Days of Darkness: How one woman escaped the conspiracy theory trap that has ensnared millions
January 31, 2024
WASHINGTON (AP) — At first his stories seemed harmless. Tales about secret organizations plotting to take over the world, about the good guys working to save it, and about the proof that, if you knew where to look, was hiding in plain sight.
To Ramona, her boyfriend Don's tales of conspiracy theories sounded like a movie. A lot of it didn't make much sense, but Ramona would nod along anyway. Don enjoyed telling his stories and showing off what he'd read online. He always knew the answer.
The pair met while still in high school. They worked at the same fast-food place in Ramona's hometown...