The Apollo 11′s Moon Landing was a great leap forward in modern conspiracy theories.
The government, the military, scientists, astronauts and yes, the CIA, conspired against the entire world to pull off an elaborate hoax that collapsed the spirit of communist space exploration.
Or maybe we just landed on the moon.
The Conspiracy: The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing was a Hoax
On July 20, 1969, the astronauts of the Apollo 11 became the first human beings to walk on the moon. The world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins landed on the surface of the moon.
Of course, never let live TV, the Soviets checking up on us and million other things get in the way of a good conspiracy, somewhere that evening, a tiny smattering of dweebs were frothing at the mouth at the obvious hoax they were witnessing.
The moon landing was a fraud! And they knew it in their special minds!
How it started:
Bill Kaysing, a former Rocketdyne employee, wrote a book entitled: We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle
The book was reviewed by Slambot for TRN.
A series of conspiracy films made a contribution to this social illness, in particular Capricorn One, a thinly veiled nod to the Lunartics. In Capricorn One, the government and everyone else fool the public that we completed a manned mission to Mars. Things go downhill when the return capsule burns up, making the living astronauts a liability.
We prefer this version:
The Stupid: Plenty and why didn’t the Russians stage a moon landing hoax too?
An early argument was the “C” that appears on a rock in some photographs. The Lunartics claim that this is a studio prop ID marking.
Don’t you hate all of those marks on the plastic props in films?
Why haven’t the Russians made a hoax landing film themselves? If the Eagle can fake land on the moon why not the Bear?
This conspiracy is total crap simply because someone would tell. Take Buzz Aldrin for instance. He is rich and famous, but could be even more so if rolled over and told about faking the event. The Lunartics would say “Oh, he would be in danger, blah, blah, blah…” just like the stupid conspiracy movies teach them.
In reality, Buzz could tell all and then hook up with an opportunistic politician. President Obama would love “exposing the truth” and imagine Sarah Palin selling the angle as “the government can’t even be trusted in outer space.”
Buzz would be protected by their security, as would be a hot product to peddle books and TV movies. Nobody could touch him and if they did, his story would sell even better.
Someone would tell, because someone always tells.
The Reality: Some people need this stuff to get by
Bart Sibrel makes amateur Lunartic films and sometimes drives a cab. He got into some legal trouble when he jumped up and down on the hood of a woman’s car in Nashville, TN. Bart also stalks astronauts and tries to get them to swear on Bibles that they really went there, calls them cowards, etc…
Here is an awesome clip of Buzz Aldrin punching Bart in the face:
Here is an artist’s rendition of Buzz punching Bart in the face: