In case you missed the uproarious Apollo 11 landing celebrations (and I did too, the silence was deafening), you might be interested in this story that was shared with me by co-author Dr. Scott De Hart. And this is one to read closely, folks:

Houston, We Erased The Apollo 11 Tapes

"'I don't think anyone in the NASA organization did anything wrong,' Nafzger says. 'I think it slipped through the cracks, and nobody's happy about it.'"

Slipped through the cracks? I'm sorry, but is NASA like a badly built Dutch dike(and by the way, the Dutch don't build bad dikes) with more leaks than the New Sauron Agency (NSA)? I doubt it.

Given Never A Straight Answer's (NASA's) history, I'm not buying this one for a moment. In fact, for readers of Richard Hoagland's and Mike Bara's Dark Mission, this will sound rather like the episode of Ken Johnston being ordered to destroy Apollo 11 pictures, which, fortunately, he didn't.

So the question arises, why the destruction of humanity's first interplanetary expedition? There are, of course, the hoaxers, who maintain we never went. But more recently, NASA has requested the lunar landing sites be "historical zones", in effect, no fly zones for anyone else going to the Moon. Now, obviously, if you've hoaxed things, you wouldn't want the hoax exposed. But I suspect that the real reason is that we went, but that rockets are not the whole story.

Now we have another admission in this article:

"...some experts knew that the lunar camera was capable of doing better.

"'It was better. We knew it was better,"'says Stan Lebar, who worked at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and led the team that designed and built the lunar camera.

"He knew that engineers on the ground did preserve the lunar camera's odd-format footage by recording it onto tapes. So a few years ago, Lebar and some colleagues decided to go back and look at those tapes, to see if today's digital technology could use them to produce a higher-quality video"

Thus, the possibility arises that more was seen on some of those tapes, than we were shown. And it raises yet another possibility, and that is, that more was said on on those tapes than we ever heard.

And there were dirty deals made, if you believe the scenario I speculated on in SS Brotherhood of the Bell: a little advanced technology in return for...exclusive access to whatever was found "up there."

So now the tapes are missing because, we're told, they were reused for satellite data during a "critical period" when NASA was short of magnetic tape!?

Uh huh. Granted, it's an old story, from 2006, but let's face it, something is going on out there, and it is having a huge impact on what's happening down here.

In any case, I don't know about you, but I'm not buying the "critical shortage of magnetic tapes" either. Someone is still covering up what happened on the Moon, and I strongly suspect this is why so many other nations have sent satellites up there to "see for themselves," because NASA isn't talking, and neither, really, are the Russians.

See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. russhillier on August 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

  2. Ellirium113 on August 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Likely story…I wonder if this is their missing tapes??

    Behind the counter of an abandoned McDonalds lie 48,000 lbs of 70mm tape… the only copy of extremely high-resolution images of the moon.

    These tapes were recorded 40 years ago as part of the Apollo program to map the lunar surface to plan landing spots for Apollo 11 onward. They have never been seen by the public because at the time, they were classified as they reveal the extreme precision of our spy satellites. Instead, all we have ever seen are the grainy photo-of-a-photo images that were released to the public.

    The spacecraft did not ship this film back to Earth. Instead, they developed the film on the Lunar Orbiter and then raster scanned the negatives with a 5 micron spot (200 lines/millimeter resolution) and beamed the data back to Earth using yet-to-be-patented-by-others lossless analog compression. Three ground stations on Earth (one was in Madrid) recorded the transmissions on these magnetic tapes.

    Recovering the data has proven to be very difficult, requiring technological archeology. The only working version of the Ampex tape player ($300K when new) was discovered in a chicken coop and restored with the help of the original designer. There is only one person on Earth who still refurbishes these tape heads, and he is retiring this year. The skills to read this data archive are on the cusp of disappearing forever. [/quote]

  3. Jon on August 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    This is an obvious lie. Can’t spare a few hundred dollars for mag tape for the single most important event in human history? If I was the boss of the idiot who told that story, he would be fired so fast his head would spin. Then I would press criminal charges for destroying taxpayer funded government property.

    Either NASA’s leadership are completely stupid, think we are completely stupid, or were trying to draw attention to the situation with the obvious stupidity of the reason.

    This is much like “losing” the blueprints for the Saturn 5 rocket – an extremely expensive piece of taxpayer funded technology. People should have been fired and gone to jail for that one as well.

    The leadership of any organization which functions that stupidly needs some hard time in a federal prison to think about the word “malfeasance.”

    Of course, that would be assuming our society and government were on the up and up.

    The red pill or the blue?

  4. henry on August 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I always thought the fact a “former NASA consultant”, Mr Hoagland is talking about the ancient ruins on the planetary satellite and the red planet, not to mention NASA “couldn’t find” the most historical tapes was “after some inquiries from retirees from the space agency and others from the Apollo program” amounts to “disclosure” that is also indicative of an “internal conflict”.

    But how about some possible “external pressure”?
    Besides some curious behaviors from the Chinese after their Chang’e 1 lunar-orbiting spacecraft completed its mission (as i’ve talked about in Dr.Farrell’s blog “SPEAKING OF THE MOON”).
    China has released a map of the entire lunar surface in late 2008, which was based on data collected by Chang’e 1.
    In November 2010, former Premier Wen Jiabao unveiled an image taken by Chang’e-2 of the moon’s Sinus Iridum, or Bay of Rainbows, an area where the future Chang’e-3 (scheduled for 2013) moon probe would land.

    On February 6th in 2012, China released a complete lunar map constructed from data collected by Chang’e 2, claiming that it was “the highest-resolution map of the entire Moon yet recorded” which subsequently caused the internet conspiracy in which allegedly the orbiter had uncovered structures on the moon.
    Not only that, rumors from Chinese website specialized in military affairs and news first claimed that “Chang’e-2 found something incredible on the moon, something NASA also knows. The Chinese leaders have already seen it and they know what the Americans are afraid of. Someone of important status want to make it public, but the opposition is too great.”
    A photo accompanying the conspiracy article with a caption that says”some areas are erased on moon images provided by America”

    The interesting thing is, Wen Jiabao was the Chinese leader who paid a visit to disaster ravaged Fukushima, he was also the one who met with chancellor Merkel in his hometown of Tianjin after which Germany made calls to repatriate their gold. In late 2010, while visiting ndia, Wen told the Indians that “We’re friends, not rivals”, he also said “India’s rise has enhanced the confidence and strength of all developing countries, including China”. Not to mention Wen and Chancellor Merkel jointly opened the Hannover trade fair in 2012 with the Chinese highlighted “green technology”. And on the official released photos of the opening ceremony, one can see that Chancellor Merkel was doing the same hand sign as if she was sending message to someone that Wen Jiabao was probably an emissary.

    What about another coincidence? A week after China released a complete lunar map in 2012, then vice president Xi jinping paid a visit to the U.S. on February 14th during which he was received by both then U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and CJCS Martin Dempsey with a welcome ceremony that seem to surpass even the Chinese president. Were the two countries negotiating something that the military in the two countries are both aware of?
    Personally, i don’t think these secrets can forever be hidden from the world.
    Now i’m thinking about Richard Dolan’s “A. D. (After Disclosure) “.

  5. DownunderET on August 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    The no fly zone is ridiculous, who’s going to obey it, and more to the point, who is going to police it, oh wait, secret space program right.

    NASA, well I’d like to send a copy of Hoagland and Bara’ book Dark Mission to every employee, maybe we’d get a whistleblower out of it.

  6. marcos toledo on August 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    The reference to the last scene of Raiders Of The Lost Ark is dead on. What is NASA hiding this joins the destruction of the libraries of Alexandria and of the Natives of the Americas and lets not forget the Japanese films of the bombing of Peal Harbor that supposedly went down with their aircraft carriers at the Battle of Midway. If you believe this story anyone what’s to buy a bridge in Brooklyn it’s for sale.

  7. LSM on August 1, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I remember watching on TV the 1st Apollo moon landing with my entire family- I remember my later “sister-in-law nr. 2” stating at the time “this looks like a scam”- well, she was right- whether the Apollo moon landings actually took place or not still remains to debate- I personally have no set opinion-

    but what has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt is the film footage of the 1st escapde on the moon was filmed on Kuberick’s “2001” movie set outside of London- one can see this on YouTube- this was 1st aired on the German/French jointly owned TV station ARTE (the only TV channel I occaisionaly watch- otherwise I don’t “do” TV)-

    a champion of exposing this as well as his incredible research on re: Kuberick is researcher Jay Weidner- just search-engine his name plus .com for more info-

    I always found it strange that the 1st Apollo astronauts chose to live reclusive lives- why?- they could’ve financially collectively or individually capitalised on their experiences big-time (book-writing, paid speaking at conferences, etc.) but they chose to remain in obscurity/silence- why?- I don’t have the answer-

    if I recall correctly it was Kerry Cassidy (I have serious reservations about KC, but come-on, folks, give her a break or two- she has her flaws but she’s not all THAT bad- there are worse out there, believe me- read the rest of the crap out there to which one will give more credence than KC’s “sources”) who posted the video showing N. Armstrong doing Morse code blinking while discussing a part of his moon experience- he blinked “l.i.e”-

    and if my read sources are correct Buzz Aldrin has always refused to comment about his personal experiences on the moon- why?-

    it’s up in the air- make of my provided info what you will-

    stay well Dr. Farrell and all- regards-


    • bdw000 on August 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Jay Weidner’s articles and DVD’s on the moon landings and Kubrick are, to me, mind blowing.

      No proof of anything, and yet people are put to death on less evidence.

      I highly recommend that anyone on this site who feels even a tiny bit of interest in this subject to check out both Weidner’s articles and DVD’s. His DVD (and article) on the movie 2001 is also very interesting (though I don’t really know what it could “mean”). One of the “moon” videos deals mostly with the movie THE SHINING, and all I can say is, I was convinced.

      • henry on August 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        Thanks for the great reminder. I don’t remember exactly when but it was actually Jay Weidner’s article “The Culling” that first introduced me to the idea of “mass depopulation” plan by the elites, and frankly i didn’t believe it at the time.
        Time to revisit 2001: A Space Odyssey, maybe check out “The Shining” too.
        Jay Weidner’s “the third way” is in my opinion the best explanation for the fuss about whether the moon landing was faked or not.

      • henry on August 2, 2013 at 12:14 am

        btw, the link to Jay Weidner’s articles “Alchemical Kubrick” in Dr.Farrell’s blog “STANLEY KUBRICK’S 2001 SPACE ODYSSEY: MESSAGES?” is dead, try this one instead.

        “However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” – Stanley Kubrick

        “Kubrick picked the date 2001 – which is astonishingly close to other dates prescribed by many ancient alchemists – including Nostradamus. What are we to make of the strange date that Kubrick picked out for the final transformation of the human species?”

        Needless to say what happened in 2001 diverted human development and amounts to an attack on human consciousness. Yet such act of evil may have also triggered the awakening of humanity as the light will eventually triumph over the darkness, so the flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. A Space Odyssey indeed.

    • Enlil's a Dog on August 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm


      Didn’t Aldrin come out and say that he didn’t really remember his time on the Moon – or something to that effect anyway? I can’t remember where I heard it but C2C or something similar comes to mind (perhaps)? I don’t know, I can’t remember. It was a while ago.

      Collins never really got into the circus – he and Armstrong stayed silent and it has only been the last few years that Aldrin too has increased his public presence – that I know of anyway.

      I’m tired of this whole NASA thing to be honest. Fed up with the lies and fed up with these people having absolutely NO respect for the intelligence of the people that they’re lying to!!

      The amazing thing and the most frustrating thing imo is the fact that there are people that believe everything that comes out of the mouths of these liars!

      • Enlil's a Dog on August 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

        There have been some very odd stories come out of Parkes here in Australia too over the years regarding the Apollo 11 Moon landing – editing the commentary of both Armstrong and Aldrin as well as cooking video prior to live beaming to the rest of the world.

        Naturally, the stories of UFO anomalies allegedly seen (and commented on by both Armstrong and Aldrin) by the Apollo 11 crew on the Moon’s surface when they landed have been dismissed as ‘urban myth’.

        For those that don’t what Parkes is, here’s a link to the facility via Wikipedia.

  8. Cassandane on August 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

    So, why were the tapes in an ‘odd’ format to begin with? Did they think, perhaps that television stations would not be interested? And, why were the astronauts given two radio channels to use on the same mission? Perhaps there are reasonable explanations for both these things, but to those with suspicious minds it looks like they gave themselves ways to edit live events for public consumption.

    I’d like to know, too, how the camera that photographed Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon came to be on lunar surface. Was it there before or after the ‘first step’?

  9. WalterBosley on August 1, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I’ve been in the ‘They went to the Moon but didn’t tell us the truth about it’ camp for a long time — this is the clincher, for me.

  10. Owl on August 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Well, let’s see….the normal, TV video format back then would have been two-inch (Quad) tapes….what other use would they have? Just data storage? Or were they farther along in the evolution of tape recording than known?

    As far as I know, just even TV stations would have enough budget for tapes to archive something as historical as the Apollo 11 landing. NASA didn’t have that much budget? Back then?

  11. Robert Barricklow on August 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

    This is what happens when the smoke too much crack.

  12. jedi on August 1, 2013 at 5:57 am

    I’m not touching this one with a ten foot pole.

    • LSM on August 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

      maybe you should if you choose to deal with reality-

      stay well- regards-


      • jedi on August 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm

        my ref to 10 was reality….ie binary computer programs…funny in 2001 she wanted a phone and a bush baby in 2001….Bush jr was the president in 2001, and we all know what happened on 911…anyone have any idea the signif of 13 0 and 11 1s…..good times.

        Seems I have drawn quite a bit of attention from the esoteric crowd in my community…..its all a joke folks….EVERYTHING….WELL….thats what your suppose to think anyways…..does anyone out there think…..15 ideas a time?

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