One of the most popular conspiracies of all time is the belief that the moon landing was a hoax. A Redditor recently reopened the discussion by asserting that the landing was staged, but not in the way you might think.

Some people still believe the entire event was a clever farce, despite the reality that 400,000 NASA employees and contractors assisted Neil Armstrong in the safely set foot on the moon back on July 20, 1969.




Since the 1970s, there have been rumors that the whole affair was a fake; nevertheless, Bill Kaysing is credited with lighting the spark that started the current wave of conspiracy theories.

Kaysing worked at Rocketdyne, one of the firms that contributed to the development of the Saturn V rocket engines.

Kaysing presented “proof” that the moon landing was staged in a pamphlet titled We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle, which was released in 1976.

Despite the fact that the self-published brochure was nothing more than “grainy photocopies and absurd speculations,” according to The Guardian, Kaysing’s hints gained momentum and, in the eyes of conspiracy theorists, solidified over time.

One Reddit member recently claimed that while the moon landings were authentic, they were staged in one important detail.

In response to the question “What world event do you think was staged?”

They wrote: “I believe the moon landing was real, but they went out of their way to pack as many TV cameras on the mission as possible, so in the most literal sense it was staged as a media production almost more so than a scientific mission.”

Due to all the cameras there, one social media user claimed that the moon landings were actually staged.

Another concurred, asserting that America’s record-breaking endeavor was only undertaken for commercial gain.

“Science was an afterthought,” they wrote, adding: “It was not a secret that the US was doing it to beat the Russians.

“It was a commercial for how badass America was. Later on NASA used science to keep their budget.”

Others, however, disagreed, pointing out that meticulous scientific planning went into every part of the voyage.

“Dude, they literally started from zero and ended with two human beings standing on another celestial body. I’m pretty certain science was the primary thought,” said one person.

Another added: “The science was getting humans and all that gear to the moon… and back home!”