By Tom Rose
Did Neil Armstrong know more about UFO sightings on the Moon than he told the public? Was it the reason he left NASA and became a very private citizen?
That's the theory cropping up on the web and discussed in the video attached below.
According to this YouTuber, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin saw two alien spacecraft, watching their every move, as they descended to the lunar surface on the first visit.
Why wasn't the public aware? After all, the landing was seen on TV by hundreds of millions around the world.
Either it was equipment malfunction, alien interference which prevented some key transmissions from being heard, or plain old-fashioned government coverup.
But, supposedly, reports of the objects by the astronauts to Mission Control are part of a transcript published years later by some ham radio operators who were listening in at the time.
In answer to a query by Mission Control, one of the astronauts is allegedly quoted as saying, "These babies are huge, sir. Enormous! Oh, God, you wouldn't believe it! I'm telling you there are other space craft out there. Lined up on the far side of the crater edge. They're on the Moon watching us!"
The photo above supposedly shows a picture snapped by Aldrin of the ships shadowing their activities.
If this is true, it would certainly be a reasonable explanation why Armstrong left the space program. He never "cashed in" like many of the other 11 men who actually walked on the Moon.
Did seeing a UFO spook him away? Here's the video: