This has been a week of very strange space news, and of course, the centerpiece of these stories has been President Obama's executive order concerning space weather, a story we'll get back to later this week. But I want to set that story in the context of some other very strange stories that have emerged this week. The first of these stories was shared by Mr. T., and there are a few things that struck me as "odd" which I'll indulge in today's high octane speculation:

We might have just discovered 2 dark moons hidden near Uranus

As the article notes, the reason we have not "discovered" these two new moons is that they are "hidden" in the gas giant's rings:

Now a duo of planetary scientists from the University of Idaho have re-examined this data to show that there's something strange going on in two of Uranus' 13 rings, called Alpha and Beta.

These rings display a previously unnoticed wavy pattern, suggesting that they're being pulled at by two tiny moons.

"These patterns may be wakes from small moonlets orbiting exterior to these rings," the researchers write in their paper on the pre-print site arXiv.org.

So why didn't Voyager 2 see these moons as it zipped past?

The researchers suggest these moons are so tiny, and also so dark, that they would have blended into the background for the spacecraft. Being "dark" means they barely reflect any light, as is the case with most of the moons in the area, and also Uranus's dark rings.

But the two Idaho researchers, Rob Chancia and Matthew Hedman, have crunched the numbers, and suggest that the pattern they detected in the Alpha and Beta rings are similar to those caused by the pull of some of Uranus's other moons, such as Cordelia and Ophelia.

They predict that, if these two new moons exist, they would only measure between 4 and 14 km (2 to 9 miles) across.

There you have it: the moons weren't discovered because (1) they're in the rings, (2) would have appeared "dark" to the passing Voyager probe, and (3) are, as moons go, very small.

But I have to wonder: why did it take so long for planetary scientists to notice the unusual wave mechanics of Uranus' rings? And with this question, comes another: what prompted these scientists to study Uranus's rings in the first place? The article provides no clue as to the process of reasoning behind it.

So here comes my high octane speculation of the day. Indeed, this is such wild speculation that I want to call attention to the fact that there is nothing in the article that suggests the link and connection that I am about to suggest. Years ago, the NASA scientist Norman Bergrun wrote a book Ringmakers of Saturn, in which he suggested that the photographs of the Voyager craft of the anomalies in the rings of Saturn were in fact, gigantic spaceships. While his argument and the pictures themselves were somewhat fuzzy, Bergrun proposed that whatever Voyager saw, it was seeing things that appeared to be embarked on some sort of gigantic engineering project at that planet. Part of his reasoning was that some of these objects appeared to be scooping up the dust of the rings and emitting giant electrical arcs. I remain skeptical about Bergrun's ideas, but they cannot be excluded simply because they are radical.

Few paid attention to Bergrun at the time, but it is worth noting that recently Russia Today (RT) devoted some time covering Bergrun's theories, which invites its own high octane speculations, for it was Dmitri Medvedev, fully a month before the Chelyabinsk meteor event, who stated that Russia should build out its space defenses to defend the country against asteroids. During that interview, Mr. Medvedev also stated that Russia could use thermonuclear weapons or "other" weapons whose nature was unspecified to destroy such weapons. In the context of his remarks, the possibility that one might actually weaponize asteroids by moving them and directing them to target was raised. Sounds far out, right? Except when one recalls that current plans for mining asteroids include the idea that one might go out and literally capture them by scooping them up, and bringing them to the Moon for mining. If one can propose moving small asteroids for mining, one can move them for bombardment.

Which brings us back to Bergrun, for the possibility exists that one might apply a Bergrun-like analysis of the phenomena at Uranus. And if that high octane speculative possibility exists, then perhaps we might be looking at some sort of interplanetary "engineering" project in the outer planets, perhaps even a mining project of some sort.

The question is: who is doing it?

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. JimD on October 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Gotta luv Joseph’s imagination! I know I do. One of the most creative minds out there. I have to go back and see if he has any comments on the immense ship like objects or illusions that frequent the sun.

  2. WalkingDead on October 21, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    We should not forget that the moons of Mars weren’t discovered until rather recently. Mars had no moons, supposedly; then suddenly it had two. Granted, the telescopes at the time didn’t have near the range or resolution of those we have today; however, Mars was studied for quite some time before the moons were discovered. It is speculated that at least one of them may be somewhat hollow.
    Small moons would make an ideal spacecraft; no need for a costly construction project; just hollow it out, attach a drive to it and seal the enclosures from the vacuum of space. They can even be discarded once you have reached your destination and set up shop on whatever planet you have parked them around. Should the need arise, they are available for reuse. If they are resource rich, you could continue mining them as you travel thereby expanding the usable area within them should you have a net gain in population over the course of the trip or require additional manufacturing areas, food production, or storage for shuttle craft. Parked within a planets rings, they would make excellent mining/manufacturing facilities.
    As for who’s they might be, your guess would be a good as mine. If you wanted to leave a small contingent behind to monitor your manufactured slave race or a defeated enemy, they would make an excellent garrison (for pre-positioning troops) or observation post (similar to those in the Star Trek series). If they are part of a secret space program of Earthly origin, they would be useful as outposts for mining and exploration.
    Or, they could just be small, dark moons. It’s not what you suspect, or what you think you know, it’s what you can prove that counts.

  3. Paul David on October 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Apparently in a document leaked by Anonymous the Clinton Campaign received consulting from Benenson Strategy Group and the document discusses considering a fake alien invasion or religious experience to win over Trump voters because their internal polling shows Hillary losing 19-77% nationally.

    “Recommended Salvage: FIRESIGN ”
    “For almost two decades the Department of Defense and NASA have
    coordinated on a black book project under the codename FIRESIGN.
    FIRESIGN’s aim is to create a religious “awe effect” in enemy
    populations to create an instantaneous psychological soft-kill (abject
    submission). The operation uses high powered lasers to project realseeming
    images on the sodium layer 100km above the surface. These
    images can cover hundreds or even thousands of square miles and can
    appear completely real, three dimensional, and can move.
    These visual cues are augmented with pulsed ELF electromagnetic
    emissions (see: PROJECT SANGUINE) that attack the specific areas
    of the prefrontal cortex that are stimulated during religious
    experience. In limited tests, subjects have been able to be
    overwhelmed on both axis of vastness (an overwhelming of the
    subject’s frame of reference) and a powerful need-foraccommodation.
    The mix of these two will produce inaction, lack of
    focus on self or individual interaction, and gross transformations in mental equilibrium (a Road-to-Damascus Experience). ”

    Interestingly if you search WikiLeaks their are some e-mails involving Benenson Strategy Group. I believe it shows the Clinton campaign paid over $800k for this advice.

    Additionally, on Benenson Strategy Group website their is an image of a ground to sky projection. http://www.bsgco.com/

    Also keep in mind Nov 11 is the opening of the movie “The Arrival” about: A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.

    document link: http://media.wix.com/ugd/0cf371_514bfe6a2dec4871ab7da7d50b9be410.pdf

    videos discussing this leak:


    • Paul David on October 21, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      I am now of the opinion this is most likely a psyop to make Trump supporters look like kooks. If they were really going to pull this off they would need support of the military and if they have that it’s already over. But I just found one thing from the DailyMail that’s related to this and a photo in the pdf is in this article:

      The giant lasers so powerful they can create an artificial STAR: Chilean instrument can cut through the atmosphere to give astronomers a clear view


    • Kahlypso on October 25, 2016 at 2:46 am

      What if the document was faked by a religious group who wants to interfere with a real disclosure event with ET landing on Earth and who wanted to cause confusion and disbelief in the “false gods”?
      What if.. what if…
      Paul David..
      So.. What do we have? Real life deployment of the Firesign being disguised as a laser to make the sodium level glow so a telescope can see clearly? Or a laser to make the sodium level glow so a telescope can see clearly being jumped on by a group wanting to put dis-information out there.
      The text on the pdf and the Dailymail article are almost identical as well.

  4. Robert Barricklow on October 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    That this gets ink makes this suspicious in a different context, than if we did indeed have a free press. Thus, the “leaked” info already assumes a “tainted” provenance.

  5. goshawks on October 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I would err to the ‘build it’ side. A planet’s rings offer the best opportunity to ‘seed’ nanotechnology to build whatever you want. Maximum surface area, so to speak. It may even have been ‘seeded’ long-ago to build up a ‘fleet’ over time…

    If the object of the Enterprise (hah!) is to build a sizable object (ship or station), said object would at first be undetectable because small. Then, it would gradually show-up via the gravity waves. Finally, a photographic object might be observed. This might explain the earlier non-sighting…

    What if Uranus used to have Saturn-quality rings, but they have been ‘resource-stripped’ over the eons? A superfleet now is parked in the Kuiper Belt…

    • Robert Barricklow on October 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Loved it!

  6. Daryl Davis on October 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    So many questions:
    1) Why would an alien race, or our own deep states, either park or construct a space station or a giant ship where its mass “shadow” distorted Earth-observable phenomena? (The dark side of the moon stands as a very old example of best practices. )
    2) Why have aliens EVER allowed themselves to be observed?
    A) universal “human” error?
    B) inter-alien rivalry?
    C) psy ops/research?
    D) tactical self interest?
    E) individual acts of altruism?
    F) they have never allowed this: it has always been Milab/deep state technology observed?
    3) If this story represented an early-stage disclosure, what would it betray?
    A) an alien presence in our solar system?
    B) a joint Chinese-Russian project?
    C) a joint alien-pan Earth project?
    D) Western space dominance?
    4) Why would such a discovery have been permitted to find the public’s ear at all if it concerned secret technologies?
    A) as explanation for future observable phenomena in that area?
    i) indispensable mining operations?
    ii) open conflict in space?
    B) as a plausible origin of future observable phenomena in our immediate vicinity?
    i) arising from exploration of the dark side of the moon?
    ii) arising from an alien false flag event?
    iii) arising from alien intervention upon the breakout of WWIII?

    Or is it really just a couple of small moons?

    • Robert Barricklow on October 21, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Pretty much covered all the bases….
      except the unknown unknowns.

  7. Kelly Em on October 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I remember an old episode of Star Trek. In it, a gigantic autonomous robot was destroying planets and consuming the remains as fuel.

    When I think of Bergrun, I am reminded of this. If they are indeed was a Paleo ancient solar system based advanced civilization here, then perhaps these devices, if they exist, our autonomously Mining the rings. Since these vehicles might be autonomous, and might be capable of self repair, they could conceivably have maintain themselves over the millennium.

    If that were the case, admittedly a highly speculative one, then perhaps in our very own solar system, the design drive mechanisms, and other advanced technologies would be there for whatever Templar like group that might exist to exploit them.

    This would explain The evident pattern of deferring discussion of these discoveries and theories.

    • Kahlypso on October 21, 2016 at 11:21 am

      If its an outer solar system civilisation then they have no need nor desire to ‘share’ their technoligical prowess with us.
      You dont give combustion engine technology to the Ants as you’re mowing the lawn do you?

      • Kahlypso on October 21, 2016 at 11:22 am

        by outer solar system I mean, external to Sol…

    • OrigensChild on October 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      If memory serves there was Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that appears to fit Bergrun’s theory better. This episode was about a sentient space “whale”, an organic creature who lived in the cosmos and harvested nutrients from some carbon rich nebula at certain grazing grounds within the galaxy. So there are a couple of ways to spin that type of story. I also find the timing of the episode to Bergrun’s theory curious. Good snag!

  8. marcos toledo on October 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I know and have read a juvenile science fiction novel that dealt with Saturn rings not being of natural origins. The title escapes me there also a story of a glass plate photo from 1917 that showed on close reexamination to have captured evidence of a exo-planet. So perhaps going back and looking at the many old photos of space one wonders what the astronomers missed years ago will be discovered. Our is this the old question of what did they know and when did they know it. And why reveal it now and what is the purpose of the revelation now.

  9. Cor Caroli on October 21, 2016 at 10:13 am


  10. Vomito Blanco on October 21, 2016 at 10:11 am

    You wonder if someone out there is in the business of making moons for whatever purpose, be they advanced weapon artillery, new homes, space voyaging vehicles, or even ballasts for planets that may require a moon to alter their obliquity and make the planet habitable? How much would a moon cost? Venus could use a moon to give it some tilt. Mercury as well. Could some deranged alien lunatic be fabricating moons from planetary ring dust and then unleashing them into the solar system for thrills, thereby turning the solar system into one giant pinball machine? Is this where the escaped nazis went after the war with their advanced technology and are now doing what Germans do best, making weapons, and selling them throughout the galaxy? Are engineered moons the recreational vehicles of the future?

    • Vomito Blanco on October 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

      One thing that has always bothered me ever since I was a small child growing up my tiny Eskimo village north of Manitoba (read my biography: A Gay Eskimo in Thule), was the fact that our Moon didn’t really have a name, and is generically called “the Moon.” I’ve always been astounded by this and have written numerous letters to the UN begging them to rectify this. Their reply has always been: the Moon doesn’t fall under the jurisdiction of the UN and the matter should be taken up with the United States because they allegedly landed on the Moon first and traditionally caucasian people have been entitled to name or rename places their explorers publicly set foot on first. I contacted NASA and they stated the Moon was never given a name because there was much dispute between NASA’s German and American scientists regarding who landed on the Moon first. (Apparently in the black projects world the Moon is called New Berlin). I even went so far as to contact Neil Armstrong and he confided that the Moon wasn’t named after him or even the Apollo space craft because he was told it was already ordained that it would be named after the first bankster who set up shop there one day.

    • Kahlypso on October 21, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Ask the Magratheans Vomito.. Slartibartfast is doing a discount on Fjords at the moment..
      (Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy reference.. The Radio Series.. NOT the film.. god no not the film…..)

  11. Sophia on October 21, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Dr. F.,

    Highly recommend you consider the sci fi movie Jupiter Ascending in the contexts of today’s blog and the possibility of memetic-metaphoric disclosure via the non-threatening cover of sci fi (i.e., we are being gently prepared in a manner to preclude a Brookings-like social disintegration possibility).

    Thus considered, suspect you’ll find the themes of JA to be rather interesting.

  12. Kahlypso on October 21, 2016 at 6:09 am

    I hate getting moderated.. 🙂 But in order to stay in the conversation whilst waiting for the good Dr. . .

    BIG huge UFOs.. I mean.. huge UFOs have been sighted in the Solar System for some time now. They are not new. Lots of links to see in my modded comment..

    • DanaThomas on October 21, 2016 at 7:17 am

      “Tiny dark moons” is newspeak for big huge satellites…

      • Kahlypso on October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am

        Hello Dana. Looks like we’re the early risers on this site 🙂
        I linked some interesting stuff on BIG Ufos being sighted running around the solar system. they seem to be yo yoing between Jupiter and the Sun, I’d say they’re siphoning gas. If they are hovering around Neptune, we recently had info about Hitler’s Acid forming the majority of the inner working of Neptune.
        I’ve no idea why they’d be after H4CO4, but its interesting that we’re getting this info seeing as they (the planets) remain inaccessible unpenetrable gas giants..

        • marcos toledo on October 21, 2016 at 11:10 am

          Thanks for the link Kahlypso interesting and informative article.

  13. Kahlypso on October 21, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Oufff. Dr Farrel, I must be spending too much time here. I was only up to “These rings display a previously unnoticed wavy pattern, suggesting that they’re being pulled at by two tiny moons.” and alarm bells were going off in my head about the Ringmakers of Saturn.. and then you talked about it a couple of paragraphs later.. If we allow speculation and dot connecting follow its path, I’d say that these ‘giant’ ships are in fact our ships mining outerspace for ressources.
    If we make the ‘logic-leap-of-faith’ and accept that these ships are not “extra”-terrestrial and remember Reagon’s statement about how many people we can put up into space (at that time, and remember that this guy was a puppet for Bush Snr) and then we see anomolies like this..
    4 years ago we see : http://ufodigest.com/article/mother-all-motherships
    We have NASA making claims such as : http://www.space.com/29041-alien-life-evidence-by-2025-nasa.html so they must have discovered ‘something’

    These all follow the same paths of ‘It must be Alien because I dont understand’ We’ve had Hollywood forcefeed us so much the Flying Saucer = Aliens since the 2nd World War that anything this big and or unbelievable must be Aliens.

    I suggest that the basic anti gravity machine in the 40’s got its big big brother by the time Reagon came to power, being puppeted by Bush. Im pretty sure Reagon’s address to the nation where he talked about Aliens already being here, was an attempt to break his conditionning… He probably suffered for it later.

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