Paul Is Dead Hoax Of Reverse Psychology
June 4, 2015 in Miscellaneous
Manchester, England — Perhaps the job of a conspiracy debunker may prove a little harder in the upcoming years. According to conspiracy theorists, the once believed Paul is dead hoax may have had far-reaching implications, that extend far beyond the reach of the media.
Those born in the sixties idolized hit rock group named the Beatles. Despite much of their controversy, one captured word of mouth by storm, though for years it remained unproven. “Paul is dead” became an urban legend in which Paul McCartney, one-fourth member of the Beatles, died in 1966 and was secretly replaced by a look-alike. But the claim the English rock musician and fourth member of the Beatles had died was supposedly the creative endeavors of American college students. The mischievous bunch had allegedly published articles claiming that clous to McCartney’s supposed will after death could be found among the lyrics and artwork of the Beatles’ recordings. The hoax lead to a mass search for clous and soon became an international phenomenon. Such evidence presented, with fans and followers of the legend reporting over one hundred and fifty-five cited clous of evidence in favor for the will after death of McCartney. These include messages perceived when listening to a song being played backwards, a technique called backwards masking. Others include symbolic interpretations of both lyrics as John Lennon, in the last section of the song “Strawberry Fields Forever”, supposedly and prophetically sung “I buried Paul”.
But visual clous of Paul’s will after death comes from the album cover of the Abbey Road. Interpretations suggest that the four members symbolize a funeral procession. Lennon, dressed in white, symbolized the minister or heavenly figure. Ringo Starr, dressed in black, symbolizes the undertaker or mourner. George Harrison, in denim jeans and shirt, symbolizes the gravedigger. McCartney, barefoot and out of step with other members of the band, symbolizes the corpse.
Yet conspiracy theorists say that all one hundred and fifty-five clous suggesting Paul’s will after death is true raises alarming consequences. Those in the truth-seeking community wonder if the government could use conspiracy theory websites to present a true event as false, and vice versa. “After they covered up the accident, they came up with the idea people would believe a rumor that sounded outlandish was true, no matter how contrary the rumor sounded. Hitler couldn’t have done a better job if he had tried. They tried this rumor out on college students to see if anyone would believe it. The experiment was a success. Many people fell for it hook, line and sinker and this would set the precedence for a range of half-truths, just as long as there were enough emotion and wonder attached to the subject prevent analysis. Soon after, the hoax discontinued and the body double switched [McCartney].”
Rumors involving Paul’s will after death declined after Life magazine published the counter interview with McCartney in November 1969.