A recent controversial footage of about
6 minutes (which seems a digital transfer from a film, and that we
can call the “Apollo 20 footage”) released on YouTube is causing
amazement inside the ufological public on the Web, all around the
world. The footage would be the presumed shooting realized during a
NASA classified mission, in the ‘70s: the “Apollo 20” mission or, as
it is suggested by the subtitles of the dialogues between the crew
and the Mission Control, the “Vandenberg 20”.
I remember to everybody that the last
official landing mission on the Moon was the “Apollo 17” (NASA),
which took place in December 1972, and that the Apollo 20 mission
was cancelled by NASA in 1970. For sure, if the footage is not a
hoax or a fake, the purpose of that mission would have been to shoot
close to a mysterious object for understanding its origin. And,
maybe, to organize a secret retrieval if possible.
But the presumed footage of “Apollo 20” is not the only material
which came out in the last days: it was also released by someone a
presumed studio for the flyover of the assumed alien spaceship
(available on YouTube a so-called preflight study for Apollo 20).
And moreover on YouTube we have also several shots of the strange
object on the backside of the Moon (whose numbers would be
AS20-1020, AS20-1022 and AS20-FWD-7250).
Presumed photo taken
by Apollo 20 on the backside of the Moon
Fake or truth?
Regarding the video, as introduction we
have a sort of marking (with the presumed logo of the mission) and,
as result of a former recording on the tape, just a second of
another marking about a video of the Apollo 11 Mission. So, if the
first seconds seem not to be reliable but strongly contradictory,
the following part of the video looks like interesting, well done
and cohering with an old space hand-made shooting during a flyover
of the Moon. Anyway, the video is an editing of at least two scenes,
both of them apparently taken flying over the surface of the Moon.
According to the file-card of the YouTube user (“retiredafb”) who
uploaded the controversial footages and shots (a man of 76 years old
who lives in Rwanda),
“Apollo 20 went to the moon august 16 1976.
Destination was Iszak D, southwest of Delporte Crater, farside of
the moon. The mission was soviet-american. Crew was William Rutledge
CDR, former of bell laboratories, Leona Snyder CSP bell
laboratories, and Alexei Leonov, soviet cosmonaut former "Apollo
Soyouz" (mission one year earlier).”
But the most interesting information are about the presumed alien
“[…] the ship was very old, age has
been estimated 1.5 billion of years. Meteorite impacts, and
dust/hills coverings testified that. Note that the ship has
already been explored before the first human expedition reached
the lunar singularity.”
Is this man an American or Soviet former
technician, who worked as insider during the 70s on Space classified
missions and that now lives in Africa? Even the “Apollo 20 the
legacy part 1 The City” (below video) is a very interesting and evocative footage.
There is also the presumed lift off of the Apollo 20.
I am not a photographer; neither an expert of special effects nor an
informatics technician. So I am not in the position to say something
about the features of the footage. But what it is very interesting
is that there is really a strange object on the Moon, and its shape
is very close to that one showed in the video: I am talking about
the object visible in a couple of NASA pictures taken by the Apollo
15 mission (click below images.)
The cigar-shaped object looks like leant
beside a crater, lightly oblique; we can argue this because the
unidentified object casts a shadow on the surface. And the visible
zone in the footage is very similar to the visible region in some
originals NASA photos taken by Apollo 15:
the Moon region coordinates where
there is the unusual object are the following:
Latitude: 10° S
Longitude: 117.5° E,
Southwest of Delporte and North of Izsak.
I have checked on a Lunar chart: it is
on the backside of the Moon.
The official NASA photos are available by the website of the Lunar
and Planetary Institute (LPI, in Houston), which is a “research
institute that provides support services to NASA and the planetary
science community” - (the AS15-P-9630
and the AS15-P-9625, from the the Apollo Image Atlas -
AS15-P-9625, Apollo Image Atlas
AS15-P-9630, Apollo Image Atlas
The pictures were taken in 1971 by Apollo 15, during the revolution
number 38, from an altitude of 117 km. The two original photos have
both the following features: Image Width: 45.24 inch - Image Height:
4.5 inch; Film Color: black & white. If you pay attention to the
center, move a little bit to the right and zoom the picture, you can
see the mysterious object.
Now we can ask ourselves: does NASA classified missions really exist?
Or did they exist in the past? The answer could be yes. First of all
there are two sites for the launches of the Space Shuttles and of
the spacecrafts generally: one is the Kennedy Space Center in
Florida, and the other one is the Vandenberg Air Force Base, in
Moreover there are several witnesses and references: one given by
Clark McClelland (ex NASA engineer) and another one given by
M. Collins, former USAF Captain. In Italy, for instance, I have found
a very significant assertion made by two Italian university
professors: Luigi Balis Crema and Antonio Castellani, both of them
teachers at “La Sapienza” Rome University, Faculty of Engineering.
At page 71 of their brilliant essay
“L’esplorazione dello spazio”, which means “The Space Exploration”
and published in Italy in 1997 (Newton & Compton Publisher), they
"Infine nell’ultimo volo
dell’anno il Discovery, con un equipaggio interamente militare,
compie l’ultima missione “segreta” per conto del ministero della
difesa USA ponendo in orbita un satellite 'spia' di grandi
dimensioni che riceve anche dei segnali laser da terra."
The cover of the
historical essay written by L.Balis Crema and A. Castellani,
the two Italian
university professors (Newton & Compton, 2001, Italy)
In the Italian text there is written
that, regarding the 1992 year, the Shuttle Discovery made at the end
of the year the "last 'secret' mission" for the DOD, with a
About the two NASA pictures, authentic and showing the strange
object, I made a short analysis using the Gimp software (version
2.2.10): my purpose was trying to give prominence to the edges of
the huge object leant on the Moon surface.
ZOOM-AS15-P-9625.jpg – NASA, Apollo 15
Analysis using the Gimp Software- by L. Scantamburlo
Apart from this controversial footage, it is undeniable that on that
occasion in 1971, the Apollo 15 took pictures that showed a strange
and cigar-shaped object, whatever it is. Somebody could object that
a metallic artificial structure should appear different compared
with a rocky surface. This is not the case, but the reflection of
light on an ancient structure, maybe covered by dust raised in the
past by impacts with asteroids and meteors, could be similar to that
one of a rocky surface. Even if it is a strange huge piece of rock
leant by a crater, on the backside of the Moon there are anyway many
Karl Wolfe, retired Sergeant with a top secret crypto clearance for
the US Air Force (at Langley AFB in Virginia), witnessed about them
during the NPC press conference occurred in May 9, 2001, at
Washington D.C.; the press conference was organized by Dr.
Greer (Director of the Disclosure Project).
Retired Sergeant Karl
WOLFE, US Air Force
Some frames from the video of the NPC press conference
( May 9, 2001, Washington D.C.)
In spite of he perhaps made a small
mistake in recalling the exact year in which he faced Lunar Orbiter
photos (the first Lunar Orbiter was launched in 1966, and Karl Wolfe
talked about the year 1965; it is not possible; the last one, the
5th , was launched in 1967), Karl Wolfe spoke out in front of the
journalists that an Airman Second Class told him at that time, by a
photo laboratory at Langley:
By the way, we've discovered a base
on the backside of the Moon.
After that, he showed to Wolfe photos
taken by one of the Lunar Orbiter mission in which, according to
Wolfe, there were structures half a mile in size. Some of them were
buildings very tall, like towers; others were spherical and domed
buildings, very large.
The cover of the
documentary directed by Jose Escamilla
If somebody is skeptical and does not
believe him, I suggest you to watch the outstanding documentary
directed by Jose Escamilla:
“UFO. The Greatest Story Ever
Denied.” (watch below clip)
You will see some photos taken by the
Clementine Mission, in which it is clear that some features were
airbrushed by NASA.