I *love* conspiracy theories. I don't particularly like talking to conspiracy theorists, but I love reading about their theories.
One of my favorites is the moon landing hoax.
Most of you know that on July 20, 1969, astronauts for the US landed on the moon - the first of six crewed landings on the moon, ending with Apollo 17's landing on December 11, 1972.
There is a sizable segment that believes however that the entire thing was staged. I have always wondered how exactly that believe came about.
It turns out that there was a book by Bill Kaysing called "We Never Went to the Moon: America's Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle", published in 1976, that kicked this particular theory off.
I haven't read the book and so I can't vouch for the thoroughness of its research or the accuracy of the sources, I do know something about the author though.
Mr. Kaysing was a senior technical writer for Rocketdyne, the company that created the engines for the Saturn Rockets, although I couldn't find any evidence of his working on any of NASA projects after 1963. His field of expertise is writing and language, not engineering. I also know that the book was self-published.
I am thinking of picking up the book, because, I *love* a good conspiracy theory.