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The Moon Landings Were a Hoax

Updated on August 13, 2011

Not the Moon?

The Book

Whilst watching footage of the Moon landings, Ralph Rene a self taught engineer from New Jersey had a nagging feeling that something did not seem right.

He watched the footage over and over again, until he found what it was that was not right.

Once he had put together all that was bothering him, he came to one conclusion: America has never put a man on the Moon.

He is so convinced that he put his proof in a book titled “NASA Mooned America”, he has published this book himself and it is available by mail order.



The first thing that caught his attention was the fact that the flag was fluttering. How could it be fluttering when there is no wind, on the atmosphere free Moon?

An increasing number of Astro-Physicists are beginning to agree with him.

Another person who agrees with him is award winning British Photographer David Persey, who after examining the TV footage and the still pictures, is convinced that they are all fake.

He claims that the shadows in the photos could only be produced by multiple lighting, whilst on the Moon there is only one point of light, the Sun.

First Step
First Step


Why would the lunar landings be faked?

The theory is that after the Russians put Yuri Gagarin in space, America was perceived as being behind in the space race. As this was during the Cold War, it was imperative for the US to address this and so the President and NASA orchestrated the so called lunar landings.

So, apart from the flag fluttering, what else would seem to make the landings fake?

When Allen Shepard hit the golf ball, NASA said he sliced it. A slice is caused when an uneven air flow passes over the ball. The Moon has no atmosphere and no air.

Who took the photos, firstly of Neil Armstrong about to take his first step? The angle would mean the camera operator was lying on the ground. Secondly, the photo of Apollo 16’s Lander lifting off from the Moon.

On the Apollo 12 mission, only two people walked on the Moon. The astronaut reflected in the visor, is not holding a camera.

The Lander should have made a small crater on landing. There is none, in fact the astronauts feet seem to make more impact.

Did these landings really happen or is this one of the biggest hoaxes in history.

You can make up your own minds but one thing does seem strange. The TV footage was shaky and sometimes unclear. Yet the still photos, thousands of them, all seem to be perfect, even though they had no light meters.

How did they change the film with those big gloves on?


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      Grant N.Z 5 years ago from New Zealand

      i cant beleive so many americans suspect that the landing was a fake. You live in the greatest country in the world. USA is the last free place left. Are they also faking the mars landings??How do you think the shuttle came to be, and the space station, or is that fake as well??. Think if you can. How disrespectful. I would expect that sort off attitude from an old burnt out dope smoking hippie. Neil Armstrong made something off his life , he was brave , clever ,and served his country well. And to have people that call him a lier is just a joke.

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      George S McChristian 6 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      I'll try this from a different angle. I can't prove whether or not we (USA) landed on the Moon. I do believe we went. The Russians had telescopes. Do you think they weren't watching?

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      Stuart Arter 6 years ago

      When I was 6 years old I watched the moon landing footage on a small black and White tv and was mesmerised by what I saw untill my grandfather came into the house shouting Hollywood and booming with laughter marched up and down repeating Hollywood !!! At the time I couldn't possibly understand what he meant, he was one of the architects who designed the BBC tv centre at wood lane in 1947 he was also a member if the Athenium a highly educated and brilliant man. 40 years later I understand his out bursts after all the lies and wrong doings I have seen from governments around the world. Faked moonlandings may have been an expensive hoax but no real harm done !!!!

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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      Grant - I expect you are right but according to the book, on a couple of occasions, when one of the first astronauts on the moon, was interviewed and asked how it was, broke down and cried. The book suggests it was the pressure of having to live a lie. It would seem incredible for so many to keep a secret but then again, how many would really have to be in on it. Apart from the astronauts, everybody else were watching monitors.

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      Grant Reville [Grant NZ] 6 years ago

      I don't believe that so many people could keep it secret for this long. Out of all the thousands of people that would have to be involved in the lie.One of them by now will have taken the money and sold their story for millions and millions. Or at least one mill. Someone WOULD pay for the story and someone would tell for the cash. Its that simple.But no one can take the cash because those brave men did risk their lives. And they are good men who would not lie to their wife's, parents ,kids ,lovers, themselves, etc etc. Think about it.I cant believe that we humans that will never have what it takes to go to the moon , can call someone else who did go, a lier

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      When I first heard these accusations I dismissed them. Now I am not so sure. Very interesting and disturbing.

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      GreenMathDr 6 years ago

      I really think that it would be dumb to go to all that trouble, but then we are talking about the US government trying to stay ahead of the Russians.

      These points do bring up some serious doubts about the landing. What I find amazing though if it was fake, is that they've gotten away with it after so many years.

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      preacherdon 6 years ago from Arkansas

      I'll be the first to admit I don't know if it was faked or not. I've always wondered why there are no stars in any of the photos. Was the moon that bright as to obscure them?

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      daryl2007 6 years ago

      I think it is not a hoax... they were there in the moon... and you know that!!

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      Druid Dude 6 years ago from West Coast

      I still agree with Benjamin Franklin: Three men can keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Nixon was President...I wouldn't bet on anything being real coming from that administration. I own a flown medallion from the first landing, compliments of my father who helped build the saturn 5 rockets for Apollo.

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      sexpressions 6 years ago from Wherever my imagination sees fit

      Interesting. I constantly say that the older we get, the more suspicious we are of, well, everything. Sometimes, I fear we are all going crazy - but then something like this has fact after fact and all I want to do is watch the video and look at the photos. Way to go and make me feel crazy again! ;)