Was Somebody Already on the Moon
During NASAs missions to the Moon, Astronauts orbited and took pictures of various features on the lunar surface. Conversations of the Astronauts while on the command module were recorded, but not necessarily scripted as were their conversations with Mission Control in Houston, a fact admitted by Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon.
The unscripted private conversations were taped and later transcribed after the missions, and were not released to the public for over a decade. It is unknown what, if any portions were edited out. Assuming portions were edited out, a few of the elements that slipped through lend some insight into why perhaps we shy away from further exploration of the Moon.
The Astronauts were well aware that their conversations would be heard by many of the uninitiated of the NASA elite back on Earth, so naturally they were somewhat on guard as to what they said , even when it wasn't a live feed.
There's a few curious verbal exchanges that took place.
LMP: That’s a spectacular crater.
CDR: Did you shoot some pictures while you were over there?
CMP: No. it’s just going by — we’d better get it later; there will be better times. If the damned antenna isn’t in the way –
CMP: Boy, there must be nothing more desolate than to be inside some of these small craters, these conical ones.
CDR: People that live in there probably never get out.
CDR: Looking at the Moon hurts my head. I won’t look at it. There’s too much down there I don’t understand.
CDR: Charlie, just keep … on the book.
[Apollo 14 day 4]
LMP: Are we headed for Mendeleev?
CMP: That should be over on your right.
LMP: That’s what I thought. Yes. There it is. The tracks are across the middle of it.
CMP: Are we supposed to be doing any photography at all this?
LMP: Pretty damn interesting one, too. Really an interesting one. Huh? That one… looks like… got a rugged one right out here — with the central peaks.
CMP: Oh God, look at that Moltke; he’s my favorite… Look at that son of a bitch. You see all those roads – triangular roads leading right past him?
Conversation segments below are once again referring to the "roads" or tracks near Moltke Crater. While it is quite possible elements of the conversation were intended to be humorous in nature - such as "ran out of money". The conversation does seem to indicate that the Astronauts either believed or knew that what they were looking at were roads.
The statement all the way up there already implies that NASA had been monitoring the progress of the road as all the way up there already applies a current tense - as if the road wasn't already "up there" at a previous point in recent time.
The statement about "mining" - well that speaks for itself. The only question remaining would be who are "They"
LMP: Boy, you can see Highway 1 running right all the way — on the left — all the way up there already. Right beyond Moltke, to the left there.
CDR: Just let’s see where U.S. 1 stops up here. Here’s the monocular if you want it.
CDR: U.S. 1 just seems to kind of die out down there.
CMP: Yes, they must have ran out of money before they finished building it.....CMP: High Sun. That's one right down there; just shows how it dominates the whole photograph. Just an extremely bright crater. Sun angle just isn't high enough for you to see it here ... Yes, they're mining it, I think.
Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 crew member in an interview years later stated
"I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real ..."
Footnotes and References
1. JFK to Joint Session of Congress
2. Nazi Bell Project
3. Communications Transcripts:Mercury Through Apollo