In 1976, the United States sent a pair of space probes known as Viking 1 and Viking 2 to Mars. As the probes circled around Mars, the Viking 1 spotted a pyramid, and an object that had a very similar appearance to a human face.
In the following picture, you can see the original photo that was taken by NASA. The image came from the NASA website and is from 1976. NASA described the picture as being a “huge rock formation….which resembles a human head….formed by shadows giving the illusion of eyes, nose and mouth.” In the author’s opinion, this would be a great way to engage the public and create an interest in Mars.
Multiple insiders, however, say that this is simply not the case. According to them, NASA lies about the data and images that were collected by the Viking. They also insist that NASA changed photos and data. If these testimonies are correct, then the photos which were released in 1998 and 2001 were actually made to debunk past rumors.
The image above, which depicts a pyramid was taken from a lecture which was given by Dr. John Brandenberg. While many would place his testimony under scrutiny based on the fact that it does not comply with the government narrative, it is important to remember his work. Brandenburg has worked with space plasma technology, nuclear fision, and invented the Microwave Electro-Thermal plasma thruster using water propellant for space propulsion. Obviously, he has a bit more insight than we do.
In his work, he has been granted various secret security clearances on different projects. One of which was when he was the Deputy Manager of the Clementine Mission to the Moon.
“Someone complained to me, John, why do you have to bring Cydonia into this? And I said, because I can read a map. . . . Here’s what’s at Cydonia Mensa. There’s the face on Mars, there’s the D & M pyramid. . . . Here it is in a second shot, this was taken July 25th, this was taken 30 days later, the government was apparently doing a follow-up investigation. These two pictures (pictures above to your left) tell you everything you need to know about what’s at Cydonia Mensa (region of Mars). If you see on a planet that used to be Earth-like, a carved human face and a pyramid within 5 km of each other . . . it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what this all means, you can connect the dots. . . . I mean sometimes, and I can tell you as a scientist and I’ve seen other scientists do this, if you’re cornered, you’re just brazing it out, you hold up a picture of a buffalo and insist that it’s a dog.”
Another expert, Dr. Brian O’Leary was an astronaut for NASA. He also belonged to the sixth group of astronauts which was selected by NASA in 1967. Later, he was recruited by Carl Sagan to teach as Cornell University, and during his time there he researched and lectured in the Department of Astronomy and Physics.
He then went on to teach physics, astronomy, and science policy assessment at a handful of other prestigious schools including University of California Berkely, Hampshire College, and Princeton University from 1976-1981. He then worked in Washington as an adviser to many political leaders, presidential candidates, and members of congress.
O’Leary always conveyed skepticism regarding Mars. Shortly after leaving his work with Carl Sagan at Cornell, he began investigating some of Carl’s work. According to him, the “Face” in Cydonia on Mars, which was photographed by the Viking in 1975, was tampered with by Sagan before it made its way to the public.
“It was very, very disappointing to me because not only was Carl wrong, he also fudged data. He published a picture of the ‘Face’ in Parade Magazine, a popular article, saying that the ‘Face’ was just a natural formation, but he doctored the picture to make it not look like a face.”
And these two are not alone in their beliefs. Dr. Norman Burgrun, who worked as a mechanical engineer at the Ames Research Laboratory, NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), and Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, otherwise known as Lockheed Martin. Later, he went on to found the Bergrun Engineering and Research. He is yet another individual with an impressive background who is skeptical about the face on mars. In the following interview, Bergrun accuses the agency of “garbling” photos and tampering with data, including the face from the Viking pictures of the face on Mars.
There are cases in which witness testimony is not relevant or credible, however, when various qualified experts come forward it is hard to deny what they have to say. Now, in 2016, we live in an age of heightening awareness, and in this age, we are surrounded by information. It can be easy at times to simply brush off what we hear as nonsense, instead, we must remember to keep an open mind.
Secrecy has been used throughout the ages to hold the human race back from evolving. As our awareness increases we become more curious, as well as more passionate about leaving behind a better world for future ages to come. Rather than letting ourselves get lost in the shuffle of day to day life, it is time that we start to move past this life which is so unsatisfying. It is time that we begin working towards the adulthood of the human race, and the only way to do that is to create the first step of transparency.