heard of Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin. He's the PhD astronaut that ended up solving
a lot of NASA's problems with space walks during the Gemini program. He
was the second man to walk on the moon. He's as big an American hero as
George Clooney or the guy that invented the remote control.
You probably haven't heard of Bart Sibrel. Sibrel is a publicity hound
who is trying to make a name for himself "proving" that the moon
landings were faked.
On September 9, Aldrin showed up at the Rodeo Hotel in Beverly Hills
for what was
supposed to be an interview with Japanese TV. Instead he was ambushed by
Sibrel, who was surrounded by cameras and waving a Bible. According to
thirty-seven year old Sibrel, 6'2" tall and 250 lbs., accosted the 72
year old 5'11" Aldrin and demanded he swear on the Bible that he had
walked on the moon.
Aldrin calmy endured
Sibrel's calling him a thief and a liar and a phony. He calmly tried to walk
away and Sibrel chased him. Aldrin tried to let the police handle the situation.
When Sibrel refused to leave him
alone, Aldrin punched him.
Oh, yeah. Can you see why Aldrin is an American hero?
Of course, this being America and Sibrel being a publicity hound
(pronounced "wuss"), Sibrel pressed charges.
Now the right side of my brain would like to hold the man while every astronaut
in the country takes a poke at him. But the left side of my brain is telling me, 'the
law must be upheld.' That's why it surprised me that the LA county DA refused to prosecute.
But it became clear to me after watching the
of the event why the DA couldn't prosecute.
After you look at the video of BS getting punched,
you'll understand. It was a fake. The whole thing was a hoax.
I'm sure those in the DA's office are indebted to Sibrel himself for alerting them to the
techniques that can be used in faking such an event.
- First of all, according to numbers that I pulled out of thin air,
20% of all Americans believe "(T)he . .
. video . . . was . . . faked."
- If you're still not convinced, just look at the video. The quality
of the video was jumpy and poor. We have the technology to shoot good
video. The only possible explanation for shooting poor video is to
intentionally hide any errors that might prove it to be a fake. I
mean, really, the very punch occurred when the actors were obscured
behind a sign. The only possible explanation for that is to mask the
faked punch and allow Sibrel to put on makeup looking like he'd been
- And did you see the red spot on his nose? A Russian cosmonaut no
one's ever heard of said that it didn't look to him like the mark that
would be made by a punch on the nose.
- The shadows were all wrong. You could clearly see features on
people's faces both indoors and outdoors. The shadows from the camera
mounted lights didn't go in the direction you'd expect them to,
according to a video expert that no one has ever heard of. And the
camera was supposedly held at shoulder level but you can see things
above and below shoulder level.
- There were no stars in the video. The video was supposedly shot in
Beverly Hills. Who could possibly believe you could shoot a video in
Beverly Hills and not have stars be visible?
- The building was just like one that I've seen right here in Salt
Lake. The clumsy attempt to film the fake sign on front was an obvious
ploy to make us believe the event was taking place where they said it
- Had it been real life, Buzz would've punched Sibrel the first time
he opened his mouth. Who can believe that he endured his abuse for so
long before popping him one? That was an obvious literary tool to
build tension to make the video more palatable for viewers.
- Does anyone doubt that we have the technology to fake a video like
that? Would Sibrel really go to the risk and expense of being punched
in the nose when he could simply fake the whole thing and silence the
dozens of people that would have to be involved in the conspiracy?
- And speaking of silencing people, the obituaries in the LA Times the
very next day listed several people who had died, some of whom were
involved in the movie making industry. Huh? Huh? Pretty serious stuff.
- I personally saw a movie where someone punched another person. No,
really, I really have. Was this whole hoax modeled after that movie
(and after other movies that will be made after the event)? That right there proves it.
- In fact, several unnamed independent video experts that no one has
ever heard of have expressed "serious doubts" about the
[authenticity] of . . . the video.
- And if you're still not convinced, here are Buzz Aldrin's own
"I . . . seen . . . movie . . . " Now if that's not a smoking gun, I
don't know what is.
- Now, for you die hard skeptics, chew on this: No one is allowed to
go into a studio sound stage without authorization. What more proof do
you need? What are they trying to hide? Are they afraid we'll see the
set they used to film this video? That's the only possible
If, after looking at all this evidence, you still believe that Aldrin
punched Sibrel, my cause is hopeless. You probably believe we really
walked on the moon.
Here's a longer video with sound (if this link works).