Conspiracy theorists have had a field day with the moon landing. In fact, many believe that humans have never set foot on the moon and the whole thing was faked – but that’s another story for another time, perhaps. For now, I’m more interested in connections to the Orion star constellation and aliens.
Let’s begin with a little conspiracy history. It’s widely believed that NASA is controlled by a secret group that deliberately hides evidence of alien presence and anomalies on Earth, in space, on Mars and on the moon. A well-known example is the alleged 1947 crash landing of an alien spacecraft in Roswell. Conspiracy theorists say that it’s not just the military who are interested in aliens, but also groups or ‘cults’ that seem to have some beliefs in common with the Ancient Egyptians. Some people believe there is a cult that worships Osiris – aka Orion – and sources say that the first manned moon landing was on 20 July, which is apparently the date the Egyptian calendar begins.
Orion’s alignments with the horizon for important landings and launches, including the moon landing, are interesting to note. According to some, these alignments are so mathematically precise that they cannot possibly be coincidences. It should be taken into account, however, that NASA does not try to hide any connections with Egypt or other ancient cultures, as is evident in the names of some spacecraft, missions, programmes and the official mission patch, on which humanity is represented by Apollo. For example, the names of projects Apollo and Mercury come from Roman mythology. Mercury was seen as the gods’ messenger in ancient folklore – a fitting name for a single-man capsule used for quick missions. One Greek legend says that Orion was murdered by the moon goddess Diana (or Artemis), after being tricked by her brother, Apollo. Many believe that the Apollo Mission was so named because of this legend. However, this could easily be seen as a modern representation of what the ancient cultures believed – that there is far more out there than we can see. If NASA didn’t believe that, I don’t believe it would be quite as interested in the rest of the galaxy. Regardless, most missions were named by the astronauts themselves, so probably don’t have any deeper significance or double meaning.
Apollo 13 mission commander Jim Lovell seems to have let something slip when he said that he hoped that Aquarius, the mission’s lunar module, would ‘bring back life from the moon’. Perhaps he was referring to Aquarius bringing the crew back safe and sound, since the moon was already known to be lifeless, but I think it’s a peculiar choice of words. There’s no need to wonder where some conspiracy theories come from….
UFO mythology often claims that there are benevolent human-like aliens from the Pleiades star cluster, and, from the Orion constellation, the ‘Greys’ that are said to experiment on humans.
As far as the moon landing is concerned, if there are, in fact, aliens among us and/or visiting us, or perhaps residing on the moon, this will surely come to light at some point in the future. No secret, great or small, can be hidden forever.
What are your thoughts?