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.

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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. Michael on April 9, 2012 at 9:13 am

    UN has protocols for artifacts belonging to humans (current human race on Earth) for artifacts belonging to beings outside our Solar system and perhaps to beings (humanoids or otherwise) living within our solar system.
    My question is, what protocol is in place for artifacts created through cooperation of humans (current human race living on Earth) and extraterrestrial beings?
    Many governments have projects where humans and extraterrestrial work together.
    These projects recover high technologies and science that our ancestors developed millions of years ago.

  2. kb on November 30, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Is there ANY hard scientific evidence/proof of ancient nuclear activity in Mohenjo-Daro? Aside from ancient radioactive slag from uranium deposits in Rajasthan… No papers/research/credible reports exist!!

    • Joseph P. Farrell on November 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      An excellent question kb and one that I’ve asked myself many times. As far as I know, the only ones to have done that kind of study were the Indians themselves and earlier the Soviets, but I am not aware of any papers in English. I’m sure there are, but just haven’t encountered them.

  3. keehotee on October 20, 2011 at 1:54 am

  4. paul degagne on October 9, 2011 at 4:30 am

    I just re-read the comments?

    I also like Marcos Anthony Toledo’s post about it not having nothing to do with aliens. That’s something one,( I feel at least), one must keep in mind? It’s Reasonable if one can call what one senses or “feels” reason.

    Even though Danikin’s Idea has the ring, residue or faint foreign trail of some bad tactics I still am influenced by it? What did some demagog say about the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. Something like God’s Punishment for holding a ‘Gay Pride Parade or Celebration.” Now that kind of moralizing is some bad stuff but what’s really bad is that kind of fear-mongeling works. It’s highly effective.

    So while I am aware of that kind of negativity I still think there is something to see about old-fashioned Spirituality without the “damned TECHNOLOGY.”

    MAYBE AT ONE TIME WE (WHO?) were not just TEMPORAL Beings? (Don’t ask me if I believe we aren’t — I claim advaita which states like Socrates —-I don’t know or like Sargent Schilz’s in Hogan’s Heros, _ I know nothing, see nothing and hear nothing or the three monkeys, ha, ha! Yeah, when I look in the minor I “see” something which contradicts what I am saying, so what?)

    Yeah sure, I can hear Citizen Quazar laughing and thinking to himself — Yeah, there is such a thing as the TOOTH-FAIRY. ++++++++++ This is one of the reasons I am so enamered with the whole IDEA of MYTHOLOGY. This is a ROAD to take if you want the LOW-DOWN on whatever it is we’re hunting for!

  5. Don Barnaby on October 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I enjoy reading Mr. Cremo’s essays in .Atlantis Rising’. Very thoughtful provoking.


  6. paul degagne on October 8, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I forgot to mention the reason I wanted to post. Instead I mention how you don’t linger enough on certain topics when I am guilty or have that same “log” in my eye.

    Well here’s the point I thought I might add to the forum:

    It may very well go mainstream! BUT —- once the thrill of it is gone certain facts of alternate history are still going to be TABOO. You know that as well as I do. The mainstreaming is really DESENSITIZING THE Masses or the General Population. I know it is awful to call people the “MASSES” but these phoney leaders aren’t the nicest people!!!!

    Decent people don’t understand or get horrified at certain small “t” truths. It’s like experiencing Shame – if you do occasionally this is an indicator that’s there’s still hope for flawed or bent out of shape personalities such as myself!

  7. paul degagne on October 8, 2011 at 3:14 am

    While I am not in agreement with what I “””””assume””””” are some of your beliefs concerning the benefits of technology (what good is a technology that can or does destroy you. Whether now or later makes no difference to me?) I am certainly attracted to the “hunt” for evidence and your in hot pursuit!

    On some points your really amazing! But then again, you don’t linger enough on these points ( at least in my view but that is because I have my own preferences) and then you go off trying to cover everything at once and I believe you defeat your own purpose as a WRITER. Too bad scientists, theologians, etc cant be really good ARTISTS at the same time but “I Know” that is asking too much from people.

    I have to laugh when you witterly mention Cremo’s — little book. That book is packed!!!!!! I have yet to tackle it. I don’t because I don’t dig the hindu-ism –hoodoo baloney— mixed in with it. Although I am not a Purist it would be nice to read facts without all these mis-guided hindu-control tails following these facts.

    I am wandering off. Ok —– Sometimes I feel shock at discovering or realizing the truths revealed in Alternative Histories. Admit it! It is shocking to become aware of learning one’s deepest self may be just a “PRODUCT” of one’s CULTURE OR cultural conditioning. But — this kind of SHOCK IS VERY PARTCULIAR??????

    It sets us FREE. Well, not exactly but IT does points us in the right directions (when I say direction I am revealing to you that I don’t understand or cant fhantom the quantum principle of NON-LOCALITY or no space or movements.)

    Unlike Einstein I think GOD(?) plays with loaded dice! Or, I really like the idea of Randomness,Chaos Theory. At least some certain elements of it. You I am guessing like the STRUCTURE. The Post-structural Movement is really only about five or six people and once you examine their lives — I say I don’t want to be like that! So I can understand how one does not want to get caught up in that quagmire?

    I say, “Better to stick with some Theologist’s who is a bit honest and knows he’s studying outside his specialty.” (those are the kind of people (Outsiders) who make the most SIGNIFICANT discoveries)

    Keep up the good book, ophs I made a freudian slip of the pen –ha, ha!, and I just may buy another one of your books. I decided not to at this time because you wander off too much ( Now don’t get ruffled — it’s only an opinion but you know the cliche that everybody has one, ha, ha!)

  8. marcos anthony toledo on October 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Speaking Atlantis I read a book by a Van Danikanist but the explanayion he gave was not ancient aliens but it was of a human civilization destroying itself in the distant past and the sinking was a metaphor for it’s destruction a unexpected explanation from ancient alien beliver don’t you think.

  9. HAL838 on October 7, 2011 at 5:53 am

    It would seem that after Stalin, the USSR
    started letting their scientists do more
    ‘esoteric’ science research and they got
    ahead of US in that.

    Everything the US worked on and
    developed was strictly for purposes of war & destruction.
    The World Controlling Elites have always used the US
    as its base-of-operations through Capitalism;
    using the CIA for inciting all manner of evil.

    Even our own private scientists would leave to
    pursue true freedom in research.
    Point being that now the Russians are way ahead of US for
    some really good stuff, albeit however strange.

  10. paraschtick on October 6, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    This is pretty interesting stuff indeed … so I had a quick look at the wayback machine and here is a pdf from the World Archaelogical Congress which indeed shows that Michael Cremo isn’t leading us up a funny path.

    You will have to scroll down to page 15, section J and the “THE HEAVENS ABOVE: ARCHAEOASTRONOMY, SPACE HERITAGE AND SETI”

    And here is a short paper written by one of the authors, John Campbell:

    And here is a book by Beth O’Leary called the “Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage” (!)who is one of the other people who was involved:

    (only $20 for a 72 hour sneak peek).

    Its amazing what you don’t hear about isn’t it??

    Anyway, there may be more of this on scribd or elsewhere on the net.

    Oh and finally, a quick entry from someone’s blog about the book:

    [did I mention the handbook mentions Roswell in one of its contents pages?? Pity I can’t read any more of it … yet}

    Best wishes

    Harvey P.

  11. Jon Norris on October 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Interesting news indeed. They obviously are preparing for the movement of many more nations into space, perhaps even going to create some sort of UN version of the FAA to control space flight and thus regulate more closely who comes and goes – only treaty signatories?


    That the US and USSR would admit to such research, much less jointly, is confirmation of more secret space program stuff. It is not much of a step from secret space research to a secret space program.

    I think that things are heating up…….and I don’t mean the climate…

  12. Citizen Quasar on October 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Really, Dr. Farrell? This is NEWS to me. Thank you for keeping me informed!

  13. Robert Barricklow on October 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    As always, the good doctor is much like the fictional sherlock holmes, in taking the boscombe point of view. None better than dr. farrell, and why i enjoy his insights, books, articles and nefarium reports. The dr. can make sense out of seemingly disparate threads, and then tie them together, to where they point in another direction, sometimes even so much as to shift a paradigm or two.
    Bohr once implied that anyone who said they understood quantum mechanics was a damn liar. Well, we are now in a world of multi-politisized-disciplines, a multitude of liars, parading through many media platforms, pretending truths(some even believing their own bs).
    At least there are still some bone fide scholars who are seeking out, and following the scent of a ‘past’ that has important implications for our ‘future imperfect’. Many paradigm shifts are needed to pull this ‘group mindset’ away from a, for lack of a better description, ‘programed’ destruction.

  14. ILJA on October 6, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Crashing! So, was the Earth civilization to be a branch of the Martian one?

  15. Dashiell Cabasa on October 6, 2011 at 6:38 am


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