Ms. K.C. and so many others sent this to me this week, that as one might expect, I have to comment on it. After all, high octane speculation is our trademark here, and this story certainly lends itself to it. What's the story?

NASA, it seems, has posted a job opening for a "planetary protection officer":

Planetary Protection Officer National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Of course, when one reads the title of the "job opening," all sorts of wild scenarios spring to mind (and that may, indeed, have been a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor on NASA's part), scenarios involving huge motherships and invading extra-terrestrials and what-have-you.

But I submit the actual job description itself is far more provocative than any scenarios of wild extraterrestrial invasions, if one reads carefully, and is willing to speculate a bit. Consider, for example, the opening paragraph:

This position is assigned to Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary Protection. Planetary protection is concerned with the avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration. NASA maintains policies for planetary protection applicable to all space flight missions that may intentionally or unintentionally carry Earth organisms and organic constituents to the planets or other solar system bodies, and any mission employing spacecraft, which are intended to return to Earth and its biosphere with samples from extraterrestrial targets of exploration. This policy is based on federal requirements and international treaties and agreements. (Emphasis added)

At first glance, reading the entire job description, requirements, and so on, reveals some standard government boilerplate, and the impression is that there's "nothing to see here, move along." But it's that little reference to "any mission employing spacecraft, which are intended to return to Earth and its biosphere with samples from extraterrestrial targets of exploration" that caught my attention, and caught it big time.

Many years ago, in 1969 to be exact, the famous novelist Michael Crichton authored the novel The Andromeda Strain, a kind of "techno-thriller" about a secretive space program deliberately designed to go out and look for the most deadly foreign bacteria and viruses in outer space, and return them to Earth for study and weaponization as a part of America's biological warfare program. In the novel, the secret project was called Project Wildfire, and, predictably, the project was wildly "successful," for a satellite, which had captured such an organism, lands near a small Arizona town, and promptly wipes out the whole population, including pets and wild animals... all except for a drunken old man and an endlessly crying baby. In the novel, unable to figure out a cure for the "bug," the frustrated scientists recommend a nuclear strike to kill it, until they find out at the last minute that the pesky little thing actually feeds off of radiation, and detonating a nuclear bomb would be like throwing a feast for it. Thus, what caught my eye, of course, was this statement by NASA that specifically mentions that type of scenario, without, of course, any reference to secret "extra-terrestrial" biological warfare projects or nuclear detonations.

Which brings us, of course, to the high octane speculation of the day. Regular readers here know that I am a subscriber to two hypotheses: (1) that there is a secret space program which is a component of (2) Mr. Richard Dolan's idea of a "breakaway civilization," i.e., a group of humanity with access to technologies profoundly in advance of anything in the public arena, possession of which gives them a radically different cultural matrix in which they take decisions, from which they view the world. In short, they are perhaps in possession of a very different "world view" and "cosmology".  Let's add to this speculative cocktail a third component: (3) the UFO problem, as it began to manifest itself after World War Two, comprising both a national (and global) security issue and, in worse case scenario types of analysis, a potential threat, which I have referred to as the "Tower of Babel Moment" of history, revisited (see for example my remarks at the Secret Space Program conferences in San Matteo, CA, in 2014, and Bastrop, TX, in 2015).

If one suspected extra-terrestrial visitation and potential intervention in human affairs, and if one suspected some hostile intent, the strategic problem confronting the national security establishment would be immense, but basically it would boil down to "how to we protect and defend ourselves." To this end, every avenue would be pursued... including the Michael Crichton "Andromeda Strain" scenario, which, in effect, might be the best option available; one would have to look for something deadly to all those alleged recovered ET bodies (and I remain a skeptic on this issue).  Additionally, as a component of such speculation, there are suggestions that, indeed, humanity has had a secret off-world presence for some time. Recall only the allegations of British hacker Gary McKinnon, or, in this respect, the statement in President Ronald Reagan's memoirs of having been briefed about our "off world personnel carrying capacity", which, as Reagan put it, was some 300 people, far in excess of the publicly admitted space shuttle capacity.

The bottom line here is, admittedly, speculative, but it also admittedly is that NASA may have just let a very significant cat out of a very large bag...

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. Andrew A Currie on August 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    This story continues to get more press.

    This past week, NASA reported that a 9 year old boy, allegedly named Jack Davis, wrote a cute letter requesting to be hired for the position. Well, the name, Jack Davis is interesting in itself for a couple of reasons. The famous American illustrator and comic book artist, Jack Davis, passed away last July 2016. He was responsible for the iconic cartoon style seen in the old “Mad Magazine” publication. He also did work for the comic titles, “Tales from the Crypt”, and get this, “Incredible Science Fiction”. As well, the Jack C. Davis Observatory in Carson City, Nevada, is going to celebrate the total solar eclipse this Aug 21.

    The president of the Liberty Science Centre in New Jersey, Paul Hoffman, then came out and jokingly declared that because NASA wouldn’t hire the fourth grader, Jack Davis, his organization would, as their “first kid science advisor” for their new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium which will be the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and is opening in the next few months.

    The Liberty Science Centre is, in the words of Christopher Knowles, “… a cornucopia of symbolism and sits in the shadow of ‘Lady’ Liberty aka Attis.” Knowles also is suspicious of the name, Jack Davis, since it could be seen as Jack D, or even Jacques de Molay, who was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar until it was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V in 1307. De Molay was later executed by King Philip IV of France by having him burned on a scaffold on an island in the River Seine in front of Notre Dame de Paris in March, 1314. A quarter scale replica of the Statue of Liberty stands on an artificial island built in 1827, in the middle of the Seine.

    Can you say esoteric ritual undertones to this whole story?

  2. goshawks on August 8, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I just saw the movie “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”, had a tip-of-the-twig insight pertaining to this blog, and wanted to share it:
    (I will keep references to the plot out of this comment, for those who still wish to see the movie.)

    In the movie , there is a mysterious, almost-destroyed race. Someone has been reading the alt-lit and essentially ‘lifted’ a certain ‘species history’ for that movie. It was the Lyrans! Think about it: Non-warlike, higher-consciousness state. Sudden destruction of their planet(s). Wandering. Seeking a return to their previous state. Almost a perfect fit. They only left-out their evolvement into the give-as-good-as-you-get Pleiadians (for some of the Lyrans).

    Of course, the movie implies that the race that destroyed the ‘Lyran’ planet was US – Humans – rather than the Reptilians in the alt-lit. Maybe the Dracos are trying to re-write history with Humans as the destroyers of the Lyrans. (And leaving-out the Pleiadians – who whomped their as$es – would also fit…)

    I read that this movie spawned in France. As one of the major Rothschild-dominated regions (think Macron), the ‘sponsors’ would have an obvious connection back to Anu, Enlil, Enki, and all. We may be looking at a ‘whitewashing’ of the Dracos in this movie.

    And yes, this ties back to a “Planetary Protection Officer” – just not in the way normally read. It may have to do with the need to protect the ‘remnant’ Dracos from the onco ming Pleiadians…

    • goshawks on August 9, 2017 at 1:56 am

      A friend just noted that “Valerian” can be broken-up into ‘va’ and ‘lerian’. If you say ‘lerian’ out loud, it is quite close to Lyran. Hmm…

      No clue yet as to ‘va’, if any readers want to step-in…
      Reaching, ‘va’ could be simply the notation for an ‘active verb’.
      Alternatively, one intriguing use of ‘va’ is:
      1. The two-character ISO 3166 country code for Holy See (Vatican City State). This is the internet domain name.
      2. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Vatican City State. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Vatican bank accounts.
      3. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Vatican City. This is used as an international standard for shipping to the Vatican.

      • cmyers78 on August 13, 2017 at 11:49 pm

        “Va” is [he/she/it] goes in Spanish and also Italian, I believe. So maybe just “goes to Lyran” or “goes to Lyra”?

    • OrigensChild on August 9, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Hey, goshawks. It’s on the list. My son and I will be attending, but we wanted to view the Dark Tower first. It’s a hoot–and curiously similar to some discussions here…

      • Phil the Thrill on August 9, 2017 at 10:19 am

        Nooooooooo! Matt Maconaughey is iloo minnaughty and will slurp your soul through your eye sockets like Katey Perry!

  3. marcos toledo on August 8, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    A yes the Andromeda Strain along with hundreds of other syfy and fantasy stories churn out to those who can read between the lines. While the pseudo educated of all social class are keep in the dark about the plans of the real masters of the world. What is really afoot within the conclaves of the PTSNB and what dastardly plans do they have for the rest of us God Help Us All.

  4. Anthroposophe on August 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    NASA is seeking to fill an already existing position. The former PPO is now heading up the Mars exploration program. He was interviewed on NPR:

    • OrigensChild on August 9, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Thank you for the clarification. Corporate goals are often strategically realigned precisely at the moment of a position’s replacement. Having been witness to a few of these I know something about how a new hire can yield rather curious results to a corporation’s focus. The only thing missing in the NASA logo is the “Inc” suffix…

  5. OrigensChild on August 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Or, it could be a nice, big, juicy salary for another governmental polecat seeking to be on the public dole? When we get the post filled is when the real speculative fun can begin.

    Long term, I believe these bureaucrats would be strongly advised to have this position on staff. This person may be a mission critical position and a patsy! It may actually say less about the breakaway civilization itself and more about the DSA’s relationship with it. If you get a strong science background WITH a strong geopolitical experience in it (and a couple of former astronauts might be purrfect candidates) you might have an interesting series of dots. While looking up you just might want to look south too. (I wonder if there’s a junket to Antarctica for this person in the future…)

    • OrigensChild on August 8, 2017 at 11:53 am

      To boot this person would probably require a significant budget–meaning there will be an increase in the flow of federal funds (both overt and covert) going to this agency. More bases. More technology. More biological/mechanical/genetic research. It’s potentially a golden goose.

  6. Kahlypso on August 8, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Space viruses and bacteria?? No it isnt possible..
    I wonder if this was done on purpose… Solibacillus kalamii

    But.. if we go back to good ol’ H G Wells.. (That NWO prophet :)) Check out War of the Worlds.. they only thing that saved us, was our nasty infectious Earth Viruses and Bacteria.. (check out his description of the Martian Vessels that they flew to Earth in… Then check out the last photo sent back by Phobos II (the russian probe, not the moon) ) that saved us from the nasty Aliens..
    If we were to reverse the situation, and it were us, the nasty invading aliens in flying saucers (its soooo funny that its the humans who are going to be in the flying saucers doing the flying saucer invasion..) and it’s US who are going to get Martian Flu or Saturn Shivers… or Plutonien Pneumonia..
    We’d probably deserve it.. stop us trying to get Expensivor or Unobtanium minerals out of ground that doesnt belong to us.. Hang on.. I’m hearing a voice.. If I cut off a piece of a member and sacrifice my son, God has promised me, that that planet over there will belong to me…Just need to get there now..

  7. Robert Barricklow on August 8, 2017 at 11:16 am

    “They” might be letting kittens out of their bag of tricks; but the big fat cats are protecting their own fat asses like there’s no tomorrow.

  8. enki-nike on August 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Hope it’s not one of those nasty chupacabra cats…

  9. basta on August 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

    But… but… but I thought life only exists on earth?

    Do you mean NASA hasn’t been telling us the truth about life beyond earth?…


    Sniff… I don’t know what to do; my entire worldview is shattered.

    • enki-nike on August 8, 2017 at 11:06 am

      We are not ready to know about such things.

  10. Katie B on August 8, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Perhaps one would also seek to infect the entire planet with such a super bacteria in a very dilute form (who knows perhaps the ancient origins of homeopathy was born of some similar program) so as to vaccine everyone. Then the dullards realise the super bacteria is the invading consciousness.

  11. Phil the Thrill on August 8, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Also among the job duties of the PPO: assuring the kosher-ness of all PIIIIIIGS IIIIIN SPAAAAACE.

    • Pierre on August 8, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      or kazars with lazars

  12. WalkingDead on August 8, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I hardly believe that the “Breakaway Civilization” gives a tinkers dam about “infecting” other planets with biological contamination; they certainly don’t care about infecting this one. Finding a way to do it, that wont infect them, is their only worry. Hence that “really good job on vaccines” and weaponized everything.

    The sheer number of missing children/people world wide has gotten high enough now that storing the excess inventory must be becoming a problem. After all, you can’t sacrifice to Moloch, drain dry, or eat all of them. There’s just too few of the elite of the elite and far too many of them, the bodies would pile up rather fast.
    The “Breakaway Civilization” has been at it long enough now, that there should be large enough facilities to warrant such an endeavor. One needs a seed slave race on other worlds to make a decent go of it. Someone has to do the menial labor while they search for ancient technological marvels stored away, out of reach, in crumbling, long abandoned ruins. Someone has to keep cleaning the dust off all those rovers for “show and tell” for the mushroom masses kept in the dark and fed BS.

  13. Eve Leung on August 8, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I will pick number 2, let the break away civilization to fight the E. T. / Alien what have you since they love to entangle with them, the rest of us will bring pop corn and cheer for them. meanwhile can we bet on which side going to win?

  14. DanaThomas on August 8, 2017 at 5:25 am

    As a matter of fact there currently seem to be no OFFICIAL returning spacecraft. Or are there? The cat-out-of-the-bag may refer to secret space programme matters, current or planned. But in the words of Master Yoda “There-is-an-other-sky-walker”. The International Space Station. Though dismissed in official descriptions as merely being in “low Earth orbit”, a sort of glorified blimp, who’s to say what sort of samples can be picked up out there? And then there is the story of the “supermold” growing inside the station itself, presumably brought from Earth and flourishing in that closed environment. However, any news filtered through by the space bureaucracies of the various countries should be prefaced with “allegedly” rather than “presumably”.

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