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Travel to Mars on the Cheap

According to recent news, any space flight to Mars will leave the astronauts in a state of dementia. This is likely to be the consequence of long exposure to interstellar radiation. Does that mean Mars travel is out? Maybe so. But maybe there is another way to get there. Maybe we can do it without leaving the comforts of Earth.



Farsight Institute


Mars—what is really out there? What, if anything, has gone on out there in eons past?  For years, Atlantis Rising has sold and/or reviewed books and DVDs featuring this enigmatic planet. Here are a few examples.

In the bestselling DVD, Life on Mars, Dr. Tom Van Flanders, former Chief Astronomer for the United States Naval Observatory, presented photos taken by the Mars Global Surveyor which showed, apparently, structures—monuments, T-shaped craters, gigantic glass-tube systems, ancient forest remains, etc.—that he said were stunning proof that Mars once was inhabited by an intelligent civilization. Meanwhile, investigators, exploring the ancient and mysterious stone and cliff monuments of Peru, have come up with amazing evidence for an ancient, advanced culture from the stars.

In February of this year, Adventures Unlimited Press published Death on Mars by the eminent rocket scientist John E. Brandenburg, Ph.D., presenting strong evidence for a dead civilization on Mars. Brandenburg’s work was featured in the AR #107 cover story “Ancient Nukes on Mars.” The amazing story, he believes, is told by a wide range of Mars data: Mars was once Earth-like in climate, with an ocean and rivers, and for a long period became home to both plant and animal life, including a humanoid civilization. Then, a massive thermonuclear explosion ravaged the Martian civilization, destroying the biosphere, leaving isotopic traces of vast explosions that endure to our present age.

The late Zecharia Sitchin believed such to be the case and argued that the Annunaki themselves caused similar nuclear destruction right here on Earth. The Annunaki actually had a base on Mars, he believed.

The DVD, The Mars Codex, was reviewed in this space in AR #104. Based on the works of William R. Saunders and George J. Haas, the film reexamined the controversial Face on Mars by presenting a set of comparable masks discovered on a temple pyramid located in Cerros, Belize.  Following the design code they found imbedded in the Face, these researchers explored a series of recurring motifs across the surface of Mars and compared them to terrestrial counterparts. Examining the art and sculpture of Mesoamerica, ancient Mesopotamia, and Egypt, they found corroboration for the work of Sitchin and others.

In his book, Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever, Richard Hoagland hypothesized that sentient beings spent time on Mars millions of years ago, assembling enormous structures whose ruins are still present today. He redefined the solar system as a different place than that which NASA has presented.

And now we have the Farsight Institute claiming to have collected remote-viewing data that resolves issues concerning the Face on Mars. According to the producers, we now know that this anomaly was actually a city where Martians lived. The Martians, we are told, were more like us than most would imagine. By combining the work of two of the most highly skilled remote viewers, using U.S. military derived methodologies for perceiving across time and space, and working within a scientifically clean and totally blind experimental design, the producers claim we can now add new “eyewitness” reports describing how Martians lived. The science of remote viewing, they say, has matured to the extent that such a project as this is finally achievable. But no one could have expected the results to be as shocking as what was actually revealed by these new data.

Since we have previously reviewed DVDs from the Farsight Institute, I won’t go into background here. Suffice to say they are in the remote viewing business and use it as a source of important evidence for little understood subjects. Please refer to AR #103 for our review of their DVD “The Farsight Experiments” in which we gave the background of Dr. Courtney Brown, the director and founder. What one needs to remember, though, is how their procedures work.

For this film, remote viewers, Dick Allgire and Daz Smith, worked solo and blind—meaning, when they were tasked with this project, they were given no information whatsoever upfront other than the project names: 12A and 12D. Much later, 12D was revealed as: “The target is that which is shown in the target image on Mars at the time that the image was taken.” Then, 12A was finally revealed as: “The viewer will remote view that which caused the parallel and perpendicular lines in the topography of the target image on Mars at the time when the cause was in its optimal state,” essentially a movement back in time at the same target location. The data from both of the remote viewers overlapped in both the sketches and descriptive data. This is not the first time Mars has been described as having structures, past life, and more, by remote viewers. In 1984 Joe McMoneagle also described similar structures and data on the planet Mars.

So, does Cydonia have a “face” looking upward? Is it the remains of an ancient civilization that existed on Mars—a place where people congregated and lived? Recorded live on this video are the “witnesses” to Cydonia as it currently exists; and then, you can join them as they claim to view its ancient past. All they ask is that you keep an open mind. The courageous part might be having to rethink human history and consider a new understanding of our place in the cosmos.

DVD – 177 Min. • $29.95 • 1-800-228-8381


ALIEN INTERVENTION: Abduction and Hybrid Humanoids

Timestream Pictures

This DVD is basically an interview session with Travis Walton and Donald M. Ware, conducted by an unseen host (same format as Timestream’s DVD: Hitler’s Escape from Argentina). You know a question has been asked because of the participant’s response, but it’s a bit jarring to not see the questioner. However, in spite of this, the information presented is still quite interesting.

The first interview is with Travis Walton., an American logger, who tells of his abduction by a UFO on November 5, l975, while working with a crew of loggers in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. His abduction may be one of the best documented ever, but it is also one of the most controversial.  While there were corroborative witnesses, the debunkers showed no  mercy—in many ways, that part of the story is as frightening as the abduction itself, and may be  worthy of a book of its own. Actually, Walton published an update in the 2010 reprint of his original work, The Walton Experience (1978), renamed, Fire in the Sky: The Walton Experience, in which he includes a 95-page appendix seeking to debunk the debunkers. It’s a worthy read, well written, for those who care to know “the rest of the story.” A movie based on the book was made in 1993; there were substantial alterations to Walton’s narrative, with a totally awful Hollywood ending. When asked about this, Walton said: “From the standpoint of those in the movie industry, factors they consider important in telling a story through the medium of movies, as opposed to the printed page, involves an entirely different set of priorities. The right to effect those changes always lies with the producers, even in the case of very big name novelists; therefore these changes were their call and not within my power to approve or disapprove.”

Whether he liked it or not, his experience caused him to come into contact with many people from all over the world, some in large cities thinking that it was good that this event occurred in a small town in Arizona, so it would shake them out of their smug orthodoxy. Walton found that attitude to be ‘metrocentric’—“their own dear illusion that small towns are backward and cities are populated solely with hip, sophisticated, open-minded people with a much more accurate picture of ‘the real world.’ ” Walton says he has seen both sides and knows that rural communities have no corner on tunnel vision; granted, these mountain communities are somewhat more homogeneous in their views, but there is far more diversity than ‘metrophiles’ assume.  Living in larger cities, among people with a greater variety of viewpoints, doesn’t necessarily impart an openness to consider those viewpoints. Tolerance does not­­­ translate into open-mindedness. A diversity of self-certitude is still self-certitude. “I’ve come to realize that the biggest problem anywhere in the world is that people’s perceptions of reality are compulsively filtered through the screening mesh of what they want, and do not want, to be true. People see what they expect to see. Preconceptions seem to predetermine judgment of everything. It’s not because this human failing played such a big part in the experiences I recount here that I consider it so important in the overall scheme of things. If you look, you’ll find this human proclivity at the root of every single personal problem or social ill humanity has ever endured. These mountain communities are more a microcosm of the world than some would expect.”

The second interview on Alien Intervention is Donald M. Ware, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), MSNE. Ware served as State Director and Eastern Regional Director for MUFON, and is a Director of the International UFO Congress. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and an MS in Nuclear Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. After serving his country as a fighter pilot, staff scientist, test manager, and teacher, he retired from the Air Force in 1983.

Ware has studied UFOs since he saw seven alien vehicles over Washington, DC, on July 26,1952. He now considers himself a UFO and Consciousness Researcher. His search for truth has led to physical, mental, and spiritual interactions with the larger reality represented by the alien presence. For eleven years he has focused his attention on the influence of higher intelligence on our world leaders. Topics discussed on this DVD are: What the President Can’t Tell the American People about Aliens and UFOs; There’s a Long-Term Program to Upgrade Our Biological Computer; Certainly There Is a Cover-Up; Alien Demonstration in 1952 that Our Government Couldn’t Ignore; UFOs, My Personal Experiences; Moon/Mars base; Atlantis, and yes, Bigfoot.

It’s an interesting interview with a man who brings credibility to incredible topics. Again, just head shots of him with no shots of the interviewer.

DVD – 132 Min. • $19.95 • 1-800-228-8381



Steven Myers

One of the great riddles of the ages—how the Great Pyramid was constructed—is now answered. That, at least, is what researcher Steven Myers argues on this DVD. This is, according to Myers, a paradigm shift from conventional thought. The idea that the Great Pyramid’s blocks were floated into place through an ingenious system of locks, did not originate with Myers, however, and he gives the credit to Edward Kunkel, a visionary who dedicated his entire adult life to research on the Great Pyramid, developing his astounding and original theory as to its construction and purpose. Kunkel’s research and findings were first presented in his book, Pharaoh’s Pump (now out of print), but his work lives on through the efforts of Steven Myers and the Pharaoh’s Pump Foundation. Long-time Atlantis Rising readers may remember reading about Kunkel in past issues, including the interview by J. Douglas Kenyon of Richard Noone in AR #14, where Noone decribed the Kunkel theory. In AR #56, Frank Joseph reviewed Kunkel’s work in “The Great Pyramid, Plumbing the Deeper Waters.”

Kunkel believed that the Great Pyramid was designed and built to be a monumental and very sophisticated water pump. Myers tackles the seemingly endless questions which follow: What evidence, if any, is there supporting that the Great Pyramid was a water pump? How did it pump water? In what way could the passages and chambers of the Great Pyramid pump water? Where did it get the water to pump with no apparent water supply? Where did the pumped water go?  Are all the Egyptian pyramids water pumps? How can this fit into the history of Egypt and the history of mankind? Why was such exacting precision required to make a water pump? Why is there no record of this in ancient times? What does this mean in today’s world? Has there been any experimentation or demonstrations to substantiate this theory?

Steven Myers is an independent researcher, lecturer, and author (“Lost Technologies of the Great Pyramid”). He, of course, makes reference to his book in this DVD, pointing out that the animations are for teaching purposes only, but there’s much more to learn from his book.

Myers’ explanation of the construction techniques of the Great Pyramid is a complete departure from current conventional understanding.  He says that based on what most people have already been taught, this information is “out of context.” And because context is such an important issue in the minds of many, it is important to address the issues of context that currently surround the first wonder of the ancient world. What actually is context, he pondered, and why is it a determining factor for validity in the minds of so many? How can a finding, discovery, or explanation be in or out of context? The process of gathering evidence and synthesizing interpretations of evidence from a wide variety of sources to create an overview of the characteristics of an ancient culture is referred to as the convergence of evidence. Any worldview established from the convergence of evidence is a type of model representing the synthesis of “expert’s” interpretation of the sequence of events, culture, technology, religion, architecture, and economy of the ancient culture under study. These historical worldviews of distant antiquity are often modified, based on new discoveries and occasionally entirely reconstructed to fit major new findings or to accommodate new research of direct evidence.

Myers adds that this contextual worldview is used as a tool to conceptualize the ancient culture under study. Once a historical worldview of any ancient culture is established, additional findings are often either validated or deeded invalid based on whether or not the new research or findings complies or is in conflict with the contextual overview of the benchmark or guide to judge additional ongoing research. Unfortunately, Myers believes, these types of models or worldviews take on a life of their own and are seen as evidence in themselves, which they are not. These historical worldviews, historical models, or paradigms of the past can be as much a hindrance as help in understanding distant history. Such worldviews are not a foolproof tool blessing any researcher or expert with the gift of infallibility. Rather, these models of ancient cultures are simply a latticework of ideas built upon interpretations of direct and indirect evidence. And, he reminds us, it is important to be mindful that for most researchers and experts, the need to be in context is a very powerful force, which has compelled some of the greatest minds to be not just wrong but fundamentally flawed in their research.

So, one can view this DVD with an open mind, or not—find it intriguing or frustrating—or a combination thereof.

While the content of this DVD can be of interest to those so inclined, it is lacking in continuity in places. The animations are most helpful, but there are some disconnects between Myers’ talking head and the viewing of the animations—amateurish production.

DVD – 109 Min. • $19.95 • 1-800-228-8381

July/August 2015 – #112

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