Does anybody know where the whole Moon Thing started? It can't be fox news. The Japanese?
I believe the idea that Armstrong et al hadn't been to the moon as told by NASA*
, was first mooted by an English film maker (aren't they always?) called David Percy. Together with a co author Mary Bennett he wrote a veritable tome called Dark moon. I remember watching an off the wall late night TV chat show where the pair were invited along to explain what they meant. Without going into the political landscape of the book they narrowed their hypothesis down to there being too much radiation between the Earth and the Moon to make it survivable; Mary Bennett actually said that if they had, she would "Eat my hat". Percy, even quoted (although not his name) a "famous" astronomer who when presented with their findings allegedly exclaimed "Oh my god, they didn't go".
The book (and if you really want a long laboured read, borrow it, or buy it cheap) is long and very in-depth. It's also wrong on several points. He claimed that the Apollo-Soyuz joint mission was in fact the real deal to take a cosmonaut to the moon. And that this explains the huge and elaborate memorial to Yuri Gregarin's predecessor (Name escapes me). And that it was he, not Gregarin who was the Soviet hero, but because of absolute secrecy, wasn't made public. That the secrecy ensued because it was known before he went to the moon he would die either on the way back, or shortly afterwards. That the cold war wasn't. It was in fact a joint US/Soviet collaboration and the cold war was the cover and excuse to pour billions of dollars into a space program.
I spotted a photo in the book that Percy describes as having an effect caused by a 'temporal shift'.. It was quite obviously camera shake, nd I wrote to the publisher to say so (Pre e mails and net) and got a reply to the effect I didn't know what I was talking about and that David Percy shouldn't be doubted! Open to debate then?
Since then, well, those who think we went and met aliens, or didn't go because aliens told us not to, Hoaxland thinks we went and discovered glass Walmarts and cities..and every variation in between.