Have you ever wondered why people believe in conspiracy theories?
Do you believe in conspiracy theories? If you do, why?
Well, usually people who believe in conspiracy theories are easily convinced.
If people analyze some conspiracy theories, then you can tell that some are so absurd that they can’t be true.
In this post, We’re going to discuss the theory about Walt Disney freezing himself in ice, and see why people would believe a theory like this one.
This theory was first introduced around the time of Walt Disney’s death on December 15, 1966. Walt Disney died from lung cancer, and there was a private funeral for him. But shortly after, according to PBS.org, a reporter for a newspaper called “The National Spotlite” claimed that he snuck into St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, (which is across the street from Disney studios) this was also where he was treated during his final illness. As the story goes, the reporter disguised himself as broke into a storage room, and found deceased Disney suspended in a cryogenic metal cylinder!
According to Biography.com Disney was interested in the future, indicating that he might know about freezing yourself and being brought back to life in the future. The story from up top also shows why people might believe this story, especially since at the time people believed the news more than they do now. The worst part is that former Disney workers joined in on the fun, talking about Disney freezing himself.
Some people speculated that he had read, Robert C.W. Ettinger’s 1964 book “The Prospect of Immortality” which demonstrated both believable and more farfetched ideas about cryonics – freezing yourself to come back in the futur).
That book, and many others similar that appeared long after Disney’s death, envisioned a day when medical science was advanced enough that once a disease-riddled person was frozen, cryonics experts could thaw them out and bring them back to life.
We’ve discussed why people believed in this crazy theory, but why wouldn’t you believe it? Well, there isn’t even evidence to support the theory, envision a building and this building is supported on some very wobbly stilts, well this building is this theory.
The theory is the Wobbly building because it has no actual evidence, just a News reporter, who probably needed a story to cover. If you see this story for what it isthen it’s clear with this little evidence, then this theory is fake.
Arturo Mendoza – St. Laurence High School – DMSF