Since early November, the Camp and Woolsey California wildfires have claimed at least 79 lives withhundreds of people still missing and have engulfed over 150,000 acres, destroyed thousands of homes, businesses, and other structures as firefighters continue to battle the flames, which will hopefully end soon thanks for much-needed rain.
And while the toll on life and property has been glaringly evident in the days and weeks since the outbreak of the fires, what's still not known is the cause - some place the blame on climate change and others place it on utility companies. But there are some people, like conservative strategist Mike Tokes, who don't buy either story. Instead, Tokes and those like him think there is more to the story.
Following his initial tweet questioning the source of the supposed wildfires in California, Tokes went on to provide a platform for perhaps one of the craziest theories out there - one that involves the United States government using a system of direct energy weapons (lasers) to target and ignite specific plots of land conspiracy theorists claim shares the path of a proposed high-speed rail system.
Here are a few "user submitted" images of the lasers that Tokes thinks could have played a role in the fires.
Tokes then went on to post a map of the fires compared to the map of the high-speed rail system.
"This is highly coincidental," Tokes wrote. "It appears the CA wildfires line up in the same path as the plans for the California High-Speed Rail System."
It's no shocker to say that people have been having a little fun with Tokes' posts, including one Twitter user who said there was a good reason why the rail system and fires seem to be going down the same path:
I wish it were that easy, but some people don't want to accept reason and instead buy into the whole "the government is using science-fiction technology to kick us off our land" conspiracy theory shared by the likes of Mike Tokes and any other number of conspiracy theorists.
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