Conspiracy Theories Club at PCS

Do aliens exist? What is Area 51 really about? If the government ever finds The Loch Ness Monster, what will they do with it? Larger than the PCS community, these questions have provoked the minds of many, and have led to a myriad of alternate explanations known as conspiracy theories. The Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe Club at PCS, also dubbed UMOTU, has recently gained considerable traction from PCS students fascinated with these questions. The club hosts weekly discussions around popular alternative explanations to world events, and viewings of documentaries and other media surrounding conspiracy theories.

Three ROAR reporters, Logan Newkirk, Benito Sauceda, and Gavin Kowalski recently attended a meeting to learn more about the club and talk to its most involved members. Our reporters came back with some possible answers to these mysterious questions such as “Do aliens exist?” as they discussed the supposed presence of aliens, curses, and mysterious forces at work behind our backs. Sometimes we found the conspiracies and explanations compelling, while other times we didn’t. UMOTU aims to entertain and understand each members’ opinion and help provide evidence for each members’ viewpoint. Hosted by PCS student Andrew Harris, the club meets every Tuesday in Ms. Flood’s room.

In the meeting we attended, a topic of much contention was JFK’s Assassination. Many believe government officials had organized the event in order to fill the position with a different political figure. We also discussed the possibility of unknown shooters, angles, and bullets that have been speculated. We discussed “the magic bullet” and its mystery involving the assassination of JFK, how it might be fake or true, and how different members felt on the dilema.

Most times they will be discussing theories, but also they may watch movies from time to time. When discussing theories, people in the club share conspiracy theories they’ve found. Sometimes it is impossible to believe these stories.

The truth is that, although the conspiracy theory club is fun, it’s not always taken seriously. The quote below is a perfect example.

“Can we go back to talking about disfigured otters?” -Anonymous