…Uhm… British Scientists are looking for WHAT in ...

If you've been following the strangeness in Antarctica, you can add some more strangeness, and this ranges from a completely unsubstantiated rumor, which we'll get to in a moment, to something that is a little more than... well, creepy, which will be the subject of our trademark High Octane Speculation de jour.

So let's look at the unsubstantiated rumor. When Ms. K.F. sent this to me, I looked at the subject header, and said out loud to my empty office, "You've got to be kidding!" I clicked on the link and found this:

Now, I have no idea where this story is coming from, and in the limited time I've had to do various searches for it, I've not been able to find exactly where - if anywhere - this is coming from. So, I'm filing this in the "Unsubstantiated But Definitely Interesting Rumor" file. Normally I wouldn't even mention something like this, other than for the fact that of all the strange, and on occasion weird, people on the "People Associated with Antarctica List," Newt Gingrich would certainly fit right in there with Rudolf Hess, Hermann Goering, Richard Byrd, King Juan Carlos, Prince Harry, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the Patriarch of Moscow, Kiril III. (Our only advice to Mr. Gingrich is that if he really is intending to go look at penguins and study climate change, that he take Nancy Pelosi and John McCain with him, and leave them there.)  But seriously, even if this is unsubstantiated rumor, consider only what this very bizarre list adds up to:

1)  The Reichsleiter of the Nazi Party until 1941 (Hess);

2) The founder and head of the Luftwaffe and founder of the Gestapo (Goering);

3) An American admiral and arctic explorer;

4) The King of Spain;

5) A British Prince;

6) The chief diplomat of the USA in the final months of the Obama administration;

7) A Christian hierarch and head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Add Mr. Gingrich and one has "Former Speaker of the American House of Representatives" and former candidate for President.

(And this is all supposed to be about climate change? Sorry, I'm not getting the connection between Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess and climate change, thank you very much.)

Boil that list down and you have representatives of (1) militaries (2) intelligence agencies (3) royalty (4) politics (5) International diplomacy (6) space programs and (7) religion. Hmmm...

Turning from the "Unsubstantiated But Definitely Interesting Rumor" file to something much more substantial (and shared by many here), we discover that scientists in Great Britain want to go there to.... well, read it for yourself:

FROZEN IN TIME British scientists to lead hunt for fragments of ‘dead planets’ hidden in Antarctica

After I picked my jaw up off the floor after having read this, my first thought was, "Gee, isn't it interesting what people will do once they vote to BREXIT and get out from underneath Mad Madame Merkel's thumb and are free to do their own thing?" Why, the first thing they want to do is go to Antarctica to look for "the remains of these ancient proto-planets (which) will allow us to understand conditions in the early years of our Solar System." Now, these are all perfectly respectable British scientists, and there is of course a perfectly respectable British and typically scientific  "low key" explanation for all this:

Mathematician Dr Geoffrey Evatt will lead the expedition, which will set off in 2020.

He believes Antarctica could be hiding vast numbers of “missing iron meteorites”.

He said: “We now have the opportunity to commence on a truly exciting scientific adventure. If successful, our expeditions will help scientists to decode the origins of the Solar System and cement the UK as a leader in meteoritics and planetary science.”

Wot!?!? You mean the United Kingdom is not a leader in meteoritics?!?

Now the reader probably detected a heavy note of sarcasm in my remarks (unless of course, they're a recent product of the American educational system, where the word "sarcasm" will remain a deep, profound, and Inscrutable Mystery). And that brings me to my high octane speculation de jour, for it sounds an awfully lot like what these British scientists might be looking for is confirmation of the late 18th-early 19th century astronomical theory that the asteroid belt is the remains of an exploded planet that blew up aeons ago, a theory which was revived by the late US Naval astronomer Dr. Tom Van Flandern. Now the interesting thing about Dr. Van Flandern, if you've read his book(Dark Matter, Missing Planets, and New Comets), or if you've read my summary of it in my book (The Cosmic War: Interplanetary Warfare, Modern Physics, and Ancient Texts), is that he proposed a number of models as to why that missing planet suddenly blew up. One of his proposals was that a sort of natural fission reactor in the core of the planet -and yes there are such things as natural fission reactors, or at least, scientists think there could be - suddenly went critical, and kablooey, the planet blew up. But in reading Dr. Van Flandern's book, you can tell that he isn't very taken with that idea. After all, that would require a very BIG natural fission reactor, and that's problematic for a whole host of reasons we don't have time to get into here. Then he proposed another natural model: suppose, he said, there was a great accumulation of anti-matter somehow in the core of the planet, that was contained, but that the containment broke down, the anti-matter came into contact with matter and, again, kablooey, it blew up. That too, you can tell he was not to thrilled with, because, as a scientist, he knew that the matter/anti-matter anisotropy phenomenon was hugely problematic, as was the idea that somehow, a natural containment was fashioned to contain enough anti-matter to cause a planet to blow up, not to mention the idea that, once having proposed such a natural containment mechanism, it then somehow broke down. The natural explanations had too many ifs, and he wasn't considering too carefully that idea of collisions with other celestial bodies, because that too had its problematic elements.

So then Dr. Van Flandern came - somewhat reluctantly - to the idea that it was caused by some sort of "technological accident", say, perhaps (though he does not say this) that they built their large hadron collider just a little too big, and slammed one too many God particles into one too many anti-God particles. And then, finally, he comes right out and says what I suspect he may have been thinking all along, or at least entertaining the idea for the sake of "completeness" in hypotheses, namely, that the planet was blown up  - in his words - by "deliberate action," in other words, in an act of war. And that, of course, implies a technology of weapons of mass destruction capable of doing so. And of course, if one is blowing up planets with such technologies in an act of war, then that implies that the planet itself may have been home to intelligent life, was a belligerent in that war, and at a similar pitch of technological and warmaking capability.

...and that implies that maybe, just maybe, by dint of some fluke of chance, or by dint of that very high pitch of technological development itself, that some sliver or slivers of that technology might have survived, to be recognizeable and recoverable in meteorites...

See you on the flip side...


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. Ryan Dorin on March 1, 2017 at 2:11 am

    My favorite part is that they are looking for “missing” iron meteorites. MISSING?

  2. romanmel on February 11, 2017 at 8:06 am

    When one is locked-in to a narrative based on their past writings and associated speculations, it is difficult, if not impossible to step back and consider anything that does not comport to their locked-in narrative. It becomes their prison of thought negating any exploration outside their “comfort zone”.

    That said, please consider this alternative view of the mystery of Antarctica. At the outer edge of Antarctica is “The Dome. There are different opinions on what is above the flat earth, but the general flat earth belief is that the earth’s sky is surrounded by a sky dome that holds in the air and protects us. The Bible says it is made of glass (Job 37:18). The Bible clearly describes a firm dome (firmament) IN which the sun and moon were placed (Genesis 1:14-19). There is actually real evidence of the dome. Edwin Hubble admitted in his book, The Observational Approach to Cosmolgy , that the observable Universe was small and curved all around us like a sky dome. He couldn’t explain it but ignored it like he did the evidence for Geocentrsm.” -Flat Earth Science and the Bible

    It is my belief that to hold to the heliocentric belief requires a total rejection of scripture and embracing the lies foisted upon us by NASA as scientific fact. NASA only presents a false narrative that cannot be substantiated.

    I feel the real explanation of the interest in Antarctica lies inthe discovery of “The Wall” or the place where the dome that encloses Earth meets the Earth itself. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtybmBcSfLE

    • Phil the Thrill on February 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      These poor flat-earthers. They get locked into some narrative based on some past writings and associated speculations…next thing we know, they are negating any exploration outside their comfort zones.

      Hey, Doc! I think this person just said that you are a prisoner of your own intelligence, or something like that. Holler if you need any help.

      • Guygrr on February 13, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        ^I’m dying over here.. The earth isn’t flat. Go for an airplane ride, look out the window, problem solved.

  3. Jaime on February 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    What makes the whole Newt Gingrich attending Antarctica interesting to me is that his wife Callista Gingrich is currently being considered as the new ambassador to the Vatican! Speculation anyone? 😉

    • Guygrr on February 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      That sends the meter into the red zone. I wondered why Trump didn’t nominate Newty for a cabinet position, maybe he did and we just don’t know it yet, The Bureau of The Great Atlantean Tresure Hunt.

  4. Kahlypso on February 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Spéculation du jour. 🙂

  5. XAydMary on February 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    The Antarctica pilgrimages sound like a variation of the invasion of the body snatchers scenario. Go to Antarctica space portal to blast off(?) earth and leave a clone behind in your place.

  6. Roger on February 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Antarctica is an ideal location to collect micro-meteorites that land on the ice and aren’t chemically weathered away quickly like they are in warmer soilly regions. Because of it’s prestine nature, vastness, and low precipitation the concentrations of micro-meteorites is very high in places. You can collect micro-meteorites anywhere including your gutters which concentrate the ones that fall on your roof. Some of them are rich in gold and platinum but are dust sized. You need a magnifying glass or microscope to appreciate them but people do collect them and display them. Some are big enough to see without a magnifying glass and can be held with tweezers. Tons of them rain down unnoticed all over the planet everyday. I’ve collected a few myself. In a few places in Antarctica they may be concentrated enough to successfully mine commercially for their precious metal content.

    • DanaThomas on February 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Micro-meteorites on our roofs? Thanks for the tip.

      • Roger on February 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm

        After meteor showers is a good time to increase your odds of collecting fresh ones.

    • Roger on February 9, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Now consider that there never was a Big Bang. That the Universe is immortal and that some planets grow and transform into stars and that some comets and meteors grow into planets and that when stars and planets get destroyed the fragments begin the cycle all over again. Now imagine that the center of planets consist of some exotic elements very high up in the periodic table with some very rare properties. Now imagine the core of stars has even more exotic elements with even more strange properties such as elements being so dense that they are strongly gravitational somewhat like a magnet but with all materials instead of just magnetic materials. Now imagine collecting this dust in Antarctica in the hopes of collecting enough for artificial Earth like gravity on future space stations. Perhaps some of these exotic elements can be manipulated into flipping their field polarity so as to become anti-gravitational.

      • Roger on February 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm

        Now for some high octane speculation on a potential source of secret financing. What may be the rarest, most valuable element on Earth? Perhaps the gravatom. Perhaps since gold is the most unreactive element on Earth it contains minute amounts of pure metallic unreacted gravatoms per ton. Now imagine gravatoms or graviton having a secret market value of 100 million or more per micro-gram. Now imagine the secret collection, monetizing, and trading of graviton for black projects research and financing. Now who wants to go to Antarctica and become a graviton prospector? Imagine some of the gravitational anomalies in rare places about the Earth are a signs of sizable chunks of graviton just waiting to be mined by the lucky graviton prospector.

  7. marcos toledo on February 9, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    There is a idea that Satan in HELL encase in ice could Antarctica be where he is imprisoned. It is interesting as always science fiction stories are probably closer to the truth that so called science.

  8. Robert Barricklow on February 9, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Just reading the 1st paragraph with the Newt I thought…
    Ship Earth has an infestation of parasitical rats heading towards an isolated inhospitable spot. Should the people of the ship be concerned?
    I mean, those are the worst of the rats’ species; even giving rats a bad name.

    [On to beyond Newt…]

  9. Vila Mundi on February 9, 2017 at 10:43 am

    It seems that NASA likes those meteorites too as they have a dedicated page about “curation” https://www-curator.jsc.nasa.gov/antmet/amn/amn.cfm#n392

    • DanaThomas on February 9, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      The Vatican meteor collection is said to be top quality.

  10. Ramura on February 9, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I would like to mention that Sec. of State John Kerry’s visit wasn’t merely “in the last days of the Obama administration” but literally the day before or the day OF the election, when it was becoming clear that Trump would win! The Clintons had cancelled their “celebratory fireworks display” to little note by legacy media, of course. There was not a little speculation that Sec. Kerry was going to meet the “Masters of the Planet” to get new orders. But, then, that’s just high-octane speculation of another type. 🙂

  11. Kahlypso on February 9, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Hmm.. Antarctica.. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms10679#auth-2
    So we have bits of Mars, the Moon and possibly a big chunk of the Tiamat embedded in the Antarctica.. Pretty much every planetary body.. Or Planetissimals… that show “what looks like” major bombing going on.

    I’m literally too tired to spin a tirade out about this.. But I will say one thing.. When they start mining asteriods, it’ll be cheaper to strap an EM drive onto one of them and crash it into the nearest planet.

    These guys say that they’re looking for Meteorites.. So please tell me why the paper was written by 3 mathematiciens and only 2 Atmospheric Scientists

  12. WalkingDead on February 9, 2017 at 8:37 am

    More speculation from another source:


    • Robert Barricklow on February 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks for the link

      • WalkingDead on February 9, 2017 at 8:02 pm

        I don’t necessarily go along with the above link; however, you might find this more interesting and believable:


        • Robert Barricklow on February 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

          Thanks WalkingDead for this one too.
          Looks like there’s a lot of truth in the concept of:
          digging deep for the truth.

  13. Katie B on February 9, 2017 at 8:34 am

    “These small areas of glacial ice are known as meteorite stranding zones, where upward-flowing ice combines with high ablation rates to concentrate large numbers of englacially transported meteorites onto their surface”

    Hocus pocus?


    Cauldron’s of ice? Sounds like they’ve been draining a lake in Antarctica not waiting for nature to upflow ice and then ablate it revealing what’s underneath.

    • Katie B on February 9, 2017 at 9:07 am

      P.s Dr Evatt seems to be more involved in highly complex mining operations than ice.

  14. DanaThomas on February 9, 2017 at 6:36 am

    “In Antarctica you can find samples of Mars, samples of the Moon as well as planetesimals and other bits of the early solar system”. (love those planetesimals, much more chic than common-or-garden asteroids).
    The website has six 1-2 minute videos used to put together the various articles:

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