The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Daily Express
It is a scientific fact that the moon averages a distance of around 238,855 miles (384,400 km) from Earth, but conspiracists are disputing this figure.
A crackpot conspiracy video uploaded to YouTube by ThePottersClay 2 alleges to have crunched the numbers to reveal that the moon is actually four miles from Earth.
The video kicks off with a warning to the viewers to “prepare yourself”, as it unleashes its hogwash theories and ‘calculations’.
ThePottersClay 2 says in the video description: “The fact of the matter is NASA is lying. Many things have been proven fake especially lately.”
In the video, the creator attempts to prove the Moon is much closer to Earth than believed by comparing the size of the lunar crater Tycho to the size of Long Island, US.
The video says: “NASA tells us Tyco measures 86 km in diameter. Eighty-sixpost was originally published on this site