by I. Swann
This small book is divided into three parts.
And it is with regard
to the first part that I join a very long list of those who have
seen and experienced things they cannot prove happened.
The second part is on much firmer ground. It is largely a
brief synopsis of spectacular data and facts about the Moon that
have achieved exposure elsewhere, and which provide evidence that
the Moon is a very interesting place, indeed.
I have selected only small portions from all of the unusual lunar
information available, but have provided sources in the bibliography
for those interested in more copious details.
The third part begins with a presentation of certain social
phenomena regarding the problems of telepathy that can be factually
These, however, set the background for the strange and
surprising scenario they lead into, although the scenario is
admittedly speculative in nature.
Some have advised me not to publish this book - on the grounds that
it challenges those echelons of conventional credibility that
lasciviously get off on deconstructing those unfortunates who
experience what they can't prove.
I have been mindful of this opportunistic factor for several
But my age is advancing and I have become interested in
recording and wrapping up my active research into Psi phenomena in
order to pursue less stressful vistas.
As I have discussed in other writings, I have always been interested
in Psi phenomena, and beginning in 1970 it chanced that
opportunities to extend that interest in depth were made available.
Anyone with more than a mere superficial interest in Psi phenomena
must of course encounter the rather smelly morass of social
resistance whereby the authenticity of those phenomena are
methodically deconstructed, thus suspending them in doubt.
This social resistance, even if smelly, has largely been successful
in destroying all concerted approaches to Psi phenomena.
success is specifically active within high strata of societal power,
and which strata are otherwise entirely disinterested in what lesser
mortals DO experience along these lines. Why it is that governing
societal factors need to deconstruct the provable existence of at
least some vital Psi phenomena is therefore something that needs to
be examined and understood.
Along these lines of inquiry, the existence and methods of the
machinations against Psi development can easily be brought to light.
But the reasons that govern the implementation of the machinations
none the less remain obscured.
Thus, the societal resistance to Psi breaks neatly into two aspects:
One reason for the blanket suppression which has been offered up by
many before me is that effective formats of Psi would disturb any
number of social institutions.
Those institutions would feel
"threatened" by developed formats of, say, telepathy, which might
thereafter be utilized to penetrate their secrets.
There is some rather clear truth in this. Indeed, it is because of
this truth that some echelons of humans are at war with the Psi
potentials of the human species - because those echelons have
motivations they would prefer never to be disclosed via Psi
penetration. If this is the case, the chief preventive measure would
be to stamp out altogether any real understanding of Psi.
something like this has taken place.
And there cognizance of the nature of the situation might remain -
more or less being defined as humans in conflict with their own Psi
potentials because Psi penetrates secrets.
Indeed, on my part for a long time I assumed that this was the
beginning and end of the story regarding the methodical suppression
of Psi by high societal echelons - such as represented by government,
science, academe and media.
As it happened, however, the events described in Part One of this
book occurred beginning in 1975.
These are the events I can't prove. None the less they made somewhat
visible another possible aspect that might be factored into the
odiferous suppression of Psi that was already familiar to me.
This aspect required that I introduce two unusual terms: Earth-side
These refer, of course, to Earth-side intelligence and
The central hypothesis of this book is that if developed Psi
potentials would be an invasive threat to Earth-side
then developed Earth-side Psi would also be a threat to
After all, in that telepathy, for example, is invasively defined as
reading minds, the distinction between reading Earth-side minds and
Space-side minds would be very narrow.
The only real problem in considering this is whether or not Space-siders exist.
I have decided not to enter into the relevant debate about this
issue, but direct the reader to the copious literature already
existing, with special regard to the weekly UFO ROUND-UP that can be
located in the Internet (see bibliography).
The inclusion in this book of the story I can't prove is not being
offered as evidence about the existence of Space-side intelligence,
but because the reader deserves to know why I have concluded there
is far more to telepathy than commonly conceived in Earth-side terms.
In this, the thinking proceeds from actual experience, and not from
analyzing the Information packages presented in the works of others.
The works of others, of course, have proved to be valuable in the
long run, and they certainly introduce a modicum of authenticity
that would otherwise go completely missing.
In the end, though, the authenticity of my personal, improvable,
experience probably doesn't need to be considered all that much -
because the drift of accumulating information is inexorably leading
to establishing the authentic existence of extraterrestrial
One factor that won't be apparent throughout this book is the large
amount of time (years actually) it took to achieve the synthesis of
the factors presented. I tend to be a rather slow thinker, and am
sometimes even slower on the up-take.
I had originally intended to include a lengthy discussion regarding
the probability that telepathy might be a universal "language"
system of some kind that operates through consciousness entities
I briefly allude to this in Part Three, but otherwise have decided
to include that discussion in another work - because it needs a
larger information basis that includes the nature of energy
But I feel obliged to comment on some of the reasons I decided to go
ahead with the book after so many years have passed.
In late 1990, I read a well-documented report of a large UFO craft
sighted in the former USSR.
The report indicated that the sighting was attested to by General Igor Maltsev, chief of the main staff of Air Defense Forces, and
published in Tabochaya Tribuna, 29, dated April 1990.
The report quoted General Maltsev as saying:
"I am not a specialist
on UFOs and therefore I can only correlate the data and express my
own supposition. According to the evidence of these eyewitnesses,
the UFO is a disk with a diameter from 100 to 200 meters. Two
pulsating lights were positioned on its sides..."
The article went on to state that UFOs are piloted craft and
contradicted the suggestion that they are mere atmospheric
phenomena. If the sighted craft was indeed 200 meters, it was about
650 feet, or somewhat larger than a football field.
Meanwhile, there were other notable
sightings elsewhere/ and video footage was being obtained regarding
a lot of them. Such reports got me ruminating about my 1975
experiences, with the result that I decided to write them down
before my memory began deteriorating more than it already had.
Between 1976 and 1990, I gradually concluded that Earth-siders and
Space-siders didn't seem to have much in common - with the exception
abductee accounts, telepathic capacities seem
to be well-developed by the ET's, but remained quite undeveloped
I expanded the narration of the events to include some fundamental
considerations of telepathy, and which theorized WHY development of
telepathy is suppressed Earth-side.
In due course, I showed the manuscript to my then literary rep, who
got excited about it, and thought that its successful publication
was a sure and easy thing.
Over twenty publishers turned it down - even in the face of the fact
that much UFO-ET stuff ranging from bullshit to the sublime
fantastic was otherwise being published everywhere.
This blanket rejection on such a large scale remains, as it were,
mysterious. Perhaps it can be interpreted as some kind of subtle,
large-scale media control.
But one possible explanation might be that as outrageous as the tale
and telepathic considerations are, something in them moves too close
to Someone's comfort.
In any event, because of frustration, embarrassment, etc., I
abandoned this book project. And some more years passed.
In about March, 1998, however, certain
articles and TV reports centering on ET possibilities began
circulating, among which were a few entitled "Astonishing
Intelligent Artifacts (?) Found On Mysterious Par Side Of The Moon."
Then, via a report in the Internet authored by David Derbyshire,
dated May 14, 1998, it seems that a "24,000 mph UFO" buzzed Britain
on May 13, 1998.
THIS craft was tracked by the Royal Air Force and the Dutch Air
Force. It was "triangular" and "as big as a battleship. About 900
feet long. British and Dutch interceptors were sent aloft.
Thing left them in the mists - and went who knows where?
Thus, there are recent authentic reports of UFOs, and indeed they
seem present everywhere, and even boldly reveal themselves to the
lenses of Camcorders world-wide.
UFOs are driven or managed by Space-side intelligences
simply must be taken for granted.
And if they have achieved high technological control of
consciousness that is commensurate with the high technology of their
craft, then I'll bet they are very good at what we Earth-siders refer
to as telepathy.
INVOLVEMENT IN PSI RESEARCH
The sequence of strange events narrated in this book took place
because of my involvement with Psi research, which began out of the
blue in 1971 when I was thirty seven years along.
My life might have flowed along lines presumably more gratifying in
mundane but more comfortable ways had I never volunteered to be an
experimental subject in Psi research labs.
In these experiments, there were high and low points, successes and
failures, And there was the opportunity to meet with many fabulous
and wonderful people.
But when one enters into Psi research, one also enters into a narrow
cultural subset rather steamed up with high stress factors,
intrigues, mainstream confusions, fear and apprehension, internecine
warfare, and largish clumps of idiocy.
Additionally, Psi research subjects (guinea pigs) are non-entities
who are expected to exhibit Psi manifestations. At the same time
they are supposed to know nothing, think nothing, suppose nothing
- because the job of knowing, thinking, supposing belongs to the
The subject is something like a computer chip being tested to see if
it can perform in the ways wanted. If the chip doesn't perform in
the ways wanted, then it is tossed aside into the big pile of
anonymous chips that have likewise failed.
It is thus that the laboratory life-span of a test subject usually
does not exceed three months, and during that time they have to
undergo endless repetitive testing. One of the major outcomes of
this is usually bottomless boredom
The appearance of boredom is deadly in Psi research - because a
bored chip gets into a state of apathy or non-interest, after which
its delicate circuitry fizzles.
I knew most of this in advance, largely because Psi phenomena had
always been of endless interest to me, and I had done a great deal
of organized reading and study. So I had no expectations at all that
my allotted three months would somehow turn into nineteen years.
The major reason had not much to do with the Stygian climes of
parapsychology itself. Unknown to almost everyone at the time, the
American intelligence services became worried about, of all things,
possible development of "psychic warfare advances" in the (now
former) Soviet Union.
The intelligence services are heavy players, and because of the
Soviet Psi threat they more or less required an active picture of
Psi potentials somewhat larger than standard parapsychology could
provide. Because of these unusual circumstances, I got dragged into
several years of work in this regard.
But this meant that I also got dragged into realms of often idiotic
secrecy, into endless security checks conducive of paranoia, into
all kinds of science fiction dream-works, into intelligence
intrigues whose various formats were sometimes like toilet drains,
and into quite nervous military and political ramifications.
My participation in this long-term affair had its ups and downs -and
was to involve hundreds of complicated situations, circumstances,
and events of various kinds - of which those narrated in this book
were only one kind, albeit the most stressful and mind-boggling.
To get into the elements of the narration, it is necessary to briefly
outline what led up to them.
In late 1972 the Central Intelligence Agency funded a small,
tentative research project at
Stanford Research Institute. The
project at SRI was headed by the physicist, Dr.
H.E. Puthoff, and I
was invited to travel to California to participate in it.
The purpose of the small project was to discover one ESP phenomenon
that was capable of being reproduced at will. This was the kind of
experiment notoriously missing in parapsychology, but in which I had
been somewhat successful earlier.
The project was given eight months to produce something along these
lines. So, thereupon began yet another daily exercise involving
hundreds of experimental trials. These proceeded up and down in
terms of what was being tested, but ultimately DOWN into boredom so
cloying that it was hard to face yet another day of it.
In early April, 1973, in an effort to emerge from the daily boredom
of repetitive testing (which induces a flat-line of ESP activity), I
suggested that we once in a while do something far out, something
that might reintroduce a sense of adventure, excitement, and
The planet Jupiter was literally far out. NASA had earlier launched
Pioneer 10 and 11 to fly-by that planet, and information telemetered
back by the two crafts would undergo technical analyses. Information
from Pioneer 10 would commence in September, 1973.
The only real difference between Jupiter as a "target," and
target objects in the next room, was its distance from Earth. But
for me there was another difference. It would be exciting to try to
extend one's ESP to the planet, a form of remote viewing. Jupiter
was more remote than the next room - and there might be a thrill of
"traveling" in interplanetary space.
But there was yet another difference. Those locked into conventional
research mindsets are usually nervous about novel experiments.
Conventional mindsets tend to take themselves somewhat seriously, so
there is usually resistance to non-conventional experiments.
The resistance is usually first manifested by tar and feathering the
proposed experiment (and everyone involved) BEFORE it takes place.
If that doesn't squelch the experiment, then it is merely declared
ridiculous and laughed out of Sciencetown.
Is not a psychic mind trip to Jupiter laughable?
My colleagues at SRI were, to put it mildly, not interested in being
laughed out of town. But I had become quite gloomy since
failure-by-boredom was just ahead.
So I had a choice of,
being laughed out of town
which clearly could flat-line ESP faculties
The resistance to the
Jupiter "probe" was overcome when I said "I quit, and you can return
what's left of the money to the funding clients."
In any event, I felt it would be interesting to see if the
remote-viewing data acquired in April, 1973, might somewhat match
the data later revealed by NASA's craft beginning in September,
The thrill of the idea was to get psychically to Jupiter before the
NASA vehicles did. If this worked even somewhat, it was a kind of
psychic one-upsmanship. The experiment was done on personal time, on
a Saturday, a non-working day.
But it was wrapped in very stringent protocols. At first, the
very-long-distance (VLD) experiment was not to be an official one.
But the remote-viewing raw data had to be recorded somehow, so that
it could be established that it existed prior to the NASA vehicles
getting to the planet.
So, at the conclusion of the experiment, copies of the raw data were
circulated far and wide, offered to and accepted by many respected
scientists in the Silicon Valley area, including two at Jet
Propulsion Laboratories. Some scientists, of course, thought the
entire idea ridiculous, but these were fewer than one might expect.
For the experiment to be considered successful in any way, the
remote viewing data had to include impressions of factors that were
not known about the great planet - lest one be accused of reading up
As to the raw data itself, this ended up consisting of one page of
sketches, and two and a half pages of verbal observations.
The raw data yielded thirteen factors, and only thirteen, all of
which were scientifically unanticipated before they were confirmed
by later analysis of the scientific data.
These raw data factors are enumerated below, accompanied by the
dates they were confirmed.
The existence of a hydrogen mantle: Confirmed September
1973, again in 1975.
Storms, wind: Confirmed 1976 as to
dimensions and unexpected
Something like a tornado: Confirmed 1976 as strong rotating
High infrared reading: Confirmed 1974.
Temperature inversion: Confirmed 1975.
Cloud color and configuration: Confirmed 1979.
Dominant orange color: Confirmed 1979.
Water/ice crystals in atmosphere: Confirmed 1975.
bands reflect radio probes: Confirmed 1975.
Magnetic and electromagnetic auroras ("rainbows"): Confirmed
A planetary RING inside the atmosphere: Confirmed 1979, not
only as to its existence, but as being inside the crystallized
Liquid composition: Confirmed 1973, 1976, as hydrogen in
Mountains and solid core: Still questionable, but suspected as
Six of these thirteen factors were given scientific substantiation
by 1975, which is the year that the events narrated in this book
It needs to be pointed up that before it was actually discovered in
1979, most scientists flatly denounced the possibility of the RING,
but which had been sketched in the raw data acquired in 1973. And
just recently the existence of more refined rings has been
For me, the Jupiter experiment effected a cure of my experimental
doldrums for a number of reasons.
For one thing, the trip and the sightseeing there were awesome
experiences. This was a kind of profound aesthetic impact that can
inspire one for many of years.
For another thing, as confirmation feedback began coming in during
September, 1973, in the form of scientific announcements, the gossip
lines shifted from cold ridicule and began heating up. Lots of
notables began coming to lunch at SRI in order to get grounded with
For yet another thing, the CIA, of course, was interested in the
psychic spying. Although the planetary experiment
had not been done on the Company's funded time, it now seemed that
the project at SRI was excitedly on the right track.
The Jupiter Probe also received wide media coverage, although not in
scientific journals, of course, But then there are all types of
people who view science much in the same way that science has
traditionally viewed parapsychology.
I now wish to mention an aspect that might go missing otherwise, and
does go missing, rather conveniently, as regards a lot of psychic
claims and posturing. This has to do with the matter of what are
referred to as positive feedback loops.
It is not hard to comprehend what these consist of.
One word will
do: Confirmation - in some or any form.
A "psychic" says thus and
so, after which one needs to look around for some kind of hard
evidence that supports the real-time facts of what has been said. As far out as the Jupiter experiment was, it was based and designed
AGAINST expected feedback loops.
The feedback was in the form of the information telemetered back to
Earth by the NASA vehicles flying by the planet.
As it turned out, among those taking an active interest in the
possibility of interplanetary spying was a group so clandestine that
it could be characterized not merely as a deepest black project, but
as an entirely invisible one.
It was this group, or whatever it might be called, that I met up
with in the early part of 1975.
ENCOUNTERING THE SPOOKIEST SPOOKS
About two years after the Jupiter probe I received a telephone call
during late February, 1975, from a certain highly-placed functionary
in Washington, D.C.
I had met him on social occasions, and we had rather enjoyable
conversations since he had a deep interest in Psi research.
I both admired and respected him. He vas forthright about his
unusual interests, and he dared to swim against the surface currents
of that mighty river called "prevailing opinion" which could damage
even very high reputations in the Washington maze.
But in his telephone call to me, my friend was somewhat less than
forthright, as the following conversation drawn from memory
"A Mr. Axelrod is going to telephone you," he said.
"If you can manage to do so, would you try to do whatever he
asks, and ask no questions yourself."
After a pause, I asked: "Well,
who is Mr. Axelrod?"
Now there was a pause at his end of the telephone.
"I can't tell you because I don't know myself. But it's important,
VERY important, very URGENT that you agree to do what he asks."
"I can tell you nothing more, so
please do NOT ask. Just do what he wants. And, whether you do or
do not, we will never refer to this conversation again. I must
ask you in friendship never to refer to me about this in any
After which, my friend expressed a quick passing interest in how I
was doing, and then virtually hung up on me.
Although my contact was usually jolly, he had seemed, well, a little
uptight. But otherwise, this type of thing was not entirely unusual
in my new career of Psi research.
Many had approached me, some of whom asked for anonymity, some using
fake names - such as police emissaries and detectives who wanted
inputs regarding difficult crimes, a few scientists with research
stoppages, an art director of a famous museum which had misplaced a
Desperate people do desperate things - such as consulting psychics -
even some Presidents whose interactions with seers are documented.
In this somewhat less than open manner began a chain of mind
boggling affairs which excited me on the one hand, yet ultimately
made me QUIVER as if I suddenly found myself standing between two
realities neither of which seem quite real.
As it turned out, in spite of the alleged urgency, the mysterious Mr.
Axelrod did not telephone until about four weeks later. And when
he did, it was about three in the morning. The call jolted me out of
a sound sleep, so, of course, at first I didn't quite remember who
After we got that straightened out, he asked:
"Can you get to
Washington by noon today? I realize this is short notice, but we
would be very appreciative if you can. We will reimburse you for
your time and all your expenses"
I was just about to ask why I should get
to Washington by noon, en I remembered that my friend had been very
insistent that I not ask
questions. So, I said I would take the air-shuttle or something.
"Good," Mr. Axelrod said, "but we
cannot meet you at the airport. Are you familiar with the Museum
of Natural History at the Smithsonian?"
I said I was.
"Good," he replied. "As soon as you
arrive, go there and stand near the elephant in the central
rotunda. Be there at noon. You will be contacted. Just do
exactly as your contacts asks. My only requirement is that you
tell no one where you are going. If you feel you cannot do that,
please say so now and we will forget about this."
I sat in silence.
"Is that OK with you?" he asked.
"Yes, I suppose so."
But I couldn't resist one question, which
seemed a logical one.
"How will I recognize who is
supposed to contact me?"
"Don't worry. We know what YOU look like."
And Mr. Axelrod then hung
up without so much as a good-bye.
I got out of bed, made some coffee, chain-smoked some cigars, and
sat contemplating the noisy darkness outside my windows (New York
City is always noisy.}
I was beginning not to like this at all, and were it not for my
highly-placed acquaintance in Washington, whom I respected. I am
quite sure I would have decided the whole affair had suddenly become
too questionable to proceed with.
The world, back in 1975, it should be remembered, was in the grips
of the Cold War. My research colleagues at Stanford Research
Institute and I had speculated that the Soviet KGB would naturally
be interested in what we were doing. And in our more dramatic
considerations of this possibility, it was even speculated that one
of us might get kidnapped or worse by that infamous, but very smart
Well, I decided, if I got to Washington early enough, I could once
more view the magnificent collection of minerals and crystals housed
in the Museum of Natural History. Doing so had turned me on for
So, as the sun was rising in the rather cool late winter weather. I
made my way to La Guardia Airport, and got aboard the next
air-shuttle to Washington, about a fifty minute ride.
I arrived with plenty of time to spare. In fact, the museum wasn't
yet open, so I got some coffee and a roll from one of the venders in
the Mall, and smoked some more cigars.
Needless to say, even when viewing the three-foot crystals, and
looking at the egg-sized precious gems, my mind was not at all on
them. In fact, I was sweating most of the time.
Finally, I went to the mezzanine floor which encircles the museum's
great rotunda. As covertly as possible (to my way of thinking,
anyway) I surveyed the floor below - in the center of which stands
the famous stuffed elephant with his absolute majesty entirely
visible to all who take a moment to consider it.
Assuming I was supposed to act like any other tourist, at noon I was
standing in front of the giant elephant, pretending to have interest
Behind me a voice spoke. "Mr. Swann?" I turned, and was immediately
handed a card which read: Please do not speak or ask any questions.
This is for our safety as well as yours.
If I had not been convinced before that I was getting into something
suspicious, I was now certain.
For the guy who handed me the card stared at me with burning green
eyes, which clearly indicated he meant business. I didn't dare
He was young, and looked like he had been produced as a fashion
model for a Marine basic-training camp - which is to say, tallish,
hunky, serious, and complacent in his ability to kill very quietly.
But even more astonishing was the fact that there were TWO of them
which as far as I could tell were twins.
Dozens of museum visitors were flowing all around us.
After reading the card, I blinked. The first guy pulled out a
photograph which I could see was of me. He studiously compared the
photograph face to mine.
He then took my hand as if he was shaking it, and compared the
tattoo on it to another photograph - the tattoo I had gotten as a
result of a rather drunken desire in 1962.
He then nodded to his duplicate, who had been watching the rotunda
in a professional way, and this twin came over and repeated the
They then both initialed what seemed to be a kind of check-sheet in
a small address booklet.
All this took place in a few moments, and none of the spectators
passing to-and-fro around the elephant seemed to notice.
The first twin then nodded, and indicated the main door to the
museum, I followed, with the other twin just behind me.
We marched directly to the curb, and got into a rather non-descript
car boldly waiting in a No Standing zone.
The driver was a woman who, it seemed, deliberately never looked at
The car was large and blue, a little dirty on the outside, but
immaculate inside. The twins sat in the back on either side of me.
One of them pulled out another card: Please do not speak. You may
smoke if you want. Which I gratefully did. I was wet in my armpits.
As it turned out, we were, I think, the center car between that
stayed with us as we moved through the clogged streets.
Once we left Washington proper, the twin pulled out yet another card
which read something like: Please do not take it personally, but we
are required to check your person and clothing for weapons or bugs.
What could I do?
They then proceeded to check everything, even
unzipping my pants and peeking briefly into my shorts. After which,
they both initialed the mysterious check-sheet.
I had never been treated this way before. I had never been frisked.
I wanted to be outraged. However, I didn't dare move or open my
mouth, except to puff on a cigar.
By this time I hardly knew were we were. We seemed to be heading in
what I thought was the direction of the CIA headquarters hidden
behind trees. I thought that might be our destination, but we zoomed
past it, picking up speed.
Then came another card: You are being taken to a heliport for
further transport. Before we reach it, we will place a hood over
your head. It will be removed at your destination. If you are hungry,
sandwiches are available.
At this point, I thought of doom. Yet, silly as it seemed, I WAS
hungry, even if my stomach was in knots. I ate. Although my hands
were now shaking a little, the twins pretended not to notice.
Well, I concluded, I'm either really being kidnapped, or whatever is
about to go down IS something extraordinary.
About twenty minutes later, the first twin produced the promised
hood, and I spent the next part of my voyage into stuffy darkness.
Not long after, the car ground to a halt. I was helped out, and with
the two twins firmly grasping my arms was soon seated in a chopper.
We took off almost before we were strapped in.
This part of the voyage seemed to last about a half hour, but I
can't be sure.
Shortly we bumped to a sudden landing, I was helped
out, and walked what seemed a longish distance, I then heard a door
wheeze closed, and we DESCENDED. So I knew we were in an elevator.
I was now turned around in the elevator, and when it came to a halt,
after what I took to be quite some distance down, a door apparently
opened up and we walked straight out.
Next, I was physically turned around several times by the twins.
After about ten turns, we marched along, at one point seeming to go
down a ramp. Shortly I was pushed down onto a chair.
At this point a voice actually SPOKE the first words I'd heard in
this whole threatening goings-on.
"I'm going to remove your hood now,
Mr. Swann, and thank you for coming as well as putting up with
I was, well, terrified by now, and don't
mind admitting it.
With the hood removed, eyes watering a little, I found myself
dimly lit room. The twins were nowhere to be seen.
The VOICE said:
"I am Axelrod, which is not my real
name, of course, as you must have figured out."
Mr. Axelrod was a jolly-guy type, smiling, with kindly eyes, but
dressed in a dark green jumpsuit of some kind. He reminded me of a
certain Captain McBee I had worked with while in Korea.
"I can answer no questions as to
where you are or what we represent, but beyond that I am at your
complete disposal with regard to anything that pertains to the
Mustering what dignity could, which really was not much, I croaked
"Well, what task, then?"
Mr. Axelrod smiled.
"First, there are some procedural
matters. We will reimburse you for your expenses, and provide
what we will call an honorarium. Would a thousand dollars a day
be suitable? We will provide this in cash before you leave."
"A DAY!" I croaked again. "How
"Well, we have heard you work
best in the morning, and as it is now in the afternoon, we will
begin the task tomorrow morning at any time which suits you.
After that, we will wing it a little."
A thousand bucks a DAY!!! I perked up - and stopped croaking -and
even tried to say something sensible.
"So, if you know about the morning
thing, then you must be very familiar with our procedures out at
Stanford Research Institute."
"We know a great deal about you,
Mr. Swann. You seem to be an exceptional man, and of course it
is your psychic gifts we want to try to employ with regard to
"My ‘psychic gifts', as you must
then know, are very undependable. I work only in experimental
situations, and I hardly think anyone should risk anything
really serious on them."
"We understand fully, Mr. Swann.
He do not see the task as a risk,
so do not feel stressed about that.
"The second preliminary. We
would like to ask you never to reveal any of the details about
any of this, including your presence here. If the circumstances
were otherwise, we would ask you to sign a secrecy agreement.
But, bluntly speaking, we exist without leaving a paper trail
regarding our mission."
Mr. Axelrod paused to let that sink in, and then continued.
without such an official secrecy oath, you will not be legally bound
to secrecy. What we would hope, then, is that you will agree not to
reveal this sequence for at least ten years hence.
"I can assure you there are very
good reasons for this, but after ten years our mission will have
‘disappeared', as it were.
"If you cannot see your way
clear to making and upholding this agreement, we will give you a
good dinner, discuss remote viewing, and get you back to New
York by late tonight."
For the record here, other groups had invited to work on many other
kinds sensitive projects, and had even signed non-disclosure
agreements. So, except for the ultra-secrecy of this one, which I
thought merely overly dramatic, it was not all that unusual.
Although I was hot on the trail of $1000-days, I frowned at Mr. Axelrod.
"I guess you knew I would accept, or
I would not be here now, would I?"
"Good, very good, then. We have specific procedures here. We will
work in this room, if that is suitable. There is an adjoining room
with a bed, and is comfortable. It has a TV you can watch.
"You will see only myself, and the two who brought you here. They
will be your constant companions when you are not with me, One will
spend the nights in this room, and the other will be stationed
directly outside the door. They do not know why you are here, and
they need not know.
"If you need exercise, we have a
small gym. We have shorts and gear and a small pool if you want
to swim. If you have any kind of special food preferences we
believe we can supply them. Just ask for what you want. You
smoke Tiparillo cigars. We have some for you, as well as better
ones if you wish. Can you work under these circumstances?"
I hardly knew what to say by this time.
So, bravely, I ventured, "I guess that depends on the work... or the
task, or whatever it is."
"I know I am not supposed to ask
anything, but are those two guys really twins?"
Mr. Axelrod smiled again.
"What do you think?"
"I think they are."
"Well, then that is resolved,
isn't it? Did you enjoy the geological specimens at the museum
I decided to ask no more questions. Presumably, I had been observed
ever since I left New York. Whatever was happening must be
important, since it obviously was costing someone a great amount of
"Well, then, may I call you Ingo?
And you must call me Axel. Tell me about remote viewing."
I decided to relax.
"Well, as you may know I did my first extensive
clairvoyant experiments at the American Society for Psychical
Research in New York with a woman named Janet Mitchell and, of
course, with Dr. Karlis Osis, the director of research there.
"After a while, I got bored with trying to see targets in boxes and
the next room. One day I decided to see what else I could see, and
found I thought I could see people going down the street outside.
"One day, I thought I saw a woman dressed in orange and green
walking along the street. We rushed downstairs just in time to see
orange and green disappearing around the corner.
"There was really no way I could have seen her visually, since I had
been sitting in a closed room. I got to thinking. I proposed then a
"I would try to see things at greater distance, provided we could
figure out a way to get easy feedback about what was being seen.
"We thought about this for a while, and finally decided that I could
try to see the weather going on in major cities, and then call up
their weather numbers to see if I was correct or not."
"How did you specify which city?" Axel asked.
"Well, we decided that Janet would compile a list of cities, and
select one at random. She would then say: the city is such and so,
go there, Ingo, and see what the weather is doing.
"After I had said what the weather was, Janet would pick up a
telephone, call long-distance and get the current weather report.
"This didn't work too well at first, but I suggested we try a number
of times. Finally, we got a number of hits in a row.
"For example, she gave me Phoenix as a target. I saw it was raining
there, or at least had just rained. Sure enough, Phoenix had just
had a rain storm, which was unusual because they don't often have
any. Well anyway, we did this for a few days with pretty good
"Since these cities were remote from New York, we decided to refer
to this kind of experiment as remote viewing. This started in
December 1971. That's how it all got started."
Axel had his fingers pressed against his lips. He was no longer
smiling, and seemed pensive. So I asked:
"I gather you want me to try to
remote view something?"
"Oh, absolutely, absolutely," he responded, resuming his smile.
"After the American Society, then, you went to SRI and developed
a coordinate-ordinate system for remote viewing?"
"Well, that came about because we wanted to try to view sites
around the world. The CIA was interested, you know.
"When we tried to target the cities by their
names, we realized that
the name had too many clues which might aid me in identifying the
"We felt that skeptics and critics would point this out, making our
work useless. So we felt we couldn't do that kind of experiment.
After all, if you say ‘New York' for example, anyone would know
enough to say they see skyscrapers, and so forth.
"But one day, in 1973, I was
swimming in a pool in the apartment
complex where I was staying in Mountain View, which is near Palo
Alto and Menlo Park where SRI is located. I had been wondering how
we could identify a distant target in some other fashion than by its
"In the water, I laid back against the edge of the pool and tried to
envision something which had escaped me. I suddenly saw a map with
coordinates-ordinates on it, you know this degree East and that
degree North, A ‘voice' of some kind said (in my mind, of course),
"So, I got the idea that if
someone gave me a set of coordinate-ordinates they might act as
a focus of some kind. At first my SRI colleagues thought this
was silly, but I insisted we give it a good try. At first this
didn't work too well either, but after about fifty tries, it
began to pay off."
"Can you explain why coordinates seem to work better than other ways
of specifying a target?" Axel asked.
"No one understands this at all, and neither do I. The criticism is
that coordinates are only arbitrary sets of numbers and as such bear
little real meaning to the actual physicality of the site.
"But my explanation, if it is
one, is that people do find their way around the world by using
coordinates. And since this is so, then there is no real reason
why one cannot use them to find their way in a psychic voyage,
As a kind of focus, so to speak."
Mr. Axelrod grew pensive for a moment.
"There would seem to be more to it
than that. Surely you've thought about it?"
I hesitated. "It's a bit
difficult to articulate," Axelrod brightened up, "Try me"
"Well, I have to introduce the possibility of... Well, we are
educated to believe that thought takes place only inside of one's
head, in the brain - that the mind is inside each person's head.
"But this runs counter to the
fact that some things can be directly shared at a group level -
maybe not thought itself, but certainly emotions and sentiments,
"For example?" Axelrod asked.
"Well, during the 1930s, a lot of work was done on what was called
'mob consciousness', where anger or hysteria seems to get
communicated by means other than reason or logic. This was
suggestive of a group-mind kind of thing - somewhat linked together
by a kind of communal telepathy.
"In the middle ages there were lots of
communal phenomena, or
hysteria's like this..."
With this, I thought I noticed some kind of change in Axelrod
slight pink color in his face. One can tell if someone is accepting
or resisting. It's a sort of well-known magnetic thing.
I went on.
"If there is a group mind, there possibly could be a
species-wide one - having some kind of memory... which individuals could link into...
"Are you speaking about some kind of
record or something like that?" He now DID seem nervous.
"No, not exactly. Some kind of
species memory storage - maybe at the DNA molecular
level. I know this idea makes scientists throw up, but so does
any aspect of Psi."
I paused to see if this passed inspection by Mr.
Axelrod. He was
very quiet and so I couldn't tell. But finally he said "continue"
"There has been a lot of interest as to why the
coordinate thing should work. I've discussed it with Dr.
Jacques Vallee, the famous
Ufologist along the lines of Information theory.
"Certain theories regarding
information hold that it exists everywhere as sort of a cosmic
thing. And if one had an ‘address' for it, one could link into
it, like a computer that can find information if there is a
correct address for it."
"Are you suggesting," Axelrod asked,
"that the mind is a computer that can link into . . ."
"Well, something like that, but
not at the intellectual level. There actually must be lots of
mind layers that function differently."
"But why should coordinates function . . .?" Axelrod mused, almost
"Well, in a cosmic sense, if one has a round hall or a planet, and
if one wants to divide it up, one will assign what amount to
longitudes and latitudes. These will divide the ball into segments.
If Intelligence exists as a universal, then this would be the best
universal way to divide up a planet so as to know where one is on
"This is a matter of triangulation. Is this not how illegal radios
are found by sending out two or three cars with antennae that can
get a triangulated fix. I saw this in a World War II movie . . .".
"'Universal'?" Axelrod asked. Now a
"hot" magnetic thing seemed to
come out of him. "Why did you use that word?"
Well, why NOT I thought.
"Well, the best evidence we have for
telepathy, for example, is that it seems to be universal to our
species. People experience it regardless of their different
cultures, their different backgrounds. If we assume that
Intelligence can be universal, we also have to assume that
Intelligence also has to have sensing factors that also are
Having said my piece, I awaited Axelrod's
comment. He just sat looking at me in an odd kind of way. Suddenly I
got the idea: Aha, he has some coordinates in the Soviet Union he
want me to look at. After all, everyone else had them.
However, Axel now resumed his smile,
"But you went to the planet Jupiter.
Did you use coordinates to do so?"
"Well, yes and no. The Jupiter
thing came about as a sort of a lark. Again, as at the American
Society for Psychical Research in New York, at SRI I got bored
with the hundreds and hundreds of experiments.
"NASA was sending the Pioneer fly-by past
Jupiter, and I thought it
would break the monotony of our SRI work by trying to get to Jupiter
ahead of the fly-by. It was a good experimental idea, for we could
register my impressions of the planet, circulate them to interested
people, and do it in advance of the data the fly-by would send back.
"This data would act as feedback to see if we nailed down any
unsuspected facts about Jupiter. It was just a further test of
"As kind of coordinates, we found out where
Jupiter was in relation
to which part of the Zodiac, where Earth was in respect to the Sun.
These three factors - the placements of Earth, Sun and Jupiter,
acted as a kind of triangulation as to where Jupiter was"
"Yes, I see," Axel grinned. "You did pretty good." I decided to take
"Axel, I don't like to do tasks
unless there is a good chance of obtaining feedback, and you
represent one of those times I have been dragged into a
situation where obviously I am not going to get any... am I?"
"Well, that poses a bit of a
problem considering our situation here. But surprisingly some
feedback will become available in other ways. I will send it to
you, in an unmarked envelope."
"Well, what then is your task?" I asked.
After a long moment, Axel asked:
"Ingo, what do you know about the
The MOON! He wants me to go to the Moon.
"Well, I know it is there, that it's
a dead satellite, it has craters and mountains, if that is what
"Have you studied the Moon, or
gone psychically to it?"
"No. We never tried the Moon,
because too much is known about it. It would not constitute a
good experiment because of that. People would think I had
learned about the Moon, or looked at it through telescopes or
"What about the reverse side of
the Moon. That side is always turned away from Earth. No one
could accuse you of being able visually to see that."
"But, still, the NASA's Moon
missions have encircled it, and there are lots of photos and
Axel laughed. "Well, we want you
to go to the Moon for us, and describe what you see. I have some
Moon coordinates prepared, about ten altogether. Is that too
"Well, no, depending on stress factors. But I don
I like to do too many at once, because I fear I will begin to
superimpose my impressions."
"Well, we may not have to do all of them,"
Axel said cryptically. "Do you know who George Leonard is, or
ever heard of him?"
"You're quite sure?"
"Well, I've met hundreds of people by now, but I don't recall any
George Leonard. There's a Leonard at SRI, but I can't
remember names very well, anyway. Faces I remember better."
Axel immediately fumbled in a folder, pulling out five photographs.
"Are any of these familiar?"
"Well, one is Dr. Karlis Osis, and this other one works out at SRI,
but I don't know his name"
"I've never seen the other three,
one of whom I suppose is your Mr. Leonard,"
"Well, good, then. We seem to be
in good shape. Now, how about a work-out in the gym, and then
I'll join you for dinner. We can start early tomorrow morning."
So, the initial interview was over. I am not an exercise buff, but I
wanted to go to the gym hoping to see more people and more of this
astonishing underground faculty. I was to be disappointed.
The twins accompanied me along empty corridors to the locker room,
and themselves got geared for exercise. Built like brick shit-houses
they were, and took turns doing hundreds of rapid push-ups, making
me feel undeveloped, as I was, when it comes to physical strength
But they SPOKE every now and then.
"Mr. Swann, that weight might be too
heavy for you."
NOW I could distinguish a DIFFERENCE
between them. One had a Southern drawl, while the other had what I
thought was Australian one, of all things.
This set me wondering.
Why, for example, if all this was ultra-secretive, had I been met by
two men who were so obviously twins, and extraordinarily handsome.
Surely this would have attracted attention in the museum's rotunda.
But then I remembered it had not. And then I remembered, too, that
most people notice very little to begin with.
Gradually, I began to realize that the two actually did not look
alike, they only SEEMED to in some inexplicable way.
Suddenly I could see great differences between them. One, the
Australian, was older. Their square jaws and green eyes were alike,
but the noses were different, and one had narrower lips.
Their haircuts and marvelous physiques were almost identical, but,
as I couldn't help noticing in the locker room, the Southern was
more endowed in the groin area.
So, they were not twins, after all. Nor even brothers, doubtlessly.
But what was it about them made them so alike, as if to be mistaken
Their energies! Something about their energies.
One of the basic characteristics of good psychics is their
fascination of observing everything they can, and in detail. Powers
of observing seem to act as a launch pad for higher forms of
perception. I'd had this fascination from childhood.
As I watched them more carefully, I slowly became conscious that they
MOVED almost as if in unison. If one lifted a hand, so did the
They moved almost as if of one mind, so to speak. Yes, that was it.
They were enough alike so as to be mistaken for mirror images of
each other - until they spoke, that is.
The word "entrainment" came to mind, a word used to describe people
who have been subjected to some mind^managing so that they begin to
think, act, and even, I guess, look alike.
I began to get the fanciful idea the twins were cyborgs or androids
of some kind, but then decided my imagination had taken over.
Needless to say, I never found out what the twins were or why they
were so un-twin-like, yet so alike.
The twins and I swam a few laps in the small pool in the underground
installation, they swimming most of the time under water.
Coming back from the pool, I found the jolly Mr. Axelrod standing
near a small table loaded with food. We ate a great steak dinner
with all the trimmings - except that I couldn't drink the obviously
good wine because I was going to "work" in the morning.
We had a somewhat cheery conversation while eating. Among other
topics brought up by Axelrod, he wanted to know more about what I
knew about telepathy.
We chatted this up.
I thought this was merely innocent conversation.
PSYCHIC TOUCHDOWN ON THE MOON
I had spent a nervous night.
First of all, the bed was kind of hard,
and there was no sound in the room. So I listened to my heart
pumping in the dark silence.
I felt a little claustrophobic which reminded me of how had I had
responded inside the Great Pyramid in Egypt when I had visited it in
I sifted through possibilities - wondering if all of this could
possibly be a deeply covert KGB thing. Axelrod LOOKED and ACTED
American enough. But the twins?
Openly confessed, my attention was on the $1,000-day thing. By 1975,
I had been in Psi research for about five years.
When it was arranged for me to take part in those earlier
experiment, the first order of business in the minds of the
researchers was to figure out how to pay me the least possible, and
preferably to pay me nothing.
The $1,000-day was a real, and much needed windfall for me. So I
worried about the many ways it could get messed up.
Failing to provide good Psi data was one way. But, as I had found,
if one talks about things people don't understand, then they lose
interest. Another way was NOT to provide what the client wanted.
I had no idea what Axelrod wanted.
Maybe they, whomever THEY were,
were looking for good places to build
Moon bases. Maybe THEY had lost
a secret spacecraft or something along those lines.
But there I was, nervous or not, deep underground somewhere,
twisting on a hard bed. Well, I'd remote view the Moon and get it
over with. I didn't expect to see much on the Moon - dead satellite,
airless, dust, craters, etc.
Anyhow, the mystery WAS a bit much if one took time to think about
it. Being dragged around in hoods! Really! I determined never to get
caught up in such an affair again.
We started our work early the next morning - which I immediately
dubbed "Moon Probe."
As we had done in the Jupiter project, I asked Axel to find out
where the Moon was in its monthly cycle - which is to say, its
present relationship to the Earth and the Sun.
"The Moon is full," he began,
"opposite the Sun, and the Moon is just setting in the West.
Will that do?"
"I hope so," I replied. "Earth
is between the Sun and Moon, then, and what I have to try to do
is head directly away from the Sun, hoping for a psychic
touchdown (I smiled in saying this) on the Moon surface."
"Ok, do your thing, then," Axel smiled. He pushed the
on his tape recorder.
Earlier that morning, we had discussed the experiment's protocol,
the way the session was to be conducted.
Except for voicing the lunar coordinates when I asked for them, Axel
was to make no verbal inputs.
I talk out loud when "doing my thing," asking MYSELF a series of
questions. But these are questions to aid my intellect in trying to
understand what I am experiencing. These are not questions others
need to respond to while I am "at work." I DO NOT like to close my
eyes when I am doing my "thing".
I settled back and tried to get a sense of Earth being between the
Sun and Moon - and slowly began to have images of rising upwards
from Earth until I could see its curvature.
As I had already learned from our efforts to get psychically to
Jupiter, the Sun looks much smaller to my psychic senses than it
does when we eye-ball it on Earth. Seen psychically, and if seeming
smaller, at least three "envelopes" of some kind are clearly visible
around the solar star.
In any event, I tried psychically to head away from the Sun, toward
the Moon. This now looked LARGER than it does when eye-balling it.
I had no problem getting there. Slowly at first, it grew larger and
larger and then swiftly filled my psychic vision completely - a
whitish thing, with grays, darks and, surprisingly, a lot of yellows
in it. Suddenly I was kind of sucked into-toward it faster, as if in
a gravity free-fall.
Next, I had the sensation of "being" next to
some pumice-like rocks.
"OK," I whispered to Axel, "I can
see these rocks, and some dust, so I guess I must be here. Give
me your first Moon coordinate preceding it with the word Moon."
I wrote down "Moon" and the coordinate-ordinate and nothing
happened. I was still where I had touched down.
"Give it again, more slowly," I asked. He did so, and I experienced
a blurred kind of vision, a sense of zooming across a plain, some
mountains - and then into darkness which surprised me.
"Its dark here," I said. "Why is that? A rhetorical question, Axel.
Please do not speak an answer." Darkness!
Then, slowly, as adjusting to a kind of
night vision, I could
begin to perceive formations. And I realized what had happened.
"This coordinate" I asked, "is it on the dark side of the Moon?
Yes, it must be"
I began trying to make sense of the impressions I was acquiring.
"Well, I seem to be near a cliff of
some kind. It goes upward quite high, made of some kind of dark
rock. There is whitish sand, a fluffy kind of sand. Away from
the cliff formation there is a broad expanse of some kind. There
are some patterns in the sand, or whatever it is - not quite
"What do the patterns look like", Axel interjected.
He was not
supposed to intrude with questions. But he had, so I went with it.
"Well (I now closed my eyes), sort
of like little tufts or dunes, as if the wind had made a kind of
After a moment of considering these little dunes:
"But there is not supposed to be any
wind on the Moon, is there? No atmosphere?... Yet, I can sense
something like atmosphere... I'm getting a little confused.
Let's take a break."
Have I mistaken? Axelrod seemed to be looking at me
in a rather
strange way, as if swallowing a desire to speak.
"Well" I went on, "what they
actually look like are like rows of largish tractor tread marks.
But I don't understand how this could be, so they must be
something I don't understand. They are just marks of some kind.
I was silent for a moment.
"Axel, do you want - well, am I supposed
to try to see metals or something here, or what? I'm just near this
cliff here - it has a kind of shiny quality to it, something like
"No, we can go on to the next
"Give me a moment," I asked, "then on my signal lay it on"
I wrote down the next coordinate-ordinate. The cliff
and in a few moments I was clearly at another place, which I could
hardly believe was on the Moon.
‘I'm sorry, Axel, I seem to have
gotten back to Earth here...".
"Why do you think that?" he asked.
"Well, there are... some...". I stopped. I looked at Axel.
"Maybe we better take a break, a
little coffee, and then we can try again."
"OK, but what did you see?"
"I have no idea. But whatever it was
it couldn't be on the Moon." (I
had visions of $1000-days coming to an abrupt end.)
So we had coffee and chatted up this and that.
for the first
time, seemed somewhat nervous.
In about fifteen minutes we got back to it. I went through the same
process of going away from the Sun until I was at the Moon.
give me that coordinate-ordinate again".
He did. I wrote it slowly down, making sure I made no error
so. I became aware of a greenish haze, which is what I had seen
before. This time I decided to go for it, for better or worse.
"Well, I am in a place which is sort of down, like in a
crater I suppose, There is this strange green haze, like a light of some kind.
Beyond that, all around is dark though. I am wondering where the
light is coming from..." I jolted to a stop again.
After a moment, Axel prodded.
"Yes, what else?"
"Well, you won't like this, I guess. I see, or at least think
I see, well ... some actual lights. They are giving off a green
light... I see two rows of them..., yes, sort of like lights
football arenas, high up, banks of them.
"Up on towers of some kind...".
I gave up here. "Well, Axel, I can't
be on the Moon. I guess I have to apologize, I seem to be
getting somewhere here on Earth."
Axel stared at me for a moment. He was NOT smiling or looking
sympathetic or tolerant. I thought it was all over with.
sure you see Lights, actual lights?" he finally asked.
"Well, I see lights! But how can
they be on the Moon?"
Axel had a pencil in his hands, which he was
twirling around and
around. His not-smile developed into a frown. "Shit," he finally
uttered, and broke the pencil in half. I was quite surprised and
fully expected him to stand up and leave the room in dismay at my
remote-viewing flub. But he did not.
"Lights, huh? You are sure you saw lights?"
"Well, yes. But not on the Moon,
surely. How could they be on the Moon?"
Axel stared at me, saying nothing.
I can be quite dense, I suppose, but something started twanging
around in the denseness.
I blinked at Axel.
"You mean...," I began, somewhat uncertain as
to what to say. I realized I had to select my words carefully. "Am I
to think these lights are actually on the Moon?"
There was no answer forthcoming from Axel. I pressed onward.
"Have the Russians built a Moonbase
or something? Is that what I am supposed to be remote-viewing?"
Again, no answer.
We sat and stared at each other for a longish period, he not willing
to commit. After a moment of this confrontation, I decided to
reassume the initiative. "Maybe you should give me that
Once back in the glow of the greenish lights. I now seemed to have
the courage to begin really looking.
"Well, the light seems diffused
somehow, as if there is a lot of fog - no, it's dust - dust!
Floating in the air."
I paused, then continued:
"Yet there is no air on the Moon, is
there? There is noise of some kind, like a thumping. I can see
one of the light towers better now. Hey, it seems built of some
very narrow struts of some kind, thin like pencils. Like some
sort of pre-fab stuff right out of Buckminster Fuller's stuff."
"How high are the light towers?" Axel interrupted.
"Well, high enough. I have to find
something against which to compare them, Let's see... hey, there
are some of those tractor-tread marks everywhere. If I guess
these are about a foot wide, well, then, let's see, if I compute
as correctly as I can, well..."
I paused, looking at Axel.
He was not smiling.
"Yes?" he arched his eyebrows.
"Well, tall - about or let's say over a hundred feet. But?"
"'But' what," Axel asked, leaning forward.
I swallowed hard, and almost chickened out at this point.
"Well, I think I got a glimpse of
the crater's edge. On it I think I saw a very large tower, very
high that is."
"Yes! Big, really big."
I swallowed again. "Well, if I
compare it to something I am familiar with in New York, about as
high as the Secretariat building at the United Nations - which
has thirty-nine floors in it."
Axel narrowed his lips. "You can
see that, then?"
But this, as I
took it, was a question Axel was asking himself more than me.
Again the silence. I decided to again assume what ever initiative I
"Am I, then, to assume this stuff
really IS on the Moon? If so, this is more than a Moon base,
isn't it, Axel?"
Again no answer. So I continued:
"But this stuff is big. Does NASA
or the Soviet space program have the capabilities of getting such
large stuff onto
the Moon? I thought everyone
was having trouble just getting a couple of guys and a dog into
orbit. I thought the only thing we got on the Moon was a flag
planted in some crater somewhere."
As I talked myself through all this a certain glimmer began to dawn
in the recesses of my mental darkness. I suddenly stopped speaking.
I stared incredulously at Axel.
"You mean - am I to assume this
stuff is - not OURS! Not made on Earth?"
Axel raised his eyebrows, trying to grin.
"Quite a surprise, isn't
it?" he said. I had a sense he was trying NOT to be emotional.
Surprise? To say the least! I was completely dumbfounded to the
degree that I had begun taking very short breaths, getting dizzy
thereby. "I take it you would like a break before we continue" Axel
What I really needed was a recovery couch. In fact, I still get
breathless even as I write these very words now.
It's one thing to read about UFOs and stuff in the papers or in
books. It is another to hear rumors about the military or government
having an interest in such matters, rumors which say they have
captured aliens and downed alien space craft.
But it's quite another matter to find oneself in a situation which
obviously confirms EVERYTHING.
Not principally because I suddenly
knew the rumors were true. But because I found myself in a situation
in which I, in my psychic processes, had seen the evidence for
"Good heavens!" I breathed.
My brains began racing, putting things together. Axel, though, and
the twins, and the elaborate secrecy of this whole "mission," was
the best evidence.
I was now completely certain that I was physically present in some
kind of ultra-ultra-ultra secret place, and that the mission of this
place was to sort out extraterrestrial matters.
I knew that NASA must have photographic evidence of activities on
the Moon which already confirmed the presence of extraterrestrial
What I did not understand though, and I realized this only with my
third cup of coffee and my tenth cigar, was why this ultra-secret
project needed my services.
So, I looked at Axel, and this time I was not smiling either.
"Why the hell have you dragged me
into this, Axel? If you possess enough to cause what l take is
your mission to come into existence, surely you don't need my
"Hell, Ingo, no - and yes"
"Too confused," I said, rather sternly.
"I can't. Well, at least I can not
give you information. It was felt that doing so would jeopardize
not only us, but our mission. You seem bright enough, though."
"Thanks heaps, Axel. Well, this
bit of security almost blew it for you. Had I not learned
sometime ago to accept and describe what I was seeing
psychically, accept it BEFORE prejudging it, I would have not
dared to say I saw lights on the Moon. I would have edited that
out, fearing others might see me as loony, God damn it. ETs on
the Moon, no less!"
Well, Axelrod began, "if I had told you
in advance, would you have
thought I was loony?" Axel asked. He had a point.
AND ALL OF THIS WAS REAL!
I closed my eyes as waves of goose-bumps
cascaded through my body. I couldn't control them, so I broke into
"Shall I leave you to recover?" Axel asked.
"If I can be by myself yes, but
if one of those god-damned muscle men twins has to stand and
watch me blubber, don't you dare. No way do I want THEM to see
me in this condition."
"They would understand
perfectly. We all have experienced a considerable amount of
"I can't believe that either of those
twins would ever think about
crying..." But suddenly, through my emotions I started laughing,
almost uncontrollably. "This is SERIOUS, isn't it?"
managed to blurt out. But my thoughts were going a mile a minute.
The bottom line: We are not alone - and some ultra-secret, presumably
a governmental agency, goddamned well knew it! My glee changed
swiftly into anger. Shit! Shit-shit-shit!
"Well" I snarled, "whoever is
in charge of these matters hasn't managed them very well as far
as us ordinary public types are concerned."
"I'll concede that, Ingo," Axel said.
"Frankly, no one has known what to do, and many mistakes have
"Yes, and all in the name of
what - privileged information in favor of the few, of the
military, of scientists, or what?"
"Sometimes. But the problems are
more than you can imagine."
"Don't give me that, Axel. Here you drag me into a very scary
situation, ask me to utilize my thing in a very strange way, and ask
me to see FOR YOU something I cannot imagine?
"Get out of here? I don't buy
it. I don't like this, I don't like it at all."
Axel and I sat staring at each other. Neither of us was smiling.
you want to leave, then?" he finally asked. "We will do whatever you
Of course I did NOT want to LEAVE! I wanted to understand.
you need my services, Axel? Just answer that one question.
"If that stuff is on the Moon,
why don't you just send along another Moon mission to have a
But the awful truth dawned in a burst of light.
I looked at him.
"Unless they ... I can't believe
this... unless they somehow have told you to stay away, and
somehow shown you they mean it!"
This time Axel was neither smiling nor not smiling. I got out of my
chair and started pacing the length of the table.
I started laughing.
"Goddamn it! They've somehow got you
by the balls, haven't they. That's why you are resorting to
psychic perceptions! Ja-eesus Kahariiiistí? They are NOT
friendly, are they? ARE THEY, Axel!"
Axel kept his cool.
"There are two major reasons why I've asked you
to help. You are approximately correct about the first one, but not
completely so. The second reason is more simple.
"Your information might provide a kind of check point in what you
surely now realize must be a mess of interpretations of the
photographic and other evidence.
"It was my idea to find a
psychic who did not know anything about the Moon, and see what
might be seen there. Sort of an independent source of
information, which would lean our interpretations one way or
"Have you used other psychics, then?" I demanded, very
intent on getting an answer.
"Please don't require me to say yes
I felt my patience thinning out,
"There are several reasons, but
mainly there is a confidence factor involved."
"Confidencial about what, about
the abilities of other psychics?"
"Yes, that is one of them,"
I sat back in my chair, and trying to
keep my hands from shaking too obviously, lit another cigar. My
brain was whirling.
"So" I began, "the only major
way now to spy on those guys is to resort to psychic abilities,
which the mainstream of our great nation makes a special effort
to discredit, What a gas! What a complete gas!"
I started giggling. "Well,
speaking of who's got who by the balls, I've suddenly got you by
yours haven't I?"
Axel sighed. "Well, they said
you were quick on the up-take, and stubborn, and could throw
tantrums, I see they were right."
‘"They', who is ‘they'?" I asked, but I
couldn't stop giggling.
Before he could answer, which he obviously didn't want to anyway. I
had another brainstorm coming on.
"I suppose, then, the Soviets are
having the same problem. Don't tell me THE SOVIETS have resorted
to THEIR psychics!!!?"
Axel had resumed his stoic smiling-not-smiling face, I jumped out of
my chair again.
"Got you again, haven't I?" I almost shouted,
"You KNOW the Russians are using psychics, and you are afraid
they will get psychic Moon-information before we do! I'll be
At this point, and since I now felt I had a grip on everything, I
suddenly felt energetically depleted.
"I want to
take a twenty-minute nap" I stated, and headed for the bedroom.
"After that and some food, we can get back to work."
I don't remember even getting onto the bed, but I
suppose I did, and
afterward learned I had slept six hours.
HUMANOIDS ON THE MOON
Back at work, Axel gave me Moon coordinates, each set representing
specific locations on the Moon's surface.
At some of the locations there seemed to be nothing to see except
But at others locations? - well, there were confusions, and I
perceived a lot that I could not understand at all. I made a lot of
sketches, identifying them as this or that, or looking like
Without comments, Axelrod quickly took possession of
each sketch, and I was never to see them again.
I found towers, machinery, lights of different colors, strange
I found bridges whose function I couldn't figure out. One of them
just arched out - and never landed anywhere. There were a lot of
domes of various sizes, round things, things like small saucers with
windows. These were stored next to crater sides, sometimes in caves,
sometimes in what looked like airfield hangars.
I had problems estimating sizes. But some of the "things" were very
I found long tube-like things, machinery-tractor-like things going
up and down hills, straight roads extending some miles, obelisks
which had no apparent function.
There were large platforms on domes, large cross-like structures.
Holes being dug into crater walls and floors obviously having to do
with some kind of mining or earth-moving operations.
There were "nets" over craters, "houses" in which someone obviously
lived, except that I couldn't see who - save in one case.
In THAT case, I saw some kind of people busy at work on something I
could not figure out. The place was dark. The "air" was filled with
a fine dust, and there was some kind of illumination - like a dark
lime-green fog or mist.
The thing about them was that they either were human or looked
exactly like us - but they were all males, as I could well see since
they were all butt-ass naked. I had absolutely no idea why. They
seemed to be digging into a hillside or a cliff.
As I described,
"They must have some way of creating
a good environment, warm and with air in it. But why would they
be going around naked?"
No answer was forthcoming to this self-question.
But being there in my psychic state, as I felt I was, some of those
guys started talking excitedly and gesticulating. Two of them
pointed in my "direction."
Immediately I felt like "running away" and hiding, which I guess I
psychically did, since I "lost" sight of this particular imaging.
"I think they have spotted me, Axel.
They were pointing at me I think. How could they do that...
unless..., they have some kind of high psychic perceptions,
Axel said in a calm, low voice, so low I hardly heard it at first.
"Please quickly come away from that
My eyes were wide as understanding drained in,
"You already know they are psychic,
Axel raised his eyebrows and gave a
And, at that point, he abruptly closed his folders,
"I think we had better end our work
I was quite surprised. But I had not fallen of the psychic truck
"You think, you already KNOW, that
they have some kind of, uh, telepathy - that they can trace
where this psychic probe is coming from? Is that it?"
Axel had started smiling again, but
obviously was not going to respond, "Come on, Axel, loosen up a little."
But I was not to be deterred.
"Would they kill an Earth-psychic if
they felt he or she was good enough to spy on them?"
"There is no conclusive evidence to suggest that," Axel responded. I
gritted my teeth.
"No ‘conclusive' evidence! What the
hell does THAT mean?"
My voice had climbed several octaves.
"It's very difficult for us to assess any of this,"
Axelrod began. "We don't know, but that they do have things and capabilities we
here are trying to understand is very apparent. Whether they spotted
you or not will be unclear, but we have to put no prejudgments on
what guides our mission.
"At any rate, we don't want to put you to any more risk. Let's eat
some dinner, and then get you back to New York.
"I'm afraid we have to repeat
the process used to get you out of here. I hope you don't mind.
We are very grateful."
"RISK!!! What do you mean by
I could see that Axelrod was prepared to be noncommittal. So I took
"If it's telepathy, then it's a
different kind, at least from how it is understood here on
Earth. It's NOT just telepathy, either."
THIS got his attention. He looked at me in surprise.
"What do you
At this, I FINALLY comprehended that his earlier interest in
telepathy had not been just innocent chit-chat.
"Well, I don't know exactly. It's more than just mind-to-mind. It's
like, well...". I was grasping for words.
"Well, when they ‘saw' me, they
couldn't really see me, could they? What, then were they seeing?
I'm asking myself this, Axel?"
"Yes, go on," he said.
"Well, it's more like they were..."
FEELING rather than seeing or
picking up on mind vibes. It's more like it was, yes, sort of a
dimensional thing - rather, sort of like a ripple in some kind of
cross-dimensionality. Yes! That's it! They FELT something. Not
particularly ME. But SOMETHING.
"And! THEY knew what the ripple meant. Like a sort of
penetration of where they were." I paused, then said in a
self-introspecting way: "WOW!"
Axelrod sat quietly, as was his way, looking at me. Then:
"Why did you say WOW?"
"Ah! Well, if I can articulate it,
...it was like there is a sort
of... cross-dimensional... Well, if you can imagine that you
feel a presence but can't see it, it was something like that.
"Only those guys... they were
going to hone in on it, at least that's the best way to describe
Axelrod was silent for a moment.
"So, you are referring to telepathy
plus something else?
"No, not exactly. Perhaps SOMETHING ELSE plus telepathy.
It's the other way around. After all, the basis for telepathy
has to come from something - rather, because of something."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, nothing happens all by
itself. There are always processes involved. This is to say,
things happen by way of something. Nothing comes out of thin
air. It's hard to articulate in simple three-dimensional terms,
Mind-to-mind is a three-dimensional construct. But what if..."
Axelrod interrupted. "Why would
mind-to-mind be a three dimensional...?"
"Well, one mind existing as a three-dimensional thing communicating
with another which is also a three-dimensional thing, and the
communicating across the distance... is not the distance involved
conceived of in three-dimensional terms?
"The PHYSICAL universe is
three-dimensional - not the mental universe. Here is one of the
big flaws in all theories about Psi. Everyone thinks of Psi ONLY
in three-dimensional terms."
I ran out
of words at this point.
Axelrod was looking at me with his calm, unblinking eyes. But he was
lightly drumming his fingers on the table. I knew I had hit
something of concern. And his next comment proved it.
"Could you write down your ideas
along these lines?"
I could. I did. I remember
producing fifteen hand-written pages.
After this somewhat inscrutable advisory, there came a handshake,
the hood, a chopper ride, and by the twins and the same car I was
delivered back to the center of Washington and let off at the train
station at my request. The twins said no more than they had to. I
found myself wondering if they actually came from the Moon.
I spent the next few months wondering if the ETs were going to find
me and zap my brains out of existence.
When I left Mr. Axelrod's carefully hidden establishment, he
reminded me of my pledged ten years of confidentiality.
"Not to worry, Axel," I replied. "I
have no intention of demolishing my official research work by
introducing something so far out as claiming I have seen
extraterrestrials working away on the Moon. No one would believe
I have abided by that promise, well past the ten-year mark. The
reasons I have now decided to write about all this will become clear
in later chapters.
As I departed, Mr. Axelrod asked that if he again had need of me,
would I be interested. "Probably," I responded, for how could I not
be - Jesus Christ, ETs on the Moon and some official investigative
Who could resist.
"Good," he replied. "But my name Axelrod is now retired when you
leave here, and will not be used again. We will be in touch with you
in some other fashion, which I will make sure you recognize.
"If anyone ever asks you about
‘Mr. Axelrod' or about this place, or asks if you know anything
about it, such inquires will not be coming from us. Please act
accordingly, for our sakes and your own."
God! Scary, huh? What had I gotten into?
But his advice
handy when, about three year's later, my telephone rang.
It was a Mr. Dillins or Dallons (I didn't quite get which) who said
he was an investigative reporter digging into government cover-ups
of the UFO situation.
I said I didn't know anything about that - other than what I read in
various books and articles. He brushed aside my evasion, and asked
if I knew Mr. Axelrod.
"Who?" I asked in return.
"You know," the investigative
said, "Mr. Axelrod."
"Never heard of him," I replied.
There was a silence at the other end of the telephone, and then the
caller clicked off without so much as a thank you or
good-bye - leaving me with shaking hands and much in memory of
Axel's forewarning. You want a basis for paranoiac tensions?
After leaving Mr. Axelrod, and back in New York, I decided I was
pretty much of a wreck. I slept for about two days, dumbly watching
the boop-tube between naps and such. I ate a lot.
Then, when I began to get IT and all ITS implications back together,
I decided to make some sketches of what I remember drawing for Axel.
I couldn't remember any of the coordinates-ordinate numbers, and the
names of the plains and craters on the Moon were never used when we
were doing the remote viewings.
So I don't know where these intelligence-made structures and such
were actually located on the Moon. But I could hardly forget what I
I made several larger drawings, and then decided to fit them onto
two pages - which I then placed in my bank's safe box, since I had
visions of my home and studio covertly being gone through without my
Paranoia rode high with me for quite some time. But I suppose my
safe box was just as accessible to the covert powers that be.
were two pages of the sketches, and which will be presented ahead.
FEEDBACK (OF SORTS)
Considering the rather dramatic aspects of the Axelrod affair, it
might at first seem unlikely that I could forget about it.
But except for meeting the contacts in front of a stuffed elephant
and having a hood placed over my head, the Axelrod affair wasn't all
that different from many other official and unofficial experiments I
got involved with.
Many of those experiments had equally dramatic elements.
done in careful secrecy, and my weekly schedule along these lines was
jammed with this kind of activity.
One might wonder how it is possible to forget about humanoids and
structures on the Moon.
Well, for one thing, there was a 50-50 chance they were there or not
there. Further, as with all Psi experiments, there was a 100 per
cent chance I had been viewing my imagination and fantasies.
As I took it, there was to be no feedback to help resolve the
imagination issue one way or another. Since people tend to operate
based on feedback, they tend to forget about stuff that never
achieves the feedback.
Then there are two additional, but extremely subtle phenomena that
appear to be involved. They can begin to take on meaning only if
they are identified and opened up for inspection.
The first phenomenon has to do with the fact that most people forget
(and avoid) whatever does not fit within consensus realities.
The second phenomenon has to do with the fact that most humans
forget about the Moon altogether. It is THERE, of course. But beyond
that, interest in it is exceedingly minimal.
It is somewhat difficult to articulate this. One way of beginning to
do so is to point up that people are very much interested in Mars,
for example, or in the possible existence of Intelligent Beings
somewhere in the VERY far distant reaches of space.
But with the Moon, it's almost as if Earth-side human consciousness
of the satellite is somehow rigged so as (1) to avoid thinking too
much about it; and (2) to disregard any unusual lunar phenomena, I'll
try better to articulate these two factors ahead.
As it was back in 1975 and 1976, is not actually forgotten, my
memory of the Axelrod affair had receded into some deeper subliminal
areas of memory storage. And if I thought about the affair at
all, it was only to note that it had happened, that it was over and
done with, and that I didn't dare to talk about it for reasons so
numerous that it was the better part of valor to forget them, too.
However, whoever or whatever is behind the scenes dealing out the
cards of circumstances was not finished with the Axelrod affair. For
at some point in 1976 (during the summer, I think), what might be
called the second chapter of the Axelrod affair opened up.
For I received in the mail, in a plain envelope which did not bear a
return address or even a postmark, although it did have stamps.
The envelope contained a book and nothing more.
It was entitled
Somebody Else Is On the Moon. The author's
I spent the next few hours reading it, and then
re-read it two more times.
Apparently, at the time of my ultra-secret visit, Mr. Axelrod had
already known that this book was coming out, and of course he had
been interested in whether I knew the author or not.
Leonard apparently had obtained NASA photographs of the Moon, which
after all are in the public domain because most of NASA's work is
funded by our tax-paying money.
"What NASA knows," the frontispiece of the book began,
divulge! With careful logic and reason, George Leonard has studied
all the data (including official NASA photographs and the astronaut's
Apollo tapes) to prove his theory of a highly advanced underground
civilization that is working the surface of the Moon - mining,
manufacturing, communicating, and building!"
Leonard's book was filled with veritable data, official photos, and
sketches of structures etc., he created from the photos.
Well, I can tell you I ran to my own drawings and spent a week
comparing and re-comparing them to the sketches and photos George
Leonard had provided in his own book. Many of Leonard's sketches
resembled some of mine.
Yes indeed, the mysterious Mr. Axelrod had provided me feedback as
promised, for there could be no doubt that it was his jolly self
that sent Leonard's book to me.
But could Leonard's book be considered adequate feedback? Well, if
not completely, at least somewhat.
For example, ARE there structures on the Moon?
As Leonard pointed up, one of the most remarkable photos, taken by
the astronauts of Apollo 12 on their flights around the Moon,
portrays what is referred to as Super Rig 1971 (NASA photo 71-H-781)
and which is very similar to another photo of a similar Super Rig
(NASA photo 66-H-1293) taken five years earlier.
The astronauts of Apollo 14 (1971) obviously were EXPECTING to see
this Rig or one like it.
When it apparently came into view, they
referred to it as "Annabel" - which was,
"just like the one we saw yesterday.
She's sitting right on the ledge, and must be over a mile high.
Did you see THAT! The light flares coming from the dark part of
the crater, just below Annabel. Oh, cameras, don't fail us now!"
(This conversation is paraphrased from that given on page 54 of
Indeed, there seem to be a number of "towers" on the Moon, and an
equal amount of confusion about them.
As I discovered (when I later
began my Moon research in earnest), during the early 1960s NASA sent
Orbiters to the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions.
A released NASA photo numbered Lunar Orbiter III-84M quite clearly
shows two structures rising up in the Sinus Medii region. The
first of these became referred to as "The Shard." This structure
towers up from the Moon's surface for about a mile and a half.
Near The Shard is another structure referred to as "The Tower." This
has been photographed four times from two different altitudes. It
rises up about five miles and is capped with what appears to be
cubes joined together to form a very large mushroom-like crown having
an estimated width of over a mile.
Several independent geologists who have examined the photos indicate
that no known natural process can explain the two structures, which
is something of an understatement.
Please note that copies of the photos referred to above can still be
obtained from NASA supplier. But I've been told that evidence of the
towers has by now been airbrushed out.
After studying Leonard's book, during the next two weeks I wasn't
certain whether to sleep or stay awake, and all my bio and mental
cycles found themselves quite interrupted.
I fully expected that Leonard's book would shake the nerves of all
But, most people I ranted to just smiled and said that Leonard's
opinions must be just that, and that "there must be some other and
more logical explanation,"
Even some UFO people I knew were hardly interested, a factor which I
found (then and now) quite confusing and mysterious.
As it turned out, it seemed that most people simply couldn't handle
the implications of Leonard's book. Today when I mention it to
people, well, they blink, have never heard of it and a sort of film
appears on their eyeballs. That they don't WANT to hear of it is
more likely the case.
Well, I was interested by the implications. For if there are
extraterrestrials on the Moon, surely getting themselves to Earth
should not be much of a problem for them.
I thus decided, in my small mental recesses to be sure, that we on
Earth may have neighbors who are not from Earth!
And/or that some of our systems and organizations may indeed
"contain" extraterrestrial "influences" in them.
I mean, how much does it take to put two and two together?
I began to see why Mr. Axelrod's group, if they themselves were not extraterrestrials (as I wondered at times) was ultra-secret, and
came and went under changing subterfuges of one kind or another.
Soon, however, I was sucked back into the hectic pace of my life and
research work, Soon, I'd "forgotten" all of this.
If I thought about
it at all, it was only to have the fleck of an idea that the Leonard
book constituted the feedback, and so that was that.
THE EVENT IN LOS ANGELES
During August and September
1976 I traveled
several times between
SRI and Los Angeles.
I went to La-La Land to pursue yet another of
the many kinds of studies I had undertaken hopefully to increase my
understanding of higher human functions.
I had several good friends in La-La Land, and I was staying in the
house of one of them. This was a certain Conrad W. who had many
extraordinary qualities. One had the feeling that Conrad was a kind
of uncomplicated "old soul," who was somewhat out of place in a
modernist society that had become dramatically detached from even
remote elements of wisdom.
Conrad seemed to absorb insightful information by telepathic
osmosis. He was articulate about many things, but very laid back and
with a subtle sense of humor. In other words, he was delightful to
I was also in touch with the marvelous researcher, Dr. Shafica
Karagulla, and her research companion, Dr. Viola Neal, both of whom
have passed on.
Shafica was a neuropsychiatrist who had broken with mainstream
psychiatry to establish the Higher Sense Perception Foundation, and
had published in 1967 her famous book,
Breakthrough to Creativity.
Viola was a notable clairvoyant whose psychic mapping of human biofields and psychic diagnosis of diseases had been confirmed by
doctors and in hospitals. Viola and Shafica were very kind to me in many ways. Their combined
knowledge levels seemed extensive, even endless.
One had the impression that their consciousnesses were existing in
some higher frequency range - from where they could look down into
the dross of average human life.
And in this dross, this dynamic duo could perceive conspiracies
everywhere at work - conspiracies erecting invisible prisons into
which human abilities were incarcerated and destroyed. Beyond this,
the two were plugged into the unofficial tom-toms of science central
and its many fringes which included parapsychology, governmental
plans and plots, and the carryings-on of contemporary mystics and
But they were careful about relaying important gossip because, as
they said, doing so «as dangerous not only to reputations but in
extreme cases to life and limb.
They were interested in my "work," but a little paranoid because of
the close governmental connections to the developmental project at
Stanford Research Institute. What this meant was that the duo would
gossip only to a certain degree about the conspiracies of the world,
but were careful NOT to say too much,
I, of course, wanted the whole package, for Karagula was not simply
one of those off-the-wall conspiracy buffs dwelling in notable
confusions characteristic of at least some conspiracy enthusiasts.
In her earlier days in the Middle East she had actually worked for a
number of official intelligence agencies, and in truth she WAS
familiar with the internal workings of the vast international sub rosa organizations.
In order to get deeper into the whole conspiracy package trembling
within the duo, I had found that if I plied them with a little good
wine, their reticence lost its edge and they talked more freely.
While staying at Conrad's place, I planned another liquid safari
into their reticence. Conrad was also a conspiracy addict as was I,
and so I asked him if we could have the duo to dinner at his place.
Since gourmet cooking was a passion with me and with Conrad, and
since I had explained the full purpose of the meal, we had to plan a
superlative menu and lay in supplies for it. The supplies, of
course, included reasonably good wines.
Conrad drove us to very large Hollywood supermarket filled with,
among other things, the lush produce of the San Fernando Valley
farms and orchards.
I had decided to start the meal with artichokes stuffed with crab
and breadcrumbs, topped with cheese melted with a fine brandy.
In order to reduce shopping time, I gave Conrad a list of other
comestibles. He went in the direction of meats, and I went in the
direction of the vegies.
The supermarket had huge tables loaded with artichokes-At one of the
artichoke tables was standing a ravishing woman.
She was notable not so much for her excessive female physical
endowments, but by the fact that they were barely covered.
She was dressed in the briefest of halters of pink with big yellow
polka dots. Beneath that were short-shorts so short they barely
existed. Far beneath that she wore a pair of platform high-heels
about eight inches high.
She had volumes of gorgeous black hair, and her eyes were covered by
purple sunglasses. She was absolutely awesome.
I thought: "Good Heavens!!!"
She was rummaging through the artichokes, and I wanted some, too. So
I worked my way covertly and nonchalantly into her proximity so I
could closer appreciate her near-naked breasts.
To make this look natural, with my eyes barely on them, I fumbled
some selected artichokes into a bag.
And then! For absolutely no reason at all I experienced an
electrifying wave of goose-bumps throughout my whole body.
The hair on my arms practically stood at attention, and the hair on
my neck definitely did.
Without rime or reason or forethinking or anything at all I suddenly
"knew" she was an alien, an extraterrestrial.
My throat went dry. My hand's started shaking. And so I decided to
back off and start examining the oranges and grapefruits for the
fruit aspic Conrad and I were going to try to achieve.
To get to the oranges, I had to turn - and then!
Way down the line-up of vegetable cases I recognized, of ALL
astounding and possible things, ONE OF THE TWINS!
HE was watching
the woman. HE saw that I saw him, and then immediately arose in my mind an
image of a white card: Please do not speak, and please act normal.
Trying to gather my surprised wits, by now somewhat shattered, the
silliest thought then occurred to me. Well, if one of the twins is
HERE, of all places, then the other one must be, too.
And sure enough, the other twin was at the opposite end of the
vegetable line-up - and he was watching the woman, too.
This time, both the twins were DRESSED IN BLACK! Not the infamous
black suits worn by those who are said to warn those who have seen
UFOs not to talk about them.
Here were black jeans, black boots, and black tank-tops, looking
like macho hoodlums of the L.A. variety.
At this point, I realized that I was so me where I should not be,
and I made a hasty and strategic retreat to the bread section on the
other side of the store. By the time I reached the bread section, a
considerable wave of TERROR had begun to make itself felt.
Something here now needs to be clarified.
If I hadn't seen the twins, I might have attributed to my
imagination something of the strange effect I experienced near the
But that was now not possible at all.
The twins' presence, coupled with my psychic alert, confirmed that
the woman WAS an ET.
I don't quite remember how the rest of the shopping went.
Conrad and I got our groceries checked out. On the way to the car, I
explained that we would not attempt the orange aspic after all.
Once in his car in the parking lot I asked him to wait a few
moments. He asked what was wrong.
I said "just wait."
Shortly, the female came out pushing a loaded
"Study that one, and tell me what
Conrad looked briefly at the woman - and then said the most
"Well, if you mean do I think she's an extraterrestrial, yes," said
Conrad in a bored way. "We've got a lot of them here in La-La Land."
I didn't ask him what he thought about
the two who were observing her squeezing her fabulousness and
groceries into a broken-down yellow Volkswagen.
I sank down in
Conrad's car and urged him to make a quick departure.
The dinner for Shafica and Viola was a complete success. Naturally,
after plying them, and ourselves, with copious amounts of good wine,
we told them that we had seen yet another ET down at the
This opened up rather inebriated discussions about the ET
civilization which was busy infiltrating Earth. Shafica and
discussed all of these things in whispers - and the more serious
they became the harder it was to hear them.
"There are a lot of THEM, you know, and many are
"They're dangerous, you know, and
they realize that Earth psychics are their only enemies. Be
careful, Ingo, be careful."
All of THIS information package - without ME ever mentioning the
GRAND CENTRAL STATION
It was only a few days after The Encounter that I returned to New
York for much needed relief from research. I only half expected a
call from Mr. Axelrod. It was not long in coming.
The phone rang early one evening, and a cheery female voice on the
other end asked:
I said, "Yes."
"A friend of yours would like to
talk with you."
"He wants to talk to you on
another telephone. Is it convenient for you to be in Grand
Central Terminal at 7:30 tonight?"
"I suppose so" I replied.
"Very good, then. Go to the vicinity of the information box in the
central concourse and wait there until you see someone you will
My telephone then abruptly went dead! No good-bye or thank you, no
sizzle, static, or dial tone - as if the telephone was out of order.
I picked up the receiver again in a few moments: it was still dead.
I took the subway to Grand Central, and joined the masses thronging
around the information box in the grand and very large main hall.
There is a large dock on top of this information box, and I saw I
was five minutes early.
Those five minutes passed, and so did ten minutes more.
I said to hell with it, and went to get a take-out cup of coffee in
one of the arcades just off of the main hall. I lit a cigar (these
were the days before no-smoking in public places.)
Then, standing about ten feet away, I suddenly saw someone I
recognized, I think I had noticed him before, but the fact had not
registered. He, of course. was one of the twins, but dressed in a fashion which
made him look like one of the homeless vagrants that hang out in the
great railway station.
Seeing that I now recognized him, he put a finger to his lips, and I
gathered I was not to show any signs of recognizing him. I don't
know why my hands were shaking a little, but they were. I sipped my
coffee. The twin spent about ten minutes carefully surveying the
Goods of people in the terminus.
Finally he gave me a slight nod, and headed in an easterly direction
of the arcade away from the great hall. I gathered I was to follow.
He went down one of the corridors leading to Lexington Avenue. There
were, and still are, some stairs leading down to a subway entrance
inside this corridor.
Making sure I was in tow, down them he went. I followed.
I next caught sight of him standing near to a bank of telephone
booths (which don't exist today.) He stepped into one stepped and I
could see him through the glass dialing a number (these were the
days when telephone booths with doors still existed).
I kept at a distance, but I am sure he never said a word into the
He then put the receiver down on the small counter inside the booth,
and moved away.
I gathered I was supposed to go into the booth and pick up the
At the other end was a little static, and not knowing what else to
say I said "Hello."
"Mr. Swann?" It was the same cheery female who had telephoned me at
"What is that thing on your
"Oh, you mean my tattoo?"
"What is its color?"
"Mostly green," I replied.
"Good, then. Please wait until
you are linked."
Linked? What did THAT mean?
After which followed several beeps and noises and different forms of
Finally, Mr. Axelrod came on.
"I'm sorry to have to do it this way," he began,
"but we had to get you to a telephone which scrambles our
conversation, and where you can be watched."
I was about to say hello, but Axelrod's voice
became very firm.
"Do not say anything except answers to my
So knowing he
was going to yell at me because of my inadvertent encounter in LA LA
Land, I remained quiet as a mouse.
"I may seem a little aggressive," Axel said,
"but we would like to know why you were in that Los Angeles
"I was staying with some
friends, and we decided to cook dinner. I wanted orange aspic
with lamb chops and I wanted to stuff artichokes. We didn't have
"There was no other reason?
"Had you ever seen that woman or
seen her since?"
Silence. "Why were you looking
"Well, for chrissakes, she was
extremely sexy and nearly falling out of the few clothes she had
on. I first saw her from the rear, and just tried to see what
the front looked like up close. She was messing with the
"You're sure there was no other
More silence. Then:
"What did you think of her?"
Now it was my turn to be silent for a moment,
"Well, I don't know why - but I got
the impression she wasn't, well, exactly like us."
"What WAS she like?"
I nearly choked on the word.
"What made you think that?"
"I have no idea. It was just an
impression. She had some kind of vibes or something. She sent
chills up my spine, and I felt the hair on the back of my neck
starting to stand up."
"Have you felt you have seen
people like her before?"
"If you mean have I seen
extraterrestrials before, the answer is no. Strange people,
sure, but nothing like I got from her."
"Why did you run away so fast?"
"After I spotted the twins, I
realized something was going on. The whole thing scared the shit
out of me"
"OK," Axel said after a pause,
"I'll buy it. Do you think she noticed you psyched her out?"
"I have no idea. She was into
the artichokes. The whole thing happened too fast. But she never
looked at me, at least I couldn't say for sure, since her eyes
were hidden behind those strange purple glasses."
"Think, man!" Axel insisted.
"This is very important. Did she notice you at all?"
I suddenly started shaking.
"No... my best guesstimate is that she did not."
"Were you at the counter first,
or was she?"
"Well, she was. I first saw her
from way down the aisle, and then I decided to go up and have a
"Sure of what?"
"Well, did she make any attempt to get
close to you, or was it you
who made the attempt?"
I wanted to blurt out that the twins well knew the answer to this,
since apparently THEY had her under surveillance.
"I don't think she saw me at all,
and she was there when I got there!"
A tone of desperation had entered into my voice.
"OK. I feel obliged to tell you that
she is very dangerous. If you ever see her again, especially if
she approaches you, make every effort to put distance between
you and her. But act natural, always do it naturally."
I had no idea what to say, so I said nothing.
"Do you understand?"
"Not really," I managed to whisper,
"but I guess so."
"Good. How is your
remote-viewing work coming along at SRI?"
By this time sweat was pouring down my sides from my armpits.
I was relieved to have the topic change.
"Very good. We are getting good
results, and I am understanding more everyday. I am aiming at
least for 65 per cent accuracy across the boards."
"Hum," Axel breathed. "Can you
actually achieve that?"
"Probably, but frankly not in every
case. We all, our clients too, are interested in the
Another long silence. "He would
be interested in... we have a special task... can you let us
know when you reach 65 per cent? How long do you think it will
"Well, if we don't do it soon,
we might not get more funds for next year."
More silence, this time a long one. My hand on the receiver was
"You have an office with a desk in
"When you reach 65 per cent, take an ordinary piece of bond paper,
8" by 11", write 65 on it, and leave it beneath the blotter."
How did he know my desk at SRI had a blotter?
"OK," I said.
"Good. We will be in touch shortly
after that. Do you understand everything?"
Hardly. I understood nothing. But I said, as conspiratorially as
"I'm sure," Axel continued, "you
get the general drift of all this... that no one, NO ONE should
learn of any of this?"
"I get the general drift. All
this is serious - and ‘dangerous', right?"
I didn't think I should tell him of our dinner conversation back in
Los Angeles where apparently everyone viewed sexy extraterrestrials
"You got it."
Axelrod hung up. These people, whomever they were, never said
good-bye or thank you.
The line went dead for a moment as the "link," whatever it was
composed of, was disconnected. But then at least a dial tone came
The twin had apparently seen me hang up, and when I came out of the
booth he nonchalantly walked by with a paper cup as if he was
soliciting a hand-out.
Attached to the cup was a small card:
"Go directly to Lexington and grab a
cab. We will guard your rear. Do not look back."
Nervous as hell, but thinking it would appear proper, I boldly
pulled out a quarter and plopped it into his cup, where it changed
with other coins.
I went to Lexington Avenue and flagged down a cab as fast as
possible, never once looking back.
But I didn't take it directly to my address, but to the corner of
Eighth Street and Third Avenue, where I loitered for some time,
trying to see if I had been followed.
I then went to my favorite bar nearby and over-consumed cheap beer.
My imagination was going full steam ahead.
The paranoid fears that followed this event occupied me for some
time thereafter. I had the distinct feeling that everywhere must be
extraterrestrials and/or Axel's henchmen or operatives.
And? WHO WERE this Axelrod and his henchmen, anyway?
I spent days, weeks, cycling through the possibilities. CIA, KGB,
Mossad, M-5, some ultra-secret military goings-on?
Worst of all was the speculation they, themselves, might be
Perhaps there was a space opera going on in which two different sets
of extraterrestrial troops were fighting some kind of war here on
Earth - while both at the same time were somehow ensuring that
HUMANS never realize that they, themselves, are psychic.
What a scenario, huh? Talk about being on the outermost fringes!
Fringes so outermost that one didn't even know where the fringes
were in relationship to anything else.
The worst thing was I could not talk, certainly did not dare to,
about any of this to anyone.
I was sure I had gotten into something quite over my head. I worried
I might get killed or kidnapped - disappeared - and end up as slave
labor in the mines on the Moon.
Even as I now write, which I am sure many will find too incredible,
for words, I have to wonder...
About a year later, in June 1977, I placed the 65 per cent signal
under the blotter on my desk at SRI in California, which is to say,
in our allegedly secure, guarded premises there.
Entrance to my office was code locked. Only I knew the code, and it
only existed in my mind. I checked under the blotter every day and
afternoon thereafter for about three months.
Then one morning when I lifted the blotter the hair on my arms once
again stood up. The signal was gone.
In its place was some dust-like powder in which a finger had
scrawled two words: "Expect contact."
I brushed the powder into my trash, and sat down, completely
My next meeting with Axel and his crew completely blew my mind,
knocked my socks off!
The result of the promised "contact" was that if I had any remaining
doubts about whether they existed, such doubts were shortly to be
I almost got killed in the process.
MR. AXELROD AND HIS TRAVELING PLANS
The expected contact came early in July 1977, a few days after I
discovered the message in the dust.
The "campus" of Stanford Research Institute has a very nice dining
room where my colleagues and I often ate lunch, especially if we
were being visited by "dignitaries."
Access to the dining room is through a large lobby, at one end of
which stands a very large globe of Earth about six feet in diameter.
I don't remember who we were lunching with that Friday, but when we
passed through the crowded lobby on the way to the dining hall,
there was Mr. Axelrod standing as large as life, but I suppose
inconspicuously, by the globe of Earth.
When he saw that I had noticed him (I had actually stopped dead in
my tracks) he walked quickly into the men's room adjoining the
So I did what I thought he expected of me. I excused myself from my
colleagues saying I had to take a leak. To do this, I had to get the
key to the toilet from the dining room hostess. Everything at SRI
was kept locked because of its Pentagon connections and the fear
that terrorists might plant a bomb in the heads.
When I entered the men's room, Axel boldly locked the door with a
key and whispered in my ear:
"Can you get away right now for the
weekend? I want to take you somewhere and show you something?
Just nod yes or no."
I nodded yes.
"There's a car in the parking area
outside the lobby. I'll wait for you there. Invent a convincing
story for your friends. You may be away as long as four days."
He then unlocked the door. I had to
think fast about what might stand up as a "convincing story" as I joined our group the dining room. But all I could really
think about was how Axelrod had secured the key to the men's room.
I told my colleagues that I had just remembered I was supposed to join some friends in San Francisco for a long
weekend, and without further ado just left them.
The "car" outside proved to be a high-wheeled Jeep, and Axel himself
was the driver.
We sped out of the SRI grounds in silence. Axel made it to the
freeway heading toward San José.
"Have you ever seen a UFO?"
"Yes, I think so."
"Can you describe it?"
"Well, when I was in high school in Tooele, Utah, I used to climb to
the top of a large hill called Little Mountain.
"From there you can see across the vast Bonneville Valley and see
the Great Salt Lake to the north. It has big islands in it, you
know. The view of this vista was just wonderful.
"I used to take naps up there in
the late afternoon, but on this particular day I noticed a speck
of light really high in the sky over what must have been Salt
"It was flying west, and I thought it was an airplane moving really
"But at a certain point in its westward flight it
abruptly made a
right angle turn downward, not a curved turn down but exactly 90
"It plunged straight down, and
felt into the shadows of the islands
or mountains because the sun was lowering in the west and making
shadows go to the east.
"I stood up, thinking that the
plane had exploded or crashed.
"But as I did the thing rose directly straight up, out of the
"It rose up to its former elevation, like about 35,000 or 40,000
feet up, and once there disappeared directly into the west in a
burst of speed, which was dazzling.
"I didn't know what to think of this, but years later decided it
must have been a UFO after I had learned that some of them make
"Why it did what it did is
beyond me. The whole of this down and up and speeding away took
place in less than a minute. All I really saw, though, was a
speck of light."
Axelrod was silent. It was hot, the Jeep had no air conditioner.
"Me may have an opportunity to see
one of them rather close up. Are you game?"
Even among all the astonishments available in the Axelrod scenario,
nothing could have amazed me more.
"You mean there's one around here!
You've captured one?"
"Oh, no, not that. We have to
take a trip, then a hike to a place where one shows up at
intervals. Are you game?"
Was I GAME! Who wouldn't be.
Axelrod drove us to the San Jose airport and, leaving the Jeep in a
"no-parking" area in front of one of the terminals, we walked
directly through the lobby and out the other side to a waiting Lear
Other people had flown me in similar planes, wealthy people who were
interested in talking about using Psi to discover sunken treasures
and oil deposits. I loved the elegant jets for their sense of
opulence and power, one of the most poignant status trophies for
having "arrived" financially.
Waiting alongside the jet was one of the ubiquitous twins, this time
dressed in an olive green jumpsuit and helmet - definitely "military"
We were aloft in about three minutes. It turned out that the other
twin was doing the flying.
Once aloft, the twin provided some sandwiches, and Axel said:
are going to the middle of nowhere. It will be rather cold and rough
"But we have all you will need, including a supply of your cigars (he
smiled), so after you've eaten you should catch some sleep. It's
about a five-hour or so flight.
"It will be dark when we arrive, and then we have to drive about two
hours after that.
"Don't ask where we are going,
since I can't tell you that - and (with some hesitation) it's
better that you not know."
"You know, Axel" I replied,
"it may be that I could function better if I knew what was going
Axel frowned through the sandwich he was eating.
"Well, I can't tell
you very much since doing so would endanger our mission and perhaps
"But I could ask you what YOU think
is going on...?"
So here it was again, the one-way conversation typical of all
"Well, I guess you guys, whoever you are, have a problem, and from
all I can tell, Earth is under some kind of siege.
"UFOs appear everywhere, are seen by thousands.
"Yet they are illusive, but of
concern, and so you are trying to fit the pieces together. And I
would suppose, too, that you are desperate, enough at least to
try to employ psychics to help you out."
"You see," Axel laughed. "I
don't have to tell you anything, do I?"
It was no use.
So I settled down and
tried to sleep, which I actually did even though I thought I would
Axel woke me later. "Fasten your seat belt, we re going to land in a
few moments." I glanced out the Windows. It was dark outside, and
there were no lights anywhere.
But shortly we bumped along a runway without the aid of ANY lights.
"No lights?" I commented.
"It's a very high-tech plane," Axel commented.
"It just LOOKS like a standard Lear."
Once landed, we descended from the jet into not just cool but icy
air, rich with the smell of pines.
Our only lights were flashlights the twins were carrying.
Nearby was a van of some kind, painted with camouflage colors. Nearby
I could make out a small building, but it was empty, or at least had
no lights in it.
Inside the van:
"Here is a jumpsuit," Axel said.
"It is thermalized,
yet light. You have to remove everything, and you can have no
metals on you.
"I know you have teeth filings, but
there is nothing we can do about that. All the fasteners on the
jumpsuit and its hood and attached gloves are made of wood and
So shortly I was geared up, finding there were pockets large enough
to hold a cigar supply.
While I was changing, the twins had started up the van and we were
on our way to wherever we were going.
The drive lasted about two hours. He climbed up some mountains, and
negotiated some steep hair-pin curves.
No one talked at all.
Against the dark sky I could see tall pines whose own darkness
blotted out the amazingly beautiful spectacle of billions of stars.
We were in the far north, I concluded.
At a certain point, the sound of the van's motor ceased. Yet the van
kept moving. I had, and still don't have, no idea of how a van can
move without its engine going.
Finally, the van parked beneath some pines.
"We have to walk about forty
minutes, now," Axel whispered.
"It's extremely important that
we be as quiet as possible. Do exactly as we do, make no noise,
and DO NOT talk! And DO NOT light a cigar!"
So we walked in what amounted to almost
pure blackness, but at a
At certain points, one of the twins would take my arm to
help me, for instance, across a small creek or around an unseen
They had some kind of goggles over their eyes, which I
took to be night-vision things, I didn't at ail see why they had not
provided me with them, too.
We went up and over some ridges, and then down into some kind of
large, flattish area dense with pines. Then we climbed into a sort of
arroyo. Once there, we walked a few feet further and sat down on a
thick cushion of fallen pine needles behind some large rocks.
"We're here. Out there in front of
us is a small lake. As dawn comes, you'll be able to see it
through the pines. We now wait, and hope we are lucky. Say
nothing, do NOT make any noise."
What did that mean?
I couldn't see anything at all, save the narrowest dark blue-green
glimmer of dawn in the east.
I whispered back to Axelrod:
"What am I supposed to do?"
observe, we'll debrief later," he responded, "But it's really
important now to observe complete silence from this point on.
And do not move unless I tell you to. They detect heat, noise,
motion like mad."
So, I was silent.
There we were, four of us sitting silently like rocks ourselves. But
suddenly, the two twins gave some kind of hand signal.
"It's begun," Axel whispered.
"Please, please, DO NOT make any noise, and do not move unless
we tell you to."
My eyeballs rolled around trying to perceive what had begun.
I couldn't see anything unusual at all, save for what appeared to be
some gray fog forming up in the direction of the lake. I thought it
was just morning fog coming up.
This fog continued forming for about five minutes, and suddenly I
saw what had "begun."
For in a moment's eye flicker the gray fog changed, first into
luminous neon blue, and then into angry purple.
At that point, Axel and one of the twins put a firm hand on each of
my shoulders, and it was a good thing they did.
A network of purple, red, and yellow lightening bolts shot in all
crazy directions through the "cloud", and I would have jumped up if
not held down.
And then, there it was. Somewhat transparent at first, but in the
next second, as if fading-up (like the movie term) out of nowhere,
there IT WAS! - solidly visible over the lake whose reflecting
waters I could now clearly see.
And IT was GETTING BIGGER!
I don't really know what I had expected, but I had assumed that what
I would see, if anything, would be something like a
flying saucer. No chance of a saucer here, baby. Because IT was
triangular, and its top angle sort of inverted in pulses, so that
overall it appeared to be diamond shaped.
At that moment in my astonishment, we could hear a "wind" coming,
and it moved past us like a tangible magnetic field, rustling the
pine trees around us so much that some cones and branches fell on
The two firm hands on my shoulders tightened, warning me not to move
in pure physical reaction.
At the same time, ruby-red laser-like beams began shooting out from
the "thing", which incredibly was now growing even MORE in size -
while still stationary in its original position over the lake.
One of the twins now TALKED softly, although the sound of his voice
was like thunder to me.
"Shit! They're enveloping the area!
They're going to spot us!"
I had no time to wonder about what he meant. Indeed, some of the
laser-red beams had begun blasting pine trees! Of all things!
At the same time, the "thing" had now increased its size to what may
have been about ninety feet wide. The whole of this so far had been
accomplished in COMPLETE silence, and even the electric bolts had
The blasting of the trees, though, was now audible, while at the same
time I could begin to hear low-frequency pulsations.
"They're blasting deer or porcupines or something in the forest,"
Axel explained softly in a calm but tense stage whisper. "The beams
sense biological body heat, and they're sure to hone in on us,"
At that moment, the two hands tightened
on my shoulders and I was dragged and practically thrown back down
into the arroyo. There was a terrific "pop" where we had been, and
some large branches of nearby pines cascaded down on us.
That was my last sight of the triangular thing, but in that last
moment I could see the WATER OF THE LAKE SURGING UPWARD - like a
waterfall going upward, as if being sucked into the "machine!"
I had landed rather hard on my butt. But with my feet dragging, the
twins pulled me up and ran with me between them down the arroyo a
short way where they suddenly flung me like a sack of corn under a
rock overhang of some kind.
Axel plopped in virtually on top of me, and the four of us huddled
packed together like mice in a matchbox.
Axel was breathing hard. The twins were breathing hard.
I was barely breathing at all, and it took some while to realize
that a rock or stick had cut through the jumpsuit into my leg, and
that the wound was bleeding.
However, I needed no whispered instructions to be as quiet and still
I was virtually petrified with a kind of terror for which there are
few if any words to describe. But there was also a kind of thrill. I
HAD seen one!
There we remained for a period which could have lasted anywhere
between five minutes to five hours for all I knew.
In this timeless zone, I heard one of the twins say "All Clear Now,"
- which seemed absolutely the most ludicrous thing I had ever heard.
If ANYTHING was clear, I had not the faintest idea of what it was.
Axel asked if I was hurt. The twins stood up and, of all things,
calmly took leaks while surveying the environment. For the first
time, I noticed that the sky was sunlit, the pines gloriously dark
green, and that birds had been sounding off for quite some time.
I stood shakily up - and threw up the contents of my stomach no less
than three times.
Axel fussed with inspecting my leg wound (not very large, but bloody
enough) and I started to say something like,
"Yeah, yeah" I snorted, "don't
tell anyone, huh!"
"No," Axelrod responded. "I
wasn't going to say that, but that it's gone now, and
I stared at him incredulously, and just as irrationally said:
it's okay to light up a cigar, huh?" which I proceeded to do by
pulling out a pack from the jumpsuit leg pocket.
The cigars were smashed, but while sitting on a rock I licked one of
them back together and proceeded to smoke.
One of the twins was limping.
The other was nonchalantly cleaning
his fingernails with a small stick.
As for ME! Cascades of the most forbidding anger were pulsating
through my entire body, making my hands shake.
My reality-hopper was in ultimate wreckage. La-la land, to the max.
Finally, Axel said that the water in the stream was good to drink,
and one of the twins jerked his head as if meaning we should
depart, which we did as if just coming back from a hiking
"So," Axelrod asked while walking,
"what did you sense?"
I burst out
laughing: "You're completely nuts, Axel! I have to be calm, cool,
collected, and in good shape to sense anything. But you can bet
your ass you've got a real problem, haven't you!"
Then, from a queasy area of sense-making not exactly intellectually
"It was a ‘drone' of some kind -
unmanned, controlled from somewhere else - wasn't it?"
Axel frowned, looking at the slope of the hill we were descending.
"What was it doing here?" he asked tentatively.
"Well, for chrissakes! It was
THIRSTY! Taking on water, obviously. Someone, somewhere needs
water - ...so I suppose they just come and get it.
"You don't need to be psychic to
see that! Yeah! That's it, supply 'ship' Earth! Let's drive over
to Earth, go shopping and pick up what we need, that kind of
More silent walking until we were again driving down the bumpy road
in the van which had unsmashed cigars and sandwiches in it.
"You know, Axel" I finally said,
"they're really mean to blast away at ‘deer and porcupines'.
What can possibly be the sense of that. I've read that some
landed UFOs incinerate humans. Is that true?"
Without waiting for an answer, which I knew I wouldn't get, I talked
back to myself.
"I suppose it is. I guess we would
have been blasted, too, wouldn't we? You guys seem used to this,
do you do it every once in a while?"
When we finally arrived at the airstrip, which I expected to be a
secret one, I found it was thickly populated: with a USA-Alaska mail
plane; three Caucasian men in plaid coats and cowboy hats lounging
on the wood benches near the small hut; a police pick-up truck
replete with two big-bellied "sheriffs"; ten women who I supposed
All these kept their distance from US.
Near the plane was what might be called a la-la-land special: a
hot-dog cart with an orange and blue umbrella.
No one was operating the cart, but the twins walked over to it and
made themselves some steaming hot-dogs.
"Want one?" Axel asked. Indeed I did, three of them in fact,
dripping with ketchup and mustard.
"Do they know what you are?" I asked, nodding to the observers. At
this I finally got an answer to a question!
"Well," Axel responded,
"they generally have been told we are wealthy environmentalists
and bird-watchers who are assessing acid rain damage."
"Such bullshit" I giggled.
"They know what happens up there. That's probably how you found
out about this Go-To-Earth Shopping Cart."
The twins had started up the jet. As we lifted off, I could see
three of the Eskimo women pushing the hot-dog cart to the hut.
About ten minutes later we passed over a tall range of beautiful
mountains, then another, and about forty minutes later over a
coastline and out over the ocean.
"Alaska, I suppose, That's what the mail
plane said," not expecting
an answer, murmuring it to amuse myself.
"Any feelings about how the object
transports itself?" Axel asked.
I looked at him and burst out laughing. He had to be kidding! The
"Well, it must be some kind of
‘space displacer', but really Axel, I haven't a clue. But I CAN
understand why people who see something like this don't believe
it - and why people who haven't seen it CAN'T believe it."
Axel was silent, staring out the window.
I went on:
"As I remember it, the thing did not ‘transport' itself.
It GREW in place right where it appeared.
"It was a pyramidal thing, not a saucer. We think of a saucer
about, and in fact when we think of things in the air we think of
flying in the air.
"We do not think of things growing in place in
Axelrod studied me, but I saw he was perspiring.
"Are you sick or
something," I asked.
"Ah, I think I cracked a rib
when we tumbled. Never mind, it's nothing serious. What's your
"In our research of remote-viewing
capacities, we have learned that
when the viewers "see" something they don't understand, they explain
it in ways that make sense to them.
"For example, to a viewer who
has never seen an actual atomic reactor, what they are sensing
can be described as a teapot, both of which are hot and ‘cook'.
"We call this ‘analytical overlay', meaning the
mind-dynamic process of overlaying something unknown or
unrecognized or unfamiliar with a mental image which is
"The psychic subject in
remote-viewing a site with an atomic reactor may well overlay
the impressions with a ‘teapot' or a ‘furnace' because these are
the memory images which come closest to what is being
"If you take the time to let the viewer study diagrams of atomic
reactors and photographs of them and their surroundings, the next
time they encounter one in psychic seeing they are more likely to
identify it correctly rather than call it a teapot.
"But in general, people do something like this all the time. When
they encounter something they do not understand, they tend to
interpret it in ways they do understand, and they arrive at an
interpretation which really doesn't have much to do with what was
"In others words, they process the unknown through what I
'reality-hoppers' and come up with something that fits their present
realities - but which may not, and probably does not, pertain to the
actual reality of what they experienced.
"People fill in the unknown with what fits with THEIR known.
"The proof here exists in the fact that when five people are shown
something which is outside their experience, one of them might say
that they don't know what it is.
"But the other four might produce four different explanations of
what they saw.
"For example, you called that thing an ‘object'. But what I saw
materialized, grew in place, and I suppose dematerialized after we
tumbled down the rocks and dirt.
"It may have achieved an object status at one point, but to my way
of thinking this was an ‘appearance' rather than an object.
"A shifting-appearance at that.
"A full part of the problem is that it is a REALITY problem FOR US.
"That thing is outside my reality-experience, and so if you keep
asking what I sensed, I am quite likely to begin seízing on overlays
to explain it to accommodate you.
"For example, I used the phrase
‘space displacer', but I really don't know what that would be or
Axel twisted in his seat to get more comfortable.
"In other words,"
he commented, "you assess what you experience only within the terms
of what you already have experienced, is that it?"
"Pretty much so. Certainly so in experimental tests of
remote-viewing, clairvoyance, and sometimes even telepathy.
"But this is a KNOWN phenomenon understood in psychology
some time. The only thing is that this understanding is not
generally applied to human understanding on a broad scale.
"If it was broadly applied, then it would have to be admitted that
what most people believe would turn out to be little more than
reality-hopper ‘explanations' of what they hadn't understood in the
"We explain what we do not understand THROUGH whatever we think we
"I certainly do not understand
what l saw at the lake, and I think it is the better part of
valor to admit it."
"OK, OK," Axel grimaced. "I got
the point - which is that there are two parts of the Problem.
What they really are, and what we are going to use to realize
what they are."
"Yeah" I giggled. "A remote-viewing novice can study a book with
diagrams of all known atomic reactors. You got a book which diagrams
all seen UFOs?
"If you had even told me it
would be a materializing, levitating triangle, I might not have
been so shocked and could have watched it more closely without
having my reality-hopper get scrambled."
Axelrod laughed, and changed the subject.
"Well, I got your point. It was
probably a dangerous risk to expose you to this, ah, appearance,
and we really had no right to do it."
I laughed, and relaxed. "Jesús,
Axel, I'm ready to go for it again! Who wouldn't be."
"Well, probably that will not be
possible. I shouldn't tell you, but our mission will be
disbanded shortly and the work picked up by others, because of
strategic security reasons involved."
"Others who will not mix in with psychics, I take it," I giggled.
"You got it. Next week you will be summoned for a complete physical
examination, ostensibly in line with overseeing the health status of
the people on your project.
"We just want to be sure you
experienced no physical damage. The physicians performing the
examination will be ordinary doctors who have no knowledge of
our existence. Can you explain your leg injury in some sensible
"I won't have time next week.
We're going to Catalina Island to do an underwater
remote-viewing experiment with a submarine. I'm OK, and the cut
on my leg is small- I won't have to explain it to anyone."
The last I saw of Mr. Axelrod was at the San José airport, and so
there ends the tale of my encounters with him and his
ultra-subterranean covert mission.
And I cannot prove a word of that tale - and because this WAS the
I never intended to make a written record of it.
UFOs EVERYWHERE - DENIALS EVERYWHERE, TOO
As the years passed, two later developments changed my mind about
making a written record of what I could remember of the Axelrod
Both developments somewhat jolted me, but also inspired a certain
astonishment about how EASY it had been to forget about that affair.
Indeed, one would think that the Axelrod sequences would have been
indelibly etched in one's memory.
But this was not the case at all. And because this was not the case,
I slowly became aware that there was something associated with the
sequences - something perhaps best described as a kind of amnesia.
The first jolt of memory, however, came about as follows. I am a
subscriber to FATE magazine, which for a long time was the only
publication in the United States that reported on phenomena the
modern mainstreams denied could exist.
In late January, 1991, I came across an article by a certain Felix
A. Bach, whom I had never heard of. His article was entitled "Can Moon Illusions MOVE?"
The article was
headed by a blurb:
"For many years one of our readers
has been contributing unique illustrations to objects on the
Moon's surface. Now he reveals how he is able to see them - and
how you can see them, too!"
According to the article, all one needs is a reasonably powerful
telescope, Mr. Bach recommended one with high resolution powers up to
500x, which the manufacture of Celestron telescopes says allows
viewing of lunar details as small across as a football stadium.
Mr. Bach indicated that his telescope was a new SPC 8-inch one set
at 600x, and which enabled him to see "at one whack* many towers,
nets which come and go, mining equipment, "beads" and "wires," and
Bach noted that the structures "come and go" for reasons unapparent
and inexplicable, but that they can be seen by telescope is now
The article contained sketches made by Bach, some of which more or
less resembled the sketches George Leonard placed in his 1976 book,
Somebody Else Is On The Moon. And so, of course, Bach sketches
somewhat resembled my own made in 1975 for the benefit of Mr.
Not long after Bach's article, a Ufologist friend of mine visited
me, and brought along a book published by some Moon enthusiast in
Japan, and which, of course, was all in Japanese.
But the book was about structures on the Moon seen through a
telescope. The structures were very hard to identify with the naked
eye, but the book provided sketches of what the photos contained.
With this help, it became credible that there were structures on the
I eventually tracked down the telephone number of Felix Bach and had
several conversations with him. In short, with a small telescope, it
takes a "very experienced eye" to separate the vague structures from
the lunar background.
This development caused me to consider TELESCOPES, and the details
that could be acquired by them. The matter of telescopes will be
discussed in the following section.
As a result of the Bach 1991 article, memories of the Axelrod affair
now welled up.
They had all along been lodged somewhere in memory,
but I was somewhat astonished that it took Bach's article to bring
them to the surface.
The Axelrod affair had jolted me in more ways than one. Why, then,
was it not easy to remember? One would have thought that the
memories would constantly have been trembling on the edge of
The second development that helped resurface the Axelrod memories
was the advent of Camcorders available to the public.
Before easy-to-purchase video equipment became available, there had,
of course, been many still photos of UFO crafts. It was easy to
discredit the authenticity of the still photos simply by suggesting
that they had been altered in well-equipped photo labs. This
suggestion was cast in cement when SOME photos were proven to be
faked, which spread the assumption that all photos "must have been
Thousands of independently achieved video footage can hardly be said
to have been faked- It might be possible to do so, but only with the
help of rather significant amounts of money and extensive digital
During 1991, Earth-siders worldwide had begun to accumulate miles and
miles of Camcorder footage of UFOs, many of the craft being
simultaneously taped by several recorders, but from different angles
and often miles apart.
As a result, a lot of the video footage was shown on various TV
shows specializing in oddities - such as Current Affair, etc.
While the increasing availability of live video footage is gross in
size and dimensions and unavoidable implications, the net result is
that official denial did not, and still has not, changed. The sustained
denial involves government, scientific, and military attitudes.
That the denial IS SUSTAINED is a patent fact. The question is WHY?
It is 1998 as I write this. I have just read my installment of the
weekly UFO UPDATE available on the Internet. There are UFOs being
rather convincingly reported everywhere. And everywhere, at least in
mainstream echelons, the reports are either denied or completely
Back in 1991, largely because of the Felix Bach article, and largely
because I had become aware of memory problems regarding the Axelrod
affair, I decided to remember all I could of it and write it down -
and to do so before I really did forget it altogether.
You see, I had begun to suspect that Earth-siders as a whole seem to
be caught up in some kind of strange but broadly shared amnesia
induced, perhaps, in some kind of wholesale way by means totally
unrecognizable by human intellects.
I seem to recall, but can't remember where, a science fiction story
of social-wide amnesia having to do with hypnotic commands to
FORGET. FORGET what you have seen, and ATTACK AND DESTROY those who
insist they have seen it.
This kind of thing is really far out, and this writer, of course,
cannot insist on anything of the kind.
In Part Three, though, I'll begin to build upon this possibility a
little, but only for what it might be worth to the reader.
In order to get at these suggestive issues, we can ignore what has
been presented in this Part One, which, after all, is only a
personal tale. Instead, we can profit by approaching the issues by
reviewing two categories of evidence, even is some of it is only
We will begin by examining some of the evidence about the anomalous
nature of the Moon.
THE MOON AS A TARGET FOR SPIN DOCTORISM?
The major purpose of this section is not to present evidence of
anything, but to show that evidence does NOT seem to matter.
The answer to WHY it doesn't matter is embedded in an on-going,
rather deep and tangled confusion. And it will take mental equipment
far more stalwart than mine to penetrate it.
A considerable volume of very strange evidence exists about the Moon
that is simply not challengeable even if it is strange.
But since evidence doesn't matter, we need not examine the entirety
of the volume to make the point that it doesn't matter.
The above sentence probably sounds like a babble of words. But the
babble might become more understandable if the concept of "information management" is factored into it.
Information management has to do with establishing whatever is to be
conceptualized as constituting reality within any given societal
framework, or within any social grouping.
This is to say that reality-making and information management are
somehow interrelated - largely because the reality cannot be
constructed unless information relevant to it is managed in this or
The process of constructing a reality requires three activities, all
of which require information-management talents:
facts, evidence, and information
that might support the reality (thereby proving it real) need to
be emphasized and, best of all, taught as the truth
facts, evidence and information that would tend to deconstruct
the reality need to be disposed of somehow
introduction of useful illusions if and when (1) and (2) above
cannot be made to seem consistent or to be creatively managed
Anyone who can become expert in dealing with the three factors above
will find his or her talents as a spin doctor much in demand.
term "spin doctor" is of rather recent vintage, of course, but the
craft it represents is a quite old and traditional one.
The factors briefly outlined above seem straightforward enough,
especially in that the activities of spin doctors are sometimes
mentioned in mainstream media.
Indeed, what DOES a spin doctor DO if not to manage information
along the lines of the three factors outlined?
Spin doctorism is usually mentioned only in relationship to
political intrigues, most specifically those emerging or on-going at
the highest echelons in Washington, D.C.
But the extended fact of the matter is that science, philosophy,
economics and sociology are also cluttered with spin doctorism or
residues of them.
It is necessary to dig a little deeper in order to achieve a more
firm grasp of the meanings of the above considerations. It can be observed, at least hypothetically, that the average human
being cannot function very well unless a few realities are
established, and which thereafter arouse some semblance of
Otherwise, the human sort of flops about in a sinkhole of
And groups of humans flopping about in this way are
known to be detrimental with regard to any number of situations.
Indeed, information NEEDS to be managed in order to avoid extensive
demonstrations of such flopping around.
This natural and perpetual NEED automatically calls forth the
profession of spin doctorism.
IF human specimens were NOT information processing entities each,
in their own right, then the age-old profession of spin doctoring
would not be needed.
As it is, though, human specimens ARE information processing
entities. That this is so results in a variety of problems that
sometimes stress the creative energies of spin doctors in no small
But regarding this there are sometimes two blessings that ease the
job of proficient spin doctors.
The first blessing is that a fair share of humans don't really
require copious amounts of information as they proceed from the womb
of birth to the maw of death.
The second blessing is that a fair share of humans will accept
illusory information, since it does take rather copious amounts of
information to distinguish illusory from other kinds of information.
Spin doctors since antiquity have apparently been keenly aware of
these two blessings. It has long been understood that illusory
information can serve quite excellent purposes, since in large part
there is no profess desire among the human masses for other kinds of
To this must be added one other significant factor that not only
eases the job of spin doctors, but elevates it into a kind of power
In that each human specimen is an information processing entity,
each is also an information processing mechanism.
The latter here is not mentioned in order to diminish in any way the
The point is that information is composed of very numerous data
bytes, the whole of which needs to be organized into some kind of
So one fact in itself tends to have little meaning unless it is
compared to and combined with lots of other facts. In this sense,
then, one fact (or even ten of them) only adds up to a very tiny
Beyond this, it is quite well understood that the human species,
universally and generically, shares in mental equipment which
processes information in what amounts to mechanistic ways.
Perhaps this can better be understood by picturing the generic
mental equipment as the computer hardware, and then picturing the
information (real, artificial or illusory) entered into it as mental
This is to say (as those computer efficient realize) that information
that conflicts is mechanically rejected, while information that
agrees is mechanically accepted.
All the complexities of human mental apparatus considered, this
analogy may be a weak one, to be sure. But this situation is, of
course, an additional blessing for information spinning experts, or
at least for proficient ones.
All that really needs to be done in order to maintain spin control
of mental software programs is:
(1) on the one hand, to enter
and maintain certain data-information factoids considered
(2) on the other hand to delete and maintain as deleted certain
other data-information factoids considered undesirable.
Lastly, all human entities seem to possess what might be referred to
as an "information comfort zone."
Furthermore, most humans seem to
LIKE this zone - and they don't particularly want information
discomfort to be induced or intruded into it.
Thus, old and familiar information associated with information
comfort is desirable over new, unfamiliar and alien information that
Thus, it is easy enough to see WHY information that might entirely
wreck information comfort zones is viewed with ultimate distaste.
After all of the foregoing considerations, it is easy to suggest
that the appearance of possible ET factors are factors that can be
the source of major wreckage within information comfort zones
typical of Earth-side information packages.
That Earth-side realities ARE constructed is absolutely known because
an attentive historical study in this regard clearly shows that
different peoples, times and places have utilized different reality
The consideration central to all of the above has to do with WHO
constructs the realities. Earth-siders, of course, assume that
Earth-siders themselves construct their realities.
But if ENOUGH information based in identified and proven factoids is
assembled and aligned, a somewhat unnerving answer becomes at least
partially visible: WHO it is that constructs the realities is NOT at
The whole of this, of course, ends up as a mental and emotive
quagmire that stresses a lot of brains and synapses.
But it can be noted that the stresses probably come about because
most people on their own determination do not construct realities,
but more or less adapt to those around them.
Indeed, most people are culturally discouraged from making their own
reality treks into reality constructing.
This of course makes possible that great and time-honored profession
referred to as reality management by the few on behalf of what the
few view as the somewhat dumbed-down majority.
Of all possible candidates that might require the services of
reality managing, the Moon seems the least likely.
But if enough Moon facts and factoids are assembled and aligned,
then it turns out that the Moon has been treated to exceedingly
expansive doses of spin doctor machinations.
There has to be a very good reason as to WHY the Moon, of all
things, needs extensive spin doctor treatment.
THE MOON - EARTH'S NATURAL SATELLITE
Briefly summarized, the confused tangle regarding the Moon consists
of five major aspects or situations:
The traditional mainstream description of the Moon as a
airless, natural satellite of Earth, formed at the same time Earth
was. Modern scientific technology has revealed that
the Moon is
nothing of the kind.
The modern mainstreams (scientific, military, political,
cultural) continue to insist that the Moon is a dead, natural
satellite of Earth.
The dimensions of the dissembling propaganda needed to maintain
(3) in the face of (2) is huge, so huge as to be unbelievable.
For (3) to continue to exist, and for (4) to be implemented and
enforced, something VERY BIG must indeed be at stake.
As of 1975 and my encounter with Mr.
Axelrod, I did not know much
more about the Moon than any other average person. However, in the
years that followed I took a deep interest in it (for reasons now
Others did also, especially when more and more information began to
be scientifically discovered and confirmed about the satellite's
utter radical nature.
This radical nature is sufficient enough to seriously crack not only
the egg-shells of conventional Earth-side knowledge of the Moon, but
many other Space-side factors as well.
By reviewing but a few of the radical Moon factors, we will
encounter a rather sordid mystery, some few elements of which might
not be noticed unless they are pointed up. A first element is that
the strange Moon factors that have been discovered to date are NOT
exactly covered up, since a good portion of them have been revealed
in published scientific papers.
A second element involves not the radical factors which have seen
the light of day in print, but rather their direct implications.
this sense it is quite clear that the direct implications ARE
The exact nature of this cover-up is entirely difficult to pin down.
But whatever its intimate details, all such cover-ups gain their
awesome efficiency because most people are entirely ignorant about
what REALLY is involved.
And where widespread ignorance exists, a knowledgeable elite can
form whose spin doctors can set about erecting webs of
disinformation, which are accepted as information by the uninformed.
If it chances that "official secrecy" needs to be factored into the
cover-up, then an elite can form within the elite, and so a cover-up
can involve the workings of several elitist strata - to the degree
that few can grow from where the core of the cover-up is being
It is because of all this entwining of cover-ups, each of which can
have different motives and purposes, that difficulties arise
regarding penetrating what's involved.
In this case, the general ignorance involves knowledge about moons
Few have any interest in them to begin with. Those who
do are limited by material considerations involving telescopes as
we will see ahead.
But if one doesn't know something about moons in general, then one
will have no basis for recognizing something that might not be a moon
to begin with.
The very basic and widely taught mainstream assumptions regarding
moons are in four parts:
that planets have them,
because they do
that the moons are solid natural
formations, as are the planets
that the planets
and their moons are made of stellar matter, the
matter being in the form of compacted elements pulled
together into a ball by gravitational forces
that the moons are formed when the planets are formed, unless the strong gravity of a planet somehow
asteroid that comes racing by and then goes into a safe orbit around
the planet. This possibility, however, would certainly be a delicate
The two inferior planets (Mercury and Venus) of our own star system
have no moons.
Earth has one, and each of the superior planets
(Mars, Jupiter, etc.) have one or more.
Since the advent of modern scientific times, the formation of the
Earth-Moon system is dated at 4.5 billion years ago. There has never
been any doubt about the assumption that Earth's Moon is a natural
satellite formed when Earth was formed, and hence formed from the
same general materials.
So far, so good, right?
When Earth-siders began dreaming of going to the Moon, it was clear
that they would have to do so by being encased in a spaceship.
Further dreaming involved the concept of artificial satellites that
might orbit planets.
Out of this arose a small necessity to distinguish between a natural
and an artificial satellite. This distinction was logical and
incorporated the idea that an artificial satellite needed to be hollow
in order to be useful - whereas a natural satellite, such as a moon,
obviously would be solid.
In this regard, and as began to be noted during the 1960s and 1970s,
scientific discoveries about Earth's Moon produced some rather
confusing data about its physical characteristics.
As to Moon's physical characteristics prior to the space age, all
official sources of information were based on telescope and
photographic studies of its surface.
After the American and Soviet missions to the Moon, the instruments
carried by unmanned and manned vehicles made it possible to extend
more intimate knowledge about the natural satellite.
As will be discussed later, knowledge about the Moon acquired in
THIS way was to prove difficult to grasp.
The Moon probes were of several kinds, the multitudes of them
commencing after the Soviet Union established in Earth orbit the
artificial satellite Sputnik 1 in October, 1957.
This was a scientific and/or military coup by the Soviet Union, a
Cold Mar upsmanship which embarrassed the United States.
The United States made up for this affront when, in 1961, President
Kennedy committed the United States to the goal of landing men on
the Moon, and bringing them safely back.
As is often stated, the
resulting Apollo program then became the largest scientific and
technological undertaking in history.
But the general Cold War idea regarding the Moon was that the first
Earth-side superpower to colonize it could rule Earth from this
Space-side natural satellite.
That nothing of the kind happened now is a factoid that has to be
carried in mind from this point on.
With the goals of lunar conquest and scientific advancement now
firmly in hand, the United States began by launching a quite large
number of Moon orbiting satellites that preceded the landings on the
Reported numbers of such satellites vary between fifty and 450, but
most specify that the majority of them had military purposes, the
truth of which can be imagined with some degree of certainty.
As the Earth-side nascent space age developed, probes to the Moon
were in the form of fly-bys and unmanned landers: the Soviet Luna
crafts, the American Pioneer, Ranger, and Surveyor vehicles. The
first landers were designed to crash on the Moon, but shortly
In August, 1966, the United States successfully launched the first
Lunar Orbiter, which took pictures of both sides of the Moon, as
well as the first pictures of Earth from the Moon's vicinity.
The primary mission of the Orbiter crafts was to locate suitable
landing sites for Apollo, the American manned spacecraft program.
Between 1966 and 1968, more American Surveyors were launched, as
well as more Soviet Luna Orbiters.
The ultimate goal, of course, was to put men on the Moon. Twenty
Apollo missions were planned in order to achieve this goal, the
first six being unmanned checkouts of the delicate equipment.
The principal objective was finally achieved in July, 1969, when
Apollo 11 was the first to land men on the Moon, while in July,
1971, Apollo 15 marked the first use of the Lunar Rover.
In December, 1972, Apollo 17 was the LAST American craft to the
Moon. At that point, American Moon visits abruptly ceased for
reasons that were never adequately explained. The remaining three
Apollo crafts which were already built at enormous expense, were
left to rot.
It was not until 1995, some twenty-three years later, that the
Clementine craft was sent to the Moon.
This, however, was a U.S.
Army project, not a NASA effort.
Luna 21 of January 1973 seemed to be the last Soviet craft, but in
August 1976, Luna 24 landed on the lunar surface - after which the
Soviets, too, desisted from tackling the Moon.
Thus, the great and very expensive race of the two Earth-side
superpowers to colonize the Moon came to an ignominious end - and
for reasons which were not clear at all.
All things considered, especially the enormous advantages of Moon
colonization, the reasons must have been quite impressive.
Instead, in 1972, a change of emphasis came about regarding Space
After a decade of hot and exceedingly competitive and exceedingly
expensive interest in the Moon (and which included the idea of
setting up Moonbases there), the Americans and the Soviets decided
TO JOIN UP and attempt to erect not a Moonbase, but an
Earth-orbiting Skylab. Thereafter, Moon interest faded into official
and popular obscurity - even though the Moon itself IS an
Earth-orbiting thing. If one thinks about it, this is somewhat
Additionally, most sources, such as the Columbia Encyclopedia,
regarding Space Exploration indicate that Moon missions produced
"increasingly large amounts of scientific data."
Even so, until 1997, official scientific descriptions of the nature
of the Moon remained more or less the same as they had been offered
up in 1957 some forty-five years earlier.
The Moon remained a dead satellite, airless, with high mountains,
craters and dry, dusty, glassy and stony plains (called Mares
- Seas) estimated to be formed from magma, breccias, and glassy melt
resulting from molten sprays of superheated meteorite impacts.
The Moon's age was still given as 4,5 billion old, dating from the
time that the rest of the solar system was formed.
SITUATION MOON ROCK
There is a rather sprightly category of information about the Moon
anomalies - the common definitions of this term referring to
an irregularity or a deviation from the common rule.
However, a more precise definition refers to something that
prevailing wisdom is quite certain cannot exist or is impossible
- but which is found to be existing anyway and is therefore not
In this sense, an anomaly is something that is discovered to exist
and which thus tends to disestablish the comfort zones of prevailing
wisdom. It is quite difficult to integrate the discovery of
anomalies into the knowledge systems that have vigorously
established their impossibility.
This is an especially embarrassing prospect with regard to the
sciences which have somewhat of a vested interest in being correct
so as to justify the funds pumped into them.
So, as might be anticipated, the scientific solution to anomalies is
to cover them up on the one hand, and on the other to prevent their
implications from dribbling down into broader interest and
The scientific disinterest in anomalies works quite neatly for the
purposes, for example, of elitist spin doctors who are interested
in secrecy and want to manage certain kinds of information away from
Here, it is useful to emphasize that an anomaly is not a mere
speculation, but something that has been shown to exist.
It is easy enough to comprehend that if there are very good reasons
to ensure and to continue to ensure that the Moon is a dead, dry,
desolate, NATURAL satellite, then the dribbling down of Moon anomaly
factoids that more or less suggest other wise really would need to
be covered up.
Thus, one can expect to find at least tacit cooperation between the
sciences (which are embarrassed by anomalies) and secretive enclaves
(which desire to keep the anomaly implications from public
Since the science systems and the secretive systems reinforce each
other along these lines, it is difficult to grasp the
end of the thread that might help unravel the resulting cover-ups.
It is now helpful to reprise the main structure of the cover-up
Between 1957 to roughly the present, the official descriptions of
the Moon underwent hardly any change. Meanwhile, beginning in 1961,
the Moon was subjected to the most extensive and most expensive
technological effort in history.
Most official sources published after, say, 1975, indicated that the
technological effort provided "increasing amounts of data" - AFTER
WHICH, the official descriptions remained roughly the same as in
Anyone who has an interest in tracking the existence of anomalies
will realize that most of them have rather amusing factors that go
along with them.
This is certainly the case in the amusing matter of Earth
rocks and Moon rocks. It is scientifically accepted today that Earth
and accompanying Moon are as old as the solar system, whose age is
dated back to 4.5 billion years.
Due to admittedly wonderful scientific advances, the age of rocks
can scientifically be dated by examining tracks burned into them by
By this technique of measuring, the oldest Earth rocks found so far
date only to 3.5 billion years ago.
The Moon missions returned some 900 pounds of rocks and soil
From these, a curious factoid was ultimately revealed in
1973: some of the Moon rocks dated back to 5.3 billion years ago.
Thus, between Earth and Moon, this factoid leaves an amusing
discrepancy of some 2 billion years, with the errant Moon rocks
existing some 1 billion or so years before the solar system was
Then there is the matter of the Moon dust in which the errant Moon
rocks were found. The dust proved to be a billion years older than
the rocks themselves.
If one is INTERESTED in this kind of situation, here is a conundrum
of no small magnitude - in that one has to wonder about two
where the rocks and dust came
where the Moon was BEFORE our lovely solar system
was formed, and HOW the Moon got to the solar system and into
such a comfortable orbit around Earth
As will be mentioned ahead, in spite of the now abundant data, the
fundamental anomalies of Moon geology remain somewhat confusing.
Generally speaking, the Moon has three distinct layers of rock, all
three combined reaching down to a depth of 150 miles.
If the Moon and Earth were formed at the same time, then the
material composition of the layers of both should somewhat match.
However, iron is abundant regarding the Earth, but quite rare on the
As the writer, Earl Ubell, noted (in The New York Times Magazine of
April 16, 1972), the differences suggest that Earth and Moon came
into being far from each other, and presumably under different
The important significance of Ubell's published consideration is that
the anomalous differences were established and accepted
scientifically, otherwise they would not have been published in the
This anomaly confuses conventional astro-physicists with regard to
explaining exactly how the Moon became a satellite of Earth - and so
there has not been much mention of this upsetting factoid since
The sum of all these factoids seems to add up as: that Moon and
Earth were formed neither at the same time nor in the same place,
meaning that the Moon "came" from somewhere else.
Moving on from rocks, the Moon's mean density is 3.34 grams per
cubic centimeter - as contrasted to the Earth's mean density of 5.5
grams per cubic centimeter.
The meaning of this is a little difficult to grasp, so I'll try to
simplify. If Moon and Earth were formed at the same time, and of
relatively the same materials, then their mean densities should be
Furthermore, the differences in the mean density imply that the Moon
probably has no solid core, as does Earth, and it is the absence of
the core which accounts for the density differences.
If this prospect is pursued to its logical conclusion, then the deep
interior of the Moon is along the lines of being hollow.
A NATURAL SATELLITE CANNOT BE HOLLOW
The probability that the lunar satellite was NOT solid was first
mentioned in 1962, and was of course immediately challenged as being
based in "faulty data."
So several new studies were undertaken.
But these new studies ended
up with much the same result.
Finally, Dr. Sean C. Solomon of MIT reported (in Astronautics,
February 1962) that,
"The Lunar Orbiter experiments vastly improved
our knowledge of the moon's gravitational field ... indicating the
frightening possibility that
the moon might be hollow."
Frightening? What, indeed, is the significance of that word?
The significance was mentioned by no less a figure than the late and
Carl Sagan in his book Intelligent Life in the
Universe (1966). According to Dr. Sagan, who surely would have
known what he was talking about, "A natural satellite cannot be a hollow object."
For clarity here, a hollow satellite cannot be a natural satellite.
But a hollow satellite could be an artificial satellite.
"Artificial" means made or constructed.
It is suitable to recall here that the decision to put a man on the
Moon manifested as the 1961 Apollo program.
The decision at that point would have been based on all earlier
available information about the Moon.
By 1962-1963, this information would have included the confirmed
possibility that the Moon was either hollow, or at least contained
significant "negative mascons."
"Negative mascons" translates as
areas inside the Moon where
there is either matter much less dense than the rest of the Moon, or
empty cavities much larger and deeper than Earth-side Mammoth Caves,
But, squarely stated, this unquestionably means that the Soviets and
the Americans fully anticipated arriving at the Moon which was already known to be more or less hollow.
was therefore KNOWN to be a satellite NOT of natural origin.
It would have also been clear that the two Earth-side superpowers
fully expected to utilize the Lunar cavities as opportunistic Moonbase habitation.
This "plan" however, seems not to have been fulfilled. One is forced
to wonder WHY. It certainly seems an easy enough project, all NORMAL
Additional, and more dramatic confirmation, of the hollow Moon
possibility came in November, 1969, when the crew of Apollo 12 sent
the ascent stage of their lift-off module crashing back to the Lunar
The impact caused an
Ultra-sensitive seismic equipment installed on the Moon's surface
recorded that the entire Moon reverberated like a bell for nearly
As one scientist (among a number of others) indicated, he would
rather "not make an interpretation right now."
The evaded "interpretation" could only have been that the Moon was
ringing like a bell, and that like a bell it was significantly
hollow - not merely having a few negative mascons.
Later, other significant experiments were undertaken to determine
whether the Moon was hollow or not.
The important aspect of these later experiments is that their
results have NOT been made public.
It does not take all that much intuition to conclude that the Moon
is hollow, or something along those lines. What is not really
understood, very broadly at least, is that this factoid was finally known at least by the late 1950s.
As Carl Sagan indicated, if a natural Moon satellite cannot be
hollow, then the Moon is NOT a natural satellite.
Even though this phenomenon was amazing, it seems that it could have
been taken in stride and that the two superpowers would have
proceeded to colonize and to inhabit the Moon's cavities.
It is now publicly known that great plans WERE prepared for Moonbases, which included installing Moonbased missile
Yet, this great scheme to colonize and inhabit the Moon did NOT take
place. Since this kind of thing would have been cheaper than trying
to build a Skylab, one is stimulated to wonder why.
We must leave this wonderment open for a while, but only to avoid
becoming mired in mere speculation. There are additional anomalies
that will help to avoid speculative conundrums.
To enter into the
additional anomalies, we first have to examine the matter of
telescopes and high resolution photos.
THE "MISSING" HIGH-RESOLUTION EVIDENCE REGARDING THE MOON
The multiple factors of this chapter altogether represent one of
those quagmires one can unsuspectingly get sucked into with regard
to the topics of this book.
So it is perhaps the better part of
valor here to simply state what this chapter expands upon.
High-resolution evidence of the Moon showing small details of its
surface can be acquired only by very expensive and sensitive
Because of its costs, none of this equipment is
affordable at the public level. The equipment does exist, but it is
under official control.
It is abundantly clear that high-resolution evidence about the Moon
has been acquired officially, but none of it has been provided to
Instead, the official sources continue to release only
low-resolution evidence, none of which shows smaller details of the
lunar surface. The low-resolution evidence is apparently in keeping
with the Dead Moon Dictum - while it is almost certain that high-resolution
evidence wound present an entirely different understanding of the
The details of all of this are not without their interest, since one
of the principal conclusions to be made from them is that the
official Earth-side cover-up of Space-side activity (obviously going
on) could NOT be maintained if high-resolution evidence of the Moon
To get into the details, the concept that the Moon is
a dead, airless satellite has been widely established, but only
because all of the AVAILABLE hard evidence is accepted as confirming
The hard evidence exists in two forms:
The AVAILABLE low-resolution evidence is so massive and so
evidential that altogether it represents a form of logical certitude
that gives an unquestioned basis to the accepted logic of the dead
It is always quite difficult to inquire into matters that have achieved
strong degrees of logical certitude. There is a particular reason
for this, albeit one not usually recognized.
The reason is that anything that conflicts with the established
logical certitude is automatically taken to be illogical, and is
ultimately treated in a "can't be" way. Thus, anything along these
lines is fraught with difficulties - because what is at stake is no
longer only the evidence per se, but the logical certitude derived
As many sociologists have observed, this is almost the same as
saying that conflicting evidence will NOT be admitted as evidence,
and will be stigmatized as illogical - especially if there is an
official advantage in doing so.
It is therefore quite surprising to discover that the overall
situation regarding the Moon constitutes a clear-cut example of this
kind of quagmire. "Clear cut" because there are TWO kinds of
The first can be referred to as law-resolution (logical) evidence,
the second as high-resolution (illogical) evidence.
distinctions between the two are not all that hard to sort out.
Ever since telescopes were developed in the early seventeenth
century (during the time of Galileo), there has been much enthusiasm
for developing increasingly refined equipment to make visible on the
Moon what is invisible to the unaided human eye.
Earth-siders can of course see the Moon with their eyes. And on a
clear night Earth-side eyes can even vaguely resolve the outlines of
some of the larger lunar geography. But one needs telescopes of
higher magnification to clearly see more detail - to see smaller and
smaller aspects of the lunar surface.
Roughly speaking, higher magnification equates to higher resolution,
and which renders visible smaller and smaller things. And with this
in mind, we now come upon the matter of Earth-side equipment the
capabilities of which MIGHT make visible small details of the lunar
As everyone knows, a lot of photographs of the Moon have come into
existence, especially with the advent of the Space Age and the
initial Earth-side intents to colonize it.
Some of the earlier photos
were achieved via telescopes, but later ones by cameras aboard lunar
One can examine these numerous photographs, and see the Moon - see
its "dead" surface all pockmarked with craters and barren deserts
called Seas. Many photos show rills, valleys, canyons, mountains,
things that stick up and cast long shadows, and large and small
"domes" (which sometimes appear and disappear.)
And most people are content in seeing the Moon via such photos, for
THERE indeed IS the Moonscape almost exactly as it logically
conforms to the Dead Moon Dictum.
If, however, one introduces the question of what can be seen of the
Moon via WHAT EQUIPMENT, one slowly but surely will become involved
in officially-endorsed information distortions that smell of some
kind of fortuitous cover-up.
This odiferous issue revolves around the distinction between
high-resolution and lo w-resolution evidence regarding the Moon
-coupled with the fact that all officially available photo-visual
evidence of the lunar surface is consistently of rather
That this should NOT be the case is abundantly clear. Prior to the
1950s, most Earth-side telescopes had a resolution of only about one
to two miles - which meant that something the width of a mile would
be seen as something not much larger than a dot.
But during the 1950s and early 1960s a number of scientific and
popular science sources referred to higher-resolution telescopes
under development - telescopes so sensitive that one would be able
to identify a basketball or a dime on the Moon. There can be no
doubt that such telescopes were developed.
To help ensure clarity, it is useful to summarize what
high-resolution might consist of - either via telescopic or camera
equipment. After all, through the years the lunar surface has been
viewed via both.
As but one example of HIGH-RESOLUTION, various media sources have
referred to the existence of the so-called Spy-In-The-Sky
These are said to carry different types of "monitoring equipment,"
some of which are cameras so sensitive and of such high resolution
that they can zoom in and read auto license plates and bubble-gum
wrappers in gutters.
To complete the picture here, it is meaningful to consider the
elevation from which this high resolution can be achieved.
Earth-orbiting satellites have to be higher than 200 miles, because
if not then atmospheric drag will slow them down and cause them to
fall back to Earth.
Thus, there are satellites orbiting Earth at elevations between 400
miles to 22,000 miles. The exact orbits of SkySpy satellites are
closely guarded secrets. But any reading of bubble-gum wrappers from
above 200 miles is marvelous, of course, and a definite kudos for
science and technology.
The Moon has a mean distance from Earth of about 238,857 miles.
Across that distance, lunar features can be somewhat magnified by
average telescopes commercially available to amateur observers.
Astronomy magazines and catalogs advertise what kinds of telescopes
are commercially available - and affordable.
These range from 3-inch
to 14-inch telescopes, but much will depend on whatever resolution
factors are built into them.
Generally speaking, however, only very large lunar features will
come into resolution (or into focus), but smaller features will not,
all depending on the equipment involved, Something the size
of a large baseball stadium may or may not be seen, but is so would
look like a dot. Something also depends on Earth-side viewing
conditions, such as air clarity, lack of smog, clouds or light
pollution, and so forth.
Beyond the public capability, however, most of the sources I've
consulted indicate that high-resolution telescopes MERE secretly
utilized at the beginning of the Space Age in the late 1950s.
telescopes usually referred to are those of the Naval Observatory
and Mt. Wilson, and Mt. Palomar.
The large 200-inch reflecting telescope at Hale Observatories at Mt.
Palomar became operational in 1948. But prior to that, Mt. Palomar
also possessed 40-inch, 100-inch and 150-inch telescopes. The
120-inch telescope at Lick Observatory became operational in 1959.
(The largest commercially available telescope is about 8-inches to
It may be true that the large reflector telescopes might be a bit
unwieldy regarding the closeness of the Moon, But the suggestive
situation here is that if one was planning to go to the Moon, and if
one had these government-funded, large telescopes at hand, would not
one try to utilize them to spy on the Moon in order to anticipate
what would be encountered there?
It is quite well known that "secret government" work has gone on at
both of these and other esteemed observatories, and without doubt at
others as well. And it requires no great leap to understand that
inspection of the Moon would certainly have taken place by any and
all means possible.
Thus, there can be no question at all that at least some of
the much higher-resolution telescopes were utilized to, spy the
Indeed, if Moongazing via these larger telescopes was not
undertaken, then the failure to do so is so gross as to bring the
concept of human intelligence into question. As it has turned out,
though, between 1948 and the present no high-resolution information
has been released.
With regard to cameras, this of course refers to television
apparatus sent to the Moon aboard spacecraft.
But once at the Moon,
cameras themselves have different resolution capabilities, depending
on their focal length and depth and how distant or close they are to
the lunar surface - or to what is being photographed.
different technical definitions for high- and low-resolution. A
general understanding, however, is that low-resolution does not make
smaller things visible, and that high-resolution does.
Now we come to the quagmire situation that rotates around three
complete absence of high resolution evidence regarding the lunar
Clementine's mission was successful, and the world awaited
higher-resolution looks at the Moon via Clementine's sophisticated
The world awaited in vain - and thus we don't know what kind of
bubble-gum wrappers are on the Moon. And so we will now turn our
attention to the topic of what are referred to as "lunar anomalies."
By way of reference, one William H. Corliss set up an activity in
1974 called The Sourcebook Project with the goal of compiling
"strange phenomena." In 1985, he published a substantial compilation
entitled The Moon and the Planets: A Catalog of Astronomical
Anomalies, which included 108 pages descriptive of Moon anomalies.
In this compendium, Corliss broke down the anomalies into eight
The Moon's orbital anomalies
Lunar geology problems
Lunar luminous phenomena
The motion of lunar
Anomalous telescopic and visual observations
Lunar eclipse and occultation phenomena
The enigma of lunar
Most of the categories listed above can be further subdivided. For
example, lunar weather implies the existence on the Moon of an
Lunar luminous phenomena includes anomalies referred to
as lunar transient phenomena (LTP) - lights that come and go, and
move around, and to green patches suggestive of vegetation, etc.
THE MATTER OF LUNAR LIGHTS
In briefly turning to the matter of lights on the Moon, we encounter
a situation that, simply put, is absolutely hilarious.
To get into this, the compendium by William H. Corliss
entitled The Moon and the Planets has been referred to in the
preceding chapter. This compendium contains a section entitled
"Lunar Luminous Phenomena," and begins with a brief Introduction.
In it Corliss points up in that while the Moon has long been
considered to be a "dead world," it nonetheless "exhibits a
surprising variety of luminous phenomena."
He goes on to briefly discuss the Dead Moon Dictum long held by
scientists, and indicates "that luminous phenomena were seldom
reported in the scientific literature" because "they couldn't exist"
according to that scientific Dictum.
Corliss then points up that the,
"arrival of the Space Age brought
the moon under detailed scrutiny; and both professional and amateur
astronomers began reporting flashes of light, transient color
phenomena..." and so forth.
To begin making the point of this chapter, it is necessary to
elucidate the fact that the lunar light phenomena are NOT rare.
number in the thousands and some of them have been so robust as to
have been observed by the naked eye.
Well, the arrival of the Space Age and the arrival in the vicinity
of the Moon by Orbiters and later by manned Apollo missions ought to
have brought further enlightenment about the nature of lunar light
phenomena - especially those which have been reported as having
motion and as moving about in definite ways.
Yet, the official silence since 1968 until today has been thunderous
on this particular matter.
The year 1968 seems to have some kind of relevancy to all the
matters discussed so far in this section. What that relevancy
consists of, however, is hard to pin down. But that there is some
kind of important tale in this regard can be clearly demonstrated.
The history of observations of lights on the Moon is rather long
and, throughout it, accounts of the luminous phenomena were
consistently logged in. In large part, the accounts were ignored by
various branches of the developing sciences.
But even so, up until the advent of the Space Age the luminosities
could continue to be seen at rather frequent intervals.
Now, if one intended to colonize the Moon, which was publicized as
the primary first goal of the Space Age, one certainly would like to
know more about the lunar lights even if the mainstream sciences
ignored them by clinging to the Dead Moon Dictum.
This factor really does need to be emphasized, because it IS a
factor that has consistently been made invisible.
If you were
planning to send manned spacecraft to the Moon with the intention of
building Moonbases, and if there were thousands of reports of
sometimes awesome Moonlights, wouldn't you want to have some idea of
what they were BEFORE sending your guys to the Moon?
At the very least, the larger telescopes might in some manner have
been pressed into service. To think that something along those lines
was NOT undertaken is just plain silly.
That the Space Age decision-makers were aware from the get-go of the
lights was clearly established by NASA itself.
In 1968, a document was published entitled Chronological Catalog of
Reported Lunar Events (NASA Technical Report R-277.J)
The catalog documented 579 lunar events between 1540 and 1967,
about 75 per cent of which referred to lunar "luminous phenomena."
The remaining 25 per cent referred to phenomena consisting of Moon
hazes, mists, fogs and clouds that sometimes obstructed good
telescope viewing of the lights, unless the lights moved beyond the
The authorship of the report was attributed to the joint efforts
of four researchers, one each from the University of Arizona, the
Goddard Space Flight Center, the Armagh Planetarium, and the
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Here it should be remembered that an "event" is actually a happening
- i.e. something going on - in this case, going on with regard to
the Dead Moon where "events" are not supposed to happen.
As indicated in its Introduction,
"The purpose of this catalog is to
provide a listing of historical and modern records that may be
useful investigations of possible activity on the moon."
A few lines later it states that
"The catalog contains all information available to us through
While this may be true as far as the documents four authors are
concerned, the catalog most certainly DOES NOT contain all available
Even after subtracting hundreds of reports known to be spurious,
many more than 2,600 or so events rather then 579 events might have
been included with complete justification.
For example, during the
latter part of the nineteenth century, the Royal Astronomical
Society in Britain recorded 1,600 lunar events over a mere two-year
period by utilizing a 13-inch at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich.
So, the NASA catalog DID NOT contain all available information, but
merely a selection of certain types of events from among it. In this
sense, the NASA catalog contained data sifted from a great quantity
The Introduction to the catalog also contains a section titled
"Reports Omitted from the Catalog."
The first paragraph begins with the sentence,
"We attempted to
eliminate all doubtful reports from this catalog."
that the authors DID inspect a larger number of reports.
However, the first paragraph ends with the sentence
"Careless reporting has been discovered in one case only." (This is
identified as involving one "John Hammes and friends" of Iowa who reported
seeing a lunar "volcano" on 12 November, 1878.)
If these two conflicting sentences contained in the same paragraph
of the catalog seem at odds, it is because they ARE at odds.
One can only wonder why the NASA catalog was limited to only 579
events. And if this is considered, one might wish to wonder what
kinds of historically documented reports WERE OMITTED from the NASA
Since the NASA catalog DID NOT include vast numbers of quite
authentic lunar-event reports that could, even should have been
included, the stated purpose of the catalog can be called into
question. Certainly, the whole lunar truth, so to speak, is not
reflected by the mere 579 events contained in the catalog.
And that leads us back to the subject of telescopes, The ordinary
person with proper interest and some spare bucks can shop around for
a very good 6-inch to 16-inch telescope which are commercially
Such a telescope can offer good information, provided Earth's
atmosphere does not blur things too much, and that other night
conditions are reasonably ideal.
If one now takes this particular factoid and compares it with the
597 lunar events listed in the 1968 NASA catalog, then it is
revealed that the catalog contains not much more than those
events that can be^spied via an 8-inch, or at most a 16-inch
THIS particular factor is NOT mentioned in the introductory
materials to the NASA catalog. The catalog thus seems to have the rather
strange function of dealing only with lunar anomalies that can be
seen from Earth-side by smaller telescopes.
In any event, the publication in 1968 by NASA of the catalog of
lunar events could easily lead one to expect that there would be a
follow on document AFTER the Moon was thoroughly examined up close
by Orbiters and manned landings.
Certain craters on the Moon are rather notable for profusions of
lights, and other anomalous phenomena as well.
Among these, and as duly noted in the NASA catalog, major among the
craters exhibiting various kinds of lights are Plato, Aristarcus and
Timocharis, to identify but a few.
Plato is famous for lights. It is about sixty miles across and has
floor that changes color. Its walls are quite high, but sometimes
obscured by fogs and mists that bellow up and over them.
Many of the self-luminous "objects" are seen to move about, Others
of them form geometric patterns, such as circles, squares, and
Sometimes lights have been seen emerging from smaller or near-by
craters and moving to Plato, then descending the crater walls.
1966, there were numerous reddish glowing spots shining out from
Plato. Beams and long-distance rays of light have also been
observed. Space here does not permit further enumeration, and the
interested reader might consult the bibliography for more detailed
There is one other situation that should be noted. It regards where
the Moon lights are most profuse and constantly reported versus
where the manned Apollo missions landed.
If it were up to me, I'd probably set down one Apollo craft square
into the middle of crater Plato. After all, it is sixty miles wide,
and there appears to be a lot going on in it.
As it was to turn out, none of the American or Soviet spacecraft
sent to the Moon landed anywhere near those special Moon locations.
Instead, all the landers were sat down in areas near the lunar
Equator and into environments not noted for much except their lack
of lunar activity.
The observation above of course can only refer to craft publicly
admitted as having been sent to the Moon.
LUNAR WATER - LUNAR ATMOSPHERE
During the spring of 1998, scientists announced their surprise at
discovering water on the Moon.
The news was spread far and wide
not only in all major print media, but throughout the electronic
bytes of the Internet.
However, as anyone familiar with the long history of Moon
observations will realize, the 1998 discovery was not a discovery,
but a very tardy admission of what had most certainly been known
decades ago by official insiders.
One of the subtle importances of this is that where water is, an
atmosphere can't be far behind. And where atmosphere is, sufficient
gravity must be present to hold it down.
We are now somewhat far from the Dead Moon Dictum, which itself
might be said to be dead. But from the point of view of examining
the dimensions of the lunar cover-up, it is worthwhile reprising
certain aspects of the Dead Moon charade officially promulgated and
maintained for so long.
As announced back in 1961, the major Space Age goal was to get to
the Moon and colonize it for the purposes of erecting
Moonbases as a
step toward penetrating deeper into outer space. This obviously was
a scientific and military goal.
Another major goal (now completely forgotten) consisted of economic
The Moon probably had useful resources that could be
mined for the benefits of Earth-side capitalistic ventures.
These two major goals were impressive ones that could, and did,
arouse much enthusiasm for the lunar objectives, and which were
Another factor needs to be considered.
Once having gotten to the
Moon, the conditions of habitat would be important.
It seems logical to assume that any lunar factor that might help
ease lunar habitat problems would have officially been emphasized -
in order, at least, to further increase the enthusiasm of taxpayers
who were the ones actually funding the costly lunar expeditions.
For example, the lunar water "discovered" in 1998 was certainly
present back in 1961 at the start up of the lunar
The undeniable presence of the lunar atmosphere had
been discovered, and confirmed, several decades before the advent of
the lunar expeditions. Indeed, beginning in the late nineteenth century, there
existence a continuity of very competent observations about the Moon
that clearly indicated any number of helpful lunar conditions that
would ease the ultimate habitat concerns.
Simply put, water, atmosphere, voluminous caves (i.e., the negative
mascons) to reside in, minerals, etc., what could be more wonderful
at hand with regard resolving at least some of the lunar habitat
Beyond all this, then, and considering the excellence of human
genius and ingenuity, the only remaining REAL problem, if there WAS
one, would consist of what might be called "occupational hazards" of
a kind Earth-side genius and ingenuity might have REAL problems
There now remain two additional factors to be carried in mind.
First of all, with the advent in 1961 of the active measures segment
of the lunar expeditions, the official stance regarding the Moon
elected to reinforce the negative Dead Moon Dictum.
Doing so broke the continuity of earlier observations about the
Moon, observations that positively foreshadowed relatively easy
Second, the lunar fly-bys, Orbiters, Landers and manned Apollo
landings lasted approximately eleven years - after which the two
great Earth-side superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union,
completely abandoned treks to the lunar satellite. After this
abandonment, official propagandizing sought to stimulate scientific
and public enthusiasm for the proposed wonders of space stations
that were to orbit Earth, not the Moon.
All things considered, it is possible that the combined genius and
ingenuity of the two superpowers encountered certain lunar
occupational hazards that were difficult to deal with - deterrents
which must have been of such impressive quality that they disrupted
the best laid plans for the projected lunar conquests.
So, the two superpowers, technically still in Cold Mar with each
other, decided to cooperate, of all things, on building an
Earth-orbiting space station.
Whatever the combined and undoubtedly enormous costs of this
particular effort, orbiting space stations will always be quite
fragile as compared with Moonbases - and which might have been
routinely achieved by the early 1980s.
In order to help construct some kind of format regarding the lunar
cover-up, we can benefit from backtracking to the
beginning of the twentieth century to W. H. Pickering, a Harvard
professor and an accepted authority on the Moon.
As he noted in his highly professional book The Moon (1903), the
view that the Moon is a dead unchanging world is so widespread and
firmly rooted in minds that not only the general public, but the
astronomical world as well, are united in this unanimous opinion.
He goes on to state that the unanimous opinion is based on the most
inadequate negative evidence.
He refers to hundreds (or thousands) of telescopically observed Moon
changes, and indicates that the only plausible explanations of the
changes is that they involve the presence of air and water.
He then went on to identify a situation that most are not aware of,
and which involves selenographers - those who scientifically study
the physical features of the Moon.
"The arguments on the two sides of
the case are extremely simple.
The astronomers who are not
selenographers declare that there is no atmosphere or water on
the Moon, and that, therefore, changes are impossible.
selenographers' reply is simply that they have seen the changes
However, in spite of many great selenographers, the Moon thereafter
officially remained without atmosphere for about ten decades - even
though two noted and competent astronomers published evidence to the
Both astronomers were able to conclusively document the
existence of the lunar atmosphere based on 150 years of scientific
records and telescopic studies.
One of those astronomers was M.K. Jessup, who had taught astronomy
and mathematics at the University of Michigan, and went on to build
the largest refracting telescope in the southern hemisphere.
His book about the Moon was published in 1957 (please note the date)
under the title, believe it or not, The Expanding Case for the UFO -
and which presumably got him in deep do-do with several layers of
The other courageous writer was V.A. Firsoff who was
acknowledged at the time to be the top scientist and authority on
the Moon. His 1959 book (please note the date) was entitled
World of the Moon.
Both of these books presented evidence (not easy to contradict
scientifically) of a lunar atmosphere and the high probability of
regional water and vegetation.
The only real result of these two books was that they were quickly
caused to be out of print, etc., and became hard to locate - as they
still are today.
The existence of the atmosphere, however, could be determined by the
way stars are "occulted" when the Moon passes over them.
If the Moon had no atmosphere, they would simply vanish
instantaneously as the lunar body moved in front of them. However,
if there is a gaseous layer, an atmosphere, then the stars begin to
flicker before they pass behind the Moon.
Stars flicker as they become occulted by the Moon - leading to the
general conclusion that the lunar atmosphere is about three miles
thick, and more dense near the lunar surface. The lunar atmosphere
also provides sufficient friction for "flashes" as small meteors
become incandescent upon passing through it. When the first manned
mission (Apollo 11) landed, the
astronauts planted a flag and filmed this triumphant event.
Shortly after the astronauts planted the flag, and while the on-site
TV camera was running, an errant gust of wind came along and
billowed the flag outward,
William Brian, author of Moongate: Suppressed Findings of the U.S.
Space Program (1982), obtained a copy of the film. It showed that
the astronauts were not close to the flag when it started waving.
Being nearer the camera, both ran to block its lens with their arms
NASA could not be encouraged to comment.
But when flags were
thereafter planted on the Moon, they were rigged with wires and mesh
so that they stayed rigid at all times. This incident was ultimately
forgotten. But wind needs the presence of atmosphere in order to
blow flags this way and that...
The presence of an atmosphere on the Moon "permitted" the real
existence of the lunar mists, fogs and clouds which many hundreds of
viewers began to notice after about 1733 (when proper telescopes
began to be invented.)
The nineteenth century was particularly rich regarding lunar
atmospheric phenomena when the art of building large refracting
telescopes reached a zenith benchmark.
In any event, all lunar phenomena that couldn't be fitted into the
dead Moon dictum were excluded from mainstream scientific workings.
With the dawn of the Space Age, however, something along the lines
of a governmental space agency was required.
In the United States, this need evolved into the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which came into
official existence on October 1, 1958.
In official literature, NASA is described as a civilian agency of the
U. S. Federal government with the mission of conducting research
and developing operational programs in space exploration, satellites
One of the first major objectives of NASA's space exploration
mandate was in two parts:
to get to the Dead Moon
to take possession of it and colonize it with Moonbases before the
fearsome Soviets did
Now, this Dead Airless Moon target
was the same Moon that was KNOWN by 1953 to have mists,
fogs and clouds.
Mists, fogs and clouds
clearly refer to some kind of lunar weather, even if it is not akin
to Earth-side weather.
It thus needs to be emphasized that before 1958, thousands of
historical reports existed regarding lunar anomalies (including
The sum of these thousands of reports clearly established that the
Moon was NOT dead and deprived of activity.
It is, of course, quite ridiculous to think that NASA personnel did
not examine in excruciating detail this mass of historical reports.
As it was, the existence of
a weak lunar atmosphere was finally
"discovered" in 1997.
But there was little commentary about what the
atmosphere permitted - such as the vegetation here and there on the
lunar surface, to say nothing of the clouds, etc.
MOON-STYLE OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS
It is to be expected, one can suppose, that layers of secrecy might
be employed regarding lunar matters, military or economic.
all, it is rather a permanent aspect of human nature to secretly
strive for advantages in both arenas.
An analysis of the official secrecy regarding the Moon reveals that
covert methods were employed to hide the existence of lunar water,
atmosphere and several other ameliorative phenomena made possible by
One of these additional phenomena is that seeds sprout and grow
quite well in lunar soil which is rich in nutrients. This indicates
the possibility that lunar colonizers from Earth-side might
somehow grow their own food supplies on the Moon.
All of these are benign phenomena, suggestive of easier habitat
factors than if the lunar satellite WAS actually dead, dry,
In this regard, efforts have been undertaken to assess these lunar
conditions outside of the officially maintained cover-up.
These estimates more or less conclude that dwelling on the Moon
would resemble dwelling in the higher Andes or Himalayan mountains,
but that healthy and vibrant Earth-siders would acclimate quite well
to such conditions.
In a push, natives born in the high Andes or in Tibet could be
recruited for Moon habitation and trained for military or economic
What an analysis of the official secrecy thus reveals is that the
secrecy was never really necessary in the first place - if only the
elements discussed above were involved. Indeed, those benign
elements would have benefited the Moon missions if they had been
For one thing, venture capitalists certainly
would have invested in stratospheric funding.
Coming directly to the point, the cover-up secrecy does not itself
reveal why the two Earth-side superpowers abandoned the Moon after
having instituted such a vigorous, costly and highly publicized
start to get there.
On October 12, 1954, about six years before President Kennedy
announced the great American effort to place a man on the Moon, an
astronomer was utilizing the telescope at the Edinburgh Observatory
to examine the Moon.
He was able to observe "a dark sphere travel in a straight line from
the crater Tycho to the crater Aristarchus" - both of these craters
otherwise demonstrating numerous light phenomena of one kind or
The distance covered by the sphere took "a period of twenty minutes,
and this roughly calculated to a speed of nearly 6,000 miles per
In September of the same year, a similar object had been sighted by
two men using a 6-inch telescope. For over forty minutes they
watched it leave the northern area of Mare Humboldtianum and move
upward out of the lunar atmosphere into space.
It is important here to recall that small-scale telescopic
resolution requires lunar objects to be very large scale in order to
The spherical objects must have been quite large, say
about one to four or five miles in dimension.
Indeed, many reports of "anomalous black bodies" crossing the
surface of the Moon are on historical record, some of them casting
their shadows on the lunar surface as they expeditiously move along
in what can only imply directed flight. Additionally, similar but
much smaller self-glowing objects have been espied flying in
formation in and out of this or that crater.
None of these objects was included among the 579 anomalous phenomena
listed in NASA's 1968 Chronological Catalog of Reported Lunar
Even so, such craft may have had something to do with why the
Americans and Soviets decided to cease putting their men on the
Moon, and transfer their efforts to space stations closer to Earth.
For all their dramatic excellence, manned lunar Landers must be
considered as quite wimpy compared to a rather stalwart craft of
about four miles wide and capable of achieving 6/000 miles per hour.
Indeed, such craft, or at least their personnel, might constitute
something of a lunar occupational hazard - at least in terms of
occupying the Moon.
Two NASA photos showing extraordinary crafts
seem to have escaped censorship and air-brushing.
The first of these comes from Apollo 11, when, in July, 1969, its
camera inadvertently captured a really neat and clear photo of a
glowing, cigar-shaped object close to the lunar surface. Since the
photo reveals a vapor trail, the craft must have been traveling
somewhat within the lunar atmosphere. (NASA photo No. 11-37-5438.)
In July, 1972, the Hasselblad camera of Apollo 16 recorded yet
another cigar-shaped object. This object was quite large. It seems
to have been somewhat glowing white (ionizing the atmosphere
directly next to it), but was close enough to the lunar surface to
cast its equally elongated shadow. (NASA photo No. 16-19238.)
Even after the two Earth-side superpowers did not return to the
Moon, telescope enthusiasts around the world have continued to
observe and document airborne vehicles traveling in proximity to the
lunar surface, above its atmosphere, or departing or arriving from
Especially impressive in this regard are the Japanese enthusiasts
who have captured telescopic TV footage of the "anomalous"
phenomena, which has been viewed world-wide.
There are multitudes of reports of this kind. And interested readers
should consult the bibliography for sources that review the
structures more in-depth.
The bigger question is, WHAT the larger, official objective of the
Earth-side cover-up seems to be preoccupied with covering up.
It is apparently of such a nature as to make secretive Earth-side
powers think twice about colonizing the Moon, or perhaps even
returning to it until things get better sorted out.
Whatever it is, it is not lunar water, atmosphere, minerals, or
lights per se. Why would anyone want to cover up water on the Moon.
But there might be "hazards" utilizing the water there, and the "hazards" might need to be covered up - especially if Earth-side powers didn't know how to deal with them.
One possible speculation about the real nature of the cover-up is
that someone on the Moon kicked Earth-side ass and seems to have
"suggested" that it not come back.
Any reader truly interested in the actuality of the cover-up might
wish to track down a book which by now is truly rare.
It was first published in 1978 in France, then translated into
English. It was written by one
Maurice Chatelian, who in 1955
to the United States from (then) French Morocco.
His book was entitled Our Ancestors Came from Outer Space, but it
includes quite a number of factoids such as:
"When Apollo 11 made the first
landing on the Sea of Tranquility, and, only moments before
Armstrong stepped down the ladder to set foot on the moon, two
UFOs hovered overhead."
Chatelain later commented that:
"The astronauts were not limited to
equipment troubles. They saw things during their missions that could
not be discussed with anybody outside NASA. It is very difficult to
obtain any specific information from NASA, which still exercises a
very strict control over any disclosure of these events."
While many have laughed, or remained mute, regarding Chatelain, he
constitutes a particular problem against which the cover-up
cryptocracy can do little else than say "No comment."
For Maurice Chatelain have been placed in charge of designing and
building the Apollo communication and data-processing system for
Earlier, he had been in charge of engineering new radar and
Communications systems for Ryan Electronics in the late 1950s.
had received eleven patents, including an automatic radar landing
system used in the Ranger and Surveyor Moon flights.
In other words, Maurice Chatelain was a cryptocracy INSIDER, and to
some degree at least he must have known what he was talking about.
Two more secrecy tidbits from Chatelain:
It seems that all Apollo and Gemini flights were followed
space vehicles of extraterrestrial origin.
Rumors within NASA were that Apollo 13 carried a small nuclear
charge. It was designed to be set off on the Moon for seismic
But the craft barely managed to return
to Earth - after being disabled by a UFO that seemed intent on
protecting some Moonbase "established there by extraterrestrials."
There is much more that could be said regarding the Moon.
end this section with the observation that back in 1975 when Mr. Axelrod
first contacted me, he knew all of this - and probably MUCH
EARTH-SIDE TELEPATHY versus SPACE-SIDE TELEPATHY
INFORMATION PACKAGES KEPT APART
It can easily be established that some kind of official cover-up
regarding the Moon was put in place long ago and has been maintained
But the nature and dimensions of the cover-up are a lot
less clear, and it is this lack of clarity that introduces confusion
into the situation.
Contributing to the confusion is that when some kind of penetration
into the cover-up does take place, the official organizations
involved simply march on anyway, and the cover-up remains largely
There have been very many penetrations of this kind, with the
information downloading from them ending up in books. Some of the
books, of course, are somewhat over-baked or slightly hysterical.
But many of them are calmly organized and quite well documented.
The revelations by Maurice Chatelain earlier referred to are but one
example. Chatelain was a strategic NASA insider, and must be
accepted as having been well-informed.
Encounters with Space-siders must therefore be accepted as factual,
and those who can tolerate the implications have done so.
It is helpful along these lines to briefly turn attention away from
what is being covered up, and to give some attention to how
cover-ups are made to work.
Of course, the best possible kind of cover-up has to do with
installing very tight secrecy around something. This can be
successful, to the degree that outsiders have no awareness that
anything is going on.
But the Moon cannot be surrounded within such tight secrecy, because
there it is, in the sky for everyone to see.
So, the Moon itself can't be covered up. But activities on it can.
This is to say that if there are lunar activities, and if the
cover-up involves those activities, then the best way to institute
the cover-up is to establish the Dead Moon Dictum, to give the
Dictum cultural and scientific authenticity, and to teach the Dictum
Then when people look up at the Moon, there it is - and
perceptions of it are surrounded in the disarming glory of the Dead
Moon Dictum. Aside from an occasional light on the lunar surface,
people can't see anything else.
However, some people purchase telescopes. These are not very high-resolution telescopes, to be sure. But through them, many of
them report seeing things that can't exactly be fitted into the Dead Moon
And so the problems of managing the cover-up become a little more
In the first instance of this, however, there is an easy solution at
hand. This simply consists of officially trashing those telescopic
observations of the Moon that can't be fitted into the Dictum.
Thus, outsiders who purchase telescopes can see whatever they do,
but this really doesn't matter because the big fists of mainstream
officialdom are what count.
In the second instance of managing the cover-up, various lunar
activities espied outside of official auspices can either be
explained away or simply, and expediently, ignored. For example,
most of the books listed in the bibliography are simply ignored - at
official, mainstream levels, anyway.
Returning to the bigger picture of the lunar cover-up, if one
patiently sifts through all available information, it might appear
that the cover-up has only to do with natural phenomena of the Moon
- with the existence of lunar atmosphere, water, vegetation, etc.,
however minimal those might be.
Indeed, in the face of evidence to the contrary, the existence of
lunar atmosphere and water (only recently admitted as existing) were
denied for a long time, while the denial itself was clearly part of
the complicated cover-up.
But one might wonder WHY natural lunar phenomena needed to be
covered up, or denied. Under usual circumstances, the world would
have been enchanted to find that the Moon was not Dead.
Further, this wonderment needs to be compared to the intensity of
the cover-up - for official denials of anything strange or
surprising about the Moon have been enormous and enduring, almost in
an over-kill way.
As a general rule of thumb, natural phenomena are not usually
covered up (at least for very long) unless there is a very good
reason for doing so. And so, many have wondered if something beyond
natural lunar phenomena is the actual objective of the cover-up.
In the light of the above, cover-ups do benefit from confusions
proliferated and maintained at official levels, in that the on-going
efficiency of the cover-up can be maintained by proliferating the
Indeed, disinformation experts have evolved elaborate and efficient
methods for concealing something by surrounding it with confusions.
One way to help maintain confusions is to keep separated various
kinds of information packages that are entirely relevant and even
necessary to each other.
Such information packages need to be combined, or juxtaposed, in
order to make sense out of what otherwise remains a confusion that
can be capitalized upon for the delightful benefit of cover-up.
One method of digging into the nature and dimensions of a cover-up
is somehow to simplify the confusions in order to see what can be
seen beyond them.
This helps different, information packages to become somewhat
visible, or to stand out more clearly. It also helps in the process
of discovering what information packages are remaining invisible or
untouched, and which are not being factored into consideration.
Sometimes erecting a simple chronology of events and developments is
useful along these lines. Doing so helps things fall into
Although some books downloading good, even provable information
relevant to the cover-up contain a wealth of meaningful factoids,
the whole of the downloading is none the less heaped and twisted
together in such a way as to convolute the facts rather than
New Columbia Encyclopedia (Fourth Edition, 1975) has a rather
nice entry for "Space Exploration," and from it I have derived the
brief chronology that follows.
I have laced the chronology with certain Comments that belong with
it time-wise, but which of course are not mentioned in the
The entry begins with a definition of space exploration, which
consists of the investigation of physical conditions in space and of
stars, planets, and their moons through the use of artificial
satellites, space probes, and manned spacecraft.
It is further indicated that although studies from Earth using
optical and radio telescopes had accumulated much data on the nature
of celestial bodies, it was not until after World War II that the
development of powerful rockets made direct exploration a technical
It now needs to be pointed up that the Encyclopedia refers to
optical telescopes via which it can be presumed various kinds of
information packages (about the Moon, for example) were acquired.
However, as has been outlined in
Chapter 16, the matter of the
telescopes has never surfaced as a straightforward one - in that the
larger telescopes have been sequestered under official control, and
this on a world-wide basis.
COMMENT: Common sense tells us that large telescopes were
to spy on the Moon as early as the 1920s. Yet, it should be noted
that no downloading of information from these telescopes has ever
descended into public cognizance. It is therefore possible to assume
that elements of the cover-up had emerged as early as the 1920s.
What was discovered and determined via the larger optical telescopes
has become a permanently missing information package.
October 4, 1957. The USSR launched the first Earth-orbiting
artificial satellite, Sputnik I. The dormant U.S. program is thereby
spurred into action, leading to international competition, popularly
known as the "space race."
COMMENT: The "space race" for what? As early as 1961, it had been
clearly established in the open media as consisting of who was to be
the first to acquire supremacy in space, with particular emphasis on
colonizing the Moon.
In fact, the American effort was galvanized into feverish activity
because of the fear that the Soviets would acquire the supremacy.
This particular factoid is omitted from the Encyclopedia - and is
likewise omitted from all materials published AFTER the United
States desisted from further Moon explorations in December, 1972.
January 31, 1958. Explorer I, the first Earth-orbiting American
satellite is launched.
Having indicated this much, the Encyclopedia goes on: Although
Earth-orbiting satellites have by far accounted for the great
majority of launches in the space program, even more information on
the Moon and other planets, and the Sun, has been acquired by
unmanned space probes and manned spacecraft.
In the decade following Sputnik I, the United States and the Soviet
Union between them launched about 50 unmanned space probes to
explore the MOON.
The first probes were intended either to pass by close to the Moon
(flyby), or to crash into it (hard landing.)
September, 1959- The USSR Luna 2 made a hard lunar landing.
November, 1959. Luna 3 took pictures, for the first time ever, of
the Moon's far side.
February 1966- Luna 9 achieved the first lunar soft landing.
April 1966. Luna 10 orbited the Moon.
Both Luna 9 and 10 sent back many television pictures to Earth.
The Encyclopedia goes on to state that American successes generally
lagged behind Soviet accomplishments by several months, but provided
more detailed scientific information.
COMMENT: A rather strange factor now needs to be interjected
regarding the "more detailed scientific information." It is
permissible to assume that at least some detailed information might
vastly change the stereotyped Dead Moon picture. And indeed many
scientists not only acknowledged the existence of such information,
but wrote and published papers regarding it. Yet nothing that
seriously conflicted with the Dead Moon Dictum was officially
acknowledged to the public or integrated into standard academic or
The Encyclopedia continues: In the U.S. program, the early Pioneer
launches were largely failures, as were the first five launches of
the Ranger series, which attempted semi-hard landings of rugged
instruments. Subsequent Rangers carried only television cameras and
impacted at full speed.
Beginning in July, 1964, Rangers 7, 8 and 9 transmitted thousands of
pictures, many taken at altitudes less than 1 mile just before
impact and showing craters of only a few feet in diameter.
July, 1966. Surveyor 1 touched down. In addition to television
cameras, it carried instruments to measure soil strength and
COMMENT: Public cognizance was duly informed about lunar soil
strength and composition. Whatever else the television cameras might
have filmed was never commented upon.
August, 1966. The United States successfully launched the first
Lunar Orbiter, which took pictures of both sides of
the Moon as well
as the first pictures of Earth from the Moon's vicinity. The primary
mission of the Orbiter program was to locate suitable landing sites
for Apollo, the manned spacecraft program.
COMMENT: The landing sites selected for the Apollo missions turned
out to be some of the most featureless, arid, desolate locations on
the Moon, and were in proximity to the lunar Equator. There is no
publicly available evidence that either the Soviets or the Americans
even sent a television camera into, say, the craters Plato or
Aristarcus - otherwise known for copious lunar anomalies, some of
which are described as being quite lush.
Between May 1966 and November 1968, the United States launched seven
Surveyors and five Lunar Orbiters to photograph and map the Moon.
COMMENT: However, it seems that none of the photographing and
mapping included any areas noted for their anomalies.
Also in 1968, NASA released its Chronological Catalog of Reported
Lunar Events. The strangeness of this catalog has already been
discussed in Part Two. "Lunar events," of course, should be read as
"lunar anomalies." The catalog listed multitudes of lights and other
phenomena taking place in certain quite large lunar craters.
NASA never published any follow-ups on the lunar anomalies, even
though it might have done so by virtue of the enormous amounts of
information derived from the Surveyors and Orbiters.
When the manned Apollo crafts DID finally arrive at the Moon, all of
the locations selected for the touchdowns were far distant from any
of the sectors that had always yielded high incidence of anomalous
The following manned Apollo craft landed on the Moon:
July 20, 1969: Apollo 11
November 19, 1969: Apollo 12
February 5, 1971: Apollo 14
July 30, 1971: Apollo 15
July 30, 1971: Apollo 16
December 11, 1972: Apollo 17
The Soviets sent to the Moon the following unmanned
September 20, 1970: Luna 16
November 17, 1970: Luna 17
February 21, 1972: Luna 20
January 16, 1973: Luna 21
August 16, 1976: Luna 24
Regarding the line-up above of the American and the Soviet
expeditions to the Moon, the Columbia Encyclopedia states:
"Until late 1969, it appeared that
the USSR was also working toward a manned lunar landing... After
Apollo 11, however, the USSR apparently abandoned the goal of
its own manned lunar exploration... After the Apollo program,
the United States continued manned space exploration with
Skylab, an earth-orbiting space station that served as workshop
and living quarters for three astronauts."
The trusty Encyclopedia does not come directly out and SAY that the
United States abandoned its own Moon excursions after Apollo 17 in
But such is the direct implication. Thereafter,
public attention was directed to the awesome potentials of Skylab,
and to space craft launched, in 1971, to the planet Mars. The possibility of Moonbase quickly, and too quietly, receded from
Indeed, few were aware that manned excursions to the Moon had
ceased. I, myself, until sometime after my encounter with Mr.
Axelrod in 1975, did not notice that such excursions had ceased.
If the brief chronology outlined above is taken at face value, it
appears to hold water. But if one attempts to identify what
information packages are missing from it, then the chronology
becomes quite wobbly.
One of these missing information packages might consist of a
companion chronology of UFO activity.
As it turns out, the
Earth-side space effort is NEVER discussed within the contexts, or the
chronology of, UFO activity - and which, to all apparent purposes,
is Space-side space activity.
For clarity, the information package of Earth-side excursions into
space is never discussed alongside information packages of
excursions into Earth-side space (i.e., our planet and its Moon.)
I'll now reduce the above Earth-side space excursions into a quite
As of about 1958,
Earth-siders proposed to get to and colonize
the Moon with Moonbases
Earth-siders first got to the Moon
with TV cameras and sensitive instruments, and between 1969
and 1972 physically landed on it
After achieving this much,
Earth-siders shifted focus away from the Moon
The Moon was never
officially heard of again until the early
1990s when the U.S. Army launched project Clementine - a lunar
with three kinds of cameras capable of high resolution of the kind
that can read from space a bubble-gum wrapper in a New York City
High resolution photos from Clementine's awesome spy-in-the-sky cameras have not been released - although many photos of lesser
resolution have been published.
Why the Moon was abandoned is a reasonable question, especially
after the earlier enormous enthusiasm and billions of dollars poured
into attempts to get there.
Well, Earth-siders got there. But they never went back.
In the sense of all of the above, then, there are several rather
large information packages flopping around. Why we never went back
to the Moon is certainly one of them.
In this sense, why one does
NOT go someplace if one builds the costly equipment to get there is,
after all, something to be wondered about.
THE PROBLEM OF INTELLECTUAL PHASE LOCKING
It is quite easy to assume that there is an Earth-side cover-up
regarding some kind of Space-side factor that seems to necessitate
the cover-up, at least in the minds of those insider officials who
might have access to ALL relevant Information packages.
On the other hand, just outside the margins of the cover-up an
entire counter-cover-up industry has come into existence embodied in
thousands of books and articles about WHAT the cover-up is covering
In this way, a very complicated relationship has developed between
the cover-up forces and the counter-cover-up revolutionaries. It is,
of course, easy to identify the obvious factors of this complicated
However, if the issue involved only the obvious factors, then the
cover-up could not work for very long.
As it has transpired, the cover-up might have had quite fine legs to
stand upon during the 1950s. As time went on, though, the cover-up
has literally become quite flimsy.
But it continues in power anyway. WHY it continues in power is
difficult to articulate.
One can really begin to wonder if, in its bigger-picture sense, the
cover-up is covering up the actuality of Space-side activity of
numerous kinds - one kind being the vivid and very frequent
appearance of UFOs that are visible world-wide to Earth-siders.
The Earth-siders who chance to witness UFO activity are, of course,
outside of direct cover-up control parameters whose insider
personnel organize and promulgate intellectual reasons by which the
UFO witnesses can not have seen or experienced what they did.
The whole of this certainly seems akin to a rather silly but
remarkable revolving door which both spits out and chews up
information, among other things.
It also seeks to distort and to destabilize the reality confidence
factor not only of the thousands of witnesses, but of the general
Earth-side populations as well.
Thus, the counter-cover-up industry seeks to reveal the facts about
WHAT the cover-up is covering up - and in this regard copious
amounts of delicious data have been presented for those interested
in tracking it down.
In this sense then, the counter-cover-up enthusiasts work to
demobilize the cover-up by attempting to put the lie to the
However, this in turn means putting the lie to the official echelons
which have promulgated the cover-up - and continue to do so
regardless of the availability of counter-cover-up information.
In this way, a powerful dichotomy has come into existence. DICHOTOMY
is defined as a division or the process of dividing into two, especially into two mutually exclusive or contradictory groups, or
two contradictory information sets.
Although the great uninitiated masses might not understand it very
well, there is a famous dictum along these lines called Divide and
At first sight, one might think this has nothing at all to do with
the cover-up and counter-cover-up fiasco, but there are several
elements of Divide and Rule that can become apparent if one
patiently constructs a larger picture of what is involved.
Rulership through dividing requires that the dividing first result
in rather hefty and perpetuating confusions - behind which, and
through which/ the rulership can be effective.
As it is, the counter-cover-up enthusiasts tend to focus on the
extraterrestrial details which are being covered up, many details of
which can be completely documented as fact.
The cover-up forces continue to "rule" anyway - largely, it might
seem, because the facts apparently don't matter on the one hand,
while on the other hand the resulting confusions seem to aid and
abet the cover-up.
This kind of rather astonishing situation suggests that if the
cover-up was to be submitted to legal procedures and dragged into
court where not insignificant amounts of evidence would be
considered, the most probable outcome might be that the cover-up
would undergo indictment.
The cover-up, however, is not submitted to legalistic inspection.
Instead, it is "submitted" to science, and to scientific oversight
- and the whole of which not only pompously comes down with a
mainstream bang on the side of the cover-up, but can be seen as
giving sustenance and artificial life-support to it.
As but one easily accessible example of this, the atmosphere of the
Moon had been identified as early as the 1920s, and, as well,
identified by prominent scientists of that decade.
With the advent, however, of the Earth-side space race to colonize
the Moon, the prevailing wisdom of Science obstinately downloaded
into public cognizance the authenticity of the airless Dead Moon
The airless Dead Moon Dictum was maintained in place by SCIENCE
until 1997, when Science thence "discovered" the lunar atmosphere.
With this announced 1997 discovery, the direct meaning is that the
Apollo astronauts DID NOT land on an airless Moon as vividly
- for if the lunar atmosphere was there in 1997, it was certainly
there back in 1970, and was certainly there when it was first
espied and identified back in 1920, or earlier.
Previous to the 1997 "discovery," however, the counter-cover-up
workers had published in very numerous books enormous quantities of
Moon atmosphere evidence, the authenticity of which should
automatically reinstate the many authors as having been factual all
As it was, an information package regarding the existence of the
lunar atmosphere had been available all along. And its existence had
been documented well before anyone actually thought of colonizing
the Moon before the Soviets did.
The existence of the lunar atmosphere information package was
scientifically denied, and the scam of the airless Dead Moon Dictum
package was, as it now must be said, FOISTED into public cognizance
We could circulate through all of the obvious and subtle issues
involved by now. For example, the reason WHY the lunar atmosphere
was announced in 1997, when it could have been announced in 1958
when the lunar conquest program got underway.
Since the 1997 announcement clearly downloads not from science per
se, but from the from the cover-up strata that incorporate science,
there must be a good reason for it. Whatever it is, however, remains
In any event, an effective cover-up scam requires a wide latitude of
erected confusions in order to succeed.
The confusions have to do not with facts, but with how
think of them, or how they can be encouraged to think of them.
Earth-siders, of course, think by processing packaged information
rather than by processing random data that has not yet been
encapsulated into a packaged form.
The distinction between random and packaged information is that the
former has not achieved much in the way of meaning, while meaning
has been attributed and assigned to the latter.
As it is,
Earth-siders are not all that interested in data that, to them, do
not mean very much.
Thus, more precisely defined, packaged information is meaning-managed
information - because of which, and out of which, intellectual
phase-locking among biological separate individual can take place.
More simply put, if groups of Earth-sider individuals can be brought,
one way or another, into agreement about the meaning of something,
then their communal intellectual processes will phase-lock with each
Group-think can then be formed with respect to this or that
information package - resulting in that intellectual phenomenon
earlier referred to as mindsets.
The most immediate result is a kind of group-mind thing.
If one takes time to consider the logical emanations of this, the
basic purpose of the Space Age cover-ups has NOT simply been to deny
certain factors in the face of evidence that supports to them.
It is far more likely that a concerted, and rather successful,
attempt was undertaken with regard to TWO principal functions:
To increase rather than decrease space age confusions, so as
better to promulgate and rule via disinformation packages
To erect and reinforce a particular kind of planet-wide
intellectual phase-locking that is data deficient with regard to the
meaning not of Earth-side affairs, but with regard to the meaning of
Anyone who has read any of the counter-cover-up materials will
recognize that the cover-up has been exceedingly successful with
regard to (1) above.
But although some few might intuitively respond to (2) above, the
enormous hubbub of (1) has completely obliterated the MEANING of
Space-side activities - and which is so low as to be nil.
The most probable way (2) has been achieved is by keeping separate
various kinds of information packages - which, if integrated, might
contribute to at least some discovery regarding such meaning.
As it is, Earth-siders are completely malleable regarding (2) above,
in that by historical habit they intellectually phase-lock on
limited numbers of information packages - and eject those that don't
fit into the phase-locking.
Thus, the whole (so to speak) of all possible information packages
is kept broken apart. And THIS, of course, is quite convenient to
the time-tested Divide and Rule procedure.
It should be pointed up here that this understanding is not novel or
original to this writer. Others have similarly identified it,
albeit under the different nomenclature of the individual "local
realities" versus "non-local realities." The latter, of course,
refers to realities that are larger and more encompassing - even to
the degree of being universal in their contexts.
This is to say that Earth-siders do not think outside of Earth-side local realities.
This is further to suggest that the realities of Space-siders might
not fit into ANY recombination of Earth-side information packages -
and especially so IF Earth-side intellectual phase-locking is
deficient with regard to any Space-side realities except those
officially admitted to by Science.
And here it must be pointed up that the Earth-side Sciences are
focused only on the physical aspects of whatever is in space.
While almost all Space-side realities constitute nothing less than a
complete mystery, there is at least one of those realities that can
easily intellectually phase-lock with one Earth-side reality.
But in attempting to elaborate on this, we will encounter what
amounts to an Earth-side reality that in itself is deeply mysterious,
THE "TELEPATHIC" CONNECTION?
My first encounter with Mr. Axelrod in the underground place took
place in 1975.
This was approximately three years after Apollo 17
had visited the Moon, after which U.S. interest in colonizing the
lunar satellite seems to have evaporated.
I, however, was not then aware of the evaporation - believing, as
most did, that the lunar conquest was somehow on-going.
Likewise, I thought the airless dead Moon was in fact just that. I
did not begin to accumulate the information in Part Two until the
It will be recalled that Mr. Axelrod and I discussed telepathy, and
that he ultimately asked me to jot down my thoughts in that regard.
At the time, I didn't give this request much thought, more or less
thinking that it was just a natural part of discussing ESP in
general. I don't remember exactly what I wrote down, but I do remember that
Mr. Axelrod's face lost its perpetual conviviality at this topic,
his lips drawing into something of a thin line.
I assumed that the Axelrod affair was completely over and done with
until the inadvertent event in Los Angeles which included the overly
sensual female, my ultimate goose-bumpish response to her, and the
sighting of the twins.
Without the sighting of the twins, I would certainly have attributed
any ET factor to my imagination - largely because what Earth-siders
cannot explain we allocate to that widely-shared intellectual
phase-locking called "fantasy."
The next thing that happened was Mr. Axelrod's telephone call to me
in Grand Central station (of all places) - during which Axelrod
pumped me for information about whether the female had psyched me
When thereafter my somewhat overworked synapses had cooled back into
some kind of working order, it slowly began to dawn on me that Axelrod was actually in an uproar over what we Earth-siders refer to
as telepathy - not on my part, but on the part of the female.
The fact that Axelrod was quite serious with his inquiries seemed to
imply that the female, or extraterrestrial, had a SERIOUS type of
telepathy capable of something dire.
A type of telepathy plus, as
one might suppose, a type which beyond being a channel for
exchange might also achieve something along the lines of mind bending
and fried brains.
However, it was only Mr. Axelrod's emphatic concern that shifted
this into the fact that it was later to become in my own
appreciation of things.
He knew They existed, that at least some of them were dwelling
Earth-side, and that They WERE in possession of telepathy plus.
Thereafter, when time permitted, I expended effort to not only
understand more about telepathy, but to try to think of it outside
of the standard intellectual phase-locking typical of the modern
Although I don't remember much of what I noted down for Mr. Axelrod
about telepathy in 1975, I would have included certain conclusions I
had already concretized.
I would have indicated that telepathy must be inherent in our
species, and not simply a matter of certain unique individuals
seemingly specially gifted with it, After all, some of the most
well-documented cases of telepathy involve spontaneous experiences
at the mass level.
What I would not have included was an understanding I came to much
This involves the matter of the nature of consciousness as
will be discussed - not individual consciousness, but Consciousness
as a universal premise and life force.
As to telepathy plus, I didn't have much reality on what THIS would
consist of - until in 1989 when I began in-depth studies of
THEN I began to have some idea of what telepathy plus WOULD
The fact that telepathy plus IS possible for Earth-siders is the
fundamental fact that has caused me to write this book. Although my
knowledge about telepathy has a good way yet to go, I now know much
more about it - about both what it must consist of, and what it
doesn't consist of.
In accumulating this information package, it became possible for me
to make the following and quite basic observation, an observation
that is easy enough to substantiate.
Telepathy is the most forbidden element of Earth-side consciousness.
Indeed, so forbidden that Science would rather accept reincarnation,
the existence of the soul, and life after death - PROVIDED those
situations DID NOT include any telepathic possibility.
WHY this is the case is but a small tip of a gigantic iceberg,
TELEPATHY - THE PREEMINENT PENETRATION MODALITY
Whatever may or may not be said regarding telepathy, two very clear
and unambiguous statements can be made about it.
First, it CAN be said that IF telepathy exists, then it would be of
such overreaching and extraordinary importance that all Earth-side institutions would have to be
in the face of it.
Second, if a wide enough overview is accumulated about telepathy,
and about how it is generally treated by Earth-siders, it is one
human faculty that has a most excellent chance of being summarily
shot down before it has a chance to open and wink its all-seeing
The most visible explanation for this is that telepathy penetrates
MINDS - and so its development is definitely cast into troubled
waters where any format or element of mental secrecy might be
It must be more or less admitted that most Earth-side human
activities cannot really get any where unless they are mounted upon
this or that format of motivational secrecy or hidden agendas.
Using this situation as a simple rule of thumb, one can then easy
grasp the extent and nature of the anti-telepathic antipathies that
can be generated and exerted from the top of societal pyramids down
into the populations beneath them.
I have no hesitation in stating the above, because a full part of it
is a fallout based on real experiences of mine. As but one
significant example, for fifteen years I was involved in secret
developmental Psi work at the prestigious
The work (in developing remote viewing) was largely
funded by the U.S. intelligence agencies.
Because of this, many Washington types and many noted scientists
visited SRI. Very many of them met only with my colleagues, and
refused to meet little Moi, so much so that they would not even take
lunch with me.
The reason: "Jesús, he can read my mind! I can't let him get
anywhere near me."
This quote is NOT paraphrased.
One of the amusing aspects of this is that IF telepathy is what it
is, then one not need to be in the proximity of a telepath in order
to have their mind penetrated.
Another amusing aspect is that the funding agencies did sponsor the
secret developmental work in
remote viewing - somewhat on the
grounds that it penetrates things, not minds.
This is to say that remote viewing pertains to penetration of
"physicals," not to penetration of "mentals."
In any event, the principal reason why ALL formats of Psi research
are marginalized, treated to energetic diminishment, or suppressed
altogether is that those formats do include potentials too near the
hated and unwanted telepathic faculties.
So, the whole barn of psychic research must be burnt down as quickly
as possible, making sure that the telepathic horses don't escape.
There is one notable exception to this, and one utilized for creative
This exception involves the discovery of
approaches to telepathy most noted either for the fact that they DO
NOT work, or because they serve to disorient and defeat approaches
that MIGHT work.
Thus, the concept that telepathy is a mind-to-mind thing involving a
sender and a receiver has been given extraordinary publicity - and
has in fact become the principal Earth-side cultural model for it.
Intellectual phase-locking into this non-productive model is so
intense and so widespread that Earth-siders literally cannot think of
telepathy in any other way.
With the exception of some few experiments in the former Soviet
Union, and in the Peoples Republic of China, the sender-receiver
model has not yielded anything more than slightly above-chance
Even if the slightly above chance statistics are jerked around a
little, none of them approach anything like telepathy plus.
And yet the sender-receiver model of telepathy has been clung to for
a little over a hundred years.
As my own information package about telepathy increased, it was
logical enough to first assume that since telepathy could be seen as
a threat to all sorts of Earth-side secrecy factors, those same
secrecy factors would not, with any sense of humor, look upon the
development of truly effective penetrative types of telepathy.
This probability still remains paramount, and clearly has an
Earth-side basis that can easily be established as such.
But if one approaches the concept that extraterrestrial
intelligences might indeed be in possession of telepathy plus, then
the Earth-side picture, that seems so certain all by itself, can
easily take on some larger and astonishing dimensions. Earth-siders can think that if
Space-side entities exist, then they
are possessed of intelligence, and the same Earth-siders can indeed
assume that alien intelligence to be, as often stated, "superior" to
After all, the Space-side entities can build craft exceeding the
limits of Earth-side scientific knowledge. And so not only their
technology, but their "minds" as well MUST be superior.
Even so, the only mind-models Earth-siders have for "mind" are their
own rather limited versions of what mind consists of - and from this
Earth-side model has been sanitized all factors that
themselves don't want to consider or put up with.
Thus, Earth-siders project THEIR minds as conceptualized upon all
potential extraterrestrial entities. In this sense, the intellectual phase-locking regarding mind is
planet wide, with the final situation being that the further one
moves upward in Earth-side power structures the more constricted that
Thus, there is some pungent and meaningful kind of hidden story
here. But whatever it is, it clearly begins with the fact that
Earth-side science, philosophy, religion, sociology and psychology DO
NOT sponsor research
into what can collectively be called Psi -
while those same noble institutions are rather noted for condemning
The modern Space Age facilities need not bother with the existence
of extraterrestrial minds because those same facilities insist that
nothing of the kind exists - near Earth, anyway.
Most surprisingly, one might think that Ufologists would consider
mental processes of extraterrestrials, since they are so
energetically involved with extraterrestrial equipment and
None of the above will touch the topic of Psi with a ten-foot pole,
and all of the above protest any feasible, positive necessity for
acting any other way - although some psychologists studying
abduction phenomena have begun to notice the telepathic factor.
At least two observations can be made relevant to the above.
First, one might consider that the
Earth-side retreat from Psi is
something akin to protesting too much.
Second, if I were an ET with highly developed Psi skills (and which
might have led in the first place to the evolution of superior
technology), I wouldn't particularly want Earth-siders to develop Psi
And if telepathy was an element in, say, consciousness universal,
I'd soon figure out how to telepathically impregnate Earth-side human
consciousness with intellectual phase-locking that was detrimental
to positive telepathic plus development.
The reason might be very obvious.
After all, what
ET would want Earth-side telepaths penetrating Space-side affairs, especially,
perhaps on the Moon so near to them?
Thus, in this, at least, Space-siders and Earth-siders might have
something in common - the Telepathy War, won hands down so far by
THE EARTH-SIDE CONCEPT OF TELEPATHY
In the previous chapter, I pointed up that the modern concept of
telepathy has not produced much in the way of evidence for telepathy
much above some very low threshold activity.
In other words, human telepathic faculties are known to exist.
with the exception of spontaneous examples of telepathy, it does not
function in a high-stage way.
There could be any number of reasons for this. But one reason is
that the concept is at odds with what telepathy really consists of.
Because that concept is assumed to be so correct, it is never
questioned - resulting in failure to move beyond it.
This is the same as saying that the concept is so wide-spread that
strong intellectual phase-locking of the concept has taken place.
During modern scientific times, the standard images of telepathy
usually picture two heads or brains facing each other. The two heads
or brains are meant to represent two MINDS. But since no one seems
to have figured out how to render a mind into a pictorial image, an
image of a head or brain stands in for one.
Between the two heads or brains are usually placed something like
The squiggles are meant to be suggestive of vibrations or waves
telepathically traveling from one mind to the other mind. Sometimes
one of the two heads is indicated as "sender," the other as "receiver." Since telepathy is identified with thoughts, the
squiggly lines are meant to represent them.
The modern idea fundamentally holds that telepathy is MIND-TO-MIND,
and that the brain, or at least the head, is assumed to be the Seat
of the mind or the mind itself. This fundamental idea seems entirely
However, the above only represents the chief THEORETICAL model of
telepathy as envisioned by some early psychical researchers about a
hundred years ago.
But because of its apparent logic, the theory was assumed to be the
truth of telepathy.
Since the theory seemed so logical, the mind-to-mind concept quickly
underwent wide-spread intellectual phase-locking to the degree
that it soon obtained the planetary-wide status of unquestioned and
unchallenged consensus reality.
Whether things are true or not, consensus reality usually casts them
Thereafter, it is very difficult to tamper with a
consensus reality - especially one that has "gone planetary" so to
But if the modern concept of telepathy is somewhat dispassionately
examined, then, as we will shortly see, the first and major problem
encountered relates to where and to what the mind is - and to IF it
Beyond that, we can see that the modern concept of telepathy has
hardly any long-term historical tradition which would establish it
as a natural constituent of our species.
So one has to rummage around in early history in a kind of
archaeological dig in order to discover what there was in the way of
antecedents to telepathy.
The ancient Romans identified two major terms which apparently
referred to two different kinds of thought processes.
We continue to
use them two today, but in quite different ways.
The Latin INTELLECTUS referred to the processes of thinking while in
the awake state. The thinking was based on the physical senses, but
included the senses of emotional feeling, the will, and
decision-making based on perceived evidence.
The Latin INTUITOS was taken to refer to anything that did not fit
into the parameters of INTELLECTUS, but which anyway influenced
persons AND what happened or was to happen to them.
It was considered that INTUITUS was greater than individuals, but
that individuals had a kind of intuitive thought processing
Some had more of this INTUITUS than others, and so
INTUITUS was a Roman extension of the great traditions in antiquity
regarding shamans, oracles and seers.
This great tradition was world-wide, and far antedated even the
ancient Romans and Greeks. In this very ancient tradition, it is
quite probable that what we now specify as clairvoyance, intuition
and telepathy were all housed within the same concept and not
The usefulness of INTUITUS was that it provided information to
users, and they didn't much care how it was gotten, only that it
We have only to add our contemporary idea of mentally processing
information to the concepts of INTELLECTUS and INTUITUS, and we come
up with a rather clear picture of the past.
But like the ancients, we would have to specify different mental
processes for different kinds of information.
We do this by indicating that there is a difference between:
(1) information derived from
immediately objective sources
subjectively derived from sources that are not immediately
The only real difference between the ancient and the modern ideas of
intellect and intuition is that we today think of them as THINGS
-while the ancients considered them as information-acquisition
processes or functions.
But there is one more quite subtle difference. When we think of
intellect and intuition as things, we will then try to use our
things as tools to acquire information. In this sense, we first
position the tool ahead of the information it is supposed to deal
Since we think of intellect and intuition as things, we suppose that
the ancients did likewise.
But the evidence is quite strong that they first positioned the
information to be acquired by whatever means, and didn't really
conceptualize thing-like tools needed to acquire it.
This subtle tradition still goes on, albeit outside of modern
science and psychology. Many highly functioning people want
information - and they still don't particularly care how they get it
as long as they do get it.
We well understand that between intellect and intuition quite
different thought processes are involved.
However, since in our modern times we don't know what intuitive
thought processing consists of, we attempt to utilize intellectual
thought processing to achieve intuitive results.
The results achieved by this mismatching are not much better than
It was not until the sixteenth century that the concept of
clairvoyance made its appearance in France. This commenced the
distinction of separate INTUITUS factors.
In French, the term was first utilized in the contexts of keen
insight, clearness of insight, insight into things beyond the range
of ordinary perception.
These French definitions are approximate to
the early Roman idea of INTUITUS.
The emphasis, of course, was on INSIGHT.
The route of the French CLAIRVOYANCE into English is not clear, but
it seems it was not adapted into English usage until about 1847.
When it did appear in English, it carried a slightly different
definition: a supposed faculty of some persons consisting in the
mental perception of objects at a distance or concealed from sight.
Unless the difference is pointed up, it probably won't be noticed.
There is a strategic difference between the concept of insight and
the concept of perceiving objects at a distance or concealed from
Within the context of this book, the definitions of INSIGHT are
The use, in English, of the term CLAIRVOYANCE served to detach it
from insight, and then to establish a special category limited to
the "seeing" THINGS.
The emphasis thus shifted toward a specialty interest only as
regards mental mechanisms via which clairvoyance might function.
With the English concept of clairvoyance thus established as seeing
THINGS (not seeing insight, as it were) it then becomes obvious
that a companion category having to do with penetrating minds was
necessary. After all, human experiencing IS involved with things AND
This special category already existed when the English concept of
clairvoyance came into existence.
The category was called THOUGHT-READING, and had a history
going back for some centuries.
The history was rather wobbly,
since thought-reading had been used as a form of entertainment, and
was thus heavily occupied by frauds.
The only concept of real thought-reading that has survived down unto today is expressed as someone
- thereby gaining insight, etc.
In any event, the parameters of what might constitute
thought-reading were vague - and also carried the disadvantage of
being related to the idea that thought-reading could be "picked up"
in group kinds of ways.
Such spreading about could, by some unknown subliminal means, result
in infectious hysteria of what was latter termed "mob psychology."
What was wanted in order to break away from thought-reading was a
concept that specifically identified,
"direct action of one mind on
another, independent of the ordinary senses."
No such restrictions
could be applied to thought-reading because of its somewhat
notorious group-link characteristics.
To fulfill the idea of direct action of one mind on another, the
concept of THOUGHT-TRANSFERENCE appeared in England between 1876 and
However, this concept was short-lived, because it remained somewhat
cluttered with a confusion revolving around the idea that some kind
of trance-like rapport was involved regarding the transference of
thoughts and emotions. The transfer of emotions was still quite
to group responsiveness via some kind of entrainment.
All of these problems were gotten around (or so it was thought) with
the coining, in about 1882, of the term TELEPATHY by the psychical
researcher, F.W.H. Myers.
One of the most cogent summaries of telepathy is found in the 1920
Encyclopedia of the Occult compiled by Lewis Spence.
Therein we read that,
"The idea of intercommunication
between brain and brain, by other means than that of the
ordinary sense-channels, is a theory deserving of the most
Compacted this way for research purposes,
"The idea" sounds
absolutely great, doesn't it?
Well, as already mentioned, "The idea" represents the chief horror
of all horrors - in that very few humans relish the idea of having
their brains penetrated in this way at all.
As Lewis Spence (among other of his contemporaries) noted in 1920,
inter-communication by means other than that of the ordinary sense-channel is something deserving of careful consideration.
But this implies that there would have to be a desire to commence
the consideration in the first place. After all, one has to
establish the need or willingness to consider something before one can
go ahead and "carefully" consider it.
Since the idea of telepathy is somewhat in conflict with preserving
the idea of secretive power, the road of telepathy begun in 1882 was
to find itself filled with major social blockages.
In any event, Myers established a rather precise definition for the
"a coincidence between two person's
thoughts which requires a causal explanation."
The "causal explanation" was theorized as being like radio
broadcasting "waves" which were sent and duplicated by receivers
known as radios.
TELEPATHY replaced the earlier term, THOUGHT TRANSFERENCE, largely
because the latter did not avail itself of the radio-wave hypothesis
as THE causal explanation. Thereafter, the image of telepathy I've
outlined at the head of this chapter has held complete sway.
However, and as established, since telepathy cannot really exist
without its major substance - thoughts - the telepathy situation
still revolves around thoughts and their direct transfer from one
brain to another.
We now encounter the first of the major stumbling blocks. Everyone
realizes that a thought contains information. And so here we are in
the vicinity of a quite good analogy - a bottle of wine. Thoughts
are the wine. But what does the bottle consist of?
THOUGHT is one of those terms that have many definitions - too many
to bring any clarity to the issue.
THOUGHT: the action or process of thinking; serious consideration;
recollection; reasoning power; the power to imagine; something that
is thought; the individual act or process of thinking; intention;
plan; the intellectual product of organized views and principles of
a period, place, group, or individual; characterized by careful
As an addendum to the above definitions of
THOUGHT, some, but not
all, dictionaries also attach the term MINDFUL, the principle
definition of which is "inclined to be aware."
So, one can read all of the eleven definitions of THOUGHT - and
observe that thought-activity of any or all of them COULD proceed
without any professed inclination to be aware of anything.
In the event of this, however, only the most gross cases might
become noticeable. They would be dubbed as MINDLEES - that term
referring to "inattentive, destitute of awareness, mind, or
All of the above might seem like extraneous excursions into words.
But actually, one might well wonder if someone would telepathically
pick up someone else's mindless thoughts - such as utilizing rather
mindless and dull cards of symbols and color shapes to test for
As it was back in the nineteenth century, most of these definitions
for THOUGHT, and the confusions they carried, were easily available.
And so Why-O-Why that term was seized upon at all as relative to
telepathy is virtually inexplicable.
A vastly more cogent term would have been INFORMATION TRANSFERENCE.
As to TELEPATHY, this was a neologism put together from two terms:
TELE meaning across; and EMPATHY traditionally referring NOT to
thought, but to "the capacity for participating in another's
feelings or ideas as a result of becoming infused with them." INFUSE is taken to mean to pour in, to introduce into, to insinuate,
inspire, and to animate.
If the reader has found all of the above to be more than a little
confusing, well, don't worry.
The concept of telepathy makes perfectly logical sense - IF it is
discussed WITHOUT including its attendant difficulties.
If the attendant difficulties are mentioned, then various cognitive
problems begin to arise - largely because the assumed logic of the
telepathy model DOES NOT consider the "bottle" that contains the
I have outlined the theoretical concept of telepathy as a
mind-to-mind thing made possible by something akin to radio
I have also pointed up that that model is
universally accepted even today as THE correct and only model of
And I have more or less challenged the authenticity of that model -
largely because nothing has ever developed out of it. Yet, in spite
of its demonstrated unworkability, the model is stubbornly clung to
by Earth-side group-think on a world-wide basis.
The reader might assume that my challenge to its authenticity
originates with me. But this is not the case at all. The concept of
telepathy as mind-to-mind came into existence in 1882, and was
quite inspirational. Because of what was involved, it was given a
very thorough working over during the following twenty-five years.
On the one hand, no real advances were achieved, while on the other
hand evidence mounted indicating the theory was neither correct nor
The latter situation was summarized in 1919 by James Henry Hyslop, a
former Professor of Logic and Ethics at Columbia University, and one
of the most distinguished American psychical researchers.
Hyslop published a lengthy review of
previous telepathy research, and ended up with a six-part statement
that "There is no scientific
evidence for any of the following conceptions of it":
Telepathy as a process of
selecting from the contents of the subconscious of any
person in the presence of the percipient
a process of selecting from the contents of the mind of some
distant person by the percipient and constructing these
acquired facts into a complete simulation of the given
Telepathy as a process of selecting memories from any living
people to impersonate the dead
Telepathy as implying the transmission of the thoughts of all
living people to all others individually, with the selection
of the necessary facts for impersonation from one individual by
Telepathy as involving a direct
process between agent and percipient
Telepathy as explanatory in any sense whatever, implying
[involving] any known cause
Thus, the news that the theory of telepathy didn't work was
available in 1919.
Why this evidence was trashed, and why Earth-side group-think continued to advocate the unworkable telepathic theory
is a question that few have ever considered.
It is perhaps unfortunate that Professor Hyslop published the six
findings listed above in his 1919 book entitled Contact With The Other
World. This topic indeed placed him outside of science and
At it was, continuing confidence in the unworkable telepathy model
was so high that its enthusiasts have simply proceeded advocating it
down until the present.
One hypothetical answer as to why Earth-side group-think has
continued to be infected with the unworkable model of telepathy is
that it DOES NOT work.
As long as Earth-siders are intellectually phase-locked into the
assumption that an unworkable model is none the less authentic,
well, Earth-side secrets will remain unpenetrated by telepathic
If this is the case, than it is not the failed model of telepathy
that is important, but rather the Earth-side group-think that
promulgates acceptance of its authenticity.
Here, then, is a recognizable case of information package management
to defeat the development of Earth-side telepathy. It does so merely
by instituting an information package from which telepathy doesn't
stand a chance of being developed.
THIS is like placing and reinforcing a mental screen seemingly so
logical that it obscures its own illogic.
We can see that this type of screen would be thought of as
advantageous to Earth-siders who would not be thrilled if their
secretive activities were to be telepathically penetrated.
One might hypothetically also consider that the ET might likewise NOT
be thrilled for much the same Earth-side reasons. Thus, Earth-side telepathy may be doubly dammed, hypothetically speaking of course.
In any event, the nature of Earth-side group-think is quite
interesting, in that really effective management of information
packages can take place only if group-think truly exists and that it
does have some kind of telepathic basis.
Otherwise, attempts to manage information packages on an individual
basis would be quite laborious.
Group-think is acknowledged as existing. It can be seen in the way
Corporations seek to "condition" their employees on behalf of being
enthusiastic about the Corporate structure and its goals.
Additionally, the concept of group-think and the concept of
intellectual phase-locking seem to have something to do with each
Both group-think and intellectual phase-locking appear to be
extensions of the age-old axiom that birds of a feather flock
together - while THIS is assumed to be an active element of human
If the existence of group-think and intellectual phase-locking is
accepted, then the only remaining problem, or opportunity, is what
information packages are to be inserted into them and thereafter
managed for one end or another.
However, in the light of the above the existence of group-minds
cannot be escaped.
And if anyone wants to discover one single topic that is constantly
bleeped, avoided and suppressed, you only have to consider the
nearly complete absence of this one.
To get into this, even if only partially, it is necessary to start
by considering the nature of what Earth-siders have elected to
identify as consciousness,
IS CONSCIOUSNESS INDIVIDUAL OR UNIVERSAL
If one begins to examine the Earth-side secrecy regarding UFOs that
is by now apparent almost on a daily basis, it is appropriate to
first focus on exactly what is being kept secret.
If one thereafter progresses beyond the obvious, one soon finds that
not only is information being kept secret, but that disinformation
Is being supplied from very high levels to disable and cover-up
information that can't be kept secret.
the UFO situation is characterized by secrecy barriers and by
There are two factors about this double situation that are
remarkable, but which seldom are commented upon.
The first factor has to do with the social dimensions involved. It
is quite fair to say that the dimensions are world-wide, or, put
another way, planetary.
This factor leads into the second one, the fact that an enormous
cooperation is required to keep the secrecy and the cover-up in
place through the decades in which both have been implemented and
The whole of this, of course, is something of a charade in that UFOs
have been seen, photographed and video-taped all along. Thus, as
this chapter is being written in 1998, the general public dwelling
in most nations thoroughly realize that UFOs exist, and that they are
operated by intelligence.
If one meditates on all of the above, it can become somewhat clear
that the existence of the UFOs is not what is being covered up
- because they ARE seen, photographed and video-taped.
Additionally, the idea that the craft are the products of an
intelligence can't be covered up - largely because the idea that
they are NOT the product of an intelligence is ludicrous.
After wending one's way through the mysteries involved, one can be
left with the rather stunning question:
WHAT IS IT that is actually
being clothed in secrecy and cover-up?
After all, the UFOs are visible planet-wide (and actually on a daily
basis if one reads the weekly UFO Update now available via the
Internet.) Additionally, the secrecy and the cover-up are
visible, for they have been adequately exposed in a great number of
In the light of this, about the only place the secrecy and cover-ups
are being effective is among those responsible for both.
This is to
say, among government, military, scientific and
media hierarchies -
all of which remain quite mum about whatever it is those
authoritarian structures are remaining mum about.
And what this IS not clear at all.
Covering up the obvious is an oxymoronic exercise. But
covering up something ABOUT the obvious that is not readily apparent
via the obvious evidence could make sense out of what is otherwise
only a silly charade.
Every aspiring intelligence analyst proposing
to work within secret agencies learns that one way to break a
mystery that won't yield to easy explanation is to look around for
mysteries that are somehow similar.
In this case, the secrecy and cover-ups are being maintained, rather
Big Time, by government, military, science and media collaboration.
Therefore, it is useful to look around for another example which
those Big Four entities ALSO collaborated in covering up.
One example along these lines comes to mind. This involves an issue
that is a little difficult to articulate because it is as
energetically suppressed and covered-up as is the issue of ET
visitations and intelligence.
A tip of this particular iceberg first surfaced in 1957 when the
writer Vance Packard published a book entitled
The original meat for Packard's book is given as follows.
In the early 1950s, the owner of a movie theater in New Jersey had
apparently learned something about subliminal suggestion. He
contrived to briefly flash the words "Drink Coca-Cola" over Kim
This resulted in a 58 per cent increase in Coca-Cola
sales over a six-week period.
Packard's Hidden Persuaders gave depth and substance to this
phenomenon, and described how large groups of human minds could be
influenced by words or images flashed so quickly that the intellect
could not perceive them, but that the subconscious did. Indeed, the
fact of subliminal communication and perception was obvious.
Even so, the resulting brouhaha was absolutely enormous, and the Big
Four cooperated in establishing negative information packages the
purpose of which was to condition public awareness away from the
reality of subliminal activities.
If the conditioning steps are examined, it can be seen that they
were not entirely unlike those being promulgated regarding the UFO
cover-up situation. i.e., to deny, discredit, and decrease
There are several ways to assess the Vance Packard situation.
Eldon Taylor examined it in his book
As Taylor wrote:
Packard presented a case for
persuasion through the art and science of motivational anal y
sis, feedback, and psychological manipulation.
"Hidden Persuaders was the first
open attempt to inform the general public of a potentially
Orwellian means to enslave the mind and to do so
It would have seemed that Packard's book could have been taken
culturally in stride since it was no secret,
that minds could be
that they were influenced by art, literature,
intellectual suggestions, and educational conditioning.
After all, the major goal of any social grouping is to achieve broad
intellectual phase-locking, so as to benefit from melded group-mind
responses and thereby maintain the contours and workability of the
As it was, the Big Four carried on in ways that amounted to a
rampage against subliminal perception - and the issue was thereby
slowly re-submerged beneath the awareness of public cognizance.
Big Four outrage surfaced again in the early 1970s when yet another
book appeared entitled
Subliminal Seduction, authored by one
Bryan Key. This book quickly underwent several printings by various
So an extra-large dose of negative deconditioning response emerged
from the Big Four.
The general tenor of the Big Four deconditioning
responses verged on apoplexy, which may have induced much the same
in the public mind - i.e. sudden diminution or loss of
consciousness, sensation, and voluntary brain motion.
Even so, the Big Four reactions were so large that many began to
suspect that where there was so much cover-up smoke that there must
be a goodly fire. And so the book became much in demand.
Key's book provided substantial evidence that subliminal seduction
was being utilized by big-time Madison Avenue advertisers in a
conscious effort to influence the public mind in order to increase
sales of various products through the integration of hidden
For example, it had been learned that embedding subliminal
"messages" in ad illustrations by way of very subtle images of naked
women or the words FUCK, SUCK, TITS or BALLS, indeed increased sales
of what was being advertised.
The subtle embeds do not work with regard to conscious perception,
but rather stimulate activity in the subconscious level where drives
or urges for something originate. This results in perception without
It was ultimately confirmed that subliminal "messages" could induce
activation or deadened public responses to just about any issue.
In any event, the so-called "controversy" went bananas. It was
summed up in a very hefty and scientifically respectable book
Subliminal Perception: The Nature of a Controversy (1971),
authored by Norman F. Dixon, then at the University College,
Dixon's book was never published in the USA as far as I
Aside from the elite's obvious efficiency in managing the "public
mind" this way or that, the issue of subliminal seduction is clearly
attached to the issue of the group-mind. For the "public mind" is,
after all a group kind of mind.
The public mind, as a group kind of mind, also is referred to as
mass consciousness or mob consciousness.
If one then expends the time and effort to troll for information
about mass consciousness, one will encounter a very strange factor
regarding cover-ups of information packages.
This must be preceded by mentioning the obvious desire of public
managers to understand "human behavior" and how mass human
consciousness functions - in order to better mind^control the public
mind this way or that.
It is thus unthinkable that no research along these lines has ever
My own research into this area revealed that mass consciousness or
mob consciousness research came to an abrupt end in about
1933-1935. This is to say, that it came to an end as far as public
access to it is considered.
It ended because of a set of discovered conclusions.
that mob consciousness responded collectively NOT to rational
intellectual perspectives, but to some kind of emotional empathy
that was somehow subconsciously TRANSMITTED. This, however, could
not be explained unless the concept of telepathy was brought into
And THAT was the end of THAT kind of research.
But here is a rather remarkable link of some kind. If the existence
of developed telepathy is put down and covered up by
elitist Earth-side forces, then if there might be a telepathic
connection, the existence of that particular factoid would need to
be covered up.
It is worth repeating that psychical and parapsychological research
more or less bit the dust BECAUSE it proposed to research telepathy
- the one human attribute that many Earth-side power
structures prefer NOT to be developed.
However, in order to get just a bit deeper into this possible issue,
it needs to be approached from a slightly different angle. This
involves the matter of consciousness.
There are so very many definitions of CONSCIOUSNESS that they
altogether assume the guise of a cognitive sump. But even so, there
is an official definition of it, and it is this one that the Big
Four (government, military, science, media) more or less cling to.
This definition, in its several parts, is found in The Encyclopedia
of Philosophy, published in 1967. The definition is not obsolete,
however, since it remains more or less in force today.
The definition begins with a reference to John Locke (1632-1704),
the renowned English philosopher and founder of British empiricism.
Lock defined CONSCIOUSNESS as,
"the perception of what passes in a
man's own mind... [as the process] of a person's observing or
noticing the internal operations of his mind. It is by means of
consciousness that a person acquires the ideas of the various
operations or mental states, such as the ideas of perceiving,
thinking, doubting, reasoning, knowing, and willing and learns
of his own mental states at any given time."
The Encyclopedia then goes on to clarify that although the term
CONSCIOUSNESS has many definitions, it,
"has a broad use to designate any
mental state or whatever it is about a state which makes it
mental... It is consciousness which makes a fact a mental tact."
Considering the many ambiguous and confusing definitions of
CONSCIOUSNESS, the above offers a clinical efficiency that can
hardly be doubted.
Thus, most would take it at its apparent, and
important, face value.
But the definition establishes a parameter that is quite
interesting, once it is pointed up. For the definition consigns the
definition of CONSCIOUS to existing within the mechanisms of the
individual. This is to say, that although each person has
consciousness, it is none the less individual to that person. For
increased clarity, each person has consciousness, and thus each is,
so to speak, an island of consciousness among multitudes of other
islands of the same.
If, then, information is transferred between the islands, it has to
be accomplished by objective means.
Nowhere in the Encyclopedia entry is there any hint that
consciousness is anything other than individual. Thus, but without
saying so, telepathy as the melding of consciousness independent of
objective means of transfer is forbidden.
There is no entry for TELEPATHY in the Encyclopedia. But there is a
rather fair synopsis of ESP PHENOMENA, in which telepathy is
referred to as a "species of ESP," but within which nothing is
learned about it - except an admission that it exists.
As it is, telepathy cannot exist, much less be explained, IF the
parameters of consciousness are limited to the mental equipment of
the biological individual.
Since information is "exchanged" or "acguired" between human
individuals in the absence of any objective methods to do so, and in
that the information so exchanged results in mental perception of
it, it is obvious that a format of consciousness exists that is
independent of each biological human unit.
The Encyclopedia definition thus seems good as far as it goes, but
is nonetheless incomplete.
And that definition has deficiencies. For example, it stipulates
that consciousness is mental awareness. But long before the
Encyclopedia was compiled in 1967, the real existence of the
subconscious was confirmed. The principal definition of the
SUBCONSCIOUS holds that it is aware of information that the mental
awareness is not aware of.
Not only that, but that the subconscious causes the bio-mental
organism to RESPOND to information that the mental awareness is not
aware of. And indeed, THIS is the working hypothesis that leads to
the efficiency of subliminal "messages."
Additionally, the early mob consciousness research resulted in the
considered estimation that information WAS transferred and exchanged
at some emotional sub-mental-awareness level.
As a result, some kind of sub-mental union or bonding resulted in
what could only be thought of as an unknown kind of telepathy that
served to induce behavior of a group-mind force.
One of the concepts that can come out of this is that although each
individual may be an island of consciousness, all such islands might
be residing in a greater ocean of consciousness which exists
independently of each human life unit.
In this regard, the Encyclopedic definition establishes that
consciousness IS only what the individual becomes mentally aware of.
But strictly speaking, the definition is describing a FUNCTION of
consciousness, not, so to speak, the "substance" of consciousness
And with this, we could now plunge into the intricacies of mysticism
whose chief proponents have always held that consciousness is a
universal substance, and that each human is only a small
manifestation within it.
But I'll shift direction here, in order to get back to the point of
this chapter, and indeed this book.
If Space-side extraterrestrials do exist, and there is plenty of
Earth-side evidence of them, then one has to wonder about THEIR
consciousness. For example, is their consciousness the same
universal stuff of human consciousness?
We might also have to wonder if THEIR consciousness is more
"technically advanced" - say, something along the lines of their "advanced material technology," so advanced, indeed, that their
craft easily disobey the known laws of Newtonian, atomic and quantum
knowledge on Earth-side.
We might even be inspired to wonder if, in their advanced
consciousness technologies, they would remain as klutzy as
Earth-siders regarding ESP and telepathy.
We might also have to wonder if their telepathy is a developed
version of a telepathic "language" that is universal within
Others before me have indicated that if consciousness exists, then
it must have operative "laws," and cannot possibly consist only of
what a given, individual bio-mind Earth-side entity becomes mentally
If this consideration is given enough extrapolation, however, it
could increase the possibility that it might be to someone's benefit
to utilize the laws of advanced consciousness technology to ensure:
that Earth-side entities DO NOT become mentally aware of a lot of things
Earth-side entities DO become conditioned to be mentally
aware only of what someone wants them to be aware of
The above two possibilities are only very speculative, of course.
But if such Earth-side mental management was indeed factual, then any
ostensible success would depend on DELETING (or at least confusing)
certain factors from human mental awareness.
There may be many of such needed deletions. If I wanted to
accomplish (1) and (2) above, I'd delete concepts of consciousness
that extend beyond individual functioning.
I'd also delete, or at least suppress, the Earth-side discovery and
efficient applications of subliminal messages and suggestions.
After all, their relevant techniques are effective toward group-mind
management and group-think parameters - and especially with regard
to which information packages should or should not be intellectually
It would also be useful to ensure that different groups of
Earth-siders intellectually phase-lock on different and contrasting
information packages. This would not only keep the groups confused
by each other, but might even keep them antagonistic.
And so the
concept of Divide and Rule would then be a piece of cake.
All Earth-side efforts toward discovering and developing ANY kind of
telepathy would have to be vigorously stunted from the get go
- because if Earth-side telepathy can penetrate Earth-side minds, then
there is no reason why Space-side "minds" cannot be penetrated as
Having established such goals, I'd then have to figure out how to
implement them Earth-side , while at the same time ensuring that the
goals being implemented Earth-side remain thickly covered up.
Fortunately in this regard, Earth-siders intellectually phase-lock
quite easily, often in a massive way.
If I were a Space-sider doing this, I would have access to telepathy
And so all that would really be needed are a few subtle tele-powered
messages that enter subliminally into the rather backward order of
undeveloped Earth-side consciousness.
As two additional blessings for Space-siders, Earth-sider elites are
usually intellectually phase-locked on the thrill of having secrets,
and so they keep everything as secret as they can. This
automatically leads to the necessity of covering up their secrets.
And so, as a general prophylactic measure, they usually cover up
everything they can.
The foregoing is, of course, a foray into gross speculation - and
has, as it does, many holes in it.
But back in Earth-side realities, there runs one consistent theme
This is the perpetuating disenfranchisement of telepathy
and all that its penetrating aspects it might imply.
POSTSCRIPT - LOTS OF WATER ON THE MOON!
During 1998, while this book was being produced, two major
scientific developments were announced concerning the "discovery" of
atmosphere on the Moon.
It is important to mention these because they are certainly relevant
to this book/ and because in some quarters they have again aroused
enthusiasm about the possibility of colonizing the lunar satellite.
These recent developments are momentous and wonderful, to be sure.
The Moon is no longer the dead, arid, airless and uninhabitable
satellite that ALL official sources since the 1920s have insisted it
Not only is the Dead Moon Dictum now almost magically and abruptly
overturned, but these two lunar developments make it seem as though
official science is marching onward in some kind of full-disclosure
However, one must keep in mind that this is the same Moon that was
the expensive colonizing target of the American and Soviet 1960s
Space Age efforts, the same Moon that was frequently orbited, upon
which men walked, and the same Moon no one went back to.
And if one knows something of the Moon's many shocking oddities and
anomalies, it is clear that there are numerous lunar factors still
lingering in the cover-up scenarios.
As we have seen, those factors are not insignificant. Collectively
accumulated by numerous unofficial observers utilizing official
documents, evidence for them is copious, direct and quite compelling.
As to the water, it is said to be in the form of ice, mostly at the
poles and buried about half a meter beneath the lunar surface.
The estimates are impressive regarding how much of it there is:
six billion metric tons.
This is said to be enough to sustain
upwards of 100,000 lunar colonists for a century and also provide a
fuel source of oxygen and hydrogen for Moonbases and space travel.
While this is exciting news, if the evidence is taken into account
for earlier-known lunar clouds and mists clearly visible in some
official released photos of the 1960s, then one cannot think
that ALL of the lunar water is only in the form of sub-surface ice.
As any dictionary or encyclopedia will confirm, a cloud Is defined as
"a visible mass of particles of water in the form of fog, mist, or
haze suspended at some height in air or atmosphere."
Thus, if the
Moon did not have an atmosphere, the mass of water particles would
have nothing in which to suspend.
As to the lunar atmosphere, the American Geophysical Union recently
indicated that although,
"conventional wisdom says the Moon is
of atmosphere, and in layman's terms this may be close enough to
the truth, the space just above the lunar surface is not a total
(See: AGÜ Release No. 98-26, 17 Aug 98)
There is, of course, no doubt that the lunar atmosphere is not like
But even if more tenuous and not as thick, the lunar
atmosphere now OFFICIALLY exists, as does the lunar water.
Thus, the UNOFFICIAL sources of the past that referred to the
existence of lunar water and atmosphere have turned out not only to
be correct, but ironically vindicate their authors.
One of the sardonic fallouts of this is that the materials,
including official NASA photography, published by the unofficial
sources (see bibliography) might be read with renewed interest.
Official NASA photos that clearly show lunar clouds and mists have
been available all along - dating especially from the days of the
Lunar Orbiters and manned Apollo craft.
The presence of clouds and mists is an undeniable indicator of
available water vapor and atmosphere. So one can wonder WHY their
existence was unequivocally denied by officialdom in the direct face
of the available photos.
Only the amounts of the water and atmosphere would have been in
question. Yet the official stance held that there was none of
One can hypothetically deduce, as almost all eagle-eyed unofficial
analysts did, that the lunar water and atmosphere cover-up was not
in the name of science.
It obviously involved other factors - which, themselves, must have
had some kind of strategic importance regarding why a cover-up
should exist in the first place and then be maintained for over
Indeed, if one thinks this through, there was no NEED during the
1960s Space Age to cover-up water and atmosphere, since these would
have added a great deal to the enthusiasm to colonize the Moon.
Just beneath the surface of the irony, though, are a number of
factors that probably will be smoothed over, if not completely
erased from lunar history.
The evidence for lunar water was scientifically noted and written
about by the early selenographers of the latter part of the
nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth. Later, the
analyses of the selenographers were confirmed by official NASA
To emphasize, as most of the unofficial analysts pointed up, lunar
clouds and mists drooping over crater rims can be seen in numerous
official NASA photographs that were achieved during the 1960s.
And so it is to be rapidly conceded (or should have been at least)
that where there are clouds, then water and air are not far off.
After all, it takes air and water to make clouds.
As but three examples of NASA photos showing clouds, the following
have been published in several unofficial sources:
An unmistakable Mackerel type cloud bank can
easy be identified
just off the crater Vitello (NASA Lunar Orbiter V photo, No. MR
A very large cloud bank hangs over the rim of a
crater in Mare
Moscovience on the Moon's backside (NASA Lunar Orbiter V photo, No.
However, the same photo shows what seem be
two cigar-shaped air
borne objects casting shadows on the surface.
The photo also shows a
very large, circular dome - of which the Moon is known to have many,
some of which appear and disappear.
Two large cloud banks are seen hugging the edge of crater
Lobachavsky (NASA Apollo 16 photo, No. 16-758). But most remarkable
and quite clear in this photo is a large, undeniably round object poised near the top of the
crater wall, and
casting a dark shadow down-slope.
This is not a dome that might be a natural formation. It is a round
object, or structure, circular in all dimensions. It reminds one of
a golf ball sitting neatly on a tee.
Whatever it is, it must be extremely large since it is clearly
distinguishable in the rather low-resolution photograph.
wonders if the higher resolution lenses of the military Clementine
craft zoomed onto THIS particular "structure." After all, it is said
that Clementine "mapped" most of the Moon.
However, any high resolution lunar evidence of any kind remains
absent. Of course, detecting ice BENEATH the lunar surface does
represent some kind of high resolution capability.
seems logical to think that what is ON the surface might be
And so once again we are brought back to the conflicting nature of
the official and unofficial versions of the Moon.
The OFFICIAL versions emanated from the combined auspices and
gargantuan systems of government, science, academe and major media.
The official versions long held that there could not be water (or
atmosphere) on the Moon. So all official reports to the public were
geared to reinforce the idea of the absence of water.
The UNOFFICIAL versions emanated from numerous individuals - some of
whom obviously spent considerable research time, effort and money to
produce their books and articles.
Among these, for example, was Fred Steckling (see bibliography),
1981 book detailed the existence of lunar water (and much
more, such as vegetation and artificial structures).
The unofficial versions were of course trashed by various and
sometimes nefarious activities of officialdom.
Now that the existence of lunar water has been confirmed, the better
of the unofficial sources are vindicated - at least as far as water
and atmosphere are involved.
However, if the unofficial eagle-eyes could detect evidence for
lunar water as early as 1981, then it is almost certain that the
same eyes can detect OTHER lunar factors, too, and draw appropriate
conclusions about them.
For example, even official low-resolution photos acquired from NASA
show many massive golf ball "things" in the most unlikely lunar
places. These and the large domes that appear and disappear, are not
as hard to detect in the official photos as is the water.
author is not the first to notice that voyaging to the Moon abruptly
ceased some twenty-five years ago - and did so after the utterly
enormous expenditures of getting there in the first place.
In attempting to identify official explanations for this "loss of
interest in the Moon," the one most frequently encountered is
(believe it or not) that THE AMERICAN PUBLIC had become disenchanted
with costs and results of the NASA Moon program.
It is true that the American public SOMETIMES can influence major
affairs. But the Soviet Union also stopped going to
the Moon. In the
former Soviet Union what the Soviet public thought about anything
did NOT matter at all. Anyway, as it turned out on the American
side, NASA stopped its expensive Moon colonizing goal - but promptly
undertook even more costly space age projects in different
Thus, the Moon disappeared into anonymity behind all of the other
space age projects - even though science, NASA and government
insiders certainly did know of the water and atmosphere potentials
that made the Moon ultra-ripe for colonization.
It certainly takes a rather simplistic gullibility to accept that
the American efforts to colonize the Moon were abruptly canceled
because the public, of all things, had lost interest.
Indeed, during the 1960s twenty manned Apollo craft and launch
equipment had been planned, each paid for at great cost, each built
and relatively ready to go.
Yet, only seventeen Apollo missions lifted off, while the remaining
three were abruptly terminated.
So, water and atmosphere on the Moon. We had landed there several
times - albeit in locations where nothing more than the soil and
rock immediately beneath could be seen.
No high-resolution photos of
lunar vistas as seen from the lunar surface were ever released.
Great footage, though, of the sand in which the Flag was planted,
the one which inadvertently started flapping in the lunar breezes.
Buried in the cover-up are THREE unused Apollo crafts. It is
perfectly logical to want to find out why they were left to rust and
rot, and why a twelve-year, multi-billion dollar effort should
abruptly be abandoned - on the rather ridiculous excuse that the
public had become disinterested and non-supportive.
Indeed, the disinterested public was NEVER informed that we would
not go back to the Moon. Instead, the Moon, fully supplied with
water and atmosphere, was simply caused to fade away Into official
And there the matter would have rested - except for the emergence of
unofficial versions of the Moon, its anomalies, and its curiosities,
and all of which have turned out to be correct regarding lunar water
If one takes the interest and time to read some of these unofficial
sources (perhaps beginning with Fred Steckling's competent 1981
book), then one possible reason hooves into view.
As but two historical examples that help give reality to this
reason, the following photos (acquired during the 1960s and
identified here by NASA reference numbers) unambiguously show
"ajobóme" objects near the lunar surface:
The cylindrical object in the NASA photo
takes on added interest for the following reason.
During September 1998, the cable station
TNT aired a quite good documentary entitled "Secrets of KGB UFO Files"
It contained some especially impressive footage (acquired circa the
late 1960s) of Soviet MIGs encountering UFOs.
The footage was acquired via nose-cameras of the MIGs sent aloft to
intercept unidentified objects intruding into Soviet air space.
Among the several UFOs photographed by nose-cameras was a long
cylindrical object moving rapidly above an Earth-side cloud
When the object sensed it was spotted, it rapidly put on speed and
vastly out-distanced the MIGs chasing it. The TNT documentary
indicated that the object had to reach speed of
MACH-3 in order to do this. MACH-3 is VERY fast, and no Earth-side craft is anywhere capable of it.
The size of the fast-moving cylinder was estimated to be two or
three times that of the Soviet MIG craft. It almost exactly matches
the one in the earlier NASA photo, but which seems to have been much
But we need not lean on historical NASA photos for evidence of this
kind, or even on past unofficial versions or books.
Turn to the Internet, and especially to the weekly UFO ROUNDUP which
provides a day-by-day listing of Earth-side UFO sightings that
are reported world-wide to this remarkable Internet publication.
Or access CNI News, a twice-monthly Internet news journal addressing
UFO phenomena, space exploration and related issues.
These two excellent Internet sources reveal an almost obscenely
large number of UFO cylinders, cigar-shapes, triangles, boomerangs,
discs some of them luminous, All of them are quite busy doing
whatever they are doing in Earth-side 's atmosphere, and sometimes
just above tree tops.
After the single, most obvious implication of these Internet sources
sinks in, IF it does, one might wonder why luminous UFOs are found
in the vicinity of both Earth and the Moon.
Another Internet approach is to access the general topics of MOON or
MOON STRUCTURES or MOON BASES in the Internet's search engines.
One an come across, for example, an
article entitled "Astonishing
Intelligent Artifacts (?) Found On Mysterious Par Side Of The Moon,"
authored by Jeff Rense, (with computer enhancements by Liz Edwards
of Wonder Productions.)
Indeed, the marvelous search engines of the Internet will lead one
thither and yon through all kinds of lunar facts and factoids - of
which only one-tenth are needed to help fill out a very probable
reason for NOT going back to the Moon.
That reason is more awesome than six billion tons of lunar water in
the form of sub-surface ice.
Apparently that reason has been existing for a long time, was
discovered to be existing during the lunar adventures and
misadventures of the 1960s, and is still existing today.
And behind all the official scenes and cover-ups, that reason seems
to be getting more complicated and extensive than ever before. And
it is both ridiculous and hilarious that mainstream officialdom still
pretends it doesn't exist, and still struggles to maintain the
One of the strangest factors about all of this is that the topics of
lunar UFOs and structures are seldom integrated into the overall
Earth-side UFO situation and its very many books and discussions.
Indeed, in spite of copious lunar UFO evidence, UFOlogists seems to
avoid the Moon like the plague-As but one recent example, a new book
came out in early 1998, entitled
UFO Headquarters: Investigations
on Current Extraterrestrial Activity, by Susan Wright.
This book is quite nice because for those not saturated with the UFO
information available, it briefly reduces massive amounts of
confusion into something easy to read and comprehend.
However, it makes no mention of the Moon - even though there are
very many available sources regarding it.
It would seem that the phrase EXTRATERRESTRIAL ACTIVITY might
include ET lunar activity - in that if ETs do exist then certainly
getting to not only to Earth's skies but to the Moon (and even
perhaps colonizing it and its water) would not be impossible for
And IF they are loitering in the lunar environment, perhaps they can
chase away - well, NASA efforts, of all things.
NOTES: The topic of Moon anomalies (including convincing evidence
for artificial structures) is complicated by cover-up agendas that
many do not care to infringe upon. Thus, the topic is shunted aside
from larger sectors of inquiry - such as science, space studies,
conventional lunar studies, mainstream media and Ufology.
Even so, certain unofficial sources are replete with
well-interpreted evidence, documentation, and quite excellent
bibliographies that can act as guide to more extensive information.
These unofficial sources are indicated by an asterisk (*).
With regard to telepathy, hardly any sources have addressed it in
other than superficial ways. Although many abductees have indicated
that extraterrestrials communicate via some telepathic form that is
non-language dependent, I have decided not to include references to
the abductee literature which is quite large and easily available.
A large and vivid vacuum of information exists regarding the
phenomena of group mind and subliminal group consciousness
management that might be invasively influenced by various means such
as forms of super-telepathy as yet unacknowledged as existing.
Selected Internet addresses regarding UFOs and unusual lunar
phenomena have been introduced into this bibliography.
Andrews, George C.,
Extra-Terrestrial Friends and Foes. (Liburn,
Georgia: IllumiNet Press, 1993).
Berelson, Bernard, and Steiner, G,A., Human Behavior: An Inventory
of Scientific Findings. (New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World,
* Bergquist, N.O.,
The Moon Puzzle. (Copenhagen: Grafisk Forlag,
Berliner, Don, with Marie Galbraith and Antonio Huneeus,
Flying Objects Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence (A
limited publication presented by CUFOS, FUROR, MUFON, December
Out There. (New York:
Simon S Schuster, 1990).
The Crack in the Universe: What You Have Not
Been Told About Flying Saucers. (Suffolk, England: Neville Spearman,
* Brian, William,
Moongate, (Portland, Oregon: Future Science Pub.,
Came From Outer Space, (New York:
Cherrington, Ernest H., Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars &
Small Telescopes. (New York: Dover Publications, 1969).
* Childress, David Hatcher,
Extra-Terrestrial Archaeology. (Stelle,
Illinois: Adventures Unlimited Press, 1994).
Clark, Jerome, The UFO Encyclopedia [in three volumes. (Detroit:
Apogee Books, 1990).
CNI News (Global News on Contac with Non-Human Intelligence).
http //cninews.com and
Corliss, William, The Moon and the Planets: A Catalogue of
Astronomical Anomalies. (Glen Arm, Maryland: The Sourcebook Project,
* Cornet, Bruce, "Memorándum on Unusual Lunar Features" in CE CHRONICALS, July-August 1994 Issue on Lunar Anomalies (10878
Westheimer, Suite 293, Houston, Texas 77042).
Dixon, Normon F., Subliminal Perception: The Nature of a
Controversy. (London: McGraw-Hill, 1971).
Fawcett, Lawrence and Greenwood, Barry, Clear Intent: The Government
Cover-up of the UFO Experience. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey:
Prentice Hall, 1984). Also published as The UFO Cover-Up. (New York:
Simon & Schuster, 1992).
* Firsoff, V. A., Strange World of the Moon, (New York: Basic Books,
Garrett, E. J-, Telepathy. (New York: Creative Age Press, 1941).
Good, Timothy, Above Top Secret. (New York, William Morrow, 1988).
Alien Contact. (New York: William Morrow, 1993).
* Guiley, Rosemary Ellen, Moonscapes. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey:
Prentice Hall, 1991).
Hamilton, William F., Cosmic Top Secret:
America's Secret UFO
Program. (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Inner Light Publications,
Hill, Harold, A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings. (New York: Cambridge
University Press, 1991).
Key, Wilson Bryan, Subliminal
Seduction. (New York: New American Library, 1973)
Knapp, George, UFOs; The Best Evidence. (UFO Audio-Video
Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 342, Yucaipa, CA 92399).
* Kono, Kenichi, The Moon Has Structures. (Tokyo: Tama Publisher,
1980) (Note: This book has NOT been translated into English, but
contains some astounding photographs).
* Leonard, George, Somebody Else Is On The Moon. (New York: Pocket
Marrs, Jim, Alien Agenda. (New York
HaperCollins Publishers, 1997).
McGinnis, Paul, McGinnis
Military Secrecy. Web address:
* Middlehurst, Barbara M., et al, Chronological
Catalog of Reported Lunar Events. NASA Technical Report":
Packard, Vanee, The Hidden
Persuaders, New York: David McKay, 1957)
Randles, Jenny, Alien Contact: The
First Fifty Years. (New York:
Barnes ¿ Noble, 1997).
Ross, Daniel K., UFO's and the
Complete Evidence from Space. (Walnut
Creek, California: Pintado Publishers, 1987).
Sagan, Carl, Ed., Communication with
(Boston: M.I.T. Press, 1963).
* Sullivan, Kalter, We Are Not Alone. (Se» York: McGraw-Hill, 1964).
* Stacy, Denis, "Cosmic Conspiracy: Six Decades of Government UFO
Cover-ups." (OMNI Magazine: Ir. a six-part series, beginning in
Vol. 16, No. 7, Aprü 1994).
* Steckling, Fred,
We Discovered Alien
Bases On The Moon. (Los
Angeles: GAF PubLishers, 1981).
Taylor, Eldon, Subliminal
Communicator.. (Salt Lake City: JAR,
Thompson, Richard L, Alien Identities. (San Diego: Govardhan Hill
UFO NET. Anthony Chippendale,
Ed. web address:
UFO ROUNDUP. Joseph Trainor, Ed. Web addresses:
Vallee, Jacques, Dimensions: A Casebook
of Alien Contact. (New York:
Weiner, Tim, Blank Check: The
Pentagon's Black Budget. (New York:
Wilkins, Percival H., Our Moon.
London: Frederick Muller, 1954).
* Wilson, Don, Our Mysterious Spaceship
Moon. (New York: Dell,
Wright, Susan, UFO Headquarters:
Investigations on Current
Extraterrestrial Activity. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1998