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'Conspiracy?’ to dust the mystery out of The History Channel

MUMBAI: Did you know that the anthrax strain found in the letters during the anthrax attacks was a variety of the Ames strain, long favoured by and under the control of the US bio-defense community? Or that one of Hitler’s key intelligence officers was hired by the US for their intelligence program in West Germany? And who did kill Marilyn Monroe – JFK, the CIA or was it her own substance abuse which did her in?

Readers can find answers to all such questions on Conspiracy? which kicks off tonight on The History Channel. Every weekday at 11 pm this 12-part series will explore the conflicting theories behind controversial historical events. Each episode of this series examines the documented history behind a well-known event and reveals the latest evidence which has surfaced in each case. Using a predetermined system of checks and balances, the pros and cons of each topic is thoughtfully weighed against evidence.

The History Channel VP marketing Rajesh Sheshadri said, “Each episode of Conspiracy? has the same appeal as any thrilling movie, probably even more so because the episodes are all real stories. From the mysteries of Roswell and Area 51, to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., to the midair explosion of TWA Flight 800, unexplained conspiracies have always captured the public imagination. Conspiracy? uncovers the truth behind these unsolved mysteries”.

One episode titled Okalahoma City Bombing uncovers the truth behind the massive explosion which killed 168 people at Federal Building in Okalahoma. The Majestic 12-UFO Cover Up provides a close encounter of the third kind by revealing the truth behind the rumors of how the US government covered-up the ‘truth’ at Roswell. RFK Assassination reveals the tragic events that led to the assassination on the eve of Robert Kennedy’s victory in the 1968 Californian Democratic Primary.

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