Some people are just not ready to accept the truth. Here is yet another example of rationalizing at its best:

From Tue Dec  3 11:26:57 2002
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 18:04:27 +0000
From: Thomas Bohn < >
Subject: We never landed on the moon: An (almost) official rebuttal

Dear Guys:

        I am a former employee of the company that almost got the contract
to supply elbow grease for the Canadarm, and thus eminently qualified to
speak on behalf of the thousands of dedicated NASA employess who
participated in the grand adventure of the Lunar Landing. If they won't
dignify your wild claims with a point-by-point rebuttal, then I will.
        Honestly, you boys just don't understand the technology. If you'd
only spent a few decades immersing yourself in the highly specialized and
complex art of rocket science, you would realize that all of your website's
so-called discrepencies have perfectly plausible answers.

Shadow pointing away from gas pump:
        Notice how the gas pump has an old-fashioned advertising globe on
top. This cast a light sufficient to cancel out the shadow in front. As for
the shadow behind the pump, that was created by black light. Any physics PHD
knows this.

Astronauts without helmets:
        It is well known that an individual can survive without protection
in the vacuum of space for at least 1/100th of a second. In this photo,
Cernan and Schmitt had removed their spacesuits for a brief time so they
could better study the nearby foliage. In subsequent pictures, they are
wearing their suits because the scenery is not nearly as interesting.

Traffic signs:
        These were actually placed on the moon in accordance with Federal
Highway Regulations governing the safe separation of motor vehicles. It was
considered necessary to avoid collisions after the Sovients landed their
moon buggy. In an early example of detente, the Soviets placed their own
signs in cyrillic. The proof of the signs' worth is demonstrated by the
complete absence of motor vehicle collisions on the moon.

Rocket and burned match:
        That is not a small rocket but a large match. It is a leftover from
an early propulsion experiment. Just outside the photo is another relic, a
fifty-ton rubber band.

Man under LEM:
        You are incorrect in assuming this is a prop man. He is actually one
of those little men who control the indicator lights in all machines. He is
related to the little man who lives in your refrigerator and turns on the
light when you open the door. The fact that you've never seen him is
evidence of your undeveloped powers of observation.

Non-exploding beer cans:
        Now really, think this over: where would he be taking that beer, and
how could he drink it when he got there? The cans are empty! The astronauts
had drunk that beer aboard the LEM, and in this picture he is carrying the
empties to the dump.

Three suns, one shadow:
        Sometimes a photograph will be altered for clarity before
publication. An example of this is the Time-Life editor who decided that the
famous photograph of Osald holding a rifle would look better if the head was
enlarged slightly and a scissor-line drawn across the chin. The same
happened in this picture: there were originally three shadows, but two of
them were removed by a special image procesing technique. If you look
closely, you can see the eraser crumbs.

Trojan among astronaut gear:
        This was merely another example of NASA being careful, particularly
after Jack Swigert joined the crew. Although the probability of encountering
an amorous female humanoid on the moon was calculated at slightly less than
ten to the minus googolplex, it was decided that the consequences of lunar
STD's or interplanetary paternity suits warranted this small precaution. In
any case, the condom found a use in experiments to test whether a water
balloon will fall faster than a feather or can be hit farther than a golf ball.

Weird science:
        Don't even try to uderstand this. Your eyes will go funny.

Serendipity Jones:
        Serendipity Jones never went to the moon. They were the backup band
for the Moody Blues on Apollo 100, a mission that was was cancelled by a
short-sigthed Congress.

Monkey experiment:
PICTURE!!! Come on now, it'll go a lot easier if you tell us the truth....

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