10 Controversial Points about the Moon Landings

Did Man really land on the Moon or was the giant leap for mankind filmed in a studio somewhere on Earth? The photos and the rest of the evidence of the landings have been hotly disputed for decades and around 6% of US citizens believe that they were faked. So what are the 10 most controversial points about the so called moon landing hoax?

The Waving Flag

Controversial Points about the Moon Landings and the Waving Flag

Perhaps the point which seems to point most strongly to the moon landings being faked is that the US flag appears to move in the wind. What wind, you might well ask. Those people who say that we have really stepped onto the lunar surface say that it is moving because it was on an L shaped pole and was planted firmly into the ground. The lack of air resistance supposedly caused it to carry on moving.

The Footprints

Controversial Points about the Moon Landings and the Footprints

Footprints on the moon’s surface made by the astronauts’ boots? When there is no moisture in the atmosphere? Evidence of a moon landing hoax, surely. Well, the theory as to why this happened is that the lack of weather conditions on the moon leads to a coarse type of sand which sticks together, rather than what we are used to on Earth.

The Lack of a Landing Crater

Controversial Points About the Moon Landings and absence of crater

Another of the controversial points about the moon landing hoax theory is that while the astronauts left footprints their ship didn’t leave a crater, despite being a lot heavier. The non moon hoax side of this part of the theory is that the pressure per foot was not enough to do this but that it did sent our clouds of fine dust as it settled down.

Who Was There Before Neil Armstrong?

Controversial Points about the Moon Landings and Buzz Aldrin

Another element of the moon landing conspiracy is that Neil Armstrong was filmed arriving, despite being the first person to set foot on the moon. So who filmed him? The official rebuttal is that the lunar module had the camera in it.

No Stars in the Sky

Controversial Points about the Moon Landings and Starless Sky

Shouldn’t there be stars in the sky? If we can see them from Earth then surely the Moon, with no clouds or atmosphere, should be surrounded by them. Those people who say that the moon landing really happened say that the landings all happened during daytime hours, so the sun was stronger than the stars.

The C Rock

Controversial Points about the Moon Landings and The C Rock

A rock with the letter C on it? Surely evidence of a moon landing conspiracy filmed with studio props? This theory has proved harder to debunk than some others, with one suggestion being that it was a printing imperfection such as a coiled hair. It sure looks like a printed C, though.

The Same Background?

Controversial Points about the Moon Landings and Backgrounds

Moon landing conspiracy theorists point out that there are different photos of the landings with the same background but apparently taken miles apart. NASA says that the horizon appears closer on the moon but not everyone is convinced by this.

The Layered Crosshairs

Controversial Points about the Moon Landings and The Layered Cross Hairs

The photos taken on the Moon have crosshairs in them. This is because the cameras used crosshairs to make them easier to use. So why do some photos show these crosshairs behind certain objects? Doctored photos or overexposure caused by copying or scanning?

The Reflection in the Helmet

Controversial Points about the Moon Landings and Helmet Reflection

There is a strange reflection of some sort of hanging object shown in an astronaut’s helmet in one photo. It is really hard to make out but it has proved mysterious enough to be one of the most controversial parts of the moon landings hoax theory.

The Light Sources

Controversial Points about the Moon Landings and the Light Sources

How many powerful light sources are there on the Moon? That’s right; just the Sun. This is why the famous photos with multiple light sources have been so keenly argued over in the years since they were taken.

Comments

  1. This NASA Apollo 11 released photo shows 2 bright studio lamps and what appears to be buried wiring tracks in the sand.
    http://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/wp-content/upload/2009/07/apollo-11.jpg

    And this one shows the shadow side of the landing craft is well lit, yet the light source is on the other side.
    http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/AS11-40-5863-69HR.jpg

    They both show a lack of a thruster engine crater.

    Besides these photos, there is also video of the astronauts filming the Earth while in low orbit By placing the camera far back from a window and with all lights extinguished. Neil Armstrong then states that there is only one window with a view of the Earth and it is filled up with the TV camera. Then one of the astronauts arm comes into view in the scene. At 6:30 in this clip. (the whole clip is worth watching).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=206YHc2GBX4

    Also the question as to why would they send 3 sixty million dollar rovers to the moon and not a single telescope to film the galaxy? This was well before the Hubble telescope and a perfect opportunity to do so.

  2. Errors in this article:

    1. The Waving Flag
    “Those people who say that we have really stepped onto the lunar surface say that it is moving because it was on an L shaped pole and was planted firmly into the ground.”

    Wrong. It moved because it is a specially designed flag. Unlike usual, earths flags, this one is made from special, thick fabric, which would freely stand instead of falling down.

    2. The Footprints
    “Well, the theory as to why this happened is that…”

    Wrong. When astronauts came back, they had, in fact, a dust on their suits and equipment, because lunar surface is covered with a thin layer of electrically charged dust that sticks to anything it comes into contact with.. An actual samples of sand from a moon. We scientists have studied these samples for several decades now. Its made out of rock fragments, minerals, glass particles, and remnants of volcanic activity and asteroid impacts. It’s not a theory, but a fact.

    3. The Lack of a Landing Crater
    “while the astronauts left footprints their ship didn’t leave a crater, despite being a lot heavier. ”

    Wrong. Gravity acts on all objects the same. Astronaut weights almost the same on the moon, as the spacecraft, therefore saying that the spacecraft is heavier simply shows your ignorance. By this time I have a feeling that this article was created by a child, ignorant of basic physics only to satisfy his inner emotional need by ignoring his own problems and redirecting his attention to his own fantasy in the form of moon landing hoax, therefore I wont go further, as all your article is full of errors.

  3. Who the comes up with these idiotic theories, the same people that morons that believe our government was behind the 911 attacks, Elvis is still alive and wrestling is real?

  4. If you’ve walked in dry sand, some types hold together like we see in the boot print.
    The last photo SHOULD show sun rays coming in parallel from the left, not in a vee as illustrated.
    The flag explanation, given a springy spar supporting it, is totally plausible.
    Consider the “reflection” on the helmet faceplate as a reflection from a convex surface.

  5. I don’t like russians , I don’t like your collaboration against democracy, but is too hard to belive that americans has landing on the Moon !

  6. Yeah….Anyone who would believe the lunar landing was a hoax due to this “evidence” should be wearing thier tin foil hats, and ducking and covering when the little green men come to get them. BTW My dad was in the Air Force at the time, and worked with the space program, so go ahead with your conspiracy hoaxes, but they don’t hold water.

  7. i have always called us the united states of bullshit lol its all we do

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