UFO Hall Of Shame : Jose Escamilla : Moon Rising 2012
In the highly controversial documentary movie, UFO-The Greatest Story Ever Denied Part II - Moon Rising, filmmaker Jose Escamilla quotes an unnamed BellCom/NASA Insider speaking about the Apollo moon landings:
"we lied about everything".
We have to ask ourselves, is Jose Escamilla also lying?
After researching publicly available U.S. government documents online and Jose Escamilla's cited resources for his documentary movie. "UFO-The Greatest Story Ever Denied Part II - Moon Rising", I am convinced his claims of UFOs on the Moon are misguided in the extreme.
Jose Escamilla's claim is :- When the Moon is viewed using the NASA colorized images you can see UFOs roaming over the surface.
I hope to demonstrate that when these colors are removed what appear to be UFOs are in fact craters. This can be seen in figure (a) where a crater does indeed look like a UFO but of course it is just a crater. I know people will shout NASA cover up but the images used in the trailer are from NASA as well so what is it to be UFOs from NASA images OK? Or craters from NASA a cover-up?
Why should you care about this? Well, if you are UFO advocate, these claims by the filmmaker only hurt the genuine sightings and the general public support of the possibility of extraterrestrials.
The Controversial Documentary
"UFO-The Greatest Story Ever Denied Part II - Moon Rising"by Jose Escamilla is a documentary movie that focuses on his claim that the U.S. government has been deceiving the world regarding the presence of extraterrestrials on the moon. His film movie trailer also discusses the claim that the Apollo missions to the moon were faked.
The following are some of his assertions taken directly from the site containing Jose Escamilla's movie trailer.
"The Moon is presented in it's full "natural" color"..."This is the real color of the moon. This is the first time in human history we are seeing the moon in it's full natural colors."
It should be noted that these images of the Moon quoted above can be found on publicly accessible websites cited below. This information is not exclusive to this Movie.
His assertion regarding the true color of the moon is correct. Although it has to be said NASA has put the word "natural" in quotations. One might then question if the word "natural" is to be taken literally.
The narrator claims the UFOs are "shining light onto the lunar surface". No this is not light this is ejecta from when the surface of the moon is impacted releasing a large amount of energy, resulting in material being ejected. Eventually, a characteristic crater forms surrounded by a blanket of the ejected material.
"The only clear and detailed photography ever released of real flying saucers". (Narrator's words in the movie trailer)
Or it could be the first time in human history optical illusions of the Moon have ever been used to sell movie tickets and DVDs.
Figure (a) NASA identified crater
With a life-long interest in fair and unbiased science, I found the movie trailer and began taking notes so that I could conduct my own research. I utilized the same resources found on the internet that he used along with others easily found by a novice.
One thing that should be pointed out is I cropped the images so the focus was on the the two craters only. I looked at most of the alleged UFOS in the movie trailer around that area and they all displayed the same findings. Again for those that doubt this I have included the website address so they are able to research for themselves.
Both sets of images are under the control of NASA so I must assume they would have tampered with both the monochrome image as well as the color if tampering as suggested took place at all.
To the right you can see (Figure 1) from his website that will become the reference point for my investigation. The second image (FIgure 2) is the image I located utilizing the USGS Map-a-Planet site. There are numerous references in these photos to indicate these two photos are of the same lunar location. The name of the larger crater with the smaller inner ring is called KUNOWSKY (18Km) Named after the German Astromnomer George k Kunowsky 1786-1846 (so long before NASA's time) and the alleged UFO crater is called KUNOWSKY A The approximate center of KUNOWSKY A is Longitude 329.29 and Latitude 4.31. Both of these craters are visible from Earth.
In the movie trail, one can easily see the USGS Map-a-Planet Website being utilized. The photos Mr. Escamilla uses in his documentary ARE from the Clem-UVVIS Multispectral Mosaic Version since the image I found (Figure 2) is shown in this format and appears very similar. There are other versions available on the same menu on this website, including the Lunar Orbiter Mosaic. The third image (Figure 3) shown below is the identical image in Figure 2, but shown in the Lunar Orbiter Mosaic alternate mode.
It appears quite obvious in Figure 3 that the object being possibly considered a UFO by Mr. Escamilla in his trailer is actually just a crater. This leaves me with considerable doubts regarding the validity of the movie in its entirety. Draw your own conclusions.
I wrote to Jose Escamilla inviting him to comment on this Hub but he replied declining my offer.
You can make a comment below, and all are much appreciated.
Addendum : Since first writing this Hub almost a year ago I have obtained a copy of the full movie and have watched it many times. My original opinions are still valid.
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The Movie Trailer for UFO-The Greatest Story Ever Denied Part II-Moon Rising
- UFO-The Greatest Story Ever Denied Part II - Moon Rising on Vimeo
Please watch the trailer yourself. I want to draw your attention to his first UFO claim which will be adjacent to undisputed large crater with a small circular indentation in the center. This will be a reference point at 56 secs into the film.
USGS Map-a-Planet Site
- USGS Map-a-Planet: Explore the Earth\'s Moon
Explore global imagery of the Earth's Moon.
Official Website for the Movie
- Moon Rising Official Website
Approximately 2/3rd of the way down on his opening page of this website you'll notice the photo that I hope to focus your attention on.
Arizona State University Space Exploration Resources Website
- Clementine Images of the Moon
Contains multiple formats for viewing high definition images of the moon.