Britain’s favourite conspiracy theories include the Queen being a lizard and that aliens have been sighted in Area 51.
A new poll found two-fifths of people reckon the coronavirus pandemic was the result of an experiment gone wrong, making it the most believed conspiracy theory in the country.
The research by OnBuy.com found 34% of us think US President Donald Trump is being blackmailed by Russia while a third believe aliens have been seen in the top secret air base Area 51 in Nevada, America.
Other theories making the top 10 include people thinking there is a link between 5G and Covid-19, that disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was murdered and that coronavirus is a cover for Microsoft’s Bill Gates to implant microchips into people.
Anti-vaxxers who think vaccines cause autism was the ninth most believed conspiracy theory, followed by people who say climate change is a hoax.
The bizarre claim that the Royal Family are descended from lizard people was twelfth on the list, with one in 10 people claiming they believe it.
Cas Paton from OnBuy said: “Since the start of the pandemic a few theories have gained traction and we were intrigued to see just how many people believe in a conspiracy theory.”
Last month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson branded anti-vaxxers “nuts” during a visit to a health centre.
He made the comments while announcing a flu vaccine programme for this winter, which the government says is the most comprehensive in the country’s history.
Speaking at the Tollgate Medical Centre in Beckton, East London on Friday, July 24, the PM said: “The MMR and the BCG and all that jazz… there’s all these anti-vaxxers now, isn’t? They are nuts, they are nuts.”
The MMR vaccine protests against measles, mumps and the rubella illness, while the BCG vaccine combats tuberculosis.