You know what I love about the ancient aliens crowd? I mean besides nothing? It’s how they can take one fact and extrapolate outward until they can find that wonderfully irrational response that ignores the initial fact. There’s a certain skill involved in being that delusional. I’ll give you an example. Most everyone knows what a pyramid is and the Ancient Alien crowd really seems enamored with them, so we’ll start there. Even the most ignorant among us have to agree that to build a pyramid requires very accurate cutting of the stones to put them in place. That is a fact. Now, from there the Ancient Alien crew deduces that they must have been cut with laser guided tools and so on. This, sadly, ignores the fact that the Egyptians had the tools at the time to do the work without alien intervention. Chisels, lots of labor and patience do the job just fine.
But but but …. what about the fact that the Mayans and the Aztecs had pyramids? What about it? A pyramid is one of the easiest designs to build other than a blocked square. And if you wanted to build something tall a pyramid was the way to go. After all, flying buttresses hadn’t been invented yet. And, just FYI, any civilization that could build crafts which could travel a few billion miles would have a more complex knowledge of architecture than stacking stones.
One would hope anyway.
I point out that medieval cathedrals were also built exclusively out of stone using much the same technology, just with more advanced knowledge and skills.
So, when faced with logic the Ancient Alien crowd turns their gaze at something man could not have made. The Martian moon known as Phobos.
For those who aren’t familiar with it, it was discovered, about 20 some years ago, that Phobos is hollow. Not completely, but it does have a massive canyon that extends for thousands of miles under the surface.
That is a fact.
Obviously, according to the yahoo brigade, that means that Phobos is actually an alien star ship.
I have been reading the papers of Richard C. Hoagland recently. He was a consultant to NASA, and during the Apollo missions to the moon, he was science adviser for Walter Cronkite and CBS News. And in addition to being a very qualified scientist with a very interesting background, for years he has led a team of scientists who are investigating his theory that Mars and the moon hold ancient alien artifacts.
Before you quit reading because this sounds crazy, consider that it has been recently found that Phobos, a 15-mile wide moon that orbits Mars, seems to be partially hollow. This is based on information supplied by the European Space Agency regarding it’s Martian Express orbiter. This has also been suggested by the Soviet Union as long ago as 1989 based on their Phobos II probe. For more information and details, I suggest Hoagland’s website at enterprisemission.com. Hoagland suggests that Phobos is an ancient alien space ship, and his theories have great appeal, as he presents compelling evidence.
Rockin ‘n Rollin with the Ancient Aliens
I have long thought that we are not looking in the most obvious place for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. It is all about the rocks. When we search for signs of E.T., we look for technological evidence. And that usually means looking for something metallic, or a signal in the radio waves of space. But we ignore something that stares us in the face, world wide. Monolithic monuments and structures.
The Ancient Alien Theory is being blasted at us from all sides, that is if you watch television or read periodicals. “Ancient Aliens” is one of the most successful shows on the History Channel. Other cable channels have their own alien programs including even the National Geographic Channel. Almost any night of the week one can find an E.T. program to watch. And if not, there are the huge number of magazines or internet sites. In some recent polling, over half of Americans believe in the existence of UFOs and aliens. It is a very popular subject these days, and for good reason. Occam’s razor might even suggest that it is the most reasonable explanation as to how these megalithic monuments are found throughout the world, and how they might have been constructed considering our inability to reproduce these structures with today’s technology. Are we to believe that archeological sites such as Golbeki Tepe in Turkey were constructed by the humans of 12,000 years ago? Or the pyramids by the Egyptians of 4,000 years ago?
Just Suppose This Theory Is True
I am not writing to debate the reality of Ancient Alien Theory. But for the sake of my own theory, let us stipulate that Ancient Aliens indeed visited Earth and built these monuments. The technology exhibited is astounding when it comes to working stone. These monoliths range from a few tons, like the blocks in the pyramids, to the largest known at over one thousand tons. And that block in the Middle East was placed on small leveling stones. So a block weighing over one thousand tons was lifted and leveled. Just incredible. And in South America, some ancient sites are constructed from monolithic stones that are carved to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. There are huge structures that are put together with no mortar and you cannot slip a razor blade between them. Some stones were carved from a cliff, transported down the mountain, over a river, and back up the opposite mountain and used there in a construction. And the mountain they were carved from displays a surface that is like polished marble and shows signs of vitrification or extreme heat. Some of today’s best engineers cannot explain these things, much less replicate them. So this ability to work with stone is far advanced from today’s. This was indeed a fantastic ability to mold the hardest stones known to man.
So if we accept E.T.’s ability to do such marvelous things with stone, why would their space ships not utilize this abundant material that is easily obtained throughout the universe? And what better way to cruise space undetected, than in a vehicle that looks like an asteroid? So by looking for only metallic or other obviously manufactured materials, we may be missing very important evidence that is right under our noses. That innocent looking asteroid passing by could house civilized pilots. If we stipulate that aliens visited Earth in the past, and therefore possessed interstellar flight capability, then it is not a stretch to assume they might employ the most abundant material in the universe.
And Richard C. Hoagland has built a very convincing case that we have found a space ship made from an asteroid. And I find that not hard at all to believe. In fact, even if this theory is proven untrue, I think that it is inevitable that we will find E.T. evidence sometime in our future. And it just might be found inside a rock.
However, there is still the fact that Phobos has a big hollow spot. And it’s been hit by a lot of asteroids. And that it is not geologically active so it’s crust could be fragile.
I think you see where I’m going with this but I’ll explain it for the Ancient Alien idiots mouthing their way through the big words. Phobos got hit by an asteroid and it left a hole.
A very big hole, to be sure, but still a hole.
Then part of it, when the debris settled, covered the opening.
I’m sorry if common sense is boring, but it is what it is.
However, just for the sake of argument, since there are human scientists who have postulated that building a ship out of an asteroid is a good idea, let’s take a look at Phobos.
If it is an alien ship, it’s orbiting the wrong planet. Even a few million years ago it was clear that life was developing here not there. Why park a ship over a dead planet? I could go on but the people at Bad Astronomy cover the rest well enough that I encourage you to head over there when you have the time.
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