‘Moon rock’ given to Holland by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is fake

The Daily Telegraph – August 29, 2009

A piece of moon rock was given during a goodwill tour by the three apollo 11 astronauts.

A piece of moon rock was given during a goodwill tour by the three apollo 11 astronauts.

Curators at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, where the rock has attracted tens of thousands of visitors each year, discovered that the “lunar rock”, valued at £308,000, was in fact petrified wood.

Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation, said the museum would continue to keep the stone as a curiosity.

“It’s a good story, with some questions that are still unanswered,” she said. “We can laugh about it.”

The rock was given to Willem Drees, a former Dutch leader, during a global tour by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin following their moon mission 50 years ago.

J. William Middendorf, the former American ambassador to the Netherlands, made the presentation to Mr Drees and the rock was then donated to the Rijksmuseum after his death in 1988.

“I do remember that Drees was very interested in the little piece of stone. But that it’s not real, I don’t know anything about that,” Mr Middendorf said.

Nasa gave moon rocks to more than 100 countries following lunar missions in 1969 and the 1970s.

The United States Embassy in The Hague is carrying out an investigation into the affair.

Researchers Amsterdam’s Free University were able to tell at a glance that the rock was unlikely to be from the moon, a conclusion that was borne out by tests.

“It’s a nondescript, pretty-much-worthless stone,” said Frank Beunk, a geologist involved in the investigation.


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7 responses to “‘Moon rock’ given to Holland by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is fake”

  1. Of course there is the possibility of a switch in the museum which of if not true would be used as damage control by the authorities. A good analysis would be to check the photos or films ( if available and clear) of the astronaut presentation to the museum and compare it to the rock now deemed petrified wood. Personally I feel this petrified wood piece was the one presented to the museum. Have the moon “rocks” to the other museums been analysed ?

  2. Question one, why did they need a moon buggy,. Q2 where did they get it from, Q3 if it was a self assembly kit , why have the no evidence on film of its assembly. Q4 Was the buggy powered by batteries and if so what was the size and weight of them. Q5 where would such a vehicle have seen stored on the landing pod. Q6 what was the weight of the moon buggy.
    Why were there no details of ground disturbances below the engines which were facing down ward yet the stabilising feet are covered with dust, with the levels of gravity on the moon at one sixth to that of earth it surely there would have been large craters below the craft cause by the downward thrust from the power scorce.

  3. Being that the ‘moon rocks’ are fake, the rest of the moon landing stories are also fake. But there is much more evidence besides fake moon rocks.

    We watched live “broadcasts from the moon” showing astronauts running and hopping around on the moon as received by our 60s and 70s vintage over-the-air antenna TV.

    A bad thing about antenna TV was that people living more than a hundred miles from the TV station usually received more static than TV signal. Often the channel came in only at night or in certain weather conditions.

    So how could astronauts a quarter of a million miles away broadcast from the moon and be received with more clarity than TV stations on Earth broadcasting from 2500 times closer ? They couldn’t, it was fake.

    Governments, their armies, spy agencies, police, and other forces became part of the propaganda, lies, and anti-christian evil after they were co-opted by anti-christ Jews.

    Satan truly is the ruler of this world just as the bible states. Satan rules the world through the Jews, the children of the devil, as Jesus called them at John 8:44.

  4. Good commentary in the posts above and Jim Crowstein nails it, as he usually does.

    One of my favorite pieces on the alleged moon landings is Wagging the Moondoggie by Dave McGowan, which is available on the interweb as a free pdf download in several places. It’s entertaining, humorous, and insightful, an exceptional take overall on the space & moon program.

  5. The moon landings were a hoax as is “space” as there is no “outer” space as such, only massive tracts of land stretching for some 300,000 miles radius. There are no planets. We live under a dome, where Antarctica acts as an ice wall (Game of Thrones) and a “weather wall”. Extreme weather conditions and the Antarctica Treaty 1939 and the American ensure nobody passes beyond this ice wall into vast tracts of land with some 40 continents, undoubtedly inhabited. This is all evidenced in the book “World Beyond the Poles” by F. Amadeo Giannini available as a PDF online. Everything you have been til is a lie!

  6. Of course one of the points the “myth busters” use to contradict the moon ” flag waving conspiracy people” is to point out that whenever the flag moves it is because an astronaut is holding or touching it. NOT TRUE !!!! Here is a tape from NASA 3:12 long showing the movement of the flag from a still position after an astronaut runs past it without touching the flag. See at the 2:35 – 2:50 mark and you will see the flag move from a still to a waving position once the astronaut runs past it.


  7. Here is a 2nd tape from NASA that shows the flag movement even when the astronauts are in the capsule. Looks like to me just about non debatable. I have heard of attempts to debunk ( damage control ) this tape but in my opinion it’s a lost cause.