One of the most high profile conspiracy theories around is that the Americans faked the moon landing, that the videos released were recorded back down on the surface of the earth.
On 20th July 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon… apparently. Some people have argued in the past that photos of the mission aren’t real, that the shadows are unnatural in the images and that NASA didn’t have the ability to return men successfully from space.
Well the conspiracy has been brought back up again, as Russian official, Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the government’s official Investigative Committee, argued that an investigation into American moon landings could reveal new insights into the historical space journeys.
According to the Moscow Times, Markin would support an inquiry into the disappearance of original footage from the first moon landing, as well as the whereabouts of lunar rock, which was brought back to earth on several occasions.
According to a Moscow Times translation, Markin said “We are not contending that they did not fly [to the moon], and simply made a film about it. But all of these scientific — or perhaps cultural — artifacts are part of the legacy of humanity, and their disappearance without a trace is our common loss. An investigation will reveal what happened.”
Nasa has previously admitted that it had erased the original recordings of the first moon landing along with a large collection of other tapes to help save money, according to Reuters. Copies have since been restored however, using footage from television news channels, claiming that the footage is now superior.
The official also emphasized that US authorities had crossed a line by launching an investigation about Fifa corruption, targeting nine Fifa officials. Russia and Qatar’s World Cup bids are currently being investigated.
What do you think about the moon landing? Is there anything sketchy about it?
Via Washington Post