January 6, 2021

We’ve all heard the outlandish theory that just may be believable every now and again… though there are some within the true crime community that may be a little too outlandish. Well, buckle up, true crime freaks because we’re about to encounter some odd theories.

1. JonBenet Ramsey is alive…

And it’s Katy Perry. Yes, you’ve read that right. Some believe that JonBenet’s death was an extravagant means for the Illuminati and Free Masons to create the beloved pop star. Theorists cite Perry’s outfits to be similar to ones Ramsey wore to pageants, her songs supporting that backstory, and her eyebrows.


“The eyebrows don’t change much on a person,” says one theorist. “You’re born with your eyebrows.”

2. Mark David Chapman didn’t assassinate John Lennon…

Horror writer Stephen King did. If one were to access, then they’d see someone’s lengthy commentary on what happened. Here’s a small part of it: “He shot John Lennon in the back, like the coward
he is, and stole a musical/political genius from all of you. He ruined your world, deliberately, and now you are living in the nightmare he has created for you. Now, until you put him in jail where he belongs, all of of you are, really, just his cowards.”


Hey, I’m not a fan of Stephan King myself, though this user went to the point of claiming that President Ronald Reagan and President Richard Nixon orchestrated this by writing codes to King in national newspapers that told him to kill Lennon.

3. The single bullet theory…

Many of you are probably aware of how the government attempted to convince the public that one bullet was fired and killed President John F. Kennedy. One issue with that: how does a bullet do swirls and 30 degree turns in the air to create a total of seven wounds among two people? Simply look up renowned pathologist Cyril Wecht’s take on this theory as to why there’s no possible way “the magic bullet” existed.

4. The Zodiac Killer is…

Ted Cruz. If one were to do their research, they’d see this is actually a joke, especially since the Zodiac’s first kill was in 1968, and Cruz wasn’t even born until 1970. It all started when Cruz Tweeted a cipher that looks similar to one the Zodiac came up with. Sadly, our generation has taken this joke to heart, though to their credit, the Zodiac’s forensic sketch looks eerily similar to Cruz.

5. Speaking of the Zodiac and Ted…

Ted Kaczynski–the Unabomber–is also the Zodiac and the Tylenol Killer, and as far fetched as it sounds, this one actually makes a lot of sense.


As the Unabomber, Kaczynski mailed bombs to three recipients, which, in some ways, is similar to the Tylenol Murders. Before over-the-counter medications has the silver seal on it, there was nothing protecting the pills from contamination. In the ’80s, an unknown perpetrator sneaked cyanide inside a few bottles and killed users in Chicago. Authorities looked into the theory of him being the killer and requested a DNA sample. Kaczynski had one condition, which wasn’t met, thus not having any DNA to link him to the case. There are many similarities that link him to being the Tylenol Killer.


Others also claim he was the Zodiac. Both used odd symbols to brag about not being caught, Kaczynski lived in the San Fransisco Bay area during the time of the murders, handwriting is similar, and he carries features that are very similar to the Zodiac’s witness description. (Yes, even more similar than Katy Perry and JonBenet.)


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Erin Brody is a Writing and Publishing senior from West Homestead and is the Editor-in-Chief/Director of Operations of The SIREN Media Group. She particularly enjoys investigative journalism and crime... writing and researching it, of course.

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