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The secret history of the flag of the United States

The secret history of the flag of the United States This June 14th is Flag Day, the annual celebration of when we adopted our first national flag, which happened on June 14, 1777: “Resolved. That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Of course, everyone knows that Betsy Ross was the patriot who designed…

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Is There Any Truth to the Conspiracy Theories About JFK?

It’s time for the Granddaddy of the Them All on conspiracy theories, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  There are so many theories surrounding this monstrous event in American history. From the Russians to the Cubans, to the Mafia and even our own government, accusations of those involved would make your eyes glaze over.  What about the grassy knoll? Was there really a magic bullet? We’re proud veterans at Covert Concepts, and the fact…

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What Exactly is the Government Hiding at Area 51?

We had so much fun writing about the moon landing conspiracy theory last week that the decision to keep going was a pretty easy one. How can we tease conspiracy theories without talking about Area 51? It has aliens. It has high-powered military aircrafts. It might even have a crashed alien spaceship. If you give into your imagination, the possibilities seem endless. What is Area 51? If you look at the satellite view in Google…

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Are Conspiracy Theorists Right About the Moon Landing?

Almost everyone loves a good conspiracy theory.  It sells movies. It writes blogs. It captures attention.  We love conspiracy theories too. We admit our part in fueling the discussion, and possibly the breakdown of modern society. Ok, that last part was an exaggeration.  Still, the point holds true. Why else would you be reading this if you weren’t the slightest bit curious? At the top of our list is the famous theory that NASA faked…

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Was District 13 in the Hunger Games Modeled After a Real Place?

If you’ve seen the Hunger Games movies then you know about District 13. A place that appeared to be completely bare and long-destroyed, but actually had an entire underground facility filled with trained citizens. While The Hunger Games is a piece of incredibly elaborate fiction, there is something about the dystopian societies that seems to draw in the crowds. Many of us haven’t lived through anything remotely similar and we seem to be fascinated with…

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