On September 11 Richard Hoagland and his Enterprise
Mission flung a gauntlet squarely into NASA's
face. The challenge was twofold. First, there was a morning protest
on the traffic island directly opposite the main entrance to
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in
Pasadena to demand NASA change its priorities and
Cydonia now! The second, held at the Pasadena Double
Tree Hotel, was an eight-hour conference with evidence alleging that
NASA has systematically censored and suppressed
Pathfinder imagery to hide unambiguous evidence of a purported
advanced, long-extinct Martian civilization. Additional charges
were also made and evidence presented that NASA has
been pursuing a hidden agenda on Mars, one allegedly involving
weapons and the occult!
Admittedly, the above is a bit much for one paragraph, but
nonetheless, it fairly represents what happened on the very date
that NASA's Mars Surveyor entered Martian orbit. The
timing was no accident.
Designed explicitly to embarrass NASA, steal its
publicity thunder, and garner national attention for the cause of
obtaining high resolution imagery from the newly arriving Mars
Surveyor of the
Cydonia region, site of the Face and many
other anomalies, the protest was already underway by 9:15 a.m. when
California sculptor and Cydonia
enthusiast Kynthia arrived. Under the cameras of CNN,
NBC, and local affiliates, the protesters first confined
themselves to the traffic island. Later, Kynthia and Rick Savard,
founder of the Near Pathfinder Anomaly Analysis Group,
decided to have the protesters parade in the crosswalk while the
walk sign was lit, returning to the island when the light changed.
The tactic apparently succeeded in distracting the JPL security
people. When six frustrated officers and several security vehicles
confronted the protesters, Kynthia countered with the question, Do
you want to arrest us for crossing the street with the light (while)
on national TV? They didn't.
The protest, however, was peaceful and orderly throughout, so much so
that upon conclusion the protesters thanked the officers and shook
By 7 p.m. 600 people had convened to see and hear the latest Martian
revelations. Most stayed until 3 a.m. the following morning. The
videotapes, combined with Hoagland's Phoenix Conference, will
be out, hopefully, before Christmas.
Within minutes Hoagland charged NASA with
covering up nothing less than the confirmed existence of an ancient,
now-extinct civilization on the planet Mars.
That is a grave charge, which, no doubt, is why the next eight hours
were spent presenting purported proofs of such a civilization, and
that NASA knew of it and was hiding that
Hoagland briefed the audience on the nature and capabilities of
the Mars Surveyor, spending some time explaining how the highly
elliptical insertion orbit would gradually be circularized. But, he
insisted, in spite of repeated requests, NASA had no
intention of imaging
from the Mars Surveyor at high resolution. Hoagland's assertion
is based on the agency's cumulative public statements to date.
NASA's approach to serving the public he finds novel in the
extreme reimage Cydonia as part of a complete
planetary mapping exercise at nearly five times less resolution than
the original Viking imagery that first revealed the Face!
The question being asked by the public: If NASA has
nothing to hide, then why won't it publicly commit to taking high
resolution imagery of
Cydonia, especially the Face, and provide
an independent, verifiable, guaranteed procedure for same-day public
release of the new imagery?
Readers will recall that the Mars Observer was supposed
to take care of this issue back in 1993, only to be tragically lost
fourteen hours from Mars orbit entry. This disaster was, according
to Hoagland, reported by NASA directly to the
Associated Press right after he had concluded a Good Morning America
segment in which he had pressed for
Cydonia and surrounds to be imaged at high resolution.
AP was told
NASA had lost contact fourteen hours prior. The Mars
Observer team was informed after AP.
What followed was even spookier. On August 22, three days after the
supposed loss of Mars Observer, Hoagland received four
independent calls from NASA insiders with the same
story. Mars Observer was okay, but had been taken stealth gone
covert. This, it was felt, defeated the public pressure to
reimage Cydonia and allowed
NASA to quietly go about its real agenda, whatever that
Hoagland proceeded to lay out what he believes the agenda to
be, emphasizing that it is a work in progress. He also pointed out
that he had deliberately kept fellow researchers in the dark, so as
not to bias their conclusions.
Hoagland introduced David John Oates, discoverer of
Reverse Speech, believed by some to be a powerful new tool for
learning the truth by analyzing the unconscious side of recorded
human speech. He also introduced Rick Savard, of the recently
formed Near Pathfinder Anomaly Analysis Group. Ronald
Nicks, a registered geologist, professional geologist, and
certified engineering geologist, was unable to attend, but was
represented by homemade video. The final leg of the analysis effort
came from Nick Skouras, whose years of careful research would
shed light on a hitherto unsuspected dark side of the origin of
purported occult connections between its founder and the black magic
of Aleister Crowley, and how they related to an alleged
hidden agenda by NASA on Mars.
Hoagland's analysis seemed to have plenty of corroboration.
Several times one researcher's stunning discovery would be confirmed
by another's work.
Hoagland went on to detail the data path of the imagery from
Mars to Earth, covering digital image processing and how the images
were treated to extract information from them. To support charges of
a cover-up, he produced extensive evidence of image tampering,
including digital wallpaper to hide important areas, image cloning,
image splitting, image removal in one notable case leaving a
pronounced gap in the Martian horizon and deliberate mis-
registration of color. Readers may recall detecting a transformation
in the Martian landscape after the first color images came in from
the crisp orange red soil and blue sky like the American Southwest,
to something less natural looking.
Hoagland suggested that such crudity (in an era of seamless
special effects) proved internal dissent in NASA and
was an indication that something important was being covertly
signaled. Using TV clips of JPL personnel, Hoagland attempted
to demonstrate that they did not expect either the quantity of
images received or the coverage. The original plan, he suggested,
was merely to image the petals of the Pathfinder, in order to
make sure Sojourner could debark unhindered by airbags. This
led Hoagland to conclude that a revolt was occurring within
NASA, since the software had to be written well before
Pathfinder was launched. The camera sequence was
preprogrammed before the mission, not commanded from Earth.
Ronald Nicks' video then made the point that there is no such
thing as Martian geology per se, only Earth geology applied to Mars.
In other words, the same geologic processes operating on Earth
are assumed to operate on Mars.
Nicks found a whole series of things unexplainable by current
geological theory for example, evidence of faceting on the left peak
of the famous Twin Peaks, as well as possible
terracing on the right peak. The suggestion is that the peaks may
not be natural, but are, in fact, remains of two different types
of pyramids, an Egyptian on the left and a Mesoamerican on the
right, both severely eroded. Reinforcing this notion is reported
orthogonality (right angles) on the right peak. Orthogonality is
not common in nature. When it does occur, it typically does not
occur on only one geological structure in a group, as is the case
with the Twin Peaks.
The next shock came when Nicks checked individual rocks and
clusters. One looked like a building cornice, with what appeared,
from the writer's perspective, to be a bright, flat ribbon cable
running atop it. The so-called cornice made no less than three
right angle turns
and was significantly taller than it was wide, resembling a beam in
its proportions. On the black and white image the primary structure
appeared dark gray, with the ribbon cable a dazzling, distinctive
white. Another appeared to be a missile nose cone, complete with
bits of debris protruding from its base. Other images presented by
were carefully considered as potential geological occurrences. His
conclusion: there was no way to explain the array of apparently
structured objects with known geological processes. In fact, the
suggestion accepted by the audience was that the objects most
resembled a collection of technological debris.
The next came David John Oates with a whole new discipline of
his own creation, Reverse Speech, a tool for detecting
the hidden subtext of human speech, often expressed as metaphors and
Jungian archetypes. It also serves as an effective but
noninvasive lie detector.
In the course of normal forward speech we unconsciously every 10-15
seconds typically also utter backwards phrases and sometimes
complete sentences which reveal what we are really thinking. The
theory grew out of careful investigation into claims that Satanic
messages were being reverse recorded onto rock and roll records.
He found that there were messages, but that, except for the Beatles
album, they were unintentional and not Satanic, covering a variety
of subjects. Intrigued, and aided by a backwards playing Walkman (it
had fallen into a toilet and never played normally again), he began
to explore this strange new terrain. To date, he has spent over
thirteen years at it and published three books, with two more due
out this year.
Reverse Speech is in active use in applications ranging
from child psychology to criminology. According to Hoagland's
sources, Reverse Speech was used in a Congressional
subcommittee and at least one intelligence agency as of 1988.
Oates first published his work in 1987, but Hoagland had
not heard of him until a recent appearance on
Oates provoked a laugh with one of his first examples of
Reverse Speech. It concerned a partner who assured him of
support for a book. The reversal said: I'm full of (expletive
deleted). Far less amusing was the reversal of Bill Clinton's
response to charges of dishonesty: Denied the habits and I said damn
ya. Consider, too, the reversals at the Air Force's June 24, 1997,
Roswell press conference in which the statement "We'll
roll a short video" becomes "We faked it" and another
affirming that "Once the public reads the report..." is even
more specific: "And it's not true".
Oates soon noticed another level of reality in various space
related audio coverage at press conferences and on talk radio. He
started encountering references to weaponry, these on a supposedly
peaceful scientific mission. What place do phrases such as Hide
Flyby the weapon, and Now it's safe. May research save
that gun have in the mouths of NASA scientists and
officials? A dumbfounded Oates found out at the conference when
Hoagland interrupted and posted some dismaying images.
His researches, Hoagland said, had turned up evidence of
some present on Mars as apparently alien artifacts, and one
which was covertly brought along with the Mars Pathfinder.
Hoagland, the extra, unplanned-for weight caused the
Pathfinder to overshoot its planned landing site by some forty
miles. Unfortunately for NASA, it landed in the middle
of an alien debris field.
Hoagland cautioned the audience not to assume the Martians were
like us. The artifacts he claimed to have found were only a few feet
long but were recognizably martial. Gun emplacements and the
shattered remnants of a tank seemed apparent to this writer, a
former military analyst. One of the vehicles looked very much like a
World War II German Panzer I, right down to its peculiar track work.
Others seen in the vicinity looked like a World War I rhomboid tank
and a U.S. M-48 of 1960s vintage. Whatever these things were, it
seems that in later frames they received the full NASA
disinformation treatment in which they were made to disappear as
apparent alien artifacts.
Worse was to come. Hoagland had a direct answer to the reverse
speech quote Hide the weapon. He showed what he said was a
Pathfinder, a stowaway whose protective shroud was the
reason for the problems debarking the Sojourner. His
evidence lay in a high resolution color image and in several black
and whites where a hinged lid like a clamshell can be seen. Housed
within the assembly was what
Hoagland said was a Searl disk, an electrogravitic craft, in
plain English, a flying saucer using antigravity. It
certainly looked like one. In any event, it was easy to see what
appeared to be various efforts in the pictures to make it go away.
Oates said he had been extremely disturbed by bizarre occult
references in the audio he analyzed. What was he to make of such
reversals as Did you accept the Goddess? and Who will meet
God? Nor was the cryptic advice It helps to see hidden
particularly useful when he encountered Reveal the dark city
combined with And the white man's skull we see it now hidden.
Imagine how he felt when yet another Hoagland rabbit was
produced. This time an image of a plaque on the Pathfinder
Lander, which had what appeared to be a flying saucer,
a human skull, and an
observatory dome upon it. The first two were fairly easy to see
in the raw image, but the dome did not show up as well.
One leaked image was shot on a day in which, officially, no imagery
was taken. Intrigued, Hoagland checked JPL's
full-scale sandbox model. It had a plaque frame, but no plaque. Hmm.
The missing link came from Nick Skouras, whose independent
research showed that John Whitesides Parsons, founder of
JPL, was a devoted student of the notorious black
magician Aleister Crowley and his
Ordo Templi Orientis (Order of the Eastern Temple).
Crowley personally made him head of the Pasadena lodge.
Interestingly, some major themes in Crowley's life were war,
prophecy, Mars, aliens, communion with the gods, even tanks! All of
these elements repeatedly show up in the analyses presented at the
Pasadena Conference. The American people would like to know why.
Helpful Web Sites
The Enterprise Mission (Richard Hoagland)
Planetary Mysteries (Kynthia; Hoagland mirror site, Robert Fiertek)
Reverse Speech (David John Oates, Reverse Speech Enterprises)
Face on Mars Home Page (Dr. Mark Carlotto)
The McDaniel Report Newsletter (Stan McDaniel)
The D&M Pyramid of Mars (Erol Torun)
Bruce Cornet, Ph.D
In Search Of (R. Daniel Woolman)
Note: The writer called both CNN and
JPL repeatedly in an effort to check the claims made by the
conference presenters and give both
CNN and JPL an opportunity to present their
views. Neither provided a usable response (either pro or con) by the
time this story was filed.
CNN did at least call back, but the individual had
obviously gotten a garbled request, resulting in a useless response
for the wrong day. A follow-up call from this writer correcting the
garble brought no further response from CNN.