USAF X-37BYesterday, the USAF launched the fourth mission of its unmanned X-37B, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. During the X-37B’s last mission it stayed in orbit for a record 674 days performing a number of classified projects. According to the Washington Post, among the projects of the current X-37B mission that the USAF has revealed is the testing of new thruster technologies that will help keep U.S. satellites safe from potential enemies.

Also included in what is known about the X-37B mission is that it will deploy tiny solar-sailing spacecraft on behalf of the Planetary Society. reports that most of the mission’s activities, however, are classified, including where it will be orbiting and how much time the X-37B will actually spend in space.

According to a NASA news release, the X-37B is at the cutting edge of developing and testing new thruster technology:

Also known as Orbital Test Vehicle 4 (OTV-4), the mission is believed to be demonstrating technology for future programs. One of the experiments aboard the spacecraft which has been publicised by the US Air Force consists of a Hall effect thruster for the AEHF series of communications satellites, allowing performance-enhancing modifications to be tested before they are introduced on operational missions.

Basically the X-37B will help develop improved propulsion systems that can be used in communication satellites, and eventually other spacecraft. If the USAF and NASA is correct, then the X-37B is at the cutting edge of helping develop new propulsion technologies.

Not so according to Corey Goode, who claims to be a whistleblower revealing his experiences with several highly classified space programs that he served in over a 20 year period from 1987 to 2007. He claims that programs such as the X-37B are merely covers for more secretive programs that use far more advanced propulsion technologies such as antigravity, than the obsolete thruster rocket systems used in the X-37B, military satellites and other classified space vehicles.

Goode’s responses to a series of questions about the X-37B and other classified military space programs were published on May 20. According to Goode:

Those that are in the National Military Black Op’s Programs are not read into the full picture of what is going on. They are given various cover stories and told that the things they track are our technologies from other black programs. They are spending trillions of dollars on lower technology that has its roots in the 19th/20th centuries with mainly advances in electronics and material sciences.

Goode goes on to explain how members of classified military space programs are recruited into more highly classified space programs when they stay silent about the more advanced propulsion systems they have observed during space missions:

Those who fly manned space planes that sometimes dock with the ISS and other secret space stations of lower tech programs sometimes observe craft that they are not supposed to and they are debriefed and sworn to secrecy usually knowing more about what is going on in outer orbit than their commanding officers. These personnel are often pulled into the Advanced Secret Space Programs once they reach a certain amount of first hand experiences.

On Oct 10, 2014, Peter Maass and Laura Poitras writing for The Intercept, released powerpoint slides from leaked NSA documents concerning highly classified programs that are hidden from public scrutiny. The documents, originally leaked by Edward Snowden, reveal that “Sentry Eagle” is used as an umbrella term for hiding the NSA’s most sensitive programs that are classified “Exceptionally Controlled Information” (ECI). Several powerpoint slides show how ECI programs are hidden beneath less classified programs as a cover. If Goode is correct, then spacecraft such as the X-37B using conventional propulsion technologies may indeed be cover programs.


NSA leaked slide showing SENTRY EAGLE program where different DHS, DOD, and NSA clasified programs are hidden within less classified national programs. (NSA)

While Goode has not yet supplied any documentation to support his remarkable claims, a number of independent researchers have cited confidential insiders that support his credibility. Among them is David Wilcock author of a number of New York Times best sellers.

If the USAF is to be believed, the X-37B is at the cutting edge of developing new thruster propulsion technologies for vulnerable military space satellites. If on the other hand, Goode is to be believed, the X-37B and other military spacecraft using similar propulsion technologies are obsolete covers for more highly classified space programs using antigravity and other exotic propulsion systems.

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RT reported on April 10 that a Russian man suffering from a rare genetic muscle-wasting disorder will undergo the world’s first head-to-body transplant. The Russian man volunteered to have his head transplanted to the brain-dead body of an otherwise healthy donor. The surgery will be conducted by what RT describes as “renowned Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero.” Dr Canavero is a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery with many medical accomplishments, and gave a TED talk on the pioneering head-body transplant procedure in Dec 30, 2014 titled: “Head Transplantation: The Future is Now.”

Britain’s Daily Mail in contrast refers to critics who view Canavero’s planned head-to-body transplant as “pure fantasy” comparing him to an out of control Dr Frankenstein.

Dr Canavero describes the controversial procedure as HEAVEN which is an acronym for HEad Anastomosis VENture: Anastomosis is the surgical joining of two body parts. He sees the procedure as “comparable to space exploration,” as he told RT News:

Russia sent Yury Gagarin into space with fair chances of dying. America sent Neil Armstrong to the moon with fair chances of dying. And the chances here are much, much better…

Canavero’s space exploration analogy is not inappropriate since his pioneering HEAVEN technique supports the bizarre claim of an unlikely space exploration witness.

Randy Cramer (aka Captain Kaye USMC s.s.), claims to have spent 17 years on Mars in a highly classified space program protecting five civilian colonies from indigenous Martians. According to Cramer, innovative medical procedures are not uncommon in the classified programs as a result of alien battles on Mars.

In a recent newsletter describing his alleged activities on Mars, he described a new type of weapon that was used by him and others serving on the Mars Defense Force that led to decapitation:

For about 3 years, we had a rear shoulder-fired multi rocket that popped up over your shoulder and had 2 small drums, with 10 rockets each.  You could fire spreads of 5, 10, or the whole 20 at once, and they were reloaded back at the ammo bulldog… It was bulky, but could really clear a path, and had HUD targeting, but was discontinued after too many instances of the ordinance being detonated psionically – often resulting in decapitation.  I had my head blown off (separated from my shoulders) twice that way. [Emphasis added]

Incredibly, Cramer is here claiming that radical head-to-body transplant surgery is regularly used in a classified space program, and clearly has good survival rates since he has undergone the procedure twice, or so he claims!

When I first read Cramer’s newsletter, I thought it must be a mistake, and emailed him for clarification. When I didn’t hear back, I thought that something must be awry with his testimony. Possibly an implanted memory or something else was going on that cast a cloud over his claims of covert military service in a secret space program.

I was able to reach him by phone on April 10 to finally discuss his claim of twice surviving decapitation. He confirmed that he was indeed claiming that he had twice undergone a head-to-body transplant procedure as his newsletter suggested.

In an earlier newsletter and interviews, Cramer has described the advanced healing and cloning technologies used in the secret space program he served in which he called the Earth Defense Force. He says that cloning is a highly advanced science and that he saw clones of himself that could be used if needed for surgical procedures. That is indeed what he claims happened on the two occasions he was decapitated on Mars. His severed head was twice transferred to the body of a clone replica of himself. He said all that he could remember of the incidents were the explosions resulting in decapitation, and then waking up in a specialized medical unit.

It would be easy to dismiss Cramer as delusional in claiming that his head has been severed twice, and reattached to another cloned replica of himself. That certainly was the first thought that occurred to me, and raised questions of how much of his testimony was laced with delusional beliefs likely a result of implanted false memories.

Dr Canavero’s head-body surgical transplant, however, is not science fiction, but something that will very shortly be attempted for the first time, publicly at least. There’s a widespread assumption that any pioneering technology or techniques developed in the “white-world” of open source literature, has been secretly developed decades ago in the “black-world” of highly classified programs. This makes it highly likely that Canavero’s head-to-body surgical procedure has been secretly developed and used in classified programs decades ago. Cramer’s decapitation claim now doesn’t sound delusional or so bizarre after all.

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A Mars Global Surveyor image shows an artificial object on Mars that appears to be a base overlooking a canyon. The image was taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera sometime in the period from March-Aug 2000. The image was the subject of a Youtube video released on March 27 where it was described as a flying saucer shaped space craft. Scott Waring from UFO Sightings Daily also studied the image and today in a post claimed the object is a giant UFO disk. The position of the artificial object overlooking a canyon suggests another more likely explanation – a secret observation post on Mars belong to a base.

The image can be found on the Malin Space Science Systems website which designed the camera used by NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter. All Orbiter images through to Sept 2005 can be found on the Malin website which is affiliated with NASA. The image with the artificial object is located on its M13 through M18 page dating from March 2000 – August 2000

The object is symmetrical with what appear to be observation windows. According to Waring, these are windows from a UFO, however, a flying saucer craft left on the surface of Mars would over time be subjected either to damage from atmospheric conditions, or from its initial impact. The structure does not appear to be damaged at all, and shows no telltale signs of atmospheric wear and tear. The object has a smooth contour with polished edges. This suggests the structure is currently in use. Its position overlooking a canyon raises the strong possibility that it is an observation post belonging to or attached to a nearby base. If so, then the image is startling evidence of a secret base found on Mars. The obvious question that arises is who does it belong to?

A number of whistleblowers have come forward to reveal their experiences regarding secret bases on Mars. Randy Cramer (aka Captain Kaye) claims he spent 17 years on a secret military base on Mars protecting five corporate run bases called the Mars Colony Corporation. He claims that he served with the Mars Defense Force and protected the civilian bases from Martian indigenous life forms. Cramer says that Mars has a thin breathable atmosphere that is capable of sustaining indigenous life – two of which are capable of attacking the civilian colonies.

More recently, another whistleblower using the acronym GoodETxSG has stepped forward claiming to have served with up to three separate secret space programs run by covert multinational alliances and/or corporate conglomerates with bases on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in the solar system. He further claims that between 5-7 secret space programs exist that are affiliated with ancient Earth civilizations. GoodETxSG says that Mars has a thin breathable atmosphere with indigenous life forms, and secret military and corporate installations.

The 2000 Mars Global Surveyor image is hard evidence of an artificial structure found on the Mars. The most likely explanation is that it is part of a base belonging to a secret space program. The image supports whistleblower claims of secret space programs operating in deep space, with bases on various celestial bodies in our solar system.

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Titan methane breathers

A team of scientists from Cornell University have developed a sophisticated model that suggests extraterrestrial life may be found in the methane oceans of Saturn’s largest moon Titan. Their model was published in the academic journal, Science Advances on Feb 27.  Just as marine life on Earth can extract oxygen from oceans to fulfill basic biological needs, so too life on Titan could extract methane from the oceans to reproduce and metabolize.

According to a public release by Cornell University, the model suggests that methane-breathers of Titan would be able to flourish in very cold environments:

Taking a simultaneously imaginative and rigidly scientific view, chemical engineers and astronomers offer a template for life that could thrive in a harsh, cold world – specifically Titan, the giant moon of Saturn. A planetary body awash with seas not of water, but of liquid methane, Titan could harbor methane-based, oxygen-free cells.

The surprising breakthrough in modelling radical new forms of life by Cornell University scientists gives support to an unlikely source of information about extraterrestrial life. Alex Collier claims that he was contacted by extraterrestrials from the Andromeda constellation and was told that methane life forms exist throughout the galaxy.

In a 2002 lecture interview discussing galactic history according to the Andromedans, Collier said:

Hydrogen ecosystems are much more abundant as is methane because they are not complicated ecosystems.  O2 ecosystems are very complex, the most complex in the galaxy…. according to the archeological record, other life forms, sentient life forms, reptilian, human, plasmic, methane life forms all began to appear; and do appear in our galaxy in full form.

The Cornell university scientific model helps corroborate Collier’s claims that methane-breathing life forms have appeared throughout the galaxy, and have developed high degrees of intelligence.

The recent Cassini mission to Titan showed that it is the only body in the solar system which, like Earth, has a rocky surface with liquid oceans. NASA released photographs of Titan in 2013 that enabled scientists to estimate the size and depths of its oceans.  NASA is currently studying the possibility of sending a submarine to Titan to explore its methane oceans. According to Discovery News:

Envisaged as a possible mission to Titan’s largest sea, Kracken Mare, the autonomous submersible would be designed to make a 90 day, 2,000 kilometer (1,250 mile) voyage exploring the depths of this vast and very alien marine environment.

If the Cornell scientists’ model is correct, a future NASA mission to Titan may find life flourishing in its oceans. If Collier is correct, alien life on Titan may have reached a degree of complexity that will greatly surprise Earth scientists and lead to a radical new understanding of how different forms of intelligent extraterrestrial life may be flourishing throughout the galaxy.

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Credit: NASA/JPL

Credit: NASA/JPL

Yesterday was a good day for those proposing that extraterrestrial life currently exists on Mars. In a Dec. 16 paper published in the journal Science, NASA says that significant methane levels were detected by the Curiosity Rover over a two month period suggesting that “Mars is episodically producing methane from an … unknown source.” The “unknown source”, as a number of mainstream media articles were quick to point out given what is known about the creation of methane, may be extraterrestrial life, The New York Times published an article titled, “’A Great Moment’: Rover finds Clue that Mars May Harbor Life,” The Guardian wrote “Methane ‘spikes’ fuel speculation of life on Mars.”  ScientificAmerican used as its subtitle: “New results suggest evidence for extraterrestrial life could be near at hand.”  This is not the first time that NASA has released scientific data pointing to life on Mars. On previous occasions, NASA scientists argued over the results. Judging from the number of authors to the Dec. 16 paper, there appears to be rare unanimity. Are we on the verge of a major NASA announcement that reveals life has been found on Mars?

The New York Times pointed out that NASA’s announcement is a major reversal on the position it reached only a year earlier :

“the new findings … are a 180-degree flip from a year ago, when mission scientists said that Curiosity had found no signs of methane,”

The Curiosity Rover also found carbon-based organic molecules the significance of which the New York Times explained from comments given at a News Conference by NASA scientists at the American Geophysical Union:

The scientists also reported that for the first time, they had confirmed the presence of carbon-based organic molecules in a rock sample. The so-called organics are not direct signs of life, past or present, but they lend weight to the possibility that Mars had the ingredients required for life, and may even still have them.

NASA’s announcement is good news for scientists that have claimed that previous scientific data from Mars suggested that life exists there in the form of microbes. The most famous was the “Labeled Release” experiment from the 1976 Viking mission that obtained positive results for evidence of Martian life. The experiment’s designer, Dr Gilbert Levin, thought the results clearly indicated Martian life, but he was not supported by the NASA administration. In a 2012 reassessment of Gilbert’s experiment, he was finally supported by an independent team of scientists who concluded:

The only extraterrestrial life detection experiments ever conducted were the three which were components of the 1976 Viking Mission to Mars. Of these, only the Labeled Release experiment obtained a clearly positive response…. We have applied complexity analysis to the Viking LR data….We conclude that the complexity pattern seen in active experiments strongly suggests biology while the different pattern in the control responses is more likely to be non-biological….These analyses support the interpretation that the Viking LR experiment did detect extant microbial life on Mars.

More controversial are the claims by Richard Hoover, a former NASA senior scientist who claims that in 2004, the Mars Rover, Opportunity photographed what clearly looked like the fossilized remains of a crinoid, a marine animal that looks like a sea lily. Hoover showed it to colleagues who immediately recognized the object as a crinoid. However, rather than examine the exciting possibility that Opportunity had photographed the fossilized remains of a living organism, Hoover said that less than four hours after taking the photo, Opportunity’s rock abrasion tool ground the area where the possible fossil lay into dust. He asked David McKay, the former chief astrobiologist at the Johnson Space Center, why this had been done. The response Hoover received was less than satisfactory.

Gilbert’s and Hoover’s experiences suggest that there are those at a senior level in the NASA administration that have in the past deliberately prevented evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars being accepted, and even destroyed. This makes NASA’s reversal of its previous conclusions of methane levels on Mars significant, as is the emphasis that the New York Times gives to NASA’s recent backtracking. Has NASA changed its policy on releasing evidence of life of Mars?

Possible support for a recent policy shift can be construed from no less than NASA administrator Charles Bolden who made a surprising statement about life on Mars in an Oct. 9 interview in London:

People always ask the question ‘Why Mars?’ Several reasons: One, Mars is very Earth-like, or least used to be Earth-like. It is a planet, a sister planet to Earth. It is the most likely planet in our solar system, um, that had life at one time… may have life now, and we feel can definitely sustain life.

Was this merely a coincidence, or was Bolden preparing the world public for some surprising future announcement regarding life on Mars? NASA may be simply driven by new scientific data gained by the Curiosity Rover as the Dec. 16 Science article suggests. Alternatively, it may be that there has been a recent policy shift in the higher echelons of NASA, and it is poised to release data finally confirming that life, at least in the form of primitive microbes, does currently exist on Mars.

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ESA Singing Comet

The European Space Agency (ESA) today confirmed that it was receiving a mysterious signal from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In a post on its live streaming website, it described the signal as a “mystery song” and uploaded a recording with the caption: “Hear our comet sing.” The confirmation follows months of rumors that the Rosetta mission was originally sent to explore a radio signal from the comet first detected 20 years ago. The November 12 landing of the Rosetta mission’s Philae probe will be live streamed to the world. The ESA’s surprise announcement hints that the significance of the landing may go well beyond the historic first of humanity landing a probe on a comet.

Here is what the ESA said in its December 11 post:

Rosetta’s Plasma Consortium (RPC) has uncovered a mysterious ‘song’ that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing into space. The comet seems to be emitting a ‘song’ in the form of oscillations in the magnetic field in the comet’s environment. It is being sung at 40-50 millihertz, far below human hearing. To make the music audible to the human ear, the frequencies have been increased in this recording…

There was a media frenzy back on September 29 from a UFO Sightings Daily post titled: “NASA Records Radio Signals Coming From Comet 67P For Over 20 Years!”  The author, Scott Waring, cited an anonymous ESA whistleblower who wrote in an email that the mystery signal was detected 20 years ago by NASA and this was the true reason behind the Rosetta mission.

Waring and others making similar claims were criticized by many in the mainstream media who debunked the idea of a mysterious radio signal coming from comet 67P. Huffington Post writer, Michael Rundle, for example, wrote:

If the comet is emitting radio waves, why has no one else been able to tune it?… If the radio waves were picked up by NASA, why did they leave the space mission to investigate to the European Space Agency?

Well guess what? The ESA today confirmed that Waring was right and Rundle was wrong. The mystery signal is in fact “a song” being transmitted by the comet, presumably an oscillation in its magnetic field according to the ESA. The ESA did not say when it first recorded the song, but it does lend plausibility to the claims of the anonymous ESA whistlelower. The big question now is whether the song is a random composition of nature as the ESA implies, or was created by an extraterrestrial intelligence.

A September 10 photo from the Rosetta mission showed what appeared to be a radio tower and a possible UFO on the surface of Comet 67P. The photo was one among others held by the ESA that the anonymous ESA whistleblower referred to as revealing some of the mystery behind Comet 67P. Could the alleged tower be the source of the mystery signal, and does the UFO suggest an extraterrestrial intelligence is involved?

If the mystery signal today confirmed by the ESA was detected 20 years ago and led to the Rosetta mission, then it stands to reason that NASA and ESA believed that the signal was more than a random composition by nature. If extraterrestrials are wanting to announce themselves to a disbelieving world, transmitting a beautiful song from a remote comet does appear to be an elegant form of First Contact.

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Dyson Lens and Sun

Over a four day period up to November 9, NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) detected a strange area near the sun where solar activity was apparently being deflected or absorbed by an invisible object. According to two independent solar researchers in videos uploaded to Youtube on November 9 (see here and here), the affected area was due to a giant shield created by a UFO to protect itself from the sun’s energy. An alternative explanation is that the immense spherical lens shaped field was part of an advanced technology based on the principle of a “Dyson Sphere.” NASA’s SOHO images appear to be evidence of the sun’s energy being absorbed by a gigantic lens shaped solar collector whose approximate size is a mind staggering five times the sun’s diameter!

The solar images used to identify the alleged “UFO shield”or solar collector can be publicly downloaded from SOHO’s Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO). Video data from the LASCO C2 (orange) and C3 (blue) reveals that from November 6-9, an area to the lower right of the sun appears to not have any solar activity while areas around the rest of the sun do so. Either the sun’s energy is being deflected back from the region by a “UFO shield” or absorbed by a giant lens of tremendous size – dwarfing the sun in comparison. The sheer size of the affected area, suggests that the hemispheric object was designed to absorb solar energy towards, rather than deflecting it away from, a UFO at the center of the hemisphere. A close inspection of the LASCO C2 (orange) film footage, in particular, suggests the sun’s activity is actually being absorbed, rather than deflected, by a giant hemispheric lens of some kind.

The idea of an invisible giant hemispheric shaped solar collector is consistent with the development of a new generation of solar panel collectors that are spherical in design and use glass. One of these is called the “Rawlemon Spherical Solar Energy Generator” which is described as follows:

… the Rawlemon design uses a spherical lens to concentrate sunlight on a small photovoltaic panel and combines this with a dual-axis pivot that tracks the movement of the sun. According to the designer the transparent sphere is able collect and concentrate diffuse where traditional devices cannot and as well as providing an efficiency boost, they can be used in far more locations than their flat, fixed counterparts. It’s also claimed that by concentrating the sun’s light in one area, the Rawlemon design reduces the solar cell surface required to just 1 percent of that required by a traditional panel.

Could something similar to the “Rawlemon Generator” be designed on a much larger scale for collecting solar energy by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization?

According to Freeman Dyson, a celebrated astrophysicist, a Type II extraterrestrial civilization would have the advanced technology to harness solar activity on a grand scale. A Dyson sphere, for example, could be constructed around a sun to collect solar energy in ways similar to how humanity harnesses hydro power, through water channels and dams. While a Dyson Sphere is theorized to be big enough to encircle a sun, similar principles could be used for a giant “Rawlemon Generator” type solar collector where a spherical glass lens could be pointed towards a sun. This can be best described as a “Dyson Lens.”

In an earlier live NASA streaming incident from August 2014 involving the STEREO A satellite, a UFO with an apparent spherical lens trailing behind it, is moving past the orbit of Venus. The UFO appears to be using the lens, which is approximately four times the diameter of Venus, to absorb the sun’s energy over a six day period from August 3 – 9.  The August incident provides stunning video evidence of what appears to be a “Dyson Lens” being used by a UFO belonging to a Type II extraterrestrial civilization. It supports the evidence that the object captured by SOHO over the August 6-9 period is in fact a highly advanced solar collector as much as five times the sun’s diameter.

Over the last decade, live streaming from NASA and other national space agencies has provided remarkable evidence that we are not alone in the universe. UFOs have been regularly photographed and filmed in close proximity to the International Space Station, Moon, Mars and other celestial bodies, Rarely, however, has live streaming video captured evidence that answers the question, how advanced is the technology used by UFOs? Do we now have compelling data to answer this question? Is the answer much more than we ever bargained for, and preparing us to think in much bigger terms with our future inevitably leading to contact?

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space bug near ISS

On October 22 during a spacewalk by two Russian astronauts, the International Space Station (ISS) live feed showed a luminescent UFO briefly fly nearby. The astronauts had just jettisoned two parts of the ISS that had been removed, and the live feed showed the objects slowing falling towards the earth. As the second object is jettisoned, the UFO appears and briefly maneuvers near it. The luminescent UFO does not appear to be space debris as it clearly changes direction several times. It appears to be under intelligent control suggesting either a luminescent life form indigenous to outer space, or an extraterrestrial vehicle of some kind.

The first possibility of an extraterrestrial life form that can survive in outer space was suggested in a brief video analysis of the UFO conducted by Third Phase of Moon. It was proposed that the UFO was some kind of insect. The idea of space bugs existing in outer space received a boost on August 19, 2014 after Russians scientists announced the results of a yearlong study of a strange substance that had been obscuring the windows of the ISS that had been collected by astronauts during a prior spacewalk. Russian scientists announced that the substance was a form of sea plankton growing on the windows of the ISS. Flying at an approximate altitude of 200 miles, it is extremely unlikely that sea plankton could be carried so high by air currents. Nevertheless, the sea plankton on the ISS was growing, suggesting that it was a form of plankton indigenous to outer space rather than carried into space from the Earth’s surface.

Another possibility is that the luminescent object is an extraterrestrial spacecraft. If so, it would be yet another incident of spacewalking astronauts being monitored by extraterrestrial craft. October 7 was another incident of spacewalking astronauts being captured on the ISS live feed with a UFO nearby that appeared to be observing ISS activities. The UFO was elliptical in shape and stationary relative to the ISS.

The ISS live feed is clear evidence that something other than space debris was briefly captured on video during a spacewalking mission. The video is very suggestive of some form of indigenous space life, or an extraterrestrial vehicle, closely monitoring the ISS and the spacewalking astronauts.

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Spacecraft and Hwy on Moon

A 1968 photo taken during a Lunar Orbiter mission to the moon shows what appears to be a spacecraft that is at least 10 miles (16 km) long resting inside the Crater Manlius. The photo was the subject of a Youtube video that was released on October 4 that shows various close ups and light contrasts of the apparent spacecraft. Most of the object is well illuminated by the sun, but the rest is in the shadows of the crater which is approximately 20 miles (34 km) in diameter, What appears to be a spacecraft cockpit is in shadows. According to an October 5 blog post on UFO Sightings Daily, the object is a UFO that was being secretly studied by NASA, and the real target for upcoming Apollo moon missions.

The apparent spacecraft was photographed by Lunar Orbiter III (frame 3073) that was sent in 1967 to map the moon for future Apollo missions. Prior to its October 2014 “rediscovery,” the UFO in the photo was discovered in October 2007 and discussed on an online forum where the consensus was that it was a spacecraft of some kind.

One possible explanation of the object is that it is an optical illusion based on a depression in the crater, rather than a large spacecraft resting on the crater’s surface. The contours of the object as it meets the shadow cast by the sun from the crater’s rim, however, appears to rule out such an explanation.

What is perhaps even more solid evidence of something artificial on the moon’s surface in the same Lunar Orbiter photo is what appears to be the remains of a road that is approximately 60 miles (100 km) long on the moon’s surface. The apparent road is surprisingly straight and covers the entire width of the Orbiter photo suggesting it is even longer. This suggests that it is not a natural depression on the lunar surface. Even more surprisingly, the roadway was not discussed in either the Youtube video or the UFO Sightings Daily blogpost.

The object captured by the Lunar Orbiter III does appear to be a huge spacecraft that is at least 10 miles long resting on the surface of the Crater Manlius, rather than an optical illusion from a depression in the crater. A possibility of artificial structures on the moon that is harder to dismiss is what appears to be the remains of an ancient lunar highway that is at least 60 miles long.

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Course begins on September 15, 2014

The discovery of exoplanets in the habitable regions of their suns, according to the world’s leading astrophysicists, makes the existence of extraterrestrial life a foregone conclusion. Astronomical observations of exoplanets has stimulated scientific conferences questioning, for the first time, the societal and political implications of intelligent life existing somewhere in the far reaches of space. For example, a September 18-19 Symposium sponsored by NASA and the Library of Congress brings together some of the worlds leading astrobiologists to discuss ways of preparing the public for the discovery of extraterrestrial life. According to astrophysicists such as Stephen Hawking, extraterrestrials would most likely be predatory in nature and the best response to contact would be to equip the world’s military to defend humanity.

For others, convinced that extraterrestrials have been visiting humanity since the dawn of the nuclear age, scientists are late comers to the party. A host of whistleblowers, experiencers and government documents have revealed, according to UFO and “exopolitics” researchers that extraterrestrials are already here. Not only have extraterrestrials been silently watching us, but advanced technologies have been developed to monitor, intercept and even shoot down their spacecraft. All this has been done secretly for national security reasons if the evidence is to be believed.  So what would extraterrestrials be like? What would be their science, politics and spirituality?

There have been a few ad hoc attempts to answer such questions. As far as the astrophysics/astrobiological community is concerned, there have been conferences by the Royal Society and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences which tackled some of these questions. In a conference proceedings paper, the Royal Society’s Dr Martin Dominik and Prof John C. Zarnecki endorsed studying the societal aspects of any discovery of extraterrestrial life. They stressed the importance of determining the possible motivations of extraterrestrial life:

The detection and further study of extra-terrestrial life will fundamentally challenge our view of nature, including ourselves, and therefore the field of astrobiology can hardly be isolated from its societal context, including philosophical, ethical and theological perspectives. With the detection of extra-terrestrial life being technically feasible, one needs to address whether perceived societal benefits command us to search for it, or whether such an endeavor may rather turn out to be a threat to our own existence

A popular online course on astrobiology asks at the end of a five week program: “What are the possibilities for intelligent life elsewhere? How would we deal with contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence and what would be the impact on society? Who would represent Earth?”

The best attempt to systematically address questions concerning the science of extraterrestrial civilizations has been undertaken by Professor Michio Kaku from Columbia University. Kaku has used a typology of hypothetical extraterrestrial civilizations based on energy consumption first developed by Soviet Astronomer, Nikoli Kardarshev in 1964. In the “The Physics of Extraterrestrial Civilizations” and “The Physics of Interstellar Travel,” Kaku offers insightful analyses of how energy consumption of extraterrestrial civilizations reveals much about their possible science, and spacefaring abilities.


Kaku’s and Kardashev’s analyses, predictably exclude the extensive but controversial body of evidence examined by UFO/expolitics researchers that extraterrestrials are visiting us now.  This is understandable if not without criticism by those seriously investigating such evidence. The astrophysics/astrobiological community only accepts data that can be scientifically tested and replicated in a way that leaves no doubt as to its veracity and of any conclusions drawn. Evidence that extraterrestrials are currently visiting us cannot be so tested and replicated according to normal scientific protocols; since it is subject to controversy, missing key data, government denial, witness accuracy, etc. However, what if the excluded evidence could tell us something about the politics and spirituality of extraterrestrials that could be matched up with the best scientific speculations over their science? Wouldn’t it be worth examining such evidence even if it wasn’t conclusive? There have been attempts to do so.

A 2008 conference presentation by the author did examine evidence of extraterrestrial visitation using the typology first developed by Kardeshev and later used by Kaku. The conclusions are startling. One can get a rough idea of the science, politics and science of extraterrestrial civilizations. The implications are enormous. Once we understand the science, politics, and spirituality of extraterrestrial civilizations, we can make informed choices about how to best resolve global problems. Furthermore, we can transform the Earth using advanced extraterrestrial knowledge and technologies. The video of my 2008 conference presentation is available here or below for free viewing.

For those wanting to dive deeper into the available literature and evidence concerning extraterrestrial science, politics and spirituality, then I recommend the following online course (click here) which starts on September 15, and is offered through the Exopolitics Institute. 

The discovery of exoplanets has already transformed the astrophysics and astrobiological communities with physical evidence that the Earth is not the only habitable planet in our galaxy. If life can “spontaneously” develop here, then it could do so anywhere – perhaps on one of the exoplanets already discovered. Over time, intelligent life would evolve and like humanity, develop a keen interest in visiting other worlds. Learning a little about what extraterrestrial science, politics and spirituality could be like is a wise move even for those still skeptical that intelligent alien life exists.

[Updated: Sept 4, 2014.]

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