10 Sep The Bielefeld conspiracy – part 1
Whoever is occupied with the theme “conspiracies” from time to time – like we at The Maier-files – will hit the so called Bielefeld Verschwörung or Bielefeld conspiracy sooner or later.
Bielefeld is a city in the northeastern part of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia, more specifically in the Regierungsbezirk Detmold, where the hotel of our friend Rolf Dietrich is located (see the prequel to The Maier-Files, read it for free). Bielefeld has over 328.000 inhabitants and is thus the biggest city of the region East Westphalia-Lippe – of which the city is also the scientific and cultural centre – and one of the twenty biggest cities of Germany.
At least, that is what offical sources will tell you. Reality however is that the city … doesn’t exist. Last week we had to pass by the A2-exit Bielefeld and really: nothing to see there but prairies. So it’s not really amazing that at the end of the trailer for the movie made about the Bielefeld conspiracy someone says: “Sehen wir uns nicht in dieser Welt, dann sehen wir uns in Bielefeld” (If we don’t see each other in this world, we’ll see each other in Bielefeld).
No, seriously, Bielefeld does exist. And the whole conspiracy was invented by a few students in 1993 (and made known by a certain Achim Held, an ICT guy, who launched it on the internet in 1994). Goal was, as is said, to demonstrate the unfalsifiability of conspiracy theories and their inevitable circular argument. And that’s exactly what we want to talk about tomorrow.