Skeleton on the Moon
The Skeleton on the Moon was an urban legend about a human skeleton discovered by the Apollo 11 lunar module. Bizarrely it was said to be wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans. The story first existed as an urban legend before being published as a tongue-in-cheek Weekly World News article.
According to the Weekly World News version of the story: "The crew of the Apollo 11 saw a human skeleton on the moon" - that's what the Chinese astrophysicist Dr. Kang Mao-pang , says. Dr. Kang is the man who stunned the world with pictures of bare human footprints on the moon at a news conference in Beijing last winter. The scientist said he received those photos - so secret the Apollo 11 astronauts didn't even know they existed - from “an unimpeachable US source.”
The photograph of the human skeletonwas included in a second batch of photos and documents he received from the same source this fall. “The Americans have conspired in a cover-up of monumental and possibly even criminal proportions,” Dr. Kang told newsmen in Beijing. “They hid photos of bare human footprints on the moon for 20 years and managed to keep the human skeleton secret even longer. The implications of what they found up there are staggering, ”he continued. “But the Americans apparently feel that nobody else in the world is privileged enough to share the information.”
Dr. Kang's allegations stunned US space and intelligence experts, one of whom went into hiding after reporters tried to question him in a Washington, DC, restaurant. Other sources also refused to comment –even when told that the Chinese expert has copies of over 1,000 NASA photographs that clearly show bare human footprints and a human skeleton on the lunar surface.
Intriguingly, the skeleton appears to have been wearing jeans.Judging from the position of the bones, it seems likely that the person it belonged to was at least partially dismembered and met with a violent death. It is also probable that the skeleton was transported into space long after the person was killed. The decomposition of bone and flesh would not have been possible in the airless atmosphere of the moon. The Chinese expert further noted that the age of the skeleton cannot be estimated without analyzing the bone firsthand.
“Like the footprints on the moon, these photos were taken by a remote camera aboard the lunar lander and were given to me by an American source who is beyond reproach, ”said Dr. Kang. “I am also in the possession of classified documents and letters that describe the footprints as being fresh and the skeleton unquestionably human. The question that must be answered is how the footprints and skeleton go to the moon. The obvious implication is that extraterrestrial lifeforms were involved but we'll never know unless the Americans release the information they have. ”
The documents Dr. Kang quoted fromare stamped “top secret” and dated Aug. 3, 1969, which means they were written just two weeks after astronauts Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed and walked on the moon – in boots– on July 20, 1969. Large portions of the text have been blocked out. But it's clear that US experts agreed extraterrestrials had something to do with the bare footprints and skeleton on the moon.
A Washington source said: “ Nobody's going to say anything until President Bush gives the go-ahead. This isn't any ordinary cover-up. It makes Watergate look like a Sunday School picnic. It's that damn big. ”