There's a really intriguing bit of space news coming out of China, shared by Mr. G.B. who spotted the article on China's Xinhua newsite. Notwithstanding the fact that its chemical factories are being blown up at an alarming rate, China wants to send a robotic lunar probe to the far side of the Moon. Yes, you read that correctly: to the far side of the Moon:

China aims to land Chang'e-4 probe on far side of moon

Needless to say, such a plan requires some extraordinary engineering skill, for the far side of the Moon is permanently "hidden" from view on Earth, making direct radio communications impossible. In short, if China wants to land something on the far side, and then collect data from the lander - which the article demonstrates China clearly wants to do - then this will require another platform, or perhaps even a few, in orbit around the Moon to make such communications possible at all times. Additionally, the project will require careful photo mapping of the far side, to select an appropriate landing site. And that, of course, recalls the mysterious disappearance of the Chinese-American photogrammetry expert from his academic position in Ohio that we blogged about last week.

But there's something else here, and Mr. G.B. pointed it out in his email to me, though he needn't have, for it would have grabbed my attention anyway, and it probably already grabbed yours as well. And that item brings me to the high octane speculation of the day(some of which, in fact, is Mr. G.B.'s high octane speculation, which I'm simply relaying to you. I happen to agree with it); that high octane speculation is that China definitely appears to be looking for something:

Zou said government organs have ordered experts to assess the plan over the past 12 plus months. "China will be the first to complete the task if it is successful."

The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced earlier this year that Chang'e-4 will be launched before 2020.

The far side of the moon, or "dark side of the moon" as it is more commonly called, is never visible to Earth because of gravitational forces. According to Zou, the far side of the moon has a clean electromagnetic environment, which provides an ideal field for low frequency radio study. "If we can can place a frequency spectrograph on the far side, we can fill a void."
(Emphasis added)

And note this about the Chang 5 lander:

China plans to launch its Chang'e-5 lunar probe around 2017 to finish the last chapter in China's three-step (orbiting, landing and return) moon exploration program.

Li Chunlai, one of the main designers of the lunar probe ground application system, said Chang'e-5 will achieve several breakthroughs, including automatic sampling, ascending from the moon without a launch site and an unmanned docking 400,000 kilometers above the lunar surface.
(Emphasis added)

Now, putting all that together, we get this:

  1. China is sending a lander to the Moon's surface which will get "something" (presumable the usual "soil sample" and "Moon rocks"), and then
  2. will be capable of launching from the lunar surface to an unmanned docking, with an orbiting platform which
  3. presumably then will return the "rocks" and "soil" to the Earth for examination. Meanwhile,
  4. China plans to land on the far side of the Moon in the cleaner electromagnetic environment with a frequency spectrograph on the lander (and, one can only guess, per Mr. G.B.'s email suggestions to me, radar tomography and a host of other interesting instruments). China wants to listen to the Moon (or perhaps something else), determine its composition, and so on. At the minimum, China is prospecting.

In other words, China is looking for something, and given the difficulties of getting to the far side and landing there(after mapping it and establishing the orbital communications links), I suspect it may be about more than just moon rocks and soil samples.

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. RAJM on September 18, 2015 at 11:03 am

    2017….end of the now famous 9 year cycle. and the Chinese do numerology par excellence. No. 9, is a whooper doozy for them. Might as well get the numbers right when tooling around out there

  2. uruncledave on September 18, 2015 at 1:42 am

    This is more of a political challenge between warring illuminati factions, a threat of exposure, then it is about the substance of the proposed mission, or it would be be conducted in secret.

  3. Dasavin on September 17, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    The dark side of the moon is the location of the LOC, the Lunar Operation Command. For the full story, go to the web site of Corey Goode at and to Gaiam tv at and take the time to view Corey’s interview with David Wilcock. The Chinese know more than they are telling as to what is to be found. They are probably doing their part in stepping up the pressure on the cabal syndicates facing certain exposure as the Disclosure picks up momentum. Revealing the LOC to the world would mean the game is up for the Breakaway Civilization we have been funding with our lives and our treasure. It could get messy.

    • Guygrr on September 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Yeah David Wilcock mostly plagiarized from the start but was most definitely co-opted a few years ago along with his buddy Fulford. Ever since he published quite a damning exposé on the bearer bonds scandals his stuff hasn’t rang true. My guess is he got in a little too much over his head.

  4. yankee phil on September 17, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Time for the Chinese to get their feet wet in the space race and send a human up there to met his space friends. With Chinese clever innovation and can-do attitude we might see space tourism on a large scale and since they’re communists common people might get affordable seats. Lets hope this is a step in that direction,mankind must move forward together in these types of endeavors so everyone participates and benefits from the new discoveries ahead of us. Damn the nazi’s and little green men ,full speed ahead!

    • goshawks on September 18, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      You inspired an interesting ‘speculation’. In the movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the mysterious monolith-aliens required man to go to the moon FIRST in order to ‘prove’ that they were advanced-enough to matter.

      In the real world, what if the same ‘criteria’ were in place as far as aliens regarding nations? Your nation had to get to the lunar surface, in order to ‘qualify’ for some sort of diplomatic contact or recognition.

      Oddly, that would account for the US and USSR having a mad dash to land on the Moon, and then a quick abandonment of any serious exploration. ‘Qualification’ runs.

      Maybe, the Chinese were ‘leaked’ this ‘criteria’ when the USSR imploded, and the secrecy-apparatus temporarily broke down…

  5. CIGuy on September 17, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    “There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark. The only thing that makes it look light is the sun.”
    –Abbey Road Studios doorman Gerry O’Driscoll

  6. Robert Barricklow on September 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    As far as present tense, I venture to say the dark side is currently occupied by those terrestrials with the ancient technologies, brought up-to-speed by Nazi/German know how; and aren’t friendly when it comes to sharing. Why, they’re probably even are more selfish than the current neoliberal super-rich. The buried treasures may be very deep; perhaps inside the hollow dome of the long ago artificial satellite know as the moon. Does the Dark side have tell-tale visible signs of the old civilization present on the surface? Are there current structures of those now occupying the Dark Side? Have they visited the old man in the moon?[an extremely old skeleton by now, perhaps?].
    If the Chines aren’t sabotaged before, on, or after launch; they still have to get past whatever welcoming committee is there waiting for them.
    If all goes well, and the Chines return successful; I’d have to say they were dealt into the game, …long before this post.

  7. DownunderET on September 17, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Rocks and soil !!!! yeah right. Whatever the Chinese are “looking for” isn’t rocks and soil, why, whats that going to do?
    Whatever is up there has to “justify” the millions of Yen getting there, boy those rocks and soil must be loaded with gold. To stop the malarky, the Chinese must know what they are looking for, and going to all the trouble to get there is the $64,000 question. If anybody does know what’s up there, it would have to be…..drum roll…the good ol’ NAZI’.

  8. goshawks on September 17, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I would link this Chinese program back to the Moon’s “ringing like a bell” discovery from the Apollo days. To my knowledge, that was never really explained. It was just allowed to die a slow death through lack of funding, etc.

    In addition, there have been a few authors making a big deal about the dubious history/location of our Moon. It is possible that some Chinese authorities have collated these and reached an independent conclusion that the Moon is really worth “looking into” (grin).

    I suspect that the far side of the Moon landing is less for the “clean electromagnetic environment” and more for the fact that various alphabet-agencies will have a harder time ‘listening in’ to the mission. If the Chinese only ‘squirt’ info from the lander up to a lunar satellite (and the reverse) when the satellite is behind the Moon (from Earth), that would be a nearly-foolproof way to exclude others from the conversation.

    If it were me trying to discover if the Moon was a derelict spaceship, etc., I would put a grouping of high-quality seismometers on board (to be deployed/jettisoned on the way down), a ‘thumper’ system for those seismometers, a depth radar (in the very dry lunar environment, it might see way down), and whatever else could be used for investigating the subsurface…

    • goshawks on September 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      I left out that the mission info would be highly-encoded between the lunar satellite and terrestrial stations, both up and down…

      • 8thdegreeofj on September 17, 2015 at 10:10 pm

        Kitona, Gutenberg’s Press ain’t got nothing on motion picture technology when it comes to ensnaring our minds and making us drool without even noticing. Hollywood has been programming western culture since our grandparents days. Some of the original driving forces are different but many aspects are the same.

        I recently spied this video on another website, it’s a thought provoking comparative analysis of the two movies Back to the Future II & the upcoming release The Walk and a possible connection to 9/11. Really decent quality and obvious serious amount of time spent researching to produce. Suggest reading both black screen-white text disclaimers as they are interesting read in their own right.

    • kitona on September 17, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      “I would link this Chinese program back to the Moon’s “ringing like a bell” discovery from the Apollo days. ”

      The Moon “rings like a bell” ?! Perhaps that is why the planet is called “Ear”th.

      Coincidentally, does anybody have any thoughts on that 1990s Hollywood movie “The Truman Show”? It portrayed a sort of “reality TV show” (before these were really such a thing) of a man’s entire life broadcast on TV and all direct from an omni-present studio director located in the “Moon”. Also factor in that the protagonist’s name was Truman (i.e., True-Man) and, wow, just what kind of Shakesperean (all the world is a stage) message was that bit of Hollywood propaganda dangling out there?

  9. marcos toledo on September 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Could this announcement be China insurance against any accident- malfunction. Off this and future missions to the far side of the Moon and what do they know and what are they really looking for.

  10. Aridzonan_13 on September 17, 2015 at 8:59 am

    If this is not more WWF banter, then FedGov.Inc’s / NASA could have some serious explaining to do. Loosing the US populace on FedGov.Inc would be a master stroke. The Russians and the Chinese know that we are far more dangerous to the PTB then they are.. But, the PTB know it too..

  11. WalkingDead on September 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Hmmmm, didn’t WE go to the moon, orbit it, land people there, and return them to earth? Shouldn’t WE already know or have an idea about what’s there? Why haven’t the people of earth already seen photo’s of the dark side of the moon? Surely it isn’t totally dark? I’m fairly certain they wouldn’t have went all that way without infrared camera’s in order to take pictures of the dark side.
    Which leaves the questions: What is there; and why haven’t we went back? Would we not have been capable of landing there at that time?Were we scared off or warned off?
    If you were going to hide ancient technology from high antiquity from the losers of a cosmic war, would not the dark side of the moon be a perfect place? If you were quarantining a planet, would not the dark side of the moon be the perfect place to place your monitoring equipment in case they became a threat again in the future with an orbiting satellite for close observation to relay data to that equipment.
    Or is there a just a gigantic billboard there that says “Eat at Joe’s, third solar system on the left”?

    • Guygrr on September 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Pretty sure never a straight answer released a composite photo of the dark side of the moon recently. I might be mistaken, but regardless I doubt the pictures were the real deal anyway. The other day I listened to a byte show from 2010 where Joseph and George Ann discussed a sattelite the U.S. sent up there, that according to Richard Hoagland seemed to have been shot down. Might we have a Nazi Inter-solar system already?

      • WalkingDead on September 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm

        We could also count the two the Russians lost on the way to Phobos for either technical reasons or under similar circumstances.

      • colinjames on October 1, 2015 at 9:19 pm

        Yes they did, and here it is. For what it’s worth m

    • kitona on September 17, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      “Surely it isn’t totally dark?”

      Umm…not to sound like a wise-ass, but you do realise that the “dark” side of the moon is not literally true, right?

      It does appear dark from Earth but do remember that the Moon revolves around the Earth so even though sometimes it appears dark on Earth, the back side is actually exposed to (and illuminated by) the Sun.

      Even Wikipedia notes this in their first paragraph on the subject:
      Though both sides of the moon experience two weeks of sunlight followed by two weeks of night, the far side is also referred to as the dark side of the Moon,[1][2][3] originally in the sense of “unknown” rather than lack of light.[citation needed]

  12. DanaThomas on September 17, 2015 at 6:10 am

    If we follow the paradigm that what they have ANNOUNCED may actually already be started up or even completed, China must have taken into account, and possibly even interacted with, “whoever is flying those things out there” as C.A.Fitts puts it when discussing UFOs (must look up the Mandarin equivalent for the term…).
    And will they (or have they) put into place cooperation with some other power on Earth with space capability to further the lunar project?

    • 8thdegreeofj on September 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Is the new Chinese-Russian infrastructure bank a vehicle to drive investment into a new and universally accessible space travel industry that is distinctly not NAZI-NASA?

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