Conspiracy theorists believe that the fluctuations in the World markets, major bank bailout and economic recessions are all caused by The Illuminati, an ancient, secret cult of the super rich. The Illuminati may also be hoarding money, ostensibly to either prepare for the post-apocalypse or to actually cause such a doomsday, in which they would emerge to create a one-world government.
Could the end of days truly be upon us? Members of the international elite – including the Illuminati – seem to think so, and have chosen the Ozark Mountain region of the United States to hide out from the apocalypse. The Conspiracy Theory team finds what appears to be construction on underground cities hidden in mountain caverns and tunnels, blocking off formerly public entrances with iron bars and heavy security. An apparent influx of banks in the rural region also seems suspect, but when they hear about round the clock construction on the biggest private house in America, reportedly built entirely of military grade materials and owned by a D.C. defense contractor, Jesse suspects something big may be happening here – just below the surface.
The theory states that members of the Elite, or Illuminati, are preparing for a post-apocalyptic world by building secret, underground refuges across the Ozark Mountains region of the United States, which covers parts of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The more sinister version of this theory has the Illuminati building these underground fortresses in preparation for a worldwide catastrophe that they will initiate, themselves. The voice-over narration describes the Ozarks conspiracy as “a conspiracy to launch worldwide chaos” and part of an Illuminati plan to “take over the world from a post in the American Heartland.”
Conspiracies regarding secret underground bases and fortresses being built and operated by the government, or in some cases, the Illuminati, themselves, have become more popular in the decade-plus since the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 9/11/2001. One of the most discussed conspiracies of the last several years on the internet alleges that the Denver International Airport has a massive, underground complex built underneath it, as Jesse and the team explored in Episode #7 of Season One of Conspiracy Theory: 2012 Apocalypse.
Reports have also spread around internet conspiracy circles regarding FEMA camp installations being prepared to imprison U.S. citizens during some sort of Illuminati-initiated catastrophe intended to lower global population and re-organize society under a “New World Order.” These scenarios also have been explored by Conspiracy Theory, in Episode #4 of Season Two: Police State.