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Apollo Digs #1

In the ongoing course of my delving study through the Apollo era lunar mission photography, certain features have always stood out to me as being anomalous, perhaps artificial. Though these features are far from being or implying proof of any speculation allowing possible technical artifacts or any type of cover-up of same, the impact of implication given by some of the more obvious of these features certainly lead to some rather interesting conclusions. It is fascinating to ponder the possibility that perhaps there was much more to the surface of our sterile, cordite smelling companion than was ever told. I prefer to call our missions there
The Apollo Digs, for dig is what we did.

It is an absolute requirement that we return to the moon, so the Apollo Digs can continue. Until such a time, we can observe through the historical imagery a possible side to the missions unforeseen, and a puzzle that history has left neglected for far too long.

Detailed investigation, or for that matter even simple viewing of the many thousand photographs taken of the lunar surface is a bit hampered by the unavailability of the actual photos or faithfully reproduced digital versions. Many of the images that follow come from high resolution scans of lowest generation prints and negatives. The visible detail and preservation of clarity given by this process is of absolute top quality This allows for a very close look at the various oddities, as well as a method for faithful reproduction of these photos. They are national treasures which must be preserved in pristine quality, and in support of speculations such as this, unimpeachable by imagery reproduction standards. I have not altered any of these images from their received form.

To start, we'll look to a photograph taken during our first lunar landing, Apollo 11, and by none other than Neil Armstrong. It's named East Crater, is roughly 60 meters across, and the items within are some 90 ft or so away from the camera.

 You may have seen this photo before, it was widely popularized both for being one of "the photos that weren't supposed to have been taken" and now for the content I point to. AS11-40-5954 and it's surrounding frames which comprised a pan of this area were supposedly taken by Neil, who went off his planned EVA to photograph it. Neil's mini-expedition to the East Crater and back took 3 minutes 15 seconds and covered about 120 meters, and was only found out about when the film was processed. Must have been interesting to Neil, because he made sure it was in two of the photos in the pan, and one more afterward.

Here is a slightly blander colored yet more highly defined copy of the same image. Because there are various degrees of quality among copies of these images I always strive to come up with better versions. Notice the strange blue reflection in the sky.

Let's see what was so interesting.

If you look along the inside of the small crater, you might notice this little bit of what appears to be either a technical remnant, or a very strange almost mechanically linear arrangement of rusty stone somewhat successfully appearing like a very defunct mobile cart, or some other sort of mechanical debris. There are also other curiosities lying about, I've noted some of them by arrows.

The entire crater is dotted with strange sparkly "impact glass". Neil didn't mention this during observation, but did take pictures of it, thankfully.

I decided to order the rest of the images in this series, the pertinent photos were
 AS11-40-5954 (above), 5955, and 5956 below. The resolution on all are good.


Usually, I leave it to you the viewer to decide for yourself what these features may look like or actually be. In my opinion, they are very artificial in appearance, fascinating, natural or not. In this case I'll take it a little bit further and give you an anaglyphic look at what would most definitely appear to be wreckage of a mechanical nature were it found anywhere but the moon.

Get out your Red/Blue glasses, to see this mind blowing version

You can also now look at the main items in this close up from the above 3-d image


Proceed to

Apollo Digs #2

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