Was the Moon Landing a Hoax … Conspiracy Nuts Seem to think So … NASA Accidentally Erased the Original Video footage … LRO first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites


After all these years, could the moon landing have been a fake? Some conspiracy, tin foil hat types seem to think so. 40 years after the Apollo moon landing some seem to think that the greatest technological accomplishment of the 20th century was a fake.

“I do know the moon landings were faked,” said crusading filmmaker Bart Sibrel, whose aggressive interview tactics once provoked Aldrin to punch him in the face. “I’d bet my life on it.”

I so enjoy talking about the lunar landing being a fake, not because I believe in it, but because any time I can use the below footage of 72 year old Buzz Aldrin pasting Bart Sibrel in the mouth … its a good day.

Hey Bart, if you are going to call someone a coward and a lair, you best be prepared to feast on a knuckle sandwich

So what are some of the conspiracy theorists saying? They certainly have creative minds. If the plot sounds familiar to anyone, it should. It is almost the exact story line of the 1978 movie, Capricorn One.

Kaysing theorized NASA sent the Apollo 11 astronauts up in a rocket until it was out of sight, then transferred the lunar capsule and its three passengers to a military cargo plane that dropped the capsule eight days later in the Pacific, where it was recovered. In the meantime, he believed, NASA officials filmed the “moon landing” at Area 51, the high-security military base in the Nevada desert, and brainwashed the astronauts to ensure their cooperation.

The Right Wing Pundit asks a legit question, how were original NASA moon landing videos not in the Smithsonian? These are national treasures, not old videos of Magnum PI.

The following should send the tin foil hats into a tizzy … NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. LGF has some pics too.

Moon_landing Imagery

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions’ lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon’s surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules’ locations evident.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC, was able to image five of the six Apollo sites, with the remaining Apollo 12 site expected to be photographed in the coming weeks.

Posted July 18, 2009 by
Bizarre, Conspiracy, NASA, WTF | 25 comments

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  • Comments

    25 Responses to “Was the Moon Landing a Hoax … Conspiracy Nuts Seem to think So … NASA Accidentally Erased the Original Video footage … LRO first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites”

    1. Max von Feuer on July 18th, 2009 9:37 pm

      WOW, 72 year old Buzz Aldrin can kick ass. :-)

    2. Realitysurfer on July 18th, 2009 10:25 pm

      Please check out my Apollo 11 documentary DID WE GO?..Funded by the State of Ohio, the film is a one hour cross-country whirlwind of interviews with Buzz Aldrin, Gene Kranz, Gene Cernan , plus Laser ranging the Apollo site, and moonrock experts. Film premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

      There are six parts on youtube…follow the links…I have posted it all at no charge

      here is link to Part one


      SM: Oh dear God please tell me this is not a Tin Foil hat documentary!!! You lost me at Totowa, NJ … the used car capital of the world.

    3. buster on July 18th, 2009 11:01 pm

      For all the numb nuts that think we never went to the moon this link will surely remedy that ingrown but hair
      Now that the moon landing conspiracy has bean solved what will they conspire next ???

    4. Tamikosmom on July 18th, 2009 11:16 pm

      My mother … who has been gone for over 24 years … stated while family and friends were glued to our black and white television watching that historical event … “This is not happening … it is all staged … it is all one giant hoax!”

      It was not until I watch the 1978 TV (?) movie “CAPRICORN ONE” that I gave my mother’s words some credibility. Maybe … just maybe …


    5. buster on July 18th, 2009 11:45 pm

      HaHa I remember going to the movies and seeing “Crapcorn One” I thought it was a comedy with really bad acting

    6. techie on July 19th, 2009 7:08 am

      If this time NASA can duplicate the moon landing, then, probably I will believe the first one.

    7. Doubting Thomas on July 19th, 2009 4:45 pm

      Wow! That picture is the most convincing evidence I have ever seen! Such great quality. I can even see the Nike swosh symbol that Neil Armstrongs boot made. So convincing. You figure you would be able to see a moon rover? How can you not see a moon rover? They are the size of cars! We can see heads or tales on a dime in the middle of a road from an orbitting sattelite hundreds of miles up in the sky but no photos of the moon rovers from earth or even the Hubble? Very suspect.

    8. Jim on July 19th, 2009 6:21 pm

      In response to Doubting Thomas, Apollo 15 was the first mission to use a moon rover. It took me 3 seconds to Google that and that is because I am slow on a keyboard!

    9. Conspiracy Nut on July 19th, 2009 9:32 pm

      the nasa pics are photoshopped:


      so what now hoaxers?

    10. Michelle Smith on July 20th, 2009 9:55 am

      #9 You can’t be serious! That’s all you got? Give me a break.

    11. James on July 20th, 2009 10:03 am

      One big issue with your “Photographic Evidence” Its NASA’s pictures from NASA’s Orbiter. If they want to debunk conspiricy theorists, they need to do a better job. Those pictures suck for the “ability” of Cameras and Sattelites these days.

    12. Rusty Bridges on July 20th, 2009 10:31 am

      I thought that there was only a few that believed it was faked, geesh what a bunch of morons. No wonder this country is getting so f’d up.

      Hey dufusses, the hardest part was getting out of the atmosphere, do you at least believe that part was real or was it a huge holographic?

    13. Rusty Bridges on July 20th, 2009 10:37 am

      #9, you can see a license plate from a satalite because the satilite is a hell of a lot closer than the moon, duh. And photoshop is a digital photography program that processes images not just used to fake photos. Duh again.

    14. Rusty Bridges on July 20th, 2009 10:39 am

      When they staged this “hoax” I would like to know what masterful device they used to negate gravity, that would be a very useful tool and hard to keep secret.

    15. Michelle Smith on July 20th, 2009 2:39 pm

      Good Lord! Some people really need to get a life.

    16. Paws on July 20th, 2009 5:03 pm

      Quote: “…then transferred the lunar capsule and its three passengers to a military cargo plane that dropped the capsule eight days later in the Pacific…”
      This would probably be much harder to achieve than actually landing them on the moon.

    17. yoyo muffintop on July 20th, 2009 6:53 pm

      #15 – Birthers, such as yourself, are even nuttier than moon landing deniers.

    18. Michelle Smith on July 20th, 2009 7:18 pm

      #17 blah blah blah

    19. Toto on July 21st, 2009 2:28 am

      Y’all don’t get it. NASA’s secret studio wasn’t at Area 51. It was on the moon.

    20. Scott on July 21st, 2009 7:10 am

      Look, people that believe the moon landing was fake are the same lunatic morons that think our own government was behind 9/11.

      These people are NOT human and such be immediately imprisoned or put in mental wards. These people have SERIOUS mental issues. All you have to do is take a look at these people making these claims (see Geraldo show over the weekend).

    21. Dickie 1 on July 22nd, 2009 12:44 pm

      Boeing won the bid to again put a man on the moon a few years ago. Then a year later, gave up the contract and it was transferred to Lockheed Martin.
      Reason: Boeing said it was simply too difficult. But 40 years ago, with stone age computers, they did it in less than ten years. And if you believe that I have a bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you.
      A few years ago, Japan had a moon photography mission to cover the surface and that the moon rover would finally be found and proof therby. I am still waiting for a picture. And why not shoot a pic from Hubble, and let us see it up there.
      But the most convincing fact I believe is the amount of radiation absorbed by the body in space, that close to the sun, would be fatal. Air crews and even SPace Shuttle trips are very much aware of its dangers and limit altitude due to that fact. Yet three days and a quarter of a million miles closer to the sun, its no problem for those early space suits ?
      C’mon, I was born at night but not last night.

    22. borloloy on July 24th, 2009 8:19 am

      Neither was I born last night either.

      Moon landing is not a matter of belief – it is a matter of consistency in evidences, all evidences, without exceptions.

      Funny how 40 years ago – with those tin sheets of metal space craft and suits, Americans survived those heat and radiations and did it – THAT GIANT LEAP ON THE MOON! … and they are still healthy and alive STORY-TELLING …

      … and find it difficult to do today?


    23. Jononon on December 5th, 2009 8:54 am

      @Scott: 9/11 is really odd, the government could be behind it for all we know. However, there is no reason to believe that the Moon landing was faked. People are going to be sent soon anyways, it should shut up all the whoremouths.

      @Dickie & borloloy:


      SM: Give me a break, the Govt was not behind 9-11 and the murder of 3 thousand of their own. Don’t be an idiot.

    24. AlanS on December 16th, 2009 12:53 pm

      You’ve got to just love conspiracy theorists.

      The moon landings were one of the truly great adventures in human history (regardless of the motives) and one of the very few things the US can be truly proud about in the latter half of the 20th Century (certainly in the 60′s and 70′s!).
      Then for some reason they start giving airtime to a bunch of disillusioned types who will believe anything but the truth or even worse are cynical enough to produce the so called ‘evidence’ in book form to make a few bucks from the gullable public. Admit it, the LRO pictures are the final nail in the coffin of this very small footnote in history!

      When I was young the big theory was that Hitler was alive and well and living in Paraguay…he probably still is, writing ‘conspiracy theory’ books with Elvis under a pseudonym!

    25. waitingonmoon on July 6th, 2011 6:22 pm

      Funny thing is, you travel outside the US, and everyone already KNOWS that we never landed there. It’s simple logic really, but much easier to lable someone a cook for not believing their gov’t. That’s the easiest arguement in the world!

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