It doesn't matter how smart you are, everyone loves a good conspiracy theory and the more outlandish they are, the better. Though aliens have not visited earth (as far as we know), there is still some pretty convincing evidence to the contrary--it at least seems that way when it's 3 in the morning and you're watching your sixth UFO documentaries on Youtube. When you think of aliens, you are probably thinking of green men with elongated foreheads and big, bulging eyes or the Xenomorph from Alien and even though many of the astronomers who do believe in aliens claim that if intelligent life exists on other planets, it will be nothing like us at all. Of course, if you spend a few hours on the internet, you'll find plenty of non-astronomers who believe that aliens already walk among us and many of them are disguised as celebrities.
As compelling (and entertaining) as their arguments may be, you're probably asking yourself why would an alien come to earth, disguise itself as a person, and immediately go to Hollywood? That's a good question and one that we can't answer but we can tell you which celebrities would most likely be aliens if, in fact, they exist and disguising themselves as Hollywood's elite. Though there are some celebs on this list that nobody actually believes is an alien but there is simply no other way to explain their strange features and habits. These are all of the celebrities who totally could be aliens.
15 Alien Over-Lorde
If Lorde is an alien, she's a very self-aware one because she often refers to herself as an extraterrestrial on social media. What better cover for an alien than a famous New Zealander songstress? And what better way for an alien to throw us all off the track by actually referring to themselves as an alien? If that's not convincing enough, it's worth noting that Lorde mysteriously looks like she could be between the ages of 16 and 45 and it could be because the alien who occupies the "Royals" singer's flesh vessel doesn't exactly know what a human woman should look like. If that is the case, she's acknowledged her mistake by calling herself an "adult baby alien". It's also possible that she goes by the name Lorde because she will soon be our alien overlord. You can't fool us, alien Lorde.
14 He's Out of This World
The fact that Benedict Cumberbatch has somehow gotten people to think he's attractive isn't just strange, it's almost otherworldly. How this bizarre-looking English thespian became a leading man in Hollywood is a mystery and the only way it makes sense is the theory that he is actually an alien capable of mind control. If he were an alien, his otherworldly appearance would make sense because he looks like a human made by an alien who had never actually seen a human but had been given a basic description of one. It's kind of like when painters in the 1800s who painted exotic animals that they had never seen before so they had to imagine them based on the descriptions from others. The results are hilarious like this painting of a hyena by Aloys Zötl.
13 What Do You Mean He's Not Human?
Not only do people think that Justin Bieber is actually an alien but there are some who actually believe that he is a shape-shifting alien reptile that is invading our civilization in order to enslave us all. The conspiracy all started in Australia when Bieber arrived at Perth airport and "hundreds of people" saw him transforming into a massive reptilian humanoid. However, the theory that the "What Do You Mean" singer is actually a reptile-like alien has been around since 2014 when he posted a video and obsessive fans believed that they saw him blink in a way that only a lizard can. There are also various articles and videos on the far reaches of the internet that all claim that his eyes changed colors. Regardless, this weird rumor will not die and we'll also soon find out that he won't either when he when his immortal reptilian brethren come to take over the planet.
12 Otherworldly Work Ethic
Though nobody has ever claimed to see James Franco blink like a lizard or morph into a reptilian-like alien, we know that he must be an alien because no human being can do as much as he does on a regular basis. This year alone, he was in seven movies such as Please Don't Come Back from the Moon, Alien: Covenant (hint, hint), and The Disaster Artist, The Institute, and Zeroville (all three of which he also directed), he also starred in a short film and is the anchor of HBO's new series, The Deuce. It's no secret that the 127 Hours star is one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood but how he can manage to be so productive is the real secret. The only explanation is that he is actually an extraterrestrial who came to this planet to make as many movies as possible.
11 She's Been Looking for UFOs For Years
Like Justin Bieber and Ryan Seacrest, videos that analyze Rhianna's possible alien eyes can be found on the internet that were made long before RiRi played an alien in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The "We Found Love" singer has only contributed to the rumor by saying in an interview that her father used to make her sit outside all night for years to watch for UFOs and now that she has millions of dollars, she pays a UFO watcher in the Mojave Desert to do it for her. As if all of this wasn't convincing enough, most of the movies she has appeared in involve aliens such as Valerian and Battleship and she also lent her voice to a character in Home who befriends an alien and she also performed the song "Sledgehammer" for Star Trek: Beyond. Definitely an alien.
10 Immortal, Time-traveling, Vampiric Alien Humanoid
Everyone already knows that Keanu Reeves is some kind of superhuman and the only real debate is whether he's immortal or a time traveler--or maybe both. The actor is 52 years old (or at least that's what he wants us to believe) but he doesn't appear to age and this has led to dozens of conspiracy theories. There is even a website called KeanuisImmortal.com which has all of the evidence you'll ever need. According to this site, the Matrix actor has been around since about 700 AD and is both Charlemagne and Paul Monet, both of which "died" under mysterious circumstances and Monet's "body" was never found. Though he could be a vampire or a time traveler, an alien seems like a much more interesting theory and for all we know, he could be an immortal, time-traveling, vampiric alien humanoid. How else do you explain the fact that he doesn't seem to age? Good genes? Don't be ridiculous.
9 Pillow Talk With Aliens
Though Zayn Malik has never actually admitted to being an alien, he has been very open about the fact that aliens told him to quit One Direction and go solo. In an interview, the "Pillow Talk" singer said that an alien came to him in a dream and told him that he needed to quit the boy band. This makes you wonder if speaking to aliens in your dream counts as pillow talk. Though it's likely that he only said this so that he could have someone to blame for his departure from the band and so his fans could have someone to hate instead of him, it's possible that he is actually being controlled by aliens like some kind of sleeper agent. However, if aliens were using Zayn Malik for world domination, you'd think that they would be able to give him some inspiration to make a better album than Mind of Mine but they may not be the best songwriters.
8 No Human Could Work That Much
Like James Franco, Ryan Seacrest is entirely too busy to be a human. Not only is he the new co-host of Live, he is also the host and executive producer of E!'s show, Live from the Red Carpet, he produces Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and any spin-offs of the series, the radio host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, and he also launched Ryan Seacrest Distinction, a men’s tailored clothing and accessories collection. How does he have time for all of these jobs and somehow manages to always have energy on camera, no matter what? Like Justin Bieber, the alien theories on the former American Idol host can be found in the dark corners of the internet which also focus on how his eyes seem to change colors on various occasions. Could it just be lighting? Of course not! Aliens.
7 Alien Feet
You might know Ezra Miller from one of his roles in movies such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But what you may not know is that he has really, really weird feet. You might even say that they're otherworldly. The strange thing is that he is often seen wearing sandals or not even wearing shoes at all which is bizarre considering his big toes look like deformed thumbs attached to his feet. He may have no shame in his feet because he simply doesn't care what people think or it's because he comes from a planet where all of the inhabitants have weird feet like his where the big toe is absurdly longer than the rest. We're leaning toward the alien explanation because it's much more fun.
6 The Man Who Fell to Earth
Because of songs like "Moonage Daydream," "Starman," "Life on Mars?," "Hallo Spaceboy," "Dancing out in Space," and "Born in a UFO" and his alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, it's pretty obvious that David Bowie loved space...about as much as you might expect an alien to love space. He even played an alien who crash-landed on earth in the film The Man Who Fell to Earth but he admitted that he wasn't happy with the alien he portrayed as if he felt he was misrepresenting his own kind. He also admitted that he was fascinated by the idea of an alien marooned on Earth and which would be fascinating if you were actually an alien marooned on earth. Though he passed away last year, many fans like to believe that he just returned back to his home planet where he belongs.
5 Too Weird to be Human
Tilda Swinton is a unique and daring actress who often appears ageless and genderless and can shapeshift into a character so convincingly that she is unrecognizable. How does she do it? Talent? No way. It's definitely because she's a shape-shifting alien. Not only does she play strange and unconventional characters onscreen but she also does weird things in general that normal human people would not do. One such example was the art installation at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City that was just a bed on the floor and she would wander in sometimes and take a nap! Nobody knew her nap schedule and that’s why the installation was called, ‘The Maybe’. The Only Lovers Left Alive actress is fascinating and strange which is why we are inclined to think that she's an alien but she may just be an example of how unique human beings can really be.
4 Suri Cruise: Alien Baby
Though her famous father definitely believes in alien life (or at least the alien overlord and leader of the Galactic Confederacy), Suri Cruise may herself be an alien. The theory that Suri Cruise is an alien has been around for about as long as she has and lends itself to the fact that Tom Cruise is a believer in a certain religion in Hollywood who believes that human life was sent to earth from an alien planet. There are certain levels that can be reached by the followers if they spend a lot of money on special sessions and there are some conspiracy theorists on the internet who like to believe that the Mission Impossible star reached the highest level and was told that he was the Chosen One and his offspring would be sent from another planet to save the earth from destruction. Or, you know, she could just be a normal 10-year-old girl.
3 Anne Heche AKA Step-Sister of Jesus
Before 2000, Anne Heche was famous for starring in big Hollywood movies and also for dating Ellen DeGeneres but one fateful day in Fresno, California changed everything. She was discovered on a stranger's doorstep in nothing but her bra and shorts asking about a gateway to outer space and that she was God and she was going to take them away on a spaceship. She later revealed that she once created a personality for herself in her named Celestia who was not only Jesus Christ's half-sister but was also from the fourth dimension, could see into the future, and could contact aliens. Though the unfortunate reason behind this incident actually stems from her struggle with mental health after being abused by her father as a child, we'd much prefer it if she were actually an alien who could see the future.
2 He's Building a Spaceship To Take Him Back to His Home Planet Mars
Like David Bowie, Elon Musk is obsessed with space except he's actually trying to find ways to get there. In 2016, Musk suggested that earth was just a part of an alien video game and he would know since he is an alien and all. Why else would he create SpaceX other than building spaceships to take him back home? Because he's genuinely interested in space travel? No way! In order to throw us off the scent, he once tweeted, "The rumor that I'm building a spaceship to get back to my home planet Mars is totally untrue." That's exactly what an alien trying to get back to their home planet Mars would say. You can't fool us, Elon Musk. He also is constantly warning us of a robot apocalypse and he would only know that that was a potential threat if he was an alien who could see into the future or if he just watched The Terminator.
1 He Says He's Not a Lizard
There has long been a theory that many powerful and prominent people are actually reptilian shapeshifters who are bent on world domination and Mark Zuckerberg is no exception. Though there are many theories about various celebrities being secret alien reptiles, the rumor seemed to have started with Zuckerberg when people began to notice that he always looked uncomfortable around other people which could mean that he's on the spectrum or it could be that he is slowly learning how to communicate with other life forms. The billionaire chief executive of Facebook was asked in a Q&A if he was actually a lizard-person and, of course, he said, "I am not a lizard.” Which is exactly what a lizard would say. He also teamed up with Stephen Hawking to launch a $100-million project to find alien life on a planet...or for him to get back home.