I suspect that one reason why conspiracy theories are so popular is because they're a good way to divert people's attention from the real truth. Take this site, for instance: the owner and operator of the Black Vault has actually taken the time to file Freedom Of Information Act requests to bring many previously hidden government files into the light of day. But what is he making an effort to uncover? UFOs, crop circles, "government coverups," and other crap. Hey, everybody's gotta have a hobby, and the revealed documents do make for interesting reading. But, geez…couldn't this guy have come up with something more original or risk-taking to reveal to us?