Mystery of the “Ancient Monuments” on the Moon
Many phenomena observed on the lunar surface appear to have been invented by intelligent beings. The US and Russian lunar probes have photographed two of these “constructions” up close.
Russia’s Luna-9 and America’s Orbiter-2 imaged clusters of solid structures at two widely separated locations on the lunar surface. These two groups of objects are arranged in definite geometric patterns and appear to have been placed there by intelligent beings. As US space authorities have chosen not to disclose these findings, our readers are likely not aware of their existence.
Photographs of Luna-9, taken on February 4, 1966, after the spacecraft landed in the Ocean of Storms, reveal two straight lines of equidistant rocks that look like markers along an airport runway. These circular stones are all identical and are positioned at an angle that produces a strong reflection of the sun, which would make them visible to descending aircraft.
While examining the photographs, Russian scientist Dr. S. Ivanov, winner of the State Laureate Prize (equivalent to the Nobel Prize) and inventor of stereo films in the USSR, noted that a random displacement of Luna-9 on its horizontal axis caused the second and third shots of the stones to be made. at slightly different angles. This double set of photographs allowed him to produce a three-dimensional stereoscopic view of the lunar “runway”.
Why station Luna-9 changed its position between its second and third transmissions is not known. The official Russian explanation was: “Deformation of the lunar surface. Soil may have settled where the station landed, or perhaps a small rock caused the initial instability.”
Whatever the reason, it was good luck for Russian observers. “With the stereoscopic effect,” reported Dr. S. Ivanov and Engineer Dr. A. Bruenko, “we can say that the distance between the stones, one, three, two and four is equal. The stones are identical in size. There doesn’t seem to be any height or elevation nearby from which the stones could have been rolled and scattered in this geometric shape. Objects viewed in three dimensions appear to be organized according to definite geometric laws.”
The photo above was taken by Orbiter H-2 from twenty-three miles above the lunar surface and shows shadows cast by eight pinnacles. According to NASA, the imaged area is about 740 by 540 feet at lunar coordinates 15 degrees 30′ E. E 40 degrees 30′ N. The sun was 11 degrees above the lunar horizon.
The general layout of these objects is shown in the diagram at the top of the page. Russian scientists who have examined the geometric relationships between objects have found that the numbers 3, 4 and 5 are in exactly the same arrangement as the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Menkaura. in Giza, Egypt. Russian estimates placed the highest tower. number 7, as tall as a fifteen-story building.
The second set of photographs was taken by America’s Orbiter-2 on November 20, 1966, twenty-nine miles above the lunar surface, over the Sea of Tranquility. The photographs, from an area about 3,200 kilometers from the Russian-reported “lane” in the Ocean of Storms, show what appear to be the shadows of eight pointed spiers shaped like Cleopatra’s Needle (the ancient Egyptian obelisk now in Central Park in New York) and the Washington Monument.
Because Orbiter-2’s cameras were pointed directly at these spiers, only their shadows are visible; but NASA claimed that the sun was eleven degrees above the horizon, and from this, American space scientists estimated that the “biggest bulge” is approximately fifty feet wide at the base and forty to seventy-five feet high.
However, Russian scientists who examined the Orbiter-2 photos disagreed with these American estimates and said that the smallest of these eight apparent obelisks was “similar to an extremely large spruce”, while the largest was, according to their estimates, three times the height. claimed by the Americans – or as tall as a fifteen-story building!
In addition, Soviet space engineer Alexander Abramov presented a rather surprising geometric analysis of the arrangement of these objects. When calculating the angles at which they appear to be set, he claims that they constitute an “Egyptian triangle” on the moon – a precise geometric configuration known in ancient Egypt as an abaka.
“The distribution of these lunar objects,” says Abravov, “is similar to the plan of the Egyptian pyramids built by the pharaohs Cheops, Khafre and Menkaura at Gizeh, near Cairo. The centers of the towers in this lunar abaka are arranged in exactly the same way as the apices of the three great pyramids.”
What is America’s position on the investigation of the mysterious lunar objects? A senior NASA official, when asked what has been done by us in the four years since these objects were photographed, replied: “Yes, we know these photographs and they were very clear, but there was no speculation about them, and they were archived. for a while.”
We fail to appreciate such an attitude towards something of primary interest to our full moon probing effort; especially one that was so openly investigated by our rivals in this effort.
However, in 1968, NASA released a very remarkable publication, the “Chronological Catalog of Reported Lunar Events”. This list includes lights, both stationary and moving, that appear on the moon and then suddenly disappear; some perfectly circular craters that look more like domes and that are, in some cases, arranged in perfect alignment, and phenomena like bright mists and sudden patches of colored gem eruptions.
John O’Neil, former science editor for the late New York Herald Tribune, said he observed a gigantic bridge-like structure on the Sea of Crises (on the moon) under which the sun shone when at a low angle. This was later confirmed by other astronomers. Recent literature is replete with descriptions of wall-like structures that form perfect squares or diamonds; of streams that look like riverbeds eroded by water, arid lines that look like roads and even a grid of streets on the lunar surface.
Of course, many of these apparently man-made structures seen on Earth from above later prove to be simply natural formations. be a huge structured wall layout.
The top two pictures were taken by the Soviet probe Luna-9 after its soft lunar landing in February 1966. 1,000 miles away from the location of the lunar towers. The diagram shows the arrangement of stones, many of which are of the same size, shape, and are placed at identical distances.
And from an orbiting spacecraft, the Barringer Crater in Arizona looks like an artificial construction.
Despite manned and unmanned landings on the Moon, we still know very little about what is on its surface, simply because of its size, the wide variety of its topography, and the still comparatively limited range of our probes.
Suppose for a moment that the Earth was probed from the Moon by two manned landings – say in Utah and East Africa. How much would we learn about the surface of the rest of the planet? Our oceans, lakes, mountain ranges and rivers can very well be seen and photographed from above, but how many smaller things like pyramids and obelisks built by thinking creatures with intelligent design in mind can go unnoticed; or, worse still, they could even be viewed and filed simply because they did not agree with what was accepted as possible by the experts at the base.
Although very little attention was paid to the mysterious lunar objects in this country, both the Orbiter-2 obelisk photographs and the Luna-9 runway photos were widely published in the Soviet Union, as Russian scientists were always extremely interested in the search for any evidence of extraterrestrial life.
Furthermore, the question Russian scientists are now asking about these lunar objects is whether intelligent beings could have visited our moon long ago and erected permanent monuments and airfields.
The question should not come as a big surprise to us, because the Russians have long and consistently sought archaeological and historical evidence of higher life forms that have visited this planet.
The material they amassed in support of this idea is now somewhat overwhelming. For example, they claim that many biblical stories, such as the apparent destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah by an atomic bomb, are historical accounts of such visits.
They reported finding metallic discs, like modern recording trays, in Asian caves, and published reproductions of early Christian wall paintings from ancient monasteries in Yugoslavia that appear to show angels in spaceships.
There are a number of strange material things that strongly suggest some extraterrestrial origin or influence. The Egyptian pyramids continue to intrigue scholars, who now study their sealed rooms with the most advanced and sensitive electromagnetic devices.
A scientist, Dr. Amr Gohed, officially stated to the London Times that “Either the geometry of the pyramids is in substantial error, which would affect our readings, or there is a mystery that is beyond explanation… laws of science at work in the pyramids”.
The possibility of extraterrestrial influence on the moon was presented at an American Rocketry Society meeting by Dr. Carl Sagan, who said, simply, that “intelligent beings from other parts of the universe may have – or have had bases on the avoided side of our moon.”
Although the discovery is very interesting, no one has publicly posted photos taken with modern satellites.
Why, we may ask, did man begin to make obelisks? It is a very difficult and apparently purposeless job. Is the origin of the obelisks on this earth and on the moon the same? Could both be ancient markers originally erected by alien space travelers to guide later arrivals?