PREPPING THE NARRATIVE: NASA PAPER ADMITS LOOKING FOR TECH IN SPACE
There's a curious article at Forbes magazine that was shared by V.T., in which it is reported that a recent NASA paper advocates looking for technology from other civilizations in space:
There's an interesting interpretation to give to this story by way of a bit of high octane speculation, but we'll get to that. First, however, in order to highlight that speculation, let's look at the article and how it summarizes the NASA paper. From the beginning of the article we read the following paragraphs:
From UFO crash sites on other planets and aliens “lurking” on asteroids to a permanent radio telescope on the far side of the Moon, a new NASA-funded study into the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life (SETI) details how future NASA missions could purposefully look for the “technosignatures” of advanced alien civilizations.
Described as evidence for the use of technology or industrial activity in other parts of the Universe, the search for technosignatures has barely begun, but could unearth something surprising without much additional spend, says the study.
Published in the specialized journal Acta Astronautica, the study includes a list of what’s NASA missions could detect as observational “proof of extraterrestrial life” beyond Earth.
Perhaps most intriguingly, the paper suggests that interstellar probes might have been sent into the Solar System a long time ago, perhaps during the last close encounter of our Sun with other stars.
This in itself is interesting, for the implication of the last paragraph is a tacit admission that "someone" from outside this solar system might have "been here" long ago. With this, there is a further implication, namely, that part of NASA's mission should include - for want of a better expression - extraterrestrial archaeology. The article then summarizes NASA's list of "things to look for," which, we note, includes (1) a search for "crash sites on the Moon, Mars, Mercury, or Ceres." What's interesting again are the implications, for crash sites would imply "debris fields," and anyone who looked through the snapshots accompanying the link of last Friday's blog will readily appreciate the significance of this point.
Even more peculiar are points (5) and (6). Point (5) notes that NASA should look for "lurkers on asteroids." Regular readers of my books and blogs will know that I entertained the exploded planet hypothesis for the creation of the asteroid belt, a hypothesis advanced by astronomers in the 19th century who posited a now-missing planet in the solar system that exploded and created not only many of the comets in orbit around the sun, but our solar system's asteroid belt, a hypothesis revived in the 20th century by Dr. Tom van Flandern of the US Naval Observatory. Notably, the 19th century astronomers named that missing planet "Krypton." Even more interesting is the fact that NASA is now entertaining an idea I advanced at the 2015 Secret Space Program in Bastrop, Texas, where I coupled the idea of "the Watchers" found in ancient texts such as the Slavonic text of the book of Enoch, to the exploded planet hypothesis and the hypothesis of an ancient cosmic war.
Then comes point number (6), namely, that NASA should conduct "intercept missions" on "interstellar interlopers," such as the "comet" Oumuamua that came streaking into our Solar System a few years ago, and then left. Some serious scientists entertained the notion that the "comet" wasn't a comet at all, but a spaceship or space probe of some sort. In this respect, the idea of "intercept missions" takes on a more forbidding implication: what should we do if we do intercept something like that? And then finally, another stunner, number (10): look for "small asteroids" that might in fact be "artificial."
Now, all of this might seem "new" and exciting, except it isn't new at all. In the late 1950s NASA commissioned the Brookings Institute to do a study on what one might expect to find as humanity ventured forth in space. That study concluded that one might find all sorts of "remains" and "artifacts", including high technology, left over from some ancient space-faring civilization out there. The study concluded that if that was the case, such discoveries should be handled very carefully if not kept secret altogether, for fear that its disclosure would upset religious fundamentalists. Reading between the lines of the report, it really is implying that one of the purposes of venturing into space was to retrieve and recover (and presumably, reverse engineer) such technology, and any old excuse for keeping it secret would do.
So why am I rehearsing that history? Because of today's high octane speculation. NASA's recent paper about looking for such technology and conducting "intercept" missions is not all that new. In fact, the possibility was known, and talked about, from the very beginning. And if NASA thought of it, one can be assured the Soviets - the only other players in the space race at the time - did too. But most people have never heard of the Brookings Report, and even fewer have sat down to actually read it. (When one does, one is in for some shockers, as I detail in my book Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations). In any case, what's new here isn't the content so much as where these ideas are now being talked about, not in a specialized think tank study, but in a major print media outlet.
That, I think is the real story here. And while I'm at it, I'll walk right off the end of the speculation twig once again:
I think a new narrative is being prepared. After all, we've seen a definitive "uptick" in major lamestream media coverage of the whole UFO issue in the past three to four years.
See you on the flip side...
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