Who Parked Our Moon?

Editor’s Note: This essay from Jim Marrs exploring a number of controversial ideas about the Moon was originally published in Above Top Secret: Uncover the Mysteries of the Digital Age (Disinformation, 2008).

Earthshine MoonDespite six announced visits by U.S. astronauts between 1969 and 1972, the Moon remains a riddle to scientists in many regards. The solutions to these riddles could indicate an alien aspect of our familiar Moon.

Called “the Rosetta Stone of the planets” by Dr. Robert Jastrow, the first chairman of NASA’s Lunar Exploration Committee, scientists had hoped by studying the composition of the Moon, to resolve some of the mysteries of how our planet and solar system came into existence.

However, six Moon landings later, science writer Earl Ubell declared, “… the lunar Rosetta Stone remains a mystery. The Moon is more complicated than anyone expected; it is not simply a kind of billiard ball frozen in space and time, as many scientists had believed. Few of the fundamental questions have been answered, but the Apollo rocks and recordings have spawned a score of mysteries, a few truly breath-stopping.”

Among these “breath-stopping” mysteries or anomalies as scientists prefer to call them is the fact that the Moon is far older than previously imagined, perhaps even much older than the Earth and Sun. By examining tracks burned into Moon rocks by cosmic rays, scientists have dated them as billions of years old. Some have been dated back 4.5 billion years, far older than the Earth and nearly as old as the solar system.

The Moon has at least three distinct layers of rocks. Contrary to the idea that heavier objects sink, the heavier rocks are found on the surface. And there is a definite disparity in the distribution of minerals. Ubell asked, “If the Earth and Moon were created at the same time, near each other, why has one body got all the iron [the Earth] and the other [the Moon] not much?” asked Ubell. “The differences suggest that Earth and Moon came into being far from each other, an idea that stumbles over the inability of astrophysicists to explain how exactly the Moon became a satellite of the Earth.”

The Moon is extremely dry and does not appear to have ever had water in any substantial amounts. None of the Moon rocks, regardless of where they were found, contained free water or even water molecules bound into the minerals. Yet Apollo 16 astronauts found Moon rocks that contained bits of rusted iron. Since oxidation requires oxygen and free hydrogen, this rust indicates there must be water somewhere on the Moon.

Furthermore, instruments left behind by Apollo missions sent a signal to Earth on March 7, 1971, indicating a “wind” of water had crossed the Moon’s surface. Since any water on the airless Moon surface vaporizes and behaves like the wind on Earth, the question became where did this water originate? The vapor cloud eruptions lasted 14 hours and covered an area of some 100 square miles, prompting Rice University physicists Dr. John Freeman, Jr. and Dr. H. Ken Hills to pronounce the event one of “the most exciting discoveries yet” indicating water within the Moon. The two physicists claimed the water vapor came from deep inside the Moon, apparently released during a moonquake.

NASA officials offered a more mundane, and questionable, explanation. They speculated that two tanks on Apollo descent stages containing between 60 and 100 pounds of water became stressed and ruptured, releasing their contents. Freeman and Hills declined to accept this explanation, pointing out that the two tanks — from Apollo 12 and 14 — were some 180 kilometers apart yet the water vapor was detected with the same flux at both sites although the instruments faced in opposite directions. Skeptics also have understandably questioned the odds of two separate tanks breaking simultaneously and how such a small quantity of water could produce 100 square miles of vapor.

Moon rocks were found to be magnetized—not strong enough to pick up a paper clip, but magnetic nevertheless. However, there is no magnetic field on the Moon itself. So where did the magnetism come from?

The presence of maria, or large seas of smooth solidified molten rock, also presented a mystery. These maria indicate nothing less than a vast outpouring of lava at some distant time. It has now been confirmed that some of the Moon’s craters are of internal origin. Yet there is no indication that the Moon has ever been hot enough to produce volcanic eruptions. Another puzzle is that almost all — four-fifths — of the maria are located on the Moon’s Earthside hemisphere. Few maria mark the far side of the Moon, often erroneously referred to as the “dark side.” Yet the far side contains many more craters and mountainous areas.

In comparison to the rest of the Moon, the maria are relatively free of craters suggesting that craters were covered by lava flow. Adding to this mystery are the mascons — large dense circular masses lying 20 to 40 miles below the center of the Moon’s maria. The mascons were discovered because their denseness distorted the orbits of our spacecraft flying over or near them. One scientist proposed that the mascons are heavy iron meteorites that plunged deep into the Moon while it was in a soft, formable stage. This theory has been discounted since meteorites strike with such high velocities, they would vaporize on contact.

Another mundane explanation is that the mascons are nothing more than lava-filled caverns, but skeptics say there isn’t enough lava present to accomplish this. It would seem these mascons are huge disk-shaped objects possibly of artificial construction. It is unlikely that large circular disks located directly under the center of the maria like a giant bulls-eye happened by accident or coincidence.

Between 1969 and 1977, Apollo mission seismographic equipment registered up to 3,000 “moonquakes” each year of operation. Most of the vibrations were quite small and were caused by meteorite strikes or falling booster rockets. But many other quakes were detected deep inside the Moon. This internal creaking is believed to be caused by the gravitational pull of our planet as most moonquakes occur when the Moon is closest to the Earth.

An event occurred in 1958 in the Moon’s Alphonsus crater, which shook the idea that all internal moonquake activity was simply settling rocks. In November of that year, Soviet astronomer Nikolay A. Kozyrev of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory startled the scientific world by photographing the first recorded gaseous eruption on the Moon near the crater’s peak. Kozyrev attributed this to escaping fluorescent gases. He also detected a reddish glow characteristic of carbon compounds, which “seemed to move and disappeared after an hour.”

Some scientists refused to accept Kozyrev’s findings until astronomers at the Lowell Observatory also saw reddish glows on the crests of ridges in the Aristarchus region in 1963. Days later, colored lights on the Moon lasting more than an hour were reported at two separate observatories.

Something was going on inside the volcanically dead Moon. And whatever it is, it occurs the same way at the same time. As the Moon moves closer to the Earth, seismic signals from different stations on the lunar surface detect identical vibrations. It is difficult to accept this movement as a natural phenomenon. For example, a broken artificial hull plate could shift exactly the same way each time the Moon passed near the Earth.

There is evidence to indicate the Moon may be hollow. Studies of Moon rocks indicate that the Moon’s interior differs from the Earth’s mantle in ways suggesting a very small, or even nonexistent, core. As far back as 1962, NASA scientist Dr. Gordon MacDonald stated, “If the astronomical data are reduced, it is found that the data require that the interior of the Moon be less dense than the outer parts. Indeed, it would seem that the Moon is more like a hollow than a homogeneous sphere.”

Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, while scoffing at the possibility of a hollow moon, nevertheless admitted that since heavier materials were on the surface, it is quite possible that giant caverns exist within the Moon. MIT’s Dr. Sean C. Solomon wrote, “The Lunar Orbiter experiments vastly improved our knowledge of the Moon’s gravitational field … indicating the frightening possibility that the Moon might be hollow.”

Why frightening? The significance was stated by astronomer Carl Sagan way back in his 1966 work Intelligent Life in the Universe, “A natural satellite cannot be a hollow object.”

The most startling evidence that the Moon could be hollow came on November 20, 1969, when the Apollo 12 crew, after returning to their command ship, sent the lunar module (LM) ascent stage crashing back onto the Moon creating an artificial moonquake. The LM struck the surface about 40 miles from the Apollo 12 landing site where ultra-sensitive seismic equipment recorded something both unexpected and astounding—the Moon reverberated like a bell for more than an hour. The vibration wave took almost eight minutes to reach a peak, and then decreased in intensity. At a news conference that day, one of the co-directors of the seismic experiment, Maurice Ewing, told reporters that scientists were at a loss to explain the ringing. “As for the meaning of it, I’d rather not make an interpretation right now. But it is as though someone had struck a bell, say, in the belfry of a church a single blow and found that the reverberation from it continued for 30 minutes.”

It was later established that small vibrations had continued on the Moon for more than an hour. The phenomenon was repeated when the Apollo 13’s third stage was sent crashing onto the Moon by radio command, striking with the equivalent of 11 tons of TNT. According to NASA, this time the Moon “reacted like a gong.” Although seismic equipment was more than 108 miles from the crash site, recordings showed reverberations lasted for three hours and 20 minutes and traveled to a depth of 22 to 25 miles.

Subsequent studies of man-made crashes on the Moon yielded similar results. After one impact the Moon reverberated for four hours. This ringing coupled with the density problem on the Moon reinforces the idea of a hollow moon. Scientists hoped to record the impact of a meteor large enough to send shock waves to the Moon’s core and back and settle the issue. That opportunity came on May 13, 1972, when a large meteor stuck the Moon with the equivalent force of 200 tons of TNT. After sending shock waves deep into the interior of the Moon, scientists were baffled to find that none returned, confirming that there is something unusual about the Moon’s core, or lack thereof.

Dr. Farouk El Baz was quoted as saying, “There are many undiscovered caverns suspected to exist beneath the surface of the Moon. Several experiments have been flown to the Moon to see if there actually were such caverns.” The results of these experiments have not been made public.

It seems apparent that the Moon has a tough, hard outer shell and a light or nonexistent interior. The Moon’s shell contains dense minerals such as titanium, used on Earth in the construction of aircraft and space vehicles.

Many people still recall watching our astronauts on TV as they vainly tried to drill through the crust of a Moon maria. Their specially designed drills could only penetrate a few inches. The puzzle of the Moon’s hard surface was compounded by the discovery of what appeared to be processed metals.

Experts were surprised to find lunar rocks bearing brass, mica and amphibole in addition to the near-pure titanium. Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237 — elements not previously found in nature — were discovered in Moon rocks, according to the Argone National Laboratory. While still trying to explain the presence of these materials, scientists were further startled to learn of rust-proof iron particles in a soil sample from the Sea of Crisis. In 1976, the Associated Press reported that the Soviets had announced the discovery of iron particles that “do not rust” in samples brought back by an unmanned Moon mission in 1970. Iron that does not rust is unknown in nature and well beyond present Earth technology.

Undoubtedly the greatest mystery concerning our Moon is how it came to be there in the first place. Prior to the Apollo missions, one serious theory as to the Moon’s origin was that it broke off of the Earth eons ago. Although no one could positively locate where on Earth it originated, many speculated the loss of material explained the huge gouge in the Earth, which forms the Pacific Ocean. However, this idea was discarded when it was found that there is little similarity between the composition of our world and the Moon.

A more recent theory had the Moon created out of space debris left over from the creation of the Earth. This concept proved untenable in light of current gravitational theory, which indicates that one large object will accumulate all loose material, leaving none for the formation of another large body. It is now generally accepted that the Moon originated elsewhere and entered the Earth’s gravitational field at some point in the distant past.

Here theories diverge — one stating that the Moon was originally a planet which collided with the Earth creating debris which combined forming the Moon while another states the Moon, while wandering through our solar system, was captured and pulled into orbit by Earth’s gravity. Neither of these theories are especially compelling because of the lack of evidence that neither the Earth nor the Moon seem to have been physically disrupted by a past close encounter. There is no debris in space indicating a past collision and it does not appear that the Earth and the Moon developed during the same time period.

As for the “capture” theory, even scientist Isaac Asimov, well known for his works of fiction, has written, “It’s too big to have been captured by the Earth. The chances of such a capture having been effected and the Moon then having taken up nearly circular orbit around our Earth are too small to make such an eventuality credible.”

Asimov was right to consider the Moon’s orbit — it is not only nearly a perfect circle, but stationary, one side always facing the Earth with only the slightest variation. As far as we know, it’s the only natural satellite with such an orbit.

This circular orbit is especially odd considering that the Moon’s center of mass lies more than a mile closer to the Earth than its geometric center. This fact alone should produce an unstable, wobbly orbit, much as a ball with its mass off center will not roll in a straight line. Additionally, almost all of the other satellites in our solar system orbit in the plane of their planet’s equator. Not so the Moon, whose orbit lies strangely nearer the Earth’s orbit around the Sun or inclined to the Earth’s ecliptic by more than five degrees. Add to this the fact that the Moon’s bulge — located on the side facing away from Earth — thus negating the idea that it was caused by the Earth’s gravitational pull — makes for an off-balanced world.

It seems impossible that such an oddity could naturally fall into such a precise and circular orbit. It is a fascinating conundrum as articulated by science writer William Roy Shelton, who wrote, “It is important to remember that something had to put the Moon at or near its present circular pattern around the Earth. Just as an Apollo spacecraft circling the Earth every 90 minutes while 100 miles high has to have a velocity of roughly 18,000 miles per hour to stay in orbit, so something had to give the Moon the precisely required velocity for its weight and altitude … The point—and it is one seldom noted in considering the origin of the Moon — is that it is extremely unlikely that any object would just stumble into the right combination of factors required to stay in orbit. ‘Something’ had to put the Moon at its altitude, on its course and at its speed. The question is: what was that ‘something’?”

If the precise and stationary orbit of the Moon is seen as sheer coincidence, is it also coincidence that the Moon is at just the right distance from the Earth to completely cover the Sun during an eclipse? While the diameter of the Moon is a mere 2,160 miles against the Sun’s gigantic 864,000 miles, it is nevertheless in just the proper position to block out all but the Sun’s flaming corona when it moves between the Sun and the Earth. Asimov explained: “There is no astronomical reason why the Moon and the Sun should fit so well. It is the sheerest of coincidences, and only the Earth among all the planets is blessed in this fashion.”

Is it merely coincidence? How does one explain this and many other Moon mysteries?

In July 1970, two Russian scientists, Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov, published an article in the Soviet journal Sputnik entitled “Is the Moon the Creation of Alien Intelligence?” They advanced the theory that the Moon is not a completely natural world, but a planetoid that was hollowed out eons ago in the far reaches of space by intelligent beings possessing a technology far superior to ours. Huge machines were used to melt rock and form large cavities within the Moon, spewing the molten refuse onto the surface. Protected by a hull-like inner shell plus a reconstructed outer shell of metallic rocky junk, this gigantic craft was steered through the cosmos and finally parked in orbit around the Earth.

In their article Vasin and Shcherbakov wrote, “Abandoning the traditional paths of ‘common sense,’ we have plunged into what may at first sight seem to be unbridled and irresponsible fantasy. But the more minutely we go into all the information gathered by man about the Moon, the more we are convinced that there is not a single fact to rule out our supposition. Not only that, but many things so far considered to be lunar enigmas are explainable in the light of this new hypothesis.”

Outrageous as the spaceship moon theory might first appear, consider how this model reconciles all of the mysteries of the Moon. It would explain why the Moon gives evidence of being much older than the Earth and perhaps even our solar system and why there are three distinct layers within the Moon, with the densest materials in the outside layer, exactly as one would expect of the “hull” of a spacecraft. It could also explain why no sign of water has been found on the Moon’s surface, yet there is evidence it exists deep inside. This theory also would explain the strange maria and mascons, perhaps the remnants of the machinery used to hollow out the Moon. The idea of an artificial satellite could explain the odd, rhythmic “moonquakes” as artificial constructs reacting the same way during periods of stress from the Earth’s pull. And artificial equipment beneath the Moon’s surface might be the source of the gas clouds that have been observed.

Intelligent “terraforming” of the Moon could prove the solution to the argument between “hot moon” and “cold moon” scientists — they are both right! The Moon originally was a cold world, which was transformed into a spacecraft by artificially heating and expelling vast quantities of its interior. This theory also could explain the seeming contradictions over the question of a hollow moon. If the Moon originally was a solid world which was artificially hollowed out, there would be evidence of both phases—exactly what we have with current Moon knowledge.

An artificially hollowed-out Moon would explain why the satellite rings like a bell for hours after struck and why specimens of tough, refractory metals such as titanium, chromium and circonium; “rust-proof” iron; Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237 have been found there.

In fact, the spaceship moon theory may come closer than any other in reconciling the questions over the origin and amazing orbit of the Moon.

But we are not supposed to consider this thesis. The circular logic of modern science regarding the origins of the Moon runs something like this: We know that extraterrestrials don’t exist but we do know that the Moon exists and has been mentioned throughout human history. We humans did not create it or place it in Earth’s orbit, so it must have been done by extraterrestrials. But since we know they don’t exist, we will simply call it an anomaly and will not publicly say anything more about this.

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  • Vjebus2

    What about metoric dust? Can’t the non erosive dust layer, have been what makes up most of the surface if the moon. Since the earth erodes, it is in comstant flux between erosion and the surface dust is aquires in tons per year. The moon does not have the rate of natural erosion that the earth does, and therefore simply collects all meteoric debris on its surface, including many of the elements mentioned in this article.

    • Jiggs

      After all these years of looking, seems like we would have detected evidence of these never-before-seen elements, even if only in very small and rare quantities. But you might be right.

      • GoatGuy

        The FICTION is that the elements U236 and Np237 aren’t seen on Earth. They are. Look up in Wikipedia. (I did). The amounts found in lunar materials are so miniscule (handfuls of atoms), that the suggestion if there being “considerable quantities of U236 (etc)” is just hogwash.

        • Andrewdr13

          You guys are making everything way to complicated and you can’t just accept the fact that God put the moon there just like he did the sun that hangs so perfectly for US humans to survive PERFECTLY on earth. For real? Why does everyone try to find answers outside of God?? King Solomon said it best, “there is nothing new under the sun and everything without God is in vain”

          • GoatGuy

            See response to Hitman2100.

          • God Fell Down

            GOD had nothing to do with the chaos of the cosmos finding harmony favorable for life. If he did he would have made harmony on earth for “his” children.
            All hail the flying spaghetti monster!
            Give praise unto his meatballs of glory!
            Feel the divine stickiness of his flowing noodles!
            Drink of his holy sauce!

          • Tony Harris

            The only problem with that explanation is that it leads us to nowhere. Whereas if you take the idea that natural processes led to the creation of the Sun, Moon, and Earth, that leads us to deeper knowledge.

            I’m sure Solomon would have loved the scientific method.

        • Hitman2100

          almost as rediculous as stating Wikipedia as an information source…hahha!

          • GoatGuy

            True… after all, Wikipedia only has 3,413,000 articles … in English alone … some of which are bogus, but the majority of which are earnest efforts to increase the store of human knowledge. Hardly anywhere near as authoritative as the Bible, which we well know was written by over 2,500 anonymous authors. I’m certain AndrewDR13 would agree.

  • Vjebus2

    What about metoric dust? Can’t the non erosive dust layer, have been what makes up most of the surface if the moon. Since the earth erodes, it is in comstant flux between erosion and the surface dust is aquires in tons per year. The moon does not have the rate of natural erosion that the earth does, and therefore simply collects all meteoric debris on its surface, including many of the elements mentioned in this article.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I’ve always thought the moon was a really odd thing. How does it always have the same side facing earth?

    The moon orbits, it does not revolve. The man in the moon is always there! Do the moons of other planets do this?

    • Jiggs

      “Do the moons of other planets do this?”
      The article said NO.
      Reading Comprehension: C-

      • GoodDoktorBad

        All the moons everywhere or just what is known? The statement wasn’t clear on this. I was looking for clarification, which you didn’t provide either……

        F -for Fuck off -smart ass……..

        • Jiggs

          Yeah, you’re probably right. He might have meant all the moons everywhere, known and unknown, in the whole fucking universe.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/DHML3RPNIIK5PVV76J7IMY6DJY Denver

        From wiki, “Most significant moons in the Solar System are tidally locked with their primaries,”

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_locking

        And?

      • starstuff

        The first easy-to-demonstrate factual error I saw in this was this idea that the moon is unique among the solar system in that it always faces the the same side to Earth as it orbits (synchronous rotation). In fact, most moons in the solar system do that, including all 4 Galilean moons of Jupiter. Here are the data: http://www.solarviews.com/eng/data1.htm#orb for example. When O is approximately equal to R you have synchronous rotation, just like the moon.

      • Grantporter222

        YES, our moon is not the only strange moon in our solar system! Have a look at Saturns moon Iapetus it is another of the moons in our solar system that is “obviously” artificial. See it here: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=99123 or here: http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon1.htm for a more detailed look at this so-called anomaly…

      • Grantporter222

        YES, our moon is not the only strange moon in our solar system! Have a look at Saturns moon Iapetus it is another of the moons in our solar system that is “obviously” artificial. See it here: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=99123 or here: http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon1.htm for a more detailed look at this so-called anomaly…

    • GoatGuy

      The moon orbits the earth AND it revolves – at exactly the same rate. Thus one face always faces us, and the other never does. It may have revolved very early after its formation, but the closeness of it to the earth (about 1/3 the distance!) and the Earth’s very large relative mass, caused its rotation to cease (magnetic quenching as well as gravitational tidal friction), and also to gradually launch it into the present, much more distant orbit.

      =GoatGuy=

      • GoodDoktorBad

        Interesting, thanks for the info…… not easily understood, but appreciated.

        • Jiggs

          Well, if GoatGuy said it, it MUST be true. Unfortunately GG provides no credible references or support to back up anything he says. Just another in a long line of copy-paste gas bag “Wiki”-know-nothings.

          • GoodDoktorBad

            He is already more credible than you, at least he tries to give good information- all you do is agitate and judge.

            You are so lame……

          • Jiggs

            GG said, “The moon orbits the earth AND it revolves – at exactly the same rate.” Then said, “…and the Earth’s very large relative mass, caused its rotation to CEASE…”

            So, according to GG, the Moon rotates AND ceased its rotation. Pretty good trick, and not very helpful. And reason enough not to take what he, or anyone else, including Jim Marrs, has to say as the “last word.”

          • Tony Harris

            No, my friend. What GG is saying is that the moon’s “day” is exactly the same as its “month: (revolution around earth).

          • Jiggs

            GG said, “The moon orbits the earth AND it revolves – at exactly the same rate.” Then said, “…and the Earth’s very large relative mass, caused its rotation to CEASE…”

            So, according to GG, the Moon rotates AND ceased its rotation. Pretty good trick, and not very helpful. And reason enough not to take what he, or anyone else, including Jim Marrs, has to say as the “last word.”

          • starstuff

            That would be true Jiggs, except that GoatGuy is exactly right. Here’s your data: http://www.solarviews.com/eng/data1.htm#orb

          • Jiggs

            Thanks for the link.

          • Jiggs

            Thanks for the link.

          • disclosenow

            Astronauts and nasa employees have all verified his claims to some degree and ham radio operators across the world intercepted censored transmissions of Neil Armstrong historic moon landing verifiying the extra-terrestrial prescence…

            Saturns moon Iapetus is also one of the moons in our solar system that is “obviously” artificial. See it here: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=99123 or here: http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon1.htm for a more detailed look at this so-called anomaly…

            These beings have been here for thousands and thousands of years, watching and manipulating us, they are mentioned by ancient cultures like the sumerians, egyptians, hopi indians, vedic indians and many other cultures too, even the bible discusses them, although we have been taught to believe a bunch of lies.

            The churchs have always been opposed to scientific advancements to explain things, now you know why! I loved the comment above, “It’s the vacuum sealed, peer-reviewed Ivory Tower “egg heads” and “rocket scientists” who spent the last 200 years looking out the wrong end of the telescope”.

            Some more interseting info: Dr Faruk El Abaz the goto guy for the pyramids of egypt, you know the guy you always see on history or discovery channel lying about who built the pyramids. Yes, that guy – he was a NASA employee and was the one who chose the landing site for apollo11.

            Now you should ask yourself why would an archaeologist studying the pyramids in egypt suddenly be interested in the moon? Well it’s simple, they obviously decode or found something in the pyramids that told them to look at the moon, mars and other solar system objects, because the pyramids are all connected to this race or perhaps even our own lost technological advancements in our distant past.

            We might have had ancient highly technological wars in our past and destroyed ourselves only to have to start all over again – the stories of Atlantis speak of wars where three factions destroyed each other with high tech weaponry causing Atlantis to be destroyed, sumerian and mayan cultures to just disappear with no trace…

            Of course, these are all labelled as myths, but myths are born of something factual. But I still lean towards the ET explanation and that can still include our myths!

            One thing is for sure, we are being lied to about so many things, now it’s time to start asking some serious questions!!!

          • Tony Harris

            artificial my obese bepimpled ass.

          • disclosenow

            Astronauts and nasa employees have all verified his claims to some degree and ham radio operators across the world intercepted censored transmissions of Neil Armstrong historic moon landing verifiying the extra-terrestrial prescence…

            Saturns moon Iapetus is also one of the moons in our solar system that is “obviously” artificial. See it here: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=99123 or here: http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon1.htm for a more detailed look at this so-called anomaly…

            These beings have been here for thousands and thousands of years, watching and manipulating us, they are mentioned by ancient cultures like the sumerians, egyptians, hopi indians, vedic indians and many other cultures too, even the bible discusses them, although we have been taught to believe a bunch of lies.

            The churchs have always been opposed to scientific advancements to explain things, now you know why! I loved the comment above, “It’s the vacuum sealed, peer-reviewed Ivory Tower “egg heads” and “rocket scientists” who spent the last 200 years looking out the wrong end of the telescope”.

            Some more interseting info: Dr Faruk El Abaz the goto guy for the pyramids of egypt, you know the guy you always see on history or discovery channel lying about who built the pyramids. Yes, that guy – he was a NASA employee and was the one who chose the landing site for apollo11.

            Now you should ask yourself why would an archaeologist studying the pyramids in egypt suddenly be interested in the moon? Well it’s simple, they obviously decode or found something in the pyramids that told them to look at the moon, mars and other solar system objects, because the pyramids are all connected to this race or perhaps even our own lost technological advancements in our distant past.

            We might have had ancient highly technological wars in our past and destroyed ourselves only to have to start all over again – the stories of Atlantis speak of wars where three factions destroyed each other with high tech weaponry causing Atlantis to be destroyed, sumerian and mayan cultures to just disappear with no trace…

            Of course, these are all labelled as myths, but myths are born of something factual. But I still lean towards the ET explanation and that can still include our myths!

            One thing is for sure, we are being lied to about so many things, now it’s time to start asking some serious questions!!!

          • Tony Harris

            Also backed up by astronomical and geological findings going back to Galileo and Hutton.

    • Dr. Spyn

      It was either Asimov or Clarke who provided a mundane example of how the moon both orbits and rotates: walk around your dining room table facing it at all times. You must rotate to face it as you progress around the table. The moon is just a bigger example.

      • GoodDoktorBad

        The “round the table” analogy is a good one. It makes sense to me now. For some reason, I just couldn’t rap my mind around the whole earth….odd…..

        Thanks

    • disclosenow

      Actually the moon does revolve on it’s axis, it’s just soooo perfectly synchronised to always show the same side to us… The reason for this is that there is currently an extra-terrestrial race observing us from the moon, and their base of operations, is on the backside of the moon according to remarks and statements made by astronauts, nasa employees and confirmed by ham radio operators across the world who intercepted censored transmissions of Neil Armstrong verifiying the extra-terrestrial prescence…

      Gods created the heavens and earth according to the bible… Oops I actually meant a highly advanced race of beings created our moon and others in our solar system. Eg: Saturns moon Iapetus is just one of the moons in our solar system that is “obviously” artificial. See it here: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=99123 or here: http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon1.htm for a more detailed look at this so-called anomaly…

      These beings have been here for thousands and thousands of years, watching and manipulating us, they are mentioned by ancient cultures like the sumerians, egyptians, hopi indians, vedic indians and many other cultures too, even the bible discusses them, although we have been taught to believe a bunch of lies.

      The churchs have always been opposed to scientific advancements to explain things, now you know why! I loved the comment above, “It’s the vacuum sealed, peer-reviewed Ivory Tower “egg heads” and “rocket scientists” who spent the last 200 years looking out the wrong end of the telescope”.

      You have been lied to about so many things now it’s time to start asking some serious questions!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always thought the moon was a really odd thing. How does it always have the same side facing earth?

    The moon orbits, it does not revolve. The man in the moon is always there! Do the moons of other planets do this?

  • Jiggs

    “Do the moons of other planets do this?”
    The article said NO.
    Reading Comprehension: C-

  • Jiggs

    After all these years of looking, seems like we would have detected evidence of these never-before-seen elements, even if only in very small and rare quantities. But you might be right.

  • Jiggs

    That SETTLES it then. What, exactly, I don’t know.

    This is about as highly strange as it can get. Some of the info was familiar, much was not. What a treat. Great compilation, excellent sources. I seem to recall reading that according to a number of indigenous traditions, the Moon is a fairly recent addition. Don’t worry about the sanity of “the masses” when we’re forced to acknowledge the reality of extraterrestrial intelligence. It’s the vacuum sealed, peer-reviewed Ivory Tower “egg heads” and “rocket scientists” who spent the last 200 years looking out the wrong end of the telescope we should be worried about.

    • GoatGuy

      Indigenous traditions also have the Earth resting on the back of a Turtle. Coatlique (Aztec) got pregnant with an obsidian knife and birth the twins, Earth and Moon. There are hundreds of creation myths: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_creation_myths but one thing is certain. They can’t ALL be right (LOL).

      I’m afraid Science’s findings, as pathetic as they seem to mere mortals, are gradually giving a better understanding to the true nature of the history of the planet and its primary satellite.

  • Jiggs

    That SETTLES it then. What, exactly, I don’t know.

    This is about as highly strange as it can get. Some of the info was familiar, much was not. What a treat. Great compilation, excellent sources. I seem to recall reading that according to a number of indigenous traditions, the Moon is a fairly recent addition. Don’t worry about the sanity of “the masses” when we’re forced to acknowledge the reality of extraterrestrial intelligence. It’s the vacuum sealed, peer-reviewed Ivory Tower “egg heads” and “rocket scientists” who spent the last 200 years looking out the wrong end of the telescope we should be worried about.

  • Haystack

    “The circular logic of modern science regarding the origins of the Moon runs something like this: We know that extraterrestrials don’t exist but we do know that the Moon exists and has been mentioned throughout human history. We humans did not create it or place it in Earth’s orbit, so it must have been done by extraterrestrials. But since we know they don’t exist, we will simply call it an anomaly and will not publicly say anything more about this.”

    I’ve never met a scientist who had trouble believing in extraterrestrials, they just don’t look for ways to insert aliens into any and every anomaly they come across.

  • Haystack

    “The circular logic of modern science regarding the origins of the Moon runs something like this: We know that extraterrestrials don’t exist but we do know that the Moon exists and has been mentioned throughout human history. We humans did not create it or place it in Earth’s orbit, so it must have been done by extraterrestrials. But since we know they don’t exist, we will simply call it an anomaly and will not publicly say anything more about this.”

    I’ve never met a scientist who had trouble believing in extraterrestrials, they just don’t look for ways to insert aliens into any and every anomaly they come across.

  • Anonymous

    All the moons everywhere or just what is known? The statement wasn’t clear on this. I was looking for clarification, which you didn’t provide either……

    F -for Fuck off -smart ass……..

  • Iq Wit

    I’ll go with the caramel covered cheese ball theory. A troublesome asteroid is re-directed by a motor “mascon” wich also converts it’s load into a molten mass via exothermic reaction as it approaches a convenient target. Splat goes the Mora, and another flight path is cleared. Once the target has reached a mass that is compatible with a nearby Mother Planet, the sticky faced moon is left as a tack rag for smaller space dust and a nice little shield..”Cause you would want the softer side facing out”…and a brain teaser for the naked apes with the overclocked wet wiring. .. Caution monitor: Gi-Do trolls detected.

  • Iq Wit

    I’ll go with the caramel covered cheese ball theory. A troublesome asteroid is re-directed by a motor “mascon” wich also converts it’s load into a molten mass via exothermic reaction as it approaches a convenient target. Splat goes the Mora, and another flight path is cleared. Once the target has reached a mass that is compatible with a nearby Mother Planet, the sticky faced moon is left as a tack rag for smaller space dust and a nice little shield..”Cause you would want the softer side facing out”…and a brain teaser for the naked apes with the overclocked wet wiring. .. Caution monitor: Gi-Do trolls detected.

  • lvleph

    A lot of your analysis assumes a static relation between the moon and the earth, but external forces could have forced the moon into its current position, orbit, and orientation. There is no reason the moon could not have been struck by some sort of comet or asteroid that would have forced a slow down in the rotation or orbit of the moon, thus forcing it to face in a different direction than it did initially. You also claim that the moon has a circular orbit, but it is, in fact, “[t]he orbit of the Moon is distinctly elliptical with an average eccentricity of 0.0549.” The location of the moons orbit is a result of its speed. It had no choice but to be located where it is.

    Anyway, moving on.

    • GoatGuy

      See above – earth’s tidal pull has circularized the Moons eccentric orbit. All that remains now is its eliptic coefficients and the nutation of the orb itself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCKmZXhVvkQ

      GoatGuy

  • Anonymous

    A lot of your analysis assumes a static relation between the moon and the earth, but external forces could have forced the moon into its current position, orbit, and orientation. There is no reason the moon could not have been struck by some sort of comet or asteroid that would have forced a slow down in the rotation or orbit of the moon, thus forcing it to face in a different direction than it did initially. You also claim that the moon has a circular orbit, but it is, in fact, “[t]he orbit of the Moon is distinctly elliptical with an average eccentricity of 0.0549.” The location of the moons orbit is a result of its speed. It had no choice but to be located where it is.

    Anyway, moving on.

  • Rich
  • Jiggs

    Yeah, you’re probably right. He might have meant all the moons everywhere, known and unknown, in the whole fucking universe.

  • Anonymous

    There are few mysteries here, really.

    The moon is thought to have been spalled off during a collision between the Earth and a Mars sized protoplanet, very early in the Solar System’s consolidation phase. (Not surprising: there were at least hundreds if not a thousand planetoids ranging in size from the moons of Jupiter to Earth and the Jovians). Naturally, the heaviest metal core of the planetoid was most attracted to the Earths core, remaining largely behind.

    The moon’s thick mantle is almost identical in composition to the Earths mantle. Another misconception buried.

    The moon’s surface (“3rd layer”) of regolith is a nearly homogeneous mixture of fragmented bits of rocky, metallic, carbonaceous (chondrite) meteors, and the pulverized remains of the moon’s early surface as well. In even a teaspoon-full of the recovered regolith, one finds shards of iron-nickel, iron oxides, all sorts of silicates, oxides and aluminates. Its all quite mixed, having been churned for the last 4,000,000,000 years.

    The moon – like all spherical bodies – “rings when struck”. The earth does, as will all planetoids. The moon doesn’t have the background vibration of the earth (no waves and oceans), so even the smallest reverberations can make it through the planet for many minutes.

    Further, the “mass of the moon” is not concentrated at the surface. An extremely few heavy (mafic) or metallic bolides – if thought of in exclusion to all the rest of the regolith – might give this author’s impression of the mass being at the surface, but this is not the case.

    The Maria (latin = “seas”) are indeed massive basaltic flood plains, same as we have all over the Earth. The radioactivity of the Moon’s core and lower mantle – same as Earth – undoubtedly accumulated enough heat that the flood basalts could form and rise to the surface a billion or so years ago. This was the last age of massive vulcanism on the moon.

    The “mascon” (which is an acronym for “mass concentration”) found under some of the marias is perfectly reasonable: magma chambers under the flood basalts remain full of, now-hardened, basalt. Basalt is remarkably heavy, dense and would give rise to the very satellite orbital variances that have been observed. Thus, another mystery debunked.

    The center of mass – by definition – is the CENTER of mass. It is a few miles from the geometric center of the moon because the moon’s earth-synchronous rotation keeps a single face pointing to our superior mass. The mass has moved internally. THINK FOLKS: our oceans move all over the place, twice a day ‘cuz of the moon. You think the moon’s masses might just move a bit ‘cuz of the Earth’s 16x greater mass?

    Theories that posit that the moon did not come into existence by way of a massive collision (and laughably citing “no evidence of a close encounter”) fail utterly to acknowledge that BOTH the Earth and Moon’s surfaces would have been utterly destroyed, with both planet masses being entirely molten. NO EVIDENCE of such a “close encounter” would survive. Get a grip.

    The circular orbit is entirely reasonable, especially for the “giant collision” hypothesis. The collision would have ejected an enormous amount of material into a chaotic orbit about the left-over Earth planet. 70% or more of the mass would rain down on the Earth, recondensing. The remainder would gradually be ‘taken up” by the most massive remanent, which through tidal pulling, would become a single moon. The moon, orbiting the Earth (naturally) in the same direction of the Earth’s spin, would then be pulled tidally into a circular orbit, and a gradually increasing orbit to boot.

    Finally – the only “amazing” part of the moon’s size-and-distance just barely allowing for total-eclipse here on earth is this: it is a transient coincidence. At the rate that the Moon’s orbit is gradually increasing, in a mere 150 million years, it will no longer be close enough to deliver a total eclipse, anywhere on the earth. Likewise, 150 million years ago, it was a bit closer (it is moving outward presently at 3.8 meters a century), being almost 6,000 kilometers closer (1%) Those same 6,000 kilometers will render its ability to eclipse the sun, powerless.

    It ain’t hollow, it is a huge rubble heap of finely fractured regolith on top of a rather earth-like mantle, which has had periodic flood basalt eruptions, which explains just about everything that we’ve seen so far in the recovered moon rocks and other measurements. The “obviousness” of this scientifically validated conclusion trumps all Russian and American wishful thinking and conspiracy-to-know free thinking. Our dear moon isn’t made of cheese, massive alien infrastructures, it wasn’t “parked” here for our convenience, and none of the supposed “new mysteries” are even remotely mysterious, or not understood.

    =GoatGuy=

  • GoatGuy

    There are few mysteries here, really.

    The moon is thought to have been spalled off during a collision between the Earth and a Mars sized protoplanet, very early in the Solar System’s consolidation phase. (Not surprising: there were at least hundreds if not a thousand planetoids ranging in size from the moons of Jupiter to Earth and the Jovians). Naturally, the heaviest metal core of the planetoid was most attracted to the Earths core, remaining largely behind.

    The moon’s thick mantle is almost identical in composition to the Earths mantle. Another misconception buried.

    The moon’s surface (“3rd layer”) of regolith is a nearly homogeneous mixture of fragmented bits of rocky, metallic, carbonaceous (chondrite) meteors, and the pulverized remains of the moon’s early surface as well. In even a teaspoon-full of the recovered regolith, one finds shards of iron-nickel, iron oxides, all sorts of silicates, oxides and aluminates. Its all quite mixed, having been churned for the last 4,000,000,000 years.

    The moon – like all spherical bodies – “rings when struck”. The earth does, as will all planetoids. The moon doesn’t have the background vibration of the earth (no waves and oceans), so even the smallest reverberations can make it through the planet for many minutes.

    Further, the “mass of the moon” is not concentrated at the surface. An extremely few heavy (mafic) or metallic bolides – if thought of in exclusion to all the rest of the regolith – might give this author’s impression of the mass being at the surface, but this is not the case.

    The Maria (latin = “seas”) are indeed massive basaltic flood plains, same as we have all over the Earth. The radioactivity of the Moon’s core and lower mantle – same as Earth – undoubtedly accumulated enough heat that the flood basalts could form and rise to the surface a billion or so years ago. This was the last age of massive vulcanism on the moon.

    The “mascon” (which is an acronym for “mass concentration”) found under some of the marias is perfectly reasonable: magma chambers under the flood basalts remain full of, now-hardened, basalt. Basalt is remarkably heavy, dense and would give rise to the very satellite orbital variances that have been observed. Thus, another mystery debunked.

    The center of mass – by definition – is the CENTER of mass. It is a few miles from the geometric center of the moon because the moon’s earth-synchronous rotation keeps a single face pointing to our superior mass. The mass has moved internally. THINK FOLKS: our oceans move all over the place, twice a day ‘cuz of the moon. You think the moon’s masses might just move a bit ‘cuz of the Earth’s 16x greater mass?

    Theories that posit that the moon did not come into existence by way of a massive collision (and laughably citing “no evidence of a close encounter”) fail utterly to acknowledge that BOTH the Earth and Moon’s surfaces would have been utterly destroyed, with both planet masses being entirely molten. NO EVIDENCE of such a “close encounter” would survive. Get a grip.

    The circular orbit is entirely reasonable, especially for the “giant collision” hypothesis. The collision would have ejected an enormous amount of material into a chaotic orbit about the left-over Earth planet. 70% or more of the mass would rain down on the Earth, recondensing. The remainder would gradually be ‘taken up” by the most massive remanent, which through tidal pulling, would become a single moon. The moon, orbiting the Earth (naturally) in the same direction of the Earth’s spin, would then be pulled tidally into a circular orbit, and a gradually increasing orbit to boot.

    Finally – the only “amazing” part of the moon’s size-and-distance just barely allowing for total-eclipse here on earth is this: it is a transient coincidence. At the rate that the Moon’s orbit is gradually increasing, in a mere 150 million years, it will no longer be close enough to deliver a total eclipse, anywhere on the earth. Likewise, 150 million years ago, it was a bit closer (it is moving outward presently at 3.8 meters a century), being almost 6,000 kilometers closer (1%) Those same 6,000 kilometers will render its ability to eclipse the sun, powerless.

    It ain’t hollow, it is a huge rubble heap of finely fractured regolith on top of a rather earth-like mantle, which has had periodic flood basalt eruptions, which explains just about everything that we’ve seen so far in the recovered moon rocks and other measurements. The “obviousness” of this scientifically validated conclusion trumps all Russian and American wishful thinking and conspiracy-to-know free thinking. Our dear moon isn’t made of cheese, massive alien infrastructures, it wasn’t “parked” here for our convenience, and none of the supposed “new mysteries” are even remotely mysterious, or not understood.

    =GoatGuy=

    • toreibjo

      Although very happy about this encouraging comment brimmed with facts and the best theories known to mankind regarding the moon and its not so very hidden conundrums, I find this sentence a little disturbing:

      “THINK FOLKS: our oceans move all over the place, twice a day ‘cuz of the moon. You think the moon’s masses might just move a bit ‘cuz of the Earth’s 16x greater mass?”

      Well. I’d say go back to your book shed and read Newton again. Specifically the third law of motion who states:

      To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.

      This tells us that the moon actually have the same force upon the earth as opposite.

      • GoatGuy

        Yes, of course. You’re cherry picking to suit your end, buddy. What I said was that there is mutual pulling going on, as there always has been. The masses in the Moon have been shifted not insignificantly due to this mutual gravitational attraction. In particular, the core of the moon has been off-shifted by more than 5 kilometers (and some theory points to over 100 km) in the Earthward direction.

        But I’m glad you like the rest of the comment.

        GoatGuy

        • Tony Harris

          Not to mention tidal effects causing the Moon to slowly spiral outward, as you mentioned above.

        • toreibjo

          Oh of course I was cherry picking. I admit it without further delay. I was probably just triggered into it by the pleasantness, wholeness of your empirical comment. Thus appalled by the finding of such a minor erroneous statement – not even that really. Well you get it. But I’d say that finding your comment count, and vote count as 4884 opposed to 8448 AFTER I wrote my comment, was a true gem of coincidences anyway.

    • toreibjo

      Oh. And then there is this insane coincidence:

    • Tony Harris

      Very informative. Though you could have just said Marrs was full of shit (which he is!)

    • Gary Holveck

      Hmm. I thought I just read, “However, this idea was discarded when it was found that there is little similarity between the composition of our world and the Moon.” It would seem, then, simple age-old preponderances do not still explain the persistent mysteries of our moon.

      • Devaron Dlh Namsaar

        You are correct, this theory was discarded by science long ago. Essentially the Moon is more then a billion years older then the Earth and there is no evidence of the Earth crust or even dirt anywhere on the Moon. In other words the Earth did not exist when the Moon came into being be it natural or artificial..

  • Anonymous

    The FICTION is that the elements U236 and Np237 aren’t seen on Earth. They are. Look up in Wikipedia. (I did). The amounts found in lunar materials are so miniscule (handfuls of atoms), that the suggestion if there being “considerable quantities of U236 (etc)” is just hogwash.

  • Anonymous

    See above – earth’s tidal pull has circularized the Moons eccentric orbit. All that remains now is its eliptic coefficients and the nutation of the orb itself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCKmZXhVvkQ

    GoatGuy

  • Anonymous

    Indigenous traditions also have the Earth resting on the back of a Turtle. Coatlique (Aztec) got pregnant with an obsidian knife and birth the twins, Earth and Moon. There are hundreds of creation myths: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_creation_myths but one thing is certain. They can’t ALL be right (LOL).

    I’m afraid Science’s findings, as pathetic as they seem to mere mortals, are gradually giving a better understanding to the true nature of the history of the planet and its primary satellite.

  • Anonymous

    The moon orbits the earth AND it revolves – at exactly the same rate. Thus one face always faces us, and the other never does. It may have revolved very early after its formation, but the closeness of it to the earth (about 1/3 the distance!) and the Earth’s very large relative mass, caused its rotation to cease (magnetic quenching as well as gravitational tidal friction), and also to gradually launch it into the present, much more distant orbit.

    =GoatGuy=

  • Anonymous

    Interesting, thanks for the info…… not easily understood, but appreciated.

  • Anonymous

    You need to read David Icke’s new book Human Race Get off your knees

  • largejack

    You need to read David Icke’s new book Human Race Get off your knees

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/DHML3RPNIIK5PVV76J7IMY6DJY Denver

    From wiki, “Most significant moons in the Solar System are tidally locked with their primaries,”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_locking

    And?

  • Dr. Spyn

    It was either Asimov or Clarke who provided a mundane example of how the moon both orbits and rotates: walk around your dining room table facing it at all times. You must rotate to face it as you progress around the table. The moon is just a bigger example.

  • Anonymous

    The “round the table” analogy is a good one. It makes sense to me now. For some reason, I just couldn’t rap my mind around the whole earth….odd…..

    Thanks

  • Jiggs

    Well, if GoatGuy said it, it MUST be true. Unfortunately GG provides no credible references or support to back up anything he says. Just another in a long line of copy-paste gas bag “Wiki”-know-nothings.

  • Anonymous

    He is already more credible than you, at least he tries to give good information- all you do is agitate and judge.

    You are so lame……

  • starstuff

    The first easy-to-demonstrate factual error I saw in this was this idea that the moon is unique among the solar system in that it always faces the the same side to Earth as it orbits (synchronous rotation). In fact, most moons in the solar system do that, including all 4 Galilean moons of Jupiter. Here are the data: http://www.solarviews.com/eng/data1.htm#orb for example. When O is approximately equal to R you have synchronous rotation, just like the moon.

  • starstuff

    That would be true Jiggs, except that GoatGuy is exactly right. Here’s your data: http://www.solarviews.com/eng/data1.htm#orb

  • Runfuddle11

    Sorry. but the writer of this piece is ill informed, not aware of many basic facts, not aware of many recent theories and discoverisd of the moons nature, says things that are not so (such as the moon completely covering the disk of the sun in eclipses. Has he never heard of an “annular eclipse” of the sun by the moon? Look it up, dude. It’s when the “perfectly circular” and “completely stable” orbit of the moon results in the moon being farther from the earth than it is during most eclipses , and thus the APPARENT size of the moon does NOT completely cover the solar disk. Oh, I guess that means, ALSO that the lunar orbit is NOT perfectly circular and NOT completely stable? Yeah.)

    Also, the Earth’s geologic record is full of sedimentary layers from ancient coastlines revealing daily lunar tides causing regular variations in the deposition of sediment, and these geologic formations show the moon was here, though much closer to earth than today, for BILLIONS of years. So if someone parked the moon in orbit about the Earth, they are in for one heck of a huge parking ticket, because meer turned red billions of years ago. After all, if there are aliens parking moon sized spaceshps around the Earth, why can’t we have asteroid sized lunar parking meters, and mountain sized Alien Meter Maid scooters issuing meteor sized Lunar Parking Tickets?

    Sunny Jim here has about as tight a handle on his sense of wonder and speculation as does Richard Hoagland and Art Bell.

    Not to mention, he’s a biut of a, well, I’ll say it: A bit of a lunatic.

  • Runfuddle11

    Sorry. but the writer of this piece is ill informed, not aware of many basic facts, not aware of many recent theories and discoverisd of the moons nature, says things that are not so (such as the moon completely covering the disk of the sun in eclipses. Has he never heard of an “annular eclipse” of the sun by the moon? Look it up, dude. It’s when the “perfectly circular” and “completely stable” orbit of the moon results in the moon being farther from the earth than it is during most eclipses , and thus the APPARENT size of the moon does NOT completely cover the solar disk. Oh, I guess that means, ALSO that the lunar orbit is NOT perfectly circular and NOT completely stable? Yeah.)

    Also, the Earth’s geologic record is full of sedimentary layers from ancient coastlines revealing daily lunar tides causing regular variations in the deposition of sediment, and these geologic formations show the moon was here, though much closer to earth than today, for BILLIONS of years. So if someone parked the moon in orbit about the Earth, they are in for one heck of a huge parking ticket, because meer turned red billions of years ago. After all, if there are aliens parking moon sized spaceshps around the Earth, why can’t we have asteroid sized lunar parking meters, and mountain sized Alien Meter Maid scooters issuing meteor sized Lunar Parking Tickets?

    Sunny Jim here has about as tight a handle on his sense of wonder and speculation as does Richard Hoagland and Art Bell.

    Not to mention, he’s a biut of a, well, I’ll say it: A bit of a lunatic.

  • disclosenow

    Actually the moon does revolve on it’s axis, it’s just soooo perfectly synchronised to always show the same side to us… The reason for this is that there is currently an extra-terrestrial race observing us from the moon, and their base of operations, is on the backside of the moon according to remarks and statements made by astronauts, nasa employees and confirmed by ham radio operators across the world who intercepted censored transmissions of Neil Armstrong verifiying the extra-terrestrial prescence…

    Gods created the heavens and earth according to the bible… Oops I actually meant a highly advanced race of beings created our moon and others in our solar system. Eg: Saturns moon Iapetus is just one of the moons in our solar system that is “obviously” artificial. See it here: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=99123 or here: http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon1.htm for a more detailed look at this so-called anomaly…

    These beings have been here for thousands and thousands of years, watching and manipulating us, they are mentioned by ancient cultures like the sumerians, egyptians, hopi indians, vedic indians and many other cultures too, even the bible discusses them, although we have been taught to believe a bunch of lies.

    The churchs have always been opposed to scientific advancements to explain things, now you know why! I loved the comment above, “It’s the vacuum sealed, peer-reviewed Ivory Tower “egg heads” and “rocket scientists” who spent the last 200 years looking out the wrong end of the telescope”.

    You have been lied to about so many things now it’s time to start asking some serious questions!!!

  • disclosenow

    Astronauts and nasa employees have all verified his claims to some degree and ham radio operators across the world intercepted censored transmissions of Neil Armstrong historic moon landing verifiying the extra-terrestrial prescence…

    Saturns moon Iapetus is also one of the moons in our solar system that is “obviously” artificial. See it here: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=99123 or here: http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon1.htm for a more detailed look at this so-called anomaly…

    These beings have been here for thousands and thousands of years, watching and manipulating us, they are mentioned by ancient cultures like the sumerians, egyptians, hopi indians, vedic indians and many other cultures too, even the bible discusses them, although we have been taught to believe a bunch of lies.

    The churchs have always been opposed to scientific advancements to explain things, now you know why! I loved the comment above, “It’s the vacuum sealed, peer-reviewed Ivory Tower “egg heads” and “rocket scientists” who spent the last 200 years looking out the wrong end of the telescope”.

    Some more interseting info: Dr Faruk El Abaz the goto guy for the pyramids of egypt, you know the guy you always see on history or discovery channel lying about who built the pyramids. Yes, that guy – he was a NASA employee and was the one who chose the landing site for apollo11.

    Now you should ask yourself why would an archaeologist studying the pyramids in egypt suddenly be interested in the moon? Well it’s simple, they obviously decode or found something in the pyramids that told them to look at the moon, mars and other solar system objects, because the pyramids are all connected to this race or perhaps even our own lost technological advancements in our distant past.

    We might have had ancient highly technological wars in our past and destroyed ourselves only to have to start all over again – the stories of Atlantis speak of wars where three factions destroyed each other with high tech weaponry causing Atlantis to be destroyed, sumerian and mayan cultures to just disappear with no trace…

    Of course, these are all labelled as myths, but myths are born of something factual. But I still lean towards the ET explanation and that can still include our myths!

    One thing is for sure, we are being lied to about so many things, now it’s time to start asking some serious questions!!!

  • Jiggs

    Thanks for the link.

  • Grantporter222

    YES, our moon is not the only strange moon in our solar system! Have a look at Saturns moon Iapetus it is another of the moons in our solar system that is “obviously” artificial. See it here: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=99123 or here: http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon1.htm for a more detailed look at this so-called anomaly…

  • Jiggs

    GG said, “The moon orbits the earth AND it revolves – at exactly the same rate.” Then said, “…and the Earth’s very large relative mass, caused its rotation to CEASE…”

    So, according to GG, the Moon rotates AND ceased its rotation. Pretty good trick, and not very helpful. And reason enough not to take what he, or anyone else, including Jim Marrs, has to say as the “last word.”

  • png

    These comments prove that the Internet, when struck with a large mass of stupidity, rings like a bell for days.

    *DUNG*

  • png

    These comments prove that the Internet, when struck with a large mass of stupidity, rings like a bell for days.

    *DUNG*

    • Truth Seeker

      I agree.
      When all we have are theories and mysteries, who is to say what is and what is not possible?
      I for one think the alien theory is plausible. What of the early man’s alleged ancient technology that was lost, ie. the Lost city of Atlantis?? What if the moon was a space craft in which early man traveled to the earth? Could this explain the hollow or cavernous core, internal water source, “unnatural” metals and ultra hard surface areas?

  • Rogers21cc

    lmaoa@SKEPTICS and their non-creative wonderings….ie~~> ALIENS DO NOT EXIST….When Humans step foot anywhere off planet (moon included) THEY themselves are ALIENS to that World…ignoreing this just displays ignorance in my view…i care not elaborate further…chuck rogers

  • Rogers21cc

    lmaoa@SKEPTICS and their non-creative wonderings….ie~~> ALIENS DO NOT EXIST….When Humans step foot anywhere off planet (moon included) THEY themselves are ALIENS to that World…ignoreing this just displays ignorance in my view…i care not elaborate further…chuck rogers

    • Tony Harris

      No one is saying aliens do not exist. What we are saying is that the presence and properties of our Moon is not evidence for their existence.

  • Wawanipshit

    Hahaha! We really don’t know anything… This comment is both pro and con. Hahaha!

    • Tony Harris

      This article is a “con.”

  • Wawanipshit

    Hahaha! We really don’t know anything… This comment is both pro and con. Hahaha!

  • MoonUnit
  • MoonUnit
  • Andrewdr13

    You guys are making everything way to complicated and you can’t just accept the fact that God put the moon there just like he did the sun that hangs so perfectly for US humans to survive PERFECTLY on earth. For real? Why does everyone try to find answers outside of God?? King Solomon said it best, “there is nothing new under the sun and everything without God is in vain”

  • Hitman2100

    almost as rediculous as stating Wikipedia as an information source…hahha!

  • GoatGuy

    True… after all, Wikipedia only has 3,413,000 articles … in English alone … some of which are bogus, but the majority of which are earnest efforts to increase the store of human knowledge. Hardly anywhere near as authoritative as the Bible, which we well know was written by over 2,500 anonymous authors. I’m certain AndrewDR13 would agree.

  • Anonymous

    See response to Hitman2100.

  • justagirl

    fixed upon the earth
    watchful eye of luna beams
    none hath better view

    • justagirl

      for now.

  • justagirl

    fixed upon the earth
    watchful eye of luna beams
    none hath better view

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    It’s a work of God

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  • A Bad Joke

    Is natural causes really so puzzling?

    Something happened 4 billion years ago, a timeframe that were it to be truly understood would result in insanity in the best case, happened. Something happened, and we’re 99.999% sure it wasn’t some invisible man in the sky.

    But still- we press on in pursuit of knowledge. and to that, i have to clap for mankind. We’re not as ignorant as we come off, are we?

  • A Bad Joke

    Is natural causes really so puzzling?

    Something happened 4 billion years ago, a timeframe that were it to be truly understood would result in insanity in the best case, happened. Something happened, and we’re 99.999% sure it wasn’t some invisible man in the sky.

    But still- we press on in pursuit of knowledge. and to that, i have to clap for mankind. We’re not as ignorant as we come off, are we?

  • nitris

    GoatGuy, I am really bothered by this: “By examining tracks burned into Moon rocks by cosmic rays, scientists have dated them as billions of years old. Some have been dated back 4.5 billion years, far older than the Earth and nearly as old as the solar system.”

    Are you kidding me? The accepted age of the Earth is 4.56 billion years old, as affirmed by the radioisotopic dating of meteorites and moon rocks, as well as 4.36 billion year old crystals of zircon found in Australian sandstone.

    I hope you weren’t trying to say that 4.5 billion years is far older than the age of the Earth. It’s not.

    • Tony Harris

      .06 billion years old = 60,000,000 years.
      Plenty o’ time.

  • nitris

    GoatGuy, I am really bothered by this: “By examining tracks burned into Moon rocks by cosmic rays, scientists have dated them as billions of years old. Some have been dated back 4.5 billion years, far older than the Earth and nearly as old as the solar system.”

    Are you kidding me? The accepted age of the Earth is 4.56 billion years old, as affirmed by the radioisotopic dating of meteorites and moon rocks, as well as 4.36 billion year old crystals of zircon found in Australian sandstone.

    I hope you weren’t trying to say that 4.5 billion years is far older than the age of the Earth. It’s not.

  • Truth Seeker

    I agree.
    When all we have are theories and mysteries, who is to say what is and what is not possible?
    I for one think the alien theory is plausible. What of the early man’s alleged ancient technology that was lost, ie. the Lost city of Atlantis?? What if the moon was a space craft in which early man traveled to the earth? Could this explain the hollow or cavernous core, internal water source, “unnatural” metals and ultra hard surface areas?

  • God Fell Down

    GOD had nothing to do with the chaos of the cosmos finding harmony favorable for life. If he did he would have made harmony on earth for “his” children.
    All hail the flying spaghetti monster!
    Give praise unto his meatballs of glory!
    Feel the divine stickiness of his flowing noodles!
    Drink of his holy sauce!

  • Noemail

    Explain why our baloved NASA does not provide images from its probes and telescopes high quality zoomed in images and just gives us these pizelated distance shots. Let’s have a closer look. We can zoom into distant galaxies and Suns but not the planets in our own solar system? That is really fishy.

    • http://lokifreign.tumblr.com/ Loki Freign

      Military bases. Weapons depots. That sorta thing. Just musing.

  • Noemail

    Explain why our baloved NASA does not provide images from its probes and telescopes high quality zoomed in images and just gives us these pizelated distance shots. Let’s have a closer look. We can zoom into distant galaxies and Suns but not the planets in our own solar system? That is really fishy.

  • justagirl

    for now.

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  • Schrmty

    Now we just need to find the monolith…

  • Schrmty

    Now we just need to find the monolith…

  • Aditya Behera

    Lunar Anomalies

    I agree with your comment above….hopefully lots more people will recognize it. People need to know the TRUTH!

    There is evidence that there are artificial constructions and areas on the Moon’s surface that are being intentionally obscured from view.

    Many people have some of the supposed recovered photos and discovered many anomalous things, such as towers, bases, spaceships, arches and other proofs of previous civilization.
    In fact, there are a number of theories surrounding many lunar anomalies and lunar mysteries. Some people believe that aliens once had, or may still have, bases set up on the moon. Some people believe the anomalies are items, other than flags, debris, and hardware that have been left by astronauts on their visits. It is thought that the government knows what these items are, but they simply do not make this information public.

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  • MFM008

    oh no, the hair guy on Ancient Aliens is right?

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