Investigators of what happened to the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, are still stumped on what happened. The lack of evidence has started wild speculations as to its fate and that of the crew members and 239 passengers. It’s not the first time an aviation accident has led to conspiracy theories. The Korean Air Lines Flight 007, TWA Flight 800 and the Pan Am Flight 103 are good examples. The social media has been awash with conspiracy theorists contributing their own theories on why the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared:
1. Aliens connection
According to Alexandra Bruce of the Forbidden Knowledge Tv, records from Flightradar24, a flight mapping website, are evidence that there was extra-terrestrial meddling.
“Regardless of whether or not this mystery object had anything to do with the demise of Flight 370 – what is evident is that the radar readings shown in this clip captured signals from what for now, can only be termed a UFO – because it is “unidentified”.”
Her source is from a video posted by DAHBOO77 that makes an attempt at recreating the last moments of the plane. There is a quick moving plane and some other strange anomalies during the time the MH370 disappeared from radar. If you directly load the logs on the site, you can click and identify the “UFO” that is clearly marked Korean Airlines Flight 672. According to Mikael Robertson, the site’s CEO, the apparent supersonic speed may be due to a problem with the system and not alien intervention.
“Some receivers do not provide the same data quality, so sometimes parts of the data can be corrupt and generate errors like the one you see on the video,” he explained. “For example if Longitude received is 120 instead of 110, that would generate such error.”
2. Passengers could still be alive
Families of the passengers on the plane say they can call their relatives cell phones and that their instant messaging service accounts are still active online. This news has led to lots of speculation but when a phone is turned off, it does not necessarily go to voicemail always. Whether a dead phone rings or not can be affected by factors like location, phone network type or the cell phone proximity to a tower. You can put this to a test by switching off your phone, remove the battery and call your number using another line; most phones ring before they reach voice mail.
3. A Snowden connection
Dark- Spectre, a reddit user, posted on the website’s conspiracy board his unusual theory that was related to 20 Texas Based Freescale Semiconductor employees, who were on the flight:
“So we have the American IBM Technical Storage Executive for Malaysia, a man working in mass storage aggregation for the company implicated by the Snowden papers for providing their services to assist the National Security Agency in surveilling the Chinese.. And now this bunch of US chip guys working for a global leader in embedded processing solutions (embedded smart phone tech and defense contracting) all together..on a plane..And disappeared.. Coincidence??”
He even suggested that the chip experts could have been kidnapped by the American or Chinese Authorities:
“Perhaps a little fast and furious dive under the radar to a flat water landing to rendezvous with a Chinese ship or sub for transport to a black-site for advanced interrogation, scuttling the plane along with the remaining passengers.(any oceanic trenches in fuel capacity distance?) What would 200 lives be to the Chinese intelligence community for the chance to find out ‘exactly’ the depth and scope of our intrusion…US intelligence got late wind that their flying brain-trust of 21 were going to be arrested/detained and interrogated upon landing in China and the US intelligence community deemed the risk too great to their Asian based espionage programs and took appropriate action to “sanitize” the plane in flight.”
4. Engineers were kidnapped by Iranians.
Tony Elliot of UFO Digest, points out that since an Iranian National bought plane tickets for the two passengers who had stolen passports, then the country is involved. They probably want to extract technological evidence from the employees of Freescale Semiconductor.
“If the plane is not found in the next few days, or ever, we must assume the plane was hijacked and taken to a nearby country where that government wants to keep the disappearance a secret. If this is the case, the two passengers with stolen passports must be the hijackers.”
In conclusion, Elliot says the plane must be in East Timor since it made a U-turn during the final moments on radar.
“If the Iranian government wanted to hijack the plane, it would have had its hijackers make an abrupt turn and head to the nearest friendly Muslim country. In this case, it would be East Timor, the most likely country, located in the opposite direction from the flight path.”
His theory however, does not explain why the plane disappeared suddenly from radar- it’s not possible for a passenger plane (in mere seconds) to drop from 36,000 feet to below radar horizon.
5. Passengers are at Psongyan
This theory is slightly deceptive. On the map, the trip to both Pyongyang and Beijing are equidistant but for it to be true, the plane would have been flying at very low altitudes so as to avoid detection on the radar. It would also require more fuel to travel due to the greater air density found at lower altitudes.
6. The Illuminati
i-am-SHER-locked, a Reddit user, wrote: “Was looking at the Wikipedia page for the missing Malaysia Airlines, and noticed that it’s was the 404th 777 Boeing produced. An HTTP 404 error mean not found, which in this case is oddly appropriate for the status of the aircraft, or just a coincidence. Coincidence, i think not!”
7. A new Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle has for decades been debunked as the most mysteriously treacherous zones in the sea. This however has not stopped some people from being able to see triangles in the Gulf of Thailand.
8. The plane is somewhere in Vietnam where it’s to be used as a weapon.
Blogger Shanti of the Universe of the Conspiracy Theory and Prophesy in The News, has three possible theories as to what happened: a terrorist attack, a huge mechanical error or the flight was whisked off to a secret Vietnam airport to be used later in a 9/11 style attack.
“Flight 370 was last contacted by another unnamed pilot 10 minutes after losing initial contact. He claims the plane was deep into Vietnam airspace. Its possible it was hijacked and forced to land at another airport, where passengers are being held hostage. There is a long list of former airports and proposed airports in Vietnam. Its also possible since the plane had no contact, it could have managed to get to Cambodia to a former or proposed airport. Many of the former or proposed airports in Vietnam are left over from the Vietnam war, and are still standing today. It would have to be one big enough to support a boeing 777, and someone on board would have to be able to land it without establishing contact unless it made contact with a controlled airport expecting the plane. This theory supports terrorist activity. Why would terrorist want a plane intact? Though this is highly unlikely, but not impossible, the only reason I can think of is they would want the plane to use as a weapon of mass destruction like on the September 11 attacks.”
9. Miniature hydrogen bomb that created a black hole.
@Angela-Stalcup’s account has many theories including one that claimed Donald Trump has a prostitution ring that runs through Trump University, another claimed that the Russian President Vladimir Putin is among Adolf Hitler’s 92 clones. This is her theory on the missing Malaysian plane:
On twitter, Armchair conspiracy theorists speculated that the passengers landed on a remote island that is impossible to find: “lost”.