Off the top of my head ... Here are five famous people, who - more or less - believes in the Moon Hoax theory:
Pro golfer from Sweden
"On the eve of last year's Honda, a stranger walked up to the eccentric Swede and handed him a funky-looking putter. Parnevik tried it, stuck it in his bag -- and won wire-to-wire. He's still using it.
He's currently intrigued by a book that purports the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing was an elaborate hoax. ''He's been collecting evidence for 30 years,'' Parnevik said. ``If you read it, you'd think there's no way it happened.''
He wears disco-era clothing, endorses vitamins, once tried a diet of volcanic sand and lists his outside interests as magic, bridge, backgammon, yoga, yachting and tennis."
Charles Gordon Howell III
Pro golfer from the US
"Howell also wondered aloud at a press conference at the Sony Open whether man has really landed on the moon. "Yeah, there's a flag up there, but the flag is pointing out and there's no wind to blow the flag. Think about that," he told bemused journalists.
If this somewhat unconventional outlook sounds vaguely familiar, then it may not come as a surprise that Howell hangs out with Jesper Parnevik.
Parnevik once three-putted for double bogey whilst thinking about wrapping a piece of string around the equator, and is also famous for eating space dust."
Author, "Raise The Titanic"
"tzu69 asks: In Sahara, you made a reference to the "faked" moon landing program. Did you actually believe that ??
author_clive_cussler: My personal belief is that we never went to the moon.
author_clive_cussler: I could go on for hours about this.
author_clive_cussler: We can't even put a lander on Mars.
author_clive_cussler: The Apollo program worked every time . . . "
"As for the space program, he thinks the Apollo mission was a hoax.
"Rocket scientists I talk to say we didn't have the technology then, and we don't have it now," he says. "Here we have this Saturn rocket that puts out zillions of pounds of thrust, and it throws this huge weight into space, goes to the moon, circles, this little thing comes out of it, goes down and lands, comes back up, connects, returns -- and it worked right every time. And we still have rockets blowing up, and destroying a shuttle?
"It's lots of fun to speculate. You can study the photographs -- no stars in the background, nothing like that. If there's one-sixth the gravity on the moon, why couldn't the astronauts jump higher, instead of doing those little crow hops?"
But admittedly, Cussler knows more about the sea, and sea hunts and long-lost wrecks than he does the mysteries of flight and aviation."
Boston Red Sox/Texas Rangers
"“Crazy Carl” is the name by which many Boston Red Sox fans address Everett in conversation. A Sox player now with the Texas Rangers, Everett also meets the criteria to be considered “overpaid.” Everett’s biggest claim to fame was his illustrious head butt to the home plate umpire in an on-field dispute last season.
He was also notorious for his comments about dinosaurs never existing and the moon landings never actually happening"
St. Louis Rams running back
"Sportswriters and TV people are always touting running back Marshall Faulk as "the smartest man on the St. Louis Rams roster." But just the other day, one paper reported that Faulk is "among a growing number of people who now believe that the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing was a hoax."
The "growing number" part is right. There used to be three; now Faulk makes four. Faulk, who probably has trouble figuring out which end of the football to tuck into his elbow, says that "the flag (purportedly planted on the Moon's surface) sticks straight out, and everybody knows there's no wind on the Moon."
How do you know that, Marshall? Did Jules Verne tell you?
Those of us who were fortunate to have lived through that time remember that there was a slim rod in the flag that would allow it to stand out straight, and that the flag was even designed to look like it was flapping in the breeze.
I think Marshall stayed up late one night and watched Capricorn One, a movie about a government hoax of a manned landing on Mars. That movie starred (among others) James Brolin, Elliott Gould and O.J. Simpson. That's two guys who have been married to Barbra Streisand and one who would "kill the b**ch if she made me mad."
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment."
Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson in the novel "A Study in Scarlet"
[Clive Cussler quote No. 2 added]
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