The Internet is abuzz with conspiracy theories
claiming that JonBonet Ramsey's unsolved 1996 murder was all a ruse.
In a resurfaced YouTube video from December 2014, a man named Dave Johnson claims that Ramsey is not dead but is in fact pop star Katy Perry
. Johnson, who does not show his face in the video, claims the family kept this secret so that Perry could rise to fame.
"All of these people are liars, man," he says over images of Perry and Ramsey. "Nobody died, nobody got hurt. That sacrifice was in name only, and that was to get something, and that something was to become a star. JonBenet became Katy Perry, and that’s a fact."
Johnson even compares the singer's parents, pastors Keith Hudson and Mary Perry, to the Ramseys. This all despite the fact that Patsy Ramsey died in June 2006 of ovarian cancer. John Ramsey was remarried in 2011 to fashion designer Jan Rousseaux.
"He shaved his head, she lost some weight," Johnson alleges as he compares photos of the parents.
Another hole in this conspiracy theory is the age difference of Perry and Ramsey. The musician is 31, while Ramsey would only be 25 if she were alive today.
Still, YouTube conspiracy theorist, Jungle Surfer
, says you can tell these two are the same person because of their similar eyebrows. "You know, the eyebrows don’t change much on a person," he claims. "You’re born with your eyebrows. They’re very close, very close indeed, aren’t they? … As you know, this whole entertainment industry is just a charade -- you really don’t know the truth."
In January, Bristol Palin was also at the center of a conspiracy theory
that claimed her daughter, Sailor Grace, was born a month earlier than was announced. The theory alleges that the Palin family covered up Sailor Grace's birth in November in order to straighten out the timeline for her conception.
Here's how Bristol Palin responded to such allegations: