The 10 Most Intriguing Conspiracy Theories

10. Subliminal Advertising

In the 1980’s there was concern over subliminal advertising during commercials on TV. The theory was brought forward by authors Wilson Bryan Key and Vance Packard who published books on the subject and claimed subliminal advertising was both rampant and damaging. The books caused a public outcry and led to FCC hearings, both books were investigated and discredited after several important studies were revealed to be faked. The concern over subliminal advertising and messages went from just on TV to bands including Styx and Judas Priest. In the 1990’s, Judas Priest was sued for allegedly causing a teen to commit suicide with subliminal messages. Subliminal messages can be processed by the brain and it has been tested but a thirty second commercial isn’t enough to force anyone to buy a product or do anything, it simple could relay a message.
10. Subliminal Advertising