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People think they have 'evidence' that one of the biggest events in human history was staged

People think they have 'evidence' that one of the biggest events in human history was staged

The conspiracy theories continue

From claims that the Earth is actually flat to Area 51 being home to a load of aliens and even QAnon, there have been a ton of conspiracy theories in recent history that have taken off.

And while crazy conspiracies are not a new thing, they've certainly accelerated thanks to the internet and social media.

Of course, one of the world's most famous conspiracy theories is that the first ever moon landing in 1969 was fake, and seeing as it has been around for the best part of 55 years, it isn't going anywhere.

An astounding 400,000 people played their parts in putting Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin on the moon, and Michael Collin to stay in the module on the moon.

But there are still people who claim they know it was all a hoax.

These types of conspiracies have been around since the 70s and the hype around it hasn't died, even now in the 21st century.

Bill Kaysing is the man responsible for bringing these theories about the moon landing to the fore though, almost 50 years ago.

Kaysing used to work at Rocketdyne, one of the companies that played a part in designing the Saturn V rocket engines.

People think they have the evidence to disprove the legitimacy of the first ever moon landing.
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In 1976, Kaysing published a pamphlet called We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle, in which he laid out ‘evidence’ the moon landing was staged.

According to The Guardian, the self-published brochure contained nothing more than ‘grainy photocopies and ludicrous theories’, but nonetheless, Kaysing’s insinuations gathered pace and, as far as conspiracy theorists are concerned, became set in stone over the years.

Over on Reddit last year, one user argued the moon landings were real, but nevertheless were 'staged' in one significant way.

Responding to a thread called ‘What world event do you think was staged?’, one social media user said the moon landings were technically staged because of all the cameras present.

They wrote: “I believe the moon landing was real, but they went out of their way to pack as many TV cameras on the mission as possible, so in the most literal sense it was staged as a media production almost more so than a scientific mission.”

People think that the US went to the moon for purely commercial purposes.
HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Another person echoed their sentiment, suggesting that America embarked on the record-breaking mission merely for commercial purposes.

“Science was an afterthought,” they wrote, adding: “It was not a secret that the US was doing it to beat the Russians.

“It was a commercial for how badass America was. Later on NASA used science to keep their budget.”

However, others disagreed, noting that every single aspect of the trip involved careful scientific planning.

“Dude, they literally started from zero and ended with two human beings standing on another celestial body. I'm pretty certain science was the primary thought,” said one person.

Another added: “The science was getting humans and all that gear to the moon... and back home!”

Featured Image Credit: NASA/AFP via Getty Images / HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Topics: Conspiracy Theory, NASA, Science, Space, Reddit