Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dark Mission: The Moon Hoax Meme

It's an interesting story but has anyone besides Richard Hoagland come forward about the incident?

July 22, 1969.

Von Karman Auditorium, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California.

Richard Hoagland, 23-year-old science advisor to CBS news during the Apollo program, notices a man who appears out of place before a press conference. The man is dressed in jeans, wearing a long cowpuncher coat, a leather bag hanging from his shoulder. The weather is warm that day.

The "great coat guy" (as Hoagland refers to him) was leaving materials on each seat in the auditorium. The man is accompanied by Frank Bristow, head of the JPL press office, who was properly attired for the occasion, white shirt and black tie.

At this time Apollo 11 is returning home with Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon. and Mike Collins, the second man to walk upon the lunar surface.

Hoagland observes Bristow escort his guest to the press room area where the great coat guy hands his material to leading reporters from news organizations like the New York Times.

Curious Hoagland opens up one of the handouts to find a small American flag made of aluminized mylar and two mimeographed pages. Hoagland keeps the shiny flag but tosses the pages into the trash.

Why did he find the mimeographed message to be so worthless? It stated NASA "has just faked the entire Apollo 11 Lunar landing...on a soundstage in Nevada."

This incident is told in the Introduction to the book, Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, by Hoagland and Mike Bara. Of course, Hoagland rejects the "All the moon landings were faked" conspiracy theory because he believes that not only did NASA send men to the moon, the astronauts came back with alien artifacts found there that prove the existence of an ancient solar-system spanning ET civilization, a story being held from the public.

The great coat guy incident was an official "Op," according to Hoagland, to plant a meme in the minds of people that would be stimulated to go viral years later with such prods as Did We Land On The Moon?, a TV special broadcast on Fox in 2001. Even the shiny flag was planted as a mnemonic device making it easier to recall the incident and the handout's message.

The story of the moon landing hoax is an attempt, says Hoagland, to direct attention away from the evidence that he and others have accumulated proving the reality of alien buildings on the moon and Mars.

Hoagland sees astounding details in NASA photos. To me what looks like lens flare, tricks of light, and image defects is to Hoagland floating glass structures.

Maybe back in 1969 at JPL he misinterpreted what he saw. It could be the head of the press office was playing along with a kook, letting the great coat guy have his say to entertain the reporters there.


Doug said...

Many years ago I got a chance to visit JPL on a day when it was open to the public, and these alien artifacts were nowhere to be seen.

Of course, keeping them away from the public is precisely how they're supposed to be.


Marvin the Martian said...

"Moongate" is a fun book. Lots of pictures. Lots of NASA-faked pictures, like where a boulder is in FRONT of one of the range-finding crosses etched on the camera lens. NASA argued that some photos were easier just to fake, for publicity purposes, than to use the real ones. Your tax dollars, paying for sloppy coverups and faked photos at NASA.

I've read a bunch of Hoagland, and he's entertaining, if off the wall.

X. Dell said...

You know, in all of these moon-landing-was-a-fake stories, I don't recall anyone mentioning (tey could have, I just don't recall it) the fact that while the mission went on, NASA filmed simulations that were broadcast concurrent with the missions, and clearly labeled as such at the time. These could have been filmed in Nevada or anyplace else for that matter. I would suspect that this would account for the bulk (if not all) of the "fake" pictures.

I would doubt that the cowpuncher coat dude (if he actually existed, and behaved the way Hoagland described) would have been a government agent of misinformation (inaccurate information from a reputable source). After all, I would sooner suspect Dr. H. in that role. If anything, he would have been an agent of disinformation (accurate information from a disreputable source).

That Hoagland is relating this in a book makes it seem as though he's creating his own disinformation. Otherwise, most people believe that Armstrong et al landed on the moon.