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What are the fringe theories around Jesus Christ?

For the two billion Christians worldwide, Jesus of Nazareth is the son of God - a first century messiah who performed miracles before being crucified to atone for the sins of mankind. However, some claim that Jesus was something else entirely, and have developed conspiracy theories claiming he was anything from a hypocrite to an alien. Who, or what, was Jesus?

Christ was an alter-ego

Claims abound that Jesus was another in disguise.

Jesus was an Ancient Greek philosopher

Some claim that shocking similarities between the lives of Jesus and Apollonious, including being born in miraculous conditions, indicate they were the same person. Explore

Christ was a family man

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus enjoyed romantic relationships and fathered children.

Jesus' bloodline lives to this day

Jesus fathered a number of children with Mary Magdalene, and this group - 'the Desposyni' - live amongst us today. Explore

Jesus' descendants live in the South of France

Some argue that Jesus' family secretly emigrated to France, where they eventually formed the Merovingian dynasty of Kings. Their secrets are protected by the mysterious Priory of Sion. Explore

Jesus elevated his brothers to positions of power

Jesus was the oldest, but not only, child of Mary and Jospeh. As well as unnamed sisters, the prophet had a number of brothers - James, Joseph, Judas and Simon - who rose to prominence in the early church. Explore

Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene

Early copies of the Bible refer to Mary as Christ's "partner". This is evidence that his union with his controversial follower was widely known and accepted. Explore

The Holy Grail is Mary Magdalene's womb

The mysterious piece of treasure rumoured to have miraculous healing properties is a euphemism for Mary's womb. Explore

Christ was an alien

Jesus was an extra-terrestrial who visited Earth from another planet.

The resurrection marked Jesus' return to his planet

On Easter Sunday, Jesus is said to have resurrected and risen to Heaven. But others say this was the Messiah making his return back home to an alien civilisation. Explore

The star at Jesus' birth was a UFO

Proponents claim that the star leading the the wise men to Jesus' manger was actually a UFO. Explore

Jesus admitted to being an alien

Jesus told his followers about his extra-terrestrial background. John 8: 23 states “And He was saying to them, ‘You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.’” Explore
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