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Banff Ground Squirrel Witnessed Apollo 11 Landing (and Hijacked Armstrong’s Photo)

19 Aug 2009, 02:07 UTC
Banff Ground Squirrel Witnessed Apollo 11 Landing (and Hijacked Armstrong’s Photo)
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Ever wonder why some of the Apollo lunar landing shots are a little out of focus? Ever wonder why chunks of photographs from the Moon have been cut out, leaving a a little squirrel-like shape behind?
Wonder no more, even the Moon has a colony of ground squirrels (plus mini-space helmets, of course), ready to pop [...]Post from: Astroengine.comBanff Ground Squirrel Witnessed Apollo 11 Landing (and Hijacked Armstrong’s Photo)

Buzz Aldrin poses for Armstrong's camera in 1969. Little did the astronauts realize... they were being watched... (NASA/NatGeo/Ian O'Neill)
Ever wonder why some of the Apollo lunar landing shots are a little out of focus? Ever wonder why chunks of photographs from the Moon have been cut out, leaving a a little squirrel-like shape behind?
Wonder no more, even the Moon has a colony of ground squirrels (plus mini-space helmets, of course), ready to pop out of hiding when they feel the vibration of lunar lander thrusters, astronaut footsteps, and the whine of focusing cameras. This is one Moon conspiracy solved, once and for all!
Don’t worry, I haven’t lost it quite yet, I’ve just been playing with Photoshop. This is in response to the wonderful National Geographic photograph of a ...

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