The Moon May Not Be What We Think
By James Donahue
I recently got my hands on Ingo Swann’s startling little booklet Penetration,
a biographical documentation of personal experiments in psychic functioning and remote viewing for the U. S. military.
One part of the book includes some startling visions Swann had in 1975 of the Moon,
and some of his thoughts as to what he thought was happening during the height of the race by both the Russians and NASA to
explore and possibly colonize that orb.
After he had established himself with the government as a gifted psychic with the
ability to “see” things in his mind without actually going there, Swann was invited to go to a secret place where
he was given number coordinates to various places on the dark side of the Moon.
In his book Swann clearly describes the sensation of mentally leaving his body and
flying through space to the Moon, and then reporting in a tape recorder what he was observing as he circled to the side that
always faces away from Earth.
A few years ago, after the Apollo Moon missions ended, I wrote the following:
At least now we know that that globe that glows in the
night sky is not made of green cheese, and we think it may be impossible for a man to be living inside of it . . . but what
about aliens? Is it really a rock in space, or is it something more?
If anything, our missions to the Moon generated more
questions than answers. For example, nearly all of the moon rocks returned from those missions are found by analysis to be
much older than rocks found on Earth. The oldest rocks on Earth are 3.7 billion years old, while the moon rocks were calculated
from 4.3 to 5.3 billion years old. Thus the Moon appears to be much older than the Earth.
This little piece of information alone seems to knock
holes in the theories that the Moon was formed in a massive cloud of space dust at the same time of Earth, or that it was
formed from a large piece of Earth following a cataclysmic collision with another large and drifting planet. If either theory
were true, the rocks should test out to be about the same age.
Then there is what one writer called "The Idiot Theory,"
that the Earth's gravity captured the Moon as it was passing by and pulled it into orbit. Scientists have done computer testing
of this idea and found that rather than go into orbit, an object the size of the Moon would have crashed into the Earth if
it wasn't far enough away to just stay on its course and pass on by.
Thus, we really have no logical explanation of how the
Moon got there. All we know is that it exists, and that its presence as an orbiter of our planet acts like a stabilizer, making
it possible for life to exist on Earth.
In space, everything is weightless, but everything also
has mass. Large bodies of mass, like both the Earth and the Moon, create gravity. Since the Earth is larger than the Moon,
it is the dominant force, thus making the Moon its satellite. Yet the Moon's existence acts something like a gyroscope on
ships at sea, and aircraft in storms; it prevents the planet from wobbling too far off its course.
The Moon's gravitational pull causes ocean tides making
it possible for sea life to spawn in active, ever moving currents. It creates a natural life cycle for humans, bringing forth
seasons, putting a natural hormonal clock to work in women, and doing a lot of other mysterious stuff that seems to assist
us in our daily lives.
As one writer put it: "Earth life needs the Moon to
function, and likewise the Moon needs the Earth to orbit. Therefore, these two bodies are essentially in a symbiotic
state. To my mind, it's quite difficult to grasp the entire celestial engineering that was required for our solar system's
It would seem that if a creator was going to make a
perfect world on which to put mankind, it would have to have a Moon to make everything tick. Thus the Moon is there by perfect
design. Yet if our creator is the Mother Earth, and our progenitor is an alien visitor that picked this planet on which to
place his children, then how do we explain the Moon?
The Moon acts suspiciously like an artificial machine
rather than a natural body of space rock. It circles the Earth in a perfect circular orbit, always keeping one face turned
toward the Earth, something the planets and other moons around them rarely do. Only Lapetus, one of the moons circling Saturn,
shows similar characteristics.
Because it doesn't whirl, people of Earth never get
to see what has been traditionally called "The Dark Side of the Moon." The only pictures ever taken of the other side came
from the Apollo Space missions. And of course, conspiracy theories about "whats really there" have been around. People like
space writer and lecturer Richard Hoagland are suggesting that the astronauts found glass buildings and other interesting
structures on the back of the Moon, and our government is keeping it a secret.
There is a piece by writer Jim Ostrowski circling the
web suggesting strongly that the moon is an artificial ball that may even have a hollow core. He argues that the physics of
landing an unmanned space probe on any object in space involves a calculation of its gravitational pull, and that is calculated
based upon the size of the target. Early efforts by both the United States and Russia to land a probe on the Moon, however,
ended in failure. Ostrowski believes this may be because the calculations were off. If the Moon is hollow, instead of a solid
object, its gravitational pull would be dramatically altered
Ostrowski also points to the discovery of something
he calls "mascons," or Mass Concentrations of Gravity that are found in certain places within the lunar globe. He wrote that
the mascons were discovered by the Lunar Orbiter missions in the late 1960s.
"NASA reported that the gravitational pull caused by
these mascons was so pronounced that the spacecraft dipped slightly and accelerated when flitting by the circular lunar plains.
This showed that there must be some hidden structures of some kind of dense, heavy matter centered like a bulls eye under
the circular maria," Ostrowski said.
Yet another unnamed writer reported that the astronauts
found the surface of the Moon so hard, just under the loose dust layer, that they could not drill into it. "When the discarded
descent stages of the spacecrafts crashed on the Moon, NASA noted that the moon rang like a gone or bell for up to four hours
Then there was a book by George Leonard, published about
a year after Swann made his mental visit to the Moon, titled Somebody Else is On The Moon. Leonard uses photos by NASA and
other official documentation to suggest that there are structures, roads and cave entrances on the Moon that appear to have
been made by intelligent beings.
It is interesting at this point that Swann confirmed the implications made in Leonard’s
book. During his mental visit he made more than a few shocking discoveries that do not fit the images we have been given by
the astronauts who allegedly flew to the Moon and back, and the photographs they
For example Swann sensed that there was atmosphere on the Moon, and wind that blew
the light dust around to form dunes and other patterns. In another place he witnessed greenish lights glowing from the top
of tall thin poles. He saw buildings, towers, bridges and large machinery. There were wide tracks of some kind of wheeled
machinery that had been driven over the surface of the Moon. He said he found “long tube-like things,” obelisks
and straight line roads. And then he saw the humanoids.
Swann described the workers under the green light as naked men, working without the
protection of space suits or oxygen masks, busy at various tasks amid all of the odd things he observed in that place. There
was a fog rising up around them and Swann said he realized it was dust being created by the activity. Were these humans or
were they androids created to work on the Moon?
Swann carefully documents just how he was coaxed into making psychic observations
on the Moon, how he was sworn to secrecy about what he saw for at least 10 years, and how he questioned the reality of what
he was seeing.
He first concluded that he had the wrong coordinates and had somehow slipped back
to Earth. After testing this theory at least three or four times, and always returning to the same place under the odd green
lights, Swann began to think this was a secret Russian project. And finally, after being assured that both the United States
and Russia mysteriously abandoned their Moon colonization quests at about the same time in the early 1970s, he concluded that
he was seeing an extraterrestrial project.
Thus we are left with even more questions about the Moon than we had before the Apollo
missions and Swann’s psychic visits. Our only conclusion has to be that the Moon is not what we have always thought
it to be. That suggests that everything around us may be no more than an illusion created by our minds. What we think is reality
may be nothing more than an elaborate stage play that we have been acting out all along.