1. US military conspiracy
There are actually several different conspiracy theories ab out the US military being involved. They range from the US military shooting down the airliner, whether on purpose or accidentally, to secretly landing the plane on a military base on the remote island of Diego Garcia.
The United States government flatly denies claims of any US involvement regarding the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Conspiracy theory and scientific site Natural News, run by Mike Adams, has another US military theory.
Adams said: “If we never find the debris, it means some entirely new, mysterious and powerful force is at work on our planet, which can pluck airplanes out of the sky without leaving behind even a shred of evidence.”
If there does exist a weapon with such capabilities, whoever controls it already has the ability to dominate all of Earth’s nations with a fearsome military weapon of unimaginable power,” he added.
He believes the plane fell into an area “outside the search zone” and could lead to a very dark end for Earth.
2. Terrorists crashed it into the sea
This is perhaps the second most popular and plausible theory.
Though no terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for the missing flight, that hasn’t stopped theorists claiming it’s the only explanation. There are some terrorist groups that have claimed responsibility over the last few days, including an unknown Chinese group.
What really triggered this possibility, were the two passengers who boarded the plane with stolen passports , with many believing they must be part of a huge cover up to sink the plane.
3. Afghan hijacking
A Russian newspaper claimed MH370 has been hijacked and flown to Afghanistan, where the crew and passengers are now being held captive.
A military source reportedly told the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper: “Flight MH370 Malaysia Airlines missing on March 8 with 239 passengers was hijacked.
“Pilots are not guilty; the plane was hijacked by unknown terrorists. We know that the name of the terrorist who gave instructions to pilots is “Hitch.
“The plane is in Afghanistan not far from Kandahar near the border with Pakistan.”
Others have since gone on to indicate that the passengers have been divided into seven groups and are living in mud huts with almost no food.
4. A life insurance scam
The Malaysian police chief refused to rule out the possibility of the missing plane being an elaborate insurance scam.
Khalid Abu Bakar addressed the world last month to provide an update on the investigation and revealed authorities were exploring every single avenue – no matter how remote.
“Maybe somebody on the flight has bought a huge sum of insurance, who wants family to gain from it or somebody who has owed somebody so much money, you know, we are looking at all possibilities,” he said.
The authorities’ investigations extend to examining every detail of the passengers for any clues as to what may have happened.
“We are looking very closely at the video footage taken at the KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), we are studying the behavioural pattern of all the passengers,” he added.
5. The Illuminati
“Was looking at the Wikipedia page for the missing Malaysia Airlines, and noticed that it’s was [sic] the 404th 777 Boeing produced,” Redditor i-am-SHER-locked wrote.
Reddit users have seemingly taken a keen interest in the disappearance. One, known only as i-am-SHER-locked apparently uncovered that the Boeing 777 in question was the 404th such aircraft to be produced.
“An HTTP 404 error means not found,” they wrote. “Which in this case is oddly appropriate for the status of the aircraft, or just a coincidence.
“Coincidence, I think not.”
“An HTTP 404 error mean [sic] not found, which in this case is oddly approiate [sic] for the status of the aircraft, or just a concidence [sic]. Coincidence, i think not!”
Maybe, most likely, probably.
6. Edward Snowden
There were early suggestions 20 employees from the Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor were on board the flight.
So Reddit user Dark_Spectre has put two and two together and come up with, well, you decide.
“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,” he wrote.
“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 goes on to that the plane itself was kidnapped by Chinese authorities to uncover more about Snowden’s revelations.
7. North Korea has the Plane
A theory suggesting the plane was hidden as part of an experiment has circulated.
Citizens news site Beforeitsnews.com reported: “It is conceivable that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plane is ‘cloaked’, hiding with hi-tech electronic warfare weaponry that exists and is used.
“In fact, this type of technology is precisely the expertise of Freescale, that has 20 employees on board the missing flight.”
It also sparked theories the plane could have been taken by North Korea for similarly unknown purposes.
A reddit user wrote: “There’s no telling what crazy logic they [North Korea] might have for taking a plane. They literally have no grasp of reality and have been caught red handed kidnapping foreigners, making s**t up and generally being d****es.”
8. There’s a new Bermuda Triangle
The idea there could be a second Bermuda Triangle seems a popular one on social media.
Its sudden and unexplained disappearance from radar could have several explanations, whether it be a sudden explosion or mid-air disintegration, or even a mechanical failure.
But some theorists believe it simply means the plane has entered another Devil’s Triangle.
Boats and planes have been known to disappear in the patch of sea in the North Atlantic Ocean, known as the Bermuda Triangle, including Flight 19 in 1945, when five torpedo bombers mysteriously vanished.
But could there really be another one?
One Twitter user wrote: “So…what is up with this Malaysian airplane thing? Is there an Asian version of the Bermuda Triangle?”
Another added: “Maybe there’s such thing as Asian bermuda triangle. #Malaysia #MalaysiaAirlines.”
— Bow to the king! (@KingLionsXII) March 10, 2014
9. Pilot suicide
One explanation for the sudden disappearance, according to some, could be pilot suicide.
But so far no evidence has come to light to suggest either captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah or co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid had such intentions.
John Brennan, head of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), told the Daily Mail, when asked if it was a possibility: “I think you cannot discount any theory.”
Malaysian police have attempted to investigate whether any passengers or crew on the plane had personal or psychological problems that might shed light on the mystery.
Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said at a news conference: “We are looking at all possibilities.”
Other theorists have claimed the pilot or crew could have hijacked the plane themselves.
But Hugh Dunleavy, the commercial director of Malaysia Airlines, said the captain in charge of the flight was a very seasoned pilot with an excellent record.
“There have been absolutely no implications that we are aware of that there was anything untoward in either his behaviour or attitude,” Dunleavy told Reuters in an interview.
“We have no reason to believe that there was anything, any actions, internally by the crew that caused the disappearance of this aircraft.”
Social media users have jumped on the possibility of extraterrestrial life having something to do with the missing plane.
One user wrote: “After an extensive conversation with my father & his partner, we have come to the conclusion that the only explanation is #aliens mh370.”
Another added: “I secretly believe that plane is abducted by aliens.. I know I’m not the only one..”
And one user even said there were only two possibilities for its disappearance, aliens or a DB Cooper-style heist.
He wrote: “This Malaysian airlines flight has the potential to be either the greatest heist since DB Cooper, or alien abduction. I vote aliens.”
after an extensive conversation with my father & his partner, we have come to the conclusion that the only explanation is aliens #mh370
— Jordan (@wittsjw) March 12, 2014
I secretly believe that plane is abducted by aliens.. I know i’m not the only one..
— CHUCKIE | DIRTYDUTCH (@djchuckie) March 12, 2014
This malaysian airline flight has the potential to be either the greatest heist since DB Cooper, or alien abduction. I vote aliens
— cameron bush (@cameronthebush) March 10, 2014