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(astronaut) Three, two, one, zero.

60 seconds.

(Buzz Aldrin) I saw this illumination

that was moving with respect to the stars.

We were smart enough to not say,

"Houston, there's a light out there that's following us."

So, technically, it becomes an unidentified flying object.

(Ken Johnston) While Neil and Buzz were on the lunar surface,

Neil switched to the medical channel

and spoke directly with the chief medical officer, saying,

"They're here. They're parked on the side of the crater.

They're watching us."

(Allan Sturm) I spotted a lot of stuff

that seemed to not belong on the moon.


And it has very distinct features of a satellite dish.

It's got the dish itself, the crater shape.

It's got a long spike

that appears to come out of the middle,

all sorts of stuff that looks exactly like

a satellite dish on Earth looks.

There's an interesting picture on the moon

that does appear to show something

that could be a bridge, maybe a pipe,

could be an inching worm.

(Edgar Mitchell) I have no doubt that

extra-terrestrials could very well have populated

or made structures on the far side of the moon.

The reaction of numerous

space defence officials was fear and astonishment.

(Nick Redfern) It would make sense that governments

and military agencies

might well be quaking in their boots

wondering who's built these structures.

Where are they from? What do they want?

(Ron Collins) There is one object that reminds people of

a cooling tower from a nuclear power plant.

Any species that could travel through the stars,

enough to put a base on the moon,

wouldn't have to blink before they could take care of us.

The other thing that is inside this lunar module

looks like a woman,

and this is the alien that they recovered from the ship.

There was a study done by the Brookings Institute

in the early 1960s, so before NASA went to the moon.

There was, sort of, this idea that

if we were to have any kind of interaction

with alien life-form or intelligence

that maybe we shouldn't tell the public

because the public might not be able to handle it.

(narrator) As the 45th anniversary

of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon dawns,

there are many mysteries about man's

first lunar landing that remain unsolved.

What did the astronauts actually encounter there?

What made NASA stop going back to the moon after Apollo 17?

Is there evidence of an alien presence on the moon

and perhaps all around us?

(camera shutter clicking)

These startling photographs

recently discovered in NASA's official archive

were taken by the Apollo astronauts themselves.

The gigantic artificial-looking structures they document,

which have never been shown on television before,

seem to defy simple scientific explanation.

Could this be a nuclear power plant of some kind?

A massive satellite dish trained on Earth?

Even an alien fortress?

We took the pictures

to some of the brightest people of our world,

and nobody can say for sure what these structures represent.

Military experts tell us

that if there is an alien base on the moon,

it poses a serious threat to humanity.

Tonight, we'll examine all the evidence.

We'll attempt to determine if such an alien menace exists,

and we'll investigate the baffling case of Apollo 20.

Could this really be a female alien

recovered during a secret mission to the moon

just a few years after the Apollo program supposedly ended?

You decide for yourself, as we investigate

"Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed."

(narrator) Look at the skies around the world.

(man gasping)

(man) It's descending

at an extremely alarming rate of speed.

(narrator) Over the United States, Russia,

and China, UFOs are being reported in record numbers.

(woman speaking in foreign language)

(narrator) You are looking at what might be

actual alien beings caught on camera.

This extraordinary video,

shot by an American researcher in Turkey,

purportedly shows a hovering extra-terrestrial spaceship

piloted by E.T.s known as the "greys."

Look closely at the footage.

The two aliens

appear to be moving around

in what might be the craft's cockpit.

When the craft came back to the same area two days later,

its appearance changed.

Then two nights later,

it hovered again, apparently under one alien pilot's control,

lit by the moonlight.

And what can explain this enormous disc shaped craft

navigating over our moon

and this gigantic cube positioned on the lunar surface?

Both were caught on video

by a British videographer named John Lenard Walson

using a specially designed telescope he assembled.

No matter what the answers are,

current mass interest in extra-terrestrials

clearly is at an all-time high.

The sheer number of websites, blogs, YouTube channels,

social-media accounts, pages,

everything dedicated to UFOs and aliens,

I think really speaks to how much we are fastened with

and want to believe in alien life and UFOs.

(narrator) And there are also signs an alien

presence could be solar system-wide.

Take a look at this incredible event

captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite

on March 11, 2012.

What is happening to our sun?

There appears to be an Earth-size disc

in the corona extracting plasma

from the sun's surface.

Then, hours later, the dark orb seems to pull away,

releasing the plasma filament bands.

Many experts are puzzled.

I can't explain what that is,

but I can definitely see why

aliens may be interested in taking plasma.

A lot of these UFOs seem to be encircled by plasma-type energy.

So plasma could be a fuel for these aliens.

It would make perfect sense if some of these crafts are

fuelled by plasma that they would go to the sun

and actually draw plasma from it to charge their craft.

(narrator) And what is happening on the moon?

Earlier this year,

millions of people began poring

over this image captured by Google Moon

that many major news outlets

suggested could be an alien base.

Writer Lee Speigel covered the story for the popular

Huffington Post.

Recently, something came to my attention

that someone had used the Google Moon application

and this person

zoomed in closer and closer and came up with an image.

It's triangular,

two lines with seven lights

perfectly spaced between each other

and that those lights are sitting

what looks like a black surface,

and then immediately below the black surface

is a very bright white light.

And so the questions started coming up,

is this an extra-terrestrial colony?

What is this on the moon?

(narrator) Though some researchers have called this

a digital artefact,

others still feel it could be an actual lunar construction.

Is it an installation?

We really don't know other than the fact

that it has these angles,

it has these bright lights,

and it really does appear to be

handmade in some form, I believe.

(narrator) Perhaps concern over unexplained images

like these is prompting governments to investigate.

October 1, 2010.

China launches its Chang'e 2 lunar orbiter.

Soon, Web surfers everywhere

are mesmerised by this stunning image.

(Redfern) This particular piece of footage

seems to show what looks like an installation,

a facility, a factory maybe, on the surface of the moon.

It kind of looks like an aerial photograph

of something along the lines of a North Pole

installation or outpost.

Clear angles, right angles,

seeming to show

something like an intelligently built structure.

The big question is, what is it? What's it being used for?

(narrator) The vivid picture sparked heated debate

among believers and sceptics alike.

(Redfern) It was all over the place, all around the world.

Not just UFO researchers were reading it and watching it,

but actually members of the general public, as well,

in their millions.

(narrator) But top lunar researchers soon discovered

that the image comes not from the Chinese orbiter,

but from the archives of NASA.

It turns out that it's actually a Lunar Orbiter photograph,

so it's actually something NASA took a picture of.

The problem is, while it looks really authentic

and it's certainly impressive and there's no question

that if it's a legitimate photo that it's artificial,

the reality is that there's no frame number associated with it,

so nobody really knows what to go back and check.

(narrator) Despite the image's original misidentification

as coming from the Chinese space program,

China's recent landing of a rover on the moon

might have sparked renewed interest in the rovers

NASA is currently operating on Mars.

April 8, 2014.

TV news outlets throughout America

began reporting how this puzzling bright light

was captured on or beneath

the planet Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover.

Though some scientists

suspect it could be caused by the sun's reflection

or cosmic rays,

no one knows for sure what the origin is.

Then, earlier this year,

people pored over this perplexing image

that UFO sites suggested was an alien face.

It wasn't the first time a "face" on Mars

captured the public's imagination.

In 1976,

these pictures, taken by NASA's Viking orbiter

of a sphinx-like mesa located near huge pyramids

in an area called Cydonia,

inspired millions

to think aliens might have built these things

and perhaps the Egyptian monuments, too,

due to the obvious geometric similarities.

But some scientists

who were initially excited about the cosmic implications

say more recent NASA pictures

might help explain the faces' human appearance.

When I grew up in the '70s,

of course the Viking images showed that --

that unusual face in the Cydonia region.

But when we got the Mars Global Surveyor out

and started to take different camera angles,

different lighting angles,

it became quite obvious that it was just a large mesa

with very interesting lighting angles

that made it look like a face.

(narrator) Nevertheless, signs an E.T. race

might have built an outpost closer to Earth

came the same year

the Viking orbiter image made headlines with the publication

of the book Somebody Else Is on the Moon.

Its author pointed to very unusual NASA photos,

including one of a lunar region called Mare Crisium,

where years earlier,

newspapers reported a bridge had mysteriously appeared.

But the Mare Crisium image

taken by the Apollo 16 astronauts

seems to contain structures much more startling

and potentially ominous.

So you have an object like the castle wall.

It looks like a castle wall.

It looks like it's got three little arrow slits,

maybe some embattlements at the top.

Off to the side you see something

that looks more like a platform,

and extruding from the centre of it is this tower-type object.

It definitely extrudes up.

It's got a shadow out to the side.

The thing it's sitting on is very interesting

because it's very circular, very round.

And also it seems to have some shadow underneath it.

Some people see what you might term as a cooling tower

from a nuclear power plant.

(narrator) Other researchers contend

the so-called castle wall at Mare Crisium

actually resembles a fortress

with a turret, or pipe of some kind, extending out of it,

casting a dark shadow underneath.

Could this be an enormous weapon

defending an entire nuclear complex?

Not only was this spar

jutting out at, apparently, a 45-degree angle

with a ball-appearing object on the very end of it,

there have been estimates that this structure

may be as much as a mile. In diameter and width.

Well, there certainly is something artificial.

(narrator) An equally perplexing NASA photo.

included in the book Somebody Else Is on the Moon,

seemed to show unknown objects

carving long, deep tracks into the lunar terrain.

And at least one of these objects

apparently had the ability to move in mystifying ways.

If you follow these back to their point of origin,

the one in the foreground rolled up and out of a crater.

To me, this photograph was, in my mind, beyond any doubt,

the smoking gun of activity on the moon.

Inexplicable activity on the moon.

(narrator) Indications that NASA,

and possibly the US Central Intelligence Agency,

were determined to keep such baffling lunar activity

a secret can be seen

in the harrowing story of petroleum engineer

Vito Saccheri.

With a copy of Somebody Else Is on the Moon in hand,

he and a friend stormed the gates

of NASA's Houston Spaceflight Centre

shortly after the Apollo missions ended,

demanding to see sharp versions

of the pictures the book contained.

But he was stonewalled from the start.

There were endless meetings,

endless numbers of forms we had to fill out,

but it was clear they were trying to discourage us.

They didn't want us to go any further.

So we got back on the phone

and we go call them back and said, "You know what?

We got this book. We're gonna duplicate a thousand copies,

and I don't care if we got to drop them in there

by helicopter.

We're spreading this information around.

We got a call back and said, "All right,

we'll make arrangements

for you to have access to these photographs."

(narrator) The images he was permitted to view,

in a high-security archive,

revealed things literally out of this world.

Saccheri was overwhelmed.

We were escorted into the-- into this room,

and it's like five or six of these full-length tables.

Turned out to be more than a thousand pictures.

But the resolution was very high, and at that moment,

the whole occasion...

... turned.

It became almost...

...solemn .

'Cause we knew what we were looking at.

And we knew what it meant.

There are structures there. There were pipelines.

The bridges were clear as a bell.

There was machinery.

There were tank tracks, what appeared to be tank tracks.

When I looked at those clear images,

we knew that we were looking at an existing,

or at least an ancient, technology.

These things didn't grow. These things were manufactured.

These things were built, and they were built on a huge scale.

(narrator) A massive scale that suggests a race of beings

we might not be able to successfully confront

should we have to.

If hostile extra-terrestrials are on the surface of the moon

and are planning some sort of assault on the earth,

if we're dealing with creatures,

with entities that are far in advance of us,

I often wonder, would we even stand a chance?

(narrator) As we've just seen,

there is growing evidence of an alien presence in our skies,

in the solar system... and, most shockingly,

on the surface of the moon.

Investigators point to this NASA photo

taken by the Apollo 16 astronauts

and can identify what appears to be a huge fortress

consisting of a towering cylindrical structure

positioned next to what might be a gun turret

extending out for more than a mile in the Mare Crisium region.

Is this proof from NASA's own archive of an alien base

existing on the side of the moon that always faces Earth?

And might this base

even include a massive satellite dish?

Experts see the dish and its location as a cause for alarm.

(Redfern) If we, the general public,

can see this imagery on the surface of the moon,

then it's clear that military

military and government agencies can, as well.

They might well be, sort of,

quaking in their boots wondering,

who's built these structures?

Where are they from? What do they want?

(narrator) If what researchers say is right,

that this is potentially

an armed atomic facility of some kind,

then the advanced extra-terrestrial race

of beings who built it managed to include something nearby

that Earth-based telecommunications companies

can only be in awe of.

(Danielle Y. Wyrick) People will look at Asada crater

and see something that looks like a satellite dish,

maybe even with a base underneath.

(Bara) It has very, very clear,

very distinct features of a satellite dish.

It's got the dish itself, the crater shape.

It's got a long spike that appears to come out of the middle,

and then down below you can see structural members, crossbeams,

all sorts of stuff that looks exactly like

a satellite dish on Earth looks.

(narrator) Top researchers are convinced

what we are looking at is nothing

less than an engineered technological wonder,

miles in diameter.

Its intricacies are hard to ignore.

Look at what might be a parabolic reflector dish,

a sub reflector mounted on a mast over the dish,

and an underlying substructure

of girders and supports that not only hold up the dish,

they also house the mechanism

that rotates and aims the dish in a specific direction.

When, you know, you make a visual comparison

where it matches up exactly

with something terrestrial that's artificial,

my conclusion is, well, that's what it is.

It's not a funny-looking crater.

It really is a satellite dish.

(narrator) Remember,

this is very close to the possible nuclear installation

and its protective armament.

Might it be a listening device to the stars?

Our Earth? Or an alien home planet?

There appeared to be radar installations,

the kind of radio telescope dishes

that are used by the SETI organisation

in their search for extra-terrestrial intelligence.

When they're sending signals from Earth into outer space,

they use these dishes.

We've all seen them. We all know what they look like.

And there are several of these dishes on the moon.

(Redfern) Are they monitoring us?

Are they watching us?

Are they preparing for an attack?

We just really don't know.

(narrator) This gargantuan one, measuring miles in diameter,

looks big enough to hear an interplanetary whisper.

If we could build stuff that big and make it useful

and find ways to put it to good use, we would do so.

We just can't build them that big ourselves.

But a very advanced ancient civilization

with higher technology almost certainly could.

(narrator) But there are scientists

who have suggested this is the remnants

of a naturally occurring crater called Asada,

formed from being decimated by meteors

striking the lunar surface nearby over eons of time.

So, a hundred, a million years later, ten million years later,

another impact blast happens somewhere close,

and it blows all of the loose regolith material away,

so what we're left with is effectively the shell

of that original impact crater, left almost looking freestanding

now by itself on the lunar surface.

(narrator) Despite such prosaic attempts

to explain away something

so visually compelling, Edgar Mitchell,

the sixth Apollo astronaut to walk on the moon,

is not so dismissive.

I suspect they're looking at us.

They're busy, have been busy studying us.

That's true.

I have no doubt that extra-terrestrials

could very well have populated,

or made structures on the far side of the moon.

(narrator) Though he hasn't seen the structures himself,

Mitchell has a good idea of what he'd find.

(Mitchell) First of all, they've got to have habitat.

I suspect E.T.s have to sleep and eat like we do.

They maybe have different bodies and so forth,

but they still have nourishment problems.

They'd have to have structures that support those necessities.

(Amy Shira Teitel) I think it's interesting

that Apollo 14 astronaut

Ed Mitchell walked on the moon,

is also such a firm believer in aliens.

It strikes me as very interesting

that somebody who devoted their life to science and who actually

went to the moon and was there

for science and with technological backing

has this interesting connection with alien belief.

(narrator) Mitchell's belief in aliens existing on the moon

has been recently validated by the book

ULOs: Unidentified Lunar Objects Revealed in NASA Photography.

But its author did not initially set out to find

what some experts now regard as definitive evidence

of alien constructions on the moon.

Originally I was just going to make a coffee-table book

of the best picture I could take with my eight-inch telescope

and then on the other page,

a photo from the Apollo missions of the same area.

I started to see a lot of strange things

on the surface of the moon.

(narrator) Beginning with official NASA images

taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts,

Sturm soon pin pointed complex geometric structures

that clearly looked unnatural.

Startled and confused about his discovery, he sought answers.

(Sturm) I did further research on the topic

and started to see what other people had been talking about...

...that there may be structures on the surface of the moon

from some kind of alien presence.

(narrator) A presence even sceptically minded experts

are hard-pressed to explain.

(Sturm) I visited with an archaeologist

at one of the colleges in Tucson,

and she happened to be a doctorate in archaeology,

and I started showing her some of these images.

She was, kind of, stunned by them.

And then I exposed to her that these were actually on the moon.

And she said to me,

"Had you not told me those were on the moon,

I would have told you those were man-made."

(narrator) Could this be yet another

gigantic E.T. satellite station

large enough to be seen from orbit?

Filmed by the Apollo 8 astronauts,

it's located close to the far side of the moon.

It suggests an alien presence

extends to the lunar side

perpetually hidden from human eyes.

There's so many examples of these things

that it's undeniable.

Someone needs to sit down and look at this stuff

and really, really check it out.

That's what has to happen.

(narrator) Perhaps that was a primary directive

of the Apollo 8 mission itself.

To not only focus its cameras on the far side of the moon,

but to actually spy on aliens

occupying a place the United States government

wanted to control as a military staging area of last resort

in case of a nuclear war with the former Soviet Union.

(Redfern) It's kind of ironic that at the dawning of the 1960s,

the US Army had a significant project

in place called Project Horizon.

And this was essentially a program to build a manned base

on the surface of the moon.

And the idea was that in the event

that the Soviets launched a sneak attack

on the United States,

if in a worst-case scenario, a lot of the US military bases

got taken out, at least we could launch a counterattack

with missiles situated on the surface of the moon.

But the big irony is we chose not to build a base,

but, very possibly,

somebody else from somewhere else has done exactly that.

(narrator) According to experts

now studying provocative NASA pictures

that show mysterious artificial structures existing on the moon,

there's clear evidence an alien race

might have built fortifications and possible weapons systems

for either offensive or defensive purposes.

(Redfern) When we see things like facilities,

installations, factories, in some cases,

what even look like radar dishes

and possibly even nuclear installations

on the surface of the moon,

I think it would pay us to be wary, as well.

(narrator) Many of these official NASA photographs

were taken by Apollo 8,

the US mission that beat the Russians

in putting men into lunar orbit.

Its cameras focused on the far side,

capturing inexplicable structures

highly indicative of intelligent design.

But NASA and the United States government were possibly already

aware of alien structures on the far side of the moon,

thanks to their Russian space rivals.

Two years before and four years to the day

of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing,

an unmanned Soviet spacecraft, Zond 3,

took two pictures of mysterious objects

that have baffled experts for decades.

(Bara) One of them showed

an absolutely crystal-clear

tower sticking up out of the surface of the moon.

You could not see through it.

It appeared to be a solid object.

And there's no way that anything

sticking straight up out of the lunar surface like that,

22 miles high it would have been, could possibly be natural.

It has to be artificial.

Another image a little bit later in the orbit,

it took a picture of what appeared to be

a sort of shattered dome-type structure,

again sticking five, ten miles above the lunar surface.

It had holes punched in the roof of it

and absolutely clearly cannot, should not be there.

There's no natural model under which either one of these objects

can be on these photographs, yet there they are.

And they've been on these official Russian photographs now for...

for over 40 years.

(narrator) Enhancements of the damaged dome

suggest there has been a significant amount of deterioration,

most likely from long-term bombardment of meteors.

Yet the dome still looks very geometric.

Could this be remnants of an alien habitat?

Whether the Apollo 8 astronauts

were aware of the Soviet Zond 3 photos

remains unclear.

But they did manage to film their own inexplicable tower

that has mystified experts.

Could this be a lunar skyscraper with a broadcasting antenna?

And how could this perplexing Apollo 8 image of enormous structures

so clearly artificial-looking

be anything but the work of intelligent beings?

There's an interesting picture on the moon

that does appear to show something

that could be a bridge,

maybe a pipe, could be an inching worm.

But the reality is,

is that image is taken off of the edge of an impact crater

right in the ejecta blanket,

so right in the middle of the blast zone.

(narrator) Scientists are hard-pressed

to explain it naturally.

(Wyrick) So it's theoretically possible

that some of this material may have

formed bridges of some sort.

But it's probably most likely

that this was just a jumble of material

and that's how it ended up landing.

(narrator) Take a good look at the arching bridge

and the obvious shadow it casts.

On Earth, it would dwarf any raised

roadway mankind has ever erected.

And what does the worm-like piping

positioned on top of the adjacent structure represent?

Using technology similar to what NASA uses

for creating 3-D virtual views

of 2-dimensional features on planets,

we can see what it would be like to fly under, around,

and over the structures.

It's easy to appreciate the alarming scale involved here.

Whatever the structures are,

they appear to be architectural marvels

constructed long before humans

touched down on the lunar surface.

Might the builders have been monitoring NASA missions,

anticipating our arrival?

I saw this illumination

that was moving with respect to the stars.

We were smart enough to not say,

"Houston, there's a light out there that's following us."

So technically it becomes an unidentified flying object.

(narrator) Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin,

the second man to walk on the moon,

admits a UFO seemingly tracked the spacecraft

from a relatively close distance.

Although he persistently denies allegations that he

and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong

encountered aliens on the moon,

other former members of NASA say otherwise.

(Johnston) There have been a lot of rumours about what actually took place

during the lunar mission while

Neil and Buzz were on the lunar surface

back at the Johnson Space Centre

during a couple of minutes of broken communication.

Neil switched over to the medical channel

to speak directly with the chief medical officer of the mission,

and at that, the comment was, he says, "They're here.

They're parked around the rim of the crater,

and they're watching us."

(narrator) Interestingly, the late Neil Armstrong

made cryptic comments at the White House in 1994

for the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

that have made many people wonder

if a cover-up might be involved.

We leave you much that is undone.

There are great ideas undiscovered,

breakthroughs available to

those who can remove one of truth's protective layers.

There are places to go beyond belief.

I've always wondered why Neil Armstrong

mentioned something about pulling back a veil

of secrecy in science and truth in that press conference

on the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.

I mean, I have no idea what he was referencing,

and I don't think we'll ever know.

(narrator) Yet another NASA mission,

the one E.T. believer Edgar Mitchell was on,

might have filmed the definitive evidence of aliens on the moon.

(Johnston) The Apollo 14 mission was a really pivotal mission.

Most people don't realise that only two of the astronauts

were actually walked on the surface of the moon.

The other one stayed on board in the command module

and continued to circle around and around the moon

and taking film strips and photographs

so we were completely covering all of the backside of the moon.

(narrator) Back on Earth,

the footage was shown to one of NASA's top astronomers.

During the viewing,

an extraordinary sequence came on-screen.

(Johnston) The command module's coming around the backside of the moon

with the cameras rolling.

There's, like, a cluster of five

little domes with lights shining inside,

and there was one of them that there looked like a column of

steam or something projected up from the top.

So there was something really there.

I guarantee you, there was certainly something

that was not a natural occurrence on the moon.

(narrator) But when the footage was played again the next day

for NASA engineers,

the key section with the mysterious domes

had somehow disappeared.

I took the film out, and there was no splices.

There was no cuts and all the holes lined up.

That means within 24 hours,

they had to have taken the film out, cut the portion out,

made a copy, airbrushed it out, spliced it back in,

and then made a duplicate of it and had it available to him.

(narrator) Such accusations that NASA has routinely airbrushed out

evidence of alien activity acquired during space missions

has swirled for decades.

But sceptics are not so easily convinced.

If a NASA photo manager told me that he had screened Apollo 14 footage

for astronomers that had shown

some sort of glowing lights on the moon

that then that section of the film was spliced out,

I would wonder whether the film was damaged.

I would wonder if there was a reason

that the film had to be tampered with.

I wouldn't necessarily say it's covering up aliens.

(narrator) But NASA might have had motivation

to cover up E.T. artefacts on the moon.

Prior to the Apollo missions, a Brookings Institute report

warned NASA officials that such a discovery of an E.T. presence

would result in nothing short

of the disintegration of society as we know it.

(Bara) There definitely appears to be,

between all of the different things that I've looked at,

there definitely appears to be an agenda

to keep hidden from the general public

what's actually on the moon.

There's no question that there's

artificial structures and bases there,

and that's just something that NASA does not want people to realise.

The governmental belief

is that if enough people actually came to the conclusion

that there was some sort of forward base, an advanced base,

on the moon that we would go crazy,

we would stop going to work, we would stop being productive,

our society would stop moving forward,

everything would grind to a halt,

and we'd be thrown back into the Stone Age.

(narrator) Maybe that's one reason why Buzz Aldrin,

when asked to view photos

containing potential alien structures,

refused to do so,

suggesting that others at NASA had that responsibility.

No, wait a minute.

Don't you think the people who designed the camera,

sent it out as an experiment when the pictures came back,

they looked at them to see if there was anything unusual?

And they didn't find anything.

If they had, either we got some people

who were scared to talk about it or they're withholding evidence.

And that's not what science is about.

Science is about informing people

what evidence has been found.

And those are experts.

(narrator) But how can any expert explain away this startling photo

shot by the Apollo 11 astronauts showing what appears to be

a gigantic flying saucer parked on the lunar surface?

It looks distinctly artificial,

with some sort of machine ridges

or indentions running all the way

around the top that are almost decorative in appearance.

Overall, it resembles a classic alien ship.

Yet Aldrin still would not look at the baffling picture

despite the fact he was likely involved in shooting it.

I don't want to even get involved in it.

Is Aldrin hiding something about this saucer that was caught

in official NASA photography sitting on the surface of the moon?

To confirm the saucer photo isn't doctored,

we decided to take it to a top imaging analyst.

Coming up later,

his exclusive investigation and astonishing conclusions.

(narrator) Though Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin

would not comment on official NASA photos

containing possible evidence of aliens on the moon,

one astonishing picture taken during his historic mission

shows what looks like a huge saucer

or intricately designed building.

(Redfern) We see the clear angles,

which seem to suggest intelligent construction.

The big question is, who by?

Is it some sort of secret space program?

Is it aliens? We just don't know.

But I think the onus is on us to try and find out further.

(narrator) Look at this perplexing NASA photo

of the moon's Kepler crater...

...taken by the Lunar Orbiter 3 in 1967.

It is causing heated debate on the Internet

and within the UFO research community.

The entire crater looks like a strip mine.

Part of the top rim has been completely sheared off,

and a large piece of the wall

that was somehow cut away lies beneath inside.

There's a massive pile of rubble or possibly destroyed buildings

in the centre, perhaps a mile and a half down.

And an enormous white rectangular slab

could be hiding something very large

where the left side of the crater rim had been.

The area in front suggests some form

of a concrete piping grid is sticking out.

And the oval openings of these pipes or tubes

embedded there could be designed to vent some gas or vapour.

Not surprisingly,

a suspicious sign NASA might be concerned about this photo

showing potential alien activity on the moon

can be found in this picture

NASA released several years later of the same crater.

It looks completely different, almost pristine.

The crater rim is now completely intact,

the wall appearing untouched by excavation.

Maybe it's not the crater that has changed,

but rather the photographic details.

And a former NASA employee says,

"Doctoring a photo like this is all part of the job."

Donna Hare remembers the first time

she witnessed a NASA colleague

altering a similarly provocative image.

One showing a hovering flying saucer.

I looked at him, and I said, "Is it a UFO?"

And he's smiling at me,

and he crosses his arms and he says,

"I can't tell you that."

And I said,

"What are you going to do with this piece of information?"

He says, "We have to airbrush these out."

After I realised that, I started asking different people

that worked out there, and what I found was

some people knew about it and other people didn't.

But the people that told me that there was a cover-up

would tell me off-site.

They wouldn't talk about it.

They'd tell me, "Don't ever say I said it or I'll say I didn't."

(narrator) Hare reveals that retouching out possible evidence of aliens

in our skies and on the lunar surface is par for the course.

And NASA has strict guidelines

for deciding what images to alter.

(Hare) What was censored in the photographs was

technology that's not related to us,

really, that is really high-tech.

The craft that I saw being taken out was right over the trees.

I don't know of anything that can hover like that.

One time I went into the slide lab where they airbrush,

and the woman that was airbrushing out negatives,

she was trying to cover up something on the moon.

(narrator) But this eye-opening footage,

shot by Apollo 8 as the astronauts

circled the moon, has never been suppressed

nor explained, for that matter.

Is it evidence of possible industrial-like

technology existing there?

In 1968, as Apollo 8 flew over the lunar surface,

one of their cameras captured an anomaly.

It looks similar to a smokestack

jutting from the surface of the moon.

And just as the camera passes by,

it appears to release some kind of a jet, like a little cloud

that drifts to the right.

(narrator) According to researchers,

what makes the film sequence so extraordinary is how it's shot.

One thing that makes this footage special

is that you can see motion within the span of stills.

I mean, as the camera is moving over the lunar surface,

you actually see this smokestack like anomaly change perspective

as it gets closer and closer to the camera.

(astronaut) Russians saw they saw smoke rising from Kepler,

but in the medium, there's no smoke evidence.

(narrator) Apollo 8 was flying 70 miles above the lunar surface

when it shot this footage.

Viewable in both black and white and colour,

the smokestack has been estimated

to be more than a thousand feet tall.

Is this gigantic structure

somehow connected to the same vast mining operation

seemingly documented

in NASA's Lunar Orbiter 3-162 photo

of Kepler crater?

Also, what exactly is being mined here

and throughout the moon?

Scientists have discovered

the moon's surface is rich with helium 3,

a fuel that can, in theory,

run highly efficient nuclear fusion reactors.

Helium 3 could well be the solution

to the world's growing energy needs.

Its existence on the moon was confirmed

during the Apollo 17 mission.

There are altogether 15 tons of helium 3 on Earth,

while the moon holds more than five million tons

trapped in the surface material called regolith.

(Joshua P. Warren) This helium 3 on the moon could be used not only by us,

but by aliens.

And what we are seeing is part of the mining operation.

(narrator) Could this also explain the apparent equipment

carving deep tracks in the lunar surface like a circular saw?

Or pipelines crossing over the lunar terrain?

Spigots and valves?

And huge pipes crossing over entire craters,

such as what this extraordinary photo, researchers

discovered at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

a few years ago, seems to show.

(Don Ecker) So, the photograph was so incredible.

It had a pipe running through a crater

going from one wall to the other wall,

proceeding underground where you could follow it on top,

the surface, to what appeared to be a cliff,

and this pipe extended right through the cliff

out into the open, and it had a very unusual

what appeared to be extension on the end of the pipe.

It can only be artificial.

(narrator) The extension looks remarkably like

a funnel-shaped pipe fitting

positioned on top of a vertical pole pointing up into space.

Perhaps the funnel regulates the venting of vapour,

like what's seen in the Apollo 8 smokestack footage.

Whether we are seeing the mining for nuclear fusion materials

or some sort of thermal venting on the moon,

most experts say one thing is clear.

The photo evidence is authentic,

and the puzzling lunar structures

must have some connection to each other.

Take, for example, this inexplicable structure

that plainly should not exist on the moon

in a location NASA had scrutinised heavily

prior to putting men on the surface.

There's an area on the moon called Sinus Medii,

which basically means "the sea in the middle,"

and it's one of the areas

that's been the most photographed

because, initially, it was thought

it might be a good landing site

for the first Apollo lunar landing.

Now, there is one particular photograph of this area,

and in one of the frames, you see this thing,

this tower sticking up out of the ground,

which has this wire assembly at the very top of it,

which looks like two ends of a paper clip

wrapped around a pencil

or a post or something like that sticking a mile or two miles

out of the lunar surface.

(narrator) While the base of the structure is partly in shadow,

the metallic top is quite unique,

not only because of its unusual shape,

but because of how it reflects the light in two directions.

It's an amazing structure. There's no way to explain it.

And it's unquestionably authentic because it came off of images,

data, negatives that we got right out

NASA's own archives.

(narrator) Could this bizarre array be a beacon of some sort

more sensitive than anything we have on earth?

Or a warning device

designed to alert the inhabitants

of unwelcome visitors?

NASA might be asking the very same questions,

considering how many of Earth's space probes

have mysteriously vanished around nearby planets

and, most notably, Mars.

(narrator) An extraordinary photo snapped by Apollo 11

seems to document a mysterious saucer was parked on the moon

as Buzz Aldrin and flight commander Neil Armstrong

made their way down to their meeting with destiny.

Aldrin won't discuss the shocking saucer image

or other NASA photos

researchers have uncovered

showing potential alien artefacts.

But we've asked a top imaging expert his opinion about the picture.

And tonight, he'll reveal whether or not this is hard proof

Apollo 11 was not alone that historic day 45 years ago.

Yet Aldrin is encouraging the world,

and our space program, to focus on another moon

that might have an alien artefact on it.

Though he isn't sure

if this rectangular object embedded in the Martian moon

Phobos is of intelligent origin or not,

Aldrin considers Phobos an ideal launching point

for a mission to the Red Planet, no matter what the structure is.

(Aldrin) I can't conceive of it being other than a naturally formed

rock formation.

How? I don't know.

That's not my business.

I look to other people who are into the mechanics

of what would form a moon like that.

Is it an asteroid?

Is it the sum of things that came together

like the asteroid belt?

Did it get chipped off somewhere?

I have no idea.

(narrator) It was while researching landing sites on Phobos

that Aldrin learned of the monolith,

a huge stone slab almost 300 feet across

that is similar to the alien structure

in the classic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Aldrin finds it interesting

that a scientist has come forward supporting the notion

this could be artificial.

It surprised me that an extremely credible person,

a professor, who is part of

professional societies in the subject

of settlements and colonization,

he's aware of this and he says absolutely, without a doubt,

it is not a natural formation.

He didn't know anything other than that,

but he just says it-- it's just not.

(narrator) And Aldrin recognises

that such academic support in the alien origin hypothesis

for the Phobos monolith

could help get people excited

about exploring Mars and its moons.

I am interested in the public

supporting what we're doing for varieties of reasons.

And if some kooky part of the public over here thinks that--

that this monolith has been put there by aliens, fine.

They're gonna create a lot of enthusiasm,

and it's gonna get people wondering,

and they're not gonna be satisfied

until it's proven one way or the other,

and even then...

(narrator) Phobos has always been a source of controversy.

In the early 1960s,

several prominent physicists claimed that the moon

was actually an artificial satellite

pulled into Martian orbit by aliens.

The theory has its supporters even today.

But there's a bigger mystery about Phobos,

unsolved for almost 30 years,

one which investigators are still trying to explain.

The Soviet Union in July of 1988

launched two probes to Mars, Phobos 1 and Phobos 2.

Now, approximately a month or so after launch,

Phobos 1 disappeared.

The Russians lost it.

Now, they attributed this loss

to a combination of computer and human error.

(narrator) But the story that subsequently emerged is far more chilling.

Russian researchers went public

claiming a shadowy unidentified craft

may have destroyed Phobos 1

before going on to eliminate Phobos 2

in a startling sequence of events captured on film.

Just before vanishing forever,

Phobos 2 photographed what might be

a gigantic alien spaceship

with bad intentions.

Broadcast on Russian television and described as a thin ellipse,

the image resembles a needle

or dagger aimed at the Martian moon.

Whatever its true shape,

it is estimated to be larger than any craft

mankind has conceived of.

I'm talking about 25 kilometres in length

and a kilometre and a half in diameter.

Now, according to Glavkosmos, the Russian agency at that time,

this object or something turned toward their spacecraft

and rammed it, knocked it out of orbit.

The American defence establishment

curiously remains silent about the incident,

perhaps because American probes

have reportedly been destroyed near Mars, as well.

We do know for certain that several

unmanned missions, spacecraft missions,

to Mars that had been launched by NASA,

that we lost several.

And these were expensive missions

that as they got closer to Mars,

suddenly they just stopped operating.

It didn't have a response. It happened at least two times

where we lost billion-dollar spacecraft for unknown reasons,

and NASA still has never come forward

with what they know really happened.

(narrator) Is NASA withholding information about a dangerous alien presence

operating around Mars?

Recent photographs taken by the Mars Curiosity rover

suggest a UFO similar to what seemingly destroyed Russian,

and perhaps US space probes,

might still be patrolling the Martian skies.

Earlier this year, the rover's cameras

captured an almost identical cylindrical-shaped UFO

as the one Phobos 2 photographed back in 1989

right before it was obliterated.

This time, the cylinder appears to be

rocketing over the planet,

remaining in view for roughly ten minutes before disappearing.

Researchers first believed the moving image

resulted from the camera shutter staying open,

producing a time-lapse effect.

But upon examination, the shutter speed was normal.

Alarmingly, some military insiders

say the US government is keenly aware

there's a real E.T. threat facing us.

We were aware there was a possibility

of an unknown presence

possibly alien, extra-terrestrial, near the Earth.

(narrator) John Brandenburg is the former deputy manager

of the Clementine mission,

a classified operation designed to map

and investigate all corners of the moon.

It was a photo reconnaissance mission basically to check out

if someone was building bases on the moon

that we didn't know about.

Were they expanding them?

(narrator) Brandenburg says Clementine's lunar photos were analysed

by an elite Defence Department team

with the highest security clearance.

They basically kept to themselves

and just did their work,

and we were told not to interfere with them

unless we had a special reason.

So only the higher-ups

from the Naval Research Lab went up there.

(narrator) But Brandenburg recalls a previous screening

he did have with top military brass

who were studying riveting footage

showing UFOs navigating away from a laser-like weapon

being fired upon them.

There I am sitting in this room

full of retired Army and Air Force generals

and a few admirals, and

we're watching what looks like a firefight in space.

The most senior general there, an Army general,

turned to me and said, "Where do you think they're from?"

And I said, "I don't know, sir.

I've heard they're from 40 light-years from here."

And his comment was, "Long supply lines."

When an Army general says, "Long supply lines"

he's already thinking of,

"How do I deal with these people from far away?

How do I make them go back to where they came from?"

The reaction of numerous space defence officials

who I watched these movies with was fear and astonishment.

(narrator) It's NASA footage like this showing UFOs flying so close

to our planet and the veil of secrecy he witnessed

during Clementine's mapping of the lunar surface

that prompted Brandenburg to begin

searching for proof-positive photos of aliens on the moon.

Once he saw the main structure depicted on the cover of ULOs:

Unidentified Objects Revealed in NASA Photography,

he knew he had hit pay dirt.

(Brandenberg) Of all the pictures I've seen from the moon

that show possible structures,

the most impressive is a picture of a miles-wide

rectilinear structure.

This looks unmistakably artificial,

and it shouldn't be there.

As somebody in the defence, space defence community,

I look on any such structure on the moon with great concern

because it isn't ours.

There's no way we could have built such a thing.

It means someone else is up there.

(narrator) In this striking photo taken by Apollo 15,

you can clearly see the structure from orbit

looking like a sprawling complex or prison,

as some have described it,

stretching out across the lunar terrain.

What could it possibly represent?

Here in this digital simulation

of what it might be like to fly in from space

and circle the structure,

we can see what it might look like up close either today

or in the moon's distant past.

Finding this Apollo 15 image

was just the beginning of Brandenburg's discovery process.

Photo after photo presented in the book and also available

in NASA's official archive

added to his conviction that the US government

knows of an alien presence on the moon.

And he embarked on a mission

to help bring the best images into the public spotlight

and alert our citizens of the considerable stakes involved.

(narrator) US Defense Department concerns

about apparent alien activity in space and on the moon

have been confirmed by a top military expert.

And the photographic evidence in NASA's own archives

suggesting there might actually be E.T. lunar bases with potential nuclear capability

is frightening,

especially when compared to one

of the most dangerous confrontations in history

which could have ended human civilization.

Having seen the pictures that triggered

the Cuban Missile Crisis,

I look on these images as even more provocative,

even more suggestive that

somebody is building structures where they shouldn't be.

On our moon.

Now, if we, kind of, draw a parallel

with what's going on on the moon,

maybe we're actually seeing some sort of staging post

that in the same way Cuba was a threat

to the United States in '62, the moon

is, subtly and slowly,

being turned into a threat to the people of Earth.

(narrator) What worries researchers and presumably military brass

are what the aliens might be planning.

If hostile extra-terrestrials are on the surface of the moon

and are planning some sort of assault on the Earth,

then I would hope and think that

governments and military agencies

are preparing something as a, as a counter force.

Now, whether they would actually have the ability to,

that's the big question.

If we're dealing with creatures,

with entities that are far in advance of us,

I often wonder, would we even stand a chance,

or would it be game over before it even barely began?

(narrator) With such potentially dire stakes for mankind involved,

Marc D'Antonio,

a photo and video analyst

with more than 30 years of experience,

is attempting to determine

if the most compelling photographic evidence

proves an alien threat is real.

So far, his investigation has determined

we have real reasons for concern.

Well, there is a lot of very compelling video and photo evidence

that indicates that something is happening out there.

There are some structures I have seen in images

that I've received of the moon

that I have not been able to explain.

(narrator) Images like this one that mystify

both D'Antonio and Defence Department expert Brandenburg.

There's an interesting structure on the moon

that I've seen that looks like several wagon wheels in a row

either embedded into the lunar surface

or just sitting there kind of their-- on an angle.

It seems to show a large, flat structure

and then below it some either wheel or dome-like structures.

And this is clearly provocative.

This does not look like a natural geologic feature.

(narrator) Could these massive wheels,

half-buried beneath the lunar surface,

be designed for mining, excavation,

or possibly traversing the rocky lunar landscape in a vehicle

otherworldly in scale?

Anyone who analyses this knows it's of enormous size.

These things are miles across.

If someone built this, they're very busy, very vigorous.

These things are taller than the Sears Tower.

(narrator) Some researchers are convinced

these are energy-creating machines

supporting an alien complex

right out of an epic sci-fi movie.

To me, it looks like-- it looks like the power generators for

the rebel base on one of the Star Wars movies.

They're these incredible half-buried round, sort of

look like turbine generators, and they're all sort of lined up

and packed together around this other block

as if they were the power generators

or some sort of factory or something

that was operating there on the lunar surface.

It's absolutely an incredible image.

(narrator) Another huge structure that has analysts stumped

is the massive-size bridge

and puzzling pipe seen sitting high above nearby.

(D'Antonio) I am familiar with the bridge

and the worm-like object on the moon,

the worm-like pipe from the Apollo 8 film reels, yes.

My reaction to the bridge is that...

...the lunar surface is undulating.

Now, could it really be a bridge? Sure, maybe.

(narrator) Imaging expert D'Antonio

sees much more that he feels

should not be standing on the moon.

Well, it's interesting that one of the photos actually shows

what looks like a tower sticking up.

In fact, it looks like not just one,

but there's two little ones next to it.

And I have to say that that one I found to be perplexing

because I couldn't figure out what it was.

(narrator) Many experts feel the same way

about this baffling Apollo 17 image

of what looks like an interplanetary vehicle

sitting out in the open on the moon.

Viewable from orbit, the ornate structure

seems to have an artificially crafted pointy top

and row of evenly spaced portholes

or windows encircling it.

Roughly a half-mile in diameter, the window in front

may actually be a portal for another craft.

I know some people have looked at these features

and they see a space capsule or some other alien structure,

but in reality, it could be something completely different.

When I looked at the capsule image, it is rather intriguing

because it looks like a 3-D object sticking up off the moon.

At least at first glance.

Now, there's a rectangular looking window in the front

that some people might have called a hangar,

where ships can go in and out, if that's what this is.

A large vessel of some kind. It's hard to tell.

(narrator) In this NASA-like virtual fly-in from space,

it's easy to appreciate why even the most sceptical experts

marvel at this image.

The capsule-looking structure

appears to be completely foreign to the surrounding terrain.

And its position

suggests it might have even crashed there or was marooned,

unable to take off from where it was perched.

But the one NASA picture that stands out even more to imaging analyst D'Antonio

as a potential alien spaceship on the moon might change the way

we look at our place in the universe.

The historic Apollo 11 mission,

and the second astronaut who landed there.

Well, this interesting picture turned up

where you actually see what looks like

a giant saucer sitting on the moon.

And if that's what it is, it's massive.

It's huge. It's a mother ship.

And it's sitting on the lunar surface and even has a--

looks like it has a sloped top and a little thing on top.

At once you'd look at that and you're startled and say,

"Wow, that's very interesting."

(narrator) While D'Antonio is quite curious

why Buzz Aldrin disavows any knowledge of this saucer,

he is intrigued by how intricately

constructed it appears to be.

And it has these intervals of evenly spaced

compartments, if you will, moving around the outside.

I find that compelling because those don't look

like naturally occurring objects to me.

(narrator) The veteran photo analyst

believes this official Apollo 11 picture

is not the result of a trick of lighting

or any other optical illusion.

He contends it is real,

and his findings could lead many researchers

to deem it the smoking gun

that UFO and alien believers have longed for,

despite Aldrin's refusal to address it.

(D'Antonio) Whether this was actually the famous Apollo 11 UFO

seen during transit to the moon by the Apollo 11 crew,

that remains to be discovered somewhere else down the line.

(narrator) If Aldrin and NASA are hiding knowledge

of this gigantic saucer on the moon,

they could be following a script

laid down many years ago by the US government

when contact with aliens was considered a major concern

to be carefully guarded

and not officially revealed

due to mass panic that might ensue.

Before NASA went to the moon in the early 1960s

and among the findings

there was sort of this idea that

if we were to find any alien structures

or have any, kind of, interaction

with alien life-form or intelligence

that maybe we shouldn't tell the public

because the public might not be able to handle it.

(D'Antonio) A structure on the moon created by

another entity other than anyone

from the planet Earth implies that

somebody else is here or was here.

And we want to, obviously, protect ourselves.

We want to make sure that we know who they are

and what they're doing there.

(narrator) How will the world react to this

potentially earth-shattering news

that a leading photographic authority

has confirmed we might now have the ultimate proof

that Apollo 11 encountered

a mysterious alien race on the moon

that our astronauts and the US government

are still covering up?

What is truly at stake here?

Well, the concern is someone has built a base, apparently,

on the moon. It's not us.

What are they doing there? What are their intentions?

Is this base occupied? Is it being expanded?

Has it been expanded since Apollo days?

Is somebody doing their job down at the Pentagon

and watching this base continually?

The moon is strategic.

In the space defence community,

everyone understands whoever owns the moon

will own the Earth eventually.

It's either gonna be the human race or somebody else.

(narrator) According to the official record,

NASA exploration of the moon by sending astronauts there

ended with Apollo 17.

But this long-accepted notion

has come into question the last few years

primarily due to shocking allegations

and never-before-seen videos

that could change the way we view ourselves,

the space program,

and alien life forever.

Well, officially, the last Apollo mission was Apollo 17

in 1972.

They had planned to do Apollo 18, 19, and 20,

but those were supposedly cancelled due to some problems

with technical and financing issues.

However, around 2007,

a man surfaced on the Internet

calling himself William Rutledge saying that there was,

in fact, an Apollo 20 in 1976

and that he was one of the astronauts

and that they actually travelled to the far side of the moon,

landed, and explored an alien base.

And footage from this excursion

began to slowly leak out onto the Internet

showing not only these exotic structures,

but, most shockingly,

a body that appears to be a mummified alien woman,

maybe even a hibernating female woman.

(narrator) As seemingly documented in these video clips

Rutledge released from an undisclosed location,

the former civilian test pilot

and his fellow crew members, pilot Leona Snyder

and a Russian cosmonaut named Alexei Leonov,

trained in private before secretly launching into space

from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Rutledge claimed the mission's origins

stemmed from an extraordinary NASA photo,

one which had previously convinced

many researchers for years

that evidence of aliens

had been found on the lunar surface.

(Speigel) Another one of my favourite moon shots, as it were,

was taken by Apollo 15 astronauts

showing, lying on the surface of the moon,

what appears to be,

and if you could measure it,

a miles-long fuselage or spaceship.

It's as if you would take, just a regular jet airliner

and don't give it any wings or a tail section,

just like a cigar shape.

It's just a huge thing sitting there,

and it looks totally artificial.

(narrator) Another video sequence Rutledge released

shows what appears to be the Apollo 20 spacecraft in flight

on the way to the moon with another craft

either following it or trying to rendezvous.

It's unclear what precisely is going on,

and Rutledge has not clarified these peculiarly shot images.

But researchers say footage recorded later in the mission

looks very authentic.

So, there's another scene inside the lunar module,

and it looks like the inside of a lunar module.

There's a mission patch up on the wall,

so it looks like a, you know, legitimate NASA mission.

All the things that you'd expect to see are there.

(narrator) An emblem of the Russian and American flag apparently

commemorates the purported joint US-USSR mission

which Rutledge claimed it was.

When the sequence

documenting the trip down to the lunar surface begins,

the focus of the mission soon comes clearly into view.

(Teitel) William Rutledge's Apollo 20 footage

looks like any other Apollo mission landing

a lunar module descending to the surface.

And we also see this structure on the moon that looks a little bit

like what we saw in that picture from Apollo 15.

(narrator) Take a look at how the fuselage-shaped structure

captured in the official NASA photo

compares with the alien-looking spaceship

the Apollo 20 astronauts

appear to be hovering over

before coming to a rest on the surface.

The similarities and the overall connections

Rutledge makes between the two make the case more convincing,

according to researchers.

(Teitel) The idea that this Apollo 20 mission

was going to recover something

that had been seen in another NASA image from Apollo 15,

I think, gives the idea credibility

and, sort of, gives it that morsel of truth

that you really want to latch onto and make it something

that you can really believe in.

(narrator) But can we believe in the incredible

and, sometimes disturbing, video sequences that come next,

which over 75 million Web viewers

have been poring over the past few years?

After the lunar module seemingly has touched down,

revealing footage shows the lunar terrain outside the vehicle,

where another lander, perhaps a Russian one, stands tall.

Then the cameraman, perhaps Rutledge himself,

pans the camera around the craft

and catches something unexpected.

(Teitel) The other thing that is inside this lunar module

looks like a woman.

There's a shot of a woman's face,

and there's sort of wax over her features,

and this is meant to be, I believe,

the alien that they recovered from the ship

that was seen in the Apollo 15 imagery.

(narrator) Close-ups of the alien woman

suggest her skin is either mummified in some way

or covered with a strange glaze.

Her expression seems sublime,

and she was affectionately named "Mona Lisa"

by the purported Apollo 20 crew.

She is not wearing any clothing,

and her exposed breasts look strikingly human.

There has been much debate around the world

whether a very different sequence shows the same alien

or a second one entirely.

There do seem to be enough physical differences

to suggest two separate beings were discovered on the moon.

What does the medical-looking procedure represent?

Did the tubing and other implements keep this creature alive?

Eerily, some information Rutledge released

suggests this alien was not found intact,

rather, just part of her body,

severed from the rest.

Well, there's a video that shows, purportedly,

the head of this woman

with her eyes being propped open by some kind of wires.

(narrator) Whether it shows a whole being or not,

this footage,

including the strange writing depicted,

has sparked much speculation about the condition

she was found in

and her possible ties to Earth culture mythology.

The female alien seemed to have some apparatus on her face

connecting her mouth to her eyes

to a point on her forehead where the third eye might be located.

Now, I must tell you,

it's interesting that this alien has a third eye,

because, obviously, this is a sign

that there may be some influence on some of the cultures.

For example, the Hindus, that actually believe higher beings,

more enlightened beings literally have a third eye.

(narrator) While the possibility that this alleged alien race

had contact with humanity intrigues researchers,

the case is considered suspicious

for its unproven provenance

and a variety of other reasons.

Most see its authenticity,

basically, as a black-and-white issue.

But either way,

its existence seems significant to investigators.

It just seems almost impossible

that footage this sensational could leak out this way.

But if it is fake,

it's possible it could be part of a misinformation campaign

released by NASA or other government agencies

in order to further confuse the true footage,

the authentic footage out there

showing these bases and structures on the moon

they want to remain secret.

(narrator) Tonight we've seen this huge saucer

that Apollo 11 captured on film,

as well as three other potential craft

and an extraordinary ornate-looking capsule

that was possibly abandoned by aliens after crash-landing.

Some researchers suggest E.T.s occupying the moon

could have interacted with ancient human cultures,

moving back and forth,

leaving tell-tale signs of their influence on mankind.

When we're looking for clues to the nature of the UFO phenomenon

it's always intriguing when we find similarities

in totally different places.

For example, on the surface of the moon, on Mars,

and in Egypt on the Earth, we find pyramid-type structures.

(narrator) Amazingly, the recent discovery of what appears to be

an enormous artificial pyramid on the lunar surface

by author Mike Bara indicates such exquisite designs on Earth

could have an alien starting point.

(Bara) There is on the backside of the moon near a crater

called Daedalus a structure that I call the Daedalus Ziggurat.

It looks like an ancient Mesopotamian pyramid between this object,

this sort of wedge-shaped front to it, a square interior,

a square central temple structure with a dome on top of it, an entrance.

It had all these features

that typical Mesopotamian ziggurats actually have.

(narrator) When Bara publicised its similarity to pyramids on Earth,

he was rebuffed by the scientific community.

I was roundly attacked by different NASA-backed scientists about it.

They claimed that I fabricated the image.

(narrator) Bara contends NASA even altered the details of the structure

in the official lunar photo archive.

Take a look at the pyramid Bara discovered.

Now look closely at how NASA,

or the US government photo technicians,

may have altered it.

It's completely whitewashed.

It doesn't look like anything except this series of craters.

(narrator) But such an attempt to censor this lunar pyramid

does not daunt informed researchers.

The fascinating thing is that if you ignore the ziggurat,

even if you say it's not there, which it is,

you look around and there's all kinds of incredible stuff

that's clearly artificial.

(narrator) Many experts believe the ziggurat

supports the popular ancient astronaut theory

that humans and aliens met in Earth's past

and this association might have included

aliens helping the human race survive.

The idea that aliens have come to Earth and interacted with ancient man

and helped us build the pyramids,

gave us technology that got us off the Earth

to avoid some catastrophes,

sounds like there's enough sort of

roots of science to make it believable.

Maybe because we do have this technology and we do have pyramids.

(narrator) Though no human ever entered

the ziggurat pyramid on the moon,

Mike Bara believes Apollo 17 astronauts

may have entered a structure containing alien artefacts.

There was a hexagonal mountain

that they drove right up to on the second day,

spent a bunch of time looking in a V-shaped depression,

which is called Nansen, and there are many pictures

from Apollo 17 itself on the lunar surface

where you can see objects that at first might look like rocks,

but as you closely examine them,

they look more like mechanical devices.

(narrator) Precisely what the Apollo 17 astronauts

found lying out on the lunar surface remains a mystery.

But among the machine-like objects,

which some researchers contend

actually are part of a crashed debris field,

sits an eerie, human-like skull.

Do these shocking photos prove NASA knew Apollo 17

would find proof-positive evidence of alien beings,

perhaps humanoid E.T.s tied to ancient Earth history?

Until mankind returns to the lunar surface

and goes to all the specific locations

where evidence of aliens on the moon exists,

you'll have to decide for yourself.

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