I BELIEVE: Apollo 10 Astronauts Heard Music on the Moon
In 1969, astronauts on the Apollo 10 mission to the moon were unsure whether to report the otherworldy music they heard over radio transmissions on the far side of the moon during their mission.
Four decades later, these mysterious lost recordings have been found again and reveal “strange, otherworldly music coming through the Apollo module’s radio,” according to Science Channel series “NASA’s Unexplained Files.
From the Huffington Post:
The conversation between the three astronauts indicated they heard sounds like they had never heard before:
“It sounds like, you know, outer space-type music.”
“You hear that? That whistling sound? Whooooooooo!”
“Well, that sure is weird music!”
The unexplained “music” transmission lasted almost an hour, and just before the astronauts regained radio contact with Earth, they discussed whether or not to tell Mission Control what they had experienced:
“It’s unbelievable! You know?”
“Shall we tell them about it?”
“I don’t know. We ought to think about it.”
“The Apollo 10 crew was very used to the kind of noise that they should be hearing. Logic tells me that if there was something recorded on there, then there was something there,” Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden says on the Science Channel program. “NASA would withhold information from the public if they thought it was in the public’s best interest.”
The new season of NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES premieres Sun Feb 21 10/9c on Science.