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- Are we having fun yet? I ask, because I do these "Live
Reports From the Sauder Zone's Mars Studios" mostly for fun-- and
somewhat with tongue-in-cheek (though I do aim to present serious questions,
finds, observations and hypotheses, as well). I truly enjoy looking at
the many thousands of Mars photos, and finding anomalies and other interesting
features. I also (mostly) enjoy the many, many e-mails I have received
from people literally all over the Earth. (And by the way, I do not categorically
rule out an other-worldly origin for some of my correspondents.) You write
me from everywhere: England, Australia, Canada, Quebec, Belgium, France,
Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Panama, Brazil, the USA... It's all very
interesting and many people make quite good observations, as well as sending
URLs for Mars photos and other information I may not have seen. So thank
you for your continuing interest and correspondence. Mars is a wonderful
place and this installment of "Curious Martian Anomalies" will
present new photos and ideas for your consideration.
- For the last couple of months I have been busy finishing
my sizzling new book, "Underwater and Underground Bases: Surprising
Facts the Government Does Not Want You to Know!" (Ordering information
is available on my website -- see the link above.) Now that it is finished
I can once again turn my analytical gaze Mars-ward.
- Some people wrote to criticize my proposal, in Part XIII,
that there are geysers at the South Pole of Mars. People told me that the
features that appear to my eye to be geyser-like are actually just angular
rocks and angular shadows, or angular ice and angular shadows - - but certainly
NOT geysers. Such a thing would be unthinkable, in my critics' estimation.
One person even went so far as to accuse me of being a disinformation agent
for the NSA! At least I think that is what he meant. I was not sure whether
I should feel insulted or flattered, so I wrote to him for clarification.
But he didn't respond. Oh, well.
- Another correspondent asked me if I thought that we are
subject to mind control (we being all of us - - the members of the present
world society). I replied in the affirmative and added some remarks about
my views regarding the holographic nature of reality and - - WHAM! Outta
there! My correspondent disappeared on me - - no forwarding address. So,
for all of those who may have similar questions, here is my frank opinion:
YES. Mind control programs are ubiquitous. Some of them are very large,
noisy, extremely violent and ancient. Do the words Christianity, Islam
and Judaism ring a bell? How many millions of people have been slaughtered
over the last two to three millenia by these three "religions"
alone, for their refusal to conform their minds (and bodies) to the alleged
dictates of Yahweh, Jehovah or Allah? Yes, the supposed "holy"
book in one hand (Torah/Bible/Koran), and a sword, musket, burning stake
or assault rifle in the other. And then we have electronic mind control
these days -- television, the internet and the radio are full of propaganda.
In addition there are all the chemical additives in our food and water.
These chemicals have a profound effect on our minds and the biochemistry
of our brains. Add to that the clandestine mind control programs such as
the CIA's now (in)famous "MK-Ultra" program which appear to be
ongoing and pervasive. In my book, "Kundalini Tales", I present
page after page of patents for real mind control technology. Things such
as patents for electronic devices that can beam a voice right into your
head, or remotely monitor your brain waves, digitize them, alter them electronically
and then rebroadcast them back into your brain. I don't exaggerate - -
that is the reality in the year 2001. Instead of arguing with me, get a
copy of "Kundalini Tales" and read it. (Available on my website
-- see the address above.) Educate yourself, and then ponder whether you
can be sure that the thoughts you are thinking are really your own, or
whether they are the thoughts that the technocratic elite (so-called) want
you to think, so that you will daily go meekly, lemming-like into your
little cracker-box of a corporate cubicle - - like a cow compacently entering
her stall twice a day to be rigged up to a milking machine.
- This is no digression. The topic of mind control has
everything in the world to do with the control of information coming from
Mars. I continue to encounter many, many bad hyper-links, missing photos,
extremely degraded photos, whited out, and blacked out photos. Malin Space
Science Systems may have announced that they have posted 57,500 Mars photos
to the net, but many of those photos can definitely qualify as "non"-photo
photos. Either they are missing entirely, or totally or nearly totally
devoid of discernible, visible detail, such that interpreting them is rendered
all but impossible. My point is that it is hard to think about or talk
about something you cannot and have not seen. Mind control, ipso facto.
- On to the photos. Back to "Mr. Zfitzzz"'s find
of the geyser-like features. (And let me note here that "Mr. Zfitzzz
takes no firm position on what these features are -- it is I who am raising
the geyser hypothesis - - which by the way was suggested to me by yet another
- 1) http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/m07_m12/images/M08/M0803500.html
- Click through to the narrow-angle view. Perhaps we are
looking at mere "ordinary" shadows, as my critics have proposed,
however, in defense of the geyser hypothesis permit me to present the following
possible mechanism for geysers in the Martian polar regions. We are told
that the Martian polar regions contain large amounts of frozen carbon dioxide
(dry ice), and also water ice. During the Martian winter it is exceedingly
cold at the Martian poles. In the spring, as the temperature rises, the
dry ice sublimates back to a gaseous state, pumping huge amounts of carbon
dioxide into the Martian atmosphere.
- We already know from the thousands of wet-looking seeps
that are apparent in the Mars photos that there may be abundant water just
below the surface of Mars. One possible mechanism for having polar region
geysers thus involves the build-up under pressure of deep underground carbonated
water, i.e., water saturated with carbon dioxide, until its explosive release,
when the polar dry ice cap sublimates in the spring. Shake a can of soda
pop, then pop the top and: Pffssshh!! You have a cola geyser, because soda
is flavored carbonated water, i.e., a solution of water and carbon dioxide.
All I am doing is speculating on the basis of known fact and repeated observation:
1) there is a lot of carbon dioxide on Mars; and 2) there is plentiful
evidence of what appear to be water seeps. If the seeps are indeed water
sources, then it is possible that the water is saturated with carbon dioxide,
given the predominance of atmospheric carbon dioxide. If the water contains
solutes, then its freezing point could be substantially lower than 32 degrees
Fahrenheit, depending on what the solutes are. If this should prove to
be the case, then it is thinkable to imagine briny, carbonated water geysers
on Mars, that erupt with the change in seasons, or even on a diurnal cycle,
as the comparatively warm Martian days alternate with the much colder Martian
- Maybe this hypothesis has merit; maybe it doesn't. But
I think the possibility of carbonated water geysers cannot be automatically
excluded. That said, maybe my critics are right. Maybe the terrain is indeed
rocky, and the rocks cast shadows. But maybe there are also carbonated
water geysers. Maybe both are true.
- Or maybe both my critics and I have missed the mark.
Maybe we both are misperceiving what is actually there. Maybe we are seeing
something else entirely. What could that be? I don't know! Mars is another
world and it is full of surprises, because whatever you think you know,
based on your experience here on Earth -- guess what? Mars isn't Earth.
It's very different, and none of us ought to make too many hard-and-fast
assumptions, because at the end of the day, none of us have been there
to see close-up and in person the things we are discussing. So, why don't
we have a little fun, look at the photos, put forth our ideas and hypotheses,
and see where it leads? As to the question of whether there can be liquid
water on Mars, one of my correspondents sent me the following URL:
- 2) http://www.biospherics.com/Mars/spie2/spie98.htm
- Levin and Levin argue persuasively that liquid water,
and hence life itself, are possible on Mars. Read through their paper and
ponder their conclusions. Quoting from the abstract:
- "A model for the diurnal presence of precipitable
micron amounts of liquid water over large areas of Mars is presented. The
model is consistent with the thermodynamics of the triple point of water.
Viking and Pathfinder meteorological data are congruent with the model,
as are Viking Lander images of deposits of water ice-frost and snow on
the ground. The amounts of soil moisture predicted by the model are within
the moisture content range of terrestrial soils in which the LR detected
- Got that? Mars' soils may have as much water moisture
in them as do some terrestrial soils in desert regions on Earth. And even
in deserts we find springs and oases, i.e., liquid water and LIFE.
- Which brings me back around to one of my favorite Martian
topics: water and associated life forms. Mars used to have oceans and rivers
and lakes. Those were the days of long ago yesteryear. Today we must content
ourselves with seeps. But it does seem that there is liquid water on Mars.
- And Life. What about life? My personal bias is that there
is life on Mars, the more so when I look at a photo like the following,
which "Mr. Zfitzzz" called to my attention. The wide-angle context
shot first, followed by the narrow-angle.
- 3) http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/m07_m12/images/M10/M1001442.html
- This is way down south in the polar region. What are
those dark splotches spreading over the surface? I am not sure, however
they do look biological. They appear life-like. Indeed, they somewhat resemble
the colonies of microorganisms that cover the agar in a Petri dish in a
biological experiment. Those of you who have grown cultures on agar in
Petri dishes will have seen things that are reminiscent of the way the
dark "splotches" in this image appear. To be sure, the dark "splotches"
might simply be the underlying rock and soil poking through the overlying
dry and water ice.
- However, let me make a case for the possibility that
we are looking at a life form here. First of all, the crab-like appearance
of the "splotches" has a biological feel to it. Because human
beings are biological organisms wired to interact with other biological
organisms we spontaneously recognize other life forms when we see them.
My initial impression when I looked at these dark "splotches"
was: "Hmmm, looks like it could be alive." Looking down at these
things is like looking at the tangle of roots and branches of a mangrove
swamp in an aerial photograph. Perhaps the Martian polar regions are hospitable
places for some Martian life forms. How so? Well, a plant-like life form
might do very well there. Plants require three things for photosynthesis:
1) water, 2) carbon dioxide and 3) photons to drive the reaction (sunlight).
It is probable that all three are present in this picture. Dry ice is nothing
but pure carbon dioxide, and the Martian atmosphere has plenty of carbon
dioxide, too. Water ice is simply frozen water. And there are lots of photons
visible here -- or the photo could not exist. So the essential elements
required for plant life are very much present on Mars.
- To be sure, there is the matter of the very low temperatures
at the Martian poles. However, solutes can greatly lower the freezing point
of a solution, including the fluids in living organisms. I hypothesize
that if what we see in this photo are Martian life forms and not a geological
feature, that they have evolved a means of counteracting the bitter cold
by means of "anti-freeze" solutes that permit them to flourish
in an environment that would be formidably cold for most terrestrial organisms.
- There is the further question of COLOR. One of my correspondents
pointed out to me that we truly do not know the colors that we are seeing
in these photos. NASA/JPL/MSSS have conditioned us to to think of Mars
in tones of black and white and grey, or maybe red. Period. That's it.
But what if Mars is really more colorful than that?
- Suppose that the color of these splotches is really a
deep, dark, vivid, vibrant, oh-so-alive GREEN!
- Click through to the following wide-angle image, and
then to the narrow-angle image.
- 4) http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/m07_m12/images/M09/M0904689.html
- The narrow-angle shot is a big file. Let it load and
toward the bottom, you will see two or three big, long, starkly clear,
very wet looking "seeps" that run down the side of the crater.
In the photo they look black. Suppose they are really a dark, rich GREEN?
Suppose these are seeps, but that associated with the seeps there are simple,
algae-like plants? You can see something like this on Earth -- occasionally
you will see a large concrete culvert that has a small trickle of water
running down the side. Everything around it is a vast expanse of dry concrete.
But right there at the trickle of water is a long tongue of bright green
algae. Perhaps we are seeing something like that in these Martian photos.
Similarly, we look at this wide-angled photo and see the white crater set
in a field of dark black. It looks black and so we think it is black. What
if it is not black, but GREEN? What if there is plant life there?
- Let me caution you that if you don't like this idea that
it is not entirely my fault. It was originally the idea of one of my correspondents.
But I like it, I really do. Suppose that these dark "splotches"
we have been looking at, and these long dark, wet streaks are actually
GREEN? That would be a huge NASA/JPL/MSSS cover up, if true, wouldn't it?
Or if not dark green, perhaps dark orange or purple or red? There are photosynthetic
pigments of those colors too.
- That's it for now. More to come at a later date.