posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:10 PM
Im still fairly new to the site so if this has been done before or is in the wrong place I apologise profusely.
By now everyone has seen and heard all the evidence offered to support the theory that the moon landings were faked. I wont go into detail here but
some of the evidence includes
The lack of a blast crater
The waving flag
Stars missing from the sky
The visibility in shadow
Cross hairs behind objects
The astronauts movement
I do believe the photos are fake but am undecided on wether we have actually been there or not.
Ive heard a few theories on why it was faked but none really rang true.
Watching Apollo 13 a few yrs ago It suddenly occured to me....... What if the moon landings were faked to distract people from the Vietnam War!!!
I believe JFKs announcement of the Apollo program in 1961 was sincere based on the fact they wanted to get ahead of the Russians who had beaten the
US to put the first man in space. At some time over the next few yrs something happened, I think they either found out they didnt have the technology
to do it or they realised a moon landing and an expensive war at the same time was not an option.
For the next 8 yrs anytime it was needed a feel good story (well mostly feel good stories, the 3 Astronauts getting burnt to death in their capsule
in 1967 may not have made people happy but it definately distracted them) about Astronaut training or the technology that was going to be employed
could be rolled out and remind people they lived in the greatest country on earth and to distract them from the American lives that were being lost
When Apollo 11 landed in 1969 the vast majority of Americans forgot about the war and watched in wonder as their country proved its place as the world
Now, Apollo 12 went without a hitch and while the public were happy the interest was nothing like the first landing. With Apollo 13 the novelty had
well and truly worn off, at just over 2 days into the mission a live broadcast went back to earth, for 49 minutes the astronauts gave a guided tour of
the craft and showed what life was like in orbit. But the public had seen it all before and no TV stations even ran the story!!!!!
9 minutes after the broadcast finished an oxygen tank exploded putting the Astronauts lives in serious danger, but this was only the first of many
problems. For the next 4 days Americans sat transfixed as the thoughts and prayers of an entire nation was with these 3 brave men, all else was
forgotten and people were reminded that, to qoute Commander John Lovell "There is nothing routine about flying to the moon".
For me it is incredibly suspicious that a tank exploded 9 min after it was realised the general public didnt care anymore.
Now this may just be the tin foil hat wearer in me coming out but I actually think that movie hints that it was just a diversionary tactic to keep
Americans from thinking about the war!!!!!!
Did anyone else who saw the movie think this or has anyone seen this idea anywhere else?
Any thoughts or constructive criticisms would be welcome