Several regulars here sent me this article, and it's one of the rare ones that went straight into the "finals" folder for this week. Dr. John Brandenburg, a physicist with impeccable credentials (See John E. Brandenburg Ph.D.), and whom I had the pleasure of meeting some years ago at a conference where he outlined a fascinating unified field theory, has outlined a new theory hypothesizing the use of nuclear weapons on Mars in an ancient interplanetary war:

Scientist Says Aliens Nuked Martians and We May be Next

To his credit, Dr. Brandenburg long ago drew attention to the curious presence of high amounts of Xenon-129 on Mars, a product of fission bombs. But this latest hypothesis appears to be a much more broadly-based hypothesis, drawing on a variety of data:

"Dr. Brandenburg has previously theorized that the red color of Mars and the radioactive substances in its soil are the result of a thermonuclear explosion from natural causes. He now says that the “high concentration” of Xenon-129 in the Martian atmosphere and uranium and thorium on the surface are remnants of two unnatural nuclear explosions, most likely triggered by alien invaders.

"Who were these aliens invading and eventually wiping out? Brandenburg believes Mars once had a climate like Earth and was inhabited by two civilizations – one in a region called Cydonia Mensa and another at Galaxias Chaos. Why these two regions?

'Analysis of new images from Odyssey, MRO and Mars Express orbiters now show strong evidence of eroded archeological objects at these sites.'"

Indeed, as we suggested in our tidbit from a couple of days ago, NASA has recently released a strange picture taken from Mars Opportunity of what clearly appears to be something artificial, looking almost like a "valve" of some sort. Add to this, Brandenburg maintains, one mus also look at the concentration of uranium and thorium on Mars' surface, and the concentration of these things in the Cydonia Mensa and Galaxios Chaos regions. While I, like others, eagerly await the appearance of Dr. Brandenburg's book, it's worth answering the question the article poses: "His dots are interesting but pretty far apart. Do you think he’s managed to connect them?"

While I certainly cannot second guess the argument in Dr. Brandenburg's book, I do think his argument is credible for a number of  reasons. Let's take the aspects of Cydonia Mensa and Galaxios Chaos, and if you're a Sitchin fan, this might interest you (with the caveat, of course, that I do not subscribe to many of Sitchin's theories or scenarios, for reasons I've outlined elsewhere). A "planetary catastrophe" on Mars makes sense of many human myths, not the least of which is the idea of a planetary-scale deluge or flood, for of all the planets in the solar system, Mars presents the best geological evidence of such an event. If, as Dr. Brandenburg hypothesizes, Mars was home to intelligent and even humanoid (or even human) life at some point in antiquity, these myths take on a new significance. Recall only the myths of some African tribes that they came from Mars on a "ship". Sitchin, in his works, hypothesizes a nuclear war on Earth in antiquity - for which a certain body of evidence exists at places like Mohenjo Daro in India or the Libyan Desert Glass, a region in the Sahara covered with silicate resembling the Trinity test site in New Mexico - a war described in Mesopotamian texts created a foul "wind" that killed animal and human life.

Here is the import of Brandenburg's hypothesis, for such "hot" areas on Mars, in regions well-known for their suggestions of artificial structures and other objects would suggest that one need not restrict such myths to a merely terrestrial context. Additionally, his idea - as far as it can be gleaned from the article's summary of his forthcoming book - would seem to fit well with other models of ancient astronomical history, and more particularly, with some ancient texts that I have reviewed in the "cosmic war" context in my various books.

We can, of course,predict the reaction of most of the scientific community, who will remain wedded to "naturalistic" causes and explanations. But he is to be credited for having the courage to state openly, and consistently over the years that he has spoken or written on this subject, what everyone knows: you don't get Xenon-129 and uranium and thorium in these concentrations naturally. (And predictably, the reaction has already started; see Was There a Natural Nuclear Blast on Mars?  And of course, there is a "little conundrum" here, as indicated by this statement: "According to Brandenburg, the natural explosion, the equivalent of 1 million one-megaton hydrogen bombs, occurred in the northern Mare Acidalium region of Mars where there is a heavy concentration of radioactivity." When was the last time you encountered fission products of a natural explosion of 1,000,000 megatons? Brandenburg puts it country simple: “'This massive nuclear explosion on Mars seems to defy natural explanation,' said Brandenburg," making that appeal to a similar incident on Earth very interesting indeed.)

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. MichaelHorn on December 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    More accurate information about what happened to Mars, and a lot of other things, can be found at http://theyfly.com/articles/Contact_251.htm.

    Billy Meier also published information pertaining to conditions on Mars, from as far back as 1976 (Contact Report 59):


    I’m posting this information because quite a bit of what Meier has published relevant to what is discussed on this site. It would be very good if people who are searching for the truth, and not just the nonsense that the UFOCI puts out, would be sharing information.

  2. electrodirector on November 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    This distraction is neatly timed. Dr Brandenburg may just be advertising his latest work, thereby obfuscating what’s going on in the planetary neighborhood.
    There seems to be a strange silence about the images supplied by ESA of Philae’s touchdown on ”comet” Churyumov-Gerasimenko 67P.
    The Europeans are using different obfuscting software or so it seems.
    If the masses can be made to believe these pictures are real, the last card – Mrs Rosin’s claim – has been played.
    Real or not, if you want to see a 4-mile-wide Battle Station a short look might be warranted.
    There is detail there beyond Spielberg’s dreams. Just enlarge the images. Ninety degree angles do not occur in nature, neither do buildings, except someone built them there.

    And now the question: WHO played that card? Who inside ESA or controlling ESA is behind this? I bet Dr Brandenburg wouldn’t know, if you asked him.

  3. Frankie Calcutta on November 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    A theory the pharmaceutical industry will have no trouble promoting, (if they aren’t behind from the start). Sales of anti-anxiety and anti-depressants pills will go through the roof when this information goes viral. Who will be able to sleep at night knowing our neighbor planet was blow to smithereens by angry aliens? Oy vey! I suspect this would also be good for liquor sales. It is always easier to resign yourself to doom with a cocktail in your hand.

  4. Blue Dragon Lord on November 27, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Very interesting indeed for once a theory caught up with history. There was a war sadly the three colonized planets in the Sol System were attacked no they did not fight with each other as some suspected but an outside force hit all three planets including this one where the polar caps were melt hence the report of a world wide flood. They the nasty neighbors who came from 10,4 year away for reference Remus if one looks to the south pole star there it can be found. It is in there nature to spread out and take over planets for the resources after the attack they found out that these were colonizes and the friend and family of those snubbed out were displeased and pulled back into the shadows of space. So it is ironic that just a few thousand years later they make a treaty with a government on this planet which they never intended to honor from there side but can come and go as they please and do horrible thing to ordinary folk with the blind eye of said partner in crimes against humanity. All this said and done the real history surfaces piece by piece plain to see for wise and keen observers like the Doctors, Farrell and Brandenburg well done a very good study and to those that spotted this and sent it in to this focal point where it can seen to be shared you are applauded with the gratitude beyond measure from those who know and remember such sad time and the loss of those fallen. One more small but significant piece of the historic puzzle i thank you all although it is mixed with sadness and joy we bow our heads and outstretch our arms and say well done please do keep up this noble effort to uncover all truth regarding these matter your comments above shows that people still carry the racial memory of their ancestors, thank you eternally.

  5. sjy1969 on November 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Just as likely that the 2 civilisations wiped each other out in some sort of Cold War/MAD scenario.

    Whatever the reason, I reckon there’s something the powers that be don’t want us to discover up there. How else to explain the fact that we went from nothing to putting men on the moon in a decade but have spent the last 45 years playing around in low Earth orbit.

  6. unclejed on November 26, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Of Course, A Big Part Of Dr Farrell’s Framework Of The Ancient History Is That Mars Orbit Is Eccentric And Sits On The Edge Of The Asteroid Belt, Which Itself Is Loaded With Evidence Of What Was Once A Water Bearing Planet! Now If Martians With Their Coupled Harmonic Oscillators Managed To Turn My Planet Into A Ring Of Boulders, I Would Be Pretty Pissed Off And Keen To Deliver A Knockout Blow, Then Head For The Nearest Oasis To Attempt A Reboot! Of Course, I’d Use Some Pretty Sophisticated Psyops To Make Sure The Cross-Bred Monkeys I Created Were Kept In Line And Not Let Of The Leash To Far Until They Had Evolved To A High Level Of Consciousness.

  7. Dave60 on November 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Anyone remember the movie Capricorn One ( 1978 ) about a failed mission to Mars
    faked a la Weidner’s Kubrick Moon trick ?
    Suppose we really went to Mars……….for the reasons above ???

    • unclejed on November 26, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      Yes, I Have That In The Video Library, All Was Going Well Till The Simulation Running The Mission Killed The Crew, Then It Got Nasty. Anyone Who Knew What Was Going On Sort Of Went The way Of Our Present Day Banking Buddies!

    • jedi on November 26, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Kubrick was using similar techniques that Davin chi was using with his last supper, reverse transparent imaging imposed on original…with alien image where Christ is, from 1495.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rSuuaZxE8M in this one JC appears as a tibetan master looks like me….in other videos you get a gray.

      • Lost on November 29, 2014 at 2:21 pm


        An interesting video. Except that little of that imagery appears when one flips the Last Supper image and lowers the opacity of the flipped image layered over the original.

        For example, there is zero evidence of a 3rd eye representation, now there are geometries in on Christ’s breast.

        So it is wishful thinking, with what maybe imagery added by some party.

        Yes, the jpeg I used was plenty high resolution, and I had no problem flipping or aligning the image.

        Now, since the painting is not in good condition, I can’t say that there wasn’t more there 400 years ago, but these claims look to be a distraction.

        Along the lines of “if you believe in structures on Mars, you’ll think this DaVini trick neat.”

        • jedi on November 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

          Third eye is the pineal gland, it is the one that was bruised by the lords in genesis. I suspect it was genetic tampering to produce a slave race. Abundance of evidence supports this scenario. Once you get it, you become aware of the parasites……the agent smith and the lady in red

          • Lost on November 30, 2014 at 10:43 am


            I am well aware of the 3rd eye.

            The fact remains that this reversal of the Da Vinci painting layered over the original doesn’t represent the 3rd eye.

            And most of the video lots to be a distraction.

          • jedi on November 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm

            That’s what it represents lost……and a lot more. He was very popular at the french royal court, davinchi that is. A ancient master and these are the people that still control the world, the matrix.
            Pretty cool stuff that is very interesting. Why you play dumb?

          • Lost on November 30, 2014 at 12:49 pm


            Why do you act as if I’m questioning the brilliance of Da Vinci? Or questioning the existence in general of the 3rd eye? (Though it is simplistic to think it only the pineal gland–here I recommend a detailed watching of the documentary “Black Fish”, or there’s a 1986 issue of Borderlands referring to something similar.)

            I’m questioning the conclusions of the video, a totally different thing.

            And I stand by my point, things look to have been added to the imagery to get those results represented in the video.

          • jedi on November 30, 2014 at 1:05 pm

            Lost, there are many stories told in that painting…..will have a look at that doc.
            The penal gland…..some of us have a criminal record, lol

          • Lost on November 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm


            Indeed, there are many stories told in that painting, however the video does NOT expound one of them.

          • jedi on November 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

            The war of the roses, while playing borderline music in the background with images of oj Simpson fleeing in a white bronco…..did I miss anything under the kitchen sink

  8. Lost on November 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I read an earlier Brandenburg book, and the natural atom bomb seemed dubious. So much so that it calls into question questions about what is on Mars, and what actually occurred.

    Two odd things from the Brandenburg website:

    A PhD from the extension program of UC Davis at Livermore Labs, well today in 2014 there is no such program listed on the UC Davis website, there are other UC Davis (the Ag School) extension programs all over the state.

    Now the University of California used to run Livermore Labs for the DoE, so now that UC doesn’t, perhaps that program was closed. However Livermore is basically adjacent to UC Berkeley, that’s the UC school where people would likely overlap with Livermore. (No the UC Berkeley website doesn’t say much about Livermore either.) Then indeed until 1971, Livermore labs was part of UC Berkeley.

    So something is odd about this PhD. (I am not saying it is fake, I’m saying it doesn’t rise to the level of having a PhD in physics from Berkeley with work at Livermore.) Nor would it rise to the level of having a PhD from Wisconsin at Madison.

    Then: Brandenburg’s website lists “national defense” as one of this areas research, um except how can anybody defend a nation state from the weapons that could blow up half of Mars?

    I more than suspect that Brandenburg is a distraction, maintained to draw energies away from more interesting lines of thinking in this area.

    Also, I know for a fact that a naturally occurring atom bomb has been proposed for some ancient event in southern Africa.

    Now I’d suspect there are enough interesting things about Brandenburg’s UFT that he is worth a read, but there are likely hidden agendas here too. (I seem to remember some acceptance of relativity in an earlier book, that many would question or modify.)

  9. DownunderET on November 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Anybody want to take a shot at how long the list of lies we have been told is??
    As Joseph has said, you don’t get a Pulitzer prize for writing a book about an ancient Cosmic War between two sides of the same family over a few crystals [Tablets of Destiny]. What a silly idea, but when you look at the texts, that’s exactly what they say happened. Then the main stream quackademics load up the main stream cannon to pulverize Dr. Brandenberg and his theory, but wait there’s more. Just like Wallace Thornhill who has been bombarded by the main stream quackademics also for his “Thunderbolts” theory of the Electric Universe. And on and on we could go about scientists who have said enough is enough and walked away from good University pay cheques to follow their heart and research to “outperform” their lying brothers in science. This is one subject that burns me more than any other subject, and I await the day when Joseph and all the other members of the “Alternative Research Community” get recognition for what is plainly obvious, THE TRUTH.

  10. moxie on November 26, 2014 at 11:14 am

    If such a scenario occurs, it’s more probably to be caused by our own civilization.. what kind of advanced aliens would destroy such a vital and viable planet..there are other ways to extinguish a population without detroying a planet and rendering it sterile..
    How about those Saturnians? What might be their role in this

  11. Reno on November 26, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Predicting an alien attack of earth you can’t lose. When? Within 3 years or 3 million?

  12. marcos toledo on November 26, 2014 at 9:05 am

    NASA is always being forced to deny they found signs of life in this solar system. Or intercepted signals from extra solar intelligences and SETI is or has become another dog and pony show. I just wonder what secrets have our religious, scientific, political elites cowering in fear if John Brandenburg theory turns out to be true. The science fiction film of the 1950’s Rocket Ship XM pays with the meme of a nuclear war taking place on Mars in it’s past.

  13. bdw000 on November 26, 2014 at 8:09 am

    QUOTE: When was the last time you encountered fission products of a natural explosion of 1,000,000 megatons? Brandenburg puts it country simple: “’This massive nuclear explosion on Mars seems to defy natural explanation,’ said Brandenburg,”

    Sounds like that is so large an explosion it defies a TECHNOLOGICAL explanation just as much as a natural one.

    Just saying . . . . .

  14. Ramura on November 26, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Mars and Earth have same ancient man rock-engraving: Visitors to both planets?


    [snip] “According to UFO Sightings on Oct. 17, Mars Rover Curiosity captured an image that appears to be an ancient petroglyphs, just like what is found on Earth from a long-ago culture. Petroglyphs is a rock engraving and this type of engraving is found in caves and on rocks in different parts of the world, this world!

    The figure, which looks very similar to an engraving of a symbol used for a man, is found on a piece of rock that could be part of stone pillar that is either in ruins or discarded on the surface of Mars. Is Curiosity rolling over some old Mars ruins, or is this a piece of stone that was left in an odd place on the planet’s surface? You can see the engraving in the video above. Did the intelligent life that created the symbolic man engravings on Earth do the same on Mars?”

  15. DanaThomas on November 26, 2014 at 7:51 am

    While looking forward to this book, I notice that the article says:
    “Brandenburg further speculates that the Fermi Paradox is due to a powerful alien race wiping out other alien civilizations before they can contact any others. He presents this as a reason to visit Mars and study what happened there so we can be prepared for an attack.”
    He must have covered quite a bit of ground from isotopes to reach the conclusion that Martians were destroyed to prevent them from communicating, might be citing the Kardashev (or Kardashev/Farrell?) scale.
    Nevertheless, this talk about “being prepared” on Earth for an “alien” attack – if this is what the book actually says of course – would be music to the ears of the black project-industrial-military-financial oligarchies that have been causing so much trouble to humanity.
    But there will surely be some surprises in store regarding the identity of the combatants in the “Cosmic War” in this solar system, and their possible present-day successors and/or descendants.

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    • Frankie Calcutta on November 26, 2014 at 8:46 am

      I think what Gaia is referring to is the last communication from the angry aliens to the Martians before dropping a 1,000,000 megaton nuclear bomb on them. If I may translate:

      “We want our f***ing gold back! If you motherf***ers don’t return our gold, we will bomb the sh*t out of your planet! I don’t care how many times you rehypothecated our gold, give it back now!”

  17. Aridzonan_13 on November 26, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Forgive me if I ramble. I’ve been up all night writing RasPi / PiFace code..

    After all the evidence that Richard Hoagland has produced, I’d say that was a definite possibility. I’ve always found it amazing how the earlier Martian pics were much more revealing. What is the saying? Lies, damn lies, statistics and computer enhanced lies.. We have been made to believe that an 8 bit processor took a better picture than 64 bit or better processor. Pulleaze, do what I do, download all your source material of the web, before it is altered or disappears..

    • DanaThomas on November 26, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Well said.

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