by Goro Adachi
September 17, 2002
'H-Bomb' or Misfire?
On September 5,
Richard C. Hoagland of the Enterprise Mission -
author of The Monuments of Mars - disclosed what he had described as
an 'H-bomb' that would finally settle the Cydonia controversy. The
existence of artificial structures on Mars, Hoagland had predicted,
was to be no longer mere speculation, but an undeniable fact.
a number of frustrating delays, he finally posted his analysis of
the Cydonia IR (infrared) images from the Odyssey spacecraft
(released by NASA on July 24/25) on his website, then went on the
Art Bell radio show to announce his discovery to the world.
The current answer is: 'err..
[First image shows the processed IR image of Cydonia;
compares the 'blockies' in the image to aerial view of cities on
Both images are from The Enterprise Mission.]
Yes, the carefully processed images Hoagland provided are quite
striking and do strongly suggest that there are artificial
structures, or a 'city, at Cydonia. But the problem is that there
are a lot of uncertainties attached to the Cydonia IR photograph
obtained by the Enterprise Mission.
Namely, the image was not
exactly the one officially released on NASA's website, but one
mysteriously obtained by Hoagland's associate through the guidance
of someone who would turn out to be a member of the NASA Odyssey
This one contained more visual data than the official picture,
and the striking 'underground' features were discernable only in the
"real" image provided by the insider. The obvious question is: Is
the "real" picture really real? How can we be sure that it hasn't
been doctored? Hoagland and his associates have provided a number
reasons why theirs is likely the real image, but we have not yet
seen any positive proof to settle this issue one way or another.
Perhaps due to this murkiness surrounding the origin of the image,
the mainstream media chose to completely ignore the news for the
most part (no surprise there), except for MSNBC which published a
brief and almost
reasonable story on this matter. It is interesting
to note that the
MarsNews.com website, which is a pretty 'straight'
site dedicated to all things Mars, came out strongly in support of
Hoagland's stance. Perhaps the tide is slowly turning at this time,
and maybe when the more complete paper on the new findings is
published, the projected 'explosion' will really begin...
Or maybe the 'H-bomb' will unexpectedly explode in Hoagland's face.
Behind the Scenes
Almost more intriguing than the data itself is the twisted drama
unfolding behind the scenes.
In his article,
Hoagland suggests that
the new Cydonia image leaked to him is likely part of a carefully
coordinated operation designed to either help or discredit him. This
may sound unrealistic to some, but the more you try to get a clearer
picture of the situation, the more conspiratorial it actually gets.
If anything, it's at least very entertaining to just follow this
drama - it's like watching a good 'X-Files' episode.
For me, it was the 'inside' communications made public by
'spacecatfish', one of the frequent posters in the Enterprise
website's conference room, that turned my amusement into
fascination. I learned that 'spacecatfish' was initially only trying
to get the original THEMIS IR image obtained by the Enterprise
Mission team (which turned out to be a surprisingly difficult task).
But for no clear reason, 'spacecatfish' was soon sucked into the
He was contacted and given some enigmatic
information by some mysterious figures online, and before long he
was to be in close contact with the Enterprise team, exchanging
information and speculations. Not knowing who's telling the truth
and who's out to decieve, 'spacecatfish' eventually got fed up and
decided to put all the information he had on the internet. This he
did - despite protest from Hoagland - on/around Sept. 14 as he told
on a web page he created for this purpose.
This disclosure of the private communications certainly intrigued
me, as unfiltered information like this could easily shed some
helpful light on the hopelessly confusing situation surrounding the
"real" THEMIS IR image. As I began to closely examine the
information, I found myself becoming increasingly captivated by the
irresistibly mysterious open-ended story.
In some way, the tale was
similar to the grand Rennes-le-Chateau mystery popularized by the
bestselling book Holy Blood, Holy Grail. In both, there is a shadowy
group leaking puzzling but valuable information as if to gently lead
investigators to some revelation by setting up a 'game'. And there
are esoteric aspects to the activities. For the Cydonia saga, I
began to sense the familiar esoteric aura when 'spacecatfish'
revealed the following sequence of events.
First, he had a strange encounter with a guy in an online chat room
(presumably at the Enterprise Mission website):
[18:53] <Jerry> spacecatfish?
[18:53] <Jerry> that's you?
[18:53] <catfish> yep :)
[18:54] <Jerry> did u see who deep space is?
[18:54] <catfish> no, not yet. do you know who it is?
[18:54] <Jerry> someone must have got fed up with hoagies games...
[18:55] <Jerry> and put his piccy up on the bbs
[18:55] <catfish> where?
[18:55] <Jerry> better be quick...
[18:55] <Jerry> "an insider speaks"
[18:57] <catfish> i think that post looks like a joke, kbs was
trying to be funny i think
[18:58] <Jerry> oh, if that's what u think.. ;)
[18:59] <Jerry> "plausible deniability"
[18:59] <Jerry> you should know after the IR fiasco...
[18:59] <catfish> can i ask who i am speaking too?
[18:59] <Jerry> well, must be goin'... it's been nice chattin
[19:00] <Jerry> jerry
[19:00] <catfish> do you post in the forum at all?
[19:00] <Jerry> maybe, i'm a bit like MR, always stoned.. so i forget
[19:01] <catfish> what name do you post under?
Session Close: Sat Sep 07 19:47:51 2002
"Deep Space" mentioned in the conversation is a nickname given to
Hoagland's now famous 'insider source' (i.e. his "deep throat"). In
any case, 'spacecatfish' then tells us on his web page:
"Jerry" left before I could get any answers, so I decided to PM a
KBS from the thread I just had read. I asked two questions, who was
that in the picture in the thread, and who are you...
The answer he got was:
"Do you think Hoagland knows all the rules
but doesn't play the game? Do not reply, this account is now
And attached to the message was also a strange picture:
Obviously, the image has practically nothing to do with Cydonia, at
least on the surface. But I was - almost subconsciously - struck by
the almost religious overtones of the depicted scene (the figures
could be interpreted as two priests and a pope).
This was when I
began to suspect the potential involvement of some esoteric
intelligence in this, which in turn would have meant that there
might be a larger context and a larger game being set up. Just a
wild speculation, but it was enough for me to start scanning all the
information for more clues.
'Spacecatfish' then writes:
The next thing I did was make a cryptic post in the same thread, and
I received a chat log that someone was told to send me.
The chat log, though confusing, is quite intriguing:
Session Ident: Sceptor
[11:08] Session Ident: Sceptor
[11:08] <Sceptor> KBS
[11:09] <Os> Hi
[11:09] <Sceptor> Not him
[11:09] <Os> Ok
[11:09] <Sceptor> Replacement again
[11:09] <Os> ok
[11:09] <Sceptor> Relay final message?
[11:09] <Os> ok
[11:09] <Sceptor> DS has been outted
[11:10] <Os> By KBS on the boards?
[11:10] <Sceptor> Tell them they can thank Bara for that
[11:10] <Sceptor> The guy should not answer "yes" when he means to
[11:10] <Sceptor> Pass that message on..
[11:10] <Os> To Richard?
[11:10] <Sceptor> Yes
[11:10] <Os> ok
[11:11] <Os> Is that what Cat was on about earlier?
[11:11] <Sceptor> What he did he say?
[11:11] <Os> Just asked if anyone knew KBS
[11:11] <Sceptor> And?
[11:11] <Os> I asked if it had to do with that post where he put a
pic and said he was DS and Cat wouldn't say more right now.
[11:12] <Os> Said he might if he finds out more.
[11:12] <Os> I would hardly imagine anyone would believe that post.
[11:13] <Sceptor> That's the whole point.. only the insiders get it
[11:13] <Os> You're surely not saying that CAT is an insider?
[11:13] <Sceptor> Relay message to spacecatfish?
[11:13] <Os> Sure
[11:13] <Sceptor> No.. he was tipped off
[11:13] <Os> By one of us?
[11:14] <Sceptor> We tipped him off
[11:14] <Os> Oh. Okay.
[11:14] <Os> So why not tip me off?
[11:14] <Sceptor> Because he has no idea what's been going on the
last few days
[11:15] <Os> Okay. But the contact with me here Tachyon seemed
surprised that I didn't know who 'WE' are. He said Hoagland would
[11:15] <Os> But I asked Robin, and she said they didn't know.
[11:15] <Os> So can you tell me? If it isn't any big secret?
[11:15] <Sceptor> Message to sc: do NOT relay last information to
[11:15] <Os> That all? Will he understand?
[11:15] <Sceptor> Last info was for HIM only
[11:15] <Os> Right.
[11:15] <Sceptor> Yes...
[11:15] <Os> He will ask me where I got it from
[11:16] <Sceptor> Also, tell him subject referred to (person) is NOT
IN PHYSICAL DANGER
[11:16] <Os> Okay. What do I say when he asks me where I got the
[11:16] <Sceptor> The "event" has already occurred
[11:16] <Os> And he WILL understand?
[11:17] <Sceptor> Finally, tell him NOT to relay this information to
the subject, he is not intelligent enough to comprehend it and will
most likely panic
[11:17] <Os> Okay I will do. Are you not going to answer any of my
[11:17] <Sceptor> Which question first?
[11:18] <Os> Lol
[11:18] <Os> I think most importantly how do I answer Cat's obvious
queries to me.
[11:19] <Sceptor> You don't.. that's all he needs to know
[11:19] <Sceptor> But email him NOW... imperative!
[11:19] <Os> Like who told me this? How did I hear about it? Who am
I? and what do I know? Etc.
[11:19] <Os> Okay.
[11:19] <Sceptor> He won't ask... trust me, he'll know what you're
[11:19] <Os> I don't have an email address for him. I was going to
DCC it when he comes back
[11:19] <Os> Do you have one?
[11:20] <Sceptor> firstname.lastname@example.org
[11:20] <Sceptor> Please do it now
[11:20] <Os> Okay. Thanks I'll do it right away. I just need to edit
out the relevant bits of your message.
[11:20] <Os> Is that it?
[11:21] <Sceptor> Yes.. make send the full info
[11:21] <Sceptor> Yes.. but send the full info
[11:21] <Os> You mean everything you have said to tell him. But not
this whole chat?
[11:22] <Sceptor> Just send the log
[11:22] <Os> Okay.
Thank you OS, again.
[11:22] <Os> Okay. Thanks to you.
[11:22] <Os> Lol
[11:22] * Os chuckles
Session Close: Sun Sep 08 11:23:01 2002
All that can be inferred from this is that some people are playing
some kind of game - though how serious its purpose is remains
Connecting the Dots
In my article,
The Message of Cycle 23 (May 24, '02), my 8-month
long investigation into the symbolic nature of '9-11' culminated in
a time-code that could be used to project some key future events. In
particular, the pattern analysis suggested that the 'window' for the
next big event was December 2002.
And my interpretation was that the
projected event would involve the exit of a major leader, such as
Pope John Paul II, US President, etc. Curiously, I was recently
informed that Richard Hoagland might potentially be aware of the
December window as well. This was at least what his 'speech
What the hell is a 'speech reversal'? As some of you probably know,
there is a fascinating phenomenon discovered by David John Oates
called 'reverse speech', a phenomenon that is claimed to reveal
hidden thoughts of the speaker. Basically, if you record someone's
speech and then play it backwards, there would be some discernable
words and sentences that actually relate nicely to what is said in
the forward speech.
For example, Oates has shown that Neil
Armstrong's famous words uttered on the Moon,
"That's one small step
for man" would say "Man will space walk" in reverse.
It seems to be
one of the many subtle ways the unconscious mind can transmit
information, and having an extensive experience with 'remote
viewing' (another psi phenomenon) and knowing its reality, I
personally don't have any problem with the mysterious phenomenon.
(Of course, like
remote viewing, reverse speech seems to be only
good enough to establish its existence; or in other words, these psi
phenomena are not yet very useful on a practical level because of
their imprecise and interpretive nature.)
In any case, Oates was asked to do
RS analysis of Hoagland's recent
appearance on the Art Bell show (Aug. 29, '02) and as he did this he
found one particular reversal on Hoagland that said "December
warning." What was his unconscious trying to communicate there? Of
course, I found it most interesting because of its apparent
correspondence with my own pattern analysis of world events (i.e.
the December window). Indeed, the issue of Cydonia/Mars was actually
a major component of the pattern I had found.
My casual interest was turned into intense curiosity when I realized
that there is another reference to December... in the earlier
quasi-religious picture sent to 'spacecatfish'! Take a look at it
Just under the word "Deloscollasvios," we find the word
"Villcanota" (the animal in the picture is supposedly being
sacrificed to the 'spirit of Villcanota'), and
website, this word denotes "House of the Sun of the December
The pilgrimage of other Tarpuntay priests took the same whole month
to reach another temple of the Sun, in the same direction from Cuzco
as Huanacauri but far outside the valley. The place was called
Villcanota "House of (= where ) the Sun (had been born) of the (=
during a) December solstice".
So, not only 'December', "Villcanota" is also inseparable from the
Sun - just as my decoding of the event pattern which led me to the
window of December '02 was very heavily associated with the Sun (see
the Cycle 23 article).
This was not the end of strange 'coincidences'. A poster in the
Enterprise Mission forum soon (almost too quickly...) claimed that
he had found
a website that had this same image. It turned out to be
a site dedicated to llamas (supposedly the animal depicted in the
picture). So far, so good - no 'conspiracy' here. But, of course,
the coincidences just wouldn't stop.
It was subsequently found that
the same website also had a manipulated (and humorous) 'face on
Now, this was weird. What do llamas have to do with Cydonia???
moved to email the owner of the site and ask about the image. I got
the following reply:
"It is there just for fun, hopefully to get a smile out of people.
There are a whole set of "strange" llama sightings linked from that
page. A lot of our pages are serious with information on llamas but
that series of pages is strictly for entertainment."
Okay... sounds almost plausible enough. And yet, in the larger
context of the THEMIS IR image saga, the coincidence still seems
just too meaningful to simply ignore.
Signs of Deception
One of the biggest movies of the summer of 2002 was Signs which
deals with the mysterious crop circle phenomenon. In real life,
appearing almost concurrently with the film was a remarkable crop
"circle" in Hampshire, England depicting a cartoonish alien holding
up a disk.
The disk formation was quickly (almost too quickly) found to be a
cipher and a
specialist's swift decoding yielded the following
Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES. Much PAIN
but still time. EELRIJUE. There is GOOD out there. We OPpose
DECEPTION. Conduit CLOSING (BELL SOUND)
It is quite apparent that the crop message is from a terrestrial
source, not from some gray aliens from far, far away. But this does
not mean the message itself is not valuable. Actually, considering
the great amount of trouble, planning, and ingenuity that must have
been gone into making the formation, it seems more natural to infer
that the message is important in some way.
Indeed, that the crop formation is saying something meaningful to us
is already apparent from the fact that it came into existence
on/around August 14, which is exactly one year after another very
similar formation appeared at Chilbolton Radio Observatory just few
miles away (see picture below).
These crop glyphs got a lot of people's attention - even
Hoagland discussed it extensively - as it seemed to have been
stylized to be a 'response' to the interstellar SETI radio message
transmitted in 1974 from the Arecibo radio telescope to a potential
extraterrestrial civilization out there.
The original Arecibo message had a pictorial section where Earth was
pointed out as the home planet of the race that sent out the signal;
but on the crop glyph, which was nearly identical to the original
message, not just Earth but Mars (and apparently the theoretical
'exploded planets' between Mars and Jupiter, Planet K/V) was also
marked - as if to say that mankind is actually an 'interplanetary'
race that has a close connection to the Red Planet (and the
'exploded planets' which are now the asteroid belt).
An alternative interpretation is that this line represents this
solar system with additional, now missing members … including an
unknown fourth and fifth planet, the latter orbiting where the
current asteroid belt resides. As noted earlier, the timing of this
glyph is startling – and highly "suspicious." In our recently
published "Tides" paper, the original fourth and fifth planets have
been destroyed. This destruction then releases Mars (a satellite of
one of these former worlds) to become a new “fourth planet” on its
This identical scenario eerily seems to be depicted in the
Chilbolton glyph. Why? And … why NOW?
[...] In such a horrific scenario, these catastrophic events might
have triggered a desperate attempt to survive by sending refugees to
Earth (the only inhabitable planet remaining in the solar system).
So, is the glyph trying to tell us that an effort was made to
implant the dying populations genetic code in terrestrial life forms
here on Earth – thus accounting for the inference of "genetic
engineering" higher in the glyph … ultimately resulting in
It has also been pointed out that the suggested Martian link is
seemingly reinforced by the accompanying 'face' glyph which is quite
evocative of the 'face on Mars'.
This apparent Cydonia connection then seems to shed some light on
the meaning of the 2002 'ET' crop formation message:
Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES. Much PAIN
but still time. EELRIJUE. There is GOOD out there. We OPpose
DECEPTION. Conduit CLOSING (BELL SOUND)
"False gifts" and "deception"... Could this warning possibly be
related to the recently released IR image of Cydonia taken by the
Odyssey probe orbiting Mars? Was Hoagland given a 'false gift' from
a NASA insider for the purpose of 'deception'? The very strange
circumstances surrounding the acquisition of the "real" IR image by
the Enterprise Mission certainly makes this a plausible enough
What makes this interpretation more intriguing is the following. In
the 2002 crop formation, the coded information was found on the
depicted circular disk held by a 'gray alien'. Why use a disk? Why
not continue the format of the 2001 crop glyphs - i.e. in the form
of ETs responding to our SETI message?
Well, I believe the format is
This time, the "ETs" are supposed to be responding to
the SETI message sent onboard the Voyager spacecraft 25 years ago
(1977). The twin Voyager probes are now the farthest manmade object
from Earth and
carrying a message to ETs on a golden disk (see
So, the alien depicted in the 2002 crop formation is
holding up this Voyager disk and in effect saying:
"Okay, got it.
Now, here is my message to you."
Now, like the Arecibo signal, behind the Voyager disk project was
Carl Sagan (whose novel became the movie
however, it was Pioneer 10 launched in 1972 that carried
the first SETI message to potential ETs out there. Sagan was involved here as
well, but the real originator of this grand idea was none other than
Richard Hoagland (who took the proposal to Sagan).
The relevance of the Cydonia IR picture to this supposed crop-circle
"SETI" communication has been further suggested by another strange
message from 'KBS', the person who sent 'spacecatfish' the enigmatic
'llama & priests' picture. On Aug. 27, in the Enterprise Mission
forum, 'KBS' posted a hyperlink to a page showing the 2002/'disk'
The hypertext itself read:
The post was then followed by a comment from "Dr. Peter Martin":
I was fascinated by your link title however:
As it is obviously a code of some sort and as I have considerable
experience with such things in addition to my interest with the crop
circle phenomena here in the UK, I thought that I'd attempt to
Eventually I figured out how it was composed and have
decoded it to read:
HaPPy AnNiVerSaRy, HoAglAnd
This was achieved by grouping 3 digits at a time working left to
right and interpreting them as the octal representation of an ASCII
character code. [...]
"Happy anniversary, Hoagland"?
Whatever that really means, the
'insider' poster (?) 'KBS' seemed to subtly suggest that there
indeed was some kind of link between the crop messages and
Hoagland's work. Therefore there is now more reason to suspect that
the 'false gifts'/'broken promises'/'deception' mentioned in the
coded crop message had some relevance to the THEMIS IR picture, the
'gift' from the Odyssey spacecraft, that Hoagland revealed to the
public on September 5.
Now, remarkably, September 5 was exactly the
25th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1, onboard which was the
disk bearing a message to ETs (which in turn was "answered" by the
2002 crop message)! So it is as if 'KBS', or whoever was working
behind/through him, had the foreknowledge of the timing of
Hoagland's revelation. What does that mean? I'm not sure.
plot is thickening for sure... There seems to be some mysterious
force at work in all this.
To greatly reduce the possibility of all this being a series of mere
coincidences, we have the following. First,
it has pointed out that
a curious crop inscription that appeared in England back in August
1991 seems to correlate nicely with the 2002 crop message.
1996 by Michael Hesemann
In August 1991 in the Milk Hill field near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire,
England, an inscription was placed in the wheat field which British
author John Michell reported about in The Cereologist No. 9, Page 3,
Summer 1993, based on two years of work by a committee of nine
people, including a cryptoanalyst. The only solution that could be
found were two ancient Latin words, Oppono Astos.
is, "I oppose acts of craft and cunning."
The message, "I oppose acts of craft and cunning," is certainly
"Beware the bearers of false gifts & their broken
promises... We oppose deception."
But the additional information
that follows the above commentary has more remarkable implications:
The Latin description of what the Greeks did with the
used the word astos to describe the gift of the Trojan Horse which
was used to get an attacking army into the city of Troy.
So, it is implied here that the "false gift" and "deception"
mentioned in the 2002 message relate to the famous mythological tale
of the Trojan Horse. It is interesting to note that there were dire
warnings given to the Trojans about the gift from the Greeks, just
as the crop messages now seem to be warning us about some coming
And from what we have seen so far, the current 'warning'
appears to concern the issue of the Cydonia image from the Odyssey
And here is the punch line. The great deception of the Trojan Horse
that led to the fall of Troy and the end of the great war, it is
written, was orchestrated by a figure named Odysseus whose stories
are told in Homer's great epic - often called 'the greatest tale of
all time' - titled The Odyssey, i.e. the very name of the spacecraft
giving us the IR images of the Red Planet!
It has become quite clear, then, that we are somehow being warned
about the "gifts" from the Odyssey spacecraft/team - i.e. the IR
images - and that we are facing some kind of 'endgame' at the
beginning of the new millennium.
Many questions still remain, but at least we're beginning to put the
pieces of the puzzle together. Hopefully, there is "still time"...
perhaps until December, as in Hoagland's "December warning."