Crazy Celebrity Conspiracy Theories: Lady Gaga and the Illuminati? Paul McCartney is Dead?

Updated on July 18, 2016

A Conspiracy Theory can be defined as a theory seeking to explain a disputed case or matter as a plot by a secret group or alliance rather than an individual or isolated act. To me, conspiracy theories tend to seem extremely far-fetched and basically just plain crazy. I have heard everything from "the government controls the weather" to "the government is trying to control our minds by means of radio waves". More recently, however, I have heard two conspiracy theories that really threw me for a loop. These particular conspiracy theories involve the music industry and three very famous icons that have come out of the music industry...Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, and the Jacksons. While these theories do not relate with one another, they seem to display a true sense of insanity that some exuberant fans and bored haters can have in common. Of course, I could be wrong and these conspiracy theories could be true...

Lady Gaga, The "Illuminati Puppet"

While browsing through videos of Lady Gaga on youtube (if you know me, you know that I am a HUGE fan), I came across a video with the title "Lady Gaga Illuminati Puppet." Obviously I was immediately intrigued to find out what this video was all about! I tend to watch anything I get my hands on involving Lady Gaga, though usually the videos are light-hearted and fun interviews as opposed to the negative gossip ones. Moreover, I felt the need to investigate this strangely titled video and what I discovered was almost more than I could have imagined! The video contained random images of Miss Gaga with captioning stating single-lined sentences such as "lady gaga is the illuminati's puppet", "her hand symbols are clearly that of Satanic occultism", "her golden dress is symbolic of the Egyptian sun-god Ra," and on and on it goes. Actually, see for yourself, I've posted one of the many here.

This conspiracy theory basically states that the music industry is controlled and ran by a secret society, the Illuminati. They are in cohorts with the government and their ultimate main objective is to control the public's minds. They believe they can do this through what the media spews, including music icons and fashion. Lady Gaga is one of their biggest and most useful puppets or tools yet. She has a strong following and uses hidden occult symbols in her videos and songs, which apparently no one recognizes except for the most intelligent! These symbols and suggestions are meant to aid the Illuminati in ultimately controlling the minds of the young and easily-influenced.

Now, while I agree that Lady Gaga pushes the envelope with her religious or anti-religious antics, I found this conspiracy theory to have many holes and honestly to be more than whacky. My first question - why do these conspiracy theorists talk about the Illuminati as a Satanic occult? From everything that I have ever read or heard about the Illuminati, they can be related to the Freemasons or free-thinkers of a Bavarian movement back in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Of course it should be noted that many priests and pastors despised and taught against this movement, even back then, claiming them to be evil and corrupt. My second question - if the Illuminati had such power to control our minds, why not do it through other means too? I mean, why not just get it over with and flat-out control us by way of everything? I'm sure these theorists would retort with a clever "they do."

While I can see how they make the connection between a few symbols and themes used in Lady Gaga's work, most of their ideas seem to be reaching. One particular relation made me literally laugh out loud. A picture of Lady Gaga in a black dress with butterflies scattered all over it was said to be related to the "monach mind-control project." Obviously this is another "mind-control" theory involving the symbology of the monach butterfly. Crazy! How many people have clothing with butterfly patterns? Probably millions! That doesn't mean that everyone who finds butterflies beautiful or fascinating may have something to do with the Illuminati's plan to take over the populations and create a New World Order.


Paul is Dead

The conspiracy theory that actually sparked my idea for this hub is the "Paul is Dead" theory. And yes, I am talking about Paul McCartney. My co-worker actually showed this unbelievable theory to me, by way of a simple Google search. This theory or urban legend claims that the REAL Paul McCartney was killed in a car accident in 1966 and was then replaced with an imitation or an imposter. Apparently his fellow Beatles did not want the world to know of his death and decided to continue with making and playing music with a look-alike Paul.

Many people have heard of the idea of playing records backwards in order to hear hidden messages, and after this theory came out, people began playing The Beatles' records backwards and supposedly discovering very revealing things. In addition to backwards songs, some of the whispered lyrics of The Beatles tracks gave hints to their fans that Paul had indeed passed. One of those songs was Strawberry Fields Forever, in which John Lennon sang in the final line of the song "I buried Paul." There were various other reports of hidden clues to Paul's untimely death sprinkled about magazines and radio reports; however, in 1969, Paul McCartney and his family landed on the cover of Life magazine in an effort to clear up the rumors. The cover's line read "Paul is Still With Us."

Michael Jackson & Latoya Switch-Up

Back in the late 80s and early 90s, there was a theory circulating the U.S. that Latoya Jackson was not actually a real person, but that she was an alternate ego of Michael Jackson. My mom first told me about this silly rumor. I believe that it started because people claimed to never see the two together in public, adding to this idea was the close resemblance between the two. If you compare pictures, the resemblance is truly uncanny.

The main meat missing behind this theory is that no one truly came up with a reason as to why MJ would be dressing as a woman and acting like his supposed sister. At least, I haven't found a single reason yet! The oddness continues now that Michael Jackson has died, people claim that Michael's death was faked and that he is now living as Latoya Jackson in order to escape his bad rap and mountains of debt. But if this is the case, that must mean that Latoya never existed and that he planned this means of an escape route back in the 80s!

Beyonce Is Possessed

Another quite popular conspiracy theory circulating the internet today is the idea that Beyonce is possessed by a demon. This demon is what she says is her other personality, and the name is Sasha Fierce. When I looked into this conspiracy theory, the first thing I came across is the fact that one of Beyonce's latest and most popular albums was named "I Am...Sasha Fierce."

After seeing Beyonce's performance at the last Super Bowl half-time show, sometimes I wouldn't doubt that this conspiracy theory might hold a thread of truth. The first thing I said when I saw her on stage was, "why do her eyes look so weird?" She almost looked evil, if there is such a thing. So the question stands to be asked, are celebrities in cahoots with forces on a more negative side just so they can further their career? Have they sold their own souls for money, fortune, and fame? I do not want to believe it, but sometimes it's hard not to see it. What do you think?

So, what do you think? Do these conspiracy theories hold any clout whatsoever? Or are they just ramblings of paranoid internet junkies and bored mindless idiots with nothing better to do with their lives than to make up reasons not to leave their houses?

Written and copyright © KittytheDreamer (May Canfield), 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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    • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

      Kitty Fields 

      4 years ago from Summerland

      They look a lot alike for being completely different. One could also relate the eye to the eye of hamsa or the evil eye of other cultures. Again, it depends on the culture or religion using the symbol...not the symbol itself. The meaning to symbols is completely subjective.

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      4 years ago from USA

      Hi kitty,

      The Eye of Providence and the Eye of Horus are two very different things. When the ancient Egyptians would meditate, they would see eyes sometimes. They took this as being "god-like" and named it The Eye of Horus.

      Anyway, I'll leave it at that. Thanks for the discussion.

    • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

      Kitty Fields 

      4 years ago from Summerland

      ryokowaren - I've never heard of the Eye of Providence as a Christian fact, the eye of horus dates back to pre-Christian times to that of ancient egypt. It is also called the All-Seeing Eye and can be found on the back of a dollar bill. Symbols can and are used by various cults and cultures and can be used to mean completely opposite things. You're right when you say that more people would be willing to sell their souls for fame and fortune; however, I believe if the Illuminati and Satan exist...that they are probably choosy in who they allow into their group. They don't want just any Tom, Dick or Harry from the 'burbs. The person must have talent, charisma, and/or good looks. They probably want people with the ability to lead the sheep astray. Just my thoughts. I don't know if I fully believe in the Illuminati, but if they do can bet they would lie to the public and tell them they indeed are good-hearted else would they get the masses to follow? They're not going to come right out and say they're followers of an evil cult...thanks for the comment.

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      4 years ago from USA

      These ideas come from a mix of people reading way-too-much into something + a mix of the internet gossip machine+ a mix of some really imaginative folks. So apparently how it works is that you sell your soul to the devil via the Illuminati and then you become famous, rich, and very successful. If this was real, there would be more people on the planet that (unfortunately) would sell their soul in a matter of minutes, thus there would be tons more famous and rich people in the world than there are now. Also, the Illuminati is supposed to use the Eye of Providence (they call it the Eye of Control) as their symbol. This is ironic in the sense that the Eye of Providence is a Christian symbol which means that the eye of God himself is watching over us. The eye is the all powerful Eye of God and the triangle represents the Holy Trinity. So, if there is an Illuminati...they seem to all be confused. Plus, they wouldn't allow Gaga to talk about Christianity at her concerts, which I've heard that she does quite often.

      Sorry for the long comment. Just wanted to point those things about to readers who believe that this cult really does exist.

      Good article and voted up.

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      JA Jehan 

      4 years ago from California

      The biggest problem with the Illuminati using music videos or popstars in general for mind control is their narrow reach. The vast majority of the world's population will never watch a Lady Gaga video making her completely useless for the intended purpose. And if the Illuminati was really an all-powerful group why would they have to even resort to such desperate tactics?

      The Paul McCartney and LaToya Jackson conspiracies I don't get at all. I can understand religious fanatics inventing nonsense like the Illuminati to explain religion's continued decline in power. But why come up with silly things like someone is really his sister or someone is dead and someone who looks exactly like them has taken their place? Fascinating hub about human stupidity.

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      Time to wake up 

      5 years ago

      You're welcome Kitty

      We can all learn from each other and use knowledge to teach others for we are all spiritually linked to one another which is something the establishment does not want us to know. This is against their interest for they need to rule and divide the populous in order to maintain control and ultimately power over the people.

      “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ― George Orwell,

      The telling of history as we are told through mainstream education and media is only a couple of hundred years old and yet has been modified to suit the establishment in modern times many of times.

      The first public schools were introduced through the order of the Vatican Empire mid seventeenth century. Before this time only the privileged of nobility were given education and in most circumstances even this was selective where the initiated few were offered advanced knowledge over the many. The masses are deprived of knowledge as well as spirituality by the ruling establishment and forced into physical slavery.

      The problem the establishment had back then was that many people rebelled against an oppressive dictatorship and tyrannical regime and they soon realised that keeping order among the masses by use of force was never going to steady the ship for their hold on humanity. They had to change philosophy if they are ever to maintain control.

      This was the birth of civilisation and society as we know it in the modern reference. The Vatican decided to offer water downed knowledge mixed with half-truths and lies and create the first governmental schools for the masses. With this in mind they knew they could indoctrinate the human family into their methodology. They will teach the profane to be subservient and get the people to police themselves by dangling carrots of promotion and empty promises. Create a split society by fragmenting the imagination in the minds to that which is required for community. By introducing competition and widespread chaos they knew they could divide and rule the majority. To this day ever since people have been conditioned to put themselves before others, look after number one and seek power and wealth. This is the methodology of the elite and they have created a miniature society to recreate their philosophy onto the public domain but never really giving any real power and wealth to the people in the same breath.

      By controlling the flow of information the elite have successfully moulded themselves into the minds of people as untouchable and super all powerful and as a consequence the people have desired to be as like.

      For this reason, we now see the result of disunity and immorality among the people's of the world for we have lost our true way of living and perhaps, just perhaps we are now seeing the REAL FALL of mankind all over again.......

      ....... just like in the days of NOAH as the bible prophesised!

      Their motto.

      ‘Ordo Ab Chao’

      Order out of Chaos.

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      Kitty Fields 

      5 years ago from Summerland

      That was way too intense for me to read this morning but thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Time to wake up 

      5 years ago

      Lady Gaga's latest video for 'Applause' has devil worshipping all over it.

      She is dressed as a fallen angel, representing Lucifer demanding applause, seeking the worship of all her little followers unknowingly giving their allegiance to the devil.

      What did the bible refer to as the main goal for the fallen one Lucifer?

      ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’

      Lucifer wants to be worshipped as the most high, to be raised above GOD.

      He seeks your applause.....

      People besotted with modernised demonic music which has witchcraft incorporated within the very fabric of the record and video itself are under Lucifer's spell....

      This is why the world is descending into utter chaos and demoralisation.

      People nowadays seek the 'Love for Power' rather than the 'Power of Love'

      Satanism is the worshipping of anything opposing and perverting GOD's plan.

      It is reversed ideology.

      Doctors prescribed drugs to make people even more sick.

      Government is restricting freedom and is self serving.

      Religion preach false doctrine and suppress spirituality.

      Universities destroy knowledge and suppress creativity.

      Police and judicial system protect criminals and maintain corruption.

      Media distorts information and history books does little to inform but tell half truths mixed with lies.

      There is so much wrong with this MAD WORLD where morality and traditions are becoming extinct and being replaced by explicit standards.

      One would assume we are living in a dystopia society where WAR FOR PEACE is being portrayed as a good thing!

      And people are LABELLED CRAZY for being different or having a difference of opinion or simply for QUESTIONING the status quo.

      As blah above posted

      Just maybe, it is not that people are INSANE, it is the environment they are in that is INSANE!

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      5 years ago

      Monarch, sweetie. Guess I'm one of the crazies. Something's wrong with a world where Lady Gaga gets more attention than education and understanding. There is nothing I believe I can learn from a meat dress or a song about a betrayer (Judas). Actually, I take that back the lessons to be learned are self importance, self indulgence, back stabbing, and ignorance... I guess ignorance is bliss. I may be crazy to find some truth in conspiracy theories, but there is something black in the world today and the dumbificaton of humanity can be directly correlated with pop culture. Instead of worshipping a higher power and enlightening ourselves for a greater good, we are worshipping idols and selling our souls for fruitless indulgences. Call me insane, but as Dave Chappelle said, "The worst thing to call somebody is crazy, it's dismissive, "I don't understand this person, so they're crazy" - that's bullshit. These people are not crazy, they're strong people, maybe their environment is a little sick."

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      6 years ago

      Check out my hub on Lady Gaga. This was very intersesting. The picture of her with the rosary in her mouth is offensive.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      About the backmasking, I with the help of other college DJs did it.

      One of the records of The Beatles when backmasked stated a growling statement of "I want to smoke Marijuana." I haven't written about it (or I'll never will) but you can read an investigative comic series called Crusaders (there's a site run by Chic Publication) revealing about those devilish music.

      As for Lady Gaga, the Illuminati shadow on her repertoire can be seen in almost all of her music videos. Or maybe her outlandish way of dressing and wardrobe are just her creation in order to be unique and famous, nothing else.

      Well, Paul McCartney can be at the rehab, since he got caught with a prohibited substance years ago.

      Anyway, I still have a collection of Beatles'music (midi-version) and some vinyl records that can attest my comment here.

      No half-truths or conspiracy theories involved.

    • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Sunshine - the Latoya/MJ theory is very funny! I'm glad I could make you laugh today.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Latoya/MJ theory...LOVE IT!!! hahaha! Very creative!!

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      clark farley 

      7 years ago

      ...and...and! Hub Pages is the foundation of the creation of 'neural netword', (secretly funded by the DOD) this site is meant to flush out all the creative, intelligent people who are not sitting in front of their TVs being brainwashed by entertainment-corporate complex.

      (the not-so smart, uncreative people? thats what facebook is for...)


    • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Rod - I don't know why people become addicted to plastic surgery, either. But I agree with your assumption that it probably has to do with the addiction and obsession to becoming "perfect". Though they end up looking the exact opposite of perfect...even less human! It is sad if MJ felt he needed to look more like a white man...which I suspect is the truth. There is absolutely nothing wrong with looking/being black. Everyone should be proud of their heritage and embrace it openly. I think I've seen that lady...but she looks nothing like Barbie...she looks more like a martian than anything else. Thanks for commenting again. :)

      tebo - I'm glad I could introduce some new things to you! I hadn't heard of it either, up until a couple of months ago. Crazy people out there, hmm?

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      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow I must be well and truly out of the loop because I never heard of a Paul McCartney being dead theory. You have definitely opened my eyes.

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      Rod Marsden 

      7 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

      And thank you kittythedreamer.

      I have read somewhere that plastic surgery can become an addiction. Why? I can't say for sure. There is pain in recovery no matter how much painkiller they're given. Surgery brings about extensive bruising and swelling and I don't know what else. And there is always the possibility of infection.

      I suppose part of why they do it is the desire to reach perfection. Of course this is impossible to reach and plastic surgeons need to be able to say no to clients on the road to going too far. There is a point I am sure where a person needs to be guided away from surgery and not to it.

      Michael Jackson's nose I am certain was destroyed by surgery. Was he trying to look more European/white Anglo-Saxon American and less African American? I would say so. But what is wrong with some guy who is African American looking African American? Nothing as far as I am concerned.

      There is a woman who has gone under the knife many times to look more and more like a Barbie doll. I think she might be addicted to surgery and to the fame this craziness has provided her with.

    • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Rod - Thanks for the vote-up! Very true that Lady Gaga enjoys playing games and pushing boundaries. She most definitely is an educated woman...she speaks Spanish, French, and German very she's no random Britney Spears.

      Paul McCartney - this theory made me laugh, as well! Wow...I had no idea that the heavy metal bands got that idea from The Beatles. Very interesting!

      I'll have to check out the Latoya pictures...yes, I agree she looks horrible! She's definitely had more than one surgery on her face. Yuck. Why do people destroy themselves in an attempt to make themselves look better? It's so sad.

      Thanks for commenting! You rock!

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      Rod Marsden 

      7 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

      I voted up. Lady Gaga likes to play games pure and simple. She also had obviously an education behind her.

      The business about Paul McCartney was always a good laugh. It prompted heavy metal and speed metal bands (sometimes referred to as death metal) to purposely put messages on their recordings that can only be understood when the music is played backwards. Bands like Deicide (death of a god/ killing of a god).

      Latoya looks to me like she has had plastic surgery. There was another theory circulating that Latoya may have had work done on her face so she came to look more like her brother. It was Playboy or some other magazine like it that did a Latoya spread some time ago. I found the pics of her a bit disturbing.

    • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Hi, Keila! Thanks so much for your compliments. Wow, I hadn't heard that Jay-Z and Beyonce were a part, too but that makes sense (hence the Telephone song & video with Lady Gaga & Beyonce). Too funny. And I fully agree with you, who cares if they are? They're not going to fully control me because I'll be happy no matter what they're doing!

      Cogerson - I find conspiracy theories intriguing, truly. Though at the same time I find them overly-paranoid and insane! My favorite is the Lady Gaga conspiracy theory, just because it seems so far-fetched...yet possible! :)

      shanaya - Glad I was able to teach ya something new today, love. :) Gracias for the votes and have a wonderful weekend!

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      7 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

      Dear Kitty! You have collected very interresting theories I must say. I haven't heard it before. Thanks for sharing.

      UP so high, AWESOME, USEFUL.



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      7 years ago from Virginia

      Very nicely done kittythedreamer.....very interesting have to love a good conspiracy theroy....I love the Paul is dead one....that has had people thinking for almost 40 years now....the Lady Gaga is also very interesting....voted up and useful

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      7 years ago from Georgia

      Wow! Great article! I have never heard any of the 3 conspiracies. I have heard that JayZ and Beyonce are part of the Illuminati as well as Rihanna. Whether the Illuminati truly exist or not, I’m not sure. Honestly though, I would rather enjoy my life than live it paranoid lol.

    • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Hi, Cheeky Girl! Thanks for commenting, you definitely squeezed a laugh or two out of me! I agree about Madonna...they probably could've said the same things about her. The newest I've heard of Lady Gaga is that she's the anti-christ. But don't they say that about every star at some time or another?

      Let me know how the oxygen tent goes. :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      The same could have been said of Madonna. The Jackson story is bizarre, they were brother and sister, there is bound to be a family resemblance...and Paul Mc, no!

      God news is, they all make excellent conspiracy theories. Now excuse me, I have to slip into my oxygen tent...I'm trying to stay young like Michael.... heh! :D

    • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Hahaha! I know, right? Ridiculous...WAY too much time on their hands. That mixed with paranoia does a number on people with the internet! Thanks for commenting, it is always appreciated. :) Have a fabulous day, Jeannie!

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      Jeannie InABottle 

      7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Wow! I have never heard the Lady Gaga one before. I have heard the other theories in the past. People have way too much free time! Who is coming up with these ideas?


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