Two months before the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, Apollo 10 was making a trip around the moon when the astronauts experienced something otherworldly. When the ship fell out of radio contact with Earth, strange music was heard coming through the Apollo module’s radio.
“It sounds like, you know, outer space-type music,” one of the astronauts had said. “You hear that ? That whistling sound ? Whooooooooo ! Well, that sure is weird music !”
It’s unknown what might have caused the noise, but it was certainly not something that astronauts had previously heard on the trip. “The Apollo 10 crew was very used to the kind of noise that they should be hearing,” said astronaut Al Worden who had himself flown to the moon as part of the Apollo 15 mission in 1971.
“Logic tells me that if there was something recorded on there, then there was something there.”
“If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?
The astronauts debated even reporting the music, but ultimately decided to do so. The case has remain locked in NASA archives since, but is now the subject of an upcoming Science Channel TV series entitled ‘NASA’s Unexplained Files.”