|A Pace Odyssey||
In honor of the play tryouts for Anastasia, it seemed only fitting to discuss some of the grand duchess Anastasia’s story and the conspiracy theories behind it. Anastasia Nikolaevna was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas ll. She had three older sisters and a younger brother. A revolution was overtaking Russia in the late 1910s and the Bulsheviks were calling the shots (literally). On July 17, 1918 the royal family was brought down to the cellar and then a firing squad shot them all. However, this is the part of the story when conspiracy theorists take control. Bodies were never immediately found after the family was executed. This led people to believe that not all of the family members had died, specifically, Anastasia. For years, people thought the duchess was still alive and there were in fact people that claimed to be Anastasia. The false claims only fueled the conspiracy theories. In 2007 the graves of the family were found and DNA was tested to prove that they were all shot during the execution. To this day, people still believe the conspiracy theorists and think that the DNA was faked.
Conspiracy theories are heard very often and are sometimes completely implausible, although some actually get people to stop and think. Some conspiracy theories are largely known and are usually connected to the deaths of famous people. Some of those deaths include, the JFK assassination or even the unfortunate accident that killed Princess Diana. A sad majority of the population on the earth today believe that even the Holocaust was faked. Same with the moon landing. Conspiracy theorists have no boundaries and will go to the extremes to convince people that they are the ones that are right. I personally believe that there is more to JFK's assassination than we know. What are some conspiracy theories that you might believe in or some theories that you completely oppose? If none come to mind, make up your own conspiracy theory and see if anyone agrees with you. Make sure you provide some facts and ideas that back up these theories.
When commenting on other people’s comments, discuss whether you agree or disagree and add your own reasoning behind it.