New conspiracy theorist claims to have proof Apollo moon landing was fake

The first American walked on the moon almost 50 years ago, but some people still believe it never happened. One such conspiracy theorist took to YouTube recently to show what he calls “proof” that the Apollo 17 landing was faked.

A YouTube user with the name StreetCap1 posted a video entitled “Reflection in a Visor. Where's the reflection of the camera taking the photo?” and the four-minute video has more than 2 million views, and over a thousand comments debating the theory.

The video’s creator zoomed in on a NASA photo of an astronaut’s visor, claiming that he sees the reflection of a person not wearing a spacesuit.

The image in question was allegedly taken during December 1972 during Apollo 17, the final moon mission. 

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The American flag at Tranquility Base on the Moon, planted by the Apollo 11 astronauts. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
The Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle, just before its descent to the surface of the Moon. | Location: aboard the command module Columbia, Moon orbit. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
One of the gold foil-covered legs of the lunar module Orion, the landing craft of Apollo 16. | Location: Descartes Crater, Moon. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes his last step off the Eagle lunar module onto the surface of the Moon. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Apollo 16 Astronaut Walking on the Moon (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
A bag of used equipment from Apollo 11, the first moon landing mission, lies on the surface of the Moon next to the Eagle lunar module. The astronauts left this equipment behind to reduce the weight on their return trip. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks near one of the legs of the Eagle lander at Tranquility Base on the moon's surface. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong leaves a footprint on the surface of the Moon at Tranquility Base. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
The Eagle, the lunar module of Apollo 11, prepares to dock with the command module after ascending from the Moon's surface. | View from: 'Columbia' Command Module. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
One of the Apollo 15 astronauts uses a thin metal pole to get a core sample on the surface of the Moon. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
One of the Apollo 17 astronauts stands next to his lunar rover on the surface of the Moon. | Location: Taurus-Littrow Valley, Moon. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
One of the Apollo 16 astronauts next to the lunar rover, a transport vehicle for the Moon's surface. | Location: Descartes Crater, Moon. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
An astronaut carries a camera on the moon during the 1972 Apollo 16 mission. This mission was the first time ultraviolet camera/spectrograph was used on the Moon. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Wheel tracks from the Antares lunar module on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 14 mission. The compressed soil under the tracks reflects sunlight better than the pristine lunar surface, so they appear bright. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
The unmanned Surveyor III lunar lander, photographed by the astronauts of Apollo 12. Their landing craft, the Intrepid, sits on the horizon. | Location: Oceanus Procellarum, Moon. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
The unmanned Surveyor III lunar lander, photographed by the astronauts of Apollo 12. Their landing craft, the Intrepid, sits on the horizon. | Location: Oceanus Procellarum, Moon. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Alan Shepard Plants U.S. Flag on the Moon (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NASA moon vehicle used in 1969 for Apollo 11, the first mission landing a human being on the lunar surface. (Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Astronaut David Scott (b1932) on the slope of Hadley Delta during Apollo 15, 1971. David Scott, mission commander, performs a task at the Lunar Roving Vehicle parked on the edge of Hadley Rille during the first Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA-1). This photograph was taken by Astronaut James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, from the flank of St George Crater. The view is looking north along the rille. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - DECEMBER 1968: Earth rising over curvature of the moon as seen from Apollo 8 (Photo by NASA/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
American broadcast journalist and TV news anchor Walter Cronkite stands in front of a large photograph of the lunar landscape at Hayden Planetarium during coverage of NASA's Apollo 8 mission, New York, New York, December 6, 1968. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 07: An astronaut placing an ALSEP (Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package) on the Moon. Apollo 12, the second manned lunar landing mission, was launched on 14th November 1969, with astronauts Charles Conrad, Alan Bean and Richard Gordon on board. It landed on the area of the Moon?s surface known as the Ocean of Storms, very near an earlier unmanned probe, Surveyor 3, which was visited on the mission. Conrad and Bean became the third and fourth men to walk on the Moon. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 08: Aldrin is shown deploying the Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP) on the lunar surface. The PSEP was one of the experiments that were carried out during the lunar landing missions. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, was launched on 16th July 1969 with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin �Buzz� Aldrin and Michael Collins on board, and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969. Collins, the Command Module pilot, remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the surface. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
Astronaut Edwin Aldrin standing on moon beside part. deployed Early Apollo Scientific Experimental Package (EASEP) w. Lunar Module & newly-erected American flag in bkgrd. During Apollo 11 mission (Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
060280 01: Astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin poses next to the U.S. flag July 20, 1969 on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Photo by NASA/Liaison)
(Eingeschr�kte Rechte f�r bestimmte redaktionelle Kunden in Deutschland. Limited rights for specific editorial clients in Germany.) Spaceflight United States of America, Moon landing of Apollo 11 in 1969: Neil Armstrong's first photo after setting foot on the Moon, lunar module skirt on the left - July 20, 1969 (Photo by NASA/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin place an American flag on the lunar surface. | View from: 'Eagle' Lunar Module. (Photo by NASA/Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
Apollo II astronaut Buzz Aldrin beside a solar wind experiment during his July 20, 1969 moon walk.
Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean's face mask reflects the Apollo 12 astronaut Commander Charles 'Pete' Conrad, as Conrad snaps his companion's photo while taking soil samples from the surface of the moon. | Location: Moon.
(Original Caption) Taking a Walk on the Moon. The Moon: One of the Apollo 12 astronauts is photographed with tools and carrier for lunar hand tools during moonwalk activities. Several footprints made by the astronauts can be seen in the foreground. The photo was made by the astronauts and released by NASA Nov. 27.
Apollo 12 astronaut Alan L. Bean during extravehicular activity, lunar module in bkgrd. (R), on surface of moon. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Unident. Apollo 15 astronaut saluting Amer. flag, framed by lunar module & Mt. Hadley, on footprint-embedded surface of moon. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Astronaut Alan B. Shepard walking on the moon's surface during the Apollo 14 mission. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Astronaut Alan Shepard planting American flag on the moon's surface during Apollo 14 mission (Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 03: Astronaut Irwin and the Lunar Rover on the Moon, with Mount Hadley in the background. Apollo 15, the fourth successful lunar landing mission, was launched on 26th July 1971. It carried astronauts David Scott, Irwin and Alfred Worden. Worden remained in lunar orbit in the Apollo Command Module while the other two astronauts descended to the Moon, becoming the seventh and eighth men to walk on its surface. Apollo 15 was the first mission to use the battery powered Lunar Rover which, with a top speed of 14 kilometres per hour, considerably increased the distances that astronauts could cover while exploring the lunar surface. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 07: This view shows a rock-strewn landscape with rolling hills in the background. The Lunar Rover vehicle can be seen in the distance. Apollo 15, the fourth successful lunar landing mission, was launched on 26th July 1971. It carried astronauts David Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden. Worden remained in lunar orbit in the Apollo Command Module while the other two astronauts descended to the Moon, becoming the seventh and eighth men to walk on its surface. Apollo 15 was the first mission to use the battery powered Lunar Rover which, with a top speed of 14 kilometres per hour, considerably increased the distances that astronauts could cover while exploring the lunar surface. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 10: Astronaut James Irwin, with the Lunar Rover and the Lunar Module nearby, salutes the American flag planted on the surface of the Moon. Mount Hadley can be seen in the background. Apollo 15, the fourth successful lunar landing mission, was launched on 26th July 1971. It carried astronauts David Scott, Irwin and Alfred Worden. Worden remained in lunar orbit in the Apollo Command Module while the other two astronauts descended to the Moon, becoming the seventh and eighth men to walk on its surface. Apollo 15 was the first mission to use the battery powered Lunar Rover which, with a top speed of 14 kilometres per hour, considerably increased the distances that astronauts could cover while exploring the lunar surface. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 31: This is one of two tourist pictures of Al Shepard taken after deployment of the US flag. Before taking this series, they turned the flag so that it was face on to the 16-mm DAC mounted on the MET (Modular Equipment Transporter). After they finished taking these tourist pictures, they turned the flag so it was face on to the TV camera. Apollo 14, the third successful manned Moon landing mission carrying Shepard, Stuart Roosa and Edgar Mitchell, was launched on 31 January 1971. Shepard and Mitchell became the fifth and sixth men to walk on the lunar surface, and Shepard the first to hit a golf ball on the Moon. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
A picture taken on February 6, 1971 shows Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 lunar module pilot, moving across the lunar surface while looking over a traverse map during extravehicular activity (EVA). AFP PHOTO NASA (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - OCTOBER 17: American astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, throwing an improvised javelin on the moon during Apollo 14 mission on february 6, 1971. Behind him are astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Apollo 14 commander, and Lunar Module, photo NASA (Photo by Apic/Getty Images)
1st August 1971: Astronaut James B. Irwin saluting next to the lunar module during the Apollo 15 lunar mission. Taken during a period of EVA (extravehicular activity at the Hadley-Apennine landing site on the moon. The Lunar Module 'Falcon' is in the centre. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
US cosmonaut James Irwin standing by the US flag waves on the moon during the Apollo 15 lunar mission on August 11, 1971. / AFP / NASA / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Astronaut John Young during Apollo 16 moon walk. (Photo by NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Astronaut Charles Duke Jr, Apollo 16 lunar module pilot, salutes the US flag at the Descartes landing site during the mission's first extravehicular activity, Moon, April 21, 1972. The Lunar Module and the Lunar Roving Vehicle are at the left. (Photo by NASA/Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
THE MOON - DECEMBER 12: Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. Cernan stands by the American flag during his second space walk becoming the last man to walk on the Moon on December 12, 1972. (Photo by NASA/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
Harrison Schmitt Working At Lunar Roving Vehicle, Apollo 17 Scientist-Astronaut Harrison Schmitt Working At The Lunar Roving Vehicle At The Taurus-Littrow Site, This Is The Area Where Schmitt First Spotted Orange Soil, Apollo 17 Was Launched December 7, 1
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While moon landing doubters have lurked online for years, StreetCap1 insists this is the first evidence that ever made him doubt the veracity. The vast majority of similar conspiracy theories claiming that Americans nor anyone else ever set foot on the moon have been debunked repeatedly.

The Apollo 17 mission made history in several ways, and holds the records for longest time in lunar orbit and longest moon landing.

 

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