To have been slack jawed at this?

(69 Posts)
ShadowsShadowsEverywhere Tue 22-Jul-14 23:00:47

I must share loud conversation overheard on the bus today. Man gets on with his DS, maybe 12/13 yo.

Dad starts talking about some new 'research' he's been doing. He then said (as close to word for word as I can remember)
"I've been reading this book about the royal family. Apparently they are all reptiles that can change form. They feed on human flesh and blood which helps them keep human form. Far out right?"
His DS nods.
At this point I thought he was describing an interesting work of fiction. But no, he continued thus
"Thing is son, it's actually true. I've seen a newspaper report that has now been destroyed after a secrecy act has been passed. The queen is wanted by the Swiss government as they have evidence but it's all being hushed up. That's why they all live in remote castles and don't see the public much, so that no one sees their reptilian forms."

Now I know that people have some whacky conspiracy theories, but on a bus?? Shared with your young son and loud enough for all the other kids on the bus to hear (and be petrified!) Have any of you overheard weird and wonderful conversations while on public transport??

ObfusKate Tue 22-Jul-14 23:02:13
NeedsAsockamnesty Tue 22-Jul-14 23:02:15

That's quite an old one tbh

FidelineAndBombazine Tue 22-Jul-14 23:04:15

Poor kid.

That particular piece of batshittery seems remarkably common though. I sometimes wonder whether modern life is causing mass MH problems or maybe it is just that a lot of people are thick and always have been

Have a wine

DiaDuit Tue 22-Jul-14 23:05:15

Do you think they might have been taking the piss a tiny wee bit? grin

thenightsky Tue 22-Jul-14 23:05:22

I think David Ike came up with this one in the late 80s.

DiaDuit Tue 22-Jul-14 23:06:52

Oh sweet jesus it's an actual thing? shock

Wtf is going wrong in our education system when people are actually believing that shite?

FidelineAndBombazine Tue 22-Jul-14 23:08:25

You'd better have a wine too Dia

gamerchick Tue 22-Jul-14 23:10:04

Yes Davis icke and the Lizard people. He's one freaky dude.

His forum lot are a pain in the arse though.. have they ever been on here?

Fav Tue 22-Jul-14 23:10:14

I always assumed that David Icke's lizard stuff was a metaphor.
Does he truly believe this, or have some of his followers taken it and run with it?

gamerchick Tue 22-Jul-14 23:10:27

*David

FidelineAndBombazine Tue 22-Jul-14 23:11:17

He believes it Fav

gamerchick Tue 22-Jul-14 23:12:07

Although I suppose you could always do a McDonald's sign to fend them off rather than the signs of the cross.

DiaDuit Tue 22-Jul-14 23:12:48

<downs wine> thanks fideline! I needed that, and a lie down in a darkened room. I'm gobsmacked.

Fav Tue 22-Jul-14 23:13:01

Wow.

ShadowsShadowsEverywhere Tue 22-Jul-14 23:13:29

Definitely weren't taking the piss. When one poor little girl started freaking out about man eating lizards the dad just said to the little girls mum that she deserves to know the truth. I think the mum bit her tongue rather hard!

I knew about David Ickes but just couldn't believe I was actually hearing a sensible looking person discussing it on a bus!

FidelineAndBombazine Tue 22-Jul-14 23:15:42

When one poor little girl started freaking out about man eating lizards the dad just said to the little girls mum that she deserves to know the truth.

Crikey.

ShadowsShadowsEverywhere Tue 22-Jul-14 23:16:05

He actually claimed that David Cameron was involved in the cover up. That bit did have several of us sniggering grin

Xihha Tue 22-Jul-14 23:17:31

I'm hoping he was winding his son up, it's the kind of thing my Dad would come out with, he would say it with a completely straight face and keep adding details and 'evidence' until people believed him, there are still people who believe there's a secret nuclear bunker where we used to live because he was so good at these stories.

Namechangearoonie123 Tue 22-Jul-14 23:18:02

I reckon David Cameron was about 14 when they came up with that shite.

I've lost eyebrows to other folks ridiculousness about reptiles and the Illuminati.

FidelineAndBombazine Tue 22-Jul-14 23:18:34

Maybe he actually was a bit unwell?

Are your buses always this interesting?

Nothing like that ever happens on mine sad

Xihha Tue 22-Jul-14 23:19:12

cross post, Dad would have come clean and apologised if he'd scared a child

FloozeyLoozey Tue 22-Jul-14 23:20:49

He was probably just having him on.

ScarlettlovesRhett Tue 22-Jul-14 23:20:51

I showed my 12 yr old some of the YouTube clips which 'prove' that the royal family are lizard people!

Providing he isn't seriously trying to brainwash his child, it's harmless daftness - it's one of the more ridiculous conspiracy theories.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Tue 22-Jul-14 23:21:03

The always reasonable Charlie Brooker says that Davhd Cameron is a lizard:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/oct/16/charlie-brooker-cameron-a-lizard

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