The Known World
This site is an attempt to catalog widely held beliefs and popular fictions. It is not intended to be an accurate representation of reality, historical or otherwise.
The inclusion of elements from various conspiracy theories and other fringe beliefs should not in any way be taken as a suggestion that such beliefs are accurate or even plausible; in fact, many entities are included here because they reflect popular misconceptions or embody widely held prejudices.
Nor is the inclusion of real-life villains intended to minimize the seriousness of their real-world crimes.
The site’s interest in all things real, unreal or debatable is solely in the shadows they cast in the medium of our minds.