Yesterday I mentioned my recent acquisition of "alternative archeologist" Michael Cremo's little book, The Forbidden Archeologist, a compilation of some of the articles and essays he has written over the years for Atlantis Rising magazine. Chapter 17 of this book, "Extraterrestrial Archeology Goes Mainstream" is a thought-provoking little essay on the fact that, like it or not, that "mainstream scientists are moving in our direction"(p. 84), with the "our" referring here to the alternative research community.
This became evident when Cremo visited the World Archeological Congress in Washington, D.C. in June of 2003, where, much to his surprise, he discovered that workshops on extraterrestrial archeology had been arranged by two academics from universities in the United Kingdom and Australia. They had organized their workshops around three areas: (1) UN, national, and international legislation to protect "space heritage sites and artifacts"(p. 80), which were further subdivided into two categories: (2) those sites and artifacts originating from humans, and (3) those originating from other intelligent species(pp. 81-82).
Well, as anyone following the work of any number of people, from the authentic to the ridiculous, it is by now a fairly well-established case that there are all sorts of artifacts scattered around the solar system, and that we humans did not make very many of them, or if we did, we've lost all record of having done so. With respect to this point, Cremo observes that there are already treaties and UN protocols in place that recognizes that rockets and other equipment found on various celestial bodies belong to the nation that launched them, whereas any non-human artifacts belong to no nation.(p. 82)
But then Cremo reported on two things which really captured my attention: one of the academic organizers of the extraterrestrial archeological workshops, John B. Campbell of James Cook University in Australia, observed that the United States and the Soviet Union had "also funded projects that searched for evidence of nuclear wars and Dyson spheres" in outer space!(p. 83). Now, as an aside, a Dyson sphere is simply a shell constructed around a star - yes, you read that correctly - to "create an expansive living environment with practically unlimited amounts of energy."(p. 83). Well, obviously, the USA and USSR weren't looking for Dyson spheres in our own solar system, since the last time I checked, no such sphere exists around our Sun. That could only mean they were looking outside of it, for whatever reason, and notably, that reason is not specified.
But what about that search for some past extraterrestrial nuclear war? Why would they even be looking for evidence of such a thing? One answer that immediately occurred to me was the ruins of the city of Mohengo Daro, in India, where there is clear evidence of a sudden nuclear event that occurred millennia ago, ca. 8000 years ago, according to some accounts, and much more recently, according to others. Let's take the later date. If that be the case, then there is not evident on planet Earth at the time anything that would suggest a technological capability of manufacturing, much less delivering, nuclear weapons. Yet, Mohengo Daro with its stark confirmation of some sort of nuclear event nonetheless exists, as do the ancient Hindu epics that describe wars and weapons that sound eerily like nuclear weapons (though I myself, as I have pointed out in my early books, allow for other technological possibilities being described).
The bottom line is this: such technology would have to have originated - following this "reverse engineered chain of reasoning" out - off planet, and from elsewhere in the solar system, if not beyond. Here the USA and USSR would doubtless have been guided by ancient myth and lore to explore the planet Mars - associated with war in human myths since time immemorial - and lo and behold, the discover there the high concentrations of Xenon 129 in Mars' atmosphere, a product of nuclear explosions, and a number of shallow craters on the Martian surface, resembling not so much meteoric craters, as nuclear ones.
So where is all this going? Patience...we're coming to it, for Cremo then notes that the World Archeological Congress then called for "protections" and "regulation" of such "historical sites"(p. 82) In other words, what they are really calling for is an international layer of secrecy and control to be extended to such sites, in addition to the already existing national policies that may be in place.
No wonder NASA is "requesting" protection for its Apollo sites.