I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

It has been little more than a week and already the conspiracy theorists are attacking the Chinese with accusations of faking their moon landing.

As typical, these stories start with an outright lie.

Unfortunately like other publicized space exploration spectacles this event is highly questionable and appears to be another hoax. Many researchers have proven conclusively that the American missions to the moon during the Apollo era of the late 1960s and early 1970s were faked in a television studio on Earth.

Typical to confuse the idea of evidence with proof, and as yet I have yet to hear a single piece of evidence that any moon landings were faked that is not easily shown to stem from either ignorance of the facts, manipulation of the facts, or outright lies.

This claim is made,

Once we were told that it had landed on the moon, the camera attached to the spacecraft showed nothing that anyone would find remotely useful. It is also hard to understand how no dust from the surface was picked up by the on board camera when the spacecraft landed.

Surely the spacecraft’s engine when approaching the surface or the impact with the surface itself would have kicked up some dust from the surface.

And can be shown to be untrue in the video posted with the article.

Then, as if it were relevant to an unmanned mission to the moon, conspiracists call into question China’s first space walk and claim a bubble floating past the astronaut as evidence the scene was recorded in a water tank.

What I see is far more likely a small piece of ice breaking off the craft. As each of the small objects is visibly oblong, rather than spherical as bubbles are in water.

Next up is the supposed row of stadium lights.

Followed by the complaint that in the sleeve mounted mirror rows of lights can be seen, contradicting themselves when they point out that the light source in the video is not the Earth. What is likely being seen here are lights mounted to the camera for the purpose of getting a clear shot. Lights like these:

Next they rehash old flag arguments borrowed from the moon walks, so here is how a flag actually moves under water.

not at all like this flag which at certain times actually moves backward as if there is no resistance on it whatsoever.

The lame attempts at proving conspiracy then move on to ask why the astronauts never let go of the vehicle during the walk. Well, I can think of two reasons. First: the are scared s***less. I would be. Second: yes they have a safety line, but having worked on highrise building exteriors I had a safety line. That does not mean I made an effort to test it. And for the education of the conspiracy minded, the reason they test spacesuits, and rehearse space walks in water tanks is because they can create a state of neutral buoyancy for the suited astronauts. They will not float up, up and away in the water tank.

They then ask, “Why is the Earth always in the same position?”

Because orbits do not zig-zag around. The earth can clearly be seen to be moving and the camera is aligned along the axis of travel so the Earth is stable in the image.

This attempt to show fakery is pretty lackluster in every regard, and while trying to rely upon the ignorance of the veiwer to make their case believable, does little more than reveal only the ignorance of the conspiracist in how they make their case.

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  • IThinkso

    The words ‘conspiracists’ and ‘skeptics’ are synonyms outside the domain, and refers to human reasoning during those particular moments. .

  • MysteryHunter

    Whoever wrote this article obviously believes everything they are told and does not think for himself. When did it become ignorance and conspiratorial to think for yourself and to question what may or may not be true. Magellan questioned rather the world was flat and proved it not to be true. He challenged a very popular belief and went down in history as being the first man to circumnavigate “the globe”. Does that make Magellan a liar? One more thing, if those are really chunks of ice, why are they floating upwards like bubbles and not freely out into space????

  • DrAllen77

    “One more thing, if those are really chunks of ice, why are they floating upwards like bubbles and not freely out into space????”
    And… You’re an expert in the movement of objects in zero gravity? It’s F’ing space man! Whats up and whats down?

  • DrAllen77

    Good read, Henry.

  • “Up” is relative to the position of the camera. You are confusing up with toward the top of the screen without reference to what that direction actually is, and in fact no, in accordance to Newton’s laws of motion,
    Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that
    state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.

    And in this case the only external force would be gravity, so an object will not move “freely out into space” rather they will likely remain in orbit or fall back in toward Earth’s gravity.

    And for your info, long before Magellan (nearly a millenia) the Earth was proven to be round by a variety of people, and with a considerable degree of accuracy on its circumference. No one with any education in science believed the Earth was flat.

  • DhampyrSlayer

    Yeah dude that would apply if it was space and that was ice….