Moon Landing Hoax Debunked: Did Neil Armstrong Death Spur New Era of Lunar Truthers and Apollo Birthers?
Even though the so-called conspiracy theory (more fiction than theory, really) surrounding whether or not the moon landing was a complete hoax perpetrated by the U.S. Government to come in first in the Space Race has been debunked time and time again, most compellingly by a website famous for its neutrality, it's looking like the death of Neil Armstrong, the John Wayne of space, has spurred a new movement of 'Lunar Truthers' and 'Apollo Birthers' who believe that the man was murdered because he was going to speak out and expose the lunar landing for the "hoax it really is."
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"People love conspiracy theories," admitted Armstrong to an Australian television station in early 2012, "They're very attractive. But they were never a concern to me."
Even if they didn't concern Mr. Armstrong, they certainly stirred the passions, if not the senses, of a few internet big wheels. Check out Godlike Productions, a conspiracy theory-oriented message board whose users would likely live off the grid if that didn't mean they couldn't religiously post to Godlike Productions.
A quick search of the word 'Armstrong' shows that there are 268 threads, many of which have come up in the last few days, proposing various batsh*t crazy theories about the circumstances surrounding Mr. Armstrong's death. Though we've all but held in our hands the blocked arteries that doctors correctly say were responsible for Armstrong's death, various internet users, based on nothing, know better.
One user calls Neil Armstrong a "LYING PIECE OF MASON SH*T," and posts this video as a sort of outtake of what really happened on the moon. As with most footage, the blooper reel holds the key to what the people making it were really trying to say:
Another user, using the exact science of numerology, reports that Neil Armstrong left a sort of Dead Man's Trigger, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that, in choosing the day he died, Armstrong was sending us a message.
I don't mean to be cruel to the faceless. Here's Whoopi Goldberg talking about how she thinks the moon landing is fake:
Rest in Peace, Mr. Armstrong. I know there's no daytime TV in heaven.
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