I came across this
website earlier today. A lot of it seemed complete poppycock, but I eventually realized
that the site was just a compilation of articles from all sorts of sources. One caught my eye, called NASA Moon Photos. The original article appeared
in the 1995 June/July issue of 'Houston Sky,' a locally based Mutual UFO Network newsletter, as far as I could work out.
It is quite a coinincidence that Enkidu just posted something slightly relating to this not all that long ago.
The author of the article, one Vito Saccheri, was a well respected industrial engineer, a project manager for an engineering company at teh time of
writing - and still could be for all I know; as my efforts to contact him have been rather unsuccessful.
I would recommend that you read his entire story
Read it off this site
, because the others' text is a touch hard
In 1979 Saccheri was informed by a Venezuelan oil company's chief engineer that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was withholding
photographs of the lunar surface in its vaults, and he wanted Saccheri's help in obtaining these pictures. Saccheri was given a book to read,
entitled Somebody Else Is On The Moon
, penned by George Leonard, a former NASA scientist who had worked in the photo intelligence division of
NASA, as well as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
In the book Leonard accused NASA of having photos that confirmed a non-human presence on the moon. Photographs were included, but they were so grainy
as to be useless, althrough the pictures were accompanied by the identification code numbers, which enabled Saccheri and the man who got him involved,
Lester Howes, to go the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and request to see the specific photographs.
After appromaxately 7 or 8 days of the usual bureaucratic runaround, which included contacting the head NASA office in Langley, Virginia, I will add,
the men were finally directed to the Photo Library, located off site of the main compound, interestingly enough.
Saccheri travelled east along NASA 1 road, to the eastern limit of the property line, where he found a small dirt road that travelled parallel to the
border fence (I got east and west mixed up here which cost me a lot of time :lol
. On Google Earth there are no long roads visible in the wooded
areas, but there appears to be a housing estate that was not there in even the late 80's, as I got my hands on a high-resolution aerial shot that
showed a north-east view over the compound. But there seems to be a lot of roads around those wooded areas to the north and north-east of the JSC, and
there is a highly suspect building at 29° 34' 18.52"N 95° 04' 54.74"W, if anyone's bored enough to check it out.
Once they found the building, marked 'Lunar Landing Observatory' in tiny letters, they were directed down a staircase to an underground tunnel which
took them to the actual library.
After waiting 5 more days after this, they were finally allowed to view the filed photos.
I am sorry for the large quotations, but these are the main points of the whole article, less than 390 words.
Originally written by Vito Saccheri 1995
The photos were huge, approximately 32 by 24 inches, with a dull grey,
almost dull-black look.
Frustratingly, we had all the technical data for triangulation--simple
trigonometry and algebra were all that we needed to compute the size
and distance of anything shown. But without paper, calculators, or
pencils, we were limited to what we could do in our heads, and we
weren't up to it--the numbers were too big, the angles too acute.
To this day, I can remember these views: A boulder that seemed to have
been rolled uphill, leaving its tracks in the side of the hill;
obvious machinery on the surface, showing bolted sections; three
dilapidated "bridges" crossing a chasm that reminded me of the Grand
Canyon; pipe fittings that looked like four-way Ts (or Xs) that could
be seen in every photo, some with their ends turned up or down as they
hung over the edge of a crater; three surprising pyramids that
prompted me later to closely study the Egyptian Giza pyramid complex;
apparent pipelines criss-crossing the surface, running to and from
craters; a UFO rising from the surface and photographed directly above
a crater; and perhaps the most memorable, the unmistakable figure of a
rectangular structure placed squarely in the biggest crater pictured-
the structure looked either very old or under construction, but the
crater had to be miles wide, and the camera angle gave a perfect
The men were allowed three eight-hour business days to view the pictures, and were not allowed pens, pencils, paper, calculators, cameras, or
recording devices of any kind. They could not be left alone with the photos. They would be escorted in and out for lunch and bathroom breaks.
On the last day Saccheri got tired and went to stretch his legs with the librarian following him. Saccheri noticed a panel out of place in the main
room of the Lunar Landing Observatory, and asked the librarian what was in the room behind the panel. The librarian, as he had got on well with the
men and had quite liked the opportunity to see the photos himself, told Saccheri that the room was full of binders that recorded details of scientific
experiments and mission transcrips. Saccheri was allowed to enter the room.
After looking at the scientific data to waste time, he picked up a transcript binder.
Originally written by Vito Saccheri 1995
. . . killing the last 15 minutes of time. Then my
eyes caught it- "Houston, we've got a bogey at two o'clock."
And there was more- "Roger that, Apollo. Switching to alpha. Roll
eight degrees and begin sequence... "
"Roger, Mission Control. Confirming alpha."
Though I knew instinctively what it meant, I couldn't believe what I
was reading. I raced through the pages and other mission transcripts
and found similar dialogue-
"Mission Control, we've got Santa Claus coming over the hill...."
"Roger, Apollo. Hold your fix. Switching bravo. Do you copy?"
"Roger, Houston. Bravo link...."
These guys were reporting UFO activity, but I couldn't remember ever
hearing this during the live TV broadcasts of lunar missions in `69
and `70. I was too dumbfounded to say a word and too scared to tell
Les or Roger [librarian]. I didn't want to get either of them in
trouble-we had no clearance to see these documents.
Very interesting, I must say, as when reading this part I remembered something along similar lines I must have looked at years ago, something about
astronauts reporting unidentified craft skitting along the surface of the moon as they were coming in to land.
Apparently 'alpha' and 'bravo' are switching stations that divert transmissions around Houston and Mission Control directly to CIA
headquarters in Langley. Hmmm . . .
There are a number of errors in this story, such as a part when Saccheri mentioned the librarian talking about the lenses of the cameras, and that
fact they they zoom in on an anomaly when the computer picks it up. The onboard computers had tiny RAM, and the lenses were unable to zoom in, as
website says. The site also had a lot of other arguments. But
Saccheri could have simply made a mistake. Perhaps the librarian said something about wishing that the cameras could zoom in, and he misheard?
As the editor of Houston Sky said, "Vito is one of the few people whose story I could accept based just on his word... Credibility is a given in
Vito's work. The success of his business -- he owns a technical investigations company -- rests on expertise, reputation and integrity... As someone
whose advice I have relied on over the last two years, he has been rational and dispassionate, conservative in his ufological assumptions, and utterly
dependable. To me, he is as credible as they come."
What reason would Saccheri have to make up this story? An obviously well respected businessman is not going to soil his reputation by publishing
This kind of stuff has always intrested me. Althrough I am not entirely sure that humans made it to the moon, if we did, and found all this; well,
jeez, the cover-up is one hell of a conspiracy, don't you think?
If you would care to look around the web, there are a lot of sites that talk about UFO's/structures on the moon. Here's a starting point: good
account of an employees experiences at the JSC at
. He talks about walking into
restricted rooms with a fire team to check out activated fire alarms only to see photographs of UFO's covering the walls and military captains
pointing their weapons at them and telling them to get out of the room. Well worth a read.
Mods, I was not 100% on where to put this post. UFO's or Skunk Works. Do what you will.
This one has pictures of suspect craters. I
can't for the life of me work out what they're talking about. Diagonal gridlike trending??
Changing quote tags to external source tags.
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