Monday, September 27, 2010

Graymalkin goes to the dark side of the Moon

"There really is no dark side of the Moon.  As a matter of fact, it's all dark."
--Pink Floyd

I received this email last week from Graymalkin, dealing with aliens on our moon:

"I was having a hard time sleeping last night and my mind wandered or wondered that the moon is always facing the earth.  Now I know it is supposed to be (or suposebly) because of the moon being ‘lopsided’ and over a million years blah blah blah, but seriously if you let yourself think about it, it starts to be a great way to setup a base that a population will never see.  It just creeped me out a bit and I googled it this morning and thought I would ask you to weigh in on this subject sometime…  it would be a great place to launch your triangular shaped transport drones from!"
Graymalkin is not alone in asking this question.  In his book The Alien Agenda, conspiracy researcher Jim Marrs states his case that the Moon is actually an enormous spacecraft orbiting the Earth, something that's a cross between Star Wars' Death Star and Star Trek's Deep Space 9.  He asserts that the Moon is older than the Earth, hollow, and composed of a lot of metals.  Guess that makes it an artificial satellite.  
Much to Marrs' chagrin I'm sure, astronomical data bears out that the Moon is roughly the same age as the Earth.  It only looks decrepit since it has no atmosphere or plate tectonics.  Therefore, it's surface has no means of renewal.  Also, the Moon is not hollow as many have suspected.  In fact, it is the second densest moon in the Solar System next to Jupiter's Io.
That does not, however, discount the scenario of alien bases on the Moon.  It's something that I haven't really thought about until now, but it would have its advantages.  Our civilization could be watched and monitored from a distance and UFOs could be easily dispatched to the surface to deal with any matter that required a hands-on approach.  There seems to be no shortage of web sites that argue this issue, including the direct concept, Aliens on the Moon.  Additionally, there are YouTube videos like this one that play games of "what can you see?" in the craters of the Moon, comparing them to archeological ruins on Earth.  There are also scores of books and web sites that perpetuate the complete fallacy that Neil Armstrong once claimed to have seen alien bases on the Moon during the first Apollo landing.  While there certainly are NASA astronauts who have gone on record claiming to have seen UFOs while in spaceflight, there is no evidence that Armstrong ever said anything about alien bases. 
So then it seems we must lump the "aliens on the Moon" concept in with so many others in the realm of Ufology.  They're interesting, fun to think about, even make a little bit of sense.  But without hard data, it's only speculation.  
Still, I see no reason why we would not one day encounter alien artifacts on bodies in our Solar System other than our own Earth. 

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