Sure, the super dark shadows on the moon as a result of the lack of an atmosphere might be a little creepy, and it’s a bit sad to learn that mankind has left over 400,000 lbs of garbage on the moon, but neither of those are going to keep the average person up at night wondering what is going on up on the lunar surface. For anyone that has followed all the “moon lore,” #6 on this list is DEFINITELY something strange that could keep a person up at night.
For anyone truly interested in what you find in #6 on this list, Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed is an absolutely awesome documentary that goes in depth into all of the oddities which have either been caught on film during Apollo missions, or spoken about by former astronauts. For your convenience, that documentary is included below. It seems unconscionable that people would still call the stories about what is taking place on the back side of the moon “conspiracy theory.” Some of the most credible sources on the planet insist that not only is there some very disturbing activity happening the back side of the moon, but there is also plenty of it here on earth as well.
Edgar Mitchell, a brilliant man, a PhD from MIT, and the Sixth Man in History to Walk on Moon Insists Aliens Are Actually Responsible For Preventing Nuclear War on Earth During the Cold War. Another very credible figure is Canada’s Former Defense Minister Who Says in an Interview That During His Term in Office, He Counted 4 Different Alien Species Visiting Earth (Video)
Sound crazy? Only if you get your news from the Mainstream Media. in the documentary contained below, Buzz Aldrin very candidly remarks about a UFO that was following his Apollo Spacecraft. Within the first minute of the video Aldrin recalls, “We were smart enough not to say ‘Houston, there’s a light out there. and It’s following us.’” Buzz Aldrin also recalls what Neil Armstrong said when he switched off the main coms and went to the “medical coms” so that millions of people back on Earth would not hear him:
“They’re here, They’re parked on the side of the other side of the crater. They’re watching us.”
The video in #6 from this list is the tip of the iceberg if you find the subject interests you, because OBVIOUSLY what is shown could not take place naturally. That begs the questions, “What is it, and who put it there?”
The Moon is humanity’s nearest companion in our travels in space and the only celestial body that we have had the chance to actually visit. Still, despite its relative closeness and familiarity, our satellite continues to hold many interesting secrets. From its scientific strangeness to the many ways it affects our lives, the Moon is a mystery that is definitely worth a closer look.
Despite being a dead hunk of rock with very little geological activity, the Moon is prone to shaking fits. These earthquake-like tremors are called moonquakes, and there are four different kinds of them. The first three types—deep quakes, vibrations from meteorite impacts, and thermal quakes caused by the Sun’s heat—are relatively harmless. The fourth one, however, can be quite unpleasant. These “shallow” moonquakes can register up to 5.5 on the Richter scale—enough to move large furniture around—and last for a remarkably long 10 minutes. According to NASA, these quakes also have the effect of making the Moon “ring like a bell.”
The frightening thing about moonquakes is that we have no real idea of what causes them. Earth’s earthquakes are usually caused by the movement of tectonic plates, but the Moon doesn’t have any active plate tectonics. Some researchers think they may have some link to Earth’s tidal activity, which is caused by the Moon’s pull. However, this theory is inconclusive, as the tidal forces affect the entirety of the Moon, but moonquakes are usually localized.
#9 The “Twin Planet”
Most people think the Moon is, well, a moon, but there is some talk that it should actually be classified as a planet. For one, it’s far too big to be a “true” moon. Being about one-fourth of the diameter of Earth, it is easily the biggest moon in relation to its planet in our solar system. (Pluto has a moon called Charon that is half its diameter in size, but since Pluto isn’t a real planet anymore, it doesn’t count.)
Because of its large size, the Moon doesn’t actually orbit Earth at all. Instead, Earth and Moon orbit each other, around a point between them. This point is called a barycenter, and the illusion the Moon is actually orbiting Earth comes from the fact that the barycenter is currently located inside the Earth’s crust. The fact that the barycenter remains inside the Earth is pretty much the only reason Earth and Moon aren’t classified as a twin planet, instead of a planet and its satellite. However, this may change in the future.
#8 Moon Trash
Everybody knows that man has been on the Moon, but not everyone is aware that he treated the place like a picnic area. Over time, the astronauts who visited the Moon managed to leave quite a bit of trash behind. It is estimated that there’s 181,437 kilograms (about 400,000 lbs) of man-made materials lying around the Moon.
Don’t worry, though—it’s not as if the astronauts have been purposely littering the place and throwing sandwich wrappers and banana peels everywhere. Most of that garbage is debris from various experiments, space probes and lunar rovers. Some of it is, in fact, still functional today. There is also some real trash, however, such as astronaut poop containers. Gross.
#7 The Moon Is A Burial Ground
Eugene “Gene” Shoemaker, a famous astronomer and geologist, was something of a legend in his field. He invented the scientific research of cosmic impacts and came up with the methods and techniques that Apollo astronauts used to research the Moon.
Shoemaker wanted to be an astronaut himself, but was turned down because of a minor medical issue. Throughout his life, this remained his biggest disappointment. Still, hoping against hope, Shoemaker kept on dreaming that he would some day visit the Moon. When he died, NASA fulfilled his most precious wish and sent his ashes to the Moon with the Lunar Prospector in 1998. His ashes remain there, scattered among moon dust.
#6 Lunar Anomalies