8 Crazy Theories About The Shining

One of the most prevalent readings of The Shining is that Stanley Kubrick was using the film as a confessional. What was he confessing? That he helped the U.S. government fake the Apollo moon landing, of course! And why in the living hell do people reach that conclusion? Well, for starters, Danny is wearing an Apollo 11 sweater. Oh, you’re still not convinced? Well, the pattern on the red hotel carpet matches a pattern seen on Launch Pad 39A, from which Apollo 11 launched. Kubrick changed the Overlook’s terrifying Room 217 — that’s what it was in King’s book — to Room 237, and the moon is roughly 237,000 miles from Earth. The most damning detail: There are several cans of Tang in the background of the kitchen scenes!