Conspiracy theorists have gone crazy over a wildfire in California.
In 2018, wildfires raged across California, particularly burning the town of Paradise.
At the time, it was not known how the fires started, leading to widespread speculation and the emergence of some bizarre theories.
At the forefront of these crazy theories was the claim that giant laser beams from space caused the fires.
However, the source of the lasers has been controversial. Some said it was aliens who attacked California. Others claimed that terrorists were somehow using the space laser.
Some theorists even went so far as to claim that the United States government was behind the laser attacks.
The laser theories gained traction after they were popularized by future Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Greene wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post that there were “too many coincidences to ignore” surrounding the fire.
She spread the story that people saw beams of light coming down from the sky to start the fires.
Greene also claimed that Rothschild Inc., a financial firm, was somehow involved in the fires.
“If they beamed the sun’s energy back to Earth, they would surely never miss a transmitter-receiver station, right??!! I mean, mistakes are never made when something new is invented. What would that even look like? I guess a laser beam or beam of light falling on the earth. “Could this cause a fire?” Greene wrote.
“Hmmm, I don’t know. I hope not! That wouldn’t look so good for PG&E, Rothschild Inc, Solaren or Jerry Brown, who really seems to like PG&E.”
In reality, the massive wildfires were caused by an out-of-control campfire.
The disaster killed 103 people and burned 100 million hectares of land.