The Chilean Government’s intention to 'stage' the rescue of 33 miners sparked controversy among conspiracy theorists.
Geoff Meston, an IT Consultant from Bristol said there was strong evidence to support a conspiracy, like the fake moon landings.
“First of all I picked up tweets that revealed the government of Chile were ‘planning a big operation in the desert’, something that would ‘take days to set up’. Initially people seemed to be saying they wouldn’t be able to pull it off.”
“They were flying a lot of cameras and hardware in, so there was definitely technical expertise involved, and staging such a high profile stunt would have needed buy in from the very top.”
Meston claims that footage of the rescue attempt being staged was picked up by some obscure South American TV channel and broadcast around the world by reputable news channels, including the BBC.
“Another anomaly was the time. I watched the broadcast in the early hours of the morning, but the clock on the screen and the setting sun both showed that the ‘live’ footage was actually shot four hours earlier: a dead giveaway.”
Chilean authorities were last night too busy celebrating to comment.