The reptilian conspiracy theory explained

"Picture Dracula meets Swamp Thing," as Time Magazine so elegantly phrased it. 

This conspiracy theory concerns the reptilian elite, the Annunaki, according to a former BBC sports reporter, David Icke ... and like it or not, they're the ones who are really in charge. Of everything. Oh, sure, they might look human, but that's part of their power. Just look at one of their leaders, Queen Elizabeth ... presumably Elizabeth II, but who knows, since the theory says the reptiles have been taking over for a very long time. The Clintons are also said to be reptilians, which presumably, would include Chelsea (and she seems so nice). Also, Bob Hope.

Icke has written and published books about the theory, stating how the reptilians are also in charge of the Freemasons and the Illuminati, but he certainly isn't the only person who believes this. Ohio State University examines the theory, pointing out that four percent of Americans agree that, yes, lizard-people are passing themselves off as ... well, people-people, and are taking over government, education, the arts, and anything worth having.

Reptoids have dominated humans for a long, long time

They're shape-shifters, these reptilians (AKA reptoids), and they've been making their shifty moves for centuries. The Atlantic quotes Icke: "Thousands of years ago, the reptilian beings [from the constellations Orion, Sirius, and Draco] intervened on planet Earth and began interbreeding with humans. Not physically, however, but rather through the manipulation of the human coding, or DNA."

Not even reptilians, clever as they are, can completely mask their nefarious selves. How do you know an ostensible human is actually a shape-shifted lizard person? Through the signs, of course: eyes that are green (sometimes), and piercing. Low blood pressure. A sense of not belonging to the human race, which probably qualifies 90 percent of North America's teenagers alone. Unexplained scars on the body (as opposed to scars ... where?). 

You just have to pay attention. Watch and listen. The Daily Beast reports that Stella Immanuel, a Houston pediatrician and minister recently lauded by President Trump, has stated her belief that the government is run, at least in part, by aliens and reptilians. Not sure how she feels about the veracity of the moon landing.