Marc Hubs is a writer/researcher on mind, science, and conspiracy. He is the author of "Know Your Enemy: Reflections of NPD."
In 1996 former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin officially announced that NASA had found evidence on life on Martian meteorite ALH-84001. Although during his administration Goldin had supervised projects such as the Mars Pathfinder, the Hubble telescope servicing missions and the ISS (International Space Station), Goldin had originally planned to promote a low-cost manned lunar project to the moon. However, after the discovery of bacteria on ALH-84001 the focus of attention was then shifted towards an unmanned Mars probe.
An official press release was released and personally endorsed by Goldin himself which was entitled NASA Scientists Find Evidence Of Life On Mars.
The press release was followed the next day by a speech made on the South Lawn of the White House by President Bill Clinton who stated:
"This is the product of years of exploration and months of intensive study by some of the world's most distinguished scientists. Like all discoveries, this one will and should continue to be reviewed, examined and scrutinized. It must be confirmed by other scientists. But clearly, the fact that something of this magnitude is being explored is another vindication of America's space program and our continuing support for it, even in these tough financial times. I am determined that the American space program will put it's full intellectual power and technological prowess behind the search for further evidence of life on Mars.
Today, rock 84001 speaks to us across all those billions of years and millions of miles. It speaks of the possibility of life. If this discovery is confirmed it will surely be one of the most stunning insights into our universe that science has ever uncovered. Even as it promises answers to some of our oldest questions, it poses others even more fundamental.
We will continue to listen closely to what it has to say as we continue the search for answers and for knowledge that is as old as humanity itself but essential to our people's future."
Skeptics and debunkers soon jumped on the case accusing Goldin and NASA of presenting potentially deceiving information in order to attain further funding for the mission. However, the announcement of the presence of bacterial life on Mars was soon followed by more similar discoveries and claims, although nothing quite as significant.
It wasn't long before NASA announced Jupiter's Europa Harbors Possible warm ice or Liquid Water. A news release suggested a possible mass of ice within the Aitken Basin crater near the south pole of Europa. The press release read:
"Tantalizing new images of Jupiter's moon Europa from NASA's Galileo spacecraft indicate that 'warm ice' or even liquid water may have existed and perhaps still exists beneath Europa's cracked icy crust. Europa has long been considered by scientists and celebrated in science fiction as one of the handful of places in the solar system (along with Mars and Saturn's moon Titan) that could possess an environment where primitive life forms could possibly exist."
The Mars Surveyor Program
After these revelations, the Mars Surveyor program was launched and took place throughout the nineties. The Mars Surveyor program called for a decade-long robotic exploration and global mapping of the red planet.
The Viking-1 Orbiter had already been sent to Mars in 1975 resulting in the well known NASA image of the Cydonia area of the planet which depicts a large structure of 'the face' when looking down from above.
NASA actually returned to Mars eighteen years later to continue their investigations of 'the face'. After the investigation NASA concluded that 'the face' was actually nothing more than a mesa, a very steep but natural land formation with shadows that gave the formation the illusion of being a face - a result of Pareidolia or Apophenia.... allegedly.
Mars - A Hollow Planet?
In 2007 NASA went on to release information that evidence from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft indicates that there are cave skylights on Mars potentially leading down into deep underground caverns or tunnels. Scientists have concluded that these may be 'windows' into underground spaces. In total there are seven of these anomalies which have been nicknamed "the seven sisters".
As stated by NASA:
"Evidence that the holes may be openings to cavernous spaces comes from the temperature differences detected from infrared images taken in the afternoon vs. the pre-dawn morning. From day to night, temperatures of the holes change only about one-third as much as the change in temperature of surrounding ground surface."
Incidentally, all seven holes were found at some of the highest altitudes on Mars, ALL on a volcano called Arsia Mons. Bear in mind the underground caves and tunnel systems that have been discovered here on Earth and the long-term existence of the hollow Earth theory. This 2004 article also makes for interest reading regarding what NASA believe may have been Mayan irrigational canals.
Our Moon & Other NASA Conspiracy Theories
Rather interestingly, this page at NASA's very own website (near the bottom) details how NASA revealed in 2010 that they believe newly discovered pits on the moon could also be entrances into underground caves or tunnels. However, when clicking on the link it becomes apparent that the page has been removed.
There is plenty of other fascinating information out there regarding our moon's secret history, some of the anomalies uncovered and even a study which was commissioned and funded by NASA which researched anomalies dating back to as early as Elizabethan times. The research actually indicated that NASA researchers had observed near to 600 unusual events from 1540 to 1967.
The Lunar Anomalies report was released publicly in 1968 under the title document R277.
At the Disclosure Project conference in 2001 ex-NASA employee Carl Wolfe admitted how another NASA employee had breached his security by showing him close-up images of structures and dome-shaped buildings, potentially an alien base, which had been found on the back side of the moon. One structure which partly makes up this base is 'the shard' which is said to be over a mile high.
One government official even testified to remembering seeing an interview on CNN whereby Mikhail Gorbachev was asked if we should stop using nuclear weapons in space when his wife stepped in and said "No, because of alien spacecraft."
The Threat Of 2012
As December 2012 approaches conspiracy theorists continue to spread doom and gloom but is there any evidence that supports their fears? As for the Mayan calender I would have to say no, the calender does not predict the end of the world. It just stops or resets on that day. Some say that this also signifies the end of one age and the start of a new one.
As for a threat to Earth I would have to say yes, potentially.
Despite NASA denying any evidence to suggest that there is any threat to Earth, except for perhaps the asteroid which is due to just miss Earth on Friday 13th 2029, official information which has been released potentially shows otherwise. Despite denials of coming phenomena such as solar flares (Edit: 30 people in US killed today, 08th July 2012, from a heatwave), freak weather (which is happening now), earthquakes and/or changes to life on Earth NASA revealed in 2008 how their five THEMIS spacecraft had discovered a tear in Earth's magnetosphere, the magnetic shield which protects us from solar wind, four times wider than Earth itself.
Then there's the fact that, also in 2008, NASA revealed that the sun's heliosphere, which is a protective bubble that shields us from harmful galactic radiation, had depleted over the course of just ten years by a massive 25%. Ever since these revelations in 2008 the mainstream media has kept a very low profile on this information possibly to minimize any panic. Although it was stated that NASA was working on some kind of solar shield no further information has been released on these subjects since.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) had actually released official information in November 2003 about a strange phenomena coming from underground. Anomalies in the rotation of Earth's core seemed to be affecting the generation of Earth's magnetosphere. The strength of Earth's magnetosphere is swiftly becoming weaker which, if continued, could result in the extinction of all life on Earth within just a few centuries - this was confirmed by John Shaw, a geologist at the University of Liverpool, England. Considering the fact that our sun's heliosphere is depleting so rapidly and that we may need Earth's magnetosphere as a back-up to protect us this revelation is certainly not very good news.
In June 2010 NASA administrator Charles Bolden released a warning to all NASA employees and their families, to prepare in case of an upcoming event such as a natural disaster. Careful emphasis was applied to stocking up on food and water supplies in the case of such an event which, inevitably, left the public curious and intrigued by such a warning. Have NASA been planning defenses for such an upcoming event? Have the full details of such an event been withheld from public view? Does NASA have concerns that their plans may not be sufficient enough to protect everyone?
Nibiru / Planet X / Wormwood
Some people believe that Niburu or Planet X has returned. The gravitational pull of Nibiru is said to have potentially devastating effects upon Earth and many other planets in our solar system and it is said that Nibiru could be responsible for many of the anomalies that we are currently experiencing on Earth such as the pole-shift which has already started which sees the North pole moving at a rate of 40-miles per day towards Russia.
UFO's and other strange anomalies are being regularly sighted in our skies and many people, as a result, believe that there some kind of intervention, communication or contact with a potentially extraterrestrial civilization.
Wherever this technology truly originates there are decades worth of mass sightings, many of which have been filmed. Even 25,000 protestors at Bolotnaya Square, Russia recently witnessed and filmed a UFO in the skies above them. The event made it into the UK mainstream news media and was reported on by The Guardian who had a high quality close-up video clip clearing showing a mysterious orange-glowing object with five tendrils extended from it.
Russian authorities as well as UK's MoD (Ministry of Defense) confirmed that they were baffled by the object.
Whilst many amateur astronomers claim to have seen and photographed Nibiru, many others claim there is no such object in our solar system. However, tracing back through official news reports it becomes clear that even the BBC have reported on mysterious objects in our solar system, reports which have then gone on to be swept under the carpet.
In terms of the alleged alien presence and official government documentation a declassified document on the FBI Vault website, which details information someone had channeled to them in the 1950s, states:
"The visitors come from a planet which is not perceptible and interpenetrates with our own"
In fact the entire documentation seems to corroborate the claims of the official story as told by Colonel Philip J Corso and Bob Lazar with regards to both the beings and the technology, even mentioning how the aliens huge eyes are oriental-looking in appearance but much larger. Similar information is revealed in the leaked Masjetic-12 documents which both MoD and Stanton Friedman have proven to be more genuine that admitted.
Despite NASA's official stance on the subject of UFO's and advanced extraterrestrial intelligence, many of the world's top astronauts have come forward to tell of what they know. In 1989 astronaut John Blaha was recorded on a secret NASA bypass channel by a radio ham operator as saying:
"Houston this is discovery. We still have the alien spacecraft under observation."
Although NASA admitted that Blaha did indeed make the statement, they claimed that he was actually referring to the Russian Mir space station. Even more remarkable is the fact that Neil Armstrong once admitted in an interview at a NASA Symposium that he witnessed huge menacing alien spacecraft while he and Buzz Aldrin were on the moon. Armstrong said that they were warned off and that's why the US never built a space station on the lunar surface. Although Armstrong denies ever making these statements and the interviewer wished to remain anonymous Armstrong's claims were confirmed from other sources within NASA (Tom Keller, Aerospace Engineer for NASA'S Jet Propulsion Laboratory).
Sixth man on the moon Edgar Mitchell claims to have received confirmed reports from the higher levels of the Pentagon that the extraterrestrial presence is indeed very real and that an alien spacecraft really did crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
By 1999 Project Starlight had become the Disclosure Project and in May 2001 Greer presented, at the National Press Club (NPC) in Washington, testimonies from over 400 reliable and credible government and military officials, astronauts and pilots.
Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper had actually had his own UFO experience and had even taken footage of a flying saucer land in front of him on three tripod legs. Cooper sent the footage off to Washington for analysis only for the footage to be never seen again.
So, when even the testimony of high ranking government officials such as the world's best astronauts is being confiscated is there any reason why we should believe NASA??
No, there isn't!
Other governments are doing the fine work of unveiling the information for us. As Neil Armstrong once said "There are great freedoms which can be accessed to those who can strip away one of truth's protective layers."
The disclosure movement is in full-swing and plenty of information is being released, particularly by Ecuador, Brazil and Mexico yet the US's official stance on the subject is that there is no credible evidence despite the governments of these other countries proving them wrong.
See also: NASA Anomalies: The Moons & Mars
© 2012 Marc Hubs
somethgblue from Shelbyville, Tennessee on July 09, 2012:
Yes, it was and never explained . . . of course how could anyone explain it?
Marc Hubs (author) from United Kingdom on July 09, 2012:
Was that the 20,000 year old angel statue?
somethgblue from Shelbyville, Tennessee on July 09, 2012:
Remember the link I gave you about the artifact found in a moon rock?
JR from California on July 08, 2012:
Great job! You could break this up in to several different hubs, and then create a main hub that links to them. That way you could add more info in each section. But good work!
Marc Hubs (author) from United Kingdom on July 08, 2012:
Thanks for the comment Dolphan5,
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I thought it may be entertaining to publish a feature-length hub on NASA.
Dolphan5 from Warwick R.I on July 08, 2012:
I, like Kartika feel that Gov'ts tell us only what they want us to know. Even when they are caught lying red handed (no offense intended to any martian)they continue to protest innocence. It's good that other entities keep making them uncomfortable. There should be a price for dishonesty.
Interesting hub, covered a lot of mat'l, was organized well and written well also.
kartika damon from Fairfield, Iowa on July 08, 2012:
WOW - you covered lots of ground here - I'm sure we are not told the truth about most things, and are constantly being fed propaganda - for years the powers that be have been covering up the UFO phenomena while the government lies about climate change and just about everything else that is affecting the planet. Very interesting hub.