The background images on the new green banner are definitive:
The one on the left is definitely the Big Basin drone #2. There are actually two images of this drone, the one in the banner has been slightly
rotated. The drone controversy began in early last year and continues to this day, though many, including some ATS mods, take the position that the
drone/CARET fiasco is a hoax with some clever writing and CGI along with a few equally-controversial UFO media moguls (LMH) feeding the frenzy.
Things have died down considerably as no new information has been forthcoming in several months, the investigations all reached dead ends, and the
curious glyph writing and document analysis yielded nothing revelatory. Ambiguity shrouds the topic to some extent, though one might argue that there
has been, and yet remains, a conspiratorial element to the entire episode. Certainly the CARET drone story, by its very nature and intriguing
content, has generated a huge amount of interest here at ATS and elsewhere, even a cool music video (below), so the premise, if not the promise of the
drones, is certainly enigmatic if not conspiracy-driven and clearly fits the themes of this game/event.
The image on the right is a crop from a famous image taken during the first moon landing by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. The image is the space helmet
and a reflection in the face mask of astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The original photo was taken by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong, who can be see standing in
the background of the reflected image. On the right is one of the gold-foiled legs of the lunar module (LEM). In the distance can be seen the
American flag. On the left foreground is some instrumentation from one of the geologic experiments placed on the lunar soil. The dark figure
extending from the bottom center-left up to about the half-way point of the face mask is Buzz Aldrin's own shadow.
The Apollo 11 lunar landing mission is actually filled to the brim with controversy. A quick search in the box at the top of this page will yield
hundreds of posts here at ATS that discusses a few of them. Among the most notorious postulations is the belief that Armstrong and Aldrin were
actually being 'observed' by figures they saw on a ridge while traversing the moon (and warnings to 'leave'), the famous "Santa Clause"
reference en route, and several photographic anomalies that elicit much heated discussion even today, nearly forty years later.
For me, this whole issue was very personal for reasons I won't go into here. But, I will say that I was always dismayed and very disappointed that
the first man on the moon, arguably one of the most famous and thought-provoking individuals of our time, almost immediately sequestered himself into
an isolated, reclusive state upon his return. Here was one of the best opportunities for NASA and the US to gain significant free PR and
international good will for years to come, was spooked by something beyond description and retreated completely from public view. Why? What REALLY
happened up there?
In any event, the photographer, First-on-the-moon and now complete recluse Neil Armstrong, was the one who took the picture on the right side of our
"soonyouwillknow" conspiracy banner.
Here's a higher res image of the pic in question:
The original image and other hi-res images taken on that famous day can be found here
Finally, for those who may not have seen it, here's the popular and well-done music-video of the drones and the glyphs upon them:
edit to fix link...
[edit on 8/7/2008 by Outrageo]