Bizarre Conspiracy Theory Claims Australia Doesn't Exist
If you've been dreaming of a lovely trip Down Under then I have some very bad news for you, Australia doesn't actually exist.
You may think it exists, you may know someone who claims to be from there, you may even be convinced that you've been there yourself - but, according to this bizarre theory, you are dead wrong.
The weird theory surfaced last year, around about the same time that Flat Earthers started making headlines, but it actually dates back quite a while and even has its own forum thread on the Flat Earth Society's page dating back to 2006, which has attracted hundreds of replies and thousands of views.
The post reads: "Most of you have probably been brought up believing in the imaginary land called Australia. I bet many of you even learned about it in school. I am here to tell you the truth.
"Well, the fact is that Australia doesn't really exist. Everything you have ever heard about it was made up, and any pictures of it you have seen were faked by the government. I am sure you have even talked to people on the internet who claim to be from Australia. They are really secret government agents who are surfing the internet to enforce these false beliefs.
"We are not entirely sure why the government made up an imaginary continent, or why it is trying to convince the world that this continent is real, but we can tell you that we know for a fact that Australia doesn't really exist.
"Please join us in our quest to convince the world of the truth."
And they're not the only one who thinks we're dealing with a hoax country here. Facebook user Shelly Floryd went even further last year when her viral post claimed that every Aussie you've ever met is an actor or computer generated. Strewth.
"Australia does not exist," she stated. "All things you call 'proof' are actually well fabricated lies and documents made by the leading governments of the world. Your Australian friends? They're all actors and computer-generated personas, part of the plot to trick the world."
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Oz isn't the only country we've been bare-faced lied to about either, this Reddit theory, lays out the reasons why Finland doesn't exist, even going so far as to say that Helsinki is actually in Eastern Sweden and that all Finnish people are actually Swedish, Russian or Estonian without even realising.
Heavy - thank God it's all a load of bollocks, eh?
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