Earth Intruders and the Manufactured Moon (UPDATED 1230 EST)



A recent headline had it that Hollywood had no less than 16 alien invasion movies in the pipeline. But not all of the actual films in question follow the War of the Worlds template, and some of them are sequels or have only tangential connections to the meme (like Green Lantern). Roland Emmerich is filming a Blair Witch/Cloverdale spin on the meme, and Skyline (which is a classic WotW scenario with ostensible alien identity memery) is due this week. We've been tracking the continuing focus on alien themes here for quite some time, so it's not news around these parts. But there was one interesting sync in a news story these weekend that caught my eye:
Weinsteins Land Timur Bekmambetov's Surprise Alien Pic 'Apollo 18'

Bob Weinstein met several times with Bekmambetov before making a deal that came after Bekmambetov presented film footage purported to have been shot by the crew of Apollo 18. That moon mission from the early 70s was officially canceled by NASA, but according to urban legend, it actually happened. Timur's footage shows signs of alien life, and the events of the mission are built into a thriller story line.



If footage of a secret Apollo mission sounds familiar, it's because we recently looked at some impressive yet, um, apocryphal film footage that also had a Russian connection:
Then there's this story (and accompanying video), which has been circulating in the underground for a couple of years now. It's about an alleged secret Apollo mission (a joint US/Soviet mission, it turns out) to investigate an enormous crashed alien ship on the Moon's surface. And once inside the spaceship, the astronauts reportedly discovered a mummified alien body.
Naturally, the sync demands that I'll be following this story, as well as the fascinating exomorphogenic memes that we see in the Skyline trailer. Definitely a new wrinkle for the old invasion workhouse.

And so, the alien drumbeat goes on. Aside from the Hollywood angle and all of the UFO and exoplanet stories in the news lately, we're well into the second season of Ancient Aliens on the History Channel. To be honest, I find the series a bit frustrating. The first two hour special was one of the best documentaries on the subject ever made, but I feel as if they're stretching out the premise without using the time to really burrow into some of the issues. The recent episode on the gods had some interesting information but I kept waiting for them to really put it over the fence, and they kept bunting. I also think the whole topic is a lot more psychedelic than you can get away with on TV, though I can't quite explain what I mean by that.

Speaking of psychedelia and ancient aliens, it looks as if the third X-Files movie is in preproduction. David Duchovny spilled the beans to a French TV magazine:
As Philes on Facebook have already pointed out, the English translation is, "It is being written. It looks just ahead of Fox, a little scalded by the relatively poor reception of the second component. The error comes, I believe that the authors had strayed too far from the very roots of the series. Moreover, the film was released in summer. The third will be much closer to what the public expects, with government conspiracies, etc..
Of course, Secret Sun readers know that X-Files 2 was about aliens and conspiracies, it just told the story in allegory. It also made the mistake of serving up a steak dinner when everyone was expecting a Happy Meal (plus there was the whole thing with the Dark Knight Working). Well, hopefully the next installment will be a bit more straightforward and offer up more explicit alien hijinks and tomfoolery.


Speaking of which, I need to read this book. Particularly given the recent NASA plans to go everywhere but the Moon. I also need to read this book, though a spoiler-happy reviewer already gave away the ending. From an interview in New Dawn with author Christopher Knight:
ND: Your conclusion is there are more than enough anomalies about the Moon to suggest it is not a naturally occurring body and was quite possibly engineered to sustain life on Earth. How did you reach this conclusion?

CK: Not only is the Moon an apparently impossible object, it has some unique benefits for us humans. It has been nothing less than an incubator for life. If the Moon was not exactly the size, mass and distance that it has been at each stage of the Earth’s evolution – there would be no intelligent life here. Scientists are agreed that we owe everything to the Moon.

It acts as a stabiliser that holds our planet at just the right angle to produce the seasons and keep water liquid across most of the planet. Without our Moon the Earth would be as dead and solid as Venus.


The Moon is not only extremely odd in its construction; it also behaves in a way that is nothing less than miraculous. It is exactly four hundred times smaller than the Sun but four hundred times closer to the Earth so that both the Sun and the Moon appear to be precisely the same size in the sky – which gives us the phenomenon we call a total eclipse. Whilst we take this for granted it has been called the biggest coincidence in the universe.
Furthermore, the Moon mirrors the movement of the Sun in the sky by rising and setting at the same point on the horizon as the Sun does at opposite solstices. For example, this means the Moon rises at midwinter at the same place the Sun does at midsummer. There is no logical reason why the Moon mimics the Sun in this way and it is only meaningful to a human standing on the Earth.
I've heard this theory before. It might drive the orthodox types crazy, but fights in quite neatly to the overall mystery we're puzzling over here on The Secret Sun.

23 comments:

  1. Chris- please address the Apollo moon hoax! We did NOT send a human being to the moon! It is the single most astonishing fabrication of truth in history, up there with Jesus going bodily up to heaven and Moses parting the seas. It is religion man, and you can't ignore it. A sceptical observer such as yourself! Start at AULIS, where all the photos are easily debunked. End at the recent announcement that it will be far cheaper to send a robot "back" to the moon than a human being! It's the radiation! Mother earth is a protective cocoon, the plasma ionosphere, we can't leave without four foot thick lead shields! In the middle- Why hasn't anyone returned?

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  2. This is it folks. By next Sunday, the world as we know it will be in the balance.

    http://www.veritasshow.com/index.html

    Scroll over the top bar where it says "shows" and click the bar that says latest to take part in a life changing event. This is Clif High's last interview. It's free.

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  3. Anony- We've discussed the topic several times in great depth here.

    Eric- I'm not familiar with Clif High. Care to elaborate?

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  4. "I also think the whole topic is a lot more psychedelic than you can get away with on TV, though I can't quite explain what I mean by that."

    So do I. You just inspired me to look at some vids of the History channels ancient aliens. I notice the only guy to mention psychedelics (though I think he called them hallucinogens) was the skeptic in reference to Ezekiel's vision.

    I recommend people to checkout
    ART and UFOs?
    No thanks, only art...


    This shows that artists use symbolism as language and it does HAVE to mean 'UFOs'. It is a language we need to understand so we dont confuse it will possible other authentic leads.

    I am thinking of doing a blog in the future about the 'fallen angels' myth. For me the most interesting, and likely revealing of the meaning is from John Marco Allegro in his book The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross. Being a philologist Allegro could look 'behind' script and find possible roots and real meanings.

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  5. I feel strongly that the Apollo 20 clip is fake.

    The scratchy video disturbances are (from what I have seen) post production effects. An expensive hoax, but for what purpose?

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  6. part 2---So for example. The thing is to not read mythology too literally. It is composed in layers and having different meanings pertaining to how 'understanding' the reader is. So only the initiated in the usually patriarchal writ down type of mythology would dig the real meaning of words, symbolism etc.
    The 'fallen angels' are coming from a mindset which says nature is fallen, and thus any association with magical vegetation not under the jurisdiction and control of the tribal belief system was dangerous or heretical.

    'Angel' from greek 'aggelos' means 'messenger', and entheogens dramatically allow this magical communication.

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  7. Well people, Producer/Director Timur Bekmambatov just made an amazing declaration about himself, and who he is, and what he's about. We have a rising spokesperson for the Cult Of Grissom. When Obama canceled the return to the Moon and on to Mars, the world was indeed shocked. Only the US has the technical ability right now to build launch vehicles for a mission of this type. Notice in Apollo 18 a missing ingredient that all of the other films have in abundence, the evil attacking alien. So what is the message of Apollo 18, or it's "push"? Remember the classic 1950's film called "From The Earth To The Moon". The goal is to install not fear, but wonder, the drive to explore! I've been doing some internet research on Mr. Bekmambatov since you posted this Chris, he seems to have VERY strong ties to the current government of his home country of Kazakhstan, he appears at LOTS of official functions there. What else do we know about Kazakhstan? That the RUSSIAN space launch center Baikonour, and the Cosmodrome Star City are located there. I tried to find connections between Russian Cosmonauts and Bekmambatov, without success. BUT I think with his government connections there could have been an exchange of information informally at least! Could a secret Saturn V launch have occured? I've wrote about that idea here before. What else about Timur Bekmambatov would draw the interest of the spritually inclined readers of Secret Sun for 2011? He's producing a film about the Knights Templar Mystery, a film which critics think will have DaVinci Code WOW and thought behind it. We need to watch this Knights Templar Doctrine meets Cult Of Grissom path that Bekmambatov seems headed on, with full connections to a major world government, Kazakhstan!

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  8. I'm still digesting this post and comments and probably will be for some time.

    =-0 <- with an open mouth like this, as is normally the way.

    This is off topic but I think worth a look.

    http://www.thebabylonmatrix.com/index.php?title=911:Consciousness

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  9. jeeez when I do typos they are always a Tricksterish wind up that null what i was trying to get across haha

    I meant to say referring to first post though i am sure people would know:
    "This shows that artists use symbolism as language and it *doesn't HAVE to mean 'UFOs'. It is a language we need to understand so we dont confuse it *with possible other authentic leads + And/or getting the gist of this we wont jump to conculusions about even more ancient art?

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  10. Precession of the Equinoxes as defined by Platonic Great Year=25,920
    divide that by(zodiac)12 and you get 2160 or the diameter of the moon.
    WTF???

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  11. I would point out one additional very strange factoid about our moon: unlike every other celestial body in our star system (including every other moon) is does NOT rotate on its axis. This is why there is a 'dark side' of the moon that we landlubbers never get to see.

    Isn't that odd??

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  12. Carolyn, what you refer to is tidal locking and I was very impressed when I first heard that factoid, too. Then I later found out it wasn't true. There's several other tidally locked moons just here in the local solar system.

    I'm still very fascinated by lunar anomalies but that one isn't true/accurate.

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  13. When you think about it, the Moon is certainly one of the most important factors that contributed to life on Earth.

    It gives us night and day. It stabilizes the weather. It stabilizes the Earth's very axis!

    Exit Mundi [ http://www.exitmundi.nl/moon.htm ] explains it best:

    Crucially, the moon also stabilizes the axis around which the Earth rotates. You could compare the Earth-moon system to an athlete swinging a hammer around. Take a good look at the picture on the right. Now, ask yourself: what would happen if the rope suddenly snapped? You get the idea: the athlete would fall over.
    Exactly the same thing would happen to the Earth if you took away the moon. Right now, our planet rotates at an axis that is tilted about 23 degrees. It has always roughly been that way. But without the moon, the Earth’s rotational axis would slowly drift off, because of the pull of the other planets -- especially Venus and Jupiter. So one moment you’re in Africa; the next, you’re on the North Pole!
    In the long run, this would cause massive, unpredictable and abrupt climate shifts. The Earth would heat up, freeze up, and heat up again. One moment, your nose freezes off in a massive Ice Age. The next moment, you find yourself sweating your eyeballs out, in a period of soaring heat.


    ...a moonless Earth wouldn't be an ideal planet to develop civilized life.


    The “Earth-like” planet recently discovered notably lacked a moon. For some reason, many news agencies glossed over this fact. Without a moon, it'd be anything but Earth-like. Mercury would have been a better comparison.

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  14. Skyline looks to be an important upcoming release in the synch-web.

    Check out the poster for Skyline and then check out the poster for another upcoming alien/monster flick Altitude:
    http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/skyline_poster_03.jpg
    http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/gallery/images/2446/poster1.jpg

    The tagline for Skyline is "Don't Look Up", the tagline for Altitude is "Don't Look Down".

    The trailer for Skyline shows a helicopter being grabbed mid-air by a tentacle, pretty similar to what is depicted in the Altitude poster.

    Both posters are bathed in blue light. Blue light is featured heavily in the Skyline trailer also. The use of blue light is linked to freemasonry (Blue light publishing, blue light lodges etc.)

    Lastly, whilst Skyline gets a worldwide release on 12/11/10, for some reason in Australia it is released a day earlier, on 11/11/10. Seeing the numbers 11/11 coming up at the end of the preview was a pretty big 11:11 "hit" for me. Check out the Australian preview:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlg_37i8TPg&

    Notice how when the words flash up on the screen, there seem to be 11's scrolling just BENEATH the words? Then at the end when the date 11/11/10 comes up, there seem to be more of these little 11's scrolling everywhere?

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  15. Alien scifi movies seem to run in cycles. They're popular for a time then pretty much disappear for awhile except for some grade Z stuff trickling out.

    We had a wave in the 50s, then another wave in the mid-70s (thank you, Spielburg and Lucas), and it looks like the cycle has come around again starting about six or seven years ago.

    I don't think there's more to it than somebody makes a film that's moderately successful and with an astonishing lack of creativity in what's supposed to be a creative business, everybody jumps on the copycat bandwagon.

    I'm still waiting for Westerns to come back around again, and am hoping the Coen Brothers refilming of the novel, True Grit, might kick start a Western cycle.

    Ugh. I don't think I could stand another X-Files or Sex and the City sequel. These franchises are creatively tapped out. The last X-Files movie was one too many. Ditto for Sex and the City Deux.

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  16. ...I forgot to mention, the "Secret Origin of The Moon" was revealed in Grant Morrison's first Seaguy miniseries. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet, but suffice to say, it's an artificial construct.

    Also, I was wondering if the blue light meme showing up in these recent alien themed movies could have something to do with with the name that was chosen for the fictitious Project "Blue Beam" you looked at recently...

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  17. X Files 3?!?!?! I think I just, ahem, arrived...

    I really hope the gods convene to bring Mulder and Scully back into my life. There's only so many times you can watch a sublime story-arc that spans nearly a decase until you have to, like, watch it again. Heh heh.

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  18. Don't see it mentioned, but maybe I missed it. The director writer of The Fourth Kind is at work on a similar movie about the "secret" Apollo missions to the moon:

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=70868

    Warner Bros. has picked up the spec script Dark Moon from The Fourth Kind helmer Olatunde Osunsanmi, who will also direct the film. Akiva Goldsman will produce via his Weed Road.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project "takes on the idea that manned moon missions did not stop with Apollo 17 and follows a black ops post-Apollo mission sent to the moon to explore previously classified discoveries and its unintended and disturbing consequences." The film will tell the story in the "found footage" format.

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  19. It is exactly four hundred times smaller than the Sun but four hundred times closer to the Earth so that both the Sun and the Moon appear to be precisely the same size in the sky – which gives us the phenomenon we call a total eclipse. Whilst we take this for granted it has been called the biggest coincidence in the universe.

    Furthermore, the Moon mirrors the movement of the Sun in the sky by rising and setting at the same point on the horizon as the Sun does at opposite solstices. For example, this means the Moon rises at midwinter at the same place the Sun does at midsummer. There is no logical reason why the Moon mimics the Sun in this way and it is only meaningful to a human standing on the Earth.


    I'm not sure if those are as remarkable as it seems. The moon and the sun can appear to be the same size in the sky at certain times of the year, but the distance between the Earth, sun and Earth, moon changes throughout the year so we have eclipses where the outside edge of the Sun is visible because it appears to be slightly larger than the moon. The similarity in size is striking, though.

    Also, aren't the sun and the moon, like all the planets, orbiting along the same gravitational plane? If that is the case, then the moon would naturally mirror the sun's motion since, from the Earth, they would always appear aligned. I'm not sure if that is true, but I believe it must be. I don't think the moon's orbit would naturally deviate, but perhaps it does deviate for other planets' satellites.

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  20. It is a pathetic idea of the patriarchy in modern guise that believes the moon is manufactured or artificial. I with the Goddess metaphorically turn away from such absurdity like a cat indifferent to some control freak screaming orders for it to come to them.

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  21. Chris- Anony here again on the moon hoax. Which post of yours discussed it? You write as if Apollo definitely put a man on the moon. Where have you discussed this?

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  22. "I with the Goddess metaphorically turn away from such absurdity like a cat indifferent to some control freak screaming orders for it to come to them. "


    or, perhaps like an ostritch sticking its head in the sand to avoid any annoying absurd questions . . ? with the goddess, of course. although what she has to say about it all is anyones guess. i thought all that polarity was done with now, anyhow?

    :)

    great blog dude, keep up the good work . . [ps just to metion that the dogon thing is fairly well debunked btw nice story though it was . . . . as, it would seem, is the use of regressive hypnotism . . . - paratopia podcasts have had some interesting discussions about that . . :) ]

    all the best!

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  23. pps CLif High has continued to do interviews [and reports . . fancy that!]

    his site is at halfpasthuman dot com

    essays, links to audio etc there.

    but in short, its a method of attempting to divine the future using aggregate language harvested from t'internets. all very interetsing. but dont base your plans on it. he had the dollar collapsing in 2009. that has evidently not happened. yet.


    latest report has march 2012 going very weird. like I said, interestig brain food, but beware . . :) oh, and hes a fan of jay weidner, and is totally into the moon being hollow, and crawling with aliens, unnatural, whatever. show me the moon nazis, thats what i say.
    either way, moon is odd. no two ways about it!

    regards . .

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