If you were following the blogs last week, you'll recall I speculated a bit - well, a lot actually - on NASA's announcement that it wants to mine asteroids by hauling those in near Earth orbits to the Moon, to "park" them in orbits there and mine them from bases on the Moon. And you'll recall I spoke to this on last week's News and Views from the Nefarium, where I indicated a BBC News article about the mineral wealth scientists believe to be stored on Eros 433, which just happens to be one of those asteroids NASA is thinking about "mining."

But the real question might be, "mining for what?" One reader of this site noticed some odd things on Eros 433, and posted this link to me. Looking at it - and assuming the pictures have not been doctored - one can indeed see some rather strange things on what is supposed to be a mere rock:

The Eros 433 mysteries: artificial structures on the Eros433 asteroid?

Formations that look squared, right angles, horseshoe-like shapes... one might debate such things endlessly, and one might advance arguments that these pictures are doctored, or even advance the old time-worn "tricks of light and shadow" argument that were so often heard with respect to the Face on Mars. One might advance the argument that these are entirely natural shapes that result from obscure geological or other natural processes.

But what bothers me is the Gestalt of the picture, that is, what bothers me is that there are so many such pictures of strange anomalous things from all over the solar system: the Moon, Mars, various asteroids, Saturn's moons.  If so, the solar system seems to be piling up anomalies at a rate that is, well, anomalous. One might quibble about Blair Cuspids, or shards on the Moon, Faces on Mars, three parallel ridges along the equator of Saturn's moon Iapetus running nearly the entire length of the satellite, one might balk at monoliths on the Martian moon Phobos, and so on. But put them all together and....well, I cannot avoid my personal impression that we're living inside a vast interplanetary ruin, and there are even quite a few mysterious ruins on our own planet that - calm academic reassurances notwithstanding - seem to bring the picture home.

The fact that this asteroid, however, is the one selected by the BBC News item that I referred to in last week's News and Views as an example of what might be drug, parked, and mined at the Moon, is in itself interesting, for the rock itself is, well... big. (Gold rush in space?One cannot easily imagine any known space technologies - rockets - doing all this. The real trick, here, is that with such anomalies, one must entertain some more high octane speculation. What if the story about mining certain asteroids is a cover for some other activity, such as mining not minerals, but technology? Or better, what if both objectives are in view, the one openly declared(mining), the other quietly hidden(recovery of possibly technology or other knowledge and information)?

I suspect that - if these pictures are genuine - it's the latter. And if the latter, then it raises other interesting questions. Suppose the strange features do turn out to be artificial in nature? Then the question becomes, are they still on that rock, doing whatever they're doing? If not, who were they? Are they still around? Such questions aren't going to disappear, in spite of the best official denials and the best efforts of the skeptics to convince us we're not really seeing right angles, parallel grooves on equators, and so on.

See you on the flip side.

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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. LSM on April 14, 2013 at 5:40 am

    “What if the story about mining certain asteroids is a cover for some other activity, such as mining not minerals, but technology? Or better, what if both objectives are in view, the one openly declared(mining), the other quietly hidden(recovery of possibly technology or other knowledge and information)?”- just my own belief but I think you’re right, Dr. Farrell-

    anyone who has read “Who Built the Moon?” and gives it any credulity whatsoever must also be able to entertain the possibility the masterminds behind this construct (why are the moon craters wider than their depth?- obviously something prevented further penetration) may still be around (or their progeny- whatever)-


  2. DownunderET on April 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Let’s say there is a secret space program and yes, somebody has a “sports model”, then you can go “prospecting” any time you like and also be able to pick the right asteroid for the resources you specifically desire.

    Now, also enter the thought that maybe there has been some “trading” going on and our “cousins” want something that we have and they don’t. Somewhere down the track it may show up in the stock market, never imagine the elites to miss on a good deal.

    Of course this is all speculation, but it might wet the lips of the bankers if there’s a buck in it.

  3. bdw000 on April 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Interesting, possibly artificial, who knows (the pics alone do not give us “knowledge”).

    Something I keep forgetting to post about: this idea of “looking for technology.” I am not just trying to knock the idea: I am interested in rebuttals to the following idea.

    Let’s be real: if you took ANY piece of technology from OUR society (any electronics), say, a TV set, and tossed it onto the surface of the moon for a few years, would it be any good? Probably not. After thousands of years, I guarantee that no technological (electronic) item that our society produces would survive in usable condition, in ANY environment. I’m not talking about simple hand tools, etc.

    So, why does everybody think that any “alien” (or simply “ancient”) technology would have this magical property of lasting “forever,” so that WE can come along, no matter how much time has passed, and the “technology” is conveniently working just like it did right off the assembly line (and we’re talking spending thousands of years in very harsh environments like the surface of Mars or the Moon).??????

    And even if the technology is not functioning, what would be left to back-engineer? After a TV set spends 5,000 years on the surface of the Moon, I suggest that there is not going to be enough left to fiddle with in any meaningful way.

    Here’s an example that many probably are not familiar with: electrolytic capacitors. They are in just about any electronic device. They tend to go bad after 10 to 20 years, even in the very best environment. They just do not last: it is the nature of the beast. Any piece of equipment that has electrolytic capacitors in it will never be usable or “back-engineerable” thousands of years from now, and especially in harsh environments.

    So, why just assume that there’s this incredible ‘technology” all over the solar system, conveniently waiting for us to come around and just scoop it up and plug it in and, presto! Instant usable technology to rule the world with? (Or, toss it into a government lab for a few weeks, and, presto! instant workable back-engineered technology . . . .)

    I claim no knowledge whatsoever about any of this . . . . it’s just that the only example of technology that we have, ours, would tend to suggest that “technology” just is not the kind of thing that can last . . ..

    I would like to hear arguments shooting that idea down . . . .

    • Ohrdruf Point Zero on April 13, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Arguments out of my head:
      1. Environment conditions ‘out there’ are more ‘sterile’.
      2. It’s not so much about ‘tech-hunting’ but ‘space archeology’ (kind of 21. century Napoleonic Egypt Expedition).

      • Ohrdruf Point Zero on April 13, 2013 at 11:49 pm

        3. Military Intelligence (=’Aufklärung’) against ‘them’.

    • Nidster - on April 14, 2013 at 12:37 am

      I would like to hear arguments shooting the idea down that ancient “technology” is just is not the kind of thing that can last . . ..

    • Frankie Calcutta on April 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      good points bdw000. makes me think of the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy. One advanced civilization’s version of a soda can is another floundering lowbrow civilization’s mistaken linchpin to intergalactic hegemony.

  4. marcos toledo on April 13, 2013 at 11:03 am

    One wonders if with all this wealth to be had in the debris field between Mars and Jupiter why all these stupid wars on Earth for the last forty to fifty years. Why has the man space program and the space program in general been strangled and neutered. It makes no sense politically, economically our so called Elites seem to be thieving murdering viking raiders. All they seem to care about is oppressing and killing everything living on this planet.

    • Robert Barricklow on April 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      • marcos toledo on April 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm

        Thank Robert for your reply I just watched Video does answer my post.

      • Nidster - on April 13, 2013 at 11:45 pm

        Robert, you always seem to bring some sanity, some clarity into the topic at hand. There is something important in the video link you posted. I believe if you will follow my reasoning you will see what is meant.

        As the young man stated, the man died because the electricity was disconnected from his house by the utility company. Question is, who is ultimately responsible for the man’s death? Was it the utility company, which seeks profit to stay in business, but after receiving no payment for “an indeterminate’ amount of time the Government disconnected the power supply? Or, was it because the man’s neighbors were oblivious to, and neglected the man’s needs?

        Given the sparse information, I say the man’s neighbors were negligent because they cared so little for the man they would not sustain him. In America, perhaps elsewhere also, people have been conditioned to expect the Government to take care of the weak, the sick, the infirmed, the needy, the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the homeless. So, if the Government will not take care of them, and they die as a result of the aforementioned conditions, then it is simply the Government’s fault that they will die? No, not so simple.

        I think you want us to know, that John McMurty’s incoherent explanation is utter BS, because if our neighbors, or our brothers die of neglect, then WE, as their neighbors/brothers are really responsible for their death, not the Government!!! We need to realize the present Government is our enemy. Reform the Government. LOVE your brother as yourself. Lay down your life for your brother!!!

        • Robert Barricklow on April 14, 2013 at 6:55 am

          Don’t loose sight of the forrest for the trees

          • Nidster - on April 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm

            Thanks, Robert. You’re clued in to McMurty and except for this one video I have not listened to him. My criticism is his mocking tone smacks of a personal, political agenda. Then the use of an image of a small, black baby in what appears to be a 3rd world setting directly after Friedman’s answer. I don’t care for that sort of technique. In my view it appears, McMurty wants the viewers to believe anyone who holds views similar to Friedman’s is a racist. In my view, McMurty appears to be comfortable using a racist tactic. Then he uses an image of a small, white girl. These are common political tactics. Forgive my blunt criticisms. Hope it does not create any friction between us since I generally nod my head in agreement with your posts. Regarding my economic views I mostly agree with Bill Still, Thomas Sowell and Walter E. Williams.

    • Frankie Calcutta on April 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      More and more, I’m starting to suspect these “elites” have been programmed into this computer game we know as our life to serve as spiritual catalysts for each individual as he or she weaves their way through this maze towards enlightenment/photonic or numerical dissolution/ or entrance to the next game level where the individual now has to serve as an “elite” trying to impede others “spiritual” progress through the maze. I imagine there are multiple game levels where you can be assigned the role of any number of biological creatures, plants, mythical creatures, Gods, devils, planets, stars, and even galaxies.

      My other theory would be that the “elites” represent a computer virus which has infected the computer program we live in. As we have been programmed to see everything in virtual reality, the looming virus appears to us in virtual reality as well. The returning Gods would therefore be the anti-virus applications.

      • LSM on April 14, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        “More and more, I’m starting to suspect these “elites” have been programmed into this computer game we know as our life to serve as spiritual catalysts for each individual as he or she weaves their way through this maze towards enlightenment/photonic or numerical dissolution/ or entrance to the next game level where the individual now has to serve as an “elite” trying to impede others “spiritual” progress through the maze”-

        David Icke has been stating this more or less for years- but he’s just a ‘nut case,’ right?- right-


        • Frankie Calcutta on April 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm


          I read Icke’s latest book not long ago and I would recommend it. He is a case of an impure vessel in a extremely heightened state of Kundalini awareness. Lots of useful information can be extracted from what he says. I’m sure there is much truth to his consistent themes that he has held on to for quite some time. I also found the book was a good primer on the sinister high tech mind control schemes the elite is imposing on us.

          The problem for me is: now that I have subscribed to the theory that I am just a character in a computer program and because I’m not smart enough to extricate myself from this scenario by writing my own computer program, then all I want to do now is steal cars, rob banks, and drive recklessly through the streets with beautiful and audacious women sitting next to me. I don’t like the idea that I’ve been programmed to try and advance spiritually. I just want to be a wrench mucking up the machine. Is this just more programming?

          • Frankie Calcutta on April 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

            Eureka! The elites are just characters in the computer game who have realized they have been programmed to act spiritually in order to bring the game to a conclusion. That is: the premise of the game is to get all characters to act in total selflessness whereby, lacking any negative action or consequences, all characters merge into one binary code and the game abruptly ends. So, by realizing that through selfless acts and working for the common good only accelerates the finish of the game and our collective demise, those considered “evil elites” are merely trying only to prolong our existence and the universe. They are actually rebellious heroes concerned with their own survival and the survival of our world and who don’t want to see our whimsical existence end in just a blip to some programmer’s trivial satisfaction. By their evil, the valiant elite are actually keeping our world alive.

            Time to start throwing out all those “scriptures” which told me to act for the good of all. It was all just a cheap ploy to end the game. Merely props.

            And so, out of an overwhelming desire for self-preservation and love for the world I live in, I turned to the dark side.

  5. Robert Barricklow on April 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Looks like teasure, is in the eye of the beholder.
    And there’s plenty out there.(and inthere)
    Alot to ponder, here, in your post.
    Goes, without saying,
    …the Wonders never cease.
    Thank God

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