Chilling Pop Culture Mysteries We Can't Stop Thinking About

By Jack Ripley | October 8, 2023

Taylor Swift Is Allegedly A Satanic Clone

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It's not totally clear where the conspiracy theory linking performer Zeena Schreck and singer Taylor Swift began, but it may have gained traction following a satirical BuzzFeed article published in 2013. These images depicted Zeena Schreck, also known as Zeena LaVey at the time, who was a high priestess in the Church of Satan founded by her father, Anton LaVey. Schreck appeared on Sally Jessy Raphael's talk show, Sally, in 1989.

After leaving the Church of Satan, Schreck joined the Temple of Set, dedicated to an ancient Egyptian god, and later established the Sethian Liberation Movement. Over time, she began practicing and teaching Tibetan Buddhism.

The conspiracy theory linking Schreck and Taylor Swift is primarily based on the fact that the two women sort of kind of look alike in their face and they're both involved in music. However, Montreal-based photographer François Brunelle's project, "I Am Not A Look-Alike," demonstrates that sharing facial similarities with unrelated individuals is not uncommon.

Despite the lack of substantive evidence, the theory suggesting that Taylor Swift is not who she claims to be continues to persist. Some proponents of the theory assert that Swift is a reincarnation of Schreck, despite the fact that Schreck is still alive. Others argue that Swift is a clone of Schreck, with claims that there are additional clones of Schreck.

This cloning conspiracy theory thrives, partly fueled by a specific segment of YouTube dedicated to finding hidden Satanic messages within mainstream media. Conspiracy theorists found ample fodder for speculation during Swift's hiatus from the public eye and eagerly seized upon her return.

Was Avril Lavigne Replaced By A Lookalike?

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In a fun twist, this conspiracy theory actually originated as an attempt to demonstrate how easily conspiracy theories can spread. It all started with a Brazilian blog post that claimed Avril Lavigne, the Canadian singer, had died by suicide in 2003 and was subsequently replaced by an imposter named Melissa Vandella. Yikes!

The purpose of the blog post was to serve as an example of a conspiracy theory, explicitly stating its fictitious nature. However, when the blog post gained attention after being shared by BuzzFeed, the theory regained momentum, and its followers began scrutinizing photos and lyrics in search of evidence supporting the existence of the alleged imposter. It is important to note that this theory remains unequivocally false.