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. Oni Oshun on February 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Dr. Farrell, you are a genius. I am very impressed by your brilliance. It would be nice to get a girlfriend and have her proofread your manuscripts for mistakes (misspellings, grammatical errors, etc.). I read Secrets of the Unified Field and was upset at the number of misspellings. Some sentences were even unintelligible. Also, you might think about moving to a freer nation if pigs treatened you. Check out Heritage Foundations`s 2011 Index of Economic Freedom: Australia, Canada, and New Zealand are freer than U.S.

  2. ericswan on February 15, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Zahi takes a lump or two here….

  3. Justina on February 12, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Lets consider Kecksburg. It had “hieroglyphics” that were probably
    runes, which the original Bell had around the edge. So if this
    represented some continuation of Nazi technology, and in Nazi
    hands because of those runes, ditto this bell like craft, big

    How is anyone going to ride in it and not get killed or sick?
    It is not user or environmentally friendly. People working nearby
    and plants nearby were sickened and killed.

  4. Lu on February 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Dr. Farrell, I’ve been listening to your interviews on Cosmic Wars with interest.

    Today, saw a recent UFO video from Peru, over the Nazca lines. What is seen through the clouds, photographed from this airplane, supposedly, looks like a dead ringer for one of those NAZI bells.

    Thought you’d like to see it.

    Thanks for the many hours of instruction. Hope to get started on your books soon. Do you have audio books? I like to listen while working, but usually don’t have time to sit and read until nearly bedtime.

  5. MattB on February 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm


    I think we are seeing several ops going on here. First-tracking were any stolen material might be going.

    Second-seeing where information relating to Red Mercury might be going.

    Third-covering the tracks of previous operations like the one in the following article.

    Opening Titles:

    American attack on Syria: eight killed

    The myth of mercury

    Local News:

    At least eight Syrian civilians were killed and a number injured yesterday in an American air attack on the village of al-Succariyeh near the Iraqi border in an area known as Abu Kamal in the Deir al-Zour region.

    The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that four American helicopters violated Syrian airspace by eight kilometers yesterday afternoon in the area of the al-Succariyeh farms in Abu Kamal.

    Sources said that American soldiers stormed a building under construction and opened fire on whoever was inside.

    The Syrian Foreign Ministry summons the American chargé d’affairs in Damascus to voice Syria’s protest to and denunciation of [the attack] and to emphasize that the American administration would be held fully accountable. The Iraqi chargé d’affairs was also summoned [and given a similar warning].

    As of late yesterday, the occupying American army had not even commented except to announce that the incident was under investigation.

    The Lebanese press deluded itself and then others regarding the terrorist network arrested in the South. The arrests did not take place in Kfar Shouba nor Sur, and the truth is that the pipes and “red mercury” turned out to be phosphorous for hunting worth a total of two dollars.

    To read more:
    Only 25% of a given NOW Lebanon article can be republished. For information on republishing rights from NOW Lebanon:

  6. MattB on February 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Red mercury also turns up in the ‘scam’ basket with ‘Magic Money’, and ‘bullet proof precious stones’:

    Top five scams in the Middle East
    06/25/2010 09:05

    As 3 Iranians who sought to swindle UAE bank out of $4 billion are tried, here is a list of some of the Middle East’s most outlandish scams.

    Talkbacks (1)
    Magic Money

    In July, 2009, two men where arrested in Abu Dhabi, for trying to sell a money multiplying powder to an undercover police agent.

    The men, from the UAE’s capital, made claims the magical blend would double any amount of money when sprinkled over banknotes in a closed bag.

    The scam worked by dusting some of the powder on the notes they wanted to double, then placing the notes in a bag while their victims were asked not to open the bag until the blend took effect. The money was then switched with fake notes covered with powder and closed in the bag.

    The usual method involved giving the victims, most of whom came from the northern emirates, an initial “demonstration” of the powder’s inflationary properties, before asking them to hand over a large number of notes. The single largest swindle involved $1.6m.

    A regional paper quoted a local police officer as saying ‘a massive number of people have lost money to them.’

    Laboratory tests showed the powder consisted of flour and washing powder.

    The Bullet Proofing Stone

    A 52 year old Yemeni man was sentenced to six months in jail by a court in Dubai, for attempting to sell an onyx which, he claims, bullet proofs the bearer.

    ‘I am willing to prove to the world that it’s a bulletproofing onyx stone… I am ready to face a death sentence if that’s what it will take for me to prove that the stone is unquestionably bulletproofing’ the defendant said, though the judge refused to allow for a test of the stone’s alleged capabilities.

    During the hearing, the defendant argued that the stone proved bulletproof when he tried it four times on sheep

    The Yemeni man had put an advertisement in a local paper stating that he was selling the stone for approximately $490,000 at a stand he had at a local fair. As for the origin of the stone, the defendant claimed he had found it in Yemen without providing further details.

    Disclosure: It should be noted the stone was never proven not to make its bearer bullet proof.

    The Billion Dollar Heist

    Following two separate scam attempts within less than thirty nine hours, police in Abu Dhabi arrested five suspects who allegedly tried to withdraw $42bn from the country’s central bank.

    The first attempt involved the manager of a local bank, who together with two men visiting from abroad allegedly forged documents showing that the UAE Central Bank owed the leader of their group $14.4bn.

    When arrested the bank manager was reported to have admitted that a foreign woman persuaded him that the Central Bank held 44 boxes containing $14.4 billion and that he would get 20% of the money if he was willing to help.

    The second attempt involved two men who also produced forged documents claiming the Central Bank owed them $28 billion. One of the suspects was visiting the country and admitted that he was asked to withdraw the money for a third party in return for 1% of the sum. The role of the second suspect was to show the man visiting the way to another emirate to the premises of the central bank.

    The primary police investigation alleges that both attempts were masterminded by the same sixth person living in another country in the region.

    The Dream Job

    An Australian man, R.K. thought he had landed a dream job when through the help of a recruitment agency, he’d been offered a $300,000 a year job in the Middle East.

    R.K, a structural mechanical engineer has worked in mines all over the world. After paying $600 to have his CV put in front of key employers in the Gulf region he was delighted when he got a call from a man claiming to be the head of human resources with the Ajman Petroleum company, in the United Arab Emirates, offering him a highly paid supervisor’s position.

    The HR head asked for $1,546 to acquire the Australian’s visa and other documents. R.K who has worked previously in Asia, but not in the Middle East, didn’t think much of the request and sent the money.

    But it wasn’t until he was asked for another $6,695 to cover a range of other things including airfares, that alarm bells began to ring and he realized that he had been the victim of a so called Nigerian scam.

    Ajman Petroleum states they have never heard of the HR head.

    Red Mercury

    In April 2009 Saudi Arabia was buzzing with rumors that the mythical substance “red mercury” could be found in old sewing machines from the brand Singer. The price of machines subsequently skyrocketed from $53 to $53,000. The rumors which started on the internet, claimed that foreign buyers ranging from Swiss and American experts to wealthy Kuwaitis were traveling around the Kingdom looking for old sewing machines. As a result of the rumors, people started to search markets and even rob tailors to get a hold of the machines.

    Reports of the so called ‘red mercury’, first appeared in Western and Russian media during the 1980s without specifics as to what the object was and what it looked like. Despite this, the reports claimed the material to be a key ingredient in the construction of nuclear weapons. It has never been proved that “red mercury” actually exist, this has however not stopped rumors circulating that it can be used to summon genies, extract gold, locate buried treasure and perform various types of magic.

    According to rumors one should be able to determine the existence of the mercury in the machine’s needle by using a cell phone. If the line is cut while holding the phone close to the needle, it’s a sure sign of the presence of “red mercury”. The rumors did not however provide any guidance on how to extract the substance from the machine.

  7. MattB on February 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Or an odd link between Microsoft, Cairo and Red Mercury from 2006….

  8. MattB on February 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Or Kuwaitis stealing red mercury from Cairo crooks so as to summon genies to steal large amounts of cash from swiss accounts …..

  9. MattB on February 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    This one is quite funny-a smuggling operation with red mercury gone slightly wrong?

    Almost as good as thorium and toothpaste hahah

    18 April 2009

    JEDDAH: The feverish search for Singer sewing machines driven by a superstitious notion that they possessed mysterious powers to fulfill every human wish has lost its tempo as the common man is slowly realizing that it is another ploy to dupe the naive public, particularly in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

    Nobody has yet been arrested on the charge of launching the hoax claiming that red mercury inside the machines can capture a wish-granting genii and convert its owner to an Aladdin with the Magic Lamp, a fantasy almost every child in the Middle East knows.

    However, it is yet a mystery how the sewing machine has been elevated to the status of the magic lamp.

    Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Al-Turki described the rumors “as false and deceptive” in a recent statement.

    Following the rumor, the price of a Singer machine reportedly catapulted last week.

    “There is no such thing as red mercury except in the world of superstition and magic,” said Khaled Kamakhi, former rector of the Institute of Research and Consultancy at Taiba University in Madinah.

    According to rumors going around on the Internet, a sewing machine can be proved to contain red mercury if a phone signal cuts off when held close by. Buyers from street stalls were using their mobile phones to test the machines, Al-Watan newspaper reported yesterday.

    Commenting on the rumor Kamakhi said, a strong static electricity field could be the cause of disruption in the mobile line.

    According to conspiracy theorists, red mercury was developed by Soviet scientists in the 1980s, but its existence has since been covered up by US military because of its potential use as a weapon of mass destruction.

    Ahmad Bushaala, a teacher of inorganic chemistry at Taiba University, said the rumors about red mercury were circulated by Russian scientists in the early 1980s after developing a smart nuclear bomb that could kill people without harming the buildings and streets.

    According to an article in the Russian newspaper Pravda in 1993, red mercury was a superconductive material used for producing high-precision conventional and nuclear explosives.

    It was also reported that Russian businessmen offered red mercury for sale throughout Europe and the Middle East and found many buyers who would pay almost anything for the substance even though they had no idea what it was all about.

    The tendency of easily being carried away by rumors has been lampooned by messages appearing on mobile phones and websites, such as “I adore you more than red mercury” or “I love you more than an old Singer machine.” Another message suggested the name Singer for a new baby.

  10. MattB on February 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Sorry, web link here for reference:

  11. MattB on February 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    While doing a google search on ‘red mercury cairo’ I came up with this article.

    About 8 paragraphs down Hawass mentions red mercury as an ancient power source ( as a ‘myth though’ hhmmmm)

    Could it be that the crook in this article has been excavating artefacts from a very high civilisation or from Egypt that should not be? Could it be that this article is a cover story?

    What do you think Joseph?

    A tall tale

    Nevine El-Aref reports on how a crook from Esna gripped world attention with a fake obelisk
    Early this week the Upper Egyptian city of Esna was peacefully going about its usual business. Farmers were busy in the fields, merchants were trading in the market and weavers sat in front of their looms. Housewives were cooking Ramadan’s iftar meals. Yet on Monday the city woke up to breaking news: a Ptolemaic obelisk dating from the reign of the famous Queen Cleopatra VII, found half-buried under the house of an Esna resident named Sayed Mahmoud, was up for sale with an asking price of $100 million.

    The obelisk was said to be six metres high, carved of schist and decorated with hieroglyphic texts, lotus flowers and cartouches featuring Queen Cleopatra’s face and profile. The news appeared on the Internet as well as in several Egyptian and foreign newspapers.

    Intensive investigations carried out by the Esna police and antiquities inspectors, however, revealed the story to be a hoax and an attempt by Mahmoud, a well-known local crook, to defraud tourists by spreading a rumour that antiquities lay buried under his house.

    It is not the first time that Mahmoud has been involved in an antiquities scam. The police and the Esna inspectorate have previously filed a number of legal reports against him for deluding tourists and his neighbours and for carrying out illicit excavation in the desert near Esna. Now he is accused of misleading the public by spreading rumours about an obelisk.

    An archeological committee led by Esna antiquities director Abdel-Sattar Ahmed inspected Mahmoud’s house near the city centre and found nothing. The house was totally empty of ancient relics, and no obelisk was found beneath it. In a telephone interview Ahmed told Al-Ahram Weekly that Mahmoud was “a crook who frequently spread similar reports to attract the attention of people, especially tourists, who believed him and accompanied him to admire the monuments after paying him a sum of money. Several attorney reports were filed against him, but he has since left the city and his whereabouts are unknown”.

    The story of the Ptolemaic obelisk first surfaced a year ago, but although it was quickly squashed it is still floating on the surface.

    Supreme Council of Antiquities’ (SCA) Secretary-General Zahi Hawass told the Weekly that investigations of the photograph of the obelisk had revealed it was not an authentic object but a replica, rather like those made by artisans and sold in the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar. He said that according to scientific evidence, the art motifs engraved on the obelisk were neither ancient Egyptian nor Ptolemaic: they were replicas.

    “Regretfully false, imaginary reports about finding ancient monuments are spread all over the country, and most of the people believe them — like the rumour of the red mercury which healed all diseases and gave them top energy,” Hawass lamented, adding that believing in them invariably led to catastrophe. He recalled an incident several years ago when some people dug underneath their house in Aswan searching for a Pharaonic treasure but stumbled on a well. Water flooded the house and totally inundated the basement. Similar incidents occurred in Bahariya Oasis when people dug for the red mercury, and three years ago a gang inveigled an Arab emir into buying red paint instead of the famous red mercury.

    Esna is about 776km south of Cairo on the West Bank of the Nile. Its ancient name was Senat, and later the Greeks called it Latopolis, the “city of the fish” where the Nile perch was worshipped. Today it has been made famous by its river dam: as their cruise boats pause to negotiate the dam, tourists take the opportunity to visit the Temple of Esna in the centre of the town.

    Buried under its own debris for many centuries, the temple is dedicated to the ram-headed God Khnum, the god of creation. Tuthmosis III laid the foundation s of the temple in the 18th Dynasty, but Ptolemaic and Roman Emperors completed it from 40-250 AD, and their names are recorded all over the temple walls.

    The well-preserved temple contains a colonaded hall with 24 pillars beautifully decorated with lotus and palm capitals. The walls are covered with four rows of reliefs showing Ptolemaic rulers and Roman emperors dressed in Pharaohs’ costumes and sacrificing to the temple deities. On both sides of the temple entrance are chambers used in ancient time as storerooms. During Mohamed Ali’s reign they were used to store cotton.

    Flanking the entrance of each room is Emperor Trajan, carried in a litter by six priests, with jackal and hawk masks of the gods.

    The most interesting scenes in this temple are those on the roof, which is decorated with astronomical representations. The left side of the temple gateway is decorated with a scene featuring the sky goddess Nut, the dog star, Orion’s belt, and Alpha Draconis (the Dragon Star). The west wall of the façade bears a beautiful scene of Horus, god of victory, and the god Khnum dragging a net full of fish from the Nile, as well as reliefs of birds. Significantly at the foot of this representation is the last known hieroglyphic inscription ever recorded, completed by the Roman Emperor Dios in 250 AD.

  12. William John on February 11, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Dr. Farrell,
    After having watched NEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM this morning and the fascinating topic of Red Mercury sponsored by everyone’s favorite expert on Egypt. I was reminded of a video I watched recently aired by The Nature of Things science program here north of the 49th. This URL will take you to the player and as is common there will be ads to mute. The program was interesting enough for the purpose of additional sources even though it might be from a franchise media outlet in the good English tradition. However, as is often the case, the story all though questionable with intent was full of truths. At minute 38 of the documentary, a very familiar mechanical configuration is presented and its purpose explained. The liquid mental it is said to contain and use for its medium is described as liquid (white) sodium possessing very desirable quality of electrical and magnetic energy conduction. The method of described use along with its claim of explosivity leaves me wondering if we are not looking at the modern equivalent of what was in the Nazi Bell.

    URL –

  13. Greg Parent on February 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Alchemically, the “whitening” corresponds to the ‘lesser mysteries’ and “reddening” corresponds to the ‘greater mysteries.’ Solution and coagulation , binding and loosing, correspond to the power and the keys of Christian tradition wherein the two keys, one gold (reddening), the other silver (whitening), represent spiritual authority and temporal power respectively. The crossing of the two keys, which is represented by the figure of the ‘claviger’ swastika, indicates the powers of ‘opening’ and ‘closing’, or ‘binding’ and ‘loosing.’

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