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Conspiracy Theories | Ep #90

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You didn't talk about my favorite conspiracy: the moon landing hoax conspiracy. (I was going to give a NASA reference but the website is down due to government shutdown. Now, there's a conspiracy!)

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I personally believe you overlooked one of the more interesting, and believable, "reptoid" theories. When I was in the sixth grade, roughly around 1990, I found a book in my school library on UFOs and extraterrestrials. It had an interesting section that described what scientists thought dinosaurs would look like today if they had not died out and had instead continued to evolve. The image provided was this grayish-green creature with a big oval head, big dark oval eyes, and slender arms, legs, and body. It looked just like your standard depiction of an alien.

I was blown away, and I managed to find another book on alien life that at one point speculated that the "extraterrestrials" humans encounter are actually very terrestrial in origin. Dinosaurs that avoided extinction and that were particularly smart (people specifically point to a group of troodontids) have been evolving for millions of years. It suggested that today, they have a secret civilization and are highly intelligent and advanced. They are even capable of space flight.

I haven't really heard much about this in a long time, so I can only assume this information is suppressed by the US government. It is interesting that right when NASA stopped sending astronauts to the moon in the 70s, scientists started looking more into dinosaur intelligence. It wasn't until the 1970s that troodontids were identified as potentially one of the smartest dinosaurs. If evolved dinosaurs wanted a secret place to live, the moon would be a great isolated spot. I heard that the last moon mission, Apollo 17, encountered strange light phenomena and also took pictures that people claim contain a UFO. Interestingly enough, when I went to find these images in NASA's collection, I found that the website was unavailable "due to the government shutdown". Coincidence?

Information on this theory is out there if you are interested. I thought this was where Drew was going with his "reptoids", seeing as he's such a big dinosaur enthusiast.

October 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFlapjack Patio

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