(Archie) Bunker Found on Mars

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I began to warm and chill
To objects and their fields,
A ragged cup, a twisted mop
The face of Jesus in my soup
(Johnny Cash, “The Mercy Seat”)

Johnny Cash described the mental processes of a man on death row in his song, “The Mercy Seat.” The man sees (or thinks he sees) the face of Jesus in his soup. This would be an example of pareidolia, a psychological response to seeing faces and other significant and everyday items in random places, according to a sidebar article in Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper. The main article deals with a man who claims to have spotted what he believes to be a bunker on Mars, with armed people peering out of its windows. [1]

On the other hand, an expanded version of a best-selling book originally published in 1970 tends to support in general unexplained anomalies on Mars. Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder investigated Russian parapsychological research. Their book, Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, was re-published in 1997. “In this radical revision of their 1970 investigation of Russian parapsychological research, the authors present six new chapters of post-Cold War activities. They offer evidence indicating that the Russians have been successful in harnessing psychic energy and show how Russian scientists advised Pentagon officials on controlling the thoughts of David Koresh during the 1993 Waco, Texas standoff.” (Background: Putin’s Secret Plan, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, December 28, 2014.)

More specifically, the updated version of the Ostrander and Schroeder book carries, in its next-to-last chapter, information about “something very odd on the moon.” Artificially-made structures have been perceived, with some calling them “bizarre ruins.” These include “pointed spires” in triangular alignment forming isosceles triangles. Mention is also given in the book to former NASA consultant Richard Hoagland who studies seemingly artificial structures on Mars. [2]

Hoagland’s book, Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, provides a lot of detail on the subject of NASA, ancient occult mystery schools, and an alleged government façade hoodwinking gullible Americans. Do not automatically dismiss what Hoagland says unless you have first read his book! [3]

Casual readers arriving upon the Daily Mail article (op. cit.) will be inclined to dismiss the claims of Andre Gignac who says he sees a military-type bunker on Mars, especially because Daily Mail helps them along by identifying the whole thing with “conspiracy theorists” – a clue meant to convey “non-approved thought.” But those like myself who have somewhat studied the subject are likely to remain neutral and open-minded.

Adopting an impartial, neutral tone (unlike the biased Daily Mail), Cryptozoology News considers both sides. Is it just an acute case of paredolia, or is there something solid in claims of Martian anomalies? Professor Alan D. Howard of the University of Virginia is quoted as saying that “many landforms on Mars remain enigmatic” and are therefore subject to interpretation. [4]

Andre Gignac, paredolia or not, has no doubt: “[A]part from being photographic proof that we are not alone in the Universe – that in fact we’ve never been alone – these images should be troublesome – to our governments at least – for they indicate that Aliens are building bunkers and playing with missiles right in our backyard,” writes Gignac at his web site. [5]

From another angle, what does it mean that people are “seeing” these things? Psychologist Carl Jung came at the subject from this perspective in his book, Flying Saucers : A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies. To Jung, “In the threatening situation of the world today, when people are beginning to see that everything is at stake, the projection-creating fantasy soars beyond the realm of earthly organizations and powers into the heavens… Under these circumstances it would not be at all surprising if those sections of the community who ask themselves nothing were visited by ‘visions,’ by a widespread myth seriously believed in by some and rejected as absurd by others.”

It is all a projection-creating fantasy, theorized Jung. But what about videos which seem to prove the “fantasy” of flying saucers? Are the video cameras also partaking in a “widespread myth”?

The face of Jesus is seen in the soup of the man on death row. Underlying this is a frightening reality of imminent death. What is our own frightening reality which underlies perceived anomalies on Mars?

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Now conspiracy theorists say there is a ‘hidden army’ on Mars: Absurd theory suggests a bunker, people and missiles can be seen on the red planet”, by Ellie Zolfagharifard. Daily Mail (online), April 24, 2015. http://tinyurl.com/lqgygvv
[2] Psychic Discoveries, by Sheila Ostrander & Lynn Schroeder. New York: Marlowe & Co., 1997.
[3] Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, by Richard C. Hoagland & Mike Bara. Los Angeles: Feral House, 2007
[4] “Canadian: ‘I Found a Bunker, People and Missiles in Mars Photograph'”, Cryptozoology News, April 19, 2015. http://cryptozoologynews.com/canadian-i-found-a-bunker-people-and-missiles-in-mars-photograph/
[5] “THE MARS ANOMALIES”, updated April 21, 2015. http://frontalnewscom.com/we-are-not-alone-ii/

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About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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2 Responses to (Archie) Bunker Found on Mars

  1. Pingback: Of Bunkers on Mars and Mean Spirits on Earth | FRONTAL VIEWS

  2. scriban media says:

    Thanks for the thought. Is it possible the Mail Online just missed a good occasion to investigate further and be the first paper ever to prove that something is indeed going on on Mars? As for my photo: Some people have mentioned that my using contrast and sharpening “may have made anomalies appear where there none”. Let’s give them that. Fine, if it would have made appear a shadow of some sort, but why would contrast have created an absolute perfect shape of a solid structure and then, right in front of it, a perfect shape of a spacecraft? That’s my question.

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