Like A.C.M. who shared today's story, I had to do a double-take:

Who Would Kidnap a Space Telescope?

The title of the article, from The Atlantic, says it all. But here's the details:

NASA’s new space telescope has had a rough go. Name a problem, and this telescope—meant to be the most powerful of its kind, a worthy successor to the famous Hubble—has faced it: poor management, technical errors, budget overruns, schedule delays, and a pandemic. So, naturally, the people responsible for the telescope’s safety are now thinking about pirates.

Yes, pirates.

The topic came up at a recent meeting about NASA’s James Webb space telescope, named for a former administrator of the space agency. Later this year, the telescope will travel by ship to a launch site in South America, passing through the Panama Canal to reach French Guiana. Webb, with a mirror as tall as a two-story building and a protective shield the size of a tennis court, is too large for a plane. Its departure date will be kept secret, someone said at the meeting, to protect against pirates who might want to capture the precious cargo and hold it for ransom. Christopher Conselice, an astrophysicist at the University of Manchester who attended the meeting, was at first baffled by the concern because, well, pirates, but it quickly clicked.

The article goes on to note a couple of incidents of telescope-piracy:

One of the earliest known calamities of this category occurred at the Allegheny Observatory, in Pittsburgh, in 1872. The astronomer Samuel Langley, the observatory’s director, had just returned from a conference when his employees rushed him to the top of the building. The lens of the observatory’s telescope had been stolen. “The story goes that Langley receives a letter in the mail from the foul fiend, and he says, ‘Meet me in the woods behind the observatory at midnight, or you’ll never see your lens again,’” Lou Coban, the observatory’s manager, told me. Langley and the thief met and “argued into the night”; the astronomer refused to pay the thief’s ransom, believing that it would spur “lens-napping” at other institutions. Langley managed to persuade the thief to divulge the location of the lens in exchange for keeping the man’s identity out of the papers. The hardware was found stuffed in the trash behind a nearby hotel, so scratched up that the observatory had to send it off for repairs.

Another incident mentioned by the article is the transport of a telescope from Holland to Hawaii. The captain of the ship carrying the telescope diverted to Ecuador to deliver a load of explosives, then showed up late to Hawaii, where his fees were docked due to the lateness of the shipment. The captain, angry, demanded full payment until a court order accusing him of piracy on the high seas unless he delivered  the instrument forced his hand.

Obviously, the article is focused on the matter of piracy while the telescope is still on the planet. And I have to wonder: the fact that such a concern would be raised at all suggests that NASA may know of "actors" that might attempt to do so, and those actors could be just about anyone: state actors, non-state actors, extra-territorial actors, and so on. So on the one hand - here comes the high octane speculation - I wonder if a "narrative" is being prepared along the following lines: "Oh... too bad, our telescope was stolen. We're not officially 'blind,'" when in fact an alleged theft would be a perfect way to take the whole operation black.

But there's another possibility, an even wilder speculation: what if they are concerned about piracy "out there" in space itself? In other words, they're acting like they know there's something to  see out there, and they're also acting like someone doesn't want them to see it.

And then there's the matter of the name of the telescope, the James Webb telescope. James Webb was far from just "a former administrator of the space agency". Webb was in fact the director of NASA during the all-important Apollo lunar mission era. It was Webb, in fact, who shut down the "NASA Nazis" when Arthur Rudolf proposed that NASA's Nazis simply build the Saturn V booster "in house" and avoid the whole defense contractor network, when they - NASA's Nazis - became frustrated at the slow progress on the booster. So yes, call me suspicious of the whole narrative, and why NASA is seriously entertaining the possibility of piracy.

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. Richard on March 17, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Yes, Houston, there’s still a problem in space, in orbit, and on the ground, especially, in deep passage water ways. It could explain why there’s a portion of P-8 Poseidon (Sub hunters) currently very busy in the Atlantic. Folks who frequent at GizaDeathStar and Darkjournalist have probably heard about unique offshore facilities off of Florida besides a Trident base and a nearby orbital launch facility to include that “Hot Zone.” Some of those P-8’s, a version of the Boeing 737, might be training and testing mission capability in larger than usual numbers. There may be more than a presumptive former president’s estate to watch with a measure to launch further into the Atlantic for other missions.

    There may be an assortment of islands and sandy beaches in the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean but there’s also quite a few deep-water patches to hide for submersibles. . . There might be gold on that telescope but there’s also high tech, intellectual property, and some rare engineering certain Party members and associates would love to rob, replicate, and replace with their own cheapened renditions or ransom for parts. Then again, that’s a pretty big spy scope and expensive one to lose in deep international waters, too.

  2. marcos toledo on March 16, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Is the JWT the second telescope sabotage Aercibo here in Puerto Rico being the first. If NASA was putting this new telescope in such distant orbit why did not develop a spacecraft to do maintenance work by astronauts like with the Hubble? That craft could also aid in the Gateway project of the return to the Moon that NASA is planning two birds with one stone so to speak. But then the USA has been dropping the ball so to speak for the last fifty to seventy years.

    • OrigensChild on March 16, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      With the public space program, you are certainly right. Yet, both of us strongly suspect that secret space program does yet exist, is fully operational and is primary recipient of the missing monies. There is no telling what the human race has in space.

  3. OrigensChild on March 16, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Why would anyone speak of the potential theft of a cosmic telescope in the press and at a conference? Some of you have already broached the subject of ET and the Deep State as potential actors who would do such a thing, so I believe that one has been adequately covered. My concern is closer to home. How does a faction within our Deep State steal its own assets and occult it for its own use? Through the staging of a false flag. How does a faction in the Deep State hijack an election process and install its puppet as POTUS? Through a false flag. How does a faction in the Deep State destroy an international economy in order to create a global context for a new banking system via cryptocurrency using the crisis of a pandemic? Through a false flag. How many times have we seen in recent print stories like this one emerge, only to be followed by the actualization of real events to advance the hidden agenda while the public argues about what just happened or what it means? I do wonder if we are being played yet again.

    These people not only want the money required to build the satellite–they want the satellite they built for their own occulted purposes. They might not be looking for something they fear–but for something they desire. Such an instrument might be perfect for refining their monetization of the asteroid belt for some serious interstellar manufacturing projects. In my mind this story is joined to the hip with the Federalist / Anti-Federalist debates. The names may have changed (by intention, by marriage and by the admission of a nouveau riche,) but the game of Monopoly/Risk that was entertained then has now become interstellar. The recovery of ancient artifacts may well be included, but the theft would be clearly economic.

    • Robert Barricklow on March 16, 2021 at 5:45 pm

      Another new angle; and a stellar one at that!
      Not only are the asteroids money in the bank[already hypothecated], but great places for ancient artifacts; either weapons that ere actually used in said hidden location; or, purposely hidden away from all factions.
      A telescope that “sees” throughout the electromagnetic spectrum, at great distance, and detail, would be a great treasure tool a$$et.

      Especially, at a five-finger discount!

      • OrigensChild on March 16, 2021 at 7:53 pm

        I had these things in mind on all points, RB. As usual we are on the same page. I dropped off my part of the ET debate for space to float the main idea. I am now part of a growing minority that thinks we may well be trading with ET in some capacity–as Dr. Farrell hypothesized many years ago. We may have won the race to near parity and are now seeking to exert our influence in space. The best way to do that is to build an interstellar civilization. That includes three spaces at the moment: the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt between them. Both places will need resources–and space is the best place to obtain them for both locations. This not only assumes they have resolve the problem of antigravity–but have made the technology affordable and available for “off world” uses in a mass production capacity. Maybe that is what was really going on in Antartica…along with other things.

        Why would ET be afraid of human beings in modern times? Biowarfare… Humans are good at that. Another way of looking at the spamdemic is a demonstration of our biowarfare capabilities and our willingness to use them on ourselves. I call this the Vlad Dracul maneuver in psychological warfare. (Did he not have a garden of citizens hoisted on poles?) What troubles me about this lot is–they would actually do something like this to demonstrate to ET of what they are capable as a bluff.

        • Robert Barricklow on March 17, 2021 at 2:17 pm

          I came to to the trading w/aliens scenario; and, still have some reservations on that. But, be that as it may; I view that in a darker sense. ironically, today blog speaks to it: sacrifice. That part of this “alien” trade is in blood – blood sacrifice. Again, ironically, because the press demeans blood diamonds; when, in fact, “our” signature alien trade is more occult and diabolical to the core, real blood and real sacrifice.
          As far as the real bad guys? Both the human leadership[which maybe simple aliens puppets, through some biological means] and aliens are evil?
          Or, there maybe more than one set of aliens were dealing with/The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly?

          Perhaps the speeding up;
          is simply catching up to the Aliens’ demands curve?
          And, our Puppet Master greed for technologies?
          Technologies; that put the Jones for crack, in the slow lane?

          And, your point is just as diabolical; and just as possible.

          • Loxie Lou Davie on March 17, 2021 at 4:35 pm

            I have often wondered which set of “others” is working with which countries??? I find it hard to imagine that we can even begin to fathom the Big Picture or what our real involvement is in it!! Perhaps we are in the middle of a Galactic War here & don’t even realize it?!!

          • Robert Barricklow on March 17, 2021 at 8:53 pm

            I think we are dead center in that war; a living interface betwixt The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; w/human beings, as the battlefield and the prize?
            There is not only a chip on our shoulder, looking to integrate it’s circuits into our thoughts; the proverbial devil, looking to take command of our conscious; and the angle, to bring us back into our good nature; and God knows what else, our shoulders are having to bare the weight of? As if our being hasn’t enough already on our plates. Course, after course change; and still more storms on the horizon. And this, is the new normal?
            We/re definitely in for a balancing act
            that requires the grace of God.
            [back; power just went out on a beautiful day, w/no winds; off for a few seconds. And back on.]
            By the grace of God.
            Go figure…

  4. Michael UK on March 16, 2021 at 11:44 am

    I agree with Joseph’s thought “they’re acting like they know there’s something to see out there, and they’re also acting like someone doesn’t want them to see it”.
    There could be underground ET bases on the Moon.
    Some scientists believe that the Moon could originally have been an ark that was used by an advanced civilization to traverse the eons of the Milky Way Galaxy to find a new home in a new Solar System for their civilization to propogate and re-establish itself. It was parked up next to Earth in the sweet spot (hence the perfect Total Solar Eclipse – which is credible evidence of intelligent design / parking of the Moon by an intelligence in this precise position orbit around the Earth).
    The Moon could be hollow or at least resembles Swiss cheese. Riddled with lava tubes, cavities and caverns.
    When it is hit, it rings like a bell, which suggests that it is indeed hollow – see the Apollo 17 South Massif lunar ascent stage crash experiment (“Chapel Bell”). It is still debated by some scientists if the Moon could be an artificial construction rather than a naturally formed planetary body.
    It is most interesting and is quite fascinating that China has just announced it will build a manned base at the Lunar South Pole.

    • Loxie Lou Davie on March 17, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      I think we can pretty much agree that the Moon IS an artificial construction!! Question is, Who parked it there & for what purpose!! I believe there are cultures here on Earth that remember a time before there WAS a Moon??!!

      We have been lied to from the time of our birth & then Religious Beliefs have kept us further blinded to what we might be able to discover, if we put our minds to it!!

  5. Robert Barricklow on March 16, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Wasn’t that the plot in Moonraker’s James Bond movies[1979];
    in this case, the hijacking of a space shuttle by S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

    • Robert Barricklow on March 16, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      In checking my highly suspect memory I found that A company like Lockheed Martin CEO stole back the loaned shuttle because another in his fleet had developed a fault during assembly>Shades of the coming rentier economy, where you own nothing; and rent everything>Shades of the past Britannica/Titanic/Olympic/Britannic insurance swindle switcharoo.>Shades of the coming mercany East India Company’s of space.
      … to the post.

    • Robert Barricklow on March 16, 2021 at 12:16 pm

      Forgot the best part of the above Moonraker plot; there’s a city-like space station hidden from radar by a cloaking device>all the above signs of a Breakaway Civilization sticking it to the Horse & Buggy public infrastructure. Ironic, in that the Breakaways use public moneys[stolen and/or gifted] to demean and/or worse, their paymasters.
      Or, is it paysuckers?

      • marcos toledo on March 16, 2021 at 8:01 pm

        You forgot in the Moonraker movie the villains also planned to eliminate most of the human race via sterilization. Using a plant cultivated by Central American natives not knowing it was sterilizing them does that ring a bell Robert.

        • Robert Barricklow on March 17, 2021 at 2:22 pm

          Good one Marcos!
          In fact, Marcos it rings to many of those… [drum roll]
          Hells Bells.

      • Loxie Lou Davie on March 17, 2021 at 4:43 pm

        I refer to C.A. Fitts comment about us living on a planet whose governance we do not understand!!

    • Robert Barricklow on March 16, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      So, going w/the above seeds, planted by James Bond’s Moonraker, we have the manufacturer as suspect. Like in the plot; of both the Titanic and shuttle manufacturer we have motive and opportunity.
      Now to get the doubting Thomas’ on board by a hijacked press.
      Well, the press has been hijacked so long now; it’s history, like a real and authentic press is history.
      So the Mickey-Mouse press, preps; or, if you prefer, salts the ground w/stories about “pirates”.

      A hidden motive, so in-your-face; it’s almost invisible: the new telescope will be able to see the Breakaway Civilizations tell-tale trillions out there in the solar system. That can’t happen. Enter the “pirates”.
      Or, see something else, that the public won’t be allowed to see; or, even imagine? You know, the old/You Can’t Handle the Truth! malarkey meme, they roll out for laughs and giggles. It’s the Puppet Masters that can’t handle the truth; that the people would be better stewards of Earth’s future, than these self-appointed asylum masters would; or, could ever be.

      The back story of the Nazis;
      puts another spin on this twisted telescopic plot.

      Definitely on my radar; as a highly suspect story, to follow-up on.

  6. KSW on March 16, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Didn’t mean to post again, but the NASA website is full of odd events.

    Distant Planet May Be On Its Second Atmosphere, NASA’s Hubble Finds

    Hubble Solves Mystery of Monster Star’s (Betelgeuse) Dimming (And Recovering)

  7. KSW on March 16, 2021 at 9:32 am

    It appears the Webb Telescope will find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe and peer through dusty clouds to see stars forming planetary systems … and to find about our own development.

    Webb (site):
    Key Facts:

    Article: The Cosmic Dust In Your Bones

  8. KSW on March 16, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Things are getting really strange!

  9. OrigensChild on March 16, 2021 at 8:17 am

    For those interested I posted my thoughts on the Anti-Federalists Papers blog written by Dr. Farrell from last week. I may have something to say on this issue later this afternoon after thinking through the situation more deeply.

  10. Foglamp on March 16, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Very interesting. Some would say that the western Church itself was a political institution masquerading as a religion.
    I’m surprised to see a claim that the Jesuits were in control of the English Reformation. Didn’t the Reformation happen well before the foundation of the Jesuits?
    Do you think the Reformation was in any way driven by a resurgence of the Christian apostolic church of Britain, which had already existed for several centuries when St Augustine arrived in AD 595?

    • Foglamp on March 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Apologies, everybody. This posted in the wrong place. Mea culpa!

  11. DanaThomas on March 16, 2021 at 6:36 am

    Call me suspicious, but whenever I see the French space programme mentioned the alarm bells ring. Not because of the people of France, but because of the current ruling dynasty.

    • Peter on March 16, 2021 at 7:02 am

      I bet the nasa nazis are beside themselves sending their precious “telescope” to South America where they know any and all kinds of gremlins will be deployed against their instrument. With the dollar empire collapsing, the smart money is on failure, piracy, extortion, and/or the “metric conversion mistake”.

  12. anakephalaiosis on March 16, 2021 at 6:19 am

    Elohim-Yahweh, Venn diagram:

    Abraham defines his cosmology, by making reference to astronomy and agriculture. He follows tradition, and he uses terms known to him. He is coming out of a civil war, and he is building on the past, while looking to the future. That is natural and logical.

    Elohim, as plural noun, is an astronomical term, relating to the seven wandering stars of weekdays, and their orbital cycles; whereas Yahweh is an agricultural term, relating to the yearly cycle of seasons. That explains why the two terms are added together, because they supplement each other.

    Yahweh is a cognate with English “year”, just as Old English “Ea” is a cognate with a Mesopotamian river deity, brought to Europe, by the ten tribes paddling the waterways. Languages travel, and ideas contained therein travel too.

    The correct translation of “Elohim-Yahweh” is “astronomical and agricultural year”. It follows, that Genesis is about constructing sun clock and calendar, and establishing common workweek, to negotiate a day off, for the workforce.

    Astronomy and agriculture are two separate disciplines. Both relate to the year cycle. Former, by observing the sun’s wandering through the zodiac. Latter, by observing seasons, and sun’s altitude, and counting days from equinoxes.

    King James Bible had a political purpose, by bulk translating all deity names, into Lord and God, because rulership, by grace of God, is a power tool. The fake opposition – the so-called Reformation – did not intend to change that, as papacy controlled both sides, by Jesuit cloak and dagger.

    The purpose of the fake Reformation was to populate America, with refugees from Europe, to establish a new empire, controlled by Pope Satan, to be decisive in two world wars. That was the long-term plan, with Columbus as false flag poster boy.

    Year is an abstract principle, that is always unseen, by the naked eye. Odin/Adonai is anthropomorphization of that principle, like father Christmas is winter solstice. In Old Norse myth, Odin’s four sons are proven to be solstices and equinoxes.

    Abraham swore, by the abstract principle of year, because, coming out of a civil war, the cannon fodder is less prone to subscribe, to flags, countries and rulers. The Year – as tribal deity – produces the Zodiac Tribe, made in heaven.

    Defining science, in the holy scriptures, undermines papacy, and its vaccine dogma. POINT MADE!

    • Foglamp on March 16, 2021 at 7:18 am

      Very interesting. Some would say that the western Church itself was a political institution masquerading as a religion.
      I’m surprised to see a claim that the Jesuits were in control of the English Reformation. Didn’t the Reformation happen well before the foundation of the Jesuits?
      Do you think the Reformation was in any way driven by a resurgence of the Christian apostolic church of Britain, which had already existed for several centuries when St Augustine arrived in AD 595?

      • anakephalaiosis on March 17, 2021 at 12:22 am

        Yes. Technically, the secret papal rats became known as Jesuits, after Loyola’s recruitment office opened for business. Perhaps, one could call them “secret inquisitors” before that time.

        Charlemagne started the fashion of the papal blessed ruler, after he slaughtered the Saxons at Verden, AD782. The Reformation did not go back, to the original Saxon definition of a secular cyning.

        British divide, after Roman occupation, became Saxon turncoat, that fell prey to Rome, after conversion. Papacy kept Britain divided, and then the rest of Europe, by Reformation. Academics were played.

        Saxons burned Rome, as heathens. Quick solution! All hands on deck!

        • Foglamp on March 17, 2021 at 2:12 am

          Thank you! The Saxons did not arrive in Britain in significant numbers until after Britain (and Norway?) had been laid waste by the comet of 562, a few years before St Augustine arrived in 590s. I was more wondering whether the Reformation was in some way the result of memories or influence of the early British church, as described by Wilson & Blackett. In case you have not already read it, here’s a relevant essay of theirs, which you may find of interest:

          • anakephalaiosis on March 17, 2021 at 11:15 am

            Thanks for the link. Reformation was triggered by Latin suppression of vernacular tongue. Calculated so. Problem, reaction, solution.

            Written records, in bishopry of Greenland, disappeared, and so did witnesses, to monopolize a fake narrative.

            Britons were present in Iceland, when Norsemen came, and had also settled in America, and became erased like Greenland.

            What is apostolic faith, when facts are missing?

          • Loxie Lou Davie on March 18, 2021 at 10:19 am

            Very interesting link about Joseph of Aramathia!! Thanks!!

    • Billy Bob on March 16, 2021 at 11:14 am

      The myths from our ancestors are our encrypted history.

      • Foglamp on March 17, 2021 at 2:24 am

        It seems to me that “myths” and “legends” are our true history that the Big Farmer can’t handle us knowing, about times when his humans had abilities which they have since lost and forgotten. Attribution to myth and legend is part of our mind manipulation/control.

    • Loxie Lou Davie on March 17, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      Just wondering exactly whose “scripture” we are talking about here??? Talk about a brain control operation!! We have ALL been brainwashed from childhood!! We each live in our own little “bubble” & most never protrude outside what they have been taught as children!! 😉

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