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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 Feb, 1 2016 @ 12:08 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
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.


I think I remember that book! I have a vague memory of talking about it in the 3rd grade, late 80's. I doubt they would allow such a book in school these days.




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 01:19 AM
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For me it started with general sci-fi interest but really got peaked by working with someone (and then befriending them) who was a full-on conspiracy theorist. Like the kind of conspiracy theorist that I would probably deem 'taking it a little too far' (hollow earth theory, spaceship moon theory, etc.). But, this over-the-topness did allow me to entertain that way of questioning and through opening up, some of the more plausible conspiracy theories seemed believable. Or at least worth spending some imaginative time pondering.

Oddly enough, now that I think about it, before that some of my first remedial conspiracy ponderings were not within the plot of movies, but more that they surrounded certain movies. Like the Poltergeist Curse, and the conspiracy theories about The Shining (although now I think both of those can be chalked up to coincidence & falsehoods).

And of course in real life, there was Watergate (and All the Presidents Men).



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 03:29 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69




For me it was WAY back in the late 70s...


Old fart.

Man, you're an ATS legend. It's so cool to know what inspired you!



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 06:20 AM
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a reply to: Domo1


Hey, watch it there young whipper snapper...



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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The ones that I remember are "In Search Of," "Unsolved Mysteries," and of course "The X-Files."

But I've always been interested in mysteries and conspiracies and the like, so I'm not sure if those shows got me interested, or if I gravitated to them because I always questioned most things in life.

I'm sure that there were other shows that contributed to it, too, like "Quantum Leap" and the 'what-ifs' that shows like that introduced to my life.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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"Fried Green Tomatoes".

My wife was watching it for the umpteenth time so I started digging into conspiracies instead of stabbing a fork in my eye.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

I almost forgot...

Kolchak The Night Stalker

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posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

I've never heard of that (it's a few years before my birth, let alone my TV watching days)...god, it looks like some fabulous mid-70s cheesery!!



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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I had a few unexplained mysteries books when I was a kid, used to get a UFO/Paranormal magazine too (can't think of name right now) and always borrowing weird paranormal books from the library.
Also used to get Weekly World News when I was a kid too


In terms of TV it would have been The X-Files, Outer Limits and Twilight Zone...Sightings too.
Pretty much any programme about Loch Ness, Bigfoot, UFOs, Ghosts... ANYTHING like that I'd watch or record.

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posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: SlapMonkey

I almost forgot...

Kolchak The Night Stalker



Was watching that on Netflix a while back, pretty good some episodes.




posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Gobs and gobs of cheese


Better than Fantasy Island or the Love Boat



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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There are really too many to choose from.Sci-fi movies from the 1950's,
The Outer Limits,Twilight Zone,Lost In Space,Time Tunnel and Star Trek.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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I've always leaned towards the weird stuff, horror, fantasy and alien movies/stories etc, but when I was a kid, there was a few things that grabbed my interest that wasn't a movie etc, one was a comic/magazine type series called Spinechiller, told supposedly true stories and unexplained mysteries but in a format for kids. The other was a TV programme about unexplained paranormal things etc called ''strange but true?''



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 06:01 PM
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Yes in search of!
I forgot all about that show. I can still remember being terrified after watching the amityville horror episode.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 02:50 AM
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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

I'm joking actually.. trying to get into the chit chat spirit.

But that said.. some of those episodes get a 9.5 on IMDB. That means there probably is something that strikes a chord in people.. and it never hurts to watch something like that (or maybe I just want to be able to claim that I've gotten the mighty Slayer69 hooked on MLPFIM).

Now seriously.. a tv show or movie?

Sorry I'm boring ---- "The X Files".

I identify a bit with Moulder, and my wife (who looks a bit like Jillian Anderson) identifies with Scully.

Kev



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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In the uk there was a channel 4 documentary called secret rulers of the world. After watching it I was pretty interested. Introduced me to Alex Jones and David Icke. [yvid]a0rg6Nn4T8[/
Covered bohemian grove and bilderberg too.

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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:09 AM
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Started with books for me in grade school as well. While others didn't venture any deeper than the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew, I was reading all types of Paranormal, UFO, cryptozoology, and Ancient civilizations. Anything Horror related I had to have. As for TV shows.. Unsolved Mysteries is a given. Perhaps not too many remember this oldie but goodie... PSI FACTOR
Never missed an episode...



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:55 AM
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Easy for me. I've always been into it, but I never knew just how far the rabbit hole went until I got hooked on the X-Files. It got me actually researching these subjects much deeper. That, and of course the emergence of the Internet.

I even went back and watched Kolchak, the Nightstalker (as X-Files creator Carter said it was his inspiration). Since then, I've gone way deeper than I should have (too late now), and I sometimes wish I didn't know just how far we are all kind of screwed, LOL.




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