Conspiracy theories are currently more popular and audacious than ever. Thanks to the internet, theorists can reach a larger audience and project their beliefs to thousands of people with ease. This presents both positives and negatives for the legitimacy of the conspiracy community.
The positive effect of this is that genuine theories are now much more likely to see the light of day, gain traction and even in extremely rare cases yield results. However, the negative side of this allows completely false conspiracies which are motivated by personal gain, religious prejudice or political affiliations with no evidence or strength behind them to also gain attention. As a result, these theories tar the entire conspiracy community with the same brush of ridicule.
However, one theory that has broken in the past which still stands up to scrutiny from many people is the story of Bob Lazar. In 1989 Lazar went public, claiming that he was a former employee at Area 51 who reverse engineered crashed alien spacecraft. Having been publicly mocked by the press for decades, Lazar still retains credibility in the eyes of his followers and thanks to the revelations that have come since his claims. In this article, we will look at five claims made by Bob Lazar in 1989 which could prove he is telling the truth about his past in Area 51.