The Pact of Metz, the Siri line, the deposition of the true successor of John XIII, the Masonic influence on Vatican II, the Frankfurt school, Communist Party sleeper cells in American seminaries, the hidden 4th secret of Fatima, the Fuzz Factor, etc.
What is with the trend of serious-minded Catholics getting taken in by this kind of stuff? Why construct complete alternate timelines? This seems to me like a manifestation of Protestant revisionism in the cause of a direction which the Holy Spirit did not lead the Church.
It seems like a highly internet-driven phenomenon, with very few folks in the real world who hold such beliefs. Are these people just the Catholic equivalent of 'birthers'?