A student at a New Jersey university captured the moment her sociology professor claimed the 1969 moon landing was faked. Freshman student Benny Koval, of Fair Lawn, says she raised concerns with school officials at William Paterson University after her professor Clyde Magarelli said things in class that she says made her and others uncomfortable. The video shows Magarelli telling students that landing someone on the moon was impossible. “You can’t land on the moon, but you can see it in detail,” Magarelli is heard telling his class. He continued: “You can actually see great detail. That’s about as close as we can get to the moon, of course we can’t land on it.” Koval then asked Magarelli: “We haven’t landed on the moon?” “We’ll never get to the moon,” he replies. “You didn’t know that?” Koval shared the video on Twitter earlier this month with the caption: “Never in my life did I imagine myself tweeting ‘my Sociology professor thinks the moon landing was faked,’ but here we are.” Magarelli didn’t stop there. Koval said Magarelli also denied the fact that Native Americans are, in fact, indigenous. Koval said she was told Magarelli previously had complaints filed against him. The school’s student newspaper reported in 1994 that the university was investigating Magarelli after he allegedly made claims in class that sharply minimized the death toll from Nazi concentration camps.
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