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These Quotes From Apollo Astronauts Might Make You Believe In Aliens

When Americans first landed on the moon back in 1969, it inspired a wave of excitement about space travel. Many believed that this excitement would lead to settlements on the moon, which would make mankind an interplanetary species. Sadly, that never happened.

Could that be because the first men on the moon weren’t alone up there? It sounds like an outlandish claim, but judging by these NASA transcripts from the Apollo missions, there might be some truth to it.

Apollo 8

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Here’s an excerpt from that mission:

03 16 44 39 LMP: There’s a strange light down there.
03 16 h4 45 CDR: Is it a bonfire?
03 16 24 47 LMP: It might be campfires.
03 16 h5 03 C5: How does it look?

Apollo 11

This one is especially scary.

03 08 20 18 IRP: That’s a spectacular crater.
03 08 20 23 CDR: Did you shoot some pictures while you were over there?
03 08 20 25 CMP: No, it’s just going by. We’d better get it later. There will be better times.
03 08 20 42 CMP: Boy, there must be nothing more desolate than to be inside some of these craters, these conical ones.
03 08 20 50 CDR: People that live in there probably never get out.

Apollo 10

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Some weird stuff was happening on the Apollo 10 mission.

04 06 13 02 LMP: That music even sounds outer-spacy, doesn’t it? You hear that? That whistling sound?
04 06 13 06 CDR: Yes.
04 06 13 12 CMP: Did you hear that whistling sound, too?
04 06 13 14 LMP: Yes. Sounds like – you know, outer-space-type music.
04 06 13 18 CMP: I wonder what it is.

04 12 09 16 CDR: What the hell was that gurgling noise?
04 12 09 25 LMP: I don’t know. But I’ll tell you, that eerie music is what’s bothering me.
04 12 09 28 CMP: God damn, I heard it, too.
04 12 09 29 LMP: You know that was funny. That’s just like something from outer space, really. Who’s going to believe it?
04 12 09 34 CMP: Nobody. Shall we tell them about it?
04 12 09 39 LMP: I don’t know. We ought to think about it some.
04 12 09 41 CMP: Did you hear it, Tom?
04 12 09 42 LMF: Yes, he heard it.
04 12 09 43 CDR: Yes.
04 12 09 47 LMP: Hell, I just want to get out of this suit.

Apollo 14

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And what they said during this conversation is more than a little bit freaky.

03 12 22 39 I2_P: Really an interesting one, huh? Got a rugged one right out here with the central peaks.
03 12 23 05: Sure does. Really got a very complex central structure.
03 12 23 08 CR: It’s got one of the biggest central peaks. It’s a very unusual crater. But there are some dark areas in it and Farouk has gone on record saying that they are dikes.
03 12 23 37 CMl: 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.

(via Reddit)

If these quotes were taken directly from NASA transcripts, what the heck were these guys seeing out there? Sure, we’re reading them out of context, but they’re freaky nonetheless.

There Are Some Questionable Things Showing Up In These NASA Photos

Last fall, NASA released thousands of photos from every manned Apollo mission that took place between 1961 and 1972. The collection includes about 13,000 images from the NASA archives, most of which are photos of smiling astronauts living the dream in outer space.

But Redditor my_newz_account sifted through all of the pictures and came across some bizarre shots. This NASA enthusiast is certainly not a space expert, but that hasn’t stopped the Reddit community from wondering what’s going on here. I’m inclined to share their concerns.

This looks like a standard photo of the moon’s surface…except for that tiny dot up there.

In this image, there’s a slightly bigger dot hanging out in the sky.

And this one’s even larger.

What is this thing?

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Well, that object is alarmingly huge.

And then we have these tiny anomalies. They’re probably just stars, but what’s with those streaks below them?

Here’s where it all gets really strange. What’s that blue orb?

It appears in many of the images.

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Here, it looks like it’s beaming down.

Is it a shooting star…or an alien spacecraft? We might never know.

I’m going to assume that because NASA released these photos, they have a reasonable explanation for the craziness. But then again, Kipp Teague of the NASA Project Apollo Archive did say that the reason why he released them online instead of publishing them in print was because the organization was facing budget cuts at the time, so maybe it’s up to us to figure it out.

When The Tide Comes In, It’s Almost Unbelievable. You Have To See What Happens.

If you’re not familiar with the area, sometimes it can be pretty difficult to tell if a body of water is at high or low tide. Yes, low tide tends to smell a lot more like exposed seaweed and muck, but if you don’t have the high tide scent to compare it to, you’re out of luck. The tidal changes in these pictures, however, don’t suffer from that ambiguity. In his “Sea Change” collection, photographer Michael Marten documents the drastic differences between the tides in various locations across the UK. Check them out!

1.) Worms Head, Glamorgan. High water 9:45am, low water 4:00pm. (June 25 2005)

2.) Salmon fishery, Solway Firth. High water 12:00pm, low water 5:20pm. (March 28 2006)

3.) Harbour, Berwickshire. High water 6:00pm, low water 11:00am. (August 22 2005)

4.) Crosby, Liverpool. High water 12:00pm, low water 9:00am. (April 7 2008)

5.) Perranporth, Cornwall. High water 8:00pm, low water 12:00pm. (August 29/30 2007)

6.) Cuckmere Haven, Sussex. High water 2:50pm, low water 9:15am. (August 12 2006)

7.) Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall. High water 4:30pm, low water 2:00pm. (August 31 2007)

8.) Isle of Grain, England

9.) Porthcawl, Glamorgan. High water 8:00pm, low water 12:00pm. (May 17 2007)

10.) St. Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, Northumberland. High water 5:50pm, low water 1:00pm. (September 17 & 20 2008)

Source: Michael Marten via Reddit Okay, The Moon, I get it–you have more gravitational pull than me. You don’t have to rub it in on a regular basis with these tides. Share this post using the button below.