Capcom: Roger, America, we're tracking you on the map here, watching it.
O.K. Al Buruni has got variations on its floor.
Variations in the lights and its albedo. It almost looks like a pattern
as if the water were flowing up on a beach. Not in great areas, but in
small areas around the southern side, and the part that looks like the
water-washing pattern is a much lighter albedo, although I cannot see any
real source of it. The texture, however, looks the same.
America, Houston. We'd like you to hold off
switching to OMNI Charlie until we can cue you on that.
Was there any indication on the seismometers on the impact about the time
I saw a bright flash on the surface?
Stand by. We'll check on that, Jack.
A UFO perhaps, don't worry about it. I thought somebody was looking at
it. It could have been one of the other flashes of light.
Roger. We copies the time and ...
I have the place marked.
Pass it on to the back room.
O.K. I've marked it on the map, too.
Jack, just some words from the back room for
you. There may have been an impact at the time you called, but the Moon
is still ringing from the impact of the S-IVB impact. So it would mask
any other impact. So they may be able to strip it out at another time,
but right now they don't see anything at the time you called.
Just my luck. Just looking at the southern
edge of Grimaldi, Bob, and - that Graben is pre-Mare. Pre-Mare!
O.K., I copy on that, Jack. And as long as we're talking about Grimaldi
we'd like to have you brief Ron exactly on the location of that flashing
light you saw ... We'll probably ask him to take a picture of it. Maybe
during one of his solo periods. Notice that the Capcom reiterates that
it was a *flashing* light. It was therefore *no* meteor impact that they
were witnessing. Notice also that the Lunar Command Pilot specifically
mentions the word "UFO".
writes (p. 60): "This last conversation makes it obvious that both our
astronauts and NASA do not take these sightings of light or UFOs lightly.
Maps were marked and photographs were taken at the sites of these occurrences."
the Apollo 17 astronauts were discussing the "Watermarks", the sighting
of the UFO occurred. The conversation then returns to the Watermarks.
O.K. 96:03. Now we're getting some clear -
looks like pretty clear high watermarks on this -
There's high watermarks all over the place there.
On the north part of Tranquillitatis. That's Maraldi there, isn't it? Are
you sure we're 13 miles up?
You're 14 to be exact, Ron.
I tell you there's some mare, ride or scarps that are very, very sinuous
- just passing one. They not only cross the low planar areas but go right
up the side of a crater in one place and a hill in another. It looks very
much like a constructional ridge - a mare-like ridge that is clearly *as
constructional as I would want to see it*."