The life of Rasputin is one of the most bizarre stories in all of history, giving rise to all sorts of outlandish explanations and theories to explain how he did what he did. Check out these weird conspiracy theories about Rasputin.
1. One of the more common theories about Rasputin is that he was some kind of magic user, or that he had spiritual powers of some sort that allowed him to see the future, heal himself, and mesmerize women. Only with the help of these powers did he gain power and seduce women, although theories differ on whether he was a spiritual avatar, a wizard, or a saint.
2. A more specific version of the saint conspiracy theory is that Rasputin was the immortal known as Count de St. Germain. His goal was to pave the way for a Russian revolution. After the many assassination attempts, he realized that the best course of action was to fake his own death, so he allowed himself to be buried alive, tunneled out, and is supposedly living in Los Angeles after ending Communism in Eastern Europe in the 1980s.
3. One of the weirdest theories is that Rasputin was not actually human at all, but actually an alien who felt like pretending to be human as an odd prank. What killed him was exposure to sunlight, since the typical methods of killing didn’t affect his alien physiology.
4. In addition to questions about how Rasputin survived as long as he did, what actually killed him, and how he was so powerful, there are also conspiracy theories about who killed Rasputin. The accepted theory is that Prince Youssoupoff was the leader of a group of aristocrats who wanted their own power back. But other theories include the idea that a group of Dukes wanted to stop the Russian revolution, or that it was Oswald Rayner, a member of the Secret Intelligence Bureau.
5. A final theory about Rasputin’s death is that it was all the British Government. They wanted to depose the Tsar so they could replace him with a “malleable Anglophile bisexual.”