When the ship blocking the Suez Canal was finally refloated on Tuesday, March 30, most of the world rejoiced.
Believers in the sprawling QAnon conspiracy theory, however, were less than pleased.
Why? Because they had come to believe that the ship was intentionally grounded by the captain to send a signal that it contained child sex slaves on their way to Hillary Clinton.
You guys want to see a QAnon conspiracy theory about the Suez Canal? https://t.co/J3np9BEgXR— Dave The Costco Card Holder (@Dave The Costco Card Holder)1616910255.0
Twitter couldn't believe just how far the QAnon believers went.
Sweet baby Jesus. https://t.co/GH2jia05KB— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1617198157.0
@TeaPainUSA @AshaRangappa_ Watching that Q documentary on HBO....this is what happens to people who need others and… https://t.co/WoLslALfu7— Siska 🐕😷☮️🏞 (@Siska 🐕😷☮️🏞)1617198772.0
@TeaPainUSA "these same Q believers quickly moved on to new conspiracy theories and lost whatever interest they had… https://t.co/gcxXq8Z8Ho— Mike Trump - Space Laser Engineer (@Mike Trump - Space Laser Engineer)1617201324.0
The conspiracy theory arose after QAnon supporters realized the name on the side of the ship, "Evergreen," was the same as Clinton's Secret Service codename.
@TeaPainUSA Remember in the 90s when "I heard it on the internet" was cause for relentless mockery?— JKDAnthony10 (@JKDAnthony10)1617198211.0
@TeaPainUSA @AshaRangappa_ https://t.co/Xx9rzUVoxl— ArTrapnell (@ArTrapnell)1617198904.0
@TeaPainUSA Why would this secret conspiracy run a massive ship aground and draw international attention to send a… https://t.co/zzAkKy73r0— U the Frood (@U the Frood)1617199098.0
Of course, the conspiracy theory made absolutely no sense if thought about for more than a moment or even a modicum of logic or common sense was applied.
@TeaPainUSA https://t.co/ManIlOQ5do— 🌊🌊🌊Elli B. 🌊🌊🌊 (@🌊🌊🌊Elli B. 🌊🌊🌊)1617198273.0
What on God’s green earth is this nonsense? https://t.co/495vYobn0d— Anthony (@Anthony)1617203794.0
People should be putting their imaginations to better use.
I don’t—can’t have a appropriate comment. https://t.co/8ObMfFhKQP— Paul Nowicki (@Paul Nowicki)1617204606.0
Wtf.... this is one of the most stupid things I have heard ...ever... I work in shipping, so I hear a lot of nonsen… https://t.co/W4TqMtZPAz— A Belgian somewhere in the world 🌎 (@A Belgian somewhere in the world 🌎)1617202493.0
Q-folks should try writing Sci Fi and Fantasy using their imagination to make good money! https://t.co/EF4oMPrnaC— @CarolCcarroll7 (@@CarolCcarroll7)1617198389.0
Fortunately, as soon as the ship was refloated, QAnon supporters moved on to the next, bonkers belief, forgetting all their earlier claims about the "Evergreen."
This pattern is likely to continue for the foreseeable future despite none of their prior theories or claims ever coming true.