Conspiracy theorists believe mosquitos are being made by governments to spy on people
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It looks like the conspiracy theorists have moved on from the idea that pigeons are government drones used to spy on us - and instead they've turned their attention to mosquitos.
The theory was brought to light by TikToker Liam Dixon, who posts a mixed bag of life updates, funny insights and interesting explainers.
In his latest video, he highlighted a recent clip that's been doing the rounds on social media from a man who claims to have found a mosquito with the number 38 mysteriously printed on its back.
According to the unnamed man's account, shortly after he found another of the blood-sucking insects donning a different number.
As Liam said: "Of course, there has been a conspiracy."
The TikToker continued: "Some people are saying that the man is just breeding mosquitoes to do scientific experiments on them, and therefore somehow putting numbers on their backs to keep track of them."
However, others have ran with the theory that the mosquitos are actually just bots being used to spy on the world's population.
It's more or less the same as the pigeon theory, which Liam explained in more detail in his video.
"For years people have believed that birds, but mainly pigeons, are made by the government to spy on humans," he said.
"And there's been many strange events over the years where thousands of birds have dropped dead out of the sky."
Saying the next part with a face-palm style chuckle, he continued: "And people believe this is due to the government having technical difficulties and that the Covid lockdowns were to keep everybody inside so that the government can go out and replace and change all the pigeons."
It's safe to say Liam's not buying it, and many people agree, with one writing: "I’ve shot enough pigeons to realise they ain’t robots."
"Nah my mum ran over a pigeon and guts and blood went everywhere," said another, to which Liam joked: "Ahh that must have been one of the real ones."
As someone who's squashed a fair few mosquitoes in their time, I can confirm that I saw nothing but (my own) blood.
But people had other ideas about what's really going on here, including this person who said: "It's prob just mosquitos that are being used for testing and they escaped."
Another suggested those in charge of the robotic animals had 'gotten smarter during lockdown', while a third quipped: "It's true, I used to be a pigeon but I changed careers."
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