In an upcoming episode of the Science Channel series, ‘NASA’s Unexplained Files’, a strange case will be unveiled, which has been kept under wraps since 1969. The episode focuses on a strange event in which the crew members of Apollo 10, a mission which flew to the moon, entered lunar orbit.
The team heard strange sounds that were like outer-space type music. The transcripts were released in 2008 of the discussion that took place between Apollo 10 astronauts Eugene Cernan and John Young. In the conversation they both questioned each other whether they heard the noise.
The transcripts have been made public just now. The astronauts who were out of radio contact with earth and all alone on the far side of the moon were not expecting anything on their instruments. The sound was so weird that the team debated whether or not they should mention about the same to their superiors at NASA.
A NASA technician on the TV show explains that the reason is scientific rather than sci-fi as the radios in the two spacecraft, the lunar module and the command module were interfering with each other. But this explanation has been disputed by the TV voiceover and astronaut Al Worden who said that if something has been recorded then there is something out there.
Apollo 11 pilot, Michael Collins and the first person to fly around the far side of the moon has also recalled hearing strange sounds but he did not think much about it. He has mentioned about the same in his book, ‘Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys’.
“Had I not been warned about it, it would have scared the hell out of me (…) fortunately the radio technicians (rather than the UFO fans) had a ready explanation for it: it was interference between the LM’s and Command Module’s VHF radios”, affirmed Collins.