BART SIBREL AND THE “MOON HOAX”
PURPOSE: To provide the reader with information and sources for views other than Mr. Sibrel’s
BACKGROUND: Mr. Sibrel has, for a number of years, advanced the supposition that the United States of America, through the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), faked the entire moon landing program and that the 18 Astronauts of Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 did not in fact go to the moon and that 12 of those Astronauts did not in fact walk upon the moon. He has produced at least one movie before this to attempt to validate his opinion and has appeared on TV and Radio to promote his idea.
INFORMATION: Mr. Sibrel is apparently presenting a film this evening that tracks his “progress” in trying to “interview” various Apollo Astronauts regarding their moon visits. In at least one clip, Buzz Aldrin, the second American to walk on the moon, is shown striking Mr. Aldrin, after being brought to the site by and then walking away from Mr. Sibrel.
Mr. Sibrel may also discuss his various reasons for why he believes that United States astronauts did not walk upon the Moon. Among the more popular reasons he has mentioned in the past is:
(1) There was too much radiation for the astronauts to survive a mission.
(2) The shadows in the pictures are wrong and show they were shot on a sound stage.
(3) The flag appears to wave in a vacuum.
(4) There was no crater under the Lunar Lander and all the dust was not blown away.
(5) Transmissions from the Apollo Spacecraft indicated that they had not left Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
There may be others that are brought up.
It must be noted that no reputable scientific evidence supports any of the above conclusions and in fact the complete and unedited data refutes them quite conclusively.
OTHER SOURCES: The press is encouraged to visit one or both of the following Websites, both of which are free and contain sections that deal specifically with the “Moon Hoax” topic. They are: www.badastronomy.com
In addition, noted science writer Mr. James Oberg has graciously allowed us to offer his phone number for the members of the press and is willing to discuss and answer questions regarding Mr. Sibrels comments. He can be reached at 218-337-2838. In the interests of Mr. Oberg, please keep this number among the members of the press only. In addition. Dr. Phil Plait is also available to answer your questions at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CONCLUSION: Over 200,000 Americans worked throughout the 1960’s to put Americans on the Moon. Count them and the 27 astronauts (including Apollo 9, 10 and 13) who left the confines of the Earth as the silent majority who know as a demonstrative and proven fact than man has gone to the moon versus the dubious science of Mr. Sibrel. Count also that none of the above have ever provided the slightest evidence of a conspiracy, which would mean 200,000+ Americans are deliberately holding back this information and ask yourself if this is logical. Remember also that the Soviet Union was also in the “Space Race” and would have liked nothing better than to have embarrassed the United States by showing that we did not go to the moon—but they never did, because the Soviets knew that we had done it.
You are encouraged to listen to what you hear tonight and then visit the subject websites and judge for yourself where the real truth lies; Our greatest moment as a Nation and as a race of beings upon this planet took place in 1969; The truth is out there and it is something all Americans can be proud of.
Produced 11 March 2004.
Author: D. Hutchinson, email@example.com
DISCLAIMER NOTE: The writer is not a Professional Astronomer or involved in the Sciences to any great degree. However, he does subscribe that the overwhelming evidence is that Man has been to the Moon and that the facts to be found at www.clavius.org
, and from NASA itself in their vast and easily obtainable archives are proof beyond a shadow of a doubt that we met the challenge set by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and, before the decade was out, sent a man to the moon and returned him safety to Earth. Any opinions expressed or deduced from this paper belong to Mr. Hutchinson only and have not been written or copied from any other source.