Friday, August 28, 2009

Dutch "Moon Rock" Not from Moon

Following the 1969 moon mission, America gave rocks supposedly collected from the moon to some 100 countries, but the one which has been on display at the Rijksmuseum is actually petrified wood.

Once insured for $1/2 million, the rock was recently examined and exposed as a fraud. Dutch curators say they will continue to display the object as a "curiosity." US government officials say they have no explanation for it.

Conspiracy theorists say the original moon landing was actually faked by filming the "astronauts" in a desert.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

1 comment:

  1. Who would have an explanation for a piece of petrified wood being found on the moon? Perhaps those who put it there are also responsible for the slab of rock found on Mars which resembles petrified wood.
    No, hang on! A far more sensible explanation is that sometimes NASA knows what it's looking at and at other times it does not. Who can we trust?

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