Last week I reported on the NASA 'No Fly Zones" and "No Approach Zones" of its Apollo lunar landings, seeking to have the sites themselves declared some sort of "Lunar Historical Sites." On the surface, this would appear to be a perfectly reasonable "request", but one has to wonder about the timing of it. As if to confirm the suspicions running around the internet - suspicions I myself entertain incidentally - that something else may be involved, China has announced that it is preparing a robotic probe to be landed on the Moon in 2013:

China to launch \"Heavenly Palace\" on way to space

China to launch moon-landing probe around 2013

So could something else be behind NASA's "request"? Well, as far as I can see it, there are two speculative - and I emphasize that word speculative - possibilities: (1) It does not wish anyone else to find what it found there, and/or (2) it does not want anyone examining the artifacts of American technology left on the Moon.

Most of us are familiar with a variety of photographs of unusual anomalies on the Moon, from the "Crystal Palace" floating above the Lunar surface, photographed by Apollo 10:


to the "Shard," an elongated object projecting up from the Lunar surface in defiance of the "constant meteoric bombardment" model of how the Lunar surface was sculpted:

My point here is that these objects are now well known throughout the alternative research community, having been popularized by Mr. Richard C. Hoagland, David Hatcher Childress, and a number of others. Clearly, then, we have to discount the possibility that NASA is worried about other nations discovering them (or not discovering them). In other words, we must discount possibility #(1) as the source of NASA's concerns.

Which leaves us with possibility #(2): China has announced its clear intention to send its Taikonauts to the Moon eventually, and is preparing the steps by intentions to land probes on the Moon, clearly raising the possibility that it, or any other nation with a stated intention to explore the Moon with manned and unmanned landings - Russia, India, Europe, Japan - may visit "our" sites.


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. chris on September 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Dr Farrell
    I wanted to see if you cared to do a news post or blog on this topic

    it ties into your NASAs No-Go-Zones post, and I would love to hear what you think about these anomalies, such as who is running the currently active crater site; USG? Nazis since the war?

    Also in the realm of PSYOP: it’s apropos timing as the new Apollo 18 horror movie is coming out, as well as a movie Iron Skies (I think thats the title) about Nazis invading earth via the moon . They always release truths in minute doses through H-wood.

  2. romanmel on September 26, 2011 at 7:01 am

    S I L L Y

    That is all that is needed to be said about a “Moon No Fly Zone”. Amongst the club of nations NASA/ US Government must appear to be SILLY!

    That one would even suggest somethig so uterly silly, proves the weak-mindedness of those in charge of NASA/US Government.

    Silly (a): weak in intellect : foolish (b): exhibiting or indicative of a lack of common sense or sound judgment

    • Richard Pettigrew on September 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm


  3. Timothy Robert on September 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    NASA needs to be defunded and its corporate charter revoked.

    The Loss of the Space Shuttle Was No Disaster – Space Doesn’t Belong to the NASA Mafia by Bill Walker

    “Planyeta yest’ kolybyel razuma, no nyelzya vietchno zhit’ v kolybyeli” (“A planet is the cradle of mind, but one cannot live in a cradle forever,”) –Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky, 1911

    The loss of seven astronaut’s lives is a real loss, though no different from the loss of any other seven human beings. But the statistically inevitable crash of a NASA Space Shuttle does not delay hominid migration into the Solar System by one day. In fact, it brings the days of real commercial space operations closer.

    The Space Shuttle did not give humanity more access to space. To launch a kilogram into orbit on a Space Shuttle costs on the order of $25,000. In 1967, a Saturn V could carry a kilogram into orbit for $19,000 (and carry 125 tons at one time instead of 29). Today, Boeing will sell you a launch on an ex-Soviet missile for $1,000/kilogram from its Sea Launch platform: The only effect of the Shuttle program was to increase the cost of US government space operations. Historically, the Shuttle will be remembered, if at all, as a dead end like the government-subsidized rigid airships of the 1920s.

    read the entire essay:

  4. Ken Lemon on September 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Dr. Farrell:

    As you have previously stated on Red Ice Radio…..

    The United States apollo missions got more than just a bunch of rocks.

    The thing that I dont understand is why other countries dont have the technology to go NOW.

    • MQ on September 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

      I think the basic technologies are there. However you have to consider that the safety and reliability must be supreme and with multiple backups, which is the harder part. You can’t pull over the curb and wait for AAA in space. While writing the above I also thought of the cost of failure, i.e. a blow up either by accident (sloppy engineering) or by malice/sabotage. Could it be there is an existing warning of getting your teeth kicked in by “Someone” that these up and coming space players need to account for?
      As for NASA saying “this belongs to us” is utterly silly. Then they should’ve left a guard dog up there if they were worried about someone stealing their junk. Honestly, it’s 40+ yr old technology, what the hell use would it be if someone else could make it up there to find it? Of course, this begs the question: what if there *isn’t* what NASA says there is up there? Either there is missing hardware or what they find is USA, but not what was previously advertised. Or they find other really cool stuff from “someone else”. Some folks at NASA might be worried that a great gag would be ending in 2013 and avg Joes might angry enough to string them up a lamppost for lying to us for so long. But since the Pope’s already said he’s cool with aliens, maybe certain religions won’t immediately implode upon hearing that “we are not alone”.

  5. Richard Pettigrew on September 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I see no sound reason for NASA’s ‘request’. The moon belongs no Nation or State as agreed years ago. That includes preventing other nations from exploring it.

  6. MikeM on September 25, 2011 at 7:10 am

    This may be a little off topic, but while reading this article a thought occurred to me. The thought was that websites like ATS, Godlike productions, and the like are wonderful tools of dissuasion. The reason this occurred is quite obvious when thought of from a particular angle. Let’s say for a moment that a news agency, whether credible or not, post an article that has a story with a seemingly bizarre claim, and that claim is substantiated within the article. Now let us presume that if this article were to get traction with main stream media, it could devastate a particular base of power. Would it not be in the best intrest of that power base to discredit that story, through soft channels?
    Now this is where the alternative media comes into play. For the sake of argument, some anonymous person, or persons, take the story and create a thread on ATS and that thread gains a bit of popularity. Where the original article becomes a bit of fact, fantasy, and comic relief. Now, say some time passes and a person, who has no previous experience with subject material, wants to find some information about a bizarre story. They go to google, do a key word search and BAM, welcome to the world of ATS, where crazy and illogical are found hand in hand.(that was a bit of hyperbole, not everything posted there is junk) But, to the average person, wanting to find some validity to a seemingly bizarre claim, when the search engine pulls up ten posts at ATS and not one from the original article that was sited, their BS meter might just break.
    Now, this(googles search parameters) may be part of the problem, seeing how it pulls by popularity and corporate influence. Now ,to me, if an agency, whomever it may be, wants to push the majority of people off the sent of a valid story, why not use a site like ATS to pervert and retard the truth? Either by hook or by crook, crook usually being the easier of the two.
    Again, I am sorry for the random interjection of an off topic post, but I was compelled to write it.

    Great topic Dr. Farrell, I for one can’t wait to see what will happen with China’s Space program, and this article adds a little more fuel to the flame:-)

  7. Citizen Quasar on September 25, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Who has the authority to declare something a “No Fly Zone” or a “No Approach Zone” anywhere, much less on another world?

    The United Federation of Planets?

    UFP is NOT in NASA’s chain of command.

    • Citizen Quasar on September 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      Two other points should be addressed.

      1. NASA petitioning (WHO?) to have its manned landing sites on the Moon declared off limits is yet another example of the gobmit trying to affect control of the collective over the individual.

      Most people will rationalize that, even if they don’t agree with the moral validity of such an idea, since it is on the Moon no harm is done. This gradual laying done of control grids by doing it first where it seemingly does not matter is part and parcel of the encroaching tyranny that is upon us.

      2. As for any other motivation that NASA may have, I strongly suspect that NASA does NOT want people to examine these sites first hand because NASA is concerned or afraid of what might be found there.

      Either the astronauts were doing something nefarious that NASA doesn’t want to become public knowledge OR somebody has already re-visited these sites and evidence of these visits will be Earth-shattering if for no other reason than that it would prove that someone else has even just been there since Luna…I mean…Apollo.

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