Yesterday I finished a couple of big projects - or at least put them into some sort of "rough draft order" - and I decided to goof off and read a book. The book of choice, in this case, was an old science fiction yarn called The Puzzle of the Space Pyramids by Eando Binder, a nom-de-plume for Alfred Binder and his brother Otto, both of whom wrote a series of sci-fi novels. In this case, the book was quite a yarn, and entertaining in its own way. Written first as a series of short stories that were serialized in the late 1930's and early 1940's, the stories were "fixed up" and reprinted as a novel.

I had heard of this book through the writing of the late Mac Tonnies, and finally finding a used copy online, bought it. The premise is simple, if a bit dated by the standards of modern science and exo-planetary geology and meteorology.  A team of scientists and explorers is sent to Mars, where they encounter the famous Martian canals and a variety of life forms, most of them hostile. But they also encounter something else: Egyptian-looking pyramids. The group barely makes it back to Earth in its rocket ship (yea, this is the 1930's and 1940's after all), after losing a few crew members to Mars' extraterrestrials.

The scientists speculate that the pyramid is much older than those on Earth in Egypt, and so come to the conclusion either that Martians had somehow been responsible for contact with the Earth and for building the ones there, or conversely, that some very ancient civilization on Earth - long gone - had been a space-faring civilization and had built the ones on Mars.

Elements of the same team then turn up on Venus, conducting similar exploration expeditions, and discover the planet to be one vast ocean of water and a fecundity of life, including intelligent life, contrary to all scientific expectations.

But, once again, they discover another Egyptian-looking pyramid. After communicating with the local Venusians through sign-language and pointing out the pyramid, the natives turn suddenly aggressive until the team manages to save the Venusian leader's son, after which everything is a-ok again. The scientists learn that the Venusians thought them to be descendants of the people from the sky who came long ago, and who built the pyramid and enslaved them.  Having yet another piece of what was becoming a cosmic puzzle, the scientists decide to explore the pyramid, and find therein a set of tablets with strange-looking hieroglyphs, but lo and behold, some of the hieroglyphs are also in ancient Egyptian, allowing at least a partial decoding of the tablets. From this and from observations about the pyramid itself, the scientists conjecture is was a machine of some sort.

At this juncture, I was, of course, taken by the odd parallels in the story not only with my own research on the subject, but with that of engineer Chris Dunn, whose Giza Powerplant argues the case that the Great Pyramid was a power-producing machine of some sort.

And then, once again, the scientists blast off for Earth in their rocket ship, having once again lost some members of the expedition to the hostile Venusian climate (and we're talking really hostile here...there's a "death mold" that, if you scratch or cut yourself, instantly sets in and within minutes consumes you alive).

Yet again, our intrepid team of explorers, with new members of the team, sets off to explore the planet Mercury and, you guessed it, the planet not only is home to intelligent life (in this case, a kind of intelligent mushroom-like plant!), but is also the home to a pyramid in the Egyptian style.

And rounding out this "puzzle of the space pyramids," the team finally makes its way to the Jovian moon Ganymede, and there they observe through their telescopes another pyramid on the distant Jovian moon of Callisto. And later, through a variety of mishaps and changes of fortune, they are forced to land on the surface of Jupiter itself (yes, you read that right, the surface of Jupiter itself) where - you guessed it - they find another enormous pyramid with the remains of machinery inside and more records.

At this juncture, one of the scientists who has been involved with the "decoding" of the tablets found elsewhere in the celestial grid-work of pyramids, was able to put the final piece of the puzzle together. And at the very end of the book, the mystery is revealed, and I quote the passage at length here, so that the reader can understand the nature of how this book impacted me (the excerpts are from a conversation between the scientist - Halloway - and two of the expedition's crew members):

"''But one clue was in each pyramid, on each planet. A set of figures. Mathematics is a universal language. These figures told how much power each apex-machine produced.'

"'Power to to what?' we asked patiently."

"'To move a planet.'"

"'What kind of power is that?'" we gasped.

"'Gravity-power,' Halloway said."

Halloway went on to explain that what the ancient civilization was trying to to was to move an entire planet that used to be in the orbit of the asteroid belt, out of its eccentric orbit so it would no longer endanger the civilization on Mars. The pyramids on the various planets that they had discovered were "gravity-concentrators", and they had been positioned on either side of the planet in the orbit of the asteroid belt to move it.

But then, says Halloway, "...something unexpected happened. Asteroidia finally fell apart under the terrific strain. Or rather, it exploded, becoming the pieces we know today as the Asteroids." (Eando Binder, The Puzzle of the Space Pyramids, pp. 198-200, Modern Library Editions, 1971).

Well, this was just too much coincidence, I thought, since I had argued a very similar scenario in my book The Cosmic War and a very similar conception of the Great Pyramid in my Giza Death Star Trilogy. So I decided to investigate the Binders and their book a little more, and that's when I discovered that it was a novelization of science fiction short stories from the late 1930's and early 1940's. One of the Binders, I was to learn, subsequently went to work for Marvel Comics.

Was this merely a coincidence? Well, it certainly could be such. But let's take the angle that it was not. If not, then where were they getting their information? As I point out in The Cosmic War, the idea that the asteroid belt is the remains of an exploded planet was actually a serious conception of early 19th century astronomy. They even had a name for the planet that exploded; they called it...Krypton.  So, the idea that the asteroid belt was caused by an exploding planet was certainly out there.

But what is unusual is Binder's assertion - in the guise of science fiction - that there are (1) pyramidal structures on other celestial bodies in the solar system, and (2) that they represent a technology capable of manipulating gravity and exploding a planet.

Now, mind you, the first point is again being made long before space probes from Earth would find evidence - on Mars (coincidentally?) - of pyramidal structures, as anyone familiar with the work of Richard C. Hoagland, Dr. Mark Carlotto, or Errol Torun would know. Was this a "lucky guess" on Binder's part?

While my mind says yes, my intuition says no. And that brings us to the second point: that in Binder's novel these structures represent gravity manipulating machines: resonators and "gravity amplifiers" or capacitors. Where might such an idea have come from in the 1930s and 1940s? Well, there can be only one place, and that is from the same texts and interpretations of those texts that I produce in The Cosmic War.

The bottom line is: we are left with the disturbing possibility that, as long ago as the late 1930's and 1940's, someone had done their homework, and had come to the conclusion that ancient texts were talking about a technology, a technology of the manipulation of the very fabric of space-time, and that pyramids were that technology. And we are left with the disturbing possibility that they began to "leak" these insights in the form of science fiction.

One is left to wonder just who made this information available to the Binders, or if in fact they themselves did their own research and published it in the guise of fiction. Either way one slices it, we are left with the puzzle of The Puzzle of the Space Pyramids.

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Hoben on September 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I suggest you read Dolores Cannon’s book : the convoluted universe (4 volumes!) to understand how the asteroid belt has been formed…. Yes, fragments of a Planet…

  2. marcos anthony toledo on June 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Well there is Jonathan Swilf novet Gulliver’s Travels were while on the flying island of Laputa the scientist of that island show Gulliver that Mars had two moons and book was written before their discovery in the nineteeth century try and figure out how Swilf got his information in the early eighteeth century strange isn’t it.

  3. Jon Norris on April 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Interesting also that there is precious little information on the Binders other than they were writers and one worked for Marvel comics. Wikipedia has more links on the comics involved than the authors themselves. More digging to do here.

    I think it is a given that ANY information about dates of various ancient artifacts is probably bogus, given the range of lies which are already known. To argue against Dunn’s work based on taking mainstream archeological dating as accurate is deeply flawed.

    Virtually all of our guesses (and that mostly what this kind of dating is) about the age of artifacts are pure speculation unless they have a solid gold provenance and can be verified through other means such as equally well documented writings describing them. Lots of people (especially royalty) take credit for things they didn’t do.

  4. ILJA on April 18, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Dr. Farrell, after reading “Giza Death Star Deployed” I have some questions, would like you kindly to answer. These questions regard mainly the IX chapter about quantum numerology and tetraedrical physics. I have to admit I didn’t understand some of your logical constructions; perhaps, my ordinary human logic, which differs from that of a physicist anyway, couldn’t afford the required quality of abstract thinking, so please, explain to me some moments.
    1) In part A.1 of that chapter you are writing that assuming as a base a measure of 20.60659 pyramidal inches and dividing it by the Plank’s unit of 6626, we’ll get the following tab:
    The Queen’s chamber:
    – The bottom of the niche = 20.60659, harmony is 1
    – The depth of the niche = 41.21319 (20.60659*2), harmony is 2
    – The top of the niche = 61.81978 (20.60659*3), harmony is 3
    My question: if these harmonies were elicited by multiplying the basic queen’s chamber’s bottom’s parameter by 2 and 3, what it has to do with division of Plank’s constant? Moreover, earlier you wrote that the harmonic coefficient of the niche’s bottom is equal to 2060659, which being divided by 6626 gives 310.9959. That has mudded waters completely inside me.
    2) In part A.2 (external dimensions of the construction and the harmony of the Plank’s units) you tried to keep our attention to the results, where the quotient is no more than 0.2. In the following tabs I tried also to obtain this quotient, but failed to do so. Could you point out in what part of those tabs this number locates?
    After that, when commenting on these values, you stated that the average distance between the Earth and the center of the Sun appears to be the reflection of a certain form of quantum state of geometry analogically, precession of equinoxes is displayed as a certain form of quantum state of geometry. How to understand the word “a certain” here? Don’t you think that this uncertainty brings disorder to the scientific nature of your (and any other) research?
    3) In part A.4 after placing values of the 27 harmonies of the radius of the pole in connection to the Plank’s constant, length and mass, you asked to keep our attention to these results of division of these harmonies by the Plank’s length that are different by 0.2 (the same 0.2 again!) from the whole number? Is my understanding correct when I think that if the results, for instance, for 1st and 10th harmonies are 22.995 and 229.868 respectively, the position of decimal point is within the interval of 0.2 (22.995 is ~23 and 229.868 is ~230)?
    But then the other confusion emerges: in part A.1 you note that in the harmonies of the Plank’s length the position of decimal point forms repetitive succession of the numbers from 9 to 0. Occasionally, I obtained that succession, but in the correlation to the Plank’s constant (6626) and not in that to Plank’s length, and beside that in inverse order (i.e. from 0 to 9).
    I addition I have to note that your book I read in Russian, so maybe there’re wrong translation issues? Anyway greatly appreciate your work and time if you helped me to clear up some of them.

  5. Graham UK on March 21, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Hi Dr J,

    I’ve been casually researching the paleo-ancient civilisation hypothesis for around 15 years. It led me to your work and I have just read The Giza Death Star and I’m well on with GDS Deployed…I also have Cosmic War on the shelf. I have a number of questions for you and perhaps a suggestion or two.

    I’m from an electrical engineering background mainly in the construction of Nuclear Submarines but I have also dabbled in renewable energies. My main area of expertise is the management of people and strategy (Paradigm analysis) I wonder if you have an e-mail address where I can write to you properly?


    Graham M Ingham EMBA FCMI CMgr

  6. geo bro on March 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

    herodotus description of the giza plateu and pyramids ie what was on the sides carvings of things past and 2 come .strange creatures .and all things scientific and astronomy .i wonder in the 13th century just who removed the facing stone as its at yhe time of the crusades .he also points out that the area was thick with sea shells

    • Christine on March 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

      this might have been removed, because of being images prohibited
      by Islam, before that. and these might have found use in construction.
      I recall reading that the facing stone used to be white limestone, so
      the pyramid seemed to gleam in the sunlight more than now, but it
      was all dragged away. limestone is softer and easier to work for
      primitives than the granite.

  7. Christine on March 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

    yeah, it seems to me, that if Dunn’s theory was correct, in terms of
    the times of Egypt as we know it, there would be a lot more stuff
    and references around. Even if it was hogged for the priesthood
    and Pharoahs only to impress the gullble public, and hidden from
    others, SOMETHING should have turned up incl. hardware.

    But if it was either power source or weapon or both, and was damaged
    in a cataclysm, but kept on and copied for paraphysical kinda power
    angles, in its weakened form, that would fit the situation better.

  8. ILJA on March 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

    For those of you, who read in russian here’s a link

  9. Tim on February 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Exactly where in Chris Dunn’s book does he claim the technology disappeared in a cataclysm? Page number and edition please. We don’t know what happened to this technology. Only that it was used. His latest book addresses some of your questions.

  10. ILJA on February 23, 2011 at 7:38 am

    In short, the contrarguments are old: if there advanced tools were used, what are the evidences, while imperssive monuments were being built later than Giza pyramids? Also interesting is the place, where she refers to the lack of Dunn’s theory support by physicians. I would greatly like to see the discussion between her and not Chris Dunn but Jiseph Farell instead. Interesting that that the main subjest of her criticism is Dunn, but more solid lookingt Farell’s theory which operates with with more complexed tools of physics.

  11. ILJA on February 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Chris Dunn’s theory is so poorly developed that it pretends that enigmatic artifacts appear around the area of Giza and were produced during a relatively short window of historical time. The archaeological record proves otherwise. Chris Dunn’s theory ignores part of a diorite palette dating to the Neolithic Period and diorite vessels from this time. Chris Dunn’s theory ignores seven story high monolithic quartzite colossi made thousands of years later, in the 18th Dynasty (not long before the time most scholars ascribe to the Hebrew Exodus). Is is difficult to drill quartzite using a modern tungsten carbide bit [second in hardness to diamond], although thousands of pounds of pressure are applied to the tool bit. Chris Dunn’s theory ignores granite colossi of Pharaoh Ramses the Great, weighing a thousands tons and more, constructed during the 19th Dynasty. Thus, the technology used to create enigmatic stone artifacts did not disappear in a cataclysm.

    Chris Dunn’s theory is inconsistent because the Serapeum sarcophagi he takes issue with, although they are located not far from Giza, date to the 19th Dynasty and later. There is no controversy about the date of the Serapeum and the installation of the sarcophagi there. Why does Chris Dunn illogically claim that the technology used to make the sarcophagi in the Serapeum disappeared in a cataclysm?

    – a quote from abovementioned article by Margarett Morris

  12. Justina on February 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    My suggestion is this. That the primitive kind of “machining” displayed
    in Egyptian art, and reproduced by experimenters on TV, was in play,
    but that ALSO they had some other stuff that refined the end result,
    and ALSO they had some other stuff that facilitated the transport
    and lifting and placement, by greatly reducing the weight of the stones.

  13. ILJA on February 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Another anti-Dunnic discussion. Would be interesting to hear some comments either from Dr.Farell or somebody here.

  14. Justina on January 19, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    The video is real likely a hoax from The Onion, however,
    I am now making inquiries of Alex Constantine as to
    whether The Onion has any connections that might make
    this credible as a veiled leak disguised as a prank.

  15. Justina on January 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    um,. I don’t know where to post this, so here it is.

    This is a representative in The House on CSPAN, asking for a
    vote on an appropriations bill about terrorism.

    Note what slips out between “classified….classified” things like,
    80% of the nation’s population affected, irradiated, escapes,
    flesh eating, air force to be involved against a threat “because
    of their enormous size and otherworldly strength”
    “terrorist attack from classified,” if it first hits some city that
    is “classified.”

    sounds like prep for something from outer space, doesn’t it?
    (that it might involve ?Nazi supersoldiers bred on Mars is
    irrelevant. This is NOT normal.)

    It is also a tad hilarious, asking for a classified amount of money
    for stuff you can’t know about, reminds me of Bush and that
    NAFTA treaty I think it was, 900 pages,no you can’t read it,
    vote on it yes or no.

  16. Bill on January 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    The late Mac Tonnies’ “cryptoterrestrials” come to my mind.

  17. Andy on January 17, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Well, after read this im no suprised.
    I thinks in the past decades many clues have been left in disguise, in form of sci-fi cartoons, Comics and Books.
    Whats the purpose ? Well…maybe its all a process, to prepare us mentally.
    Revelaing astonishing trues in the form of B movies, Sci Fi books, or Low budget comics, seem to have been fashion in the 40´s, 50´´s and 60´s.
    Then we passed to Big Hollywood productions…etc etc.

    There is some kind of agenda here, with a mental effect in different generations of people.

    Sorry about my english


    • Justina on January 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      how much is a leak, and how much is wild imagination based
      on a vague sense and/or hope of possibilities, that then
      inspired the developers, and how much was the result
      of some subconscious telepathic picking of the minds of
      such people, is the question.

  18. Justina on January 16, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I have read almost all of them, but I am going to have to re read
    them, because I don’t remember those details. And my copy
    of The Giza Death Star Destroyed has gone missing! 🙁

  19. Justina on January 16, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    The interesting thing about pyramids on Mars, is that while Earth
    pyramids have four sides, the ones on Mars are three or five sided.
    I can’t recall seeing a photo of a four sided one, but there might
    have been, but the others way outnumber them.

    Has there been any research on the effects of pyramids shaped
    like these? Any theories of your own?

    • Joseph P. Farrell on January 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      Read my books…I talk about all SORTS of research, particularly in Giza Death Star Destroyed.

      • Bill on January 18, 2011 at 6:03 am

        Tentatively, with respect to a finding by the late Professor Charles H. Hapgood shortly before his untimely passing, I’m placing the Great Pyramid/Giza Death Star back to the Sangamon Interglacial—the last time the Northern Hemisphere would have been a significant breadbasket prior to the past 12,000 years.

        • Bill on January 18, 2011 at 6:16 am

          The Sangamon Interglacial is seen as synonamous with the European Eemian Interglacial Stage.

          • Bill on January 18, 2011 at 11:06 am

            Wordplay: The Sangamon/Eemian Interglacial, ended, suddenly, at least in part, by the “Sangamon/Eemian Period” MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX….hypercanes, massive continental flooding, horrific seismic events, scalar (perhaps even nuclear) weapons technology use, and thus the Great Fall….into the long Fimbul Winter (the Wisconsin/Wurm III Glacial Stage)….

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