New 'photo evidence' might convince you that the Apollo moon landing was a hoax
It's been almost 50 years now since Neil Armstrong uttered his most famous words: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." And still, people can't let their suspicions rest that the moon landing was a complete and utter hoax. Different conspiracists have been rattling on about it for years, pointing out flaws in the evidence provided that NASA's Apollo 11 astronauts did not step foot on the moon back in 1969.
They point to things in the pictures, saying the shadows are all wrong because of artificial lighting set up in a studio and that the backgrounds are probably painted because they look identical in photos which are supposed to be taken miles apart.
Others have claimed the photos can't have been taken on the moon because of its unique environment. They say it would've been really hot on the moon in the daytime, plus there's no wind – so why didn't the camera film melt, and how did the American flag flutter in the wind?
And some point to the impossibility of even navigating that part of space, insisting that spacecrafts would never be able to fly through the Van Allen radiation belt or deal with atmospheric drag safely to make it to the moon with all astronauts safe and sound.
It's this last theory that's being thrown around again now, after Youtube user Streetcap1 posted a video to debunk not the legendary Apollo 11 mission, but the Apollo 17 landing. It is supposedly the last mission that had men on the moon, the mission led by Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt.
In the video, the Youtuber takes an official photo from NASA to prove that the landing was a fake. Looking closely at the image, he points out what appears to be the reflection of a person on one of the astronauts' helmets.
"What we appear to have here is a figure of a human, not wearing a space suit, circa early 70s," he says in the video. "An Apollo 17 photograph. It looks like a man. Back in the early 70s. Long hair. Wearing some sort of waistcoat type thing."
Here's a closer look.
"This is starting to make me think. Where's this guy's spacesuit?”
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe one of the only ways to survive the alien atmosphere of space is by wearing one of those spacesuits. The guy suggests that this spacesuit-less person is a stagehand helping out with a photo shoot in a studio, meaning the moon landing was all staged and NASA are dirty liars and the US did not win the space race.
NASA stopped commenting on conspiracy theories years ago, so there's no point reporting that they're yet to comment on the latest revelation. And we daren't ask any ex-Apollo astronauts either, given their tendency to retort to skeptics somewhat violently.
Still, as with all moon landing conspiracies – if NASA and all the other space agencies are spending SO much government money and effort into these moon missions – would they really spend hundreds of millions of dollars and let such a simple error slip?
I doubt it. Unless... that's the whole entire point. Hmm? Now there's really been a spanner thrown into the works.