->Above Top Secret
->''"Wake up, sheeple!"'' -Unofficial motto

[[http://www.abovetopsecret.com/ Above Top Secret,]] or ATS, is a rather large site devoted largely to the promotion and debate over various ConspiracyTheories and contentious subjects such as homeopathic medicine, American politics, and, of course, UFO sightings. It has massively extensive forums, some of which are so [[MindScrew utterly bizarre]] it will leave you stunned. Conversely, not every post is so insane, and the site's members do indeed cover relatively mundane subjects as well. This site is a popular source of material for Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings and its spin-off, CSTDT.
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!!Tropes
* AncientConspiracy: This is a great place to find RealLife examples of people that honestly believe that the Illuminati, Rockefellers, Freemasons, Jews or whatnot control the world. Some of their AncientAliens conspiracies also qualify.
* ArchEnemy: Some of the posters believe that rival huge conspiracy site, Prison Planet, which is run by Alex Jones, is out there to serve as a foil, or at worst is a secret disinfo agency.
** FSTDT is pretty much the {{Antithesis}} of ATS, barring instances of HeWhoFightsMonsters.
* BlackHelicopter: One of the few places where black helicopters, used by NATO or the NWO or whatnot, are actually believed to exist and spy on people's bowel movements, or something.
* ConspiracyKitchenSink: And how! There is nothing even close to a consensus on ATS. The only thing the posters agree that there is a sinister plot behind absolutely everything.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Obviously.
* DavidIcke: David Icke and his famous conspiracy theories about TheReptilians that have replaced the world's elite can be found on ATS in great numbers. His books can even be seen amongst the site's ads sometimes.
* DirtyCommies: Liberals are often portrayed as such; quite often the [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama administration]] are labeled as these.
** Back during the [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush administration]], things typically ran in the opposite direction, with many accusing Bush of being a crypto-fascist (see below) and invoking common leftist arguments. A general rule is that the overall tone of the site's politics will drift towards the radical end of whichever side is ''not'' in power at the time.[[note]]And it varies by country; things can get quite fun when American right-wingers who hate Obama argue with British and Canadian left-wingers who hate [[UsefulNotes/DavidCameron Cameron]] and Harper.[[/note]] The fact that radical left-wing and right-wing conspiracy theorists tend to believe a lot of the same theories, though, means that the actual ''content'' remains largely the same more often than not.
* GodwinsLaw: Even more so than other forum-based sites. Godwin's Law is just as pervasive, if not more so, than the DirtyCommies accusations.
* GovernmentConspiracy: These are the usual suspects.
* TheMenInBlack: Amusingly, people on the site sometimes accuse each other of being government disinfo agents when their conspiracies conflict with one another.
* OverTheTopSecret: As the site's name should indicate, this is part-and-parcel of its content.
* TheReptilians: one of the nuttier theories that can be seen here.
* UsefulNotes/RonPaul: An astonishingly popular figure to the ATS posters in general. Impressive, considering that they distrust politicians just as much as they distrust the Pod People.
* StockSuperpowers: A fair amount of threads in this website are about RealLife Examples of StockSuperpowers.
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