On August 5th, 1962, the iconic actress, model, and sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe passed away in her home. She was found dead in her bed by her housekeeper, Eunice Murray, around 3:00 P.M. A toxicology report revealed she died from acute barbiturate poisoning which is an overdose of barbiturate. Soon it was announced that she had committed suicide by taking over 40 pills. But, a lot of people don’t believe this is true. Here are three of the most popular conspiracies about Marilyn Monroe’s death.
A documentary called ‘Unacknowledged’, directed by Michael Mazzola, explores with a conspiracy theorist who is named Dr. Steven Greer. In the film, Greer reveals a supposedly top-secret CIA memo written two days before Monroe’s death. This memo proposes that John F. Kennedy, who was rumored to be having an affair with Monroe, told her that he had seen proof of “things from outer space” while at a secret airbase.
On Greer’s website he writes, “she was threatening to hold a press conference to tell the world what Jack Kennedy had told her during pillow talk about having seen debris from an extraterrestrial vehicle at what the document calls a ‘secret air base‘.”
He suspects that Monroe was murdered by the CIA to stop her from exposing the truth.
2. She Actually Isn’t Dead
It was known that Marilyn Monroe dealt with depression, genetically passed down from her mother who suffered from depression and paranoid schizophrenia. Author of the book Marilyn Monroe: Alive in 1984?, John Alexander Baker is convinced that Monroe was staying in an institution for about 20 years. According to his book, he suggested, in 1984, that he picked up a hitchhiker who claimed she was indeed Monroe. He explains that she told him she was now a “homeless, frightened, paranoid schizophrenic”. Baker is completely convinced that it was Monroe by her singing voice and appearance.
3. She Was Murdered By the Kennedys
Several rumors spread like wildfire about affairs between Marilyn Monroe and John and Robert Kennedy. The beginning of the rumors flamed after Monroe sang a sultry version of ‘Happy Birthday’ to the president on May 19, 1962. A little later after that, more suspicions were held about Monroe and Robert Kennedy sleeping together. It’s claimed that she grew tired of keeping secrets and on the night of her death, she threatened to confess to the press the next morning. Afraid that their reputations would be destroyed, the Kennedys went to Monroe’s house and murdered her before she could speak out about their affairs.
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