She said: “One gentleman I had been friends with pointed my attention to an open area of a mosaic, a set of panels put together to form a larger picture.
It was a satellite aerial looking down. With a smile on his face he said look over there.
“I saw a round white dot and asked is it a dot of emulsion.
“Grinning he said a dot of emulsion doesn’t leave round shadows, then I saw a round shadow over trees.”I said is this a ufo – he was smiling i can’t tell you that but Ii knew he meant it was, but he couldn’t tell me
“He said well we always have to airbrush them out before they sell them to the public.
“I was just amazed they had a protocol in place for getting rid of ufos in pictures.”
Ms Hare insists her accounts are true, but several people posting on UFO forums claim to have debunked her stories.
Writing on cosmoquest.org, rkeller, gave his opinion.
He said: “Philco Ford was an important contractor in the Apollo days and afterwards as Ford Aerospace into the Shuttle Era.
“While she has claimed she was involved with photo-processing, all of Philco-Ford’s work was for Engineering and Operational support for Mission Control and computer hardware and software for mission control. In other words, she had no access to the photography group at NASA.”
DJW001 posted on abobvetopsecret.com: “All that she says is that someone told her that a particular room is where they airbrushed the UFOs out of pictures. It may have been intended as a joke at her expense. She has managed to turn that joke into a career.”
And a post on Jamesoburg.org concluded: “I believe it was impossible then or now for NASA to produce Earth surface images with sufficient detail to show a tree and its shadow. A vigorous search by several UFO buffs recently for such pictures in NASA’s archives failed to locate any.”
NASA refuses to respond to conspiracy theories and UFO claims, but Express.co.uk has asked it to comment on Ms Hare’s allegations.