Boston Marathon Explosions Conspiracy Theory: Alex Jones Calls Attack 'False Flag'

Nathan Francis

Conspiracy theories about the Boston Marathon explosions have begun circulating the internet just hours after the blasts, with radio host Alex Jones leading the way.

Jones, one of the nation's most famous conspiracy theorists, said he believes the Boston explosions are a "false flag" attack actually perpetrated by the government. He said he believes the true intention is to expand the Transportation Security Administration's reach to sporting events.

On his radio show on Monday, Jones delved into a number of other conspiracy theories about the Boston Marathon bombing, guessing that it could be related to the sudden drop in the price of gold, which typically excels in times of panic and uncertainty.

Jones also noted the significance of the attack happening on Patriot Day, which he said has special importance to militias and could help in framing the attack on a right-wing radical group.

Alex Jones also noted that two of the planes hijacked on 9/11 flew out of Boston.

"I said on air that they're getting ready to blow something up. To fire a shot heard round the world like at Lexington and Concord, and then they do it at this same place on the same day!" he said.

Famous for his conspiracy theories, Jones has previously expressed doubts about the official versions of 9/11 and the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

On Monday, he used Twitter to expand on his conspiracy theories about the Boston Marathon explosions.

— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) April 15, 2013

— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) April 15, 2013

— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) April 16, 2013