by Ingo Swan
from Driveway Website
During 1998, two major scientific developments were announced concerning the “discovery" of water and 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 was.
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.
The estimates are impressive regarding how much of it there is: some 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.
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.
There is, of course, no doubt that the lunar atmosphere is not like Earth’s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, It therefore seems logical to think that what is ON the surface might be detected, too.
And so once again we are brought back to the conflicting nature of the official and unofficial versions of the Moon.
Among these, for example, was Fred Steckling, whose 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.
This 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.
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.
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.
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 oblivion.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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 it is both ridiculous and hilarious that mainstream officialdom still pretends it doesn’t exist, and still struggles to maintain the cover-up. 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.