a backup dancer for Lina Morgana. Gaga grew very jealous of the star and ended up pushing her off a building in an attempt to steal her fame. The reason conspiracy theorists keep this idea alive is because Lina and Gaga have a pretty similar style. She apparently left subliminal messages in her music videos that serve as proof.
Andrew W.K. Was Replaced By An Actor Or Never Existed
At the height of Andrew W.K.’s career, the singer was allegedly replaced with an actor among a number of other mysterious theories. The conspiracy goes that Andrew W.K. is actually “Steev Mike,” who’s listed as executive producer for his seminal album I Get Wet. According to conspiracy theorists, Andrew W.K. either used to go by Steev Mike but changed his name, or Steev Mike is the real brains of the operation and possibly Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl in disguise. Actually, Andrew W.K. may not even be a real person at all and rather a performance character developed by multiple people. So how could this happen? Click through to find the bizarre details.
Andrew W.K. Is The Real Deal
According to the conspiracy theory, Andrew W.K. isn’t a real person, and by the time 2005 rolled around, he was replaced by an actor. The truth is most likely that Andrew W.K. was a goofy metal kid who made party music and unexpectedly got attention. Once that kid saw some success, “Andrew W.K.” the image was created to sell records by a bunch of people and record execs including Dave Grohl and Andrew’s estranged former manager. W.K. recorded his follow up by himself without those other minds contributing, so it sounded a bit different—but not different because it was a different person. In 2005, people thought Andrew W.K. was replaced with an actor because he lost a bit of weight and shaved. Shocking.
Lorde Was No 16-Year-Old Pop Star
Poor ladies can never catch a break when it comes to their age. Though Lorde appears to be talented and wise beyond her years, conspiracy theorists believe that it’s not because she’s particularly bright and mature. She’s actually decades older than we think. Lorde came out with her mega-hit “Royals” when she was just 16 years old. She received a ton of praise and even snagged a couple Grammys. That’s a huge feat for someone so young, which is exactly why no one believed she was just 16. It didn’t help that she was dating a photographer who was well into his 20s at the time of her breakout success.
Unfortunately For Your Low Self Esteem, Lorde Really Is That Young
We so badly wanted the conspiracy theories to be true, especially because at age 16, some of us were still in braces and trying to hide our acne. There’s no way we were recording hit records and winning Grammys. In fact, we were miles off. Though Lorde perpetuated the rumors by saying “I’m really 45” the truth is, she’s simply a teen prodigy. Her birth certificate was released showing her birth name, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor. She was, in fact, born on November 7, 1996, at a hospital in New Zealand.
Michael Jackson Faked His Death
It appeared the King of Pop had a ton of evidence to prove he actually died, but conspiracy theorists definitely disagree. According to some theorists, it’s majorly suspicious that only one photo was taken of MJ while he was being resuscitated, and it was somehow taken clearly through tinted windows. Michael Jackson’s death certificate was also not signed by a physician. Conrad Murray, MJ’s personal physician, wouldn’t sign it. His siblings and close friends didn’t seem to be very devastated, either. Joe Jackson ended up attending the BET awards and spoke about feeling fine to the press. He even went on to publicize his new label. Paris Jackson actually appeared to be smiling during her speech and none of his close friends attended his funeral—but there’s even more evidence because the king of pop was actually spotted.
Michael Jackson Is Still Alive?
Michael Jackson has been spotted a fair amount after his death. When Larry King took camera’s to Michael’s room in Neverland, the cameras allegedly caught a ghost. Was it a ghost or just MJ hiding? He was also spotted attending his own funeral, almost as if he threw a funeral to find out who his real friends were. There are also claims that Michael was hiding in Africa or Canada. In the above picture, he’s allegedly right behind Joe Jackson looking up and away from the camera. Why would he hide? Michael was massively in debt at the time of his death. It was easy to erase by skipping town.
Nicolas Cage Is An Ageless Time-Travelling Vampire
This is perhaps the craziest celebrity conspiracy theory there is. This theory alleges that Nicolas Cage is immortal, a time traveler, or a time-travelling…vampire? So, is there any proof? Sort of. Nicolas is definitely well-versed in starring in wild action movies, and maybe that’s because it parallels his life. A picture of a Civil War-era Nick Cage doppelganger popped up around 2011. The picture was posted by someone on Reddit (as these things often are) who found it in a Mexican history book. It depicted the 19th century Mexican Emperor Maximilian I, who undeniably looks a whole lot like Cage, but he’s hardly the only action star accused of such things.
Keanu Reeves Also Dabbles In Time Travel
Either Keanu Reeves can time travel or is an immortal vampire. Or maybe he just has one of those faces and it’s all coincidence. Either way, conspiracy theorists are not letting this one go. More than 300 years before Keanu ever starred in John Wick or The Matrix, the action film legend was seen in a 1540 painting by Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola. Centuries later, the star was spotted in an 1875 painting by Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel. If you look at the oil paintings, there’s an obvious resemblance. It’s pretty hard to ignore, but we’ll never really know.