Neil Armstrong, who died yesterday at the age of 82, is remembered by conspiracy theorists for his starring role in the 1969 Hollywood hoax film depicting Apollo 11?s lunar landing.
“Armstrong was the foremost hoax actor of his generation,” says Alex Jones, host of the AM talk radio show, Conspiracies After Dark. “He made people believe America was the winner of the Space Race!”
Dylan Avery, director of the 9/11 Truther documentary, Loose Change, compared Apollo 11 to the attacks of September 11 hoax.
“Unlike the lazy hackwork of 9/11,” Avery said, “Armstrong personally supervised almost every aspect of production, including the script. This wasn’t a get-rich-quick-on-oil-money-and-war-contracts scheme. This was art.”
Online conspiracy bloggers also weighed in on Armstrong’s place in history, some calling him a forefather of the modern hoax.
“Lee Harvey Oswald broke character and botched the Kennedy assassination cover up,” wrote GrassyKnoll63. “That same year, it took Armstrong to restore the nation’s faith in our ruthless shadow government.”
Conspiracy theorists worldwide plan to honor Armstrong’s legacy by watching the History Channel day of Apollo documentaries, and taking a drink for every Illuminati lie they spot.