THE MOON, AN ARTIFICIAL BASE; WHO PUT THE MOON IN A PERFECT ORBIT AROUND EARTH?

Apparently the moon is a terraformed, engineered piece of hardware, with a 3 mile thick outer layer of dust and rock, which has, below this layer, a thick solid shell of around 20 miles made of highly resistant materials such as titanium , uranium 236, mica, neptumium 237. Not what you would expect to find “inside” the Moon. Despite six visits announced by US astronauts between 1969 and 1972, the Moon remains an enigma for scientists in many aspects. The solutions to these riddles may indicate an alien aspect of our familiar Moon. Called “the Rosetta Stone of the planets” by Dr. Robert Jastrow, the first president of NASA’s Commission of Lunar Exploration, scientists hoped to understand the composition and formation of the moon and solve some of the mysteries of how our planet and solar system came into existence. However, six lunar landings later, science writer Earl Ubell said: “… the Moon remains a mystery.

The Moon is more complicated than anyone expected, is not just a frozen billiard ball in space and time, as many scientists had believed. The Moon is far older than imagined, some have ventured out to say that it might well be older than planet Earth. The Moon has at least three distinct layers of rock. Contrary to the idea that heavier objects sink, heavier rocks are found on the surface. And there is a gap defined in the distribution of minerals.

The moon is very dry and it does not seem that it had, at some point, substantial amounts of water. None of lunar rocks, regardless of where they were found contained traces of water or even water molecules bound to minerals. Apollo 16 astronauts found rocks containing pieces of rusty iron Since oxidation requires oxygen and free hydrogen, this rust indicates that water should be somewhere on the moon. Strangely, instruments left by the Apollo missions sent a signal to Earth on March 7, 1971, indicating that “wind” containing traces of “water” had swept across the lunar surface. Since the water on the surface without air is vaporized, it behaves like wind on Earth, the question was where this water originated.

Ubell asked an interesting question;

If the Earth and the moon were created at the same time, close to one another, how come one body, the Earth has great amounts of Iron, while the other body, the moon, has very little of it. Astrophysicists are unable to explain exactly how the moon became a satellite of Earth.

Magnetized moon rocks were found, not strong enough to pick up a clip but they were nevertheless magnetic in nature. But, there is no magnetic field on the moon, so where did the magnetism come from? Evidence suggests that the moon may be hollow. Moon rocks studies indicate that the interior of the moon differs from the mantle of the Earth in ways that suggests the presence of a very small core, even though some suggest the Moon might not have a core at all. 1962, NASA scientist Dr. Gordon MacDonald stated, “If the astronomical data are reduced, it is found that the data require that the interior of the moon be less dense than the outer parts. Indeed, it would seem that the moon is more like a hollow than a homogeneous sphere.” The significance was stated by astronomer Carl Sagan way back in his 1966 work Intelligent Life in the Universe, “A natural satellite cannot be a hollow object.” The most incredible evidence that suggests the moon could be hollow came on November 20, 1969, when the Apollo 12 crew, after returning to their command ship, sent the lunar module ascent stage crashing back onto the moon creating an artificial moonquake. The LM crashed into the surface about 40 miles from the Apollo 12 landing site where ultra-sensitive seismic equipment recorded something both unexpected and astounding – the moon reverberated like a bell for more than an hour. The vibration wave took almost eight minutes to reach a peak, then decreased in intensity, something no one had expected to occur. Experts were even more surprised about the moon when lunar rocks were found with traces of bronze, mica, amphibole and almost pure titanium. According to the Argonne National Laboratory, uranium 236 and neptunium 237-elements that were not previously found in nature-were discovered in moon rocks. Scientists were baffled when they discovered the presence of rustproof iron particles in a soil sample from the Sea of Crises.

Who ‘Parked’ the Moon in Perfect Circular Orbit Around Earth?

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Despite six announced visits by U.S. astronauts between 1969 and 1972, the Moon remains a riddle to scientists in many regards. The solutions to these riddles could indicate an alien aspect of our familiar Moon.

Called “the Rosetta Stone of the planets” by Dr. Robert Jastrow, the first chairman of NASA’s Lunar Exploration Committee, scientists had hoped by studying the composition of the Moon, to resolve some of the mysteries of how our planet and solar system came into existence.

However, six Moon landings later, science writer Earl Ubell declared, “… the lunar Rosetta Stone remains a mystery. The Moon is more complicated than anyone expected; it is not simply a kind of billiard ball frozen in space and time, as many scientists had believed. Few of the fundamental questions have been answered, but the Apollo rocks and recordings have spawned a score of mysteries, a few truly breath-stopping.”

The “Rosetta Stone of the Planets”;

Among these “breath-stopping” mysteries or anomalies as scientists prefer to call them is the fact that the Moon is far older than previously imagined, perhaps even much older than the Earth and Sun. By examining tracks burned into Moon rocks by cosmic rays, scientists have dated them as billions of years old. Some have been dated back 4.5 billion years, far older than the Earth and nearly as old as the solar system.

The Moon has at least three distinct layers of rocks. Contrary to the idea that heavier objects sink, the heavier rocks are found on the surface. And there is a definite disparity in the distribution of minerals.

Ubell asked:

“If the Earth and Moon were created at the same time, near each other, why has one body got all the iron [the Earth] and the other [the Moon] not much?

The differences suggest that Earth and Moon came into being far from each other, an idea that stumbles over the inability of astrophysicists to explain how exactly the Moon became a satellite of the Earth.”

The Moon is extremely dry and does not appear to have ever had water in any substantial amounts. None of the Moon rocks, regardless of where they were found, contained free water or even water molecules bound into the minerals. Yet Apollo 16 astronauts found Moon rocks that contained bits of rusted iron. Since oxidation requires oxygen and free hydrogen, this rust indicates there must be water somewhere on the Moon.

Furthermore, instruments left behind by Apollo missions sent a signal to Earth on March 7, 1971, indicating a “wind” of water had crossed the Moon’s surface. Since any water on the airless Moon surface vaporizes and behaves like the wind on Earth, the question became where did this water originate?

The vapor cloud eruptions lasted 14 hours and covered an area of some 100 square miles, prompting Rice University physicists Dr. John Freeman, Jr. and Dr. H. Ken Hills to pronounce the event one of “the most exciting discoveries yet” indicating water within the Moon. The two physicists claimed the water vapor came from deep inside the Moon, apparently released during a moonquake.

NASA officials offered a more mundane, and questionable, explanation. They speculated that two tanks on Apollo descent stages containing between 60 and 100 pounds of water became stressed and ruptured, releasing their contents.

Freeman and Hills declined to accept this explanation, pointing out that the two tanks — from Apollo 12 and 14 — were some 180 kilometers apart yet the water vapor was detected with the same flux at both sites although the instruments faced in opposite directions. Skeptics also have understandably questioned the odds of two separate tanks breaking simultaneously and how such a small quantity of water could produce 100 square miles of vapor.

Moon rocks were found to be magnetized — not strong enough to pick up a paper clip, but magnetic nevertheless. However, there is no magnetic field on the Moon itself. So where did the magnetism come from?

The presence of maria, or large seas of smooth solidified molten rock, also presented a mystery. These maria indicate nothing less than a vast outpouring of lava at some distant time. It has now been confirmed that some of the Moon’s craters are of internal origin. Yet there is no indication that the Moon has ever been hot enough to produce volcanic eruptions.

Another puzzle is that almost all — four-fifths — of the maria are located on the Moon’s Earthside hemisphere. Few maria mark the far side of the Moon, often erroneously referred to as the “dark side.” Yet the far side contains many more craters and mountainous areas.

In comparison to the rest of the Moon, the maria are relatively free of craters suggesting that craters were covered by lava flow. Adding to this mystery are the mascons — large dense circular masses lying 20 to 40 miles below the center of the Moon’s maria.

The mascons were discovered because their denseness distorted the orbits of our spacecraft flying over or near them. One scientist proposed that the mascons are heavy iron meteorites that plunged deep into the Moon while it was in a soft, formable stage. This theory has been discounted since meteorites strike with such high velocities, they would vaporize on contact.

Another mundane explanation is that the mascons are nothing more than lava-filled caverns, but skeptics say there isn’t enough lava present to accomplish this. It would seem these mascons are huge disk-shaped objects possibly of artificial construction. It is unlikely that large circular disks located directly under the center of the maria like a giant bulls-eye happened by accident or coincidence.

Between 1969 and 1977, Apollo mission seismographic equipment registered up to 3,000 “moonquakes” each year of operation. Most of the vibrations were quite small and were caused by meteorite strikes or falling booster rockets. But many other quakes were detected deep inside the Moon. This internal creaking is believed to be caused by the gravitational pull of our planet as most moonquakes occur when the Moon is closest to the Earth.

An event occurred in 1958 in the Moon’s Alphonsus crater, which shook the idea that all internal moonquake activity was simply settling rocks. In November of that year, Soviet astronomer Nikolay A. Kozyrev of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory startled the scientific world by photographing the first recorded gaseous eruption on the Moon near the crater’s peak.

Kozyrev attributed this to escaping fluorescent gases. He also detected a reddish glow characteristic of carbon compounds, which “seemed to move and disappeared after an hour.”

Some scientists refused to accept Kozyrev’s findings until astronomers at the Lowell Observatory also saw reddish glows on the crests of ridges in the Aristarchus region in 1963. Days later, colored lights on the Moon lasting more than an hour were reported at two separate observatories.

Something was going on inside the volcanically dead Moon. And whatever it is, it occurs the same way at the same time. As the Moon moves closer to the Earth, seismic signals from different stations on the lunar surface detect identical vibrations. It is difficult to accept this movement as a natural phenomenon. For example, a broken artificial hull plate could shift exactly the same way each time the Moon passed near the Earth.

There is evidence to indicate the Moon may be hollow. Studies of Moon rocks indicate that the Moon’s interior differs from the Earth’s mantle in ways suggesting a very small, or even nonexistent, core.

As far back as 1962, NASA scientist Dr. Gordon MacDonald stated, “If the astronomical data are reduced, it is found that the data require that the interior of the Moon be less dense than the outer parts. Indeed, it would seem that the Moon is more like a hollow than a homogeneous sphere.”

Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, while scoffing at the possibility of a hollow moon, nevertheless admitted that since heavier materials were on the surface, it is quite possible that giant caverns exist within the Moon.

MIT’s Dr. Sean C. Solomon wrote:

“The Lunar Orbiter experiments vastly improved our knowledge of the Moon’s gravitational field… indicating the frightening possibility that the Moon might be hollow.”

Why frightening? The significance was stated by astronomer Carl Sagan way back in his 1966 work Intelligent Life in the Universe, “A natural satellite cannot be a hollow object.”

The most startling evidence that the Moon could be hollow came on November 20, 1969, when the Apollo 12 crew, after returning to their command ship, sent the lunar module (LM) ascent stage crashing back onto the Moon creating an artificial moonquake. The LM struck the surface about 40 miles from the Apollo 12 landing site where ultra-sensitive seismic equipment recorded something both unexpected and astounding—the Moon reverberated like a bell for more than an hour.

The vibration wave took almost eight minutes to reach a peak, and then decreased in intensity. At a news conference that day, one of the co-directors of the seismic experiment, Maurice Ewing, told reporters that scientists were at a loss to explain the ringing.

“As for the meaning of it, I’d rather not make an interpretation right now. But it is as though someone had struck a bell, say, in the belfry of a church a single blow and found that the reverberation from it continued for 30 minutes.”

It was later established that small vibrations had continued on the Moon for more than an hour. The phenomenon was repeated when the Apollo 13’s third stage was sent crashing onto the Moon by radio command, striking with the equivalent of 11 tons of TNT. According to NASA, this time the Moon “reacted like a gong.” Although seismic equipment was more than 108 miles from the crash site, recordings showed reverberations lasted for three hours and 20 minutes and traveled to a depth of 22 to 25 miles.

Subsequent studies of man-made crashes on the Moon yielded similar results. After one impact the Moon reverberated for four hours. This ringing coupled with the density problem on the Moon reinforces the idea of a hollow moon. Scientists hoped to record the impact of a meteor large enough to send shock waves to the Moon’s core and back and settle the issue.

That opportunity came on May 13, 1972, when a large meteor stuck the Moon with the equivalent force of 200 tons of TNT. After sending shock waves deep into the interior of the Moon, scientists were baffled to find that none returned, confirming that there is something unusual about the Moon’s core, or lack thereof.

Dr. Farouk El Baz was quoted as saying, “There are many undiscovered caverns suspected to exist beneath the surface of the Moon. Several experiments have been flown to the Moon to see if there actually were such caverns.” The results of these experiments have not been made public.

It seems apparent that the Moon has a tough, hard outer shell and a light or nonexistent interior. The Moon’s shell contains dense minerals such as titanium, used on Earth in the construction of aircraft and space vehicles.

Many people still recall watching our astronauts on TV as they vainly tried to drill through the crust of a Moon maria. Their specially designed drills could only penetrate a few inches. The puzzle of the Moon’s hard surface was compounded by the discovery of what appeared to be processed metals.

Experts were surprised to find lunar rocks bearing brass, mica and amphibole in addition to the near-pure titanium. Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237 — elements not previously found in nature — were discovered in Moon rocks, according to the Argone National Laboratory. While still trying to explain the presence of these materials, scientists were further startled to learn of rust-proof iron particles in a soil sample from the Sea of Crisis.

In 1976, the Associated Press reported that the Soviets had announced the discovery of iron particles that “do not rust” in samples brought back by an unmanned Moon mission in 1970. Iron that does not rust is unknown in nature and well beyond present Earth technology.

Undoubtedly the greatest mystery concerning our Moon is how it came to be there in the first place. Prior to the Apollo missions, one serious theory as to the Moon’s origin was that it broke off of the Earth eons ago.

Although no one could positively locate where on Earth it originated, many speculated the loss of material explained the huge gouge in the Earth, which forms the Pacific Ocean. However, this idea was discarded when it was found that there is little similarity between the composition of our world and the Moon.

A more recent theory had the Moon created out of space debris left over from the creation of the Earth. This concept proved untenable in light of current gravitational theory, which indicates that one large object will accumulate all loose material, leaving none for the formation of another large body. It is now generally accepted that the Moon originated elsewhere and entered the Earth’s gravitational field at some point in the distant past.

Here theories diverge — one stating that the Moon was originally a planet which collided with the Earth creating debris which combined forming the Moon while another states the Moon, while wandering through our solar system, was captured and pulled into orbit by Earth’s gravity.

Neither of these theories are especially compelling because of the lack of evidence that neither the Earth nor the Moon seem to have been physically disrupted by a past close encounter. There is no debris in space indicating a past collision and it does not appear that the Earth and the Moon developed during the same time period.

As for the “capture” theory, even scientist Isaac Asimov, well known for his works of fiction, has written:

“It’s too big to have been captured by the Earth. The chances of such a capture having been effected and the Moon then having taken up nearly circular orbit around our Earth are too small to make such an eventuality credible.”

Asimov was right to consider the Moon’s orbit — it is not only nearly a perfect circle, but stationary, one side always facing the Earth with only the slightest variation. As far as we know, it’s the only natural satellite with such an orbit.

This circular orbit is especially odd considering that the Moon’s center of mass lies more than a mile closer to the Earth than its geometric center. This fact alone should produce an unstable, wobbly orbit, much as a ball with its mass off center will not roll in a straight line. Additionally, almost all of the other satellites in our solar system orbit in the plane of their planet’s equator.

Not so the Moon, whose orbit lies strangely nearer the Earth’s orbit around the Sun or inclined to the Earth’s ecliptic by more than five degrees. Add to this the fact that the Moon’s bulge — located on the side facing away from Earth — thus negating the idea that it was caused by the Earth’s gravitational pull — makes for an off-balanced world.

It seems impossible that such an oddity could naturally fall into such a precise and circular orbit. It is a fascinating conundrum as articulated by science writer William Roy Shelton, who wrote, “It is important to remember that something had to put the Moon at or near its present circular pattern around the Earth.

Just as an Apollo spacecraft circling the Earth every 90 minutes while 100 miles high has to have a velocity of roughly 18,000 miles per hour to stay in orbit, so something had to give the Moon the precisely required velocity for its weight and altitude…

The point — and it is one seldom noted in considering the origin of the Moon — is that it is extremely unlikely that any object would just stumble into the right combination of factors required to stay in orbit. ‘Something’ had to put the Moon at its altitude, on its course and at its speed. The question is: what was that ‘something’?”

If the precise and stationary orbit of the Moon is seen as sheer coincidence, is it also coincidence that the Moon is at just the right distance from the Earth to completely cover the Sun during an eclipse?

While the diameter of the Moon is a mere 2,160 miles against the Sun’s gigantic 864,000 miles, it is nevertheless in just the proper position to block out all but the Sun’s flaming corona when it moves between the Sun and the Earth.

Asimov explained:

“There is no astronomical reason why the Moon and the Sun should fit so well. It is the sheerest of coincidences, and only the Earth among all the planets is blessed in this fashion.”

Is it merely coincidence? How does one explain this and many other Moon mysteries?

In July 1970, two Russian scientists, Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov, published an article in the Soviet journal Sputnik entitled “Is the Moon the Creation of Alien Intelligence?” They advanced the theory that the Moon is not a completely natural world, but a planetoid that was hollowed out eons ago in the far reaches of space by intelligent beings possessing a technology far superior to ours.

Huge machines were used to melt rock and form large cavities within the Moon, spewing the molten refuse onto the surface. Protected by a hull-like inner shell plus a reconstructed outer shell of metallic rocky junk, this gigantic craft was steered through the cosmos and finally parked in orbit around the Earth.

In their article Vasin and Shcherbakov wrote, “Abandoning the traditional paths of ‘common sense,’ we have plunged into what may at first sight seem to be unbridled and irresponsible fantasy.

But the more minutely we go into all the information gathered by man about the Moon, the more we are convinced that there is not a single fact to rule out our supposition. Not only that, but many things so far considered to be lunar enigmas are explainable in the light of this new hypothesis.”

Outrageous as the spaceship moon theory might first appear, consider how this model reconciles all of the mysteries of the Moon.

It would explain why the Moon gives evidence of being much older than the Earth and perhaps even our solar system and why there are three distinct layers within the Moon, with the densest materials in the outside layer, exactly as one would expect of the “hull” of a spacecraft. It could also explain why no sign of water has been found on the Moon’s surface, yet there is evidence it exists deep inside.

This theory also would explain the strange maria and mascons, perhaps the remnants of the machinery used to hollow out the Moon. The idea of an artificial satellite could explain the odd, rhythmic “moonquakes” as artificial constructs reacting the same way during periods of stress from the Earth’s pull. And artificial equipment beneath the Moon’s surface might be the source of the gas clouds that have been observed.

Intelligent “terraforming” of the Moon could prove the solution to the argument between “hot moon” and “cold moon” scientists — they are both right! The Moon originally was a cold world, which was transformed into a spacecraft by artificially heating and expelling vast quantities of its interior.

This theory also could explain the seeming contradictions over the question of a hollow moon. If the Moon originally was a solid world which was artificially hollowed out, there would be evidence of both phases—exactly what we have with current Moon knowledge.

An artificially hollowed-out Moon would explain why the satellite rings like a bell for hours after struck and why specimens of tough, refractory metals such as titanium, chromium and circonium; “rust-proof” iron; Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237 have been found there.

In fact, the spaceship moon theory may come closer than any other in reconciling the questions over the origin and amazing orbit of the Moon.

But we are not supposed to consider this thesis. The circular logic of modern science regarding the origins of the Moon runs something like this: We know that extraterrestrials don’t exist but we do know that the Moon exists and has been mentioned throughout human history.

We, humans, did not create it or place it in Earth’s orbit, so it must have been done by extraterrestrials. But since we know they don’t exist, we will simply call it an anomaly and will not publicly say anything more about this.

 

Strange Moon Facts

The moon is the Rosetta stone of the planets

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After hundreds of years of detailed observation and study, our closest companion in the vast universe, Earth’s moon, remains an enigma. Six moon landings and hundreds of experiments have resulted in more questions being asked than answered.

Among them:

1. Moon’s Age: The moon is far older than previously expected. Maybe even older than the Earth or the Sun. The oldest age for the Earth is estimated to be 4.6 billion years old; moon rocks were dated at 5.3 billion years old, and the dust upon which they were resting was at least another billion years older.

2. Rock’s Origin: The chemical composition of the dust upon which the rocks sat differed remarkably from the rocks themselves, contrary to accepted theories that the dust resulted from weathering and breakup of the rocks themselves. The rocks had to have come from somewhere else.

3. Heavier Elements on Surface: Normal planetary composition results in heavier elements in the core and lighter materials at the surface; not so with the moon.

According to Wilson,

“The abundance of refractory elements like titanium in the surface areas is so pronounced that several geologists proposed the refractory compounds were brought to the moon’s surface in great quantity in some unknown way. They don’t know how, but that it was done cannot be questioned.”
4. Water Vapor: On March 7, 1971, lunar instruments placed by the astronauts recorded a vapor cloud of water passing across the surface of the moon. The cloud lasted 14 hours and covered an area of about 100 square miles.
5. Magnetic Rocks: Moon rocks were magnetized. This is odd because there is no magnetic field on the moon itself. This could not have originated from a “close call” with Earth – such an encounter would have ripped the moon apart.
6. No Volcanoes: Some of the moon’s craters originated internally, yet there is no indication that the moon was ever hot enough to produce volcanic eruptions.
7. Moon Mascons: Mascons, which are large, dense, circular masses lying twenty to forty miles beneath the centers of the moon’s maria,

“are broad, disk-shaped objects that could be possibly some kind of artificial construction. For huge circular disks are not likely to be beneath each huge maria, centered like bull’s-eyes in the middle of each, by coincidence or accident.”
8. Seismic Activity: Hundreds of “moonquakes” are recorded each year that cannot be attributed to meteor strikes. In November, 1958, Soviet astronomer Nikolay A. Kozyrev of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory photographed a gaseous eruption of the moon near the crater Alphonsus. He also detected a reddish glow that lasted for about an hour.

In 1963, astronomers at the Lowell Observatory also saw reddish glows on the crests of ridges in the Aristarchus region. These observations have proved to be precisely identical and periodical, repeating themselves as the moon moves closer to the Earth. These are probably not natural phenomena.
9. Hollow Moon: The moon’s mean density is 3.34 gm/cm3 (3.34 times an equal volume of water) whereas the Earth’s is 5.5. What does this mean?

In 1962, NASA scientist Dr. Gordon MacDonald stated,

“If the astronomical data are reduced, it is found that the data require that the interior of the moon is more like a hollow than a homogeneous sphere.”
Nobel chemist Dr. Harold Urey suggested the moon’s reduced density is because of large areas inside the moon where is “simply a cavity.”

MIT’s Dr. Sean C. Solomon wrote,

“the Lunar Orbiter experiments vastly improved our knowledge of the moon’s gravitational field… indicating the frightening possibility that the moon might be hollow.”
In Carl Sagan’s treatise, Intelligent Life in the Universe, the famous astronomer stated, “A natural satellite cannot be a hollow object.”
10. Moon Echoes: On November 20, 1969, the Apollo 12 crew jettisoned the lunar module ascent stage causing it to crash onto the moon. The LM’s impact (about 40 miles from the Apollo 12 landing site) created an artificial moonquake with startling characteristics – the moon reverberated like a bell for more than an hour.

This phenomenon was repeated with Apollo 13 (intentionally commanding the third stage to impact the moon), with even more startling results.

Seismic instruments recorded that the reverberations lasted for three hours and twenty minutes and traveled to a depth of twenty-five miles, leading to the conclusion that the moon has an unusually light – or even no – core.
11. Unusual Metals: The moon’s crust is much harder than presumed. Remember the extreme difficulty the astronauts encountered when they tried to drill into the maria?

Surprise! The maria is composed primarily illeminite, a mineral containing large amounts of titanium, the same metal used to fabricate the hulls of deep-diving submarines and the skin of the SR-71 “Blackbird”.

Uranium 236 and neptunium 237 (elements not found in nature on Earth) were discovered in lunar rocks, as were rustproof iron particles.
12. Moon’s Origin: Before the astronauts’ moon rocks conclusively disproved the theory, the moon was believed to have originated when a chunk of Earth broke off eons ago (who knows from where?).

Another theory was that the moon was created from leftover “space dust” remaining after the Earth was created. Analysis of the composition of moon rocks disproved this theory also.

Another popular theory is that the moon was somehow “captured” by the Earth’s gravitational attraction. But no evidence exists to support this theory.

Isaac Asimov, stated,

“It’s too big to have been captured by the Earth. The chances of such a capture having been effected and the moon then having taken up nearly circular orbit around our Earth are too small to make such an eventuality credible.”
13. Weird Orbit: Our moon is the only moon in the solar system that has a stationary, near-perfect circular orbit.

Stranger still, the moon’s center of mass is about 6000 feet closer to the Earth than its geometric center (which should cause wobbling), but the moon’s bulge is on the far side of the moon, away from the Earth.

“Something” had to put the moon in orbit with its precise altitude, course, and speed.
14. Moon Diameter: How does one explain the “coincidence” that the moon is just the right distance, coupled with just the right diameter, to completely cover the sun during an eclipse?

Again, Isaac Asimov responds,

“There is no astronomical reason why the moon and the sun should fit so well. It is the sheerest of coincidences, and only the Earth among all the planets is blessed in this fashion.”
15. Spaceship Moon: As outrageous as the Moon-Is-a-Spaceship Theory is, all of the above items are resolved if one assumes that the moon is a gigantic extraterrestrial craft, brought here eons ago by intelligent beings.

This is the only theory that is supported by all of the data, and there are no data that contradict this theory.
Greek authors Aristotle and Plutarch, and Roman authors Apolllonius Rhodius and Ovid all wrote of a group of people called the Proselenes who lived in the central mountainous area of Greece called Arcadia.

The Proselenes claimed title to this area because their forebears were there “before there was a moon in the heavens.”

This claim is substantiated by symbols on the wall of the Courtyard of Kalasasaya, near the city of Tiahuanaco, Bolivia, which record that the moon came into orbit around the Earth between 11,500 and 13, 000 years ago, long before recorded history.

1. Ages of Flashes: Aristarchus, Plato, Eratosthenes, Biela, Rabbi Levi, and Posidonius all reported anomalous lights on the moon. NASA, one year before the first lunar landing, reported 570+ lights and flashes were observed on the moon from 1540 to 1967.
2. Operation Moon Blink: NASA’s Operation Moon Blink detected 28 lunar events in a relatively short period of time.
3. Lunar Bridge: On July 29, 1953, John J. O’Neill observed a 12-mile-long bridge straddling the crater Mare Crisium. In August, British astronomer Dr. H.P. Wilkens verified its presence,

“It looks artificial. It’s almost incredible that such a thing could have been formed in the first instance, or if it was formed, could have lasted during the ages in which the moon has been in existence.”
4. The Shard: The Shard, an obelisk-shaped object that towers 1½ miles from the Ukert area of the moon’s surface, was discovered by Orbiter 3 in 1968. Dr. Bruce Cornet, who studied the amazing photographs, stated,

“No known natural process can explain such a structure.”
5. The Tower: One of the most curious features ever photographed on the Lunar surface (Lunar Orbiter photograph III-84M) is an amazing spire that rises more than 5 miles from the Sinus Medii region of the lunar surface.
6. The Obelisks: Lunar Orbiter II took several photographs in November 1966 that showed several obelisks, one of which was more than 150 feet tall.

“…the spires were arranged in precisely the same was as the apices of the three great pyramids.”

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                                                              Moon Statistics

Mass (kg)7.349e+22

Mass (Earth = 1)1.2298e-02

Equatorial radius (km)1,737.4

Equatorial radius (Earth = 1)2.7241e-01

Mean density (gm/cm^3)3.34

Mean distance from Earth (km)384,400

Rotational period (days)27.32166

Orbital period (days)27.32166

Average length of lunar day (days)29.53059

Mean orbital velocity (km/sec)1.03

Orbital eccentricity0.0549

Tilt of axis (degrees)1.5424

Orbital inclination (degrees)5.1454

Equatorial surface gravity (m/sec^2)1.62

Equatorial escape velocity (km/sec)2.38

Visual geometric albedo0.12

Magnitude (Vo)-12.74

Mean surface temperature (day)107°C

Mean surface temperature (night)-153°C

Maximum surface temperature123°C

Minimum surface temperature-233°C

Draco Moon Base

Draco Moon Base: Discussing Solar Systemic Changes, Military Abduction, and More

Draco Moon Base

Wisdom Teachings with David Wilcock

 

This episode of the Wisdom Teachings series seems to mark a point of special significance for myself and most likely many others. It seems that in recent times, events have been aligning in unexpected ways beyond those of previous instances of synchronicity. Events now seem to synchronize on a multidimensional level—not simply consisting of two points of correlation, but of multiple points which are situationally independent from one another.

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Wisdom Teachings with David WilcockDraco Moon Base: Season 22, Episode 17

Additionally, thoughts now seem to be manifesting at an ever-quickening rate. These accelerations may be a result of the collective consciousness of humanity unifying in greater ways than ever before. If this is true, it may mean that our collective ability to change our life course and the course of our world may be increasing as well—opening us up to possibilities never experienced before. This concentration and unification of creative potential may allow us to move forward more efficiently on our journey of evolution.

Mastery and Manifestation – A Lesson on the Power of Mass Consciousness, and the Key to our Divine Creativity 

It has been on my mind to write an article on the numerous testimonies we have heard from Secret Space Program whistleblowers. This article would concentrate on the subject of the abduction phenomenon, combining these testimonies with evaluations of my own experiences and painting a 3-dimensional picture of the situation as it stands. I am currently working on that article which parallels this one quite nicely and am excited to see how it turns out. For right now, I’m eager to discuss the contents of this episode.

Cosmic Disclosure with Corey Goode and David Wilcock: The Dark Fleet

The subject of the Draco moon base has come up in past episodes of Wisdom Teachings as well as in many episodes of the Cosmic Disclosure series. We have also heard the testimonies of Dr. Michael Salla, William Tompkins, Pete Peterson, and Corey Goode on this same subject and may have been surprised to see how well these numerous, independent testimonies aligned.

We have these four men who had completely independent experiences at different times. Each of their experiences made them aware of the extra-planetary operations of both human and E.T. groups, and from the combination of their various disclosures, we have substantially corroborating evidence which helps prove the phenomenon of abduction to be true to our present situation.

Setting the Stage

David Wilcock starts the discussion off with a reminder on the intelligence we received from retired Colonel William Tompkins. We may recall Tompkins’ experiences at the Douglas Air Company think tank where he worked on back-engineering Nazi technology which was given to the Nazis by Reptilian E.T.s. These Nazis were observed by the American spying operations to be receiving assistance from the Draco Reptilians in developing propulsion technology, weaponry, transportation technology and more. These Draco were also found to have been assisting the Nazis in establishing their own base on the Antarctic continent dating back to as early as 1913 to 1915.

The Nazis would develop their war machine to the point that they no longer needed to conquer the Earth. Instead they set their sights elsewhere throughout the solar system—using Antarctica as a springboard, and then traveling to the moon and other locations. At each step of the way, the Draco were assisting the development of Nazi technology. It was from these bases, and by these Nazi characters that many of the military abduction and human experimentation programs would begin to take shape.

Exopolitics – Obama Report to Congress Supports Whistleblower Claims of Secret Space War

(Wilcock adds that Pete Peterson along with numerous other sources have come forward to confirm the existence of the moon base and the operations that have taken place there.)

An artist's depiction of the Nazi/Dark Fleet lunar base

An artist’s depiction of the Nazi/Dark Fleet lunar base

Cosmic Disclosure – William Tompkins Bio – Show Transcript, Plus Extended Commentary from Dr. Michael Salla

David Wilcock made mention of a point made last week that the massive data hacks against the OPM (Office of Personnel Management) could blow the whole issue of military abduction wide open. Consider the fact that this hack breached the entire personnel database of the U.S. government, including the files of those with security clearance. This would mean that potentially everyone who has participated in government of Secret Space Program operations no longer have the secrecy needed to hide any crimes they may have committed.

Wisdom Teachings with David Wilcock – Countdown to Full Disclosure – Examining End-Game Strategies in the Battle for Disclosure

From the OPM data breach, we may see numerous revelations come forward. Additionally, we have a multitude of new whistleblowers coming forward to further substantiate the already significant intelligence we have received thus far.

The first article mentioned in this discussion focuses on the subject of these OPM hacks and is written by one individual who was directly affected by this breach of privacy. The article of interest comes to us from the website, Fusion.com.

I am one of the millions of federal employees who just got hacked

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This month, the federal government disclosed that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) had been infiltrated by hackers who have been inside their systems for over a year. The hackers got access to the records of millions of federal employees. According to media reports, intelligence officials think the Chinese are responsible and that they are building “a vast database of federal workers.

Art Bowker is one of those millions of employees. He’s a federal employee in Ohio who has written two books, the most recent one dealing with “Investigating Internet Crimes.” This is what he’s worried about. As told to Kashmir Hill.

I heard about the hack last week, and I thought, “That’s not good.”

They sent me an email two days ago telling me that my data appears to be compromised and that I’ll be enrolled in a program for credit monitoring that covers me up to a million dollars. I called the contractor from OPM that was listed in the email, a 1-800 number, and wanted to know how big the breach was. Did they just get names? They couldn’t tell me. It’s like someone broke into my house and they won’t tell me what they took.

They didn’t tell me exactly what information was exposed, but this is the agency that does background checks and security clearances. They’re the agency that asks people who know you, “What do you know about this person that could be used to blackmail them?”

If [the hackers]also got people’s security clearances, they will have a boatload of information.

They don’t just have everything they need to steal my identity — my Social Security number, date of birth, and everywhere I’ve lived— but all of that information for my wife, and my children, and even my grandchildren. If people were married multiple times, former spouses are in there. When I said, “What about my family?” Their response was, “Are they federal employees?” I said no, and they said “The credit monitoring is only for federal employees.” My identity is covered but my wife’s isn’t. If something happens to her credit, it’s going to affect my credit.

When I requested a copy of it, it disclosed what a supervisor who I didn’t get along with said about me. She said I had a drinking problem, but it wasn’t substantiated at all. They asked how she knew and she said, “Someone told me that.” There was no other evidence. But that’s in my background investigation and I can’t get it removed.

http://fusion.net/story/149831/opm-hack-happened-to-me/

This article spelled out just how massive of a security failure the OPM hack represented. We may compare this failure to that of the NSA, where security personnel placed all of their information in one central location. This later allowed for easy infiltration and collection of this information by Edward Snowden and his team. Though we cannot say for certain why such carelessness went unchecked for such a long time, we can be grateful that it did go unchecked, as these security failures have allowed for large disclosures of government crimes to be released.

Wisdom Teachings with David Wilcock – Cabal’s Super Hack – Revealing the Gross Vulnerability of a Once-Power Crime Syndicate 

Wilcock makes mention of the fact that this hack included the sensitive and personal information of roughly 14 million government employees.  Consequently, a large number of people were left extremely unhappy about their privacy being so poorly managed by government security.

We may also remember that all information used to obtain security clearances was stored at the Office of Personnel Management.  This means that because of these breaches, national security is no longer valid.  To add, all oaths of secrecy taken by these individuals are invalidated, as there is no longer any secrecy to keep. In other words, there is no reason for anyone to remain silent about their activities within classified programs, as secrecy has already been compromised. With this in mind, it may be a wise idea for these government and SSP operatives to come forward with the truth now in order to avoid prosecution and consequent charges when the mass arrests take place, according to Wilcock.

Background Check Sample

This is an example of the documents included in an official background check. Some of these documents can be as long as 100 pages in length.

American Mind Control: The Cost of Secrecy Part 1 – Examining the Effects of Secrecy, Propaganda, and Organized, White-Collar Crime

This subject reminds me of the testimony of one whistleblower who came forward in 2004 and revealed the truth behind the fascist foreign policies of the West. The individual to whom I’m referring is John Perkins, who is best known for his books Confessions of an Economic Hitman.Within this book, Perkins details his life working for the NSA as a foreign contractor.

This position basically placed Perkins in the roll of profession economic manipulator.  He would travel to foreign countries which held resources that Western corporations coveted.  He would then bribe/threaten the leaders of those countries into accepting self-advantageous business deals. These deals were designed to siphon resources out of third world countries and into the hands of cabal interests. These unethical practices would ruin the economies of foreign countries, and would place more resources and financial power in the hands of the cabal.

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

Wisdom Teachings with David Wilcock – Business not as Usual – Examining Clear Signs of Progress toward Planetary Liberation

This was an extremely revealing disclosure by Perkins, and I would recommend reading more about it at some point. The reason I bring up the subject is that it directly relates to one point which Wilcock makes during the discussion. When John Perkins was recruited, there was an extensive process undertaken in order to check his background to see whether or not he was fit to be an economic hitman. One particular characteristic that these NSA background checks looked for could be referred to as dirt. In other words, the NSA typically selects employees for these positions not only for their level of competence in the position, but for their level of manipulability by means of blackmail as well.

It would turn out that the NSA used the past crimes and mistakes of their operatives as leverage just in case anyone ever blew the whistle and called attention to the crimes which the NSA committed on a regular basis. As Wilcock states, this happens in many of these special access programs as well.

New Rings for Saturn

The next subject of interest was that of the solar systemic changes which are currently taking place. These changes involve various energetic increases throughout the solar system. David Wilcock explains different ways in which these increases are manifesting such as significant increases in temperature, drastic increases in cloud formations, intensifying auroral activity, larger, more powerful storms, and increases in amounts of charged particles around planets.

Video – Interplanetary Climate Change NASA’s Hottest Secret. A clip from David Wilcock
(Though the date Wilcock mentions was not exact, the science is still sound.)

(One point to note: Many political interests talk about “climate change” due to mixed motives. It is true that carbon emissions and deforestation are extremely harmful to all of the organisms on our planet. Both of these must end if the Earth’s ecosystems are going to survive intact. However, the gradual heating of the Earth is not necessarily caused by increased carbon dioxide. According to David Wilcock, this temperature increase is part of the solar systemic changes currently taking place. This trend has also been observed by NASA for decades, but NASA has chosen to overlook the possibility and to consider it irrelevant.)

Entire solar system is heating up! Scientists blame solar warming

One of the most significant changes we can observe in our solar system seems to be centered around Saturn. This involves the appearance of an enormous ring of charged particles around the planet which dwarfs the rest of the rings. Here is the Huffington Post with the story.

Saturn’s Ghostly Outer Ring Is Much, Much Bigger Than We Thought

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Astronomers were stunned in 2009 when they discovered a gargantuan, never-before-seen eighth ring around Saturn. The “Phoebe ring,” as it was dubbed, lies far outside the planet’s seven main ring groups and is made of dark particles that make it hard to spot except in infrared light.

Now a new study reveals the ring is even more impressive — about 30 percent bigger— than previously thought. It covers an area of the sky that’s 7,000 times larger than Saturn itself.

“We knew that the ring was big, but we now know exactly how big it is!” Dr. Douglas P. Hamilton, an astronomy professor at the University of Maryland in College Park and the study’s lead author, told The Huffington Post in an email.

A second look. Back when they first observed the ring, Hamilton and his colleagues could see only a small cross section of it based on data collected by the Spitzer Space Telescope. For the new study, they analyzed images taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft, which showed the ring in its entirety.

They found that the ring starts at a distance around 100 “Saturn radii,” or around 3.7 million miles, from the planet’s body. And it extends as far as 275 Saturn radii, which is about 10 million miles.

In other words, if you picture Saturn as the size of a basketball, the ring extends around two thirds of the length of a football field away from it, Science reported.

Sifting the dust. The ring is composed mostly of dust particles no bigger than the width of a human hair. Rocks that are soccer-ball-sized or larger, at least 20 centimeters in diameter, make up no more than 10 percent of the ring — which is unusual compared to other rings in the solar system.

Where does the dust come from? Previously, scientists believed that it streams off of Saturn’s moon Phoebe as the satellite gets pelted by comets. Now scientists believe some of it may come from other “hidden” moons that are too small for our telescopes to see, according to NPR.

“This discovery has shown us that rings are much more diverse than previously thought,” Hamilton said in the email. “The textbooks tell us that rings form near planets and moons form further away. What then is a ring doing out at the very edges of the Saturnian system? The solar system is a stranger and more interesting place than we gave it credit for!”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/12/saturn-ring-phoebe-bigger_n_7561788.html

We can see that this discovery involves rings of ionized particles orbiting the planet of Saturn. These rings are incredible in size and seem to indicate that something more is going on than has been observed in previous decades.

One point which Wilcock makes is the assumption which conventional astronomers seem to make that these rings have always been there. These scientists have concluded that previous astronomers simply overlooked the rings up to this point, and this is the story we receive from corporate media.  However, we may note that the announcement of these rings came in tandem with the numerous other significant disclosures about our solar system. All of these disclosures seemed to present the most amazing discoveries including that of E.T. life, and yet downplay them all as though they were only slightly significant. It is very likely that the same dismissal has been applied to these enormous rings around Saturn.

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Wisdom Teachings with David Wilcock – NASA’s Quiet Disclosure Part 1 

As we read NASA publications, we may keep in mind that this is a cabal-based establishment. They do not typically tell the entirety of the truth, and often leave the bottom line out of the discussion entirely—leaving the reader the task of coming to the conclusion on their own. We may also keep in mind that while these cabal characters are attempting to downplay all solar systemic changes, they are planning on running and hiding in a hole in the ground because they secretly believe that the sun is going to destroy the planet. This is not at all to say that the sun will destroy anything (accept the negative beings in our solar system). It is simply to reveal the cabal trademarks of underhandedness and dishonesty.

Wisdom Teachings with David Wilcock – NASA’s Quiet Disclosure Part 2 

Saturn’s Moons and Rings May Be Younger Than the Dinosaurs

As Wilcock explains, according to the current model of planetary gravitation, a planet’s rings will form closer to the planet, and the moons will form farther away from the planet. Scientists believe that rings originate from the planet and extend outward from it’s surface. However, this new discovery may reveal that Saturn is capturing charged particles from the high energy cloud which our solar system is moving into, and we may find that this is the true way by which natural planetary rings are formed. This new ring around Saturn serves as tangible proof that the principle of ascension is a measurable and documented phenomenon, according to Wilcock.

(One point we may note is the mounting evidence we have seen toward a large-scale solar event that will jump-start the solar system in numerous ways. As this energetic shift takes place, it will depend upon an individual’s polarity as to how they experience it. We may liken the energetic increase to that which takes place in an electrical circuit.

On any circuit board, there are a number of different components. Some of these conduct electricity well, and a marginal amount of change might take place as the current passing through. These components are the conductors. The resistors, on the other hand, are the components that are designed to prevent electrical current from passing though certain parts of the circuit and prevent electrical flow from occurring. We may look at the solar system and all life within it in a similar way.

As the energetic throughput increases, we are learning how to be more conductive to it. We are learning to forget ourselves and others. We are learning about who we are on the inside and integrating different aspects of ourselves which we did not realize existed. There are also those who resist the changes that are taking place, who do not want to see themselves. They refuse to forgive anyone and hold onto every painful experience because they feel that it defines them.

Video – Exploding Resistors

As these people cling to their past and refuse to forgive and release it, they increase their resistance to the higher energetic input which is currently flowing into our solar system. So what will happen to those who cannot flow freely with the higher vibrational energy? I can’t say for sure, but I don’t want to find out firsthand. It will do us well to be conductive and to increase our own vibration as the collective vibration increases.)

A Journey to the Moon Base

For a long while now, I have had somewhat of an interest in the phenomenon known as alien abduction. This is particularly because of the overwhelming number of physical signs that I myself was a victim of these occurrences. However, I was also interested to learn that there was much more to this phenomenon than I previously thought. I would learn that the military of the United States and of other countries were heavily involved with many of the abduction programs.

Close Encounters of the Intimate Kind: An Interview with Richard Dolan

According to recent revelations, there are different types of abductions, and numerous abductions programs are conducted by different groups which compete with one another. These programs are part of a large research and development project in the area of human genetics, physiology, energetic anatomy, etc. The programs are reported to involve multiple E.T. races all experimenting with humanity for their own benefit and for the benefit of other parties. However, I would have to say that if these groups intended to accomplish these projects without disturbing the normal lives of the people they used, the effort certainly did not show in cases such as mine.

Cosmic Disclosure: The Message for HumankindCosmic Disclosure: First Encounter

As previously stated, some of these groups have competing agendas. These agendas might be considered positive depending upon the perspective of an individual. According to reports, there are always parties involved in these programs who view these experiments as positive. However, this viewpoint is rarely held by the victims of these abductions.

One such individual is a well-known whistleblower by the name of Niara Terela Isley. Isley is a former airman in the United States Air Force, and during her tour she would experience what would later be found to be a MILAB, or a military abduction experience. There was one particular article that Wilcock referenced which spelled out Niara Isley’s experience quite well. However, that article seems to be unavailable at present. There is another which describes the situation in similar detail.  Here is Locklip.com.


Editor’s Note: I began reading Niara Isley’s book, Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light, this weekend after hearing David talk about her experience in this latest episode of Wisdom Teachings. I’ve only made it through a few chapters thus far, but it is quite facisnating and a real eye-opener for those researching the Secret Space Program and MILABs. Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light.


Former Airman Abducted, Experimented on and Forced into Life of Slavery on Secret Moon Base

A former U.S. Air Force radar tracking operator recalls her traumatic experience of being abducted multiple times, experimented on, and forced into slave labor on a secret moon base.

In 1980, an unexpected event changed Niara Terela Isley’s life forever. While traveling with some of her colleagues on a mission at the Tonopah Test Range, their aircraft encountered a glowing UFO that maintained course alongside them. Ground control instructed them to get a radar lock and intercept the flying saucer.

Upon landing, Isley and her colleagues were quickly taken into custody by one of the Air Force’s covert branches.

In a book she wrote, the former airman describes her ordeal. Over the course of several months, Isley was abducted about 8 to 10 times and taken to a secret moon base on the dark side of the Moon. The base was under the control of reptilian beings but operated by human personnel. Isley claims that like her, most of them were held there against their will.
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Many abductees say one of the bases on the Moon resembles the Pentagon.

I was very poorly fed and worked hard during the day cycle, operating some kind of electronic equipment for excavation at times, and doing physical manual labor at others, such as lifting and stacking boxes.

Worst of all, I was used for sex during what passed for night there, from man to man,” she wrote.

The pinnacle of this inhumane treatment was a long string of experiments designed to mentally wear her down and remove her free will. The medical procedures were performed by Gray extraterrestrials, which means that the conspiracy runs deep.

And so it went on and on for months until she was finally released. But Isley is convinced she wasn’t set free without first being subjected to a memory wipe.

In fact, she says that an acute absence of memories from that period tipped her off she might have been the victim of an abduction. For a period of three months in 1980, Isley had no memories although at the time she was working for the U.S. Air Force.

Unnerved by her missing time, she underwent hypnosis and recovered her suppressed memories. It seems like the memory wipe was unsuccessful.

Niara Terela Isley and many other abductees are convinced that most—if not all—abductions are actually performed or supported by military forces worldwide.

A popular conspiracy theory calls these operations MILABs (Military Abductions) and hypothesizes they are way more common than you would think. Isley and her peers recommend hypnosis therapy to anyone who’s experienced long periods of missing time.

http://locklip.com/former-airman-abducted-experimented-on-and-forced-into-life-of-slavery-on-secret-moon-base/

According to sources such as Corey Goode, William Tompkins, and Dr. Michael Salla, the lunar base to which Isley was taken is run by Reptilian humanoids. The abduction program is mostly conducted by humans, but includes Draco Reptilian oversight. The medical procedures performed upon the victims are conducted by PLF (or programmable life forms). These are actually the Greys which abductees report seeing. This and similar operations have reportedly been going on for decades. In fact, some whistleblowers report that such programs have been going on for thousands of years.

An image of the Draco base created from Isley's description

An image of the Draco base created from Isley’s description

Journal of an Abductee – Part 1 – An Awakening, and the Realization of an Unnerving Truth 

These military abductions are typically brutal in nature. In Isley’s case, they involved harsh experimentation, and various traumatic experiences designed to remove the victim’s free will. There were painful medical procedures, physical labor, as well as nightly experience of rape. This was reportedly a grueling and torturous ordeal, and seems to be in contrast to other abduction programs. These abductors did not seem to give much thought to the original goals to the TAU IX treaty—a treaty which was reported to ensured abductions which posed minimal impact upon the lives of those involved. The MILAB experience which Isley endured showed total abandonment of any care or concern as to avoid such trauma.

Journal of an Abductee – Part 2 – Recounting My Experiences to Closed Minds, and a Visit in Waking Life

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A seemingly identical image create from Corey Goode's description

A seemingly identical image create from Corey Goode’s description

As we may have observed, the Draco Reptilians group currently in our solar system are very self-advantageous when it comes to their motives. Though these beings can be very polite when it serves their own interests, their end goal is typically that of self advantage. We may find that these beings respect free will to some degree, but at the same time, they constantly look for ways to circumvent it.

There are also groups of E.T.s who see Earth humans as underdeveloped, but consider our genetics to be a vital resource to their own interests. As Corey Goode has mentioned in the past, human genetics are extremely manipulable and can be useful for combining with the genetics of other races. As he reports, this genetic quality of ours is highly coveted by a number of E.T. groups. To add, many of these groups do not typically share the same emotional range as humans have. Consequently, these groups may not know of the emotional trauma they cause as they conduct these abductions and experiments.

‘I was abducted by reptile aliens who raped me on the moon every night’ 

If the TAU IX treaty was designed to set guidelines for these abductions, it does not seem as though any of the races who chose to participate were qualified or capable of holding up to their agreement of non-interference in the personal lives of their subjects. These group who chose to perform these experiments seem to be at lower densities, and still rely upon conquest and self advantage for their own sustainability.
The more benevolent E.T races we hear of tend to be more highly developed, and have learned better ways of functioning than the self-service which the Reptilians still exhibit. The more highly developed beings have learned self sustenance and have transcended many of the needs we still have at our current 3rd-density level. These are typically the beings who we find most helpful toward our own energetic and evolutionary development.

Late Night in the Midlands 02-06-2014 (Niara Terela Isley) “Facing The Shadow, Embracing The Light”

An Example of Soul Contract Revocations

As I have shared in the past, I no longer have the unpleasant abduction experiences at night or during the day. On a personal level, I learned that I had numerous soul-level agreements with various E.T groups which I was not aware of previously. It was actually these agreements that were authorizing the negative experiences I was having. The entire time I was enduring these traumatic intrusions, I believed I was only a victim in all of it. However, on a soul level, I was in agreement still and needed to break these agreements through contract revocation. I would find out that I had contracts with the Reptilians, with the Greys, insectoid races, and numerous others. After breaking these contracts, all of these abductions stopped.

Further Financial Foul-ups

The discussion moved on to address further evidence of the cabal’s bankruptcy. This included the subtle disclosure that this group had lost its ability to survive financially. We can easily see this by observing how the official debt ceiling was frozen for 90 days straight, and yet business seemed to go on as though no significant change had occurred. Here is CNS News with the details.

90 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

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$18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement, which was published at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

That, according to the Treasury’s statements, makes 90 straight days the debt subject to the limit has been frozen at $18,112,975,000,000.

$18,112,975,000,000 is about $25 million below the current legal debt limit of $18,113,000,080,959.35.

The Daily Treasury Statement for March 13 was the first to show the federal debt subject to the limit closing the day at $18,112,975,000,000. Every Daily Treasury Statement since then has reported the same thing: the debt closing the day at $18,112,975,000,000.

Every Daily Treasury Statement since Monday, March 16, has reported the debt beginning and ending each day at $18,112,975,000,000.

Table III-C on the Daily Treasury Statement for June 11 says the debt began the month of June at $18,112,975,000,000, began the day of June 11 at $18,112,975,000,000, and closed the day of June 11 at $18,112,975,000,000.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/90-days-treasury-says-debt-has-been-frozen-18112975000000

As we may know, no modern government can maintain the illusion of “business as usual” without funding. This is not to say that the fiat financial system actually holds value, but simply that the modern state of affairs requires some use of money whether or not that money actually has value. It is very likely that these financial interests were continuing to print money, but were choosing not to report the fact. If this is true, this further reveals the fact that the cabal is out of time, out of money, and running on fumes. This development, coupled with the fact that these cabalists are currently hiding in a hole in the ground, makes it seem that they are out of the picture for the most part, and that we only have a few of their minions to take care of.

Wisdom Teachings with David Wilcock – “The Cabal’s Downward Spiral” – Assessing the Final Days of a Crumbling Cabal, and a Prelude to Breakthrough 

David Wilcock makes the point that as the cabal is exposed and defeated, the Reptilian agenda is exposed and defeated as well. It will mean that their abduction program will cease to exist. It will further mean that their plans for world conquest will be permanently put to rest, and that as a planet, we are tangibly on our way to complete victory. (Though in many ways, the defeat of this cabal has already occurred.) It has now become apparent that with all of the cabal’s personal information in the hands of the Alliance, and all of their resources being made obsolete, it is only a matter of time before we see these criminals meet justice, and as their world crumbles, ours will rise to new heights of possibility.

Facing Our Final Hurdle

The road to full disclosure has been one of significant interest. This journey has been full of valuable lessons for me, and I am sure that many others can say the same. The possibilities of learning all there is to know about the world around us, about that which is above our heads, and beneath our feet may seem boundless. At some level, they may very well be.  However, before we reach the point of full knowledge, there are a few things for us to keep in mind.

Mastery and Manifestation – A Lesson on the Power of Mass Consciousness, and the Key to our Divine Creativity 

In recent times, many of us have found ourselves asking, “When is real change going to happen?” To this question, there is actually a simple answer. When we inquire about the future of world events, we actually indicate our own passive perspective on these events. The act of asking when we will receive the conditions we want is an exercise in dependency.  This is to say that we look to outward sources for that which we want instead of looking within for our power to create it.

The new age we desire to see will not be an age of outward dependency, but one of inner acknowledgement, self sufficiency, and of service to all.  This transition will include a realization of our infinite inner potential, and the realization that we have no need to depend upon others for creating out desired experience.

To ask “when” is to forgo the opportunity to create the moment. As the universe stands, ‘When’ will occur when we stop asking and start creating. It will be when we realize and internalize the fact that we have every ability to determine our own course. It will be when we leave our childhood behind, and embrace the whole of our divine identity. At that point, we will have no need to ask “when.” (We may not even have a need for linear time at that point.)  In short, it will only be when we choose to fully exist within our true potential that we will learn to create the moment as opposed to simply hoping for it.

The Day of the Event – Countdown to Celebration – An Examination of our Active Role in Bringing the Moment of Breakthrough

We have seen evidence of change on a galactic scale. We have seen massive financial upturn which spells out the end of the cabal tool of debt-based enslavement, and we have seen the government secrecy formerly used to conceal crimes against humanity exposed on a global scale. Clearly there are real and tangible developments taking place, and it is only a matter of time before our inevitable breakthrough becomes manifest.

So, to the question of when our ultimate monumental shift will take place, I would simply say, “You tell me.”

Shem El-Jamal – I started DTM because I feel that informing the people is the most positive and impactful thing I am able to do at this point. I work at my articles as though each one were my job, as I don’t quite have the health to keep an actual job right now. Somehow, I get more energized when I know I’m having a positive impact in the lives of others. 

Source: Discerning the Mystery

Wisdom Teachings: Illuminati Salvage Plan

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Wisdom Teachings with David WilcockDraco Moon Base: Season 22, Episode 17

Season 22, Episode 17

Though the Alliance has yet to leverage the information gathered from the super hack of the Cabal, we can assume that they hold records of non-terrestrial operatives within the secret space programs. Two such operatives surface as David Wilcock continues to discuss details from recent disclosures in the past year. We gain confirmation of Corey Goode’s testimony of the MILABs programs and military collaborations with reptilian extraterrestrials on Earth and on the moon. It is important to expose this information, as the fall of the Cabal also brings about the end of Draco control over our planet. This presentation was originally webcast August 22, 2016.

Space Junk

5 Bold Proposals For Cleaning Up Space Junk

Since the Russians put Sputnik in orbit in 1957, a heavy amount of space junk, from old satellites to nuts and bolts, has clogged up the orbit around Earth; as of February 2011, there were 10 million pieces of man-made debris in space, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. This puts us in real danger of something scientists call the Kessler Syndrome: Low Earth orbit becomes so crowded with artifical satellites and other trash that collisions occur, generating more pieces of debris that will in turn cause more collisions, creating a domino effect that could hinder space exploration.

Larger pieces of space junk can be tracked and sometimes avoided—the International Space Station (ISS) can change orbit to get around debris—but even smaller pieces, which are eventually pulled into Earth’s atmosphere and burn up, are dangerous when moving at these speeds in space. According to Popular Mechanics, a paint chip moving at hypervelocity is capable of punching a 0.025 centimeter hole in a U.S. satellite.

Scientists are seeing evidence of the Kessler Syndrome—orbital debris is on track to triple by 2030—and are on the hunt for solutions to our space junk problem. Various nations have put forward clean-up plans that range from practical to Star Trek levels of ambition. Here are five ideas.

1. ROBOTS

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Defense Department that develops and funds technology used by the military, plans to refurbish and recycle lifeless satellites that are floating around in space—with robots.

DARPA’s Phoenix program hopes to scavenge the space debris by using robots that tag along on commercial satellite launches and attach themselves to defunct satellites. From there, the robots will collect parts, particularly antennas, which can be re-used to craft a communications network for the military at low cost.

Here’s how they’re hoping it will work: Nanosatellites, known as a satlets, will be carried in PODS (Payload Orbital Delivery System) that will piggyback into space on a larger commercial satellite being sent into orbit. Once in space, the PODS would rendezvous with another type of salvaging spacecraft (NASA calls this a “tender”) launched into orbit, that will then navigate it to the dead satellite. The tender and PODS stay together from then on. This is when the robot will go to work, using robotic arms to remove an antenna and installing the satlets into the antenna. This creates the new communications network.

The agency is planning the first Phoenix mission for 2015 and is targeting 140 dead satellites for repurposing.

2. KAMIKAZE SPACE JANITORS

CleanSpaceOne—a proposed satellite from scientists in Switzerland—will go into space as a single-capture mission, grabbing debris and heading back to Earth’s atmosphere, where both the CleanSpaceOne and its collection will burn up on re-entry. Switzerland will build many of the CleanSpaceOne satellites to send into space one after the other. The first mission is one of nostalgia: The space janitor will retrieve the first satellite Switzerland ever launched, Swisscube.

In a video, the director of the Swiss Space Center, Volker Gass, said the amount of space junk is getting out of hand. “Something has to be done about this problem. Collisions between satellite and debris are bound to happen. There’s going to be an avalanche effect, and more satellites are going to be destroyed,” Gass said.

This big clean-up plan is also set to launch in 2015.

3. FISHING NETS

In 2011, it was reported that The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency teamed up with Nitto Seimo, a manufacturer of fishing nets, to build and deploy a giant net that will sweep up space junk in Earth’s orbit.

It won’t be bringing the mess back to Earth, though. The plan is to stretch the thin metal net into space, collecting waste as it moves along for several weeks. After the journey, an electric charge to the net will draw it back toward Earth, burning up both the net and its contents upon entering the atmosphere. (Details for how the net will be guided to gather trash and avoid things we might actually want in orbit are not available.)

Nitto Seimo has spent six years developing the net, which sounds like something out of science fiction.

4. GALACTIC GARBAGE “TRUCKS”

The European Space Agency has a plan, too. Their initiative just isn’t as far-fetched as the others.

According to the ESA, space junk has increased by 50 percent in the past five years, and they’re afraid of future collisions—those by debris alone and those between debris and a working satellite or active mission. The agency wants to tackle the problem directly by sending out missions dedicated to removing litter.

In 2015, the ESA has plans to launch ATVs (Automated Transfer Vehicles), which are unmanned cargo freighters equipped with optical sensors that could be able to detect orbiting trash, gather it, and return it to Earth.

5. LASERS

NASA just wants to use lasers. But they don’t want to zap the garbage and destroy it—they want to nudge debris out of the way.

The debris in space moves at incredibly fast speeds and is extremely dangerous to shuttles, the space station, and satellites. The agency wants to avoid using a laser that would explode any objects, which would only create a bigger mess of smaller (and therefore harder to track) pieces.

Ideally, the laser—which would cost an relatively inexpensive $1 million—would be mounted on one of Earth’s poles, where the atmosphere is thinner. During a launch or to avoid a collision, NASA would send pulses of photo pressure to gently prod objects out of the way.

So far, NASA has only floated this idea; actually building the laser would require international cooperation.

B-2 Spirit bomber

Air Force Stealthy B-2 Gets Massive Upgrade

The stealthy B-2 is slated to fly alongside the Air Force’s new Long Range Strike – Bomber into the 2050s,

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The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. A dramatic leap forward in technology, the bomber represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. The B-2 brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through previously impenetrable defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo)

 

Air Force pilots of the 1980s-era stealthy B-2 Spirit bomber plan to upgrade and fly the aircraft on attack missions against enemy air defenses well into the 2050s, service officials said.

“It is a dream to fly. It is so smooth,” Maj. Kent Mickelson, director of operations for 394th combat training squadron, told Scout Warrior in an interview.

In a special interview designed to offer a rare look into the technologies and elements of the B-2, Mickelson explained that the platform has held up and remained very effective – given that it was designed and built during the 80s.

Alongside his current role, Mickelson is also a B-2 pilot with experience flying missions and planning stealth bomber attacks, such as the bombing missions over Libya in 2011.

“It is a testament to the engineering team that here we are in 2016 and the B-2 is still able to do its job just as well today as it did in the 80s. While we look forward to modernization, nobody should come away with the thought that the B-2 isn’t ready to deal with the threats that are out there today,” he said.  “It is really an awesome bombing platform and it is just a marvel of technology.”

The B-2 is engineered with avionics, radar and communications technologies designed to identify and destroy enemy targets from high altitudes above hostile territory.

“It is a digital airplane. We are presented with what is commonly referred to as glass cockpit,” Mickelson said.

The glass cockpit includes various digital displays, including one showing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) information which paints a rendering or picture of the ground below.

“SAR provides the pilots with a realistic display of the ground that they are able to use for targeting,” Mickelson said.

The B-2 has a two-man crew with only two ejection seats. Also, the crew is trained to deal with the rigors of a 40-hour mission.

“The B-2 represents a huge leap in technology from our legacy platforms such as the B-52 and the B-1 bomber. This involved taking the best of what is available and giving it to the aircrew,” Mickelson said.

The Air Force currently operates 20 B-2 bombers, with the majority of them based at Whiteman AFB in Missouri. The B-2 can reach altitudes of 50,000 feet and carry 40,000 pounds of payload, including both conventional and nuclear weapons.

The aircraft, which entered service in the 1980s, has flown missions over Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. In fact, given its ability to fly as many as 6,000 nautical miles without need to refuel, the B-2 flew from Missouri all the way to an island off the coast of India called Diego Garcia – before launching bombing missions over Afghanistan.

“Taking off from Whiteman and landing at Diego Garcia was one of the longest combat sorties the B-2 has ever taken. The bomber was very successful in Afghanistan and very successful in the early parts of the wars in Iraq and Libya,” Michelson added.

The B-2 crew uses what’s called a “long-duration kit,” which includes items such as a cot for sleeping and other essentials deemed necessary for a long flight, Mickelson explained.

B-2 Mission

As a stealth bomber engineered during the height of the Cold War, the B-2 was designed to elude Soviet air defenses and strike enemy targets – without an enemy ever knowing the aircraft was even there. This stealthy technological ability is referred to by industry experts as being able to evade air defenses using both high-frequency “engagement” radar, which can target planes, and lower frequency “surveillance” radar which can let enemies know an aircraft is in the vicinity.

The B-2 is described as a platform which can operate undetected over enemy territory and, in effect, “knock down the door” by destroying enemy radar and air defenses so that other aircraft can fly through a radar “corridor” and attack.

However, enemy air defenses are increasingly becoming technologically advanced and more sophisticated; some emerging systems are even able to detect some stealth aircraft using systems which are better networked, using faster computer processors and able to better detect aircraft at longer distances on a greater number of frequencies.

The Air Force plans to operate the B-2 alongside its new, now-in-development bomber called the Long Range Strike – Bomber, or LRS-B. well into the 2050s.

B-2 Modernization Upgrades – Taking the Stealth Bomber Into the 2050s

As a result, the B-2 fleet is undergoing a series of modernization upgrades in order to ensure the aircraft can remain at its ultimate effective capability for the next several decades, Mickelson said.

One of the key upgrades is called the Defensive Management System, a technology which helps inform the B-2 crew about the location of enemy air defenses. Therefore, if there are emerging air defenses equipped with the technology sufficient to detect the B-2, the aircraft will have occasion to maneuver in such a way as to stay outside of their range.

The Defensive Management System is slated to be operational by the mid-2020s, Mickelson added.

“The whole key is to give us better situational awareness so we are able to make sound decisions in the cockpit about where we need to put the aircraft,” he added.

The B-2 is also moving to an extremely high frequency satellite in order to better facilitate communications with command and control. For instance, the communications upgrade could make it possible for the aircraft crew to receive bombing instructions from the President in the unlikely event of a nuclear detonation.

“This program will help with nuclear and conventional communications. It will provide a very big increase in the bandwidth available for the B-2, which means an increased speed of data flow. We are excited about this upgrade,” Mickelson explained.

The stealth aircraft uses a commonly deployed data link called LINK-16 and both UHF and VHF data links, as well. Michelson explained that the B-2 is capable of communicating with ground control stations, command and control headquarters and is also able to receive information from other manned and unmanned assets such as drones.

Information from nearby drones, however, would at the moment most likely need to first transmit through a ground control station. That being said, emerging technology may soon allow platforms like the B-2 to receive real-time video feeds from nearby drones in the air.

The B-2 is also being engineered with a new flight management control processor designed to expand and modernize the on-board computers and enable the addition of new software.

This involves the re-hosting of the flight management control processors, the brains of the airplane, onto much more capable integrated processing units. This results in the laying-in of some new fiber optic cable as opposed to the mix bus cable being used right now – because the B-2’s computers from the 80s are getting maxed out and overloaded with data, Air Force officials told Scout Warrior.

The new processor increases the performance of the avionics and on-board computer systems by about 1,000-times, he added. The overall flight management control processor effort, slated to field by 2015 and 2016, is expected to cost $542 million.

B-2 Weapons Upgrades

The comprehensive B-2 upgrades also include efforts to outfit the attack aircraft with next generation digital nuclear weapons such as the B-61 Mod 12 with a tail kit and Long Range Stand-Off weapon or, LRSO, an air-launched, guided nuclear cruise missile, service officials said.

The B-61 Mod 12 is an ongoing modernization program which seeks to integrate the B-61 Mods 3, 4, 7 and 10 into a single variant with a guided tail kit. The B-61 Mod 12 is being engineered to rely on an inertial measurement unit for navigation.

In addition to the LRSO, B83 and B-61 Mod 12, the B-2 will also carry the B-61 Mod 11, a nuclear weapon designed with penetration capabilities, Air Force officials said.

The LRSO will replace the Air Launched Cruise Missile, or ALCM, which right now is only carried by the B-52 bomber, officials said.

Alongside its nuclear arsenal, the B-2 will carry a wide range of conventional weapons to include precision-guided 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMs, 5,000-pound JDAMs, Joint Standoff Weapons, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles and GBU 28 5,000-pound bunker buster weapons, among others.

The platform is also preparing to integrate a long-range conventional air-to-ground standoff weapon called the JASSM-ER, for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Extended Range.

The B-2 can also carry a 30,000-pound conventional bomb known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, Mickelson added.

“This is a GBU-28 (bunker-buster weapon) on steroids. It will go in and take out deeply buried targets,” he said.

DAYTON, Ohio -- Northrop B-2 Spirit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

B-2A Spirit Specifications:

Crew: 2
Length: 69 ft (21.0 m)
Wingspan: 172 ft (52.4 m)
Height: 17 ft (5.18 m)
Wing area: 5,140 ft² (478 m²)
Empty weight: 158,000 lb (71,700 kg)
Loaded weight: 336,500 lb (152,200 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 376,000 lb (170,600 kg)
Engines: Four 17,300 lbf (77 kN) General Electric F118-GE-100 non-afterburning turbofans
Maximum speed: Mach 0.95 (525 knots, 604 mph, 972 km/h)
Cruise speed: Mach 0.85[31] (470 knots, 541 mph, 870 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,100 km, 6,900 mi)
Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,200 m)

 

BlackBird SR-71

29 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOWABOUT THE SR-71 BLACKBIRD

SR-71 Blackbird

Quantifying the exact level of badass-ness the SR-71 Blackbird achieved during its active career from the 1960s to the 1990s is impossible — partly because, as a spy plane, much of its anecdotal history remains behind a veil of security. From its very first test flight, three days before Christmas in 1964, it straddled the boundaries between physics-bending speed and safety, top secret missions and public rockstar status, and even between Earth and space.

Now basking in its second decade of retirement, Blackbird stands as a towering figure in the history of aviation, one which still holds more than its share of records. These are 29 things you you (probably) didn’t know about the SR-71.

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1. The SR-71’s official speed record — 2,193.13 mph — has stood for nearly 40 years

In July of 1976, the Blackbird celebrated the United States’ centennial by setting an outright speed record for a manned jet. This is that very plane landing after that record-setting run, and while a few pilots took their Blackbirds faster, they weren’t on an official two-way record run.

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2. … and that record was set with a broken jet

The plane flew through the first of its two passes at a much, much higher speed than what was required to set the record. Just before start of the second pass, one of the engines shut down. Before the engine could be restarted, the plane was well beyond the start line. Capt. Al Joersz, the record-setting pilot, said, “By the time we’d gone through the checklist, we’d already passed the second gate [thus officially starting the run]. Still, we exited the gate at Mach 3.2.”

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3. The very first Blackbird was built using Soviet titanium that the CIA smuggled into the US

Let that one sink in for a second. As it turns out, the USSR produced the finest titanium in the world, and since the landing gear and most of the plane’s skin is titanium, Uncle Sam had a national security-level need for Soviet titanium. Life’s funny like that sometimes.

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4. The engines are roughly as powerful as an ocean liner

Each of the Pratt & Whitney J58 jets produces 34,000 pounds of thrust.

SR-71 Blackbird

5. It’s longer than an NFL extra point

No, not the old ones; the new 33 yard ones that the Patriots don’t like too much. The Blackbird is 105 feet long, which is absolutely huge for a two seat aircraft.

6. The jets need roughly 680 hp to get started

There were a few ways to start the J58, but one of them was hooking up a pair of Buick Wildcat V8s together and spinning the engine until it fires up. Each of those engines was good for 340 hp.

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7. BF Goodrich had to develop special tires because it’s so heavy

It’s so damn heavy — 170,000 pounds — that BF Goodrich had no choice but to develop special aluminum-reinforced tires that could take the abuse, and even then, the life span was about 20 landings. Slowing that much mass down safely isn’t easy, so a parachute during landing helped scrub off speed so it wouldn’t shoot past the end of the runway.

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8. The founder of Polaroid was in charge of the team that evaluated the Blackbird’s design

If you think about it, it makes sense: the SR-71 was a spy plane, and Dr. Edwin Land knew a ton about photography.

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9. Those cones in front of the jets are both incredibly complex and vitally important

They’re really part of the throttle control system, moving around to ensure the rate of airflow into the engine remains constant. Without them, too much or too little air rushing into the intake (airflow properties change at hypersonic speeds) can cause a near instantaneous and absolutely catastrophic loss of control.

SR-71 Blackbird en route to Area 51

10. The first testing location? Area 51.

Lockheed built the planes in Burbank, then loaded them onto trucks headed to everyone’s favorite conspiracy theory location.

11. To fly or even work on the plane, everybody was required to be married

You not only had to be between 25 and 40 years old and something called “emotionally stable,” you had to be married to even be eligible for consideration to work on the plane, let alone fly the damn thing. Testing in the desert north of all those Las Vegas wedding chapels makes a lot of sense now, huh?

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12. The SR-71 is actually the third Blackbird

The A-12 (shown) is its extremely similar predecessor that also flew more than three times the speed of sound. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was operated by the CIA.

SR-71 Blackbird Predecessor, the YF-12
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13. This was the Blackbird’s interceptor variant

It never reached full-on production, but the YF-12 evolved from the A-12 and ultimately led to the SR-71. After setting several speed records, the prototypes saw fruitful careers helping NASA with research.

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14. For all its advanced tech, the Blackbird’s true worth was as a propaganda tool

LBJ made a public announcement that a 2,000 mph plane was in the works in February of 1964 — fully 10 months before even the first test flight. Why go public with an untested, top secret spy plane? Presidential election rival Barry Goldwater had claimed the Soviets were getting a technological lead.

SR-71 Blackbird Prototype

15. When LBJ announced the plane to the public, he changed the name — maybe by mistake

He controversially called it the SR-71, which obviously stuck, instead of the RS-71. Some say that mistake was intentional, reflecting a shift from Reconnaissance/Strike to Strategic Reconnaissance, while others contend it was purely a mistake. Regardless, it forced designers to change the name on 33,000 different drawings…by hand.

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16. On December 22nd, 1964, the SR-71 took off for the first time

This is that plane, on that day, taking off on that flight. Stop for a moment and think about the significance of this photograph.

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17. The Blackbird’s missile avoidance technique was a middle finger to would-be attackers

During it’s decades of service, enemies with itchy trigger fingers fired in excess of 1,000 missiles in the hope of taking down the high flyer. The evasive maneuver used by most pilots? Hit the throttle and laugh, since missiles couldn’t go as fast. Not a single one was ever shot down.

18. It could photograph an entire swath of North Korea in seven minutes

Quite literally, you could start listening to Stairway to Heaven while an SR-71 pilot was 80,000 feet over China, and by the time you were onto the next song, he’d already be over the Sea of Japan.

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19. At Mach 3, some parts of the plane could reach 1,000 degrees (F)

Once an object in the atmosphere approaches Ludicrous Speed, friction from the flow of air causes a lot of heat buildup. As it happens, black paint helps dissipate that heat better than other colors — 86 degrees better on the Blackbird — so over 60 pounds of paint were applied to keep those temperatures from causing catastrophic failures.

SR-71 Blackbird

20. The cockpit windows are two inches of quartz

Due to their location, they routinely hit 600 degrees (F), and regular glass would warp at those temperatures, thus distorting the pilots’ vision.

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21. The flight suit was essentially built for space

Engineers adapted it from the Gemini missions, and it would later be adapted further into the space suits you know today. It had its own oxygen pressurization to prevent suffocation, and because if the crew had to eject at 2,000 mph, 450 degree temperatures would quickly ensue, the cabin was air conditioned to just above freezing.

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22. The fuel tanks held fuel about as well as a colander holds water

Thanks to the supremely high operating temperatures, and due to the way materials expand with heat, the body panels were engineered to fit very loosely when cold. On the ground, they leaked so badly that crews would fill the plane immediately before takeoff, and while the plane warmed up, it had to meet with a refueling rig after only seven minutes in the air.

23. SR-71s spent a lot of time behind refueling planes

Those engines burned upwards of 44,000 pounds of fuel each hour, making refueling every 90 minutes a necessity. Making that number even more impressive is that, due to what’s known as the ramjet effect (air and fuel compressing at supersonic speeds), Blackbirds became more fuel efficient at speeds above Mach 2.0, and typically covered about 2,500 miles in that 90 minutes.

SR-71 Blackbird and the KC-135Q
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24. The Air Force ordered an entire fleet of refueling rigs just to support the SR-71s

As a special version of the Air Force’s standard tanker, the KC-135Q could only be used with the SR-71. All told, 56 Qs were made, or three for every two 32 SR-71s.

25. The fuel required is every bit as bonkers as the rest of the SR-71 story

Late in the 1950s, the CIA, the Air Force, and Shell collaborated on a fuel called JP7, which was structured specifically to work well at ultra high altitudes and at supersonic speeds. To this day, it’s still only used for the most advanced planes on Earth.

SR-71 Blackbird

26. JP7 production caused a nationwide shortage of bug spray. Really.

One of the ingredients in JP7 just so happened to be a crucial part of Flit mosquito repellant. Bearing in mind the huge amount of fuel we’re talking about here, Shell didn’t exactly have enough supply to meet the newly increased demand, so mosquitos everywhere caught a lucky break.

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27. Just for the hell of it, it set a new transcontinental speed record

On the SR-71’s first final flight (more on that in a second) in 1990, it flew from sea to shining sea in 67 minutes and 54 seconds, nearly halving the previous record. During a flight that embodies the very best of the “because fuck you, that’s why” mentality, it went from St. Louis to Cincinnati in eight minutes flat.

SR-71 Blackbird used by NASA
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28. Five years into retirement, it un-retired

In a move that presaged Brett Favre by more than a decade, the Blackbird came out of retirement for a series of NASA projects, retiring again, for good this time, by 1999.

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29. It was the ultimate alpha in a sky full of alphas

Watch this video for what is undoubtedly the single greatest 2,000 mph smack down story ever declassified. The super-super-short moral of the story: if you’re in a state-of-the-art fighter jet, bragging to anyone within radio range about how fast you’re going, you’d better make damn sure there’s not someone else cruising along at roughly triple your speed that can’t wait to shut you up.