The above 1st image reveals some very strange nearly cartoon looking evidence on the Moon pointed out by the red arrow and brought to my attention by viewer Sean Stewart. In my subsequent research on this, I see that this object has been found by others and discussed in forums but no one seems to have a viable explanation for it.
Before you begin to think how ridiculous looking this evidence is, remember that it is in the official science data and presented here exactly as it is presented in a higher resolution imageversion of the official science data at 100% original size and resolution available at the link above. Remember, that this evidence would be very poorly visible in the regular poorer resolution smaller imaging that is the most commonly available online. That might help explain why it has been apparently passed over by others for over 40 years.
Remember as well that this 1st image has no graphics work of any kind in it by me other than the arrow and labeling. The over saturation of obscuring reflective white color on the terrain surrounding it is as it appears in the original source image also making it easy to miss.
Note that this small object’s top area appears to be a spherical shape and this sits on a visually very narrow stalk below it that appears in turn to be making contact with the ground. If you will look closely, you will see what suggests features like goggles for two eyes on the spherical portion and this in turn gives it that ridiculous looking face like directional quality and appearance. The whole thing together reminds me of balloon with crude graphics on it sitting on a very narrow stalk poking out of the ground watching our astronaut camera person and/or the Lunar Module the image information and visual shadow evidence says is nearby.
Note also that in this wider angle context view as well as in the closer better clarified views below there appears to be no astronaut activity traces (tracks) existing in the soil any where around this object. Therefore, if based on that alone, it would not appear to be any kind of object placed at this location by astronaut activity. Look for this lack of astronaut tracks as evidence in the closer image views below.
On the other hand, this object does appear to be within an ever so slightly darker terrain field that extends down from the horizon line to a point in the terrain around and just below this object where a slightly lighter color field takes over extending further down. If you will look very closely, the border line between these two fields can be vaguely seen in the 3rd image appearing below. I suspect both of these fields to be image tampering but, if so, why would such an anomalous looking object be left out of the tampering coating or even alternatively created by those doing such covert work in the science data at all?
I bring this up because, if these fields are the result of image tampering, that obscuring smudge coating could have hidden any astronaut tracks around this object. Under those circumstances, this could then be an object brought to the Moon on this mission and placed in this spot by our people. If so, then this story converts over to one about the never ending image tampering. That’s the trouble with this older Moon material, it often cannot be trusted.
The above 2nd, 3rd, and 4th images offer increasingly closer views and with some clarification work in them by me. So what is this thing? Is it something real or fake? If fake, then this is yet another disgusting story about faked Moon evidence and obfuscation and time to move on. However, if it is a real object, is it something organic and living or something inanimate? It sort of looks like an alien with the suggestion of a mouth that has popped up partially out of the ground wearing lens of some kind and is checking out what is going on over at the Lunar Module. However, so many things about it just don’t add up.
For example, note that there appears to be no displacement of the soil around it. Is that real or has image tampering obscured this? If real, this tends to negate the physical pop up idea. Also, note the shadow that it appears to cast to our lower left. If it is this object’s shadow as it seems to be, it appears to be in the opposite direction of other evidence in the nearby terrain even though this other shadow evidenced is very poorly seen. Further, if it is a solid object, that shadow appears to be more slim and narrow than we might expect from such a object much wider at the top than at the bottom unless the object is flattened front to back rather than fully rounded and we’re just not able to see that here.
Now image tampering in the terrain around this location could explain some of the shadow problems and lack of astronaut tracks. The terrain around this object is suspect in this way. However, although I can’t be conclusive about this, the object itself does not appear to be a later addition into the original image as might be the case with subsequent 1969 image tampering unless everything that we are looking at here, terrain and object, have been entirely faked.
Likewise, if someone worked this image over thoroughly at the time it was converted from film to digital media, why would they go to all that trouble to cover other anomalous material and then create this extremely anomalous looking small object back into the scene? Seems like a lot risk to run for the sake of humor with bosses not likely to be pleased about it.
One needs to remember that this is the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon conducted in July, 1969. Therefore, we are in theory dealing with the limiting late 1960s graphics technology and 70mm film rather than digital media unless this entire scene was created somewhere at official level when the film was later converted over to digital media for presentation online. This site on the Moon is suppose to be in the Sea of Tranquility and the astronauts on the ground taking this picture would be Neil Armstrong as Commander and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin as the Lunar Module Pilot.
In speculation, if this is something real at ground level, then I suspect it is likely a covert observation only device of some advanced technology kind and, despite its crude face like appearance, not organic. Note that parts of the interior volume of the upper sphere portion is similar to the color and patterns of the background terrain with only a very faint transparent green tint to it. If real, could this be some relatively thin clear material with graphics on it defining direction to point the devise in? Something inflated out of the ground through a narrow tube? Could the sphere be inflated with a gas that has optical properties recording what is going on directionally in front of it?
It is entirely possible that the astronauts may not have been able to readily see this object against its background even though their camera did record it. If they did see it so relatively nearby and it isn’t something they were familiar with, I suspect that someone may have been thinking about doing something smelly in the lower regions of their suit.
Such a covert small intrusion to the surface footprint of a devise would explain the bottom area stalk like feature. Logically it would be more rigid to pass through a surface access tube than the thinner expandable top sphere area. That lower portion rigidity would likely be explained by denser material that would be more inclined to block sunlight and cast a shadow whereas the upper thinner more expandable visually clearer portion acting as a type of lens would be less inclined to cast a shadow and especially if it is a round but also flattened object rather than a round voluminous sphere.
The bottom line is that it is all open to speculation. Whether real or fake, the issues and questions associated with this are just very strange. Yet, this is visual evidence right there verifiable in the official science data as per the links provided above and suppose to be taken seriously. So I’m reporting on it for your consideration. If it’s real, then it is most definitely strange. If it is a humorous fake, then image tampering becomes the primary issue. Take your pick.
At the very least, it’s amazing what one finds even in the oldest Moon science data when one looks closer and more carefully.