8. Michael Jackson is alive and pretending to be “Dave Dave”

Here’s a thriller for you: The King of Pop didn’t die in 2009 and is masquerading as a burn victim named Dave Dave. Conspiracy theorists point to the similarities in facial features and voice between Dave and MJ. There are also purported discrepancies regarding the autopsy and a supposed escape from a coroner’s van. It seems that even after his death, Michael Jackson will never be far from controversy.

9. Pete Wentz died in 2010 and was replaced by a clone


YouTube channel “Dead Celebrities & The Illuminati” does exactly what you’d think: shares revealing information about celebrities who were killed—usually in satanic sacrifices—and replaced by “made-man” humans. According to this theory, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz died in late 2009 or early 2010, and the proof is that “overnight, he was no longer cute.” By cute, the narrator means no more bangs and eyeliner. The best part of this theory is that he was actually the last member of Fall Out Boy to die, and Patrick Stump was actually born a woman.

This has to be true because even Wentz himself “confirmed” the theory:

10. You know who else died? Everyone in My Chemical Romance…

The Way brothers are actually the Way sisters, Gerardine and Michelle. Now I’m dead. This video has the lines “everyone in the industry is transgender pretty much” and “one time there were real people there [in the industry], although they were in the minority, but now there’s nothing but clones with demons inside.” Maybe their clones can’t play any instruments, and that’s why MCR isn’t getting back together?

11. …and every member and past member of Panic! At The Disco

That’s why they got rid of the exclamation point for a while. ALL. IS. EXPLAINED.

Maybe the real people resurrected afterward and then decided to take back the band and the exclamation point? We’ll never know the truth.

OK, but even Brendon Urie said he’s a clone on Periscope:

We almost believed it until he said he couldn’t sing, and that’s way too much.

12. Mick Jagger is controlled by the music industry


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Why do Kesha, Maroon 5, the Jonas Brothers and the Black Eyed Peas, among many others, have lyrics about Mick Jagger? Because writers and producers such as Benny Blanco are trying to spike his popularity, of course. Reddit users suggest that a quick look at Google Trends shows that searches for his name are higher during the release of each song than in any other period in recent memory. Behind all that is Vivendi, and they own many companies, including Universal Music Group, which signed the Rolling Stones in 2008. Two years later, a bunch of songs mentioning Mick Jagger were released, and the Stones re-released a rare concert movie that secured the No. 1 spot on four countries and No. 2 on four more. Coincidence? A lot of people don’t think so.

13. Morrissey predicted the death of Princess Diana


Several lyrics penned by the Smiths’ frontman Morrissey are claimed to foreshadow the death of Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash in 1997. Conspiracy theorists allege several connections between the band’s music and the Princess of Wales’ death, such as the fact that the band’s “The Queen Is Dead” was the only single they exclusively released in France, the country where Diana died.

14. Lorde is 45 years old


Some folks just can’t handle kids being talented. Twenty-year-old pop megastar Lorde has been the subject of wild claims that state she is simply “too good” for the age she claims she is, with an old interview in which she says she’s called “Ella” and she’s “actually 45” used to support this theory. The internet can be a real liability sometimes. Fast forward to 3:24 to find out more about this theory.