Conspiracy theory that denies man going to the moon creates confusion on the Internet

If you are a fan of conspiracy theories, then you know that today there is no such thing as a gang that disputes man's trip to the moon, claiming that NASA has never been able to send any astronauts to the satellite and that the images circulated around Space travel was no more than mounts. Well, dear reader, this conversation turns and stirs the internet and, according to Rae Paoletta of Inverse, a video posted by a YouTube user called Streetcap1 last week rekindled the discussion.


In this video - which already has over 1.5 million views - the guy says he has found evidence that the landing of Apollo 17 never happened. If you don't remember, this was the program's sixth and last mission to the moon, and it took place in December 1972. The trip took place aboard the Saturn V AS-512 rocket, and featured astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans. as a crew.

Apollo 17 Crew

Apollo 17 Crew (Wikimedia Commons / NASA / Public Domain)

Only, according to Streetcap1, he found evidence that the landing was completely staged. The explanation of the guy is based on a photo clicked during the mission in which, according to him, it is possible to see the reflection of a camera assistant in the visor of one of the astronauts. Check out the following image:

Reflection in Astronaut Display

Did you see the reflection? (YouTube / Streepcap1)

As Streetcap1 states, the reflection shows nothing astronaut, since you can see that the person is not even wearing the characteristic jumpsuit and protective helmet. The subject even describes the appearance of the alleged assistant - a typical 70s guy with long hair and a sort of vest - and mentions that the mission photos were controversial in 2009. And why these allegations are causing confusion ?

That 70s Show Scene

Jeez ... (Giphy)


The problem began after folks at Fox News, a popular US news portal, shared the story on Twitter. In the post, the channel shares a link to a story on the subject and invites its followers to judge for themselves whether Apollo 17 actually went to the moon - or if Streetcap1 is right and it was all staging. Because if Fox intended to draw attention, it did! But in a very negative way.

You be the judge: Skeptics say picture debunks moon landing

- Fox News (@FoxNews) November 20, 2017

If you look closely at the image, you can clearly see that the reflection shows no 70s hippie, but a man dressed in astronaut clothing. See the tweet shared by Jason Major below:

This is the # Apollo17 photo (AS17-141-21608) @FoxNews is stupidly promoting the "proof" of a hoax. Congratulations, someone found Jack Schmitt. ????

- Jason Major (@JPMajor) November 20, 2017

The astronaut who served as the mirror is mission commander Eugene Cerna, while Apollo 17 pilot Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, a pilot - and geologist - appears on the news regarding the criticism of Fox News. saying that with the disclosure of the conspiracy theory defended by Streetcap1, the portal would be promoting the photo as "proof" that man's last trip to the moon would be a scam.

Fox even tried to minimize its participation in publicizing the whole thing, but it didn't work out very well! Streetcap1, in turn, loved the attention and even shared a portal link in the description of his video. And you, dear reader, what do you think about this whole mess?