Apollo Moon Landings Conspiracy Theories

I'm not suggesting that anyone spend their time on this, but if you must...

EXTENSIVE Wikipedia article on Moon Landing Hoax Theories - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing_conspiracy_theories

Some Hoax Links:

"Wagging the Moondoggie" by Dave McGowan - www.centerforaninformedamerica.com/moondoggie/
Absolutley the definitive writing from the "we didn't go to the moon" point of view. I'm not saying he proves it, but he had me convinced for awhile. Dave is a smart guy and a good writer and there is a lot of good stuff on his website. This is a fun series of articles which might convince you that we did not go to the moon. If that happens to you, then you might want to check out this lengthy discussion from the old BAUT forum in 2009, which is now archived at cosmoquest.org. It does eventually get around to addressing many of the issues discussed. (Though just because they may seem to debunk some of his assertions, that doesn't mean he may not be on to something. There still certainly seems to something fishy about all this).

Long discussion responding to McGowan's Wagging the Moondoggie articles (linked above). (592 posts on 20 pages as of 12/01/09) (above link corrected 08/02/15 from this old one: www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/94568-Mcgowan-s-quot-Wagging-the-Moondoggie-quot/ )

Jay Weidner's article on Stanley Kubrick, 2001, and the Faked Apollo Moon Landings - www.alchemylab.com/alchemical_kubrick.htm

Wikipedia - Bill Kaysing - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kaysing

Bill Kaysing Tribute Website - www.billkaysing.com

theshiningcode.com Lots of links.


And Some Debunking Links:

Wikipedia article on Third-Party Evidence for Apollo Moon Landings - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-party_evidence_for_Apollo_Moon_landings

Rational Wiki article on "Moon Landing Hoax" - rationalwiki.org/wiki/Moon_landing

Did We Land on the Moon? - Keith Mayes - www.thekeyboard.org.uk/Did we land on the Moon.htm

Did We Land On The Moon? A Debunking of the Moon Hoax Theory - Robert A. Brauenig - www.braeunig.us/space/hoax.htm


Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy - www.badastronomy.com/index.html


DVDs Promoting Moon Landing Hoax Theories

American Moon (2017 - 214min) Massimo Mazzucco
Official Site:www.luogocomune.net/LC/shop/films-in-english/
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt7794734
Amazon (DVD) (Out of Print): www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B07HB4XC1S
Youtube (watch free) - http://youtube.com/watch?v=KpuKu3F0BvY
Bitchute (watch free) - http://bitchute.com/video/eZramDBFkXRU
This is the definitive film on the subject. Three-and-a-half hours long. Highly recommended.

Moon Hoax Now (2015 - 55min) Jet Wintzer
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt6555830
Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KsH2M4m4zM

Kubrick's Odyssey: Secrets Hidden in the Films of Stanley Kubrick - Part One: Kubrick and Apollo (2011 - 70min) Jay Weidner
Official Site: www.jayweidner.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B004PF0FJM
Wikipedia (Scotchlite): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotchlite
Wikipedia (Front Projection Effect): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_projection_effect
Now I'm actually recommending this film, as opposed to everything else on this page, which I suggest don't waste your time on. This is a murky subject and there's a lot of wackiness about it, but there still seems to be something fishy about the whole moon landings story. This film puts forth the idea that Stanley Kubrick was hired by the US government to make fake films of the Apollo moon landings (which were done over the same period of time that he filmed 2001: A Space Odyssey). Does not say that the moon landings were fake, just that the films we saw were faked. The main evidence for this is the presence of anomalies in the videos and photos which indicate the use of 3M Scotchlite screens used to project background images. Further goes on to show that Kubrick's film The Shining contains many clues about this, apparently revealing the Apollo film faking in a very careful coded way. Very interesting. (and apparently more on the way in future parts) NOTE: I guess I haven't gotten around to listing any of Hoagland's wacky stuff here yet, but one of his videos is all about how there are "glass cities" (or the remains of such) all over the moon. He bases this on the very same photographic anomalies that Weidner is attributing to the Scotchlite screens.

What Happened on the Moon (2000 - 224min) David S. Percy
Official Site:aulis.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B0007UVXI6
2-disc set.

Astronauts Gone Wild (2004 - 53min) Bart Sibrel
Subtitled: An Investigation Into the Authenticity of the Moon Landings
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B000BJKWP8
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronauts_Gone_Wild
Official Site: www.moonmovie.com
The director tracks down all the moon walking astronauts and tries to make them swear on the bible that they walked on the moon. Gets a bit trashy, Buzz punches Bart in the face. Interesting though.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (2001 - 47min) Bart Sibrel
Official Site: www.moonmovie.com
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt0446557
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B000059MCV

Apollo 11 Monkey Business: False Photography Unedited (2004 - 108min) Bart Sibrel
Official Site: www.moonmovie.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B000BJKWPS

Apollo 11 Post-Flight Press Conference (2004 - 83min) Bart Sibrel
Official Site: www.moonmovie.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B000BJKWPI

Was It Only a Paper Moon? (1997 - 90min) James M. Collier
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B002TTBD7E
Available from: www.theufostore.com
James Collier is the author of Votescam (book and video). He passed away in 1998.

We Never Went to the Moon (2009 - 60min)
Available from: www.theufostore.com
Features Bill Kaysing.

Did We Go To the Moon? (2009 - 65min)
Available from: www.theufostore.com
This is Volume 2 of We Never Went to the Moon. Features Bill Kaysing.

Did We Go? (2000 - 60min) Aron Ranen
Official Site: www.moonhoax.com
(not listed at IMDB or Amazon, Netflix has this)
Doesn't really prove or disprove the moon landings, but digs up lots of crazy stuff, including Nazi connections, and the KKK at NASA. Seems to conclude after talking to Buzz Aldrin and Gene Cernan that the moon landings were real. At some point in the film Ranen stated "at this point right now I'm about 75% believing we went". But on July 20, 2009 Ranen appeared on Geraldo at Large to argue that we did not go to the moon.

Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? (2001 - 55min)
TV special

DVDs - "Debunkers"

Dark Side of the Moon (2002) William Karel
(also known as Operation Lune)
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Side_of_the_Moon_(documentary)
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt0344160
I guess this would be called a mockumentary. It kind of pretends to be an expose of the Apollo 11 video being faked by Stanley Kubrick but quickly gets wacky enough to reveal that they are just making fun of the hoaxers. Features "interviews" with Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, Buzz Aldrin, and more. Check the bloopers in the closing credits. Very odd film. Doesn't seem to be available for purchase. Can be seen on googlevideo, maybe on youtube, torrents are around. A site with lots of commentary on this film (lots of links on this page):

DVDs - Mainstream Documentaries (There's tons of these)

Chasing the Moon (2019) Robert Stone

The Last Man on the Moon (2016)

For All Mankind

Apollo 7: Shakedown Cruise

Apollo 8: Leaving the Cradle (2003) 3 discs

Apollo 10: The Dress Rehearsal

Apollo 11: Men on the Moon

Apollo 13: The Real Story

Apollo 15: Man Must Explore

Race to The Moon - American Experience

The Race to The Moon - American Experience

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back

When We Left Earth
From the Discovery Channel.

Moon Machines (2008 - 265min) Christopher Riley, Duncan Copp
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B0026IQTR2
From the Discovery Channel.

In the Shadow of the Moon (2006)

To the Moon(Nova)

First on the Moon: The Untold Story

Journey to the Moon

Moon Race: The History of Apollo

Apollo 11: A Night to Remember

The Wonder of It All

Space Race

The Mighty Saturns

Apollo 17: End of the Beginning


Direct From the Moon

The Eagle Has Landed

From the Earth to the Moon

Apollo 13 For the Record

Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13

The Other Side of the Moon Mickey Lemle
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt0347717

DVDs - Some Moon-Related Mainstream Feature Films

Capricorn One (1977) Peter Hyams
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt0077294
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0784011540
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capricorn_One
Starring Elliot Gould, James Brolin, O.J. Simpson, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston, Telly Savalas, Hal Holbrook, Karen Black. NASA fakes a mission to Mars.

Capricorn Two (2010)
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt1242608
Remake/(sequel?) of 1977 film. Should be interesting. Checking links in 2015, I find this IMDB.com link no longer working and I can find no mention of a remake, so probably this was cancelled. The IMDB page was up in 2009 and Irish director John Moore was to direct the film.

Apollo 13 (1995 - 140min) Ron Howard
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt0112384
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0783225733
Starring Tom Hanks. Apollo 13 was the mission that did not make it to the moon.

The Right Stuff (1983) Philip Kaufman
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt0086197
Based on Tom Wolfe's book of the same name. Covers early years of the space program through the Mercury missions of the early 60's.

2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick

Moon Duncan Jones
Excellent sci-fi - Sam Rockwell plays a moonworker all alone on the moon.

Woman in the Moon (1929 - 169min) Fritz Lang
German Title: Die Frau im Mond
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt0019901
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B00064AEXI
Very prescient classic silent sci-fi. Lang consulted with German rocket scientists. Supposedly the idea of counting down to zero comes from this film. 2004 Kino DVD release restores to full length. English version had been badly edited in 1930 to 80 minutes.

Operation Avalanche (2015) Matt Johnson
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt3776826
Upcoming 2015 thriller about the CIA's involvement in the space race.

Some Books Promoting the Moon Landing Hoax

Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistleblowers - Mary Bennett, David S. Percy
2001 Adventures Unlimited Press 568 pages (paperback $32.00) ISBN10:0932813909 ISBN13:9780932813909
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0932813909

We Never Went to the Moon: America's 30 Billion Dollar Swindle - Bill Kaysing, Randy Reid
1976 Health Research 87 pages (paperback $15.45) ISBN10:0787304875 ISBN13:9780787304874
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0787304875

One Small Step?: The Great Moon Hoax and the Race to Dominate Earth from Space - Gerhard Wisnewski
2008 Clairview Books 390 pages (paperback $30.00) ISBN10:1905570120 ISBN13:9781905570126
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1905570120

How America Faked the Moon Landings - Charles T. Hawkins
2004 GTI Publications 386 pages (paperback - out of print) ISBN10:0974940542 ISBN13:9780974940540
Amazon: www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0974940542

OK - since you made it to the bottom of the page, you get a special treat. I transcribed a few pages from the first volume of the Foxfire series, which is part of an interview with an old Arkansas hillbilly who gives his opinion on the moon landings. A friend of mine told me about this. (thanks Marcus) Just for fun....Check it out here.

Back to Slade's Home Page      This page revised 07/31/22, 08/18/20, 07/22/19, 04/03/16.
First posted 11/04/09.
All links checked (many corrected) on 08/02/15.