Odyssey and the Martian Trojan
By Goro Adachi
September 17, 2002
'H-Bomb' or Misfire?
On September 5, Richard C.
Hoagland of the Enterprise Mission - author of The Monuments of Mars
- disclosed what he had described as an 'H-bomb' that would
finally settle the Cydonia controversy. The existence of artificial
structures on Mars, Hoagland had predicted, was to be no longer mere
speculation, but an undeniable fact. After a number of frustrating
delays, he finally posted his analysis of the Cydonia IR (infrared) images from the Odyssey
spacecraft (released by NASA on July 24/25) on his website,
then went on the Art Bell radio show to announce his discovery to the world
Was Hoagland's assessment correct?
Was his new discovery an 'H-bomb' that would open the floodgate at last?
The current answer is: 'err.. maybe...'
[First image shows the processed
IR image of Cydonia; second image compares the 'blockies' in the image
to aerial view of cities on Earth. Both images are from The Enterprise
Yes, the carefully processed
images Hoagland provided are quite striking and do strongly suggest
that there are artificial structures, or a 'city, at Cydonia. But the problem is that there are
a lot of uncertainties attached to the Cydonia IR photograph obtained by
the Enterprise Mission. Namely, the image was not exactly the one
officially released on NASA's website, but one mysteriously obtained by Hoagland's associate
through the guidance of someone who would turn out to be a member of the
NASA Odyssey team. This one contained more visual data
than the official picture, and the striking 'underground' features were discernable only in the "real" image
provided by the insider. The obvious question is: Is the
"real" picture really real? How can we be sure that it hasn't
been doctored? Hoagland and his associates have provided a number
reasons why theirs is likely the real image, but we have not yet seen any
positive proof to settle this issue one way or another.
Perhaps due to this murkiness
surrounding the origin of the image, the mainstream media chose to
completely ignore the news for the most part (no surprise there), except
for MSNBC which published a brief and almost reasonable story
on this matter. It is interesting to note that the MarsNews.com website,
which is a pretty 'straight' site dedicated to all things Mars, came out
strongly in support of Hoagland's stance. Perhaps the tide is slowly
turning at this time, and maybe when the more complete paper
on the new findings is published, the projected 'explosion' will really
Or maybe the 'H-bomb' will
unexpectedly explode in Hoagland's face.
Behind the Scenes
Almost more intriguing than the
data itself is the twisted drama unfolding behind the scenes. In
Hoagland suggests that the new Cydonia image leaked to him is likely
part of a carefully coordinated operation designed to either help or
discredit him. This may sound unrealistic to some, but the more you try to get a clearer picture of the situation,
the more conspiratorial it actually gets. If anything, it's at least
very entertaining to just follow this drama - it's like watching a good 'X-Files' episode.
For me, it was the 'inside' communications made public by 'spacecatfish',
one of the frequent posters in the Enterprise website's conference room,
that turned my amusement into fascination. I learned that 'spacecatfish' was
initially only trying to get the original THEMIS IR
image obtained by the Enterprise Mission team (which turned out to be a
surprisingly difficult task). But for no clear reason, 'spacecatfish'
was soon sucked into the apparent 'operation'. He was contacted and given some enigmatic information
by some mysterious figures online, and before long he was to be in close
contact with the Enterprise team, exchanging information and
speculations. Not knowing who's telling the truth and who's out to
decieve, 'spacecatfish' eventually got fed up and decided to put all the
information he had on the internet. This he did - despite protest from
Hoagland - on/around Sept. 14 as he told 'his story' on a web
page he created for this purpose.
This disclosure of the private
communications certainly intrigued me, as unfiltered information like
this could easily shed some helpful light on the hopelessly confusing situation
surrounding the "real" THEMIS IR image. As I began
to closely examine the information, I found myself becoming increasingly
captivated by the irresistibly mysterious open-ended story. In some way, the tale was similar to the grand
Rennes-le-Chateau mystery popularized by the bestselling book Holy
Blood, Holy Grail. In both, there is a shadowy group leaking
puzzling but valuable information as if to gently lead investigators to
some revelation by setting up a 'game'. And there are esoteric aspects
to the activities. For the Cydonia saga, I began to sense the familiar
esoteric aura when 'spacecatfish' revealed the following sequence of
First, he had a strange encounter
with a guy in an online chat room (presumably at the Enterprise Mission
[18:53] <Jerry> that's you?
[18:53] <catfish> yep
<Jerry> did u see who deep space is?
[18:54] <catfish> no,
not yet. do you know who it is?
[18:54] <Jerry> someone must have got fed up with
[18:55] <Jerry> and put his piccy up on the bbs
[18:55] <Jerry> better be quick...
[18:55] <Jerry> "an
[18:57] <catfish> i think that post looks like a joke, kbs was
trying to be funny i think
[18:58] <Jerry> oh, if that's what u think..
<Jerry> "plausible deniability"
[18:59] <Jerry> you
should know after the IR fiasco...
[18:59] <catfish> can
i ask who i am speaking too?
[18:59] <Jerry> well,must be goin'... it's been nice
[19:00] <Jerry> jerry
[19:00] <catfish> do
you post in the forum at all?
[19:00] <Jerry> maybe,i'm a bit like MR, always
stoned.. so i forget
[19:01] <catfish> what name do you post
Session Close: Sat Sep 07 19:47:51 2002
"Deep Space" mentioned
in the conversation is a nickname given to Hoagland's now famous 'insider source'
(i.e. his "deep throat"). In any case, 'spacecatfish' then
tells us on his web page:
"Jerry" left before I could get
any answers, so I decided to PM a KBS from the thread I just had read. I
asked two questions, who was that in the picture in the thread, and who are
The answer he got was: "Do you think Hoagland knows
all the rules but doesn't play the game? Do not reply, this account
is now abandoned." And attached to the message was also a strange
Obviously, the image has
practically nothing to do with Cydonia, at least on the surface. But I
was - almost subconsciously - struck by the almost religious overtones
of the depicted scene (the figures could be interpreted as two priests
and a pope). This was when I began to suspect the potential involvement
of some esoteric intelligence in this, which in turn would have meant
that there might be a larger context and a larger game being set up.
Just a wild speculation, but it was enough for me to start scanning all
the information for more clues.
'Spacecatfish' then writes:
The next thing I did was make a cryptic post in the same thread, and
I received a chat log that someone was told to send me.
The chat log, though
confusing, is quite intriguing:
[11:08] Session Ident: Sceptor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
[11:09] <Sceptor> Not him
<Sceptor> Replacement again
<Sceptor> Relay final message?
<Sceptor> DS has been outted
[11:10] <Os> By KBS
on the boards?
[11:10] <Sceptor> Tell them they can thank Bara for
[11:10] <Sceptor> The guy should not answer "yes" when he means to
[11:10] <Sceptor> Pass that message on..
[11:10] <Os> To
[11:10] <Sceptor> Yes
<Os> Is that what Cat was on about earlier?
What he did he say?
[11:11] <Os> Just asked if anyone knew
[11:11] <Os> I asked if it had to do with that post
where he put a pic and said he was DS and Cat wouldn't say more right
[11:12] <Os> Said he might if he finds out more.
[11:12] <Os> I would
hardly imagine anyone would believe that post.
That's the whole point.. only the insiders get it
[11:13] <Os> You're
surely not saying that CAT is an insider?
Relay message to spacecatfish?
[11:13] <Os> Sure
No.. he was tipped off
[11:13] <Os> By one of us?
[11:14] <Sceptor> We
tipped him off
[11:14] <Os> Oh. Okay.
[11:14] <Os> So why
not tip me off?
[11:14] <Sceptor> Because he has no idea what's been going on the
last few days
[11:15] <Os> Okay. But the contact with me here Tachyon seemed
surprised that I didn't know who 'WE' are. He said Hoagland would
[11:15] <Os> But I asked Robin, and she said they didn't
[11:15] <Os> So can you tell me? If it isn't any big
[11:15] <Sceptor> Message to sc: do NOT relay last information to
[11:15] <Os> That all? Will he understand?
Last info was for HIM only
[11:15] <Os> Right.
[11:15] <Os> He will ask me where I got it from
Also, tell him subject referred to (person) is NOT IN PHYSICAL
[11:16] <Os> Okay. What do I say when he asks me where I got the
[11:16] <Sceptor> The "event" has already occurred
[11:16] <Os> And he
[11:17] <Sceptor> Finally, tell him NOT to relay this information
to the subject, he is not intelligent enough to comprehend it and will most
[11:17] <Os> Okay I will do. Are you not going to answer any of my
[11:17] <Sceptor> Which question first?
<Os> I think most importantly how do I answer Cat's obvious queries to
<Sceptor> You don't.. that's all he needs to know
[11:19] <Sceptor> But
email him NOW... imperative!
[11:19] <Os> Like who told me this? How did I hear
about it? Who am I? and what do I know? Etc.
[11:19] <Sceptor> He won't ask... trust me, he'll know what you're
[11:19] <Os> I don't have an email address for him. I was going to
DCC it when he comes back
[11:19] <Os> Do you have one?
[11:20] <Sceptor> Please do it now
[11:20] <Os> Okay.
Thanks I'll do it right away. I just need to edit out the relevant bits of your
[11:20] <Os> Is that it?
Yes.. make send the full info
[11:21] <Sceptor> Yes.. but send the full
[11:21] <Os> You mean everything you have said to tell him. But not
this whole chat?
[11:22] <Sceptor> Just send the log
[11:22] <Sceptor> Thankyou OS, again.
[11:22] <Os> Okay.
Thanks to you.
[11:22] <Os> Lol
[11:22] * Os chuckles
Session Close: Sun Sep 08
All that can be inferred from this
is that some people are playing some kind of game - though how serious
its purpose is remains unclear.
Connecting the Dots
In my article, The
Message of Cycle 23 (May 24, '02), my 8-month long investigation
into the symbolic nature of '9-11' culminated in a time-code that could
be used to project some key future events. In particular, the pattern analysis
suggested that the 'window' for the next big event was December 2002.
And my interpretation was that the projected event would involve the exit of a
major leader, such as Pope John Paul II, US President, etc. Curiously, I
was recently informed that Richard Hoagland might potentially be aware
of the December window as well. This was at least what his 'speech
What the hell is a 'speech
reversal'? As some of you probably know, there
is a fascinating phenomenon discovered by David John Oates called 'reverse
speech', a phenomenon that is claimed to reveal hidden thoughts of
the speaker. Basically, if you record someone's speech and then play it
backwards, there would be some discernable words and sentences
that actually relate nicely to what is said in the forward speech. For
example, Oates has shown that Neil Armstrong's famous words uttered on
the Moon, "That's one small step for man" would say "Man
will space walk" in reverse. It seems to be one of the many subtle
ways the unconscious mind can transmit information, and having an
extensive experience with 'remote viewing' (another psi phenomenon) and
knowing its reality, I personally don't have any problem with the
mysterious phenomenon. (Of course, like remote viewing, reverse speech
seems to be only good enough to establish its existence; or in other
words, these psi phenomena are not yet very useful on a practical level
because of their imprecise and interpretive nature.)
In any case, Oates
was asked to do RS analysis
of Hoagland's recent appearance on the Art Bell show (Aug. 29, '02) and
as he did this he found one particular reversal on Hoagland that said "December warning."
What was his unconscious trying to communicate there? Of course, I found
it most interesting because of its apparent correspondence with my own pattern analysis
of world events (i.e. the December window). Indeed, the issue of
Cydonia/Mars was actually a major component of the pattern I had found.
My casual interest was turned into
intense curiosity when I realized that there is another reference to
December... in the earlier quasi-religious picture sent to 'spacecatfish'!
Take a look at it again. Just under the word "Deloscollasvios," we find the word "Villcanota"
(the animal in the picture is supposedly being sacrificed to the 'spirit
of Villcanota'), and according one website,
this word denotes "House of the Sun of the December solstice":
The pilgrimage of other
Tarpuntay priests took the same whole month to reach another temple of
the Sun, in the same direction from Cuzco as Huanacauri but far
outside the valley. The place was called Villcanota "House
of (= where ) the Sun (had been born) of the (= during a) December
So, not only 'December', "Villcanota"
is also inseparable from the Sun - just as my decoding of the event
pattern which led me to the window of December '02 was very heavily
associated with the Sun (see the Cycle 23 article).
This was not the end of strange
'coincidences'. A poster in the Enterprise Mission forum soon (almost too quickly...) claimed
that he had found a website
that had this same image. It turned out to be a site dedicated to llamas
(supposedly the animal depicted in the picture). So far, so good - no
'conspiracy' here. But, of course, the coincidences just wouldn't stop. It
was subsequently found that the same website also had
a manipulated (and humorous) 'face on Mars' image...
Now, this was weird. What do
llamas have to do with Cydonia??? I was moved to email the owner of the
site and ask about the image. I got the following reply:
"It is there just for fun,
hopefully to get a smile out of people. There are a whole set of
"strange" llama sightings linked from that page. A lot of
our pages are serious with information on llamas but that series of
pages is strictly for entertainment."
Okay... sounds almost plausible
enough. And yet, in the larger context of the THEMIS IR image saga, the
coincidence still seems just too meaningful to simply ignore.
Signs of Deception
One of the biggest movies of the
summer of 2002 was Signs which deals with the mysterious crop
circle phenomenon. In real life, appearing almost concurrently with the
film was a remarkable crop "circle" in Hampshire, England
depicting a cartoonish alien holding up a disk.
The disk formation was quickly
(almost too quickly) found to be a cipher and a specialist's swift decoding
yielded the following message:
Beware the bearers of FALSE
gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES. Much PAIN but still time. EELRIJUE.
There is GOOD out there. We OPpose DECEPTION. Conduit CLOSING (BELL
It is quite apparent that the crop
message is from a terrestrial source, not from some gray aliens from far, far
away. But this does not mean the message itself is not valuable.
Actually, considering the great amount of trouble, planning, and
ingenuity that must have been gone into making the formation, it seems more natural
to infer that the message is important in some way.
Indeed, that the crop formation is
saying something meaningful to us is already apparent from the fact
that it came into existence on/around August 14, which is exactly one year after
another very similar formation appeared at Chilbolton Radio Observatory
just few miles away (see picture below).
© Steve Alexander
These crop glyphs got a lot of
people's attention - even Richard Hoagland discussed
it extensively - as it seemed to have been stylized to be a 'response'
interstellar SETI radio message transmitted in 1974 from the
Arecibo radio telescope to a potential
extraterrestrial civilization out there.
The original Arecibo message had a
pictorial section where Earth was pointed out as the home planet of the
race that sent out the signal; but on the crop glyph, which was nearly
identical to the original message, not just Earth but Mars (and
apparently the theoretical 'exploded
planets' between Mars and Jupiter, Planet K/V) was also marked - as if
to say that mankind is actually an 'interplanetary' race that has a close
connection to the Red Planet (and the 'exploded planets' which are now
the asteroid belt). Hoagland wrote:
alternative interpretation is that this line represents this
solar system with additional, now missing members … including an
unknown fourth and fifth planet, the latter orbiting
where the current asteroid belt resides. As noted earlier, the timing
of this glyph is startling – and highly "suspicious."
In our recently published "Tides"
paper, the original fourth and fifth planets have been destroyed.
This destruction then releases Mars (a satellite of one of these
former worlds) to become a new “fourth planet” on its own.
identical scenario eerily seems to be depicted in the Chilbolton
glyph. Why? And … why NOW?
In such a horrific scenario, these catastrophic events might have
triggered a desperate attempt to survive by sending refugees to Earth
(the only inhabitable planet remaining in the solar system). So,
is the glyph trying to tell us that an effort was made to implant the
dying populations genetic code in terrestrial life forms here on
Earth – thus accounting for the inference of "genetic
engineering" higher in the glyph … ultimately resulting in ourselves?
It has also been pointed out that
the suggested Martian link is seemingly reinforced by the accompanying 'face' glyph
which is quite evocative of the 'face on Mars'.
This apparent Cydonia connection
then seems to shed some light on the meaning of the 2002 'ET' crop
Beware the bearers of FALSE
gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES. Much PAIN but still time. EELRIJUE.
There is GOOD out there. We OPpose DECEPTION. Conduit CLOSING (BELL
"False gifts" and
"deception"... Could this warning possibly be related to the
recently released IR image of Cydonia taken by the Odyssey probe
orbiting Mars? Was Hoagland given a 'false gift' from a NASA insider for
the purpose of 'deception'? The very strange circumstances surrounding
the acquisition of the "real" IR image by the
Enterprise Mission certainly makes this a plausible enough scenario.
What makes this interpretation
more intriguing is the following. In the 2002 crop formation, the coded
information was found on the depicted circular disk held by a 'gray
alien'. Why use a disk? Why not continue the format of the 2001 crop
glyphs - i.e. in the form of ETs responding to our SETI message? Well, I
believe the format is continuing. This time, the "ETs"
are supposed to be responding to the SETI message sent onboard the Voyager
spacecraft 25 years ago (1977). The twin Voyager probes are now
the farthest manmade object from Earth and carrying a message to ETs on
disk (see picture). So, the alien
depicted in the 2002 crop formation is holding up this Voyager
disk and in effect saying: "Okay, got it. Now, here is my message to
Now, like the Arecibo signal, behind the Voyager disk
project was Carlo Sagan (whose novel became the movie Contact). Originally, however, it was Pioneer 10 launched in 1972
that carried the first SETI message
to potential ETs out there. Sagan was involved here as well, but the real
this grand idea was none other than Richard Hoagland (who took
the proposal to Sagan).
The relevance of the
Cydonia IR picture to this supposed crop-circle "SETI"
communication has been further suggested by another strange message from
'KBS', the person who sent 'spacecatfish' the enigmatic 'llama &
priests' picture. On Aug. 27, in the
Enterprise Mission forum, 'KBS' posted a hyperlink to a page showing the 2002/'disk'
crop formation. The hypertext itself read:
The post was then followed by a
comment from "Dr. Peter Martin":
I was fascinated by your link title however:
As it is obviously a code of some sort and as I have considerable
experience with such things in addition to my interest with the crop
circle phenomena here in the UK, I thought that I'd attempt to
decipher it. Eventually I figured out how it was composed and have
decoded it to read:
HaPPy AnNiVerSaRy, HoAglAnd
This was achieved by grouping 3 digits at a time working left to right
and interpreting them as the octal representation of an ASCII
character code. [...]
Hoagland"? Whatever that really means, the 'insider' poster (?) 'KBS'
seemed to subtly suggest that there indeed was some kind of link between
the crop messages and Hoagland's work. Therefore there is now more
reason to suspect that the 'false gifts'/'broken promises'/'deception'
mentioned in the coded crop message had some relevance to the THEMIS IR
picture, the 'gift' from the Odyssey spacecraft, that Hoagland
revealed to the public on September 5. Now, remarkably, September 5 was
exactly the 25th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1,
onboard which was the disk bearing a message to ETs (which in turn was
"answered" by the 2002 crop message)! So it is as if 'KBS', or
whoever was working behind/through him, had the foreknowledge of the
timing of Hoagland's revelation. What does that mean? I'm not sure. But
the plot is thickening for sure... There seems to be some mysterious
force at work in all this.
To greatly reduce the possibility
of all this being a series of mere coincidences, we have the following.
First, it has pointed
out that a curious crop inscription that appeared in England back in
August 1991 seems to correlate nicely with the 2002 crop message.
© 1996 by Michael Hesemann
In August 1991 in the Milk Hill
field near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England, an inscription was placed
in the wheat field which British author John Michell reported about in
The Cereologist No. 9, Page 3, Summer 1993, based on two years
of work by a committee of nine people, including a cryptoanalyst. The
only solution that could be found were two ancient Latin words, Oppono
Astos. One translation is, "I oppose acts of craft and
The message, "I oppose
acts of craft and cunning," is certainly reminiscent of "Beware the bearers of
false gifts & their broken promises... We oppose deception."
But the additional information that follows the above commentary has more
The Latin description of what the Greeks did with the
Trojan Horse used the word astos to describe the gift of the
Trojan Horse which was used to get an attacking army into the city of
So, it is implied here that the
"false gift" and "deception" mentioned in the 2002
message relate to the famous mythological tale of the Trojan Horse. It
is interesting to note that there were dire warnings given to the
Trojans about the gift from the Greeks, just as the crop messages now
seem to be warning us about some coming event. And from what we have
seen so far, the current 'warning' appears to concern the issue of the
Cydonia image from the Odyssey spacecraft.
And here is the punch
line. The great deception of the Trojan Horse that led to the fall of
Troy and the end of the great war, it is written, was orchestrated by a
figure named Odysseus whose stories are told in Homer's great
epic - often called 'the greatest tale of all time' - titled The Odyssey,
i.e. the very name of the spacecraft giving us the IR images of the Red
It has become quite clear, then,
that we are somehow being warned about the "gifts" from the Odyssey
spacecraft/team - i.e. the IR images - and that we are facing some kind
of 'endgame' at the beginning of the new millennium.
Many questions still remain, but
at least we're beginning to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Hopefully, there is
"still time"... perhaps until December, as in Hoagland's