If you want to start a lively conversation at work, just tell the water cooler crowd you don’t believe we landed on the moon. Tell the office that the Apollo 11 program was a sham and Neil Armstrong never took his famous “one giant leap for mankind” on Earth’s orbital companion.
At first read, the theory sounds preposterous. Many people alive today remember watching the live, black-and-white televised broadcast of the historic moment as it unfolded on July 20, 1969.
Yet, upon closer examination of the evidence, maybe there’s more to the story…
For example, there is no sign of cratering beneath the moon landers which used retro-rockets to descend slowly with their precious payload of human and technological cargo.
Likewise, there is no dust on top of the lander’s pads or feet.
Finally, there are NASA photos that show the same mountainous profiles on the horizon but from completely different locations and camera angles – as if the images were staged on a movie set and the mountains were movable backdrop pieces.
The list of curious and troubling anomalies goes on and on. The preponderance of evidence is nothing short of staggering, with much more having come to light after the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allowed citizens to petition specific information about government programs and activities.
Many Americans never knew that NASA admitted to having lost or re-recorded every single slow-scan television (SSTV) broadcast tape, including the Apollo 11 landing. This footage was captured on telemetry data tape in its raw, out-of-the-camera format, and is the highest-quality source material available for further copying or analysis.
The story the public is supposed to believe is that SSTV tape was in short supply during the early 1980s so NASA’s standard operating procedure was to record over old tapes. This reason sounds plausible enough until you pause to consider what this really means: the U.S. space agency didn’t consider the most dramatic footage in the country’s history important enough to keep around.
Many low-quality videotaped and kinescope recordings were made from the original high-quality Apollo 11 SSTV broadcasts. There are plenty of these grainy, low-resolution images for public inspection. But there are no high-resolution images of the first steps on the moon.
Seems incredible, doesn’t it?
In 2009, NASA “discovered” previously unlocatable NTSC videotapes and Super 8 movie film taken of a video monitor in Australia, which was the best visual-quality moon landing imaging up to that point.
A YouTube video titled, “Top 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Trust NASA” makes a compelling argument that video images allegedly broadcast from spacecraft or the International Space Station (ISS) have been hoaxed using a green screen and wire suspension harness as portrayed in the action film “Mission Impossible.”
The Top Ten video references a second video called “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Moon,” which contains newly-discovered moon landing hoax evidence: part of the missing NASA tapes, purportedly “of outtakes from the first mission to the moon, of them falsifying a shot of being halfway to the moon.”
A Fox News analyst investigating the alleged 1969 moon landing hoax pointed out:
“For NASA to come out and say that all the tapes were erased – I mean, you must…it’s incredible!”
“However, this isn’t just one tape, this is rooms of tape labeled ‘APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING.’ Someone had to physically go and erase it.”
“It’s very challenging to try to prove we landed on the moon and it shouldn’t be challenging. The tapes should be there. There should be plenty of evidence.”
Another oddity about the Apollo program is that, despite its apparent success, the U.S. never returned to the moon – or did we? Keep in mind that the Cold War was still raging at the time of the Apollo space program and Russia was America’s mortal enemy.
Wikileaks released a U.S. State Department Congressional Correspondence dated January 24, 1979, with the eyebrow-raising title, “Report that UR Destroyed Secret US Base on Moon.” Note that “UR” stands for Russia, the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).
Even without reading the content of this letter, the very subject raises a whole lot of questions about what’s really going on in outer space.
This is no far-fetched conspiracy theory. Nor is it a hoax. There really was a diplomatic exchange on the subject of Russians wiping out a domestic lunar base – all kept secret from the general public.
The U.S. moon base letter came to light as part of a data dump from November 2010 to September 1, 2011, provided to Wikileaks by a “retired high ranking official of NASA that has worked within the government for over 45 years.”
Analysts such as Dr. Michael Salla have brought together information from a wide variety of sources that suggest there is much more lunar activity occurring than the U.S. government is admitting.