posted on Jun, 29 2007 @ 07:25 PM
I agree that many things don't make sense. But if it's a hoax it's quite a well done one, at the same level of John Titor or better. There's
certainly more video and pictures. I wonder if it's a professionally done hoax for the purposes of seeding ideas for an upcoming movie---entitled,
no doubt "Apollo 20". Or maybe somebody is trying to sell the project.
One other thing feels wrong about the story: the crew sociology. The two American astronauts were from Bell Labs, supposedly. Bell Labs in the
70's was certainly very important but it does science and engineering, and doesn't train pilots or anything like that. And most anomalously, the
second was supposedly female, and 'Rutledge' seemed to intimate even she was black. That's what doesn't fit. This woudl have to be a secret
military/NASA mission. Back in 1975, the military was not very hot on feminism. For something like this, they'd insist on crew-cut "yes sir, no
sir" men from the Naval Academy or some such. Not nerds from a private company and especially a woman. If in secret, there's no need for
"diversity PR" or stuff like that. (On the other hand---for a contemporary film script, the combo seems ideal. The manly Russell Crowe in command,
Halle Berry with a 70's space 'fro, and William Shatner playing the aged Russian. )
And would they really want to include the Soviets? There could be a conceivable angle because the USSR could certainly track a launch and would
blab, so they had to be convinced to keep quiet.
And finally: on the last Apollo mission supposedly they make their biggest discovery EVER. And yet, that's it? No more moon? The behavior of NASA
and the government after this doesn't seem to be compatible with finding something this important.
Lemme guess, the last scene of the film will show the "why you better not come back here" scene, and all the artifacts, films and records boxed up
and stored in some obscure warehouse, just like Raiders of the Lost Ark.
There are some actual facts which probably started it off this idea.
There certainly is a weird funny looking object ('the Moon wiener') in the back side of the moon, observable through multiple public source Apollo
pictures, so it isn't just a trick of the light (like the supposed "mars face").
And there is an odd ink-marked 'dot' or 'spot' on the drawn reference maps which show the viewpoint of the Apollo 15 photos and the space craft's
orbit over the Moon. (and there are spots in 2 other places). This dot is very close to the Moon wiener. No other equivalent maps show any
Oddly enough the Clementine maps don't seem to show anything in that location, but it may be just hard to see, since the contrast and possibly albedo
issues on the Clementine pictures make many things hard to see.
Now, start the X-files, music: the one 'raw' image which would directly be over the wiener, is not available from the Clementine web site. All of
its neighbors are downloadable.