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One of the more popular conspiracy theories involves the historical steps supposedly taken on the moon. The event is shrouded in doubt, and many have found evidence leading them to believe it was fake. Many pictures can be used as evidence, such as a picture showing a stagehand in the reflection of a helmet, or a picture of a waving flag, which is impossible in an environment without gravity.

Many people believe the moon landing was faked, such as senior Olivia Murphy and freshman Macy Reiser.

“There’s a lot of good evidence towards it being fake … since they thought it was staged and they made a film showing that they were on the moon,” Reiser said.“It’s said the flag was moving in the wind but there’s no gravity in space. And how they saw strange reflections from lights and the shadows in the recording from all different angles.”

She brings up a good point, the shadows can be seen as improbable at certain times in the videos taken on the moon.

One reason people doubt the moon landing being faked is because there was no reason to fake the moon landing. Olivia Murphy thinks otherwise.

“I think it was faked because we were rushing to beat Russia to get to the moon and it was a quick easy way to prove that we could get there first,”  Murphy said.

Many people believe it really happened, as we do have the technology to get to the moon. What was stopping anyone from visiting the moon, even in the 1960’s? Freshmen Avery White, Simon Hanus, and Ella Humphry see no reason to believe we didn’t go to the moon.

“Nothing really leads me to believe [that it was real] but I want to believe it, if its not real, then I guess that sucks on our end of the story,” White said.

Another reason to believe it was faked is the videos from the moon. Ella Humphry said she agrees with White, with no evidence being able to convince her it was faked. Simon Hanus is also in agreement.

“No. I watched a video on it, I don’t know, I think it was last year in science class, it was like a mythbusters and it tested everything about the picture, and they tried recreating it and it didn’t work,” Hanus said.

As the internet grows, more and more evidence is exposed to the public. Conspiracy theories are growing by the hour, each with more evidence than the last. The only thing set in stone: the theorists won’t give up until someone admits it was fake.

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