March 8th, 2015 is a day most people remember not as a date, but as the day the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 lost contact with the world. Less than an hour after the plane took off, communication with the flight was lost. The last thing heard was a cryptic message along the lines of “goodnight”. Before any information was gathered, many people from my hometown in New York thought it was another incident like 9/11. Little by little, parts and debris from the plane are being found, but yet the passengers have not. Where could they have gone? Were they kidnapped? This is an ongoing investigation that is still being discussed.
There are many conspiracy theories started based on this event that need to be debunked. One of the more interesting theories is that the 370 trailed in the shadow of Singapore Airlines flight 68. Both planes were Boeing 777 models, appearing as a single blip on any radar. Around 18:00 UTC the two planes paths seemed to be very close causing this theory to be believable. Others that distrust the government believe the plane was landed on a U.S. Military base or in CIA care and is being used in an experiment.
The movie The Forgotten, is a similar situation to the second conspiracy theory. The movie details a mother losing a son and 10 other kids to a plane crash on the way to camp. Everyone around the woman is trying to convince her she never had a son, there was never a plane crash. She meets a man at the park who looks familiar. She believes he was the father of a child on the plane. She tries to make him remember his daughter but cannot. NSA comes after the two as a result of them beginning to remember. The psychiatrist takes the mother to an airport, where her son boarded the plane. The governments plan to take the children, fake a crash, and wipe everyone's memory worked on everyone but this one mother and father. This relates to the Malaysia airline incident because people think their family has been kidnapped by the government. This has been one of my favorite movies for years and the recent incident makes me like it even more.