The Bizarre Lindsay Lohan Conspiracy Theory Explained

Buckle your seatbelts tight; we've got a wild conspiracy theory ride ready for you in the name of Lindsay Lohan — well, young Lindsay Lohan. Let's rewind to 1998, when Lohan made her breakthrough film debut in "The Parent Trap." Remember that classic rom-com, where twins Hallie Parker and Annie James meet at summer camp after being separated at birth?

After reuniting, the charismatic tweens go on a series of adventures in an attempt to bring back together their divorced parents. There's lots of laughs, lots of love, and lots of Lohan. That's right. Lindsay Lohan stole the show playing both parts in many scenes that featured the two together. Fans were stunned by this dual screen action because you know, it was the '90s and there were limitations on technology. How exactly did they do that? Anyway, "The Parent Trap" was actually a remake of the 1961 film of the same name. In the first movie, actor Hayley Mills also played two twins.

Even though it's confirmed Lohan played both girls in the '98 version, some people are very skeptical. Let's dig in and get to the bottom of some of these bizarre conspiracy theories that deny Lindsay Lohan played both Hallie and Annie.

The theory involves a girl named Kelsey Lohan

According to Bustle, some people believe that there was an actual twin sister who starred alongside Lindsay Lohan in the movie. Apparently, her name was Kelsey Morgan Lohan. The details are extremely suspicious. Some speculated Kelsey was murdered right before the release of "The Parent Trap." Others believed she was killed in 2001 after mysteriously disappearing. Even if this isn't true (which it isn't), it's all very creepy to imagine.

In a BuzzFeed piece about celebrity conspiracies, another extension of this theory comes to life. Allegedly, Kelsey died in a car accident, Disney covered their tracks by saying Lindsay portrayed the twins, and her family sided with them due to their obsession with fame. Again, just a friendly reminder: None of this is true.

YouTube user, Mandii Vee, shared her take on this peculiar theory in a video titled "Lindsay Lohan Had A Twin Sister Conspiracy Theory." She reiterated the belief that Kelsey "mysteriously died" prior to the film's release. Vee said, "Disney decided that they didn't want to release this movie surrounding a dead girl." Why? Bad juju. The story gets even wilder. She claimed, "They decided to pay Lindsay Lohan's parents hush money — millions and millions of dollars ... to keep it a secret, to make it seem like Kelsey Lohan never even existed." She goes on to question the ability of technology to capture Lindsay in both roles. Can we get some answers here?

How Lindsay Lohan actually filmed The Parent Trap

Luckily, yes we can. Let's break down some of these myths. Back in 2018, on the 20th anniversary of the movie, cast members and real-life besties Lisa Ann Walter (Chessy) and Elaine Hendrix (Meredith Blake) went on the "Today" show to reminisce about fond memories during the filming of "The Parent Trap." Spoiler alert: There's no mention of the name Kelsey Lohan.

They did say plenty of nice words about Lindsay Lohan though, describing her tremendous talent, sweet personality, and gratitude on-set. Then, we heard about the elephant in the room. Walter described the challenges of filming, saying, "Shooting was not easy because the technology of shooting both sides was so new." There we go! While filming both Lindsays was difficult, it wasn't impossible. She elaborated, "They were sort of the groundbreakers for how to shoot those twins where they did everything with Lindsay on one side and her double on the other and then flip it. So we did everything twice."

That sounds complicated ... but not as complicated as these Kelsey Lohan conspiracy theories that have taken over the internet.