Although these incidents are old news, they do appear to remain
enigmas. Although they may be thought by many people to lend support to the
hypothesis that the earth is under quarantine, the question arises as to why
some Mars probes are allowed to complete their missions and others are not.
Could it have been, perhaps, that Phobos II and Mars Observer were not just
the simple data-gathering and telemetering devices that they were described
to the world as being? What could any ET sentinels have detected about them
that would have activated the presumed Martian defences? Why would they
have posed a threat to the status quo on Mars when the Viking and Mariner
probes did not? As usual, I dare say that the true picture is far more
complicated than earthly powers-that-be would have us believe.
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Subject: [ufodiscussion] A SHADOW OVER MARS
Re-examining the Lost
Mars Probes of 1989-1993
IKI in Moscow (the Institute of Space Research of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, the Soviet equivalent of NASA) had hoped that, just as the Soviet
Vega spacecraft which flew close to Halley's Comet in 1986 and took 10,000
instrumented observations, detecting grains of ice and dust, the very
elements essential for life (hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and nitrogen),
similarly the Mars Phobos II probe would also find signs of primitive life.
But in March of 1989 the Russian spacecraft Phobos II, programmed for
intensive studies of the geology of the red planet, disappeared from the
Russian tracking system as it was performing a preliminary survey of the
Martian surface. This was the most sophisticated, powerful and costly
package of Soviet and European electronics and instrumentation sent to Mars
from the Earth prior to 1993 and was expected to perform over thirty joint
Russian-European experiments when all its cameras shut off suddenly and the
"total loss of the craft" was officially noted.
One of the last images relayed to earth in detail by the Phobos II camera
before data transmission was lost was an enormous elliptical shadow on the
surface of Mars -- cigar-shaped, and an estimated 25-27 kilometers (approxi-
mately 16 miles) in length. The size of this object ruled out the
possibility that it was a reflection of the Phobos spacecraft itself.
Because of its of its position, its symmetrical shape, its size and its
movement, no features on the surface of Mars in the area in front of the
probe, nor the satellite moons of Phobos and Deimos, nor the Phobos II
spacecraft itself could account for this shadow pattern occurring in the
very last frames of data successfully transmitted to earth.
Was the shadow evidence that the spacecraft made contact with a non-human
intelligence life form before it permanently disappeared? According to
Soviet test pilot Col. Marina Popovitch, no geological features transmitted
in the Phobos data tracks could have caused this unique shadow pattern. It
was believed by investigators who studied the details of this shadow that
appeared just prior to Phobos II's disappearance that it was the shadow of a
craft that was not on the surface of Mars but that was hovering or
levitating above the planet.
Col. Marina Popovitch further stated in a public interview that the shadow
seen in connection with the lost spacecraft was brought up in conversations
between President Gorbachev and President Bush in December 1989 at the Malta
summit. The Soviet government refused to acknowledge extraterrestrial
intelligence, even though many of their top military and commercial pilots
have made credible reports of such sightings. For example, at Moscow airport
during test flights of an Aeroflot IL-96-300 plane in the spring of 1990,
several strange objects in the sky were witnessed and photographed.
The sighting of the shadow on Mars should be enough to convince many that
there may be intelligent life orbiting Mars, but in August of 1993 another
event of major proportions took place that sent a tremendous rumble through
the US space program. The $400,000,000 US Mars Observer probe, sent to map
in detail the surface of the red planet, was lost just as it prepared to
make its Mars orbital insertion. Signals were sent to pressurize the fuel
tanks in the propulsion system, in preparation for rocket firings that would
slow the spacecraft down and allow it to be captured by the planet's gravity
field, but the Observer's antenna, which was to receive and acknowledge Jet
Propulsion Laboratory's signal, never responded. Scientists concluded, a
short time after the loss of the probe, that the spacecraft must have
exploded when the fuel tanks were being pressurized. The cost of the entire
mission was close to one billion dollars.
Immediately, cries of "incompetence" and even the notion of "Cover-up" and
"Conspiracy" rang out in the world press accounts. In particular, NASA was
charged with deliberately concealing a story of massive importance on the
Mars mission, the Martian land forms, and even details on the so-called
"Face on Mars." But what are the other realities?
In 1972, the Mariner 9 probe brought back evidence of unusual pyramidal
structures on the Martian surface in the Elysium Quadrangle, and NASA's 1976
Viking I and II probes of the red planet relayed images of a face and
pyramidal complex at the Cydonia site on Mars. Although the vast majority of
NASA scientists saw nothing unusual in the Mariner 9 and Viking pictures, a
minority felt that some of the unusual landform configurations merited a
closer look with better optical-imaging systems. These artifacts may signal
the existence of perhaps even an extra-solar intelligence that is cautious
about our venturing out into space.
Is it possible that the American mission, losing communication with its Mars
Observer, met with a fate similar to that of the Soviet Phobos II? In short,
rather than the Observer episode signifying a "cover-up" by NASA or a
"conspiracy on the part of US government officials," taking the termination
of the Phobos II probe into account, we might ask: Is it possible that there
is a more powerful intelligence in space that may be watching our planetary
endeavors? There may be an extra-solar intelligence already with a base on
Mars that is watching and waiting for the the human race's next events in
accepting and understanding the operations of parallel evolution. The "Face
on Mars" may be a sort of Rorschach ink blot test, or a psychological
mirror: It may indicate that we need to overcome our desire for cultural
domination and realize that our technology may be harmful to other planetary
environments. It may indicate that we must first understand the conditions
of a larger evolutionary reality.
The unusual signatures of a much larger story seem to suggest that there
truly exist, on the larger evolutionary space-time horizon, forces which one
might call the celestial "higher-ups" in the frontiers of space that have
other designs for contact and work on Mars. Perhaps, when we conquer our
desire to be eternal cosmic warriors and can get beyond the "conspiracy"
theories we apply to things we do not understand then we can begin to use
our sister planet as a stepping-stone for peaceful space colonization and
our own eventual settlements as Peace-Makers amongst the stars.