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Which TV shows or Movies sent you down the "Fringe or Conspiracy" rabbit hole if any?

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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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For me it was WAY back in the late 70s...

It all started one night when I came across Chariots of the Gods, It made me want to learn about ancient sites. One, to verify whether or not these sites were as old or as mysterious as the movie claimed and Two, Were there really Aliens, either visiting us presently or some time in the ancient past. Then some time later In Search Of with Leonard Nimoy just kept the ball rolling.


A trip down memory lane....



Which ones if any got you interested in "Outside the Box" theories?




posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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Oh I remember reading Chariot Of The Gods way back when. It was amazing and left me in awe with so many more questions and a thirst to find out more. I too loved In Search Of! I have always had an open and curious mind.


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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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The Arrivals.

I was always into conspiracies from a young age, but The Arrivals really peaked my interest in Esotericism.

Like a conspiracists wet dream.



Part 1.
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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:09 PM
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The exact same here. Only a friend gave me the book Chariots of the Gods for my 16th birthday. After reading that one and watching In Search Of , I started collecting many books by many authors on the subject.
S&F for the memories.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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My little pony: Friendship is magic








Actually, I would say that Enemy of The State with Will Smith and Gene Hackman got to me quite a bit. And also Equilibrium with Christian Bale.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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Nothing on tv or movies, for me was a world almanac that had a bunch of mysteries like stigmas and santelmo fires, I was around 8 at the time and the almanac was in a box full of old magazines.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:13 PM
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Capricorn One


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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:13 PM
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I was a 9 year old kid in my school library back in the 80's. I came across a book called great mysteries. I remember it clearly. The good books always had a gold badge on the cover. This book had a gold badge so i figured it had to be good.
In which it discussed the loch ness, big foot, the pyramids and ufos.

I brought it home and remember being scared trying to fall asleep. But so extremely intrigued.
It had to be 2 months straight that i signed that book out of the library. Reading it over and over.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:19 PM
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Stargate movie/TV franchise...
& Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson if I was going commercial with it.
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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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I was both scared to death and mesmerized by "The Outer Limits" and totally in love with William Shatner in the original "Star Trek." I am old but have always been so curious and interested, especially since it was forbidden due to my evangelical upbringing. I just want to know or die trying to find out.
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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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In 1959 I was 11 years old and The Twilight Zone had it's first season. We watched every episode as it came along. That show did much to loosen my dependence on established views of reality.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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It wasn't a movie for me. It was seeing and experiencing things that left me completely stumped. Then I read Robert Anton Wilson's 'Illuminatus Trilogy' and 'Cosmic Trigger.' That was the beginning of a long, strange trip down the rabbit-hole for me.
'The Book of the Subenius' also deserves much credit.
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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 08:48 PM
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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Yes, The Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits were awesome. Saw them all in reruns.

Also, "Night Gallery" was another show.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 09:12 PM
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For me it was a telivision show that lasted two seasons on network telivision in the late 1970's.

It was created by the dragnet dude Jack Webb and was based loosely on the Air Force U.F.O. investigation Project Blue Book.

I clearly remember the U.F.O. descriptions as being very close to the same sightings reported today.
Such as cigar shaped crafts as we'll as lights that came together as a triangle.

I remember it so well because it was an activity that my whole family took part in.
I was about ten, my brother was eight and had a baby brother as well.

Even my dad made time to watch it with us.
Which was strange.
The conspiracy mind set occurred to me when I was in college and had just started subscribing to MUFON.
As i started looking through the MUFON magazines it struck me that the sighting reported were almost exactly like the T.V. Show.

Now remember, the time in between the show and me reading MUFON was about ten years.
I just thought it was strange that a T.V. Show and the magazine had cases that were pretty much in the ball park.

Hollywood and the government producing television shows together?

Perish the thought.
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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 09:14 PM
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With all mentioning the Twilight Zone , remember the episode To Serve Man? I still watch the New Years' marathon just to watch that episode.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 09:32 PM
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For me it was neither. I was still working during George Bush terms and didn't devote much time to internet news at that time so I was suckered in to believing his justification for Iraq 2.0. Since, I have retired and have experienced a revelation attributed to the alternative sources of news here and other sites, my eyes have been opened. What a fool I and so much of the citizenry have been for much too long.
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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 09:33 PM
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sorta...
the movie JFK (imho they overemphasize the government / alphabet agency role, and under emphasize the mafia role.)

and the book 'Mothman Prophecies' by John Keel. which I highly, highly recommend to anyone interested in the paranormal.

also, sorta, the Foundation Trilogy by Asimov. really deep look at the psychology of governments and its functionairies. reading that really made me think about the people in charge.
great bit about a seemingly shallow ambassador whose recorded conversations reveal, my paraphrase, 'he talked to us for two weeks and didn't *say* a single thing.'



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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Neither movie nor television. It was a book. Remember those?

Well, actually two books, one which led to the other.

The first was See No Evil by Robert Baer. That one led me into the second, House of Bush, House of Saud by Craig Unger.

Not long after that I abandoned a life long commitment to the Republican Party, started to read more and educate myself. My politics turned toward a more libertarian orientation, though I now identify as an Independent.

The world hasn't looked the same.
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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 11:19 PM
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