Being heralded as one of the most puzzling mysteries in modern aviation history, a plane carrying 239 passengers and flight crew departed for an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing at 12:40 a.m. on March 8. The plane’s communications with civilian air controllers were severed at about 1:20 a.m., and the jet went missing…
It’s the talk of Twitter, chat rooms, lunch counters, office banter and possibly special effect afficianados across the globe: How could a modern passenger jet disappear off the face of the earth without a trace? And why?
Not at all to make light of the plight of the passengers and crew aboard Malaysian Air Flight MH370, the situation already has the makings of a scifi/thriller/mystery movie plot, sketchy facts and all. The one constant though, beyond the probability that a terrible tragedy is waiting at the end of this story, is the factual void at its center, heightening the frenzy of speculation across the globe!
Here are the top 7 theories circulating around the disappearence of Flght MH370 from fellow members of the online community;
A Canadian man named Jeff Arwadi tweeted, “UFO abduction is slowly becoming the most realistic theory on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines #MH370 right now.”
Redditor i-am-SHER-locked wrote. “Was looking at the Wikipedia page for the missing Malaysia Airlines, and noticed that it’s was [sic] the 404th 777 Boeing produced. An HTTP 404 error mean [sic] not found, which in this case is oddly approiate [sic] for the status of the aircraft, or just a concidence [sic]. Coincidence, i think not!”
A Reddit user named nickryane wrote that the North Korean government has “… kidnapped civilians from several nations before. They could have been targeting specific people they knew were on that flight, or they could be after some modern technology in the airliner.”
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is circulating this theory on twitter: “777crash confirms jihadists turning to make trouble for China. Chance for US to make common cause, befriend China while Russia bullies.”
“It seemed odd to me that 20 of their employees [from a technology company called Freescale] were on board the plane and that they are a defense contractor linked to cloaking technology… and then the plane vanishes,” a Reddit user named RachelvsPublic wrote.
On Facebook, a user named Riana Thiart gave her twist to the popular theory: “Another suspicious fact is that 20 of the best electrical motor vehicle engineers were on that plane. You can’t help but assume if the OIL mafia was behind the terrorist attack. Super efficient electrical cars could have been about to launch.”
Angela Stalcup tweeted; “The Malaysia Airlines Jet was blown up by a micro nuclear bomb which created a black hole of magnetic forces vaporizing the whole jetliner.”
However, the reality is, It’s been 9 days since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished, with neither signs of its wreckage nor the 239 people on board. Something did happen to that plane that was obviously out of the norm, causing it to depart from its normal flight path. It’s very hard not to speculate when no real information is coming from Malaysian officials who are either trying to save face in light of this perplexing situation, or worse, are hiding something incredibly… sinister is the word that comes to mind.
In a recent news report, the father of one of the lost passengers on the missing plane is hoping for an outcome that would sound shocking under normal circumstances:
“I hope the plane was hijacked, because then, at least, there is hope,” Li from Hebei Province said. “But if the worst happened then I will have no meaning in my life. This is my only son.”
As he walked away from the reporter, Li bent his head and cried.
The Latest on Flight MH370
The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is pictured in a T-shirt with a Democracy is Dead slogan as fears emerge he could have hijacked the plane as an anti-government protest.
Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a fervent supporter of his country’s opposition leader who was jailed for homosexuality – illegal in Malaysia – only hours before flight MH370 vanished with 239 passengers and crew on board, the Sunday Mirror can reveal.
And in a new twist, it emerged that the pilot’s wife and three children moved out of the family’s home the day before the plane’s disappearance.
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