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parody Proof We Never Went to the Moon 2004 Apr 06
     ... Apollo program ...
"New facts recently discovered in NASA archives that they don't want you to see ..."

anti Moon madness: Denying history 2004 Apr 06
     ... Apollo program ...
"So did NASA, under pressure to meet Kennedy's target and to beat the Soviet Union in the space race, feel compelled to fake six moon landings and three moon fly-bys? From 1969 until 1972, with more lunar landings, better TV coverage, more scientific data, better public understanding of space travel, and with all this under the watchful eyes of the Soviet propaganda bureau and the world's radio telescopes, fewer and fewer people doubted the truth of America's great achievement. Yet even today there is still a small but noisy crowd of people who, despite enormous evidence to the contrary, insist that no human being has ever landed on the moon."

crankiest Moon Fossil 2003 Jul 24
     ... Apollo program ...
"You can see one of the astronauts standing next to a large boulder that NASA has called 'Tracey's Rock' ... But is that all that it is? Just another rock?"

crankiest NASA: Numerous Anomalies and Scams Allowed 2003 May 22
     ... Apollo program ...
"This web page is dedicated to NASA Chief Sean O'Keefe, NASA Historian Roger Launius, and the few remaining Apollo astroNOTS, who make themselves a worldwide laughing stock with their ongoing claim of having walked upon the Moon's surface. If the Internet and e-mail were around in 1968, I would have been glad to have a serious open debate with 'Apollo believers' on whether the Moon missions were for real or not. However it is NOT 1968, but 2003 and as such, the authenticity of the Moon missions can no longer be debated. Neither does it fall into a 'conspiracy theory' as the facts are well known. Conspiracy theories question what really took place, however it has been a well proven fact since the mid 80's, that the Apollo Moon missions were FAKED." You'd think he could come up with a better alternate acronym than that ...

crankier Apollo Reality 2003 Mar 11
     ... Apollo program ...
"This web page will show how, and where NASA faked the lunar approach, lunar landing, and lunar take off, for all 6 Apollo missions. Contrary to what many believe, the sequences were not shot in a desert, Hollywood studio, or Area 51. There may have been the odd picture taken at Area 51, and a few Apollo 17 pics that were taken in some remote desert, but the majority of stills and video were performed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia. Scientist's at NASA knew in the early 60's that a manned mission to the Moon was impossible within 8 years, and a plan to fake the Moon landings was put into operation. NASA's fake Moon pictures were taken at various locations such as KSC, JSC, LRC, and of course the odd one or two desert locations. I would also like to point out to pro Apollo nutters that the art of manipulating photo's and moving film is as old as photography and film itself. The 1930's film 'King Kong' showed a huge gorilla scaling up the Empire State building. If it's on film are we led to believe it's real? No of course not, but that is exactly what the pro Apollo nutters are claiming."

parody Apollo 11 2003 Mar 10
     ... Apollo program ...
"If you're at this page because you've just seen an amazing piece of footage showing the Apollo 11 moonlanding to have been shot in a studio, then read on. If you haven't seen the clip, click the link below, and prepare to be amazed. The piece of footage you just saw answers the question -- but raises a lot of others. We don't know the answers to all these questions -- but here is what we do know: ... Is it real? Yes. This footage was clearly shot in a studio, and is clearly meant to represent the Apollo 11 moon landing. The attention to detail is staggering. The intention is clearly to fool viewers into believing that it is genuine. Is it conclusive? No. There is no proof that because this was shot in a studio, the moon landing was necessarily faked. But we do know that the original non-digital footage was destroyed and that certain (dangerous) people are very angry that this clip has leaked." Movie available in MPEG format.

crankiest Rene's Domain 2003 Jan 21
     ... Apollo program . September 11 . Einstein was wrong . physics . mathematics ...
"Rene, is the last name of a mostly self taught 'extra bright kid from the slums,' who says he was 'a victim of a plot of Byzantine proportions in the second grade.' It involved a 'conspiracy between his mother and his grammar school teachers' and resulted in his being skipped a grade. This placed him in 'the glorious position of always being the youngest, smallest and brightest kid in the class.' Transferred to a new school in the fourth grade, he subsequently 'became an anathema to his teachers.' ... Over a decade ago, the Rand Corporation contacted him pleading for contributions of free inventions or thoughts relating to space for NASA. ... y that time he had begun to have severe doubts that NASA's Apollo program's had ever landed men on the Moon. ... Don't you agree that as a 'former' consultant to NASA and the Rand Corporation that his credentials are impeccable?" Of course, he'd be glad to share his ideas with you ... for a price.

crankier Is telling the whole story? 2003 Jan 21
     ... Apollo program ...
"They set all the hoax believers straight on that one didn't they? LOL, I don't think so. That explanation, while being a perfect explanation for the above set of photos, actually proves that the photos below from the Apollo 17 mission can not be accurate and have to be fraudulent"

crankier NASA Moons USA 2003 Jan 21
     ... Apollo program ...
"What NASA's and Pentagon's own websites confess about the current impossibility of returning humans alive from the Moon, due to deadly nuclear radiation. In related wild conspiracy, Santa Klaus and Easter Bunny alleged to be figments of imagination, contrary to implausible denials by retail sales giants - and their bulging bank accounts. And, 85% of 'American' flags aren't really made in China, either. Earth-bound humans are protected from solar and cosmic radiation by the atmosphere - equal in protection to 12-foot-thick concrete. Such protection is impossible to provide to astronauts with current technology. It is, of course, humanly possible to survive low-altitude orbit of Earth - below the altitude of the radiation belts - and it is technically possible to send robotic orbiters and landers to photograph the Moon, and all other planets in the Solar System. Newly released NASA video from low-altitude Earth orbit catches astronauts faking Lunar orbit."

parody Brainsluice: NASA Fakes Moon Landings! 2002 Nov 16
     ... Apollo program ...
"Heroic images or NASA fraud? At last we have the conclusive proof! The image on the left clearly shows the supposed 25,000 [pounds] of thrust generated by the lunar lander to arrest its descent. Yet in the image on the right, where is the giant crater this would have created? Looks like the complex web of NASA lies is about to unravel!"

crankier 2002 Aug 15
     ... UFOlogy . extraterrestrials . crop circles . Area 51 . Roswell incident . alien abductions . conspiracy . Apollo program ...
"This website is devoted to the study of the existence UFOs and extraterrestrial life as well as any contact they have had with the US government and military. Designed and maintained by online UFO researcher Xander Mahony. includes UFO photographs and pictures, original text files relating to UFOs, conspiracy theories including how NASA faked the moon landing, The X Files, extraterrestrials, aliens, flying saucers, paranormal activity, a list of UFO, government and military links and a forum for discussing UFOs."

illucid Friedrich Nietzsche, the CIA, and Men on the Moon 2002 Aug 10
     ... Apollo program . secret societies . conspiracy ...
"Each person reading this article has probably been told, at some point in his or her life, about the mythical Man on the Moon. The purpose of this article is to inform the public that the Man on the Moon is not a myth; in fact there is more than one Man: hundreds, possibly thousands of persons comprise a mysterious lunar society, one that is far more technologically superior to even the most advanced secret societies on Earth. The details of this Lunar society are understandably sketchy, when given the distance between the Earth and the Moon, which Earthlings have only conquered within the past twenty-two years. Yet, there are a few revealing facts which we do know about the Moon's inhabitants. These facts involve both Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and the Central Intelligence Agency, which are, perhaps not so coincidentally, two of the more mysterious entities in world history."

crankiest A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon 2002 May 27
     ... Apollo program ...
"An investigative journalist uncovers a 31-year-old mislabeled, unedited reel of footage (dated three days into the flight) that shows the Apollo 11 crew falsifying part of their photography! This exclusive footage is only available in 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon.' When Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin (the one believed to have shot the bogus footage) was recently shown the tape he said, 'Well you're talking to the wrong guy! Why don't you talk to the administrator at NASA? We're passengers!' He then threatened to sue us if we showed it publicly."

cranky New Apoolo 1 Fire Investigation and Hearings Petition 2002 May 27
     ... Apollo program . conspiracy ...
"By signing my name below, I am stating my belief that the families of Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Edward White, as well as the American people, deserve to know the truth about the cause of the fire on January 27, 1967, on launch pad 34 during ground testing of Apollo 1. My signature on this petition further signifies my earnest request that the government entities you represent, initiate immediate investigations into possible acts of sabotage, homicide and collusion to suppress evidence, and as appropriate, convene Congressional hearings and delegate special federal investigators and state task forces to determine the appropriate laws that may have been violated by NASA, and as appropriate, appoint a special prosecutor to enforce same. I understand that Scott Grissom, son of the late astronaut Gus Grissom, has recently uncovered suspicious evidence of sabotage, which demands new independent analysis and research to determine its role in the fire on Apollo 1. Please do not reconvene another NASA body to investigate itself on these matters. Appoint expert scientific, technical and legal authorities on the relevant subject matter who have no ties to NASA or its contractors."

anti A Critique of "Was It Only a Paper Moon?" 2002 May 13
     ... Apollo program . skepticism ...
"This section contains a detailed critique of the video, Was it Only a Paper Moon? The time reference is the point in the video where Mr. Collier makes a statement that I will reply to. The observation is the statement that Mr. Collier makes, and the replies are my response to the observations." Courtesy of the Wayback Machine.

anti Are Apollo Moon Photos Fake? 2002 Apr 21
     ... Apollo program . skepticism ...
"The program Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on The Moon? seen on FOX television network advanced the claim that NASA's Apollo Moon missions were a giant hoax. The claim was largely supported by alleged 'anomalies' in Apollo photos. David Percy, an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, told FOX: 'Our research suggests that images of the Apollo landings are not a true and accurate record. In our view the Apollo pictures were faked. Many of the images are replete with inconsistencies and anomalies.' Are Percy and other Apollo skeptics correct? Let's examine their claims."

anti The Space Page: Apollo "Hoax" 2002 Apr 03
     ... Apollo program . skepticism ...
"I'm no rocket scientist, but I know stupidity when I see it, and I saw a lot of it when I investigated the alleged hoaxing of the Apollo Lunar landings that occurred between 1969 and 1972. It never ceases to amaze me just how credulous some people can be. The whole Apollo Conspiracy theory has been around for years, and I hadn't given much thought to it, I'd heard some of the 'classic' arguments (e.g., no stars in photographs, flag waving in a windless environment) and not given them too much thought, the reasons for these 'anomalies' are quite straight forward, and could be answerd by anyone with a basic secondary school education. Or so i thought. It hadn't occurred to me that people take this stuff seriously. My apathy began to diminish when I became aware of a number of rather cranky websites sites on the Internet purporting to have 'incontrovertible evidence' that Apollo was faked. These sites show no such thing, other than the lack of critical thinking skills there seem to be in the world. I feel a mixture of amusement and dismay when I read some of these pages, but I feel rather angry when people try to make a living out of conning people. For this is what I believe some Hoax Believers (HBs) are doing. Many people have comprehensively debunked the arguments these people are putting forward, and yet they still peddle their nonsense books and videos. I think this is dishonest, to put it mildly."

crankiest Moon Landing -- A Hoax 2001 Nov 18
     ... Apollo program . conspiracy ...
"NASA, perfects the art of 'The Deal'. Twenty five years ago, they pulled off a heist that makes the 'Great Train Robbery' look like a schoolboy prank." Replete with sad cartoon drawings, and references to "astro-nots."

bizarre Evoloterra 2001 Nov 18
     ... new age . Apollo program ...
"On July 20th of each year, we gather to commemorate the wondrous accomplishments achieved by the Human Beings of Planet Earth. During this celebration we retell the story of the evolving universe, life, and the first landing by humans on the moon of Earth. What better time to tell the story of our aspirations and accomplishments than on the anniversary of the highest achievement of our hands, hearts, and minds and one of the most dramatic events in modern time, that first landing. Of all the formal holidays celebrated by the people of Earth, few, if any, recognize the peaceful and productive technological achievements accomplished by human beings as individuals, or as a species." In PDF format.

anti Piper Anonymous 2001 Oct 14
     ... skepticism . Apollo program ...
"Many organizations have been created to help those are recovering from destructive addictions. There are associations for alcoholics, overeaters, and shopaholics. Now there is also a place to go for those who wish to stop replying to inane webboard posts, especially those regarding NASA's alleged fakery of the Apollo lunar missions. Named in honour of a frequent poster to the Bad Astronomy webboard, Piper Anonymous seeks to help those whose health, sanity, and ability to reason clearly has been compromised by overexposure to hoax believer propaganda. 'Piper' addiction frequently takes the form of the inability to resist responding to inflamatory postings regarding alleged 'mini-anomalies' on the surface of the moon (or other planet). Piper Anonymous seeks to provide a release valve or three for the excess energies of intelligent posters."

cranky Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky! and other lies about the Moon 2001 Oct 09
     ... Apollo program ...
"History buffs will recall that when Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut walked on the moon he made a mistake when saying his famous 'One small step speech.' He was supposed to say, 'This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.' Well the words he said are history but the words he said after are in the outtakes. You will probably never hear or see them on Bloopers and Practical Jokes but story goes that he made a few remarks after his two feet hit the lunar sand pile. The story from NASA is that Armstrong made the comment 'Good luck, Mr. Gorsky.' ... Isn't that a great Story? It never happened. It's one of those Urban Legends that everyone loves to tell. Professor Jan Harold Brunvand once said, 'The truth never stands in the way of a good story.' No matter how many times this story is told it always sounds so believable, such a wonderful story. It has made it into Newspapers and who knows it may be accepted as true history some day. No matter if it is a white lie."

anti Men on the Moon as a Matter of Fact 2001 Oct 05
     ... Apollo program . skepticism ...
"I wasn't surprised when the Fox television network aired a program earlier this year alleging that NASA faked the Apollo Moon missions that took place from 1968 to 1972. This particular conspiracy theory has been around as long as the Apollo program itself, but has had its life breathed anew thanks to this absurd television show. The conspiracy theorists say they have proof for their beliefs. But their claims reveal tremendous ignorance of science, from the basic principles of photography to geology and physics ..."

anti Moon Base Clavius 2001 Oct 05
     ... Apollo program . skepticism ...
"Moon Base Clavius is an organization of amateur and professional engineers, scientists, and astronauts devoted to the Apollo program and its manned exploration of the moon. Our special mission is to debunk the so-called conspiracy theories that state such a landing may never have occurred."

crankiest Lunar Life Forms 2001 Aug 11
     ... extraterrestrials . biology . Apollo program ...
"Conclusions: 1. Life forms exist on the surface of the moon. 2. Lunar-surface life forms can grow into large forms and shapes. Some shapes assume cylindrical, linear and curved profiles. Others are complicated and entangled. 3. Lunar-surface life forms have the capability of attaching to equipment with a potential ability to cause equipment malfunction. 4. Lunar-surface life forms can change size and shape, and can do so quickly. 5. Pressure of the MET wheels on the surface appears to arouse lunar life forms to a state of luminescence. 6. Some 'rocks' which in macro view appear to be like earth-like rocks really are not but rather, are a build-up of an accumulation of growing life forms. 7. Apollo 14 did land on the moon."

anti Non-Faked Moon Landings 2001 Mar 31
     ... Apollo program . conspiracy . skepticism ...
"This web page is based on a typical 'The Moon Shots Were Faked' web page authored by Kevin Overstreet (his version last updated 1999 Jan 26). His original text when used is primarily in white except for any links and some red highlights. My comments will be found in this color."

cranky Apollo Lunar Module Lack of Flame and Exhaust and Other Anomalies 2001 Mar 31
     ... Apollo program . conspiracy ...
"Images and video taken from the surface of the moon and from the Apollo Command/Service Module of the lunar ascent and descent modules do not show flame or exhaust. For the Apollo lunar ascent and descent module single main engine and sixteen attitude control thrusters, the fuel and oxidizer were, respectively, hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide. The space shuttle orbiter also uses hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide in its Orbital Maneuvering Subsystem and Reaction Control System."

anti Bad Astronomy: Fox TV and the Apollo Moon Hoax 2001 Feb 21
     ... Apollo program . skepticism ...
Phil Plait's excellent review and resource on the 2001 Feb FOX TV show, "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?"

parody The Mad Revisionist 2000 Jul 07
     ... Holocaust deniers . Apollo program . conspiracy ...
"Over the past several decades, a movement known as 'Holocaust revisionism' has developed and grown amid much controversy. This theory suggests that the Holocaust -- that is, the murder of approximately six million Jews as an intentional policy of genocide on the part of the Nazi regime -- is, in fact, an elaborate hoax. Further, that the evidence historians use to study this event was fabricated by a powerful Jewish conspiracy for political and financial gain. ... Their only shortcoming is their failure to apply this methodology more extensively. Not only the Holocaust, but the whole of World War II must be re-examined with these new tools of inquiry. In fact, now that revisionism has come of age, why shouldn?t every historical event be subjected to its scrutiny? And why restrict this methodology to the discipline of history when there are so many other areas of knowledge that cling to dogmas derived from the worn-out, ivory-tower standards of academic responsibility. We believe it is a sin to confine revisionism to one solitary issue in one discipline when it could be used to uncover valuable new truths in so many other fields of human endeavor."

crankiest Moon landing was fake 2000 Apr 18
     ... Apollo program . conspiracy . hoaxes . physics ...
"28 000 km/h is not yet possible for 1 kg ... Space travel around the Earth needs 28 000 km/h ... Conclusion: US space travel is fake ..."

anti Apollo Hoax 2000 Mar 06
     ... Apollo program . conspiracy . hoaxes ...
"At the dawn of the new millennium we should recognise the major technical achievements of the Apollo era or should we consider the view that the Apollo missions were the largest hoax in history? During the last few years I've read a great deal of literature about the lunar landing and the theories that they may have been faked. I have found that much of the evidence against the landings if full of holes the size of the moon itself. However it's not just up to me! Look at the evidence for and against and come to you own conclusions."

cranky Faked Moon Landings 2000 Jan 22
     ... Apollo program . conspiracy . hoaxes ...
"I am now convinced that we never landed on the Moon, and it is my hope, that I can make you question it yourself. One thing that I would like to call to attention, is that I am not an expert on anything that is written in this report. I don't know much about cameras, or non-atmospheric conditions, or physics or anything. I am just a senior in high school, and about the only thing that I know professionally is how to run movie projectors. I challenge all that read this page to find something wrong with it, and tell me about it, so I can more accurately disprove one of the most historical events of the century ... the landing on the Moon."

parody More Faked Moon Landings 2000 Jan 22
     ... Apollo program . conspiracy . hoaxes ...
"However, here is some additional, and conclusive, evidence that we uncovered ... ! The truth is somewhere out there, and is definitely not on the Moon."

anti The Apollo Moon Landings: Were They All a Hoax? 1999 Oct 05
     ... Apollo program . conspiracy . hoaxes ...
"... looks at the 'evidence' that the conspiracy theorists present to prove their notion that NASA faked the whole thing, while at the same time not actually being very good at it. Much of this 'evidence' is so transparently moronic you'll wonder just how anyone believes it."

cranky AULIS Publishers 1999 May 27
     ... conspiracy . Martians . Apollo program . origins . anthropology ...
"The Face on Mars ... Cities of Dreams ... Dark Moon ... Two-Thirds ... Expand your horizons ..."

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