The Weinstein Company has confirmed that they’re working with Timur Bekmambetov on a mockumentary film to be called Apollo 18. The press release about the film alludes to the strange conspiracy story that informs the film, but they leave out some details, and they don’t include a link to the footage of a joint US/USSR space mission recovering the body of an alien woman from the Moon.
Yeah, you heard that right.
To the best of my knowledge the story started hitting the conspiracy circuit a couple of years ago - some people are saying 2007 - and the basic idea is that the canceled Apollo 19 and 20 missions (the movie says it’s Apollo 18) were actually completed, but that they were joint US/Soviet efforts. The mixed crew went to the Moon where they explored a wrecked alien spaceship, first photographed by Apollo 15, and found the remains of at least two ETs.
Here’s part of the story as told by a man named William Rutledge, who claims to have been one of the astronauts on the mission:
“We went inside the big spaceship, also into a triangular one. The major parts of the exploration was; it was a mother ship, very old, who crossed the universe at least milliard of years ago (1.5 estimated). There were many signs of biology inside, old remains of a vegetation in a “motor” section, special triangular rocks who emitted “tears” of a yellow liquid which has some special medical properties, and of course signs of extra solar creatures. We found remains of little bodies (10cm) living in a network of glass tubes all along the ship, but the major discovery was two bodies, one intact.
The “City” was named on Earth and scheduled as station one, but it appeared to be a real space garbage, full of scrap, gold parts, only one construction seemed intact (we named it the Cathedral). We made shots of pieces of metal, of every part wearing calligraphy, exposed to the sun. The “City” seem to be as old as the ship, but it is a very tiny part. On the rover video, the telephotolens make the artifacts greater.
I don’t remember who named the girl, Leonov or me—was the intact EBE. Humanoid, female, 1.65 meter. Genitalized, haired, six fingers (we guess that mathematics are based on a dozen). Function; pilot, piloting device fixed to fingers and eyes, no clothes, we had to cut two cables connected to the nose. No nostril. Leonov unfixed the eyes device (you’ll see that in the video). concretions of blood or bio liquid erupted and froze from the mouth, nose, eyes and some parts of the body. Some parts of the body were in unusual good condition, (hair) and the skin was protected by a thin transparent protection layer. As we told to mission control, condition seemed not dead not alive. We had no medical background or experience, but Leonov and I used a test, we fixed our bio equipment on the EBE, and telemetry received by surgeon (Mission Control meds) was positive. That’s another story. Some parts could be unbelievable now, I prefer tell the whole story when other videos will be online. This experience has been filmed in the LM. We found a second body, destroyed, we brought the head on board. Color of the skin was blue gray, a pastel blue. Skin had some strange details above the eyes and the front, a strap around the head, wearing no inscription. The “cockpit” was full of calligraphy and formed of long semi hexagonal tubes. She is on Earth and she is not dead, but I prefer to post other videos before telling what happened after.”
The Weinsteins say that the movie Apollo 18 will include original video footage from the mission that ‘leaked’, so here’s what they’re talking about:
People like Richard Hoagland (the Face on Mars guy) are very behind this story, so it makes me feel like it’s phony. Also making me feel like it’s phony is how phony the whole thing looks.
So here’s my theory: this is a video made by someone involved in Apollo 18, a faux-viral way of getting some attention to the film they were writing (Brian Miller is writing and Trevor Cawood, an FX artist, is directing)