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DEATH DOWN UNDER—$6.95 MYSTERY NOVEL SET IN AUSTRALIA AND BANGKOK LR AUGUST SIXTY G MEG G z WIDE OPEN FOR ADVENTURE! DIAMONDS, GOLD.-AND HEADHUNTERS OFFER A CHALLENGE TO THE BOLD LAKE TITICACA “Regi TE FOR THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS RUSSIAN EXPERTS REPORT: DE CTRIICTURES oN MOON FOUR years ago, Russia’s Luna-9 and America’s Orbiter-2 both photo- ‘graphed groups of solid structures at two widely separated locations on the Tunar surface. These two groups of objects are arranged in definite geo- metric patterns and appear to have been placed there by intelligent be- ings. Since American space officials have chosen not to publicize these findings, our readers are probably not aware of their existence. ‘The Luna-9 photographs, taken on February 4, 1966, after the craft had landed in the Ocean of Storms, reveal two straight lines of equidistant stones that look like the markers along an airport runway. These circular stones are all identical, and are positioned at an angle that produces a strong re- flection from the sun, which would render them visible to descending air- craft. Upon examining the photographs, Russian scientist Dr. 8. Ivanov, win ner of a Laureate of the State’ Prize (equivalent to a Nobel Laureate), and inventor of stereo movies in the USSR., noted that a chance dis- placement of Luna-9 on its horizontal axis had caused the second and third shots of the stones to be taken at slightly different angles. This double set of photographs allowed him to produce a three-dimensional stereo- scopic view of the lunar “runway.” Why the Luna-9 station changed its position between its second and third transmissions is not known. The offi cial Russian explanation was: “De- formation of the lunar surface. ‘The ‘ground may have settled at the spot where the station landed, or perhaps a small stone caused the initial in- stability.” MANY PHENOMENA OBSERVED ON THE LUNAR SURFACE APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN DEVISED BY INTELLIGENT BEINGS. NOW, U.S. AND RUSSIAN MOON PROBES HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED TWO SUCH “CONSTRUCTIONS” AT CLOSE RANGE Report from ARGOSY's Science Editor, IVAN T. SANDERSON Ae The above photo wes shot by Orbiter H-2 from twenty three miles above the lunar surtace, and shows shadows east by elght spires. According to NASA, the area ‘hotographed Is about 740. by 540 feet at lunar coordinates 15°30" E. And 44°30°N. The sun wos 11° above lunar horizon. The general plan ofthe arrange ‘ment of these objects fs shown in the diagram at te top of the page. Russian fcientits who examined the geometical relationships among the objects found {that numbers 3, 4 and 5 are In exactly the sare arrangement as the pyramids of (Cheops, Chephren and Menkaura, at Giz, Egypt. Russan estimates placed the largest ‘spe, number 7, ae standing az high at a ‘teen story. Dullaing ancosy Whatever the reason, it was good luck for the Russian observers. “With the stereoscopic effect,” reported Dr. S. Ivanov and Engineer Dr. A. Bruenko, “we can affirm that the distance between stones, one, three, two and four is equal ‘The stores are identical in measurement. There does not seem to be any height or elevation nearby from which the stones could have been rolled and scattered to this geometric form. The objects as scen in three-D seem to be arranged according to definite geometric laws.” The second set of photographs were taken by America’s Orbiter-2 on November 20, 1966, twenty-nine miles above the hinar surface, over the Sea of Tranquility. The photographs, of an area some 2,000 miles from the “runway” reported by the Russians on the Ocean of Storms, show what appear to be the shadows of eight pointed snites shaped like Cleopatra's Needle (the ancient Egyptian obelisk now in Central Park in New York) and the Washington Monument. Since Orbiter-2's cameras were pointed straight down at these spires, only their shadows are visible; but NASA stated that the sun was eleven degrees above the horizon, and from this, American space scientists estimated that the “largest protuberance” is approximately fifty feet wide at the base and from forty to seventy-five feet high. However, the Russian scientists who examined the Orbiter-2 photos dis- agreed with these American estimates, and said that the smallest of these cight apparent obelisks was “similar to an extremely large fir tree,” while the largest was, by their estimation, three times the height claimed by the Americans—or as tall as a fifteen-story building! In addition, Soviet Space Engineer Alexander Abramov has come up with a rather startling geometrical analysis of the arrangement of these objects. By calculating the angles at which they appear to be set, he asserts that they constitute an “Egyptian triangle” on the moon—a precise geometric configur- tion known in alicient Egypt as an abaka, “The distribution of these lunar objects,” states Abravov, “is similar to the plan of the Egyptian pyramids constructed by Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Menkaura at Gizeh, near Cairo. The centers of the spires in this lunar abaka are arranged in precisely the same way as the apices of the three great pyramids.” What is America’s position regarding the investigation of the mysterious moon objects? A high NASA authority, when questioned on what has been done by us in the four years since these objects were photographed, replied. “Yes, we know of these photographs and they were very clear, but thers has, been no speculation on them, and they have been filed for now.” We fail to appreciate such an attitude toward somethine of the first interest to our whole moon-probing endeavor; especially one which has been so openly investigated by our rivals in this effort However, in 1968, NASA released a very remarkable publication, the “Chronological Catalogue of Reported Lunar Events.” This list includes lights, both stationary and moving, appearing on the moon and then suddenly di appearing; some perfectly circular craters that look more like domes and which are, in some cases, arranged in perfect alignment, and such phenomena as glowing mists and sudden patches of gem-colored outpourings. John O'Neil, former science editor of the late New York Herald Tribune said that he observed a gigantic bridgelike structure in the Sea of Crises (on the moon) under which the sun shone when at a low angle. This was Jater confirmed by other astronomers. Recent literature has been crammed with descriptions of wall-like structures that form perfect squares or thombs; of rills that look like water-eroded river beds, and of lines that look like roads, and even a grid of streets on the lunar surface. Of course, many such apparently man-made structures, seen on earth from on high, later prove to be simply natural formations. At the southern edge of the Sahara Desert in Northern Nigeria is one such natural formation, which when scen from above, appears to be an enormous layout of structured walls. ‘The ‘wo phetos at the top of this page wore taken by Soviet probe Luna. after ite soft lunar landing in February, 1966. Photos show shadow cast by small solid object. one of ‘number of apparent "markers™ staked out across the lunar suriace nearly t4o thousand ‘nites away from the sito of the lunar spires. Diagram shows arrangement of stones, mary Of which are the same size, shape and ave sat at idanteal distances apart. Aucusr, 1970 4s