The last documented human on the moon was Gene Cernan of Apollo 17, on December 11, 1972.
Apollo 18, 19 and 20 were on the drawing board, but cancelled. NASA announced the cancellation of the Apollo program in favor of a new venture - Skylab.
All told there were six manned moon landings and a total of 12 astronauts set foot on the lunar surface during the relatively brief Apollo space program.
The Apollo Program officially ended in 1972 with the Apollo 17 being the last mission to the Moon and back. However conspiracy theorists claim that this is a farce, that clandestine missions were conducted afterwards, most notably Apollo 20. Supposedly American Astronauts discovered abandoned artificial structures on the Lunar surface and wanted to secretly explore them. If true, Apollo 20 would be the most astounding cover-up in History.
In 2007, a person identifying himself as William Rutledge uploaded several controversial videos to YouTube claiming they were footage from Apollo 20. The low quality grainy videos were transferred from 16 mm film and show the inside of the alleged Apollo 20 command module and what appears to be the intricate architecture of a defunct lunar city.
According to Rutledge, the mission took place in 1976 from Vandenberg Air Force Base and was a clandestine joint Soviet-American venture. Rutledge further claims he was chosen in part because he was an Atheist. He fails to clarify why Atheism makes one more qualified than a non-atheist.
As per Rutledge, Apollo 14 observed numerous space ships and structures on the Moon as did subsequent missions. The mission of Apollo 20 was to explore these sites.
Apollo 20 allegedly landed near the Delporte Crater primarily to explore a cigar-shaped ship that he claims had been abandoned over a million years ago. Images contained in photo labeled 'AS15P9625' below are from Apollo 15 and not denied by NASA.
The alleged abandoned space ship when explored by Apollo 20 contained two alien bodies of apparently sentient intelligent humanoids. The Pilot, as per Rutledge was a female in a state of suspended animation. She was covered in a wax-like substance and physically attached to the control panel of the ship via tubes going into her body.
She had a human like body with six fingers and her features were human, she looked somewhat Asiatic and had no nostrils.
The second ancient alien crew member was a male, dead but preserved by freezing. Both dead aliens, as per the narrative, were returned to Earth for further study. Rutledge believes the female may have been revived, and the dead male autopsied.
All Sounds pretty fantastic doesn't it ? Well unfortunately it is too fantastic - sorry to burst the bubble The Apollo 20 story is an elaborate hoax, a faux story told in a series of YouTube videos and admittedly perpetrated by a French sculptor and video artist Thierry Speth .
But it sure would make for a good Movie. Continue Reading