FOX Moon-Hoax Anomaly Debunked

From: Ian Goddard (
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 12:30:23 MST

  The "best evidence" I observed on FOX's "Moon Hoax" program
  that was used to support the claim that the Apollo missions
  were a hoax was two Apollo 15 photos with the same mountains
  in the background and yet the lunar module (LM) was only in
  the foreground of one of the two photos. The program said:

FOX Narrator: "These two photos seem to have the same mountain
backdrop, yet the lunar module was only visible in one of them.
Seemingly impossible since the Lem never moved, and its based
remained even after the mission. Some suggest the same artificial
backdrop was used when shooting two entirely separate pictures."

  FOX showed:
  and this:

  I posted the following explanation for this anomaly, which I
  have since confirmed with evidence presented following this:

Gee, the more you think about this "anomaly" the less anomalous
it gets. The LM is closer to the astronauts than the hills or
mountains behind. Each of the two photos in question was clearly
taken from slightly different angles. Being close, the LM is
fast to move out of the camera frame as the photographer changes
location, yet the same movement only shifts the mountains a touch.
So the photo without the LM is explainable as the same mountains
seen from a position in which the LM is not in the view finder.

  That explanation is confirmed by the following evidence.
  At the NASA site I found the two photos FOX showed:

  Now, the following three graphics together form a 360 degree
  panoramic view of the area. Image 2 below shows the mountains
  seen in images A and B above -- they're a section of the full
  mountain range toward the right of image 2 below. Observe
  that in image 2 the lunar module (LM) isn't visible in the
  foreground in front of the mountains from this view. The
  mountains are obviously very large and far away since the
  camera has moved to a position about 100 yards behind the
  LM seen in photo A above, yet the mountains are similar.
  The LM is behind the camera as it faces the mountains and
  thus it is visible 180 degrees opposite in images 1 and 3:


  This means the "anomaly" of the two photos shown on FOX as
  evidence of fake background is explained by the mountains
  being so large they can be seen from many angles and each
  point of view can have a unique set of foreground contents,
  and the shape of the hills hardly changes even though the
  viewer's foreground will have significantly changed. This
  panorama view nullifies what I saw as the "best evidence"
  (assuming it had validity) presented on the FOX program.
  I pasted each of those 3 graphics last listed together
  and they do form a continuos 360-degree panoramic view,
  hence the LM is visible in 1 and 3 due to full rotation.

  Other important points on the FOX "Moon Hoax" program:
  and also

  Asking the "wrong" questions, challenging the Official Story

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