10 Reasons the Moon Landing Could Have Been Faked

10 Reasons the Moon Landing Could Have Been Faked

– When humankind first
set foot on the moon, it was rightfully seen as
the greatest technical feat in all of human history. Ever since that day, however, there have been whispers
of a government coverup, with many people citing strange anomalies surrounding the Apollo moon missions as evidence that they were not real. Whether you believe or disbelieve, here are the most popular theories about why it may have been faked. (ethereal music) Here are ten reasons the moon
landing may have been faked. Number 10 is shadows on the moon. There were problems with
some of the photographs supposedly taken during
the Apollo moon missions. The most common of these are
shadow anomalies on the moon where there’s supposed to
be only one source of light, the sun. And yet in some instances
the shadows behave as though there are two
light sources or more, like almost on a film set. Furthermore, in many photos there’s a complete absence
of stars in the background, which seems odd. While skeptics argue that these anomalies are tricks of light, others are clearly not. Several photos have been airbrushed or manipulated in other ways before they were released to the public. Was this because they wanted the images to look as good as possible, or are they evidence
of a sinister coverup? Number nine is the Cold War. Because of how iconic
the moon landings are, it’s easy to forget that the Soviet Union put the first satellite, and
then the first human being, into space. This sent shockwaves
throughout the Western world, as the Soviets had technology the United States and its
allies had not yet developed. This is one of the reasons the moon landing was fast tracked. If America wasn’t the first
to put a person in space, they would be the first to
put someone on the moon. This would be a huge
propaganda win for the West and a blow to the Soviet regime, which believed itself superior. This space race is one
of the reasons given for the moon landings being faked. The theory is is that
NASA was so eager to win that they faked the entire thing and kept that fact from the world so that they could at least appear to be the most technologically advanced. Number eight are the hazards of space. Some who believe the
moon landing were faked point to the hazards of space as definitive proof for their theory. They argue that space is
so dangerous to human life that it would have been
impossible for crews of the Apollo spacecrafts
to have reached the moon and returned without losing their lives. A prime example of this is
the Van Allen radiation belt, which is a zone of
energetic charged particles mostly from the sun and
other cosmic sources. While these particles have been captured by the Earth’s gravitational
pull and provide protection for the atmosphere from cosmic rays, they also contain large
amounts of radiation, enough, it has been suggested, to
wipe out any human being attempting to pass through the belt. If this is true, believers argue that there’s no way of getting to and from the moon alive. Number seven is Richard Nixon. Despite nearly 50 years of
technological advancement, no one has stepped foot on the moon since the final lunar mission of 1972. Many have questioned why this is the case. Some have cited that
it’s been too expensive and couldn’t be justified
when the space race had essentially already been
won by the United States. However, others point out that all of the manned moon missions took place under Richard
Nixon’s presidency. Perhaps the most controversial
president of all time, Nixon had to resign his presidency because of nefarious behaviors which culminated in an abuse of power. It’s not difficult, then, to believe that he
could have been involved in orchestrating a series
of faked moon missions in order to boost his own standing and that of the United States. Number six is the insurance policy theory. A more elaborate moon hoax theory is that the landings shown
to the public were faked, but the real ones were attempted. The footage from the Apollo missions were therefore faked in a film studio in case the real missions failed. The American government could not afford for their crews to die live on television. That would have been disastrous, so the footage which was broadcast was an insurance policy against this. Depending on which moon
hoax theory you encounter, this means that Neil
Armstrong and his crew did go to the moon, but the footage broadcast was faked. Or, in a horrifying twist, astronauts were sent to the moon and died either on the surface
or during the flight. The decision was then made to broadcast the footage that they had shot to conceal the truth from
the general population. Number five is lunar wind. As we’ve already covered, there are a number of
photographic anomalies surrounding the lunar missions, but one of the most compelling, according to moon hoax theorists, is the film footage of the astronauts planting the American
flag in the lunar soil. As they move the flag into position, the flag moves in a strange way. In fact, it appears to respond to a subtle change in air
pressure or an unseen breeze. Of course, there is no breeze or air to speak of on the moon, so why then would the
flag move in this way? Moon hoax believers cite this footage as definitive evidence. The fabric of the flag
should have remained almost completely still
as it was being moved. The only thing in their eyes
which could account for this is microweather in a
large indoor film studio. Number four is photographic technology. We’ve looked at the hazards of space and how they could have stopped anyone from even getting to the moon, never mind standing on it. But it wasn’t just the
crews of the Apollo missions who would have had to negotiate
the radiation of space. The technology would
have had to survive too. It’s been suggested that
the photographic equipment used to both film and take
stills of the lunar surface could not have operated
on the lunar surface. They would have been degraded
by the harsh environment, rendering them useless. Also, the Apollo missions returned thousands of still photographs. Proponents of the fake
moon landing theory argue that it would have been impossible for them to have taken so many photographs while carrying out the
exploration and experiments that the official accounts suggest. Number three is lunar sand. The topsoil or sand of the moon’s surface was described by astronauts
as being very fine, and yet to moon hoax proponents, it behaved not as though it
were on a distant stellar body, but as if it were on Earth itself. Despite the fine dust-like
description of the lunar surface, the lunar lander made no impression on it. This, even though the lander was supposed to weigh
a substantial amount. There also seems to have been
no blast crater on landing. And yet the astronauts’
footprints can be clearly seen. It’s as if the lander was
suspended from a crane, not depositing its full
weight on the sand. The footprints themselves
also cause problems, as the lunar surface should
have little or no moisture, and yet the footprints were captured as though there was moisture present. Number two are fake souvenirs. Pieces of moon rock and
samples of moon dust were brought back to Earth by
all of the Apollo missions. These were analyzed by scientists, and then some of them
were given as presents to other countries around the
world on behalf of the U.S. Now, this would be fine
if it wasn’t for the fact that some of those
pieces have definitively been shown to be from Earth. Specifically, a piece given
to the Dutch prime minister in 1969 has been shown to be fake. More than this, hoax believers argue that even the pieces
which are supposedly real bear an uncanny resemblance to Earth rocks collected by scientific
expeditions to Antarctica. To many, this is a smoking gun, and a testament to advances in science which can test these samples now and truly determine their origin. And number one is slow motion. Part of the official record
of the first Apollo landing was that Buzz Aldrin experimented with different ways to move
across the lunar landscape. Because of the reduced gravity, new forms of more efficient
travel could be developed. This included hopping,
jumping, and leaping actions, which would allow the astronauts to cover more ground effortlessly. There are several pieces
of footage of astronauts on the surface moving in this way. When the footage is sped up, it looks as though astronauts
are moving normally, as though they were on Earth. Moon hoax believers suggest that the strange movements on the surface were achieved simply by
slowing down the footage as the astronauts moved
across a faked moon set constructed by experts in Hollywood.


  1. It is claimed that JFK, who would have been made intensely aware of the technical challenges by his qualified advisers, was attempting to broker a joint mission deal with the Soviets. But, even if successful, JFK would have found selling the idea of a joint mission to the US public somewhat difficult. How could JFK be in cahoots with the Soviets, when the USA was supposed to be in a cold war against them? Is it possible that the real missions to the moon were a joint effort between the USA & the Soviet Union?

  2. Why not also mention the answers to these silly questions? These YouTube conspiracy channels are just ridiculous. Clickbait for advertising.

    Check out "SciManDan" for answers to this kind of nonsense

  3. The reason you can't see stars is cause it's day time on the moon and the Sun is brighter than those distance stars.

  4. Is this still a topic of conversation? Hasn't NASA already sent us an HD picture of the footprints made by Astronauts sent there.

  5. Just a decade-two ago Soviets were barely surviving the war, dying out in famines, warring with the most outdated weapons and then they're sending the first satellite and the first man into space, basically having the most advanced techs in the world. And being the first to land a man on the Moon but their main space program director died and it went cold. Crazy to think.
    Also, Soviet hero and astronaut, Leonov, confirmed that the Americans have really been on the Moon, it's absolutely true.

  6. I love your unbiased approach. Although we all know it was real, you allow our imaginations to expand to other possibilities.

  7. #10 was already debunked by Mythbusters… also the lack of stars is because the moon has no atmosphere therefore the sunlight reflects much stronger off the surface of the moon than here on Earth, so cameras have to use super low light sensitivity to get the white balance for us to see anything in details, making stars unseeable in the photos. astronaut helmets are tinted very dark for this reason as well..

  8. At this point ask the ISS to try and find the flag if it is on the moon and they can see it then it is real if not then see if we can find the pole or a part of it this is one theory that needs to be destroyed if we go into a new Cold War then NASA could try to mix space scenes with night sky shots from earth we must have a clear answer and if the fake landing theory is true then we need to have a big talk with Washington and NASA

  9. My theory… There is no moon… The moon is created by a holographic projector on earth… (THIS IS A JOKE, DO NOT ADD IT TO YOUR RIDICULOUS CONSPIRACY THEORIES!)

  10. I have an idea let's all watch that one episode of Mythbusters where they prove that the moon landing was NOT faked. Anyone who still thinks it's fake deserves to be punched in the face by Buzz Aldrin. Because that's what he did to the last person who said that the moon landing is fake.

  11. The Russians had launched men and animals into space wouldn't the van allan radiation belt have killed them ?

  12. Moon rocks look too much like Earth Rocks Um Earth Rocks are also Space Rocks because Earth was formed from Rocks that floated in Space….
    also the Moon formed from bits of the Earth after getting wreaked by another giant rock billions of years ago… Also it seems the flag was stationary
    in the footage the slight movement was from the vibration from jabbing the flag into the ground.

  13. Contrary to popular belief, it would have been easier to actually go to the moon, rather than realistically fake it.
    P.S. The U.S.S.R. picked up independent satellite signals of the moon landing. Why would they lie on behalf of their main rivals?

  14. The Shadows have been proven to be able to have there directions manipulated due to the typography of the surface they are on.

    The lack of star theory they use to say it was FAKED is bullocks. Walk into any city and look up and you will see no stars. Because the moon surface is so reflective and bright they had to reduce the iso of the cameras in order to be able to see anything more then a bright blurr.

    The van Ellen radiation belt. As tge name states it's a BELT. It is a portion that surrounds a portion of the earth. So above and below is not part of the belt. Therefore you can fly over or under it.

  15. The first one was due to the lights on the space craft and the reflection from the sun on the astronauts visor

  16. The first one,

    About stars not appearing in the sky?

    Do this experiment

    Go out at night, stand near a street light
    Try taking a picture of the moon
    Does it have stars?
    But that doesn't mean the stars aren't there

  17. About the moon rocks , the moon is a piece of the earth that broke off billions of years ago. So there will be made out of the same things found on earth.

  18. NASA even said they can not remaster the film or have it anymore. They say they don't have the technology to go to space, anymore. Then what proves they went there in the first place.

  19. The boot prints shouldn't be so deep either, since there's pretty much no gravity up on the moon…The more I look into the moon landing, the more I believe it was faked…

  20. Oh for the sake of God I can not believe the pure BS that still exists on this subject. Remember that there is a collection of nimrods who think the earth is flat. If you try you can construct a conspiracy out of anything. We went to the moon, several times. We did not find life or another significant financial incentive necessary to do much else. We will return again but not for another two or three years.

  21. The american flag moving in a strange way is because the moon has only small amount of gravity and the flag is just moving randomly

  22. We were on the moon. I think some of the footage was faked tho. But for other reasons that I think something was there and the faked videos are to fill in the gaps they dont want you to see. The reason you don't see stars in the pictures is because of the exposure rate. Moon and no atmosphere. So the suns like is not defused and it lights up the surface of the moon. You turn exposure down so the moon is not so bright you can't see anything. Not the stars in the sky because non existent in the photo because of the exposure. Same thing happens on earth.

  23. It's not faked. When they made it to the moon they put what is called retroreflectors on the surface. If you aim a high powered laser correctly at them, the lasers bounce back. And anyone can freely purchase the equipment necessary to do this, and most science oriented universities around the world have this equipment for students to learn how to use.

  24. Moon landing hoax believers are just a step above Flat-Earthers. For every one piece of evidence they may have about the moon landing being faked, there are ten pieces of evidence that prove otherwise.

  25. Of course the moon landings we're faked at area 51 by Stanley kubrick. But people never listen 😒😔

  26. hey matthew~i love your video,but theres a mistake here i saw you used china flag when you are descring the space race between russia and USA, maybe userussia flag or the communist party flag instead? lol

  27. Myth Busters did a good job explaining and disproving all the conspiracy theories surrounding the moon landing. If anyone's interested, I'd suggest to check out that episode; it's pretty crystal clear things.

  28. You put out a fact via fact maniac that said: "In 1969 NASA had the technology to land on the moon but not the technology to fake the landings, the equipment to fake the broadcast simply didn't exist."

  29. Of course you don't see any stars on the pictures from the moon.
    The closest one drown out all that light.

    It's the same on earth during the day. The stars don't disappear, they aren't visible just because of our star, the sun.

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