This story absolutely flooded my inbox this week, so it's one of those that people are focused on. In fact, this story may well be a new kind of "pattern record" for people sending in the same story, as I counted about 14 emails sent it along in one form or another.  We'll take the Reuters version of the story, since it follows the usual their usual pattern of being short and barely communicative:

Moon to get first mobile phone network

So what's the story? The British mobile phone company Vodaphone is teaming up with the German carmaker Audi to place a probe on the surface of the Moon. Why? This is where is gets more intriguing, because it's all "part of a project to back the first privately funded moon mission." You may also recall that SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants to send a private tourist mission to the Moon for an Apollo 8 sort of "fly around"; obviously, they'll need a mobile phone network up there so they can play their games and take videos and snapshots of the lunar surface once they're there. (Take note of that bit of playfulness, because it contains the seeds of one of our high octane speculations.) And surprise surprise, guess who will be launching this first cell phone tower on the Moon?

The companies are working with Berlin-based company PTScientists on the project, with a launch scheduled in 2019 from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Vodafone said.

Now as one might imagine, I have all sorts of high octane speculations running through my head on this story(don't worry folks, it's a very short trip)! To start things off, one wonders if, perhaps, Mr. Musk's launching company has some sort of equity stake in the project. If so, then what might be emerging is a kind of "space cartel" or "trust" that privately owns  or at least has a significant equity stake in the entire spectrum of technologies for space missions, including private communications. One might envision a sort of "Ma Bell of the Moon" emerging: Lunar Telephone and Telegraph or Interplanetary Telecommunications, Inc. (or would that be A.G.?)

Where my orbital speculations get really intriguing is when one considers the Moon itself, and all those strange photographs of the lunar surface taken by Soviet and American space probes, and later, of course, by Apollo. That there is a prima facie case that there is "stuff" up there seems, to me at least, fairly secure; not compelling, but at least secure enough to be entertained as a hypothesis.  Recall only that a few years ago the Japanese orbited a satellite around the Moon that was packed with all sorts of sensing equipment. They took a massive amount of pictures, of course, but only released one, which was ambivalent enough to be included in the "stuff" category. The Indians did the same, released a few more pictures, also of an ambivalent quality and which might indicate "stuff." And then there was China's Jade Rabbit, which also took a few pictures which indicate "stuff" (like a pyramid, perhaps?), and then released a few under some weird circumstances. Then, of course, there was the much-hyped NASA LCROSS mission to crash a probe into the south polar Lunar surface, which was supposed to be visible from the Earth, but which "fizzled," only to reveal yet another intriguing possibility (argued almost exclusively and solely by Mr. Richard Hoagland) that the collision with the Moon had actually punched through into a "hollow area": hence the "fizzle."

What better way to prove that there might be "stuff" there than to send a private mission, and to download digital pictures "as it happens" on the internet? Of course, that assumes there is no interdiction capability out there, and I'm not going to make that assumption. Or, conversely, what better way to make sure no one "down here" learns about what might be "up there" than to corporatize everything, and make the information proprietary? Or to put this differently: if one looks at the pattern of the contemporary space race, one sees not only the usual players all trying to get to the Moon - Russia, China, the USA, India, Japan, Europe - but one also sees corporations as new competitors against nation-states, almost as if everyone already knows what might be there, and really just wants to monopolize it.

See you on the...

...wait, I almost forgot. There is one final possibility. One so obvious and provocative, I needn't mention it. But I suppose I should, just for the record. Mobile phone networks tend to go to places where there is already a demand for them. In short, maybe they need a Lunar network because someone is already there. If so, the presence of British and German companies and Elon Musk in the equation might be an indicator of who that someone might be.

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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. basta on March 5, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    This is a publicity stunt to get some PR for Vodaphone, That’s all.

    Oh, and Apollo was fake as a $3 bill. Sure, those Saturn V rockets were indeed big, and real, but the astronauts were launched into low earth orbit and never went to the moon.

    *How could you hear Armstrong talk, in a normal voice no less, with no background rumble at all, during the landing sequence? He was supposedly sitting on top of a rocket engine producing between 1000 and 10,000 lb-force and the LEM crew module was essentially a pressurized aluminum can with ribbed walls only some 3 millimeters thick, with but the barest insulation. Well. you could hear him because it was fake and they forgot to add the sound effects.

    *Likewise, how did the LEM get off the moon without self-destructing? You have that ridiculous NASA footage of it popping off like a champagne cork with masses of metallic shrapnel flying all over as the ascent stage is ignited, but yet not once in five ascents did any piece of that dramatic made-for-tv shrapnel actually pierce the crew compartment, which the astronauts joked you could depressurize with a misplaced elbow.

    *There is classified NASA footage “mistakenly” released by a whistle-blower included in the video “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon” which shows the crew of Apollo 11 faking a view of a distant earth from low earth orbit using a transparency set in a window.

    *Finally, look at the footage of the moon buggies. There is one done by a Russian special effects expert who points out that the buggy is a model and that the astronaut “driving” it is actually a dummy, bouncing around with an inhuman stiffness. Once you see it, you cannot unsee it. Fake, fake, fake. And let’s not get into all the photographic fakery, like the sun making glaring hot spots, flash fill being used in shadows, and re-using the same bit of lunar landscape for excursions that were meant to be days apart.

    What is no longer taught in school is logic, because it is a simple and dangerous tool. Minds that do not operate using logic will dismiss all this and cling to belief but logic demands that if one crucial physical element of Apollo is proven fake, then the whole thing is fake. Well, there you have it. Fake.

    • goshawks on March 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Basta, I suggest you take the following link, scroll down a bit, and look at actual photos of the Apollo landing sites taken by Indian, Chinese, and NASA lunar orbiters. Magnificent detail, including boot trails and lunar buggy tire-tracks. So, either the entire world is ‘in’ on the fakery, or we went to the Moon.

      In addition, the US and the Soviet Union were in the middle of the Cold War. One can track the location of a spacecraft via radio, similar to homing-in on radio signals on Earth. The USSR would have scored a major propaganda coup by exposing the Apollo spacecraft as never leaving Earth orbit. Same methods with the lunar landing locations…

      Also, the Apollo 12, 14, 15 and 16 missions placed seismometers across the Moon in a seismic array. These were sending data back to Earth until they were switched off in 1977. Who put them there?

      Also, “The ongoing Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment measures the distance between Earth and the Moon using laser ranging. Lasers on Earth are aimed at retroreflectors planted on the Moon during the Apollo program (11, 14, and 15)….” Who put them there?

    • goshawks on March 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” I tried to reply to Basta, but I suspect posting a live link to got me modded.
      goshawks – March 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm.

  2. metaOne on March 5, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Re: Goshawks…ten millions fakers involved – go look at the back of your dollar – they communicate to your subconscious using symbols b/c your conscious mind is filled with hearsay…i’ve been undoing my programming since i was a kid…refusing almost all of it but the unconscious stuff i was fascinated with and found it in me and started noticing how it filters into my reality stream which we collect into experiences…

    information is communicate by hearsay…say it outloud…HEAR-SAY…this is how all knowledge (of good and evil) is transmitted…how does school work? you are told something is so, and if u retell/parrot/repeat the hearsay you get an A – how basic and genius it all is…now some of us have knowledge…not of good and evil, but knowledge, period…this is called intuition (the inner voice you can’t hear with your ear)…i call it my bullshit meter…by the time i got to college, my bullshit meter was in OVERDRIVE…i had an A+ average through all of K-12….i got to college and SLID OUT with my degree barely graduating with something like a 2.9 or 3….i didnt care b/c i was paying a lot of money for lies…well crafted, well told lies…

    if u dont spend time understanding and breaking through all your mental barriers programmed, you’ll never question the biggest lies of this plane of reality…i recommend the book prometheus rising…just be leery of it even…do the exercises and you will see…if done SINcerely 🙂

    now we talked about hearsay, lets talk about the handshakes…it is common knowledge yet that the so called leadership, are all friendly and generally move together? do we also agree, in divided fashion, almost all of them attend some private lodges/fraternal orders? in those orders, more of the knowledge of good/evil is shared that isn’t allowed in public…can we agree to this?

    then let me state my boldest claim: USA/secret society (the original SS) made a deal with the USSR/ss to fake the atomic bombings (they just admitted a year or two ago the cities were firebombed for 4-5 days prior to the a-bomb) to bring that “war” to an end while extracting a boat load of money into black finance projects – in exchange, we gave our new “partner” the right to take the crown from us by faking the soyez mission…but only after the russians “caught up” with USA a-bomb tech – then we took the fakery up to a whole nother level by faking the images on television and the whole world is forced to buy in…there is a reason the military calls their operations “theaters”…

    how do u manage this con-fidelity/confidence game so successfully? the mind…so few are penetrating their boundaries and instead repeat neat sophistry at every turn…the most sophisticated speakers lead the “lessor” minds…who wont USE their mind, so it’s taken from them and leased back…taxed at every turn…as the world turns…some just want it all to burn…

    • goshawks on March 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      metaOne: Yes, one has to be careful of ‘hearsay’ and its possibility for programming a desired worldview.

      However, I did not have to rely on ‘hearsay’ as far as the Apollo program. I was invited down to Cape Kennedy for an “insider’s” tour, during the last year before Apollo 11. Unlike today’s security-conscious posture, vetted visitors were allowed right down to the launch pads. I stood under a Saturn IB on its launch pad, days before it was to fly. Man, those engine bells were big! (Also, we got a tour through the Vehicle Assembly Building, where the *actual* first Saturn V rockets were being built-up.)

      So, I do not have to rely on ‘hearsay’ about the Apollo program. I witnessed it!

      • metaOne on March 6, 2018 at 8:23 am

        wow they even disclose seeing is believing…glad i know better…

  3. DanaThomas on March 5, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Contrary to what some think, I would be inclined to think that there are human bipeds on the Moon, but I wonder just how advantageous Vodaphone’s price package will be for them.

  4. goshawks on March 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Outside of this being a PR stunt, the main reason I can see to “install a 4G mobile phone network on the moon” would be privacy. Note that, as with the Luxembourg communications satellite, all the private companies involved can simply say No (Nein/Nyet) to any requests for communications info. A perfect corporate ‘firewall’, unlike with NASA or ESA.

    Also, there is the matter of radiated power. A network with just-sufficient power to communicate on the Moon might be ‘unhearable’ on Earth without NSA-level radio dishes. That has certain ‘advantages’…

    All in all, it looks like a lunar ‘land rush’ is shaping-up, much like it was in the US West. Get there ‘furst’, and plant your stakes in the best areas…

  5. Robert Barricklow on March 4, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    They’re buying up the Earth & privatizing it;
    may as well start privatizing the moon.

    Those fiat trillions need real assets
    and planets & moons are the new Boardwalk & Park Place
    in this oligarchy/monopoly system of governance.

    Of course, the utilities will be private; because the word public is becoming a dinosaur, in concept and reality.
    Right now public is a great personification of chump – to pay off the bad bets. The public spends the real blood, sweat & tears required for those trillion dollar smiles.

  6. Yiannis Katospiti on March 4, 2018 at 8:43 am

    There exists zero credible proof of any trip to the moon. By anyone. There is credible proof that the United States government has been terrorizing its population with fancy cover of paper clipped scientists . Some make rockets some develop Stasi control files and generational rape of children . There is ample proof of corporations and their Spectre like formations creating massive exploitation through mass mind control and psyops . There is ample proof that The United States Corporation uses the straw man arrangement to ‘gangster’ any and all US Patents and to benfit the Spectre amalgamations. There is ample proof that Bill Clinton , Bushes, Barry Soertoro , Richard D !ck Chaney, sold out the citizens of a republic . A republic long highjacked and controlled by a Nepharium which does not put people on the moon. Never had the technology. Never able to break through the dome or we will entertain you and call it simply Van Allen radiation belts supposed miles long. So which is it? Circle jerk to stories and pictures of shiny Mars rovers and dustless space with ASTRONUTS bounding around their woefully undertechnolgized moon buggy from a Nepharious group that brought you all good things , Kennedy, Wars, an Eleventh day of September morning totally decked out in mind control super psyops.
    They are destroyers and not creators. They put no one near moon or any planets. Show me the money Jerry. With over a million times more technology in a children’s cell phone today , than existed in the days of alledged space program, you think there were guys strapped to a rocket that blew through Van Allen radiation (dome) and flew 226K miles to moon landing on it with tin foil protection, drove a car ,sorry moon rover, hit some golf balls, took pictures with non radiated film , sent it back, blasted back off moon flew back 226k miles back through miles of radiation (dome) to an adoring (mesmerized) psyoped public? Right. Let’s not start with the Jack Parsons, military Intel creepL.Ron and rest of sh?t bag occult Nazi pukes cowards. Sorry , I am not buying it. YOU TELL ME or it’s on you folks that are taking this on for free! Good luck, let me know if Santa likes the cookies you left out this year , I’m busy selling a sh-t ton of bridges in Brooklyn .

    • Baz on March 4, 2018 at 8:53 am

      Of course man went to the Moon; otherwise how did Michael Jackson learn to moon-walk ? 🙂

      • Robert Barricklow on March 4, 2018 at 5:41 pm


        • zendogbreath on March 4, 2018 at 10:36 pm

          Good point. No wonder they tied him to the disney stake, painted him the usual pedo jerk n offed him the usual big pharma way. He was takin away tavistock/beattles nlp rentier income! He was prolly gonna publish everything michael eisner n benedict shared with him. Eventually in staged releases every 3 to 6 months over decades…. ah what r the odds that might happen?

          • zendogbreath on March 4, 2018 at 10:54 pm

            Gosh, agreed that those engineers produced something and then some. Even if everything u posit here is true (n i do believe it) u still gotta admit to tje likelihopd reaching near certainty the the accutate story of what happened was seriously pooched during publication. And all the ensuing decades. Anyone seen any dissappeared priceless nasa video files from that time lately?

          • goshawks on March 4, 2018 at 11:38 pm

            ZDB: Yep, the destruction or ‘misplacement’ of priceless, irreplaceable data and video is one of my biggest questions about the whole Moon project. Every raw-feed or tape coming-in should have been immediately multi-duplicated, with a portion going to long-term, climate-controlled facilities – with regular inspection and conservation. It doesn’t take a genius for this. So, why NASA’s criminal misconduct in this area?

    • Yiannis Katospiti on March 4, 2018 at 9:15 am

      I should have just sung:
      Space may be the final frontier
      But it’s made in a Hollywood basement
      And Cobain, can you hear the spheres
      Singing songs off “Station to Station”?
      And Alderaan’s not far away
      It’s Californication
      Born and raised by those who praise control of population
      Well, everybody’s been there
      And I don’t mean on vacation
      First born unicorn
      Hardcore soft porn
      Dream of Californication
      Dream of Californication
      Dream of Californication
      Dream of Californication
      Destruction leads to a very rough road
      But it also breeds creation
      And earthquakes are to a girl’s guitar
      They’re just another good vibration
      And tidal waves couldn’t save the world from Californication
      Pay your surgeon very well
      To break the spell of aging
      Sicker than the rest, there is no test
      But this is what you’re craving
      First born unicorn
      Hardcore soft porn
      Dream of Californication
      Dream of Californication
      Dream of Californication
      Dream of Californication

      Read more: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Lyrics |

      • Baz on March 4, 2018 at 9:30 am

        • Baz on March 4, 2018 at 9:49 am


        • Tim H on March 5, 2018 at 2:47 am

          Thanks Baz that was cool. And Russell Morris was a fellow skippy! But look, I just can’t help myself. Why is there dust everywhere the intrepid Apollo astronauts are cavorting and stumbling, but none on the LEM? Which had a couple of rockets capable of producing thousands of pounds of thrust? And speaking of LEM’s, they look like cheap props from Lost In Space. Neil and Buzz must have had balls of steel to put their lives on the line in what looks like a slum dwelling in a hurricane. Thanks Dave McGowan. And don’t get me started on that lift-off footage. That ain’t no rocket. Who was behind the camera? And finally, just exactly what are the conditions on the lunar surface? Temperature and pressure? Okay I’ll shut up now.

          • Baz on March 5, 2018 at 3:00 am

            I agree with you. The post from YT was to suggest that RM was calling down the celestial object Oomuamua in his praeter-natural lyrics of 50 years ago.

          • goshawks on March 5, 2018 at 5:28 pm

            Tim H., I have actually gotten up close and personal with lunar lander prototypes in museums. (I am an aerospace engineer.) They are wonderful trade-offs between extremely-limiting weight constraints and getting the job done. You have no idea how many techs/engineers pored-over those prototypes, getting each ounce of weight out – in order to close the weight restraints, everything possible was removed or minimized. Magnificent!

            (You may or may not know that you are contributing to the upcoming feudal system. Nobles and serfs. Part of the drum-beat ‘programming’ is to nay-say the proud accomplishments of the American middle-class, including the Moon program. Serfs need to stay in their place; no ‘looking up’ allowed. Congratulations!)

    • goshawks on March 4, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      Yiannis, I suggest you take the following link, scroll down a bit, and look at actual photos of the Apollo landing sites taken by Indian, Chinese, and NASA lunar orbiters. Magnificent detail, including boot trails and lunar buggy tire-tracks. So, either the entire world is ‘in’ on the fakery, or we went to the Moon.

      (I am an aerospace engineer who was getting my degrees at the time of the Apollo program. My department was in the thick of it. Latecomers/outsiders simply have no idea of the scale of what went on, and the impossibility of, say, ten million techs/scientists/engineers being forced to keep silent about that magnitude of fakery. Even more, this was the ‘Flower Child’ period when it would have been fashionable to ‘out’ The Man. Yep, the US went to the Moon…)

      • Tim H on March 5, 2018 at 3:08 am

        No disrespect Gosh, but you wouldn’t need to silence ten million techies/scientists/engineers to pull off a fake moon landing. Substitute one of the many rehearsal/simulation tapes and you’d only need a couple of dozen personnel at the top. And the Flower Child period was well and truly over by 1969. The USA was tearing itself apart over Vietnam, you had race riots and civil unrest, Charlie Manson’s Family went on their murderous rampage the month after Apollo 11, and the Stones’ disastrous concert at Altamont was the end of the hippy peace and love era. The USA needed some good news, and got it in the lunar landings.

        • goshawks on March 5, 2018 at 5:46 pm

          No disrespect, Tim H., but you show your true colors: Intel Op. I am of the Flower Power generation. I was there. Your efforts to ‘reprogram’ those years for the younger generations’ ears is sad – though obvious. Manson was an Intel Op, much like you probably are. The ‘theater’ around him was to discredit the whole counterculture movement -an intel op. No one except the terminally-asleep bought the blackwashing of an entire movement through one carefully-staged incident by intel. (And it only petered-out in the mid-70s. I was there. ) Go home and enjoy your paycheck…

          As far as the Moon program, read my comment above:

          You need to improve your game, man. What you are showing is third-string work, at best…

    • Tim H on March 5, 2018 at 2:24 am

      And John Whiteside Marvel Parsons lost his security clearance because of his dalliances with the Church of Thelma. Just ask the FBI.

      • Baz on March 5, 2018 at 2:41 am

        Tim, that’s not correct. It was his plan to get a job in Israel and his use of official documents for that purpose that got his classification revoked.

        • Tim H on March 5, 2018 at 3:13 am

          Okay, but he was investigated for the goings-on at that mansion, and I can’t help but think all the rumors and scuttlebutt about orgies and worshipping Satan (which is what the straight-laced FBI agents of the 50s would have thought) had a cumulative effect on his official standing, security clearance included.

  7. WalkingDead on March 4, 2018 at 6:18 am

    One has to wonder just how ancient that “stuff” might be. If what is written on clay tablets is based on fact, that would make it relatively recent in Earths history which begs the question: Just how many civilizations have come and gone on this rock over its long history.
    Given the current economical situation, global (or is it spacial now) corporations are the only entities with the funding to actually finance space exploration; every nation on earth (except 3) is bankrupt thanks to the central banks and their fiat currency, debt model. Owning the entire Earth simply isn’t good enough, owning an entire Solar system is just a good start. Corporate ownership of space is a common meme in movies.
    Why not expand that ” chosen” status to include the entire Universe. Better yet, please take your parasitic population to another Solar system, so this one can finally be rid of you.

  8. anakephalaiosis on March 4, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Rammstein has already been on the moon, with sponsorship from Coca-Cola and Disneyland. There is proof on the internet.

    • Tim H on March 5, 2018 at 3:35 am

      Thanks Ana that was cool. Rammstein are awesome.

  9. Neru on March 4, 2018 at 5:58 am

    The terrible state humanity finds itself in (bloody combative hoarding mode) psychically and physically, can’t say I like the idea of expanding in all directions a very good avenue. We are not at our best and might end up warring with many of the neighbors. At least the war industry is content along with their communications specialists.

  10. Baz on March 4, 2018 at 5:49 am

    A mobile phone network on the Moon ? Well, that’s great because it will normalize the environment to an extent that it becomes banal; “just another place”. People who rely on their phones get weirdly frustrated and emotionally labile when they encounter a mobile-phone “black-spot” (a place with no effective coverage). I suggest this is a Psy-Op designed to diminish the uniqueness of the Lunar environment and to blend it into the dumbed-down conciousness of modern consumers.

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