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Conspiracy theorists about the moon landing say this picture is new 'hoax' proof

Was the big step forward for people just a big lie?

That's what conspiracy theorists say.

Even though photos and videos show that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong planted the US flag in space during the Apollo 11 moon landing, people still believe that the US government faked it.

Conspiracy theorists think it would have been cheaper and easier to fake the landing than to do it for real. However, from 1969 to 1972, there were six manned moon landings.

Even though there are theories that the first landing was made up, there are still people who don't believe the others.

In fact, the same theorists think they saw a strange figure in one of the astronauts' visors during the 1972 Apollo 17 mission.

The Apollo 17 moon landing isn't safe from conspiracy theorists, as one claims a strange figure appears in an astronaut's visor.
The Apollo 17 moon landing isn’t safe from conspiracy theorists, as one claims a strange figure appears in an astronaut’s visor.
Leery observers are questioning the reflection of a mysterious figure.
Leery observers are questioning the reflection of a mysterious figure.
DECEMBER 12:  Apollo 17  commander Eugene A. Cernan stands by the American flag during his second space walk becoming the last man to walk on the Moon on December 12, 1972.
The moon landings have been criticized by conspiracy theorists as fabricated, despite those claims being debunked.
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Commander Gene Cernan, lunar module pilot Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, and command module pilot Ronald Evans were the last people to land on the moon. This was the last time that people went to the moon.

"Reflection in a Visor" is the name of a video. Where is the image of the camera that took the picture?" In the clip, which was posted in 2017, user Streetcap1 talks about what he thinks is proof that the shot is fake.

The YouTuber says that a "stagehand" can be seen in the reflection of one of the astronauts' visors. The person in the reflection is supposedly not wearing a spacesuit, which adds to the idea that the photo was faked.

Astronaut on the moon
Citing this image, the YouTuber zoomed in on the astronaut’s visor, pointing to a figure that didn’t seem to fit the scene.

“You can see some sort of, it looks like a man, back in the early ’70s, long hair, wearing some sort of waistcoat-type thing… and a shadow of that figure, presumably,” the narrator claimed, using his mouse to outline the figure as he talks.

“Where’s this guy’s space suit?” he continued later in the clip, which has been viewed more than 2.8 million times.

But not everyone in the comments was convinced of the YouTuber’s supposed discovery.

Astronaut on the moon
For decades, conspiracy theorists have continued to claim that the landings were a hoax.
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“The curvature of the astronaut’s visor causes a fish-eye lens effect. Just Google ‘fish eye lens pics’ and you will see how distorted they are. When you look at the shadow you can clearly see the boxy shape of his life support system,” argued one user in the comments.

“To me it clearly looks like another astronaut with the white, bulky spacesuit. you can see that he has both arms slightly stretched forward and the shadow shows the bulkyness of the spacesuit, including the life support on his back,” another commented.

“I’ve always thought it was a hoax since we didn’t go back in modern times,” claimed someone else.

Cernan welcomed back to earth in the Pacific Ocean by Navy Pararescueman
Theorists don’t believe Cernan (right) touched down on the moon.
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People who don't believe in the Apollo missions say that the US government made up each intergalactic trip to get to the moon before the rest of the world and win the "space race."

Even though the claims have been disproven many times, many theorists still believe them.

Some people say the flag was flapping in the wind, but NASA made a special flag for use in space because there would be no wind to keep the flag straight, which would have made for an unflattering photo. Some people don't believe because they can't see stars or because shadows don't seem to line up with light sources.

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