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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Freemasonry on the Moon

Tomorrow marks the fortieth anniversary of the first landing on the Moon by humankind. The second man to step foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969 was Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. – a Freemason from Clear Lake Lodge No. 1417 in Texas. Reportedly, Aldrin carried with him a small embroidered flag representing the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite. All types of conspiracy theorists have jumped all over that little piece of information. Heck, if Freemasons are already ruling the Earth it is only logical that they extend their reach to our closest neighbor in the Heavens.

It has long been circulated that the first man on the Moon, Neil A. Armstrong, was also a Mason. That does not appear to be the case. Even if Armstrong had been a Mason, it would still have been impossible to open Lunar Lodge No. 1 on 20 July 1969 since – as all Freemasons know – it takes more than two to do such a thing.

Besides – they would never have been able to get those altar candles to light in the Moon’s non-existent atmosphere.


Esquire said...

Seems like I read somewhere that Aldrin took some sort of charge with him from the Grand Lodge of Texas stating that they were claiming Masonic jurisdiction over the moon.

As an aside, my dad worked for a NASA subcontractor all during the Apollo program. He had gone to work for GSA in late 68, but was still made an "honorary" member of the Apollo 11 launch team. I've still got all his NASA memorabilia packed up, including the pin he was given for Apollo 11.

The Palmetto Bug said...


I bet that NASA memorabilia would be neat to see.

I think we all would be interested if you - or someone else - could find more information pertaining to Texas' Masonic Jurisdiction over Luna. That might explain why the Russians never went there!

Esquire said...

Looks like it's true:


The Palmetto Bug said...

Cool stuff. Just in case anyone is wondering, this is a chartered lodge under the GL of Texas.