The Conspiracy Theory
Humans never landed on the Moon, NASA faked the 1960s Moon landings (perhaps with the help of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick), and the whole thing was staged here on Earth. Since then, there has been a huge Conspiracy to cover up the fakery.
As one Conspiracy fan describes it, “Some of the moon walks are definitely filmed in a movie studio, no question. My theory about the production process is the astronauts were subjected to multiple iterations of mission training simulations where they followed the same script over and over, and much of this occurred in movie studios before cameras. At a minimum some of these training simulation films were used in the official mission footage. How much of any of it was actually on the moon I don’t claim to know, but a lot of it seems highly dubious.”
Another Reddit fan adds, “I don’t think man ever landed on the moon, other space shit is hard to believe. No I don’t believe in Flat earth, but I am not certain the ISS is real.”
Continue reading Crackpots: The Moon Landing Deniers
For almost 20 years, Sweden had a little-known and mostly unremembered colony in the New World, centered around Fort Christina, in modern-day Wilmington DE
The site of Fort Christina
Continue reading Fort Christina and New Sweden
Almost thirty years after the War of 1812, the United States and British Canada almost got into another shooting match over the border in Maine.
Continue reading The Pork and Beans War
The American invasion of the Niagara peninsula in 1813 produced the enduring legend of one of Canada’s first national heroes, Laura Secord—who has been called “Canada’s Paul Revere”. It is hard to tell, however, how much of the Laura Secord story is myth and how much of it is historical reality.
Continue reading Laura Secord: Canada’s “Paul Revere”
In 1989, just before the collapse of the USSR, the Pepsi Company cut a deal with Soviet Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev that left it with a fleet of Russian military ships, making PepsiCo temporarily the sixth-largest Navy in the world.
Continue reading When Pepsi Had a Navy
At Midway in 1942, the entire course of the Pacific War was altered in just five minutes.
Continue reading Five Minutes at Midway
Although the British were technologically far behind the Germans in the early months of aerial warfare, they were soon able to field an effective response to the “Fokker Scourge”, and win air superiority through a completely different approach to fighter design.
Continue reading Icons of Aviation History: Airco DH-2