CERN Reacts to Fears Large Hadron Collider Could Spawn ‘Demonic’ Black Hole
Scientifically illiterate conspiracy theorists are fretting over a physics experiment the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will carry out at the end of April.
Certain Internet-dwellers have theorized that the particle-smashing Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment, run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), will open the gates of Hell, causing hordes of demons to spill into our dimension.
The Internet is a notorious breeding ground for any sort of baseless doomsday scenarios — about pretty much everything — but the LHC’s high-energy experiments seem exceptionally fit for the imagination of certain tinfoil-hat netizens.
Just about anything concerning the LHC’s upcoming new tranche of tests has been singled out as a harbinger of the Armageddon to come.
A statue of the Indian “God of destruction” Shiva on CERN’s campus in Geneva has been blamed for causing last year’s earthquake in Nepal.
Doubts about the shape of CERN’s logo have also been investigated by social media users — the prevailing theory being the insignia was actually a Satanic 666 symbol.