A number of you sent me various links to articles about the mysterious structures in the Chinese desert, a few of you messaged me the links on Facebook, and others - including my web developer - also emailed them to me. I must admit, I was intrigued, and my immediate thought after seeing some of them was that they were used as spy satellite callibration sites. Note, I said some of them. Then, I watched the story unfold: a number of more mainstream sites -AOL, Yahoo,  began reporting it shortly after the initial internet rumble, and then, very quickly, articles began to appear that we could all sigh with relief because they were all nothing more than spy satellite calibration sites. We could all breathe a collective sigh of relief, since the Chinese were doing nothing more than what Russia, France,Germany, the UK, Japan, and USA were doing with their spy satellites. Well, before I get to what I think may be going on, first a few links so you can look at these structures and sites for yourself:

China Desert Structures: More Mysterious Satellite Images Emerge (PHOTOS)

Well, with respect to the first three images in this article, I tend to concur with the analysts who think they constitute some sort of spy satellite calibration figures. Similar sites were built both by the USSR and USA in the 1960s for their satellites in remote areas of their countries. However, I was informed by one individual on Facebook that that some of these resemble various Chinese ideograms.

But the mystery increases when one considers that not all of these sites are simply unusual patterns in the desert, but actual installations, one of which, as The Huffington Post notes, resembles cooling tower structures for nuclear power plants. Other articles have noted that the sites seem to be scale mock ups of various key terrain sites along the China-India border, constructed perhaps for the purposes of war games and so on.

What intrigues me is the picture showing what may be an antenna array, peculiarly HAARP-like in appearance. What does it all add up to? One could speculate wildly here -as some have done in their emails to me - that perhaps the Chinese are conducting actual experimentation into ley lines and the world Grid system, perhaps even studying their own Feng Shui system of world Grid theory, not a wholly unlikely idea, since China has conducted research into what we would call "the paranormal". I suspect however, something more prosaic, in addition to the satellite calibration idea, and that is, simply, that China, like the other great pwoers, is simply building its own versions of Area 51, Los Alamos, Sandia, and so on, in remote regions of the country, for the purposes of secret research. If that be so, then we can be assured that the real story isn't what we see on the surface, it's what's underneath. And that would be anyone's gu



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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. Lee on November 29, 2011 at 8:46 am

    There’s some odd geometric shapes to them. i sense a book in all this, Joesph.

  2. Lee on November 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

    What a world we live in.

  3. LSM on November 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I just think the photo images are a psy-ops-

    look at the available (photo-shopped?) images of Area 51- not much to see-

    nor is there much to see in the Chinese images-

    hey, everyone: there are machinations going on on this planet that are totally beyond our present comprehension!!!-

    once we ‘get over our cheap selves’ and finally learn to realize how limited and manipulated we now are due to the filtered information with which we are provided, only then can we expand our comprehension-

    question everything, be skeptical of easy answers cloaked in a smile and ram your mental fist into any concept that pacifies the masses

    • Citizen Quasar on November 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      I missed this one so my list is incomplete. Thanks.

    • HAL838 on November 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      Oh, there was plenty to see posted by an ExCIA a
      few years ago.

      Area 51 has its own launch pad, longest landing strip
      (supposedly in the world–at least in the US–
      which should go without saying) and numerous
      outcroppings and buildings.

      Some silly rumor has it that they moved it.
      Not possible from what I saw.
      Some kind of ‘stealth?’
      Now THAT is actually possible.

      But I came back on to add something about that
      silly idea of an artificial earthquake to bring on a
      deliberate tsunami directed at Japan’s major
      nuke facilities.

      For one thing, it would seem most nuke energy plants
      are actually near faults and so were the ones hit by the
      tsunami in Japan. But the quake was not quite on a fault.
      It seems that an unusual placement of plates ‘ruptured’ if
      you can believe that.

      For another, a newly elected Japanese government
      decided that the assistance of our armed forces and
      bases there were no longer necessary, needed or wanted.
      In fact, WE were ‘asked’ to leave.
      To which an Undersecretary of State official replied
      something to the ‘idea’ that Japan would “regret that.”
      Yes, those last two words are in quotes.
      I am in the not-for-profit information business, after all.
      the US did not ‘assist’ Japan in any way, although after the
      excitement, some of our Navy ships came back and stationed
      themselves just outside their territorial waters.

      No tips either for my tips, thank you.

  4. Jon NOrris on November 20, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Most recent assessment says they are for siting in spy satellites.

  5. Citizen Quasar on November 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    It is only the random-looking patterns that draw my attention. Circular airbases and various grids have no strangeness to them IMO.

    So here is my logical breakdown:

    1. They are to be seen from above: Some form of calibrating satellite or aerial photography or telemetry gathering would be my guess.

    2. They are to receive a signal: Some form of linearly tuned antenna array.

    3. They are to transmit a signal: Some form of linearly tuned antenna array.

    4. They are to interconnect structures, perhaps subterranean. Thus, they are to support transportation or conveyance: Either “roads” connecting underground facilities for something large or for distribution of materials; pipe enclosures etc.

    5. Something really weird.

  6. HAL838 on November 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Ho Hum
    Old news.
    What are they?
    Certainly nothing worse than we have.

    As long as I’m here—-
    On China:
    Many are concerned at seeing lots of Chinese
    (possibly troops) around and hereabouts, in this country.
    We have defaulted on our loans, not paying even the interest for years.

    What does that mean?
    What should it mean?
    Ever hear of collateral (not innocents being killed)
    The kind you need for a loan.
    These days on a personal level it is a good, solid job and good credit.
    Most of the time.
    So what do you think the USA puts up ?

    China is claiming its collateral, some of our land……………….

    • Jay on November 20, 2011 at 6:21 am


      Exactly where in the USA have you been seeing “Chinese troops”? And when?

      A Chinese embassy or consulate guard does not count.

      When Nixon the reneged on Bretton Woods that’s when the USA really “defaulted”, unless there’s something far more valuable than gold which the US controls…

      • HAL838 on November 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

        HAL Enterprises.
        Information is my business.

        That’s what I do.

        That’s who I am.
        [Among other things]

        • HAL838 on November 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

          I did know about the pics in Joseph’s blog.
          I’m working on what they are.

          Nothing to worry about.
          We have enough to worry about right here at home
          from our own [sic 🙁 ] unconstitutional government
          and its controlling Elite using the CIA.

          • Jay on November 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm



          • HAL838 on November 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

            Hey Jay,
            While you were sleeping there became no world to wake up to

          • Jay on November 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

            HAL838 :

            You haven’t answered my question: Where did you see these Chinese troops in the US and when?

            While you were spouting lies, more trouble and unnecessary problems were fomented. In other words, your lies are a distraction.

            Wake up and free you mind. Learn to think for yourself.

          • Jay on November 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

            HAL838 :

            You also appear to be ignorant of the fact that the Federal Reserve holds far more US debt than China.

            Instead of making up claims, eg China claims land for debt, deal with the realities which are already a problem.

          • HAL838 on November 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

            No Jay.
            I am aware, but THEY already run the country;
            now right into the ground I might add.

            Now if HAL Enterprises gave out its secret
            sources, there would be no need for HAL Enterprises.

            But the fact is, I get it from everywhere;
            which the best place.

          • Jay on November 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm


            No you claimed to have seen Chinese troops in the USA, troops of occupation, not visiting sailors in a port city. So I don’t really care what your sources are, it’s you who’s making things up.

            Re other uses of sources: If you insist on treating bircherite Glenn Beck crap as valid, expect to be called out as a liar.

            Not real interested in what HAL Enterprises has to offer, the movie 2001 taught us what a crazed computer can do.

          • HAL838 on November 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

            I am sorry, Jay.
            I did not mean to imply that I had personally eyeballed them.
            I am quite ill and, for the most, don’t get out much.
            Doctor and errands mostly.

            There has been networking of that information from those
            who claim to have seen them in unusual places and
            because of what I explained, I don’t doubt it.

            Why else would CHINA become a creditor ?
            That’s what they were going for all along !

          • Jay on November 25, 2011 at 7:36 am


            You didn’t “imply” that you had seen Chinese occupation troops in this country, you said you had seen Chinese troops in the USA.

            You can’t simply get out of this one by changing the fundamentals of your point after the fact.

            How Glenn Beck, not that the NYTimes has never done it too.

            Also even if you’re simply quoting what someone has told you, you still have not answered the questions of “Where?” and “When?” (no need to divulge the sources here).

            Sorry you got caught lying about having seen Chinese troops in the US and now you try to get out of the problem by claiming you said something else, which is called a second lie.

    • Don B on November 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      Hal – Don’t know about China, but if believe http:// .. … 2,500 Japanese troops are headed to Ohio.


      • Jay on November 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm

        Don B:

        You just keep wishing your reich wing fantasies were true. Whatever Glenn Beck says must be true, irony there.

      • legioXIV on November 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm

        That’s a funny coincidence in numbers because we Australians have been told that 2500 marines are to be stationed in northern Australia.

        • HAL838 on November 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm

          That’s true, legioXIV.

          Birds of a feather, you know…………..

          • legioXIV on November 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

            absolutely HAL838.
            Actually this has got me to thinking. This reminds me of the second punic war, prior to commencing hostilities Hannibal, knowing that he did not have full support in Carthage, switched about 5000 troops from his loyal army with 5000 troops loyal to the regime in Carthage, thus securing Carthage’s support for his war. I’m not sure but could this be possibly what we have here? 2500 marines shipped to Australia and possibly and i say again possibly 2500 japanese troops to the US. Does anyone else now of similar strange troop movements amongst the coalition of the willing dupes? If the japanese rumour is true then it is something we have to watch out for.

      • HAL838 on November 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm

        Now that would NOT be good.

        They have the rather strange notion that
        destroyed their country a few months back.

        Creating earthquakes where there are no problem faults (??)
        And subsequent tsunamis. (??) my my

        How strange, although, there seems to be many nations
        that have that kind of imagination.

  7. marcos anthony toledo on November 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Area 51 looks more likely out of sight of their citizens so they don’t know where their taxs are paying for and god knows what the Chinese government is doing out there. All our major and some minor states have their secret sites to conduct their experiments out of sight and sound of the people who our paying for them.

  8. Rob on November 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Of course, that would be a violation of copyright law, but maybe you could mention my previous email and ask if people could check out the sources you want, and mail them to you, and you could look at them for a few days, and then return them, and perhaps photocopy them yourself if need be. People would be willing to help. I can get you anything at BYU or the University of utah libraries.

  9. Rob on November 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    If you could list specific books relevant to your research that you would like to have, you have viewers all over the country, some of which are close to large libraries, and you never know, you just might one day receive a photocopy of one of the sources you so desperately seek in the mail.

  10. Steve Inman on November 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    the first few remind me of the Dazzle camouflage of World War I. Wonder if Dazzle camouflage works to obscure satellite photos?

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