For several years, I have been studying images that were captured by Clementine – a military satellite that was launched on January 25, 1994 and orbited the moon taking pictures and conducting other experiments until June 1994 when power levels dropped to the point where the satellite was no longer viable.
During it’s mission Clementine took around 1.8 million lunar images – many of which have been intensely scrutinized by folks like me that have a keen interest in what might be seen with the new high resolution cameras that were on board the orbiter.
While many of the images yield rather pedestrian views of the moon we all think we know there were also a large number of images that appeared to show geography of an anomalous nature – in fact, certain images appeared to feature structures that don’t appear in the least bit natural. Additionally some researchers discovered images that appear to have been digitally altered in an effort to obfuscate whatever was in the original image.
While none of the images are conclusive in their own right, the large number of curious features as well as the rather obvious tampering with images that seem to have very strange objects partially covered up by the edits point to something rather unsavory happening with the actual image files that have been captured by Clementine and other orbiters.
It should be noted that Clementine was a joint project of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO, previously the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, or SDIO) and NASA. As such there was a much greater degree of military involvement in the project and also vastly more secrecy and security than we typically expect when NASA conducts missions without such partners.
While I don’t believe it is possible to draw any firm conclusions until we actually have another lunar mission that puts men back on the moon – it is nonetheless very interesting – at least to me – that any features of the lunar landscape would be intentionally obfuscated. In my mind the question: “what are they hiding up there?” Appears to be perfectly reasonable given that we’ve always been told that the moon is a dry, desolate, airless, lifeless satellite itself and that there is no chance that life ever existed there in any form.
I certainly can’t reach any conclusions myself but I can say that I’m no longer certain that we can trust NASA to give us the unvarnished truth about what they’ve found on the moon or even on other planets – like Mars – where even more curious images and even greater evidence of image tampering have been found by diligent researchers.
In any case, I’ve pulled together a collection of links from around the web that feature some of the most unusual and anomalous items found in various lunar images. Take a look at them and decide for yourself if NASA is telling us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about what they’ve discovered in the not so distant reaches of space that we’ve visited over the past 50 years.