posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 04:00 AM
The biggest problem with this whole theory (and I've seen a few versions of this) is that there is practically nothing to gain by faking it. You could
point out several ways that perhaps its possible, but the cost involved and the secrecy to maintain its truth would be...well dumb.
Now if this was 1962, then sure, I could see the gain of faking the prestige to be worth it up to a point. The thing is (and this is true with magic
tricks and most scams), the more you show the more chance people have of getting a clue about what's really going on. And getting busted for something
as agregious as wasting tax payer money (at least in the west) would likely cause a few people to loose their jobs and credibility forever. You would
have a problem with people just wanting to take part (and again there would be exposure).
Curiosities mission has been extended by a few years now...so its seems even less likely you would want to keep the sham going past its planned
Now if those rovers found something genuinely from another civilization I could also see them purposefully faking the rovers had a mechanical
malfunction, tamping with equipment on the ground, tell all the JPL people that's a rap and sign on their own team for study in secret...but even then
the broadcast would still be able to be picked up (unless they found a way to change that, I don't follow the deep space network much anymore but I
think the signal gets sent proxy via a few mars satellites).
...but I guess that getting off topic, so no. I don't see any reason why they would want to fake multiple rover mission on mars. Fun thought
experiment though I guess.
edit on 7-6-2015 by sirChill because: (no reason given)