posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 10:41 PM
Think it should be noted, historically, that Venus was seen as a possible origin of UFOs before the Venera probes (what a name!) went there and, well,
melted upon landing.
We forget that, at one time, Venus held our imaginations as much as Mars did -- and still does. Many of the early and proto-science fiction tales
that were published involved alien life from Venus... Mars only began to edge out Venus in the collective imagination when Lowell published his
theories on Martian 'canals' and Wells wrote the War of the Worlds.
Even up until Soviet and American probes showed that Venus was not (conventionally) habitable, some speculated that Venus was a steamy, tropic garden.
Such speculation was taken seriously enough, by some, that, when various 'contactees' claimed that they had been visted by 'Venusians', in the
1950s, that some people out there believed their tales of sexy encounters in Eden type environments...
Still, being that this is a conspiracy site, I'm almost prompted to ask if what we know about Venus is true. Now, I'd like to be clear that I really
do believe that Venus, in its current state, is absolutely uninhabitable. However, as many people on the board feel that the government has lied to
us about structures on Mars, would it not be so hard to imagine that we were being told lies about Venus? In such a case, if Venus really was
inhabited (or inhabitable), Mars would serve as a perfect red herring for a coverup.
Again, I'd like to emphasize that I believe that what we know about Venus is 'true'... However, I'd like to see if anyone else wonders about a
'Venusian Coverup', being that so many here believe in a Martian one!?