It’s been 46 years since the Apollo 11 landed on the moon and yet this continues to be one of the most controversial moments in history, which is why we’re going to take a look at 10 reasons why people think the moon landing was fake.
The Moon is the closest space object to the Earth, it is our natural satellite, and we as humans have spent countless moments gazing up into the sky trying to figure out the hills and valleys peppering the surface. When it wasn’t poetry directed towards the Moon, science took over and astronomers looked on trying to figure out its secrets.
Along with technology, however, there came another dream: reaching the Moon and walking on its surface. It took a while to get things going, but it finally happened on July 20, 1969. Or did it? Conspiracy theory fans suggest that there are too many issues with the event for it to have been real. While NASA has argued against everything these people have come up with, exposing plausible reasons why things happened as they did, there are still non-believers nearly 50 years later.
We’re going to make a wild guess here and say that these are some of the same people that have come up with 14 celebrities and famous people who are rumored to be Illuminati members.
The televised transmission, paired with the photos released by NASA at a later time have given birth to countless conspiracy theories. These are some of the most popular 10 reasons why people think the moon landing was fake.
10. The C Rock
There’s this famous photo that NASA released from the moon landing, showing a rock in the foreground. What appears to be the letter “C” seems to be engraved into it. Given the symmetry of it all, conspiracy theories indicate that this was not a natural occurrence, but rather a man-made foam rock used during the filming of the landing inside the studio.
What does NASA say? Well, they say it might be a practical joke played by the photo developer or just a stray hair that somehow got in the developing process. Since the digital world was still so far away, such occurrences weren’t exactly rare back in the day, but it’s still a thin excuse.
9. Layered crosshairs
Crosshairs are the fine wires or threads placed in the focus of the eyepiece of an optical instrument. These help photographers mark the instrumental axis and take straight pictures. Now, the issue with the moon landing seems to be the fact that some of the crosshairs in the photos seem to be imprinted behind the objects in the scene, which leads to the idea that the photos were somehow doctored.