More Strange Objects On Mars
From Bruce Cornet
(note: the images below have been left at original size for clarity)
In 1994 Ananda Sirisena, an image processing expert working for Unisys, gave a lecture in Britain on two artificial features he discovered about 7.7 miles to the west and 7.7 miles to the south of the Cydonia anomalies on Mars (Figure 1). They are both visible in the southwest corner of Viking image 70A11. He sent me and Professor Stanley McDaniel a copy of a video taken of his lecture, during which he revealed a quarry or excavation at the eastern end of a mountain located 16 miles southwest of the D&M Pyramid (Figure 2). Within the quarry one can see relatively straight walls, right angles, tall benches or steps, and high angled sides to this rectangular-shaped hole, plus a ramp or wall that appears to extend south from the north side of the quarry into the middle of the excavated area. There is no indication that this hole was made by a meteor, and no known geological explanation for how so much of a mountain could be eroded into a rectangular shape like that with a ramp or wall squared in orientation to the sides, and a high rock wall forming closure on the southern side of the excavation. That feature can best be explained as a remnant of the mountain shaped by the quarry operations, rather than something that was built up or left standing by erosion.
But what makes this excavation even more apparent as an artificial feature is what can be seen inside the quarry. At the end of the ramp there appears to be a large sculptured pentagram, and against the western edge of the quarry escarpment there appears to be a crescent-shaped feature (Figure 2). Together these symbols have profound religious and metaphysical significance on Earth. The star and crescent make up a symbol that can be found on a number of national flags, such as the flags of Pakistan and Turkey.
Finding evidence for a possible excavation and sculpture is significant enough, but Sirisena goes on to describe the discovery of a second "face" at the eastern end of an elongate mountain, located just to the south of the quarry (Figure 1). Unlike the alleged alien face in the "City" of Cydonia, which does not have recognizable anthropomorphic features, the Sirisena Face (named here after its discoverer) is oriented the same way as the anthropomorphic "face", is about the same size, and has similar pronounced features. But unlike the well known Face of Cydonia, the Sirisena Face appears to be bilaterally symmetrical with two well-defined eye sockets, a pronounced nose, and a beak-like mouth (Figure 2). The cranium is unusually large, and has what appears to be some sort of diamond-shaped ornamentation or crest that extends down onto the forehead. On the left side of the Sirisena Face can be detected what may be an ear protruding out near the base of the cranium. The large eye sockets, beak-like mouth, and angular ornament on the forehead give this face a distinctive owl-like resemblance. But until better images can be obtained of this face and the quarry, we will have to wonder what better resolution will reveal. As with the new MGS images of the Cydonia Face, better resolution will certainly modify any interpretation based on the Viking images.
Yours truly,
Bruce Cornet, Ph.D.
Geologist and Paleontologist
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