NEW DAWN: All of mankindís visits to
the Moon have not answered some of the most basic questions
about its origin and importance. Your new book Who Built the
Moon? (co-authored with Alan Butler) brings to light some
extraordinary facts about the Moon, and comes to a mind-blowing
conclusion about its origin. Could you briefly outline some of
these little known and ignored facts?
CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT: The Moon sits very close to the Earth yet it
is widely regarded as the strangest object in the known
universe. It is a bit like knowing that every person in the
world is completely normal except the person you live next door
to, who has three heads and lives on a diet of broken razor
The book lists the strangeness of the Moon, which includes the
fact that it does not have a solid core like every other
planetary object. It is either hollow or has a very low-density
interior. Bizarrely, its concentration of mass are located at a
series of points just under its surface - which caused havoc
with early lunar spacecraft.
The material the Moon is made from
came from the outer surface of the Earth and left a shallow hole
that filled with water and we now call the Pacific. This rock
left the Earth to produce the Moon very quickly after our planet
had formed around 4,6 billion years ago.
The Moon is not only extremely odd in its construction; it also
behaves in a way that is nothing less than miraculous. It is
exactly four hundred times smaller than the Sun but four hundred
times closer to the Earth so that both the Sun and the Moon
appear to be precisely the same size in the sky - which gives us
the phenomenon we call a total eclipse. Whilst we take this for
granted it has been called the biggest coincidence in the
Furthermore, the Moon mirrors the movement of the Sun in the sky
by rising and setting at the same point on the horizon as the
Sun does at opposite solstices. For example, this means the Moon
rises at midwinter at the same place the Sun does at midsummer.
There is no logical reason why the Moon mimics the Sun in this
way and it is only meaningful to a human standing on the Earth.
ND: What led you to write Who Built the Moon? And does
this latest book relate to your earlier research when writing
Civilization One and Urielís Machine?
CK: All of the six books I have had published over the last ten
years are part of a continued single piece of research. I came
to write Who Built the Moon? with Alan Butler after we had
finished Civilization One, because our research led us to study
the Moon very closely.
We had found that the superbly advanced measuring system in use
over 5,000 years ago was based on the mass, dimensions and
movements of the Earth.
However, for thoroughness we checked every planet and moon in
the solar system to see if there was any pattern. Amazingly, it
worked perfectly for every aspect of the Moon but did not apply
at all to any other known body - except the Sun.
It was as though we had found a blueprint where the Moon had
been Ďmanufacturedí using very specific units taken from Earthís
relationship with the Sun.
The more we looked, everything fitted
- and fitted perfectly in every conceivable way.
ND: Most astoundingly, you found that an ancient system of
geometry and measurement used in the Stone Age works perfectly
on the Moon. What exactly is this system and how could the
ancients have attained this knowledge?
CK: It is not possible to describe the greatness of this
system of geometry and measurement without repeating the content
of Civilization One.
The work of Alexander Thom, a brilliant professor of engineering
from Oxford University, was our starting point. He identified
the existence of what he called the Megalithic Yard. This was a
precise unit of measurement that was the basis of late Stone Age
structures across Western Europe - such as Stonehenge. Most
archaeologists have written his work off as a mistake but when
one looks coldly at their objections they are baseless.
Alan and I were able to show how they made these highly precise
linear units based on the rotation of the Earth and how they
were also the basis of all time, capacity and weight units in
use today. Once again these are exact - not approximations or
Where the ancients got such knowledge is quite baffling. All we
can be certain of is that they were way ahead of us today! Itís
easy to check out by anyone with a calculator.
ND: Your conclusion is there are more than enough anomalies
about the Moon to suggest it is not a naturally occurring body
and was quite possibly engineered to sustain life on Earth. How
did you reach this conclusion?
CK: Not only is the Moon an apparently impossible object, it has
some unique benefits for us humans. It has been nothing less
than an incubator for life. If the Moon was not exactly the
size, mass and distance that it has been at each stage of the
Earthís evolution - there would be no intelligent life here.
Scientists are agreed that we owe everything to the Moon.
It acts as a stabilizer that holds our planet at just the right
angle to produce the seasons and keep water liquid across most
of the planet. Without our Moon the Earth would be as dead and
solid as Venus.
ND: If the Moon is an artificial construct, what are your
theories on who or what built it, and why?
CK: In Who Built the Moon? we explain that we could not come to
any other conclusion than the Moon is artificial. Because it is
certain that it is 4.6 billion years old that raises some
interesting points. Another factor was the obvious message that
has been built into the Moon to tell us itís artificial. The
language of the message is base ten arithmetic so it looks as
though it is directed to a ten digit species that is living on
Earth right now - which seems to mean humans.
The question of why the Moon had to be built is easy to answer:
To produce all life, especially humans. As to who did it - well
thatís a lot tougher! We give the three possibilities we can
think of, namely: God, aliens or humans. The only one of these
that is 100% scientifically possible is the last one.
travel is universally accepted as being physically possible and
a number of scientists are close to sending matter back in time.
We can envisage that machines could be built in the future that
could be sent back to remove matter from the young Earth to
construct the Moon - probably using mini black hole technology.