Lunacy & The Age of Deception – Chapter 22

by | Nov 2, 2022

Alice Peering Down the Rabbit Hole
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When an individual realizes that NASA faked the Apollo Moon landings, a common question which arises in their mind is “What else has NASA lied about?” Is the International Space Station real, or are we being duped with images of astronauts floating in space while conducting science experiments 200 miles above the Earth? Has NASA actually sent rovers to Mars, and are the pictures published of the Martian surface real, or are they another fabrication?

NASA does have some real accomplishments. They do send rockets into low Earth orbit and beyond. Satellites are real. We do benefit from space based technology such as GPS location services, satellite television and radio, and the many observations of weather satellites. These things are credible. Other claims by NASA are less believable. For reasons already noted in this writing, I do not believe man has, or ever will, venture beyond low Earth orbit. I do not believe manned space flights will traverse the Van Allen Radiation Belts, taking men to the Moon, Mars, or to other heavenly bodies beyond the domain of Earth. Man was formed of the dust of the Earth, and the Earth is his divinely appointed realm of existence.

I believe it is within the realm of possibility for NASA to send unmanned probes and equipment beyond the VARB, yet I am at the same time skeptical of their claims of making soft landings of rovers on distant planets such as Mars; operating rovers remotely over the distance of millions of miles as they test soil composition and atmosphere and send back photos from the Martian surface.

There are arguments and evidence which have been presented which provide cause for doubt regarding NASA’s claims pertaining to the Mars rovers. The problem for NASA is that once a person or agency has been proven to have practiced lying and deception, a loss of confidence in their trustworthiness results. As the saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” People tend to not trust those who have previously lied to them.

There is no reason to believe that NASA, the American government, or the global media, have repented from their former lying ways and are now committed to honesty and integrity. Quite the contrary. The evidence is overwhelming that they continue to lie and deceive routinely.

JPL Engineers with 3 Generations of Mars Rovers

One cause for concern regarding the authenticity of the Mars missions involves the Haughton Mars Project. NASA has the following information posted regarding this project on their website.

NASA’s Haughton Mars Project (HMP) is part of an international interdisciplinary field research facility located on the world’s largest uninhabited island, Devon Island. This project uses the polar desert setting and harsh climate of the Canadian High Arctic to mimic the environmental conditions that crew members are likely to encounter on Mars and other planets.
Devon Island’s barren terrain, freezing temperatures, isolation, and remoteness offer NASA scientists and personnel a number of unique research opportunities. Other factors, such as the Arctic day and night cycle and restricted logistics and communications capabilities, offer fitting analogs for the challenges that crew members will likely face on long-duration space flights.
In addition to ongoing studies that focus on variables such as communications, equipment testing, and vehicular and extra-vehicular operations, Devon Island is also the site of the Exploration program, which aims to develop new technologies, strategies, and operational protocols geared to support the future exploration of the Moon, Mars, and other planets.

Devon Island, Canada

Due to its remoteness, NASA need not worry about anyone spying on what they are doing at this location. By their own admittance they are running Mars simulations there and testing out equipment, such as the Mars rovers.

In order to film the recent blockbuster movie The Martian, film director Ridley Scott had to re-create the Martian landscape on Earth. I came across an interesting article in The Hollywood Reporter which I will cite below.

How ‘The Martian’s Ridley Scott Replicated Mars in the Middle East
By Pamela McClintock

In early summer 2014, production designer Arthur Max placed two photographs on a table in Ridley Scott’s Los Angeles office. Both looked much the same, revealing vast, desolate, reddish-coppery landscapes that seemed equally hostile to human life. One picture was of Wadi Rum, the high desert in southern Jordan. The other, shot by the Curiosity Rover, showed an even more remote location.
“Which one is Mars?” asked the director.
“Exactly,” answered Max.
And that’s how ‘The Martian,’ Scott’s $108 million sci-fi drama… starring Matt Damon as an astronaut marooned on Mars, ended up shooting its third act on the location that Omar Sharif described as “the sun’s anvil” in Lawrence of Arabia. “I’d gone to Jordan before, when I was making G.I. Jane,” says Scott, 77. “In summer, it’s 120 degrees. But there’s a perfection to the simplicity of the environment. There’s no vegetation. It’s crisp and magnificent. I knew it was the one place to do a strange planet.”

Actor Matt Damon and Director Ridley Scott in Jordan Desert

Ridley Scott may have chosen the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan as a convincing facsimile of the surface of Mars, but the barren Canadian Arctic can be just as convincing.

NASA K10 Rover at Haughton Mars Project Base

The image above shows a NASA rover prototype on Devon Island in the remote Canadian Arctic. Could you tell the difference between this landscape and that which NASA claims to be the surface of Mars? NASA have themselves remarked on how remarkably “Mars-like” Devon Island appears, even including craters. Following is a description of the Haughton Mars Project Base from the NASA affiliated site, Mars Institute.

The Haughton Mars Project 
The Haughton Crater resembles the Mars surface in more ways than any other place on Earth. Although other locations, particularly other polar regions, may share Haughton Crater’s Mars-like landscape of dry, unvegetated, rocky terrain and extreme environmental conditions, what makes Haughton unique is the crater itself.

The surface of Mars is covered with craters of all different sizes, so the terrain, like a demolition site, is made up of loose rock. The terrain at Haughton Crater is similarly covered with loose rock, making it a good analog for researching extravehicular activities (EVAs) and mining technologies. Haughton Crater is also a valuable analog for science research, since it contains an uncannily large variety of Mars-like geological features. Also, Haughton Crater resides on an isolated, uninhabited island with no infrastructure, which makes this an ideal analog for planetary exploration research. 

The Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) exploration program studies the technologies, strategies, and personnel training that will be used in human exploration missions to the Moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies. HMP researchers test technology prototypes, such as K-10, a robot designed to assist humans before, during, and after human exploration missions. Because the environment is harsh, isolated, and poorly mapped, it provides an analog for testing planetary exploration strategies, such as safety and telemedicine. In addition to its exploration program, the HMP supports a science program, in which the similarities between this crater and the Mars surface offer insight into Mars’ geology and climate.

Of course, all of these similarities which NASA claims exist between the location of the Haughton Mars Project on Devon Island and the Martian surface, coupled with its extreme remoteness, lack of an indigenous population, deficient mapping, and absence of vegetation, makes it an ideal location for faking the Mars rover images. Some skeptical researchers have analyzed the photos NASA is claiming to be receiving from the Martian surface and have spotted what appears to be evidence that the images were actually taken at Devon Island, or at other remote locations which NASA is known to frequent.

Some of the evidence includes what appears to be an Arctic Lemming in one photo, and bones from a whale and a walrus in other images. There is also an image of what looks like a piece of old wood lying on the ground, as well as photos showing lichen and small fossils, none of which should be present on Mars. You can see all of these images in the following video titled The Mars Rover Hypothesis. The discussion of the photos begins at the 26 minute mark.

The evidence presented in this video is enough for me to conclude that NASA is most probably faking the Mars rover missions in the same way they faked the Apollo missions. Suspicions about NASA fakery are not limited to Christians, or conservatives. An interesting comment is made by former President Bill Clinton in his autobiography, My Life: The Early Years which was published in 2004.

I worked one week helping a sixty-seven-year-old-man put up one of Jeff’s pre-fab houses in the small settlement of Story, west of Hot Springs. The old guy worked me into the ground every day and shared a lot of his homespun wisdom and country skepticism with me. Just a month before, Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong had left their colleague, Michael Collins, aboard spaceship Columbia and walked on the Moon, beating by five months President Kennedy’s goal of putting a man on the moon before the decade was out. The old carpenter asked me if I really believed it happened. I said sure, I saw it on television. He disagreed; he said that he didn’t believe it for a minute, that ‘them television fellers’ could make things look real that weren’t. Back then, I thought he was a crank. During my eight years in Washington, I saw some things on TV that made me wonder if he wasn’t ahead of his time.

A question to answer is “Why does NASA continue to lie and deceive the populace regarding their accomplishments in space? Aside from the monetary explanation of being able to justify an annual budget of billions of dollars which can be diverted to other clandestine purposes, I am persuaded that additional motives are involved. After all, the U.S. government could choose any of a number of false projects to siphon off taxpayer dollars. Why do they continue to expand the space exploration narrative?

One obvious result of their deceptions is that mankind is being conditioned to believe manned space exploration is possible and is advancing. Most people believe the government narrative that six missions placed men on the Moon’s surface beginning in 1969. They believe NASA has repeatedly placed rovers on Mars, and NASA has been asserting for decades that the next leap in space will be to send manned missions to the Red Planet.

We see this same narrative entering into the human psyche through Hollywood productions. A great number of movies have been made which make manned space exploration appear plausible. The recent major movie releases of Interstellar and The Martian are but two of a steady stream of films which have seeded the thought of the practicality of sending men to other planetary bodies. My suspicions have been raised as I have observed the manner in which these movies are being pitched in the media. When the movies Interstellar and The Martian were released they were accompanied by a large number of interviews with scientists who were invited to comment on the accuracy of the science being presented in them. For example, when Interstellar was released, the physicist Kip Thorne began making the interview circuit in the press and on television, explaining the science behind wormhole travel. Kip Thorne also served as a science consultant for the movie.

Astrophysicist Kip Thorne with Actress Jessica Chastain

When The Martian was released, a similar phenomenon occurred as the popular science speaker, Neil DeGrasse Tyson was repeatedly interviewed about the science presented in the movie. DeGrasse Tyson was interviewed on CBS’ This Morning program where he talked about all of the science The Martian got right. You can watch the interview at the link below.

Knowing the nature of this world system, that the same people who dictate the policies of government also own the media, the question arises, “Why are they so interested in convincing people that travel between planets, and even to the far reaches of space, is possible? How does convincing the public of the credibility of interplanetary travel benefit them?” Perhaps the answer can be found in something President Ronald Reagan stated on repeated occasions. Bear in mind that Reagan was both an actor, and a political puppet of the global elite.

Ronald Reagan at Fallston High School in Fallston, Maryland on December 4, 1985:I couldn’t help at one point in my discussions privately with General Secretary Gorbachev, when you stop to think that we are all God’s children wherever we may live in the world, I couldn’t help but say to him, just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the Universe. We’d forget all of the little local differences that we have between our countries and we would find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together. Well, I don’t suppose we can wait for some alien race to come down and threaten us, but I think that between us we can bring about that realization.

Ronald Reagan Speaking before the UN:In our session, with the antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask you, “Is not an alien force already among us?” What could be more alien to the universal aspirations of our peoples than war and the threat of war?

Ronald Reagan at the National Strategy Forum:I think maybe I’d answer it this way. I keep, in my frustrations sometimes, you know actually if you count some of the things going on in smaller countries and all, there have been about 114 wars since World War II. But I’ve often wondered, what if all of us in the world discovered that we were threatened by a power from outer space, from another planet? Wouldn’t we all of a sudden find that we didn’t have any differences between us at all; that we are all human beings, citizens of the world, and wouldn’t we come together to fight that particular threat?

It is doubtful that President Reagan spoke these things of his own initiative. The U.S. Presidents are selected by the powers which rule this world and they are placed under the direction of handlers. They are given speech writers, and very little of what they say or do is spontaneous or original. It is not just Ronald Reagan who has been presenting this concept of all humanity uniting in the face of an alien threat. A large number of movies and television programs have been seeding this narrative into the minds of men, women and children. I will name just a few. There was the movie Independence Day from 1996. In this movie an alien threat to mankind appears and begins destroying the world’s greatest cities. Only by rallying all the peoples of the world together is the threat defeated.

Steven Spielberg’s remake of the movie War of the Worlds was released in 2005. It too focused on an alien threat to all of mankind.

This same theme was explored in the 2014 movie Live, Die, Repeat, which was also released under the name Edge of Tomorrow.

On June 24 of this year (2016) the sequel Independence Day: Resurgence will be released. It focuses on the same alien race returning to Earth decades later, threatening to destroy the world once more.

There have been a great many more movies whose basic plot is precisely that which President Ronald Reagan described. The Bible reveals that in the last days a single world government will arise. This will fulfill Satan’s ancient goal of establishing his rule over all mankind. It will be the resurrection of ancient Babylon where all men are once more united and Satan is their ruler. What would it take to induce sovereign nations to yield their autonomy and their distinct identity and submit to a single world ruler? Perhaps it would require a “perceived” threat to all humanity.

Does the Bible support such an idea? As for an actual alien threat, the answer is “No.” If there were alien races from other planets who would interact with mankind in significant ways, Yahweh would surely have informed us of it in His word. The Bible reveals only two distinct races on the Earth. These are men and angels. (This number may be enlarged to three if you believe demons are something other than fallen angels.) The Bible gives us adequate information about the beings man does interact with. There is nothing in the Bible to support an end time encounter with aliens from another planet.

It is not necessary, however, for an actual alien threat to mankind to occur. Satan could accomplish the same result of unifying the world under one government by faking an alien invasion. Does the Bible support such a concept? Not expressly, but neither does it exclude the possibility. We are told that “lying signs and wonders” will be common in the last days, and many people will be deceived.

II Thessalonians 2:7-12
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

Consider the underlined words above. Satan will pull off great deceptions in the last days. The “lawless one,” that world ruler who is a servant of Satan, will appear in such a manner that it may be described as being “in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness.” The history of NASA has been marked with deception and false wonders. It is arguable that these words of the apostle Paul “could” describe a deception of Satan in the last days where an illusion is created of the world being visited by beings from another planet. There is much evidence to support the conclusion that Satan has been preparing mankind to believe such an event. The bold lies of NASA and a complicit media, and a plethora of movies could well argue for such an agenda.

Worth noting is that this year the television series X-Files was brought back after a 13 year hiatus. Six episodes aired. The first two episodes were focused on the idea of technology being developed covertly by men of power in this world. The technology was being used to create an illusion that mankind was being visited by aliens, when in fact the technology was terrestrial. The two episodes were titled My Struggle and Founder’s Mutation.

Let me clarify that I am NOT stating that Satan is going to fake an alien invasion in these last days, nor am I asserting that the Bible teaches that such an event will occur. I am only positing that something along these lines is a possibility. I believe the global elite who have been pushing this manned space exploration narrative for nearly fifty years have done so for purposes other than money. My purpose in mentioning the alien invasion, or benevolent alien visitation scenarios, is to exhort the Christian to be alert to deception when it does occur. Satan is capable of pulling off extraordinary illusions. He has in his arsenal of tricks “all power and signs and false wonders.”

If you are able to discern the audacity of the deceptions which have already been passed off, such as the lie that men landed on the Moon during repeated missions from 1969 to 1972, and you see that to this day the majority of people believe this lie and will respond to those who expose the lie with “the intruder’s welcome,” then you might well imagine what greater lying signs and wonders Satan may pull off in coming days.

Before the Apollo Missions, Satan used the media (books, movies, TV, magazines, radio) for decades to prime society to accept the lie of the Moon landings. What has Satan been priming men to receive in these last days? There is plenty of evidence to suggest he has been preparing mankind to believe that travel between planets is possible, and that even as man can travel to distant planets, so too can the inhabitants of distant worlds travel to Earth. Does it not strike you as suspicious that as movies are being released on these themes, that the controllers of the global media are trotting out scientists to tell people that what they are seeing in the movies is scientifically sound and plausible?

It matters not to me whether the next great deception involves visitors from other planets. What is important is that Christians exercise spiritual discernment that they might recognize the deception in whatever form it appears. It is certain that great deceptions are coming. The Bible does declare this. Christ states that the deceptions will be so profound that, if possible, even the elect of God will be deceived.

Mark 13:22-23
For false Christs (anointed ones) and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive even the elect – if that were possible. So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.

Revelation 13:13
And he performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

Will you be able to tell the difference between a lying sign which is a work of the devil, and a true sign from God? If you previously believed that men had gone to the Moon and back, perhaps you will understand the peril that Christians face in these days. Deception is powerful and pervasive. Those who see the deception for what it is, and subsequently disclose the lies to others, are frequently branded as lunatics themselves. It is a perilous world we live in, for men prefer lies to truth, and choose to abide in darkness rather than to walk in the light.

Are some sincere, believing themselves to be honest men and women, as they mock the speakers of truth and malign the truth itself? Yes, as it has been disclosed in this series of writings, Satan has cunningly moved men out of a rational examination of these things to an emotional one. The Moon landing is tied up with feelings of national pride, and even religious conviction, for Popes and pastors have alike endorsed these falsehoods. Sharing truth with people who are engaging the world through emotions is often fruitless. Exposing the lies of the Apollo Moon missions to people is in many ways similar to talking to them about the pagan origins of Christmas and Easter. Most Christians are unwilling to separate themselves from apostasy when that apostasy is pleasant and embraced by so many other professing believers.

The rabbit hole of deception is bottomless. Turn any direction you would in this world and you will encounter lies and illusions. Such an environment presents great opportunities for growth for those who are lovers of truth. Yet it is a perilous environment for those who do not love the truth.

II Thessalonians 2:10-12

Because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved… for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.


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