Since practically the day we first landed on the moon way back in 1969, conspiracy theorists have insisted that the entire thing was fake. And not just that one, but every single one since then has had to survive against the same claims.
And it just continues… old or young — there’s a conspiracy theorist for practically anything. Even the blockbuster film Interstellar suggested that the moon landing was faked as a jab against the Russians during the cold war.
Now… we have the Apollo 17 mission. And a Youtuber called Streetcap1 has come forward with what he believes is evidence to discredit this moon landing.
To be perfectly honest, it’s a little far-fetched and what I’m most interested in is his level of detail and focus on this one image.
Essentially, he says that a close look at this visor appears to be more like a “stagehand” and the person doesn’t appear to be in any spacesuit whatsoever.
Here’s his “detailed” analysis:
Here’s Youtuber Charlton giving his own analysis of the above analysis.
The team carried out a series of experiments including seismic profiling, atmospheric composition analysis and lunar sampling.
Or did they?
The video clip – which has garnered more than 53,000 views – contains a commentary by Streetcap1, who says of the visor reflection: ‘I thought it looked a bit strange, so I took a picture of it using my software.
‘What we appear to have here is a figure of a human not wearing a spacesuit. There was some dispute back in 2009 of the legitimacy of these photos.’
He describes the strange figure as having ‘long hair’ and ‘wearing some sort of waistcoat’.
And concludes: ‘Did we make it to the moon? Where’s this guy’s spacesuit?’
Apollo mission conspiracy theories answered
Why are no stars visible in the Apollo photos?
The Apollo landings took place during lunar mornings so the stars were not bright enough to be captured on camera.
Who filmed Neil Armstrong take the first steps?
A video camera was fixed on an extending arm to swing out and capture the historic moment.
Why did the heavy Landing Modules make no impression on the surface, while the astronauts’ footprints did?
The layer of lunar dust on the rocky moon is thin, so was blown away from the landing area by the descent engines. This dust resettled by the time the astronauts left the module.
Why does the flag wave?
It was rigged with a rod and wires so that it would look as if it was unfurled and blowing in Apollo photographs.
Why didn’t the Lunar module show a flame when it took off from the Moon?
The fuel used does not produce a flame in a vacuum.