posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 04:29 PM
Venus has always fascinated me, especially the conspiracy theories attached to the enigmatic planet. However, unlike Mars, Venus receives little to no
attention because it’s seen as a dead end in the search for extra-terrestrial life. Admittedly, I have never even considered the possibility of
Venusian life being a possibility. The scientist in me has considered the available evidence and lamentably, it irrefutably shows that the surface of
Venus resembles a hellish furnace, incapable of harbouring any life as we know it. As such, during my teenager years I quickly cast aside the
possibility that Venus was a fertile sphere.
Later, when my interest in UFOlogy developed, I read George Adamski’s account regarding contact with ‘Nordic’-type life forms allegedly
heralding from the planet. Naturally, I’m of the opinion that although an interesting yarn was presented by Mr. Adamski, the content is nothing more
than a ludicrous fable dreamed up by a very deluded individual. The stories surrounding Valiant Thor and his gaggle of Venusians are no more
convincing. All of the online material smacks of 50s sci-fi fiction, in terms of the portrayal of outwardly human aliens with a penchant for warning
humanity of its destructive behaviour. Based on the knowledge of laypeople, bestowed by the scientific community, such theories are entirely
implausible and lacking in credibility.
The overriding point of contention is Venus’ harsh environment. Although we don’t fully understand the reasons for its extreme atmospheric
composition, the facts seem to suggest that the planet is inhospitable to all forms of complex life. Nevertheless, in spite of my scepticism, I am
still fascinated by certain peculiarities in the evidence presented. For example, the probes that visited the planet supposedly deployed parachutes to
cushion their fall. However, we are told that the high atmospheric pressure means the air has a density that’s comparable to that found deep in our
oceans. This seems contradictory as at these magnitudes of pressure the need for deceleration would surely be negated? The probes should have
naturally ‘floated’ to the surface. Furthermore, before the probes succumbed to corrosion and high pressure, they took pictures of a bright, rocky
landscape but wouldn’t the atmospheric density create almost total darkness? In addition, temperature measurements vary massively, which calls the
accuracy of certain claims into question, i.e. is the Venusian surface really as hot as previously purported? A particularly wild accusation that
pervades various online forums is that the harsh Venusian environment is merely a holographic illusion, manifested by the inhabitants so they can
remain elusive and divert Earth’s attention away from further exploration attempts. Perhaps slightly less controversial is a conspiracy theory
whereby the relevant authorities have colluded to fabricate the evidence so that the public is hoodwinked into believing that the planet is not worthy
of further investigation.
Finally, assertions that there exists an unseen world ‘vibrating’ on a different astral plane of existence are difficult to fathom for a mere
mortal like myself. Indeed, the suggestion that there are beings able to reduce the speed of the particles from which they’re comprised, so that
they can exist in the physical world, seems absurd. It also seems somewhat ridiculous that Venusians appear identical to humans, albeit ‘Aryan’
telepaths. Aside from the apparent environmental constraints of their home world, which are not conducive to life, why should they be humanlike?
Unless we have a common ancient space faring ancestor or were the result of a panspermia mechanism that always yields the same results, the similarity
is highly improbable and far too convenient.
The crux of my post is that although I can’t subscribe to the outlandish theories regarding intelligent life on Venus, the planet still holds
mysteries regarding its true nature. Moreover, notable data inconsistencies as well as the strange lack of interest from NASA are potentially
suggestive of machinations from the powers that be, with the purpose of shrouding an extraordinary finding in secrecy, with a view to suppressing mass
panic. If the real Venus is truly what we’re led to believe, at least there is some possibility of simple bacterial chemistry in the upper echelons
of the atmosphere, where the conditions are more clement. Even a discovery of this nature would be historic. Hopefully, a mission to collect a sample
will be proposed sooner rather than later so we can start to unravel more of Venus’ many mysteries.