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Hoax[ edit ] In Aprilvideos began appearing on YouTube under the username "retiredafb" telling the extraordinary story of Apollo 20, a secret lunar mission that definitively proved the existence of intelligent, alien life on the moon.
Rutledge claimed to be the commander of the Apollo 20 crew and to be the owner of the "retiredafb" account. However, Scantanburlo never met Rutledge in person because he conducted the interview over Yahoo! He alleged the other mission members were American Leona Snyder an apparently fictitious person and former Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonovthe first The apollo hoax being to walk in space.
The purported landing site of the mission was near Guyot cratera feature near the much larger Delporte crater. Rutledge said the videos show that he and Leonov discovered the remains of an ancient lunar civilization.
YouTube videos[ edit ] The first Apollo 20 videos appeared on YouTube on April Fool's Daya hint that the story was nothing more than an elaborate prank. The videos, however, were then moved to Revver.
Other videos are scattered throughout YouTube posted by several different account users, making it difficult to determine the true identity of the hoaxer.
Each video continues to draw thousands of views. Despite the realistic appearance of the videos, amateurs have easily debunked them on YouTube and elsewhere on the Internet.
If viewed in their intended sequence, they tell a partial story of the faux mission, starting with astronauts boarding Apollo 20 and ending with the extraordinary "discoveries" on the moon. They include the following images: Apollo 20 flight plans and mission patches The launch of Apollo 20  William Rutledge walking on the moon  Ruins of an alien spacecraft  Ruins of an alien city  The body of a hibernating female alien nicknamed Mona Lisa by YouTube users.
Also, more videos associated with other accounts have appeared on YouTube about Apollo 20, suggesting that more than one person is keeping the hoax alive. Truth behind the hoax[ edit ] View of Guyot's crater wall running diagonally through the center of this Apollo 16 photo taken in April while in lunar orbit.
Some UFO enthusiasts believe the crater wall shows evidence of an alien spacecraft. Like many hoaxes, this story is a mixture of facts and fiction. The starting point for it are photos that NASA astronauts took in while in lunar orbit during the Apollo 15 mission, the fourth American mission that landed men on the moon.
The photos show what look like a cigar-shaped object resting in a lunar crater. The hoaxer apparently used these photos to create the image of a pock-marked alien spacecraft on the moon.
The NASA photos are real. The object in question is apparently nothing more than a natural part of the lunar terrain.
Apollo 16 photos of the same crater taken a year later show no evidence of artificial structures. In truth, Apollo 20 was a mission that never got off the ground—literally.
It was one of three lunar missions NASA cancelled due to lack of funding along with Apollo missions 18 and However, its mission was to remain in low-Earth orbit and to dock with a Soviet Soyuz spacecraftsomething it accomplished successfully.
Some mistakenly refer to that mission as Apollo According to the hoaxer's story, these were all used for the lunar landings of Apollo missions 18, 19 and The others are on display at three American space centers: Lousmawhich had been planned to land at Tycho crater to test a rendezvous mission with an earlier unmanned lander.
The design also seems to suggest an Egyptian sarcophagus being mutually lifted-up by an Apollo-era Lunar Module and Command Service Module out of a shadowy crater with a blue tomb cloth falling away. The center of the design resembles the Egyptian hieroglyph, albeit reversed, named: In popular culture[ edit ] The Apollo 20 hoax was discussed on "Aliens on the Moon: It is shot in found-footage style, supposedly of lost footage of the mission that was only recently discovered.It’s the greatest achievement of mankind, but ever since Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon in , conspiracy theories have abounded.
President Kennedy announced the Apollo program in , vowing to land man on the Moon before the end of the decade. After years of. Established in , ashio-midori.com is the collaborative effort of a group of people with expertise in areas such as engineering, space sciences, and photography.
The goal of the website is to use factual information to counter the claims that the Apollo moon landings were faked.
When Jim Lovell, two time Apollo astronaut and commander of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, was told about Kaysing's claims, Lovell called him a kook. Kaysing, ever . Apr 13, · The fact that Apollo 20 never flew should be all the evidence we need that those videos are fakes.
Apollo 17 was the last Apollo mission to the moon, the only Apollo missions after that were Skylab and ASTP in low Earth orbit. The Apollo 20 hoax is a faux story told in a series of YouTube videos about an American, manned, lunar mission that discovered evidence of an extraterrestrial civilization on the far side of the moon.
“Apollo 11 was not real, none of it was” Buzz Aldrin said in a video he recorded confessing to the Apollo 11 hoax, “I am ashamed to say this but I cannot hide it anymore, it was a setup, like the ones they use in Hollywood films, back in the 60’s, the U.S.
was competing with the Soviet Union to achieve space flight supremacy, which was.