MoonrakerOne of my Facebook friends, Niel Plascentia, sent me the following link that - you guessed it - gives further grist for the mill on the idea of secret bases on the Moon:

Claim: Secret American Base Discovered on Moon's the usual stuff: testimony from "whistleblowers" and some photos that purport to show evidence. The idea of bases on the Moon, however, has a long - if not chequered - history. It began, as seemingly all such chequered histories begin, with famous 1950s contactee, George Adamski, who purportedly was recruited by the USA military to photograph UFOs on the Moon with his 6" 1nd 15" telescopes. Having done so, Adamski quickly concluded that they came from a secret base or bases on that planet.

Then the story mushroomed with George Leonard's Somebody Else is on the Moon(referenced in the article linked above), Don Wilsons' Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon, and a host of others.

But undoubtedly the grandfather of the Moon base hypothesis and all who came after him with variations on that theme, was Fred Steckling, an associate of Adamski in Adamski's later years, and the author of a real tour de force - or, depending on one's lights, tour de farce - called We Discovered Alien Bases on the Moon, recently reissued and revised by his son, Glenn Steckling. Regardless of one's biases toward the late Mr. Steckling, however, one cannot come away from his book without at least a glimmer of a suspicion that the idea might have some merit, for it is chock full of NASA unmanned and Apollo photos, and rare and hard-to-find information.

It was Steckling, for example, who first pointed out that Dr. Von Braun's statements to Time magazine in 1969, after the first lunar landings, that the equigravisphere was located at some 43,500 miles from the surface of the Moon necessitated a higher gravity for the Moon, and hence, an implied secret technology to get us off the Moon once we were there, and thus, it was Steckling who also first advanced the idea of a secret space program with alternative technologies: "The higher gravity on the moon means that an entirely new technology had to be used to return our Apollo spacecraft. The fuel required for lift-off from the Moon with these higher gravity figures, would have been astronomical.... It is very probably that the new electromagnetic technology was utilized since its discovery in 1965. From this appearance, the whole Apollo program was probably a cover-up for a super top secret space program."(Fred Steckling, We Discovered Alien Bases on the Moon II, p. 96).

It was also Steckling who popularized the little known writing and work of Maurice Chatelain, a NASA scientist in charge of Apollo communications equipment, and who openly wrote about the subject of UFO observation of the NASA space capsules. It was also Steckling who recorded and popularized another little-known fact, first mentioned by Chatelain, namely, that radios in France, Germany, Norway and Holland had picked up radio signals from the Moon, an incident that was kept "secret for some time."(p. 145).

While Steckling suffers from his association with Adamski, and from many of his assertions - surface water on the Moon or dense atmosphere for example - his collection of photos and information makes the book worthwhile. The only disturbing possibility that Steckling never really explores is the question posed by the title of the book: why does his "evidence" argue that the bases have to be alien? Nonetheless, if you want to inform yourself of the long history of the "secret Moon base" hypothesis, this is the book.


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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. Tamouree on October 4, 2011 at 6:28 am

    After the Nazi group that split of into antartica had to bail out of their base there, because of rival Nazi groups hunting for more power. They set up base upon the moon,…now a derelict base again, because they moved to Aldebaran in the meanwhile.

  2. Paolo T. on June 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks! I have always had a fascination with the Moon. It shouldn’t really be there, given the size of the Earth. There are Hoagland’s ‘beat to hell’ cracked domes on the moon.

    I wonder what else and who else now calls the Moon their home.

  3. Christian de Coninck Lucas on June 22, 2011 at 6:59 am

    The linked article says that Milton Cooper was part of the 2001 NPC Disclosure Project event…I don’t remember that. Are they referring to William Milton Cooper?

  4. PROWEX on June 6, 2011 at 10:08 am

    This just in—and it’s a good one–Mars has a base as well– Check out GOOGLE MARS with these coordinates:

    71 49’19.73″N 29 33’06.53″W

    • Jay on June 22, 2011 at 7:40 am

      Simply entering those coordinates into Google Mars’ search bar gets no result.

      Google Mars says they don’t exist.

      Any ideas about how to enter those numbers differently?

      • Noel on October 18, 2011 at 6:45 am

        enter this: 71 49 19.73 N 29 33 06.53 W

  5. Antoine on June 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    If I scooted to the moon, turned on the radio and heard strident German being yapped, I’d pulled back as well.

  6. bdw on May 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    The latest addition to Dave McGowan’s “Wagging the Moondoggie” series is here:

    This series is not to be missed. McGowan shows how the publicly stated goals of NASA today are quantum leaps BACKWARDS from what the Apollo missions supposedly accomplished in the 1960’s. If anyone can debunk what McGowan says I would love to hear it.

  7. Harvey Price on May 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Hi guys,

    Whilst recent discussions round these parts have been talking about the Moon, and alien dna etc etc etc … I thought I would put up a couple of links from Chris Knowles’ Secret Sun blog. If you don’t know Chris, he deals with synchronicities in popular culture, and although I never completely quite believe what he puts forward, it can be an interesting read.

    Anyhow … his latest two blog posts take in all sorts of things like Kubrick’s 2001, grey aliens, comic artist Jack Kirby, alien origins of man … all which kind of tie in with recent discussions here. He even has a picture I saw a couple of days ago of a Sumerian artifact which looks a bit like a grey alien (actually anything with a roughly big head and big eyes looks grey to Chris … so …). I actually saw the artifact on a website a few days ago as I said and seeing other Sumerian ones I came to a draft conclusion that they were owls or the female form (ahem) with the head removed (I leave what that means to your imagination lol).

    Anyway, here are the links:

    There may or may be answers here to things we haven’t even begun to think about yet … or not. Only time I guess will tell … or will it :D.

    Best wishes

    Harvey P

    ps apparently that higgs boson detection was a “false alarm”. I myself have doubts that it exists at all. I mean, a super heavy particle that gives all particles their mass … but which is heavier than all of them … ummm … yeah … that makes sense!!

  8. Bill on May 17, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Keith Laney ferretted out some interesting stuff re the Apollo 17 lunar excursions at Taurus Litrow back in December 1972 on his website some years ago. Richard Hoagland and Mike Bara in their seminal “Dark Mission” also provides a wealth of information: most of the infrastructure we see both on the moon and Mars are ancient, very ancient ruins left behind by those who are our antecessors. As Hoagland has mentioned before numerous times, there will be literal libraries and other informational mediums to be found there. It’s a really big “gold rush” or treasure hunt for anyone with the clout to be able to get there and reap the rewards of knowledge and power! It’s like “I know something you don’t, and I control your collective lives unbeknownst to you!” And the beat goes on….

  9. Jon on May 16, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Actually, the Moon base thing started clear back with Asaph Hall from some of the things I have read. He apparently saw domes and other structures changing locations on the surface of the Moon back in the late 1800s. There are also a few UFO stories from those days as well.

  10. Kent on May 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Of course there are bases on the moon, alien of course. Now Mars is another whole story. Those moon aliens scared the memories right out of our astronauts.

    It’s on all the You Tube Channels and other places, like books and talk radio. Check it out, you’ll see. I’m joking but just about believe it. Hoagland makes a good case with the glass domes and other such stuff.

  11. Giuseppe Filotto on May 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Umm…well, in my novel, (Overlords of Mars) of which I sent you a copy (Dr. Farrell) but you probably have not had time to go through it yet, I lay out the timeline of the Nazi in Antarctica (1942 on)–> operation highjump (1946 to march 47)–> flap in Washington witnessed by Kenneth Arnold (the original coiner of the phrase “Flying saucers”) in June 1947 (a warning to Washington if ever there was one, flying 9 craft with impunity over the white house) —> the “roswell” crash in July 1947, which our good Dr. Farrell so kindly pointed out originally was said to have GERMAN technology in it… and it’s only a short step to go from there to the moon. Especially since pictures and strange goings on of “machinery” on the Moon have indeed been appearing since the 1950s in one way or another.
    The book is fiction…but that’s not to say it doesn’t have a lot of fact in it and possibly, it might be closer to the truth than a lot of people suppose. When I wrote my first book (non-fiction) – The Face on Mars, it made quite a lot of predictions about what had to be true if Mars was ever inhabited and how it came to be a “dead” planet. So far, 16 years later, all those predictions have turned out to hold true. As for bases on the Moon. If I had to bet my life on it I would say they are there. Ditto for Mars I think. So after all maybe my book is not so much Fiction as Speculative. Sorry if this sounds like a plug, it isn’t I just think that the way I put things together is a little bit different from how most people do it and it has proven quite useful so far. At least a few serious researchers (one working for the ESA and another of world-wide fame, but whose name I cannot mention out of professional courtesy) have been swayed by the way I pieced the puzzle together and their work has changed as a result. I am not very good at exposing these ideas to a wider public, but I think the people here are the kind who would probably be able to make good use of it. I think awareness of possibilities is important, which is why we are all here I guess.

  12. mike on May 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    billy the mountain lyrics the ‘something’ of a frozen beef pie…they went to the moon to coincide with information from giza, and the moon (alien dna) and from solomons temple and reverse enginner an alien soul NEPHILIM into the false prphet and anti-messiah and the mark of the beast for everyone……….(sound good?)

  13. Nancy on May 16, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I was looking in an old file a few minutes ago looking for something when I found this on the back of the article…did you know about the Solar Sailor?

    March 1977, New Age magazine, page 14 “Space Plans Run Rampant! Nasa To Orbit Meat Pie. The renewed interest in space, stimulated by last year’s unveiling of the space shuttle, has given rise to a plethora of ideas and opinions as to what sort of objects to blast into earth orbit………Here are a few of the current suggests…..”
    “John Naugle, associate administrator of NASA, recently reported to a House subcommittee that the space agency would like to construct a solar-powered space ship. Outfitted with enormous lightweight sails, the ship would be propelled by the pressure of photons striking the sails, much as earthbound sail bouts are pushed before the wind. Following construction- the ship will probably be prefabricated and assembled in orbit – it will carry the first humans to Mars. Upon return, the ship could theoretically lower its sails, enter earth orbit and remain in ‘port’ until needed once more. The tentative name of the craft? Solar Sailor.”
    “Walter Hurd, a researcher employed by the Lockheed Corporation has predicted that the creation of space colonies will ultimately be taken over by special interest groups. Though the prototypes of these self-contained orbiting cities will be built by governments, Hurd believes that private enterprise will quickly follow. An extremist religion, for example, might wish to gather all of the faithful together under one roof…….”
    “Allen Kraft, who teaches food technology at Iowa State University has suggested that thousands of tons of frozen food could be stored indefinitely in earth orbit, where it would not only stay could but clean, swathered continuously in sterilizing ultraviolet radiation. NASA has agreed to test Kraft’s theory. IN 1979, as part of its fist official mission the space shttle will carry a frozen meat pie up into orbit and let it fly…..” xx

    • Lee on May 17, 2011 at 6:58 am

      It’s funny you bring that up. In an episode of Deep Space Nine the commander and his son discover plans of a sail propelled craft which if I remember right they constructed and flew.

  14. Dashiell Cabasa on May 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

    …and John Lear?

    Is he a case of ‘ once O.N. I/C.I.A.always O.N.I /C.I.A’? lol

    • Joseph P. Farrell on May 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

      He’s a case of something, that’s for sure. 😉

  15. William John on May 16, 2011 at 10:09 am

    News of bases on the moon is only to be discussed by those whose fathers did not work in the space industry. If only we could see the dark side for what it really is. A repository! Perhapes one day.
    Thank you kindly SPAR Aerospace

  16. Jay on May 16, 2011 at 7:59 am

    And Howard Menger claimed the same thing about moon bases. He too said he went there.

    The photos Menger published look a bit like the things Hoagland claims to see.

  17. Antoine on May 16, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I’d bet the moon is the place where they went after antartica. On a completely random topic, did you see this video? At the same time, news give us IMF sex scandal… suspicious.

    This Russian guy is the #4 in Russia, and though the effect on the Georgian President is most likely the same whether he’s bullshiting or not, he still apparently confirmed Bearden’s long live claims that they have Scalar electromagnetic weapons..

    Very entertaining to say the least!

    • Lee on May 17, 2011 at 6:45 am

      So if I have this right the video of the Russian parliament leader is saying they caused the tsunami in Japan and the Europe and US should watch out were next? Sounded more like the ravings of a mad man than the makings of a sane man. Watch him as he pounds the table in true Kruschevian style. I don’t buy it. If they had this they would have used it long ago.

      • david wilson on October 8, 2011 at 1:34 am

        911 ring any bells? A good read might be “Where did the towers go” and then trail back into Lakhovsky and Tesla to find the whole vibe. Good luck

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