PART I: ALIENS
by Anthony Forwood (2011)
11: Artifacts of Life on Mars and the Moon
Most scientists will concede that there were probably some forms of life on Mars at some point in the distant past, but which have since disappeared as the planet itself died. But whether they will openly accept that there has ever been intelligent life on Mars is another matter. Few scientists will dare to make such an admission for fear of risking their credibility and their careers, given the amount of controversy and ridicule that such ideas have come to provoke through mass conditioning. Nonetheless, if there was any life on Mars that was as evolved as we humans are today, then such life may have been able to survive long enough on the dying planet that archeological evidence might still be fairly abundant there. This would largely depend on whether they survived even after the planet’s mantle had cooled and its tectonic plates had ceased moving (as is the case today) so that any surface artifacts that remained would not have been lost by natural planetary events such as earthquakes and volcanic activity, which would otherwise effectively bury them.
But why should we even think that Mars was ever a life-bearing planet, except out of purely imaginative speculation? It’s the next most likely planet in our solar system besides our own Earth to have ever been able to support life, but this doesn’t mean that it ever did. Something more than just this fact has influenced the idea and kept it alive in the human conscience for so many years. Even before scientists discovered a Martian meteorite in the Antarctic at the end of the twentieth century that showed signs of fossilized microscopic life forms, the idea was already well entrenched in our minds that there might be intelligent life on that planet, and not for a lack of evidence.
There have been a number of very interesting phenomena witnessed by astronomers over the years and centuries, occurring on the surface of Mars. In 1862, both Sir Norman Lockyer and another man named Sacchi, separately observed a long train of clouds on the planet’s surface, four days apart from each other. On October 24th, 1864, and January 3rd, 1865, red lights were observed on opposite sides of Mars. On June 17th, 1873, a Dr. Sage of England officially observed a luminous object leave Mars and arrive just five seconds later over the skies of Austria-Hungary before exploding. On June 10th, 1892, what resembled searchlight beams were observed projecting from Mars towards Earth. This was witnessed again both in 1928 and 1936 by French astronomers and confirmed by a Professor Robert Damion. Also in 1892, on August 3rd, witnesses from different locations in England saw rapid flashes of light on the Martian surface that could not be explained. Other brilliant and clearly defined lights have been observed on Mars’ surface, having an obviously nonrandom distribution in their locations and moving or changing in color. These latter occurred in the years 1890, 1892, 1894, 1900, 1911, 1924, 1937, 1952, 1954, 1967, and 1971. Alternatively, extremely dark spots of a transient nature were observed on the Martian surface in 1925, 1952, and 1954.
Many strange geometrical patterns have also been observed on Mars’ surface. Dr. William H. Pickering was the first man to report these, and was later joined by Harold T. Wilkins, a respected English archeologist-mythologist, who recorded his findings in his book, Flying Saucers on the Attack. These observations included a vast octagon that was soon replaced by a five-pointed star, a cross enclosed in a circle, equilateral triangles, and other obviously artificial configurations. On November 24th, 1894, at Lowell Observatory, Pickering observed a self-luminous object stationed about twenty miles above the unilluminated Martian surface. He also observed a seventy minute long light display on the planet’s surface on December 17th, 1900, and believed there was an intelligent pattern to it. On January 15th, 1950, Tsuneo Saheki, a Japanese astronomer, witnessed a similar display on the Martian surface, as well as what he considered to be atomic explosions. The latter were the brightness of a sixth-magnitude star – far more intense than any natural surface activity could possibly be – and lasted for five minutes.
Nikola Tesla, one of the most brilliant inventors and discoverers that ever lived, believed that he was communicating with intelligent beings from Mars, and was supported in his convictions by none other than Lord Kelvin, who publicly announced his agreement on May 18th, 1902. Guglielmo Marconi, another great scientist and a contemporary of Tesla’s, was also convinced that he had intercepted communications from Mars while conducting atmospheric experiments with wireless technology on board his yacht Electra.
Although astronomers had already been able to closely observe the Martian planet, and their telescopes were quite sufficient to easily notice such objects, both of Mars’s moons, Deimos and Phobos, were for some reason not discovered until 1877. Along with our own moon, these celestial objects do not appear to be at all natural. Phobos is inexplicably gaining speed in its orbit, currently making three and a half orbits in one Martian day, and this orbit is too circularly perfect to seem natural. It also orbits in a direction counter to every other known body in the universe – west to east. Phobos and our own moon have both been suggested to be hollow, due to a discrepancy between their positions relative to their host planets and their calculated masses. Our own moon is one quarter (1/4) the diameter of Earth, but only one eightieth (1/80) its mass. Our moon, strangely, rotates exactly once for every orbit it makes around Earth, so that we’re always exposed to its same face. This is very unusual, and seems to have somehow been unnaturally caused. The appearance of the Phobos moon is rather strange. Its main surface feature is an enormous, perfectly round crater that takes up a third of the moon’s diameter. A secondary feature is a perfectly straight groove or track mark that traverses this moon’s circumference and leads to the giant crater. These grooves or tracks were noticed to have increased in number in the eighteen years between the time of the Mariner 9 and the Phobos 2 space probes. It has been suggested that both Phobos and our own moon might be interstellar space vehicles, and although this might seem like an outrageous idea, it makes more logical sense than what scientists are only able to assume about these two objects.
US space projects that have been undertaken to explore Mars have resulted in some compelling evidence that intelligent life once existed there, and perhaps still does. This evidence was first revealed in photographs taken of the planet’s surface by NASA’s 1972 Mariner probes, which showed what appeared to be pyramidal structures in the Elysium region of Mars, and which had been commented on at the time by the noted cosmologist Carl Sagan, but few people took further notice. Also noticed was what appeared to be artificially formed walls or possibly stepped terraces whose overall formation closely resembles that of Machu Picchu, Peru. This latter site is found close to the southern Martian pole and is aptly referred to as ‘Inca City’.
Then, with the 1976 Viking probes, there was the further discovery of what appear to be a number of other structures of artificial design on the Martian surface, this time on the opposite side of the planet in the Cydonia Mensae region. These include what appear to be pyramidal structures and a large human-like face that appears to have been carved out of a natural mound. Careful photo analysis of this region has revealed many finer details that suggest artificial design even more strongly, including structures aligned at perfect right angles to each other and on a perfect east-west orientation – very similar to the way our own city blocks are commonly laid out. Some of these structures show evidence of having undergone serious damage at some point in the past.
Many mathematical correlates have also been found within and between the Mars structures that strongly suggest artificial design and an advanced knowledge of planetary measurements. Similar correlates have also been found with the pyramids at Giza and with other ancient megalithic sites here on Earth as well. Although they are too intricate to get into here, these findings are discussed in depth in a number of published books, most notably by the author/researcher Richard C. Hoagland.
Other apparently artificial anomalies exist in other places on the Martian surface. One of these, improperly named the ‘Crater Pyramid’, is located five hundred miles northeast of Cydonia in the Deuteronilus Mensae region. Here, a tall spire sits near the rim of a crater and casts it’s long, thin shadow across the Martian surface. It is estimated to reach as high as two thousand feet into the Martian sky. Similar strange spires show up elsewhere as well, including on the surface of our own moon.
Further to all of this, in 1989, the Soviets lost two separate probes, Phobos 1 and Phobos 2, while attempting to investigate the more mysterious of Mars’ moons, Phobos. One probe lost all further radio contact with Earth, while the other was said to have been destroyed by an impact of some sort. But prior to the second probe being lost, it sent a very unusual final image back to Earth. This image showed a dark elliptical object, estimated to be twelve to sixteen miles in length, positioned in space between the planet’s surface and the Phobos moon. A similar object had been photographed a few days previously as well. Also discovered in later analysis of the images that Phobos 2 sent back to Earth was a two hundred and thirty square mile area consisting of what appears to be a grid pattern of parallel lines and rectangles, but these images were taken by an infrared camera that revealed heat sources, rather than regular topographical images, meaning that these were underground features. This seemed to indicate an underground city.
In 1993, the American Observer probe to Mars was also reportedly lost, again due to the failure of the radio link. Just prior to it being launched, it was discovered that dirt and debris had gotten into certain components, including one of its high-resolution cameras. It was suspected by NASA officials that somebody had attempted to sabotage this probe. Whatever the case, this was discovered at the last minute and corrected, only to lose the probe anyway, three days from reaching its destination. This eventual loss may also have been sabotage. The radio link had been ordered to be temporarily turned off for questionable reasons, totally disregarding the fact that by doing so it might never be re-established, which it apparently wasn’t. It is suspected by some that this Observer probe was hijacked, and the data link was privately maintained by unknown parties working at NASA. Many of the people working at NASA are high-ranking members of secret societies, such as the Freemasons, and may be using their positions of influence to pursue the agendas of these secret groups.
Mars is not the only celestial body on which strange anomalies have been observed. Closer to home, our own moon has been the setting for the observation of strange lights and geometrical patterns. Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel, discoverer of the planet Uranus, observed small, luminous points of bright light on the moon in 1783, 1787, and 1790. In 1794, Dr. William Wilkins of Norwich, England, as well as others, observed a stationary light on the moon’s dark side, bright enough to be visible to the naked eye, which lasted for fifteen minutes and grew brighter before it disappeared. On October 20th, 1824, a sometimes-flashing light was seen on the moon’s dark side. On January 22nd, 1825, just months later, two separate lights were observed, one of them in the Aristarchus crater. On May 13th, 1870, a number of English astronomers observed lights in the Plato crater, from four to twenty-eight at any given time. In 1877, bright lights were reported in the Proclus and Picard craters. On June 17th, 1877, Professor Henry Harrison of New York observed a light in the moon’s shadowed side. On September 7th, 1820, a number of people saw objects flying in a straight line at regular intervals during a lunar eclipse. A similar phenomenon was witnessed during a solar eclipse on August 7th, 1869, by a Professor Swift of Illinois and by Professors Hines and Zentmayer in Europe. In 1874, large numbers of dark objects were reportedly seen crossing the moon, and on April 24th, 1874, Professor Schafarik of Prague observed a dazzlingly white object that slowly traversed the moon’s disk. Other objects were reported in 1892, 1896, 1899, 1902, 1910, 1912, and 1917. In 1877, Monsieur Trouvelot of the Meudon Observatory observed what appeared to be a luminous cable in Eudoxus crater, and a Dr. Klien reported seeing a luminous triangle in the Plato crater. On the same night as this latter incident, a number of observers saw ‘flakes’ of light converging on the floor of Plato crater from every other crater and forming into a triangle.
Further anomalous sightings have been made on the moon’s surface over the years, including a curved wall, synchronous lights, changing patches of color, reddish smoke and shadows, black spots, shafts of light, crosses, an acute-angle triangle, etc. In 1952, Dr. H. H. Nuninger, director of Arizona’s American Meteorite Museum, discovered a twenty-mile long tunnel with smooth walls that connects the craters Messier and Pickering in the Sea of Fecundity. In 1953, former science editor for the New York Herald-Tribune, John O’Neill, observed a bridge-like structure of approximately twelve miles in length spanning the Sea of Crisis. H. P. Wilkins, head of the British Astronomical Association’s Lunar Section, confirmed the sighting and expressed the opinion that it appeared artificial in nature and was probably of recent construction. Dome-like structures have also been frequently observed on the lunar surface, often disappearing, only to reappear elsewhere. On September 29th, 1958, huge alphabetic characters – PYAX JWA – were seen on the moon’s surface by Dr. Kenzahuro Toyoda of Menjii University in Japan. On February 4th, 1966, the Soviet lunar probe, Luna 9, photographed two straight lines of towering structures in the Sea of Storms. Identical structures were later observed in the Utopia region of the Martian surface. These lunar towers were calculated to be approximately fifteen stories high and evenly spaced. On November 20th, 1966, the US space probe Orbiter 2 snapped a picture of six spires arranged in a geometrical pattern in the Sea of Tranquility.
Although the unusual events and anomalies presented here provide strong evidence that intelligent life once existed in our solar system and apparently still does, NASA refuses to acknowledge this or publicly look into it further, and has even gone out of its way and acted rather dishonorably in order to keep the public ignorant of these things. It is only through the tenacious efforts of such private investigators as Richard C. Hoagland that we know about this and other evidence at all. When the public found out about the face at Cydonia, NASA was reluctantly pressured into exploring it further during the next Mars mission. They took several more pictures of the Cydonia region when the lighting on the face would reveal more features that would hopefully be conclusive proof that the first images were not just a coincidence of shadow formations. The new pictures, however, have not been very revealing one way or the other, and the question of whether it’s an artificially designed face or just a trick of light still remains unanswered.
It might be concluded that all of the excitement over the face might have been unwarranted, but the actions (and inactions) of NASA regarding this issue is by itself enough to raise a great deal of suspicion. Since the artificial face at Cydonia was first discovered and brought to the public’s awareness, NASA has gone out of its way to make it difficult to learn the truth, one way or the other. They have purposely renumbered the photo images in question so as to make it hard for anyone to find them on their official website, and they have taken the attitude that their conclusions regarding these images are the final word on the subject, without providing any relevant information as to how they arrived at such a conclusion. Nor have they acknowledged the analyses of other investigators, and have instead effectively ignored them and not bothered to respond to their inquiries regarding this issue. Is this how fair and objective science is conducted?
NASA works hand in hand with the US military, and although they are a public institution that depends on tax dollars for their existence, they operate as though they were a private institution that is not there for the benefit of the public, and therefore not answerable to them. One would think that the possibility of intelligent life on our neighboring planet would be a matter of great interest to a space agency, but by all outward appearances it is not, and this seems very strange. Meanwhile, unmanned missions to Mars have continued, albeit with no stated goal other than to study the planet up close. Without being aware of these many anomalous observations that have been made over the years and centuries by professional astronomers, we might only wonder what the real goal of these space missions might be. However, now that the reader is aware of these facts, it becomes more reasonable to believe that there is indeed an ongoing alien presence in our solar system, and the major governments of the world know this, and are doing their best to keep this knowledge out of public awareness. Why?
If there are other intelligent beings inhabiting our solar system, as this evidence indicates, then perhaps the governments of our world have a legitimate desire to keep this knowledge from the greater public, at least until they are able to properly evaluate the situation and its implications, and take whatever steps might be necessary. But necessary for what? For defending against a potential foe? For conditioning us to a new worldview? For maintaining a certain sense of order? The deeper one considers the implications from the perspective of those with the greatest power and influence, the greater is seen the potential desire to hide the truth from the public while taking advantage of it for themselves in the pursuit of their own agendas.
However, these strange phenomena that have been witnessed in the vicinity of the moon and Mars in relatively recent times may not be the first clues that have come up that indicate an alien presence has long existed nearby. The phenomena described in this chapter may just be the latest confirmation of what has been known for a long time among certain groups in our society, and only the latest that they have felt the need to cover up. Other evidence has arisen over the years and centuries, but has always been explained away by whatever means available, or has otherwise been ignored or suppressed, and a systematic method of cover-up has been incorporated into the very foundations of the scientific establishment that has effectively kept silent those who might otherwise promote this evidence for what it more accurately reveals. Much of this evidence suggests that our understanding of our own human origins is hugely inaccurate, and that an advanced civilization existed on Earth long before our own. Whether that civilization was human or otherwise is uncertain, but if all the evidence that I uncover within these pages is taken at face value, we can see that an intelligent human-like presence with advanced technologies has been here on our planet in the distant past, and may still be here today. We will now turn our attention to this other evidence.