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Thread: Who Started the Moon Landing Hoax Conspiracy Theory?

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    Who Started the Moon Landing Hoax Conspiracy Theory?

    That is the title of a video I found while browsing YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SnUaeMuyB0

    Let the viewer be the judge of the hoax believers discussed in the video.

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    The initial hoax believer is said to be Bill Kaysing because he self publishes his pamphlet on the subject first.

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    My Aunt Mernie, may she rest in peace, used to believe it was a hoax back in the 70's, she was hooked on the grocery store tabloids of the time, and there were Many.

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    My late grandmother didn't believe it either. I remember trying to talk to her about it soon after the landing and she insisted it didn't happen. I still remember it because I was shocked at the time. She apparently believed that for religious reasons, and she also had limited schooling in the very early 20th century. Keep in mind that not that long earlier flight to the moon was widely considered to be fantasy or maybe something that would happen in a century or so.

    Bill Kaysing may have formalized it, but it certainly didn't start with him.

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    Religious reasons?

    It makes me think of the old joke.

    A small village is about to be flooded by some heavy rain. The army is evacuating residents ahead of the flood water's rise. One man refuses to leave his home.

    "God will save me!" he insists.

    As the village is evacuated, the flood waters start to rise. The police make a last stop to urge that he leave. But he still refuses.

    "God will save me!" he maintains.

    The flood waters rise and the man is forced out onto his roof. As he waits there wet and alone, the RAF arrive in a helicopter, throw down a ladder to him and insist that he climb up. Still, he refuses.

    "God will save me!" he repeats.

    The RAF leave. The flood waters rise and the man drowns.

    At the Parly Gates, the man, confused and upset, meets St Peter and he asks him, "Why didn't God save me?"

    St Peter replies with frustration, "He sent the army, the police and the RAF. What more did you want?"

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    From what I could gather, my grandmother didn’t see a difference between space and heaven, and thought living people couldn’t go there. Again, she had limited education (not her choice) near the start of the 20th century, she had no real concept of how rockets worked, astronomy and so forth to draw on.

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