There are several bonkers theories on 'The Shining’, nine of which are detailed in the excellent documentary, 'Room 237’. 'The Shining’ is the perfect film onto which to project such theories, because a) Stanley Kubrick was incredibly detail-oriented and never left anything to chance, and b) Stanley Kubrick is dead, therefore unable to disprove any of the crackpot conspiracies you’d care to sling at his movies. Several theories detailed in 'Room 237’ are interesting, including a claim that the Native Americans on the hotel’s food cans suggest an underlying theme of American imperialism, and an interesting dissection with a dolly cam that proves that the spiralling architecture of The Overlook Hotel is, in fact, impossible.
The late Stanley Kubrick was long noted not only as one of the great American directors, but also as one of the great enigmatic recluses of cinema. It’s perhaps at least in part down to this that a number of bizarre conspiracy theories exist involving Kubrick - perhaps the most enduring being that the 1969 moon landing never actually happened, and the ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ director was hired by the US government to film bogus footage of the event. Unsurprisingly, this claim has long since been dismissed by both NASA and those associated with Kubrick - but this hasn’t stopped the idea from remaining popular.