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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Apollo Wha???

One of the reasons I stay off of YouTube is the comments.  One of the reasons to go on YouTube is the comments.

 Apollo 20 Hoax

A friend of mine sent me a link to a story on the "Apollo 20" Mission.  Anything related to aliens, I have to check out.  I want to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, if they have a first-hand account of a sighting.  Who am I to tell someone they are wrong if they believe what they saw was a real alien sighting?  But when people report second or third-hand accounts and start off with things like, "... what the government won't tell you," or, "the mainstream media won't show this..."  I am going into it with serious doubt.

Are there things the government will not tell us?  Probably.  The question is, why?  When the government keeps secrets it is typically for national security reasons.  What national security reason would the US government have for not telling the world about the greatest discovery of all time?

Are there things that the "mainstream media" does not report?  Sure!  It is called "fake news."  The mainstream media is in the business of seeking out the truth and informing people.  They value their credibility and would not want to do anything to jeopardize that.  Are they wrong sometimes?  You betcha.  But then they print or air a retraction, correcting the mistake and apologize for it.

Alien Autopsy Scam
Nonetheless, I had to check out this Apollo 20 story.  The first thing that comes up when you Google it is a Wikipedia article about the Apollo 20 Hoax.  Not a good start.  Some people doubt the veracity of Wikipedia.  People also doubt the veracity of the Earth being round.  Wikipedia, for all its faults, is a one-of good source - in other words, it is a good idea to verify what you have read on Wikipedia by looking up other sources but all in all it is a reasonable place to start.

The summary of the story is that despite the fact that Apollo missions 18, 19, & 20 were scrapped, conspiracy theorists want to believe that for some reason these missions were instead secretized.  Astronauts then went up to the moon and shot shaky, amateur video footage of an alien city on the Dark Side of the Moon and brought a well-preserved alien corpse onto the lunar module and performed medical experiments on her.  Sounds legit.

 Moon City Faked

Moon City Faked
Next, I decided to watch the actual Apollo 20 YouTube video which sparked the story, so I could see what it was all about for myself.  I immediately noticed a lot of oddities with the purported footage.  It looks like an other-worldly city is being filmed from inside a space capsule window.  I have shot video like this from inside a house or a car.  Two things:

1. The image outside seems to move across the screen instead of the camera moving around in front of the window.
2. It is very difficult to shoot something dark, outside, from inside a lighted space.

Picture of dark exterior from light interior
For example, I'm sitting in my office at about 6:00am, in this image.  Notice the glare from the lamp on the left.  It causes a reflection on the window which shows my recliner and my Basic Training Platoon photo and Microsoft Partner plaque hanging on the opposite wall of the office.  As for the scenery outside, you can see what is in the immediate foreground because it is being lit up from the light inside, through a large picture window.  Everything beyond about ten yards is too dark to make out.  The only reason you can see what you can, instead of a reflection, is because I am standing in front of the window, blocking some of the light.

Apollo 20 Hoax
Later in the YouTube video there are some fly-by's of the moon, again shot from inside the capsule window.  I am not going to take the time to determine whether this is real or not because there is plenty of real moon fly-by video available on the Internet.  If someone wanted to make a video look real they could simply insert any moon fly-by to enhance the veracity of the fake parts.  That being said, the fly-by's in this video look like the moon is made of plastic.  If you compare it to most other moon fly-by video, it is too smooth and "clean."

 Alien Autopsy Scam

Astronaut in lab coat

The real fun part, though, is the dead alien woman that the astronauts (who apparently are also medical doctors who chose to become pilots instead of pursuing lucrative careers practicing medicine, after eight years of medical school) decide to examine aboard their tiny spacecraft.  Good thing they thought ahead and brought their lab coats and alien autopsy gear with them!  You never know when you might come across a perfectly preserved corpse from another planet on a desolate space rock, right?  But then, where are the Doctor-pilot's gloves and surgical mask?  Notice we never get a good look at the Flying Surgeon's face?  It would have been a good idea to obscure it with a surgical mask instead of just making it blurry.

Mid century use of late century techSpeaking of blurry, notice in the image of the Space Doctor, outside the window of the capsule everything is blurry and white.  The camera later zooms in on the moon's surface and temporarily goes black and out of focus and then goes white and back in focus again.  Are we really supposed to believe that auto-focus, auto-exposure video cameras were aboard the Apollo flights?  Well, I looked it up.  We are a couple years early.  Auto-focus cameras first hit the market a year after the Apollo 20 mission supposedly took place.  As for the exposure, there were indeed some auto-aperture lenses as far back as the 1950's but the type of quality exhibited in this video did not come onto the scene until the late 1980's and was not really perfected until well into the 1990's.

I could go on, picking apart the video, and truly it has been fun.  But it is more fun to read the comments on the video.  YouTube user, "Mrmarty G" says, "They forgot that they were suposed [sic] to be in a weightless environment.   So when he drops the peice [sic] of skin etc from the the tweezers it didn't fly upwards but gently stuck to her face."  I know, right?

These are a lot of people who post comments expressing their belief and bashing the skeptics.
SMH :)
There are interesting times.

Here is the full video of the hoax, for your viewing pleasure:

If you have seen an alien spaceship or any type of unidentified flying object (UFO) contact me using the Contact form on this page or call me at 401-315-9102 between 6:00am and 7:00am Eastern USA (New York) time, any weekday.

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