Uploaded on Mar 9, 2011
You don't need to speak Dutch to appreciate this. The story broke in August, 2009 that the Apollo Moon Rock in the Dutch Rijksmuseum was nothing more than a chunk of petrified wood. It turns out that the REAL moon rock(s) have been in the Boerhaave Museum storage. This video comes officially from their museum website and shows us the REAL lunar samples given to The Netherlands by the US
The video is actually nothing about the fake rock at all. It was apparently created before that controversy (hoax, prank or whatever it was). Here is the English translation:
Interviewer: "This week, in the depot of Boerhaave, Maanstof!
This week it became news that the Moon is very dangerous. The dust on the Moon is so fine, that it can penetrate human lungs and cause severe astmatic attacks.
In Leiden, as I mentioned before, they do have a little of that lethal dust, which was given to the museum by the Americans. And here, is Bart, from the Museum Boerhaave, to tell us more about it. Bart? How dangerous is this?"
Bart: "Well, this is not dangerous I'm glad to say. The moondust is very tightly encapsulated in a perspex ball, which protects us ofcourse, but it also protects the little stone.
The nice thing is that the little flags, that went along with the missions to the Moon have actually been there, during two different missions. This first flag was on board of the Apollo 11, the famous mission that went to the Moon in '69. And quite possibly Buzz Aldrin or Neil Armstrong had this little flag in their hands. It's been on the Moon and we got the flag together with a little moondust."
Interviewer: "Well, there could be some moondust on that flag?!"
Bart: "Yes, there could very well be a little of the dangerous dust on that flag, too. And you could ask us, why isn't this object in the Museum, for all to watch? Well, the Musem has a lot of special pieces in the collection and basically, we haven't got enough room for this."
Interviewer: "Do the Americans know, that these objects, their presents, are here in the basement storage of the Museum?"
Bart: "Yes, I think they know".
Looks like the Willem Dees rock (which was not in lucite and had nothing to do with the card found in his belongings) had nothing to do with anything.
End of this saga
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