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  • https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/dauntless-dialogue-breakaway-series-parts-3-4-tony-rodrigues-sra-and-life-on-mars-8-12-18-8-19-18/
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  • (once again, will NOT let me publish an article! WHY?????)

    UPDATE: NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED:

    IS NASA EMBARKING ON ROAD TO REVEALING LIFE ON MARS?

    http://www.thefacesofmars.com/LifeOnMars.html

    I will be making a special broadcast recording for this article & also address some ISSUES wrong with Seth Shostak's misleading comments regarding Dr Gil Levin, & his Controlled Label Release experiments....
    LIFE ON MARS
    Life On Mars
    WWW.THEFACESOFMARS.COM
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  • Recently published research suggests that NASA might have accidentally heat sterilised organic compounds in the samples used in its 1976 Viking lander biology experiments on Mars.

    If this did occur then it probably set back the search for life on Mars by decades.

    https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/nasa-probe-might-have-destroyed-organic-molecules-found-on-mars-report-4722571.html
    NASA probe might have destroyed organic molecules found on Mars: Report- Technology News, Firstpost
    NASA's twin Viking landers conducted the first experiments that searched for organic matter on Mars.
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  • Video of Incredible Evidence for LIFE on Mars. Nasa Admits to past life on Mars ...
    This video would even make a priest Believe in E.T. Life...
    https://youtu.be/XhMk0Supuq0
    #RemoteViewing #CreativeConnections #Vastsin #LifeOnMars #Love @creativeconnections @RemoteViewing
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  • Not much new news on Mars sadly. The seasonal variation of methane in the atmosphere has been known for some time. I wander though if given that organics are in the soil... Will Gilbert Levin's Viking Labeled Release experiment from the 70's finally be acknowledged as the first discovery of life on Mars!? Doubtful
    https://phys.org/news/2016-10-year-old-viking-life-mars.html
    Did 40-year-old Viking experiment discover life on Mars?
    (Phys.org)—In 1976, two Viking landers became the first US spacecraft from Earth to touch down on Mars. They took the first high-resolution images of the planet, surveyed the planet's geographical features, and analyzed the geological composition of the atmosphere and surface. Perhaps most intriguingly, they also performed experiments that searched for signs of microbial life in Martian soil.
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  • Andrew Basiago's paper on The Discovery of Life on Mars

    http://www.projectmars.net/docs/research_papers/2008-12-12_MARS_Andrew_D_Basiago_The_Discovery_of_Life_on_Mars.pdf

    THE DISCOVERY OF LIFE ON MARS
    Andrew D. Basiago
    President
    Mars Anomaly Research Society
    P.O. Box 2311
    Vancouver, WA 98668
    U.S.A.

    ABSTRACT
    There is life on Mars. Evidence that the Red Planet harbors life and has for eons was
    discovered by the author by examining NASA photograph PIA10214, a westward view
    of the West Valley of the Columbia Basin in the Gusev Crater that was taken by the Mars
    Exploration Rover Spirit in November 2007 and beamed back to the Earth. This
    photograph has been the subject of public speculation since January 2008, when what
    appeared to be the figure of a human female was found jutting from the edge of a plateau.
    The figure was quickly dismissed as a natural rock formation produced by wind, water,
    and time, but the author and other researchers in the Mars anomaly research community
    believed that it was either a statue or the fossilized remains of a humanoid being on Mars.
    Intrigued by this anomaly, the author subjected PIA10214 to further photo-analytic
    scrutiny and discovered that the photograph contains other images of human and animal
    life forms that constitute the first evidence of life on Mars. In this paper, the author
    presents his initial data related to his discovery of life on Mars in PIA10214 in five areas,
    namely, evidence of humanoid beings, animal species, carved statues, built structures,
    and dead bodies. The life on Mars consists of intelligent, bipedal hominids capable of
    carving statues and building structures and a variety of animal species that exist, that
    once existed, or that have never existed on Earth. Reptilian species predominate. He also
    addresses frightening content and definitional constraints that individuals in Mars
    anomaly research confront when evaluating this first view by human civilization of life
    forms and ancient artifacts on another planet. He concludes that the discovery of life on
    Mars marks an epochal moment in human history when for the first time human beings
    from Earth have encountered biological organisms living elsewhere in the Cosmos.
    KEY WORDS
    Mars, NASA, JPL, Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, PIA10214, life, life on Mars, the
    discovery of life on Mars, extraterrestrial life, alien contact, exopolitics, exobiology,
    science, planetary science, space exploration, scientific discovery, major events of 2008,
    anomaly, anomalous phenomena, Mars Anomaly Research Society, Andrew D. Basiago
    Copyright © 2008 by Andrew D. Basiago. All Rights Reserved.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    INTRODUCTION
    Life has been discovered on Mars. The evidence of this discovery is contained in a
    photograph of the Martian surface that was taken by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover
    Spirit during November 6-9, 2007 and beamed back to Earth. The number assigned to
    the photograph by NASA-JPL was PIA10214. This photograph is a panoramic montage
    of a series of photographs taken by the Rover Spirit from November 6th to 9th
    , 2007. At
    the time that it was taken, the Spirit was perched near the western edge of the plateau
    called Home Plate in the inner basin of the Columbia Hills range inside Gusev Crater.
    The photograph is a westward view of the surface of Mars, with the southwest on the left
    and the northeast on the right. At the bottom of the photograph, the solar panels of Spirit
    can be seen. In the foreground, the western edge of the Home Plate plateau is prominent,
    lighter in color than more distant parts of the terrain. The rocky foothill in the middle
    distance across the left third of the image NASA identifies as Tsiolkovski Ridge, which
    NASA estimates is about 100 feet from the edge of the plateau and about 100 feet across.
    This photograph has been the subject of much speculation since January 2008, when two
    anomalous human figures – one an apparently female figure in a blue gown, the other an
    apparently male figure in a blue bodysuit – were spotted on the far left edge of the
    plateau. The figures were quickly dismissed as a natural rock formation resulting from
    erosion by wind, water, and time, despite the fact that two distinct human forms were
    present and gender differentiation seemed to be indicated in the form the anomalies took.
    The author, founder and president of the Mars Anomaly Research Society, thought that
    these enigmatic forms looked like a statue, or the fossilized remains of Martians fleeing a
    cataclysm, like a deluge, a mudslide, or a volcanic eruption, or a monument sculpted to
    memorialize such an apocalyptic event. If the figures on the plateau were artificial, then
    the valley below might also contain evidence that Mars is – or once was – inhabited.
    Recent analysis of this photograph by the author utilizing imaging software available to
    the public has revealed evidence of humanoids, animals, statues, and structures in the
    West Valley below the Home Plate plateau, especially on the Tsiolkovski Ridge and in
    the northeast corner of the valley, where a field of turquoise blue forms can be seen that
    look like rocks but that are living entities. Creatures with human heads and the alpine
    complexion of Europeans dot both Tsiolkovski Ridge and The Turquoise Field. In a third
    area of the valley, one named by the author The Rock Garden, humanoid beings in blue
    bodysuits can be seen with hand-held devices that may be technical or musical
    instruments. The life forms and artifacts encompassed by these landmarks startle the
    imagination, evoking a surreal landscape by the mediaeval artist Hieronymus Bosch.
    The life forms contained in PIA10214 include humanoids with bulbous heads and
    elongated bodies, like those beings described in the UFO literature; animals still found on
    Earth, including lizards, frogs, snakes, alligators, and mantises; animals that once existed
    on Earth but are now extinct, including the reptile species plesiosaur, which has been
    advanced as a solution in the Loch Ness, Lake Champlain, and Lake Okanagan
    mysteries; and animals that have never existed on Earth, including human-insect hybrids
    with multiple appendages like centipedes, termites, and silverfish, segmented bodies like
    scorpions, and larval bodies like Earth worms, fly larvae, and butterfly chrysalises.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    The taxonomy of some of the animals seen in some parts of the photograph is so bizarre
    that in some cases it is difficult for observers to even recognize them, so that the keen
    observer finds himself cast in the role of the aboriginal shaman, who could not only see
    the arrival of the Spanish ships that others could not see but discern that they were not sea
    monsters. If one looks closely, then one can see creatures on Mars with the head and
    torso of humans and the body of caterpillars moving across the sear Martian landscape.
    In other parts of the photograph, higher order beings with transparent, translucent, or bioluminescent
    bodies have been detected that await further photographic analysis. To see
    what is in these photographs, one must view what one has never seen before and see it.
    The artwork on Mars found thus far in this photograph consists almost entirely of statues
    of human and animal heads, intaglios carved casually on rocks featuring human and alien
    faces, and vast etchings carved on the ground conveying human and animal themes.
    Giant grotesque heads exist in several places (including The Rock Garden) that are either
    the skulls of large, dead hominids or sculptures designed to resemble demonic entities,
    with head and hands rising from below to devour or bury those on the Martian surface.
    The built structures found in the photograph include evidence of stairways leading to
    ornate rock sculptures of substantial refinement; derelict waterworks; metal works of
    exotic design that may once have served as viewing platforms, one forming the stylized
    face of a bovine or reptilian; and several large stone sarcophagi, including the ossuary of
    a king in the Egyptian style laid on a cliff top and another in the Easter Island style halfburied
    in the valley below. There is evidence of extensive digging into the Martian soil.
    The panorama itself presents massive evidence of a cataclysmic event in Martian history.
    The western edge of the Home Base plateau and the West Valley below are littered with
    the half-buried remains of thousands of victims of an apparent deluge, caught in alluvial
    deposits like slag heaps that resemble a pebbled moraine. This cataclysm may have been
    the destruction of the planet Maldek, which created the asteroid belt and pummeled Mars
    so that it was squeezed into an oblate spheroid and fractured. The region photographed
    may be a nature reserve, a fossil dig at a paleological site, or a memorial park related to
    this cataclysm and the veneration of the fossilized remains present in situ. By the very
    nature of this photograph as the first human look at an alien civilization, the variety of
    life forms, activities and artifacts are so esoteric that the entire content and purport of the
    otherworldly montage defies complete description and proper categorization at this time.
    This discovery, however, marks the advent of a new epoch in human civilization.
    Humanity has now crossed the threshold that separates its past as an earthbound race and
    its future as a space-faring civilization in contact with extraterrestrial beings. We are not
    alone in the Universe. We are not even alone in our own solar system. Mars, the Red
    Planet, which every two years supplants Venus as the planet closest to Earth, is inhabited
    with other biological life forms, and shows evidence of having been inhabited for eons.
    In this paper, the author analyzes this first view of Martian ecology and civilization, and
    endeavors to present his preliminary findings related to the discovery of life on Mars in
    the form of humanoid beings, animal species, carved statues, built structures, and dead
    bodies, where they are located in the photograph, and what they ultimately might be.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    HUMANOID BEINGS
    The humanoids that can be seen on the surface of Mars in PIA10214 consist of four
    typologies. It is not known whether or not these typologies represent different species.
    Three of these typologies, the first three cited, may be related, but one seems to be an
    exception. Those beings in the fourth typology might be statues that look like life forms.
    The first typology consists of humanoids with bald, bulbous heads and elongated bodies.
    They are dressed in blue or gray bodysuits. They have two arms and legs, like human
    beings, or multiple appendages. Their Caucasian complexion is in the light Alpine range.
    Some are manipulating hand-held devices that might be technical or musical instruments.
    The second typology is taller and more mantis-like. They are semi-transparent or devoid
    of coloration, like some soil-dwelling and deep ocean creatures on Earth. They seem to
    be standing around directing or observing things. One can be seen standing next to a
    humanoid being that is either digging a hole or entering or exiting a tunnel opening.
    The third typology, found in The Turquoise Field, possesses the head and upper body of a
    bald male human being and a lower body that might be described as larval or pupal.
    Some can be seen half-buried in The Turquoise Field, as if burrowing. Some are looking
    up at Spirit from their locations and seem to be evincing anger or bemusement.
    The fourth typology is, for want of a better description, all head. The humanoid head
    near the right shore of The Lake is an example of this typology. Imagine the head of a
    clown in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that has broken loose from its body. It is not
    known whether this typology is a living being or merely a comic statue or building.
    Because the first three typologies combine human characteristics with the adult and the
    larval stages of many insect species on Earth, they may represent the three developmental
    stages, or three sub-species, of an animal that is a human-insect hybrid. DNA seems to
    have taken different evolutionary forms under the unique selection pressures of Mars.
    The First Typology of Humanoid
    Evidence of the first typology of humanoid life on Mars consists of two human figures on
    the far left side of the plateau in the photograph. These figures were found by many
    researchers and widely reported in January 2008, when NASA posted PIA10214 on the
    World Wide Web. They were debunked at the time as a natural rock formation.
    These figures can be found by examining the far lower left quadrant of the photograph.
    The viewer must find the cliff’s edge on the western side of the Home Base plateau. It is
    discernible by its different coloration from the valley below. With magnification, a tiny
    female figure, as if a statue (left), and a tiny male figure, as if fallen (right), can be seen.
    It is the opinion of the author that these forms are not a natural rock formation, because
    they possess highly articulated human form, differentiation between individuals, gender,
    locomotion, intention, even clothing. They are probably a statue of some kind.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    Examining the far right side of the photograph, the author discovered several beings in
    blue bodysuits (left) sitting in a rock cluster he named The Rock Garden. The humanoids
    may be holding hand-held devices. One, sitting demurely as if female, has multiple arms,
    like a centipede. They have bulbous heads and elongated bodies, as if “extraterrestrial.”
    At the back of The Rock Garden is a large statue or skeleton of a humanoid with a pointy
    head and large, elephantine ears (right). His skull, arms, and hands are evident on the
    surface. He is reaching out from the depths of Mars with his hands. This skull may be
    the fossilized head of a giant primate in Martian history or simply the statue of a demon.
    In front of the skull sits another bald-headed Martian (center). He is sitting as if clutched
    in the right hand of the statue behind him. He is holding his hand to his mouth. Farther
    to the right, a bald Martian with a bigger head and body seems to be throwing something.
    A female being with multiple arms sits on the ground behind a transparent pane (right).
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    The Rock Garden is easy to find in the photograph. The viewer must look to the far
    lower right quadrant of the panorama. There, a Y-shaped pattern on the ground, probably
    the result of channelization by water that once flowed on Mars, can be seen. To the right
    of the upper right prong of the Y is a smudge like an eyebrow. This is The Rock Garden.
    The Rock Garden is significant because in this one small area of this vast photograph,
    multiple mutually corroborating forms of evidence of life on Mars have been found.
    These include the presence of intelligent, bipedal hominid creatures not unlike Homo
    sapiens; technical gadgetry; social interaction; and terra-forming of the Martian surface.
    Similar humanoid beings are present at other locations in this photograph taken on Mars.
    Inside The Rock Enclosure on Tsiolkovski Ridge, for example, a humanoid with two
    arms and two legs can be seen. He is kneeling with his back to Spirit. He has a bulbous
    head and an elongated body. He is wearing pants and a belt but is bare-chested. The
    scapulae in his upper back are evident. He is leaning over the wall away from the viewer.
    He may be reaching for, or lifting, a Martian child over the wall created by the back rock.
    The humanoid being inside The Rock Enclosure on Tsiolkovski Ridge is easy to find in
    the photograph. Find the square in the upper left corner of the left solar array of Spirit,
    count five solar panels to the right on the edge of the array facing the valley, and proceed
    straight up the photograph. The C-shaped formation on the ridge is blue-gray in color.
    The humanoid is kneeling inside the enclosure of rocks. He is tiny and thin, like a
    praying mantis hatchling. He is interacting with other humanoids just beyond the rocks.
    Standing next to the humanoid in The Rock Enclosure is a being with a large, ovoid face
    as found in the literature of extraterrestrial contact. This being has a transparent or
    translucent body that has not been photographed with the same clarity and opaqueness
    that the other being’s body has, presumably because her body is not made of protoplasm.
    The humanoid in The Rock Enclosure on Tsiolkovski Ridge is surrounded by other
    anomalous beings. To his right on the hillside, bald humanoids in blue clothing are
    sitting on the hillside (left). Up the hill, other beings are standing behind a large rock
    shaped into the face of a rabbit, gerbil or similar small animal (right). Other humanoid
    beings can be seen standing in apertures in the soil among statues of huge heads (bottom).
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    On Mars, humanoids and plesiosaurs extinct on Earth co-exist (left), as snakes slither
    across the ground and a humanoid confronts an odd entity with a cobra-like torso (right).
    The Martians have adorned the surface above their subterranean dwellings with relics. Is
    this an ecosystem teeming with life or a surreal sculpture garden? Probably, it is both.
    The Second Typology of Humanoid
    An example of the second typology of humanoid being on Mars can be seen on the rock
    with a face on it which is located down the ridge from The Rock Enclosure. There stands
    a tall, semi-transparent being with multiple, asymmetrical appendages (below). His body
    type is like a Native American totem pole on Earth made entirely of transparent glass.
    This being has a big head and a childish grin on his face. If he is a statue, then The Glass
    Totem on the Boulder reveals the light-heartedness with which the Martians craft their
    artwork. If, however, he is an entity, then we can conclude that some Martians are
    friendly and have taken delight in the fact that we have landed Spirit on their planet.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    The combination of opaque humanoids dressed in blue clothing and transparent beings
    with many arms can also be found in the vicinity of The Turquoise Field. There, a
    corpulent humanoid dressed in a blue gown, cape, or caftan can be seen furiously digging
    a hole or descending a tunnel, as several of the glassine mantises stand nearby (below).
    This juxtaposition might reflect a social dominance hierarchy based on intra-species subspeciation
    within this species on Mars. This division of labor might also be based on a
    cooperative, co-mensal, or coercive relationship between two distinct humanoid species.
    Definitive biological classification will result from improved photo-analysis and study.
    The Third Typology of Humanoid
    The third type of humanoid found on Mars combines the head and upper body of Homo
    sapiens with the lower body of an arachnid of the order Scorpionida. An example of one
    of these scorpion men can be seen in The Turquoise Field in the upper right quadrant of
    the panorama (below). He has a horn on his head and is looking towards Spirit.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    The Fourth Typology of Humanoid
    Beyond The Turquoise Field, on the right side of The Lake, is a large head (top). This
    may be the head of a living organism or an artificial structure. Its facial features are
    cartoonish, in the way that the façade of a ride at an amusement park is here on Earth. Its
    features have inspired the author to name it Mister Potato Head. Next to it sits a Fun
    Balloon Animal. Their form and proximity to the water suggest a theme park or resort.
    There is a similar figure in the pink terrain towards Grissom Hill on the far left side of the
    photo. There, a mirthful, egg-shaped face surrounded by tubules peers from the ground
    (bottom). The clownish features of the one and roller coaster-like tubes enveloping the
    other suggest that these are built structures in the nature of amusement parks and not
    humanoids, but their human shape invites one to consider a universe of possibilities.
    The very roundness of the features of these figures is similar to beings seen elsewhere in
    the photograph. We can include among these oblate humanoids the figure crawling like a
    baby on the far leftward edge of The Turquoise Field (left) and the figure to her right in
    the photo that resembles an astronaut buried in the sands of Mars that time forgot (right).
    This might be a sculpture by which the Martians are sending a subtle message to us only
    understood according to the “context communication model” of alien-human language
    first posited by Webre, in which aliens communicate with human beings by their actions
    rather than their words. The message is apt when one considers the rudimentary structure
    and function of Spirit: “You are just taking your first baby steps in space exploration.”
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    Throughout the photograph, the beings with bald, bulbous heads can be seen interacting
    with a variety of species. On a hillside beneath the mountain ridge in the far upper right
    quadrant, two of them sit in the Lotus position surrounded by animal species which
    resemble the penguin and ibis-like figures found in Egyptian hieroglyphics (below).
    In one scene from The Turquoise Field (left), many humanoids, as well as an elephantlike
    creature, can be seen sitting around a table. Surrounding the table are many colorful,
    glassine statues evocative of the style of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. The
    transparent matrix in which they sit is icicle-like, multi-colored, and exquisitely artful.
    One of the statues (center) resembles the statue of a head on Tsiolkovski Ridge (right).
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    This kind of round table built around ornate glasswork is present at another location near
    The Lake, where the Martians have designed a complex, interwoven, glassine structure
    embodying the heads and torsos of different beings. The faces of adjacent beings are
    complementary in the manner of Pablo Picasso and executed in dreamy, pastel forms
    reminiscent of Marc Chagall (right). This is art created by a high order of intelligence.
    Similar glass artwork can be seen on a hill above The Turquoise Field (below). One, in
    the center of the hill, has a cheerful smile on its face like The Little Engine That Could.
    Another, to the right in the image below, resembles the kachina dolls that exist in the
    western Pueblo cosmology and religious practices of the Hopi. It is almost transparent,
    but one can see that it is carrying a smaller person grasping a cruciform object.
    From this initial anthropological evidence provided by NASA, we can preliminarily
    conclude that the humanoid beings on Mars are sentient, possess a sense of humor and a
    love of laughter, cultivate the transcendental, spiritual side of life, and make decisions (or
    at least convene regularly) in some form of communitarian social organization.
    The complexity, sensitivity, refinement, and child-like whimsy embodied in their designs
    reveal an advanced, intelligent species peaceful in nature. This might be the most
    important finding in the discovery of life on Mars. This evidence that we can gather from
    Spirit confirms the remote viewing data that the Martians present no threat to Earth.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    ANIMAL SPECIES
    There is much diversity of animal life represented in this small sample of the Martian
    biosphere. Presumably, these animals subsist on little or no water or water gathered from
    subterranean aquifers, because the only water visible in the entire panorama of Mars seen
    in PIA10214 is in The Lake, the azure pond below Husband Hill in the far distance.
    The animal life on Mars falls into four broad categories. It should be noted that these
    categories are derived via analogy from animal species found on Earth. The fauna on
    Mars might be so different that biologists will have to think anew even to classify it.
    Until the anatomy of these creatures is understood, this methodology will have to suffice.
    The First Category of Animal
    The first category consists of animals that resemble animals that presently live on Earth.
    This category includes elephants, platypuses, horses, cows, frogs, turtles, snakes, slugs,
    and snails. Some of these look to be living organisms, while others seem merely statues.
    What is significant is their incredible similarity to animal species found on Earth.
    The Second Category of Animal
    The second category is those animals that combine elements of animals that inhabit Earth
    at this time in Earth’s biological history and that from our perspective would be viewed
    as hybrids of living animal species. This category is exemplified by one species on Mars
    (below) that combines the bodily shape of an octopus with the face of a lion or a dog.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    The Third Category of Animal
    The third category includes those animals that resemble dinosaur and reptile species that
    are extinct on Earth. In this category, we can cite the plesiosaur, which has been
    proposed as a solution to the Loch Ness, Lake Champlain, and Lake Okanagan mysteries.
    The plesiosaur on Mars resembles the dinosaur brachiosaurus or a long-necked tortoise.
    To the right of The Rock Enclosure on Tsiolkovski Ridge, a herd of plesiosaur-like
    creatures can be seen with long necks like snakes and round bodies like turtles (below).
    One clearly seems to possess the lenticular shell of a tortoise. Others have more ovoid
    bodies, like large, round, gray-brown boulders. They have a head that is horse-like.
    The fact that many of them have bodies camouflaged to look like boulders suggests that
    these creatures are indigenous to Mars and have evolved under its conditions. The
    plesiosaur is so common on Mars that it has even found its way into Martian art. The one
    at right (bottom), from The Turquoise Field, may be a statue of two Martians riding one.
    The Fourth Category of Animal
    The fourth category encompasses those animals that are unlike anything that presently
    lives or has ever lived on planet Earth. Into this category, we can place the human-lizard
    hybrids seen resting on the ground as if cold-blooded and fairly immobile by nature.
    In The Bowl to the left of The Rock Garden, and at three locations within The Rock
    Garden, a human-reptilian species can be seen (below). They have bulbous heads and
    flesh-toned arms and legs but creep along the ground. Their lizard-like bodies are flat, as
    if cut out of rubber, like the popular children’s television character Gumby. The author
    has given these relatively inert human-reptile hybrids the name The Gumby Lizard.
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    Reptilian and serpent motifs jut from the bowls that ring The Rock Garden to the left of
    The Grotesque Skull. One resembles a snake (left), the other a brachiosaur (center).
    Beneath the snake that emerges from the basin, a Gumby Lizard can be seen crawling on
    the rim of the basin. It resembles a toddler with the lower body of a lizard. A being
    standing in the center of the garden (right) also possesses both hominid and reptoid traits.
    In front of The Rock Garden, below where the humanoids sit, three filamentous creatures
    are walking toward Spirit. This species, named The Woofy by the author, combines the
    morphology of a sea sponge with the face of a dog (Canis lupus familiaris), and would be
    mistaken for a sagebrush or tumbleweed on Earth, were it not for its puppy dog face.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    These and other animals on Mars defy classification by any known system on Earth. We
    would include among the new forms of fauna on Mars the animal whose giraffe-like head
    can be seen peering from behind the cliff literally within feet of Spirit. This animal has
    red lips, a patch of blue beneath its bulging eyes, and a crest atop its head like some
    dinosaurs. Even the most spirited disinformation that this report will inspire will have
    difficulty finding a mundane, non-biological explanation for The Spying Giraffe (below).
    The Predominance of Reptilian Species
    One early conclusion that we can draw about the variety of animal species on Mars as
    shown by this small sample of Martian biota taken from the West Valley of the
    Columbian Basin of the Gusev Crater is that reptilian species predominate. These
    include reptiles that once existed on Earth and reptiles that have never existed on Earth.
    Among these species, the plesiosaur seems to be very common. According to Wikipedia:
    Plesiosaurs were carnivorous aquatic… reptiles. After their discovery, they were
    somewhat fancifully said to have resembled “a snake threaded through the shell of a
    turtle,” although they had no shell. The common name “plesiosaur” is applied both to the
    “true” plesiosaurs (Suborder Plesiosauroidea), which includes both long-necked
    elasmosaurs and short-necked polycotylid forms… There were many species of
    plesiosaurs… Plesiosaurs… appeared at the start of the Jurassic Period and thrived until
    the K-T extinction, at the end of the Cretaceous Period. While they were Mesozoic
    reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs, they were not dinosaurs…
    Maybe the creatures seen – including both living plesiosaurs (left) and dead ones (right) –
    are plesiosaurs that survived on Mars the extinction that befell plesiosaurs on Earth.
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    The reptilian species on Mars seem to be more evolved than reptiles on Earth. In one
    scene from the photograph, three turquoise creatures lie tangled on a hillside (left). One
    has the head and shoulders of a man but his lower body is snake-like (right). He is
    arching his back onto the back of a turtle and looking toward Spirit. They seem to be
    more sentient and intelligent than any reptile or amphibian one would find on Earth.
    CARVED STATUES
    There are numerous carved statues in NASA-JPL photograph PIA10214. These include
    the human figures on the left edge of the western side of the Home Base plateau whose
    discovery in 2008 led to the discovery of life on Mars later that year; the myriad of heads
    that litter Tsiolkovski Ridge; and other statues found along the jagged edge of the cliff.
    These statues can be classified into three kinds. The first is statues of human forms
    worked in stone in the European style or in terra cotta in the Chinese style. The next is
    monolithic heads like those of the Olmecs. The third is bas reliefs on the sides of rocks
    like Native American petro glyphs or the sides of hills like Britain’s Cerne Abbas Giant.
    Human Forms
    The two figures on the left edge of the plateau, The Beings on the Edge (below), might be
    carved statues. This is supported by the notion that human form is so highly articulated,
    natural forces could simply not have carved two human figures in such close proximity.
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    It was first theorized that the female figure is a burl or spar formed naturally on the edge
    of the cliff. Artists have noted that the blue gown of the female seems to be flowing
    forward, so as to intentionally give the statue a sense of drama and urgency. Others have
    observed that she looks made of terra cotta, like the buried soldiers of Xian in China.
    While it is possible for natural forces to carve biological forms over time – New
    Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountain and New Mexico’s Camel Rock are examples –
    The Beings on the Edge are probably artificial. This opinion is reached on the basis that
    they are two separate and distinct forms that possess anatomy, gender, and movement.
    In light of the photographic evidence (below) that the plateau from which this anomalous
    object juts (left) and the sweeping valley below it (right) inter the remains of thousands of
    Martians, who may have died when Maldek disintegrated, we cannot discount the
    possibility that this statue – indeed, Tsiolkovski Ridge beyond it – is a funereal site.
    The Beings on the Edge might be a memorial statue high above the cemetery grounds by
    which these deaths are remembered. These objects might have been set in place to honor
    the dead, mark their burial site, and tell the story of the cataclysm in which they perished.
    We can see in these details (below) awful reminders of the killing fields on this planet.
    Huge rock carvings of a fallen woman and man on the cliff below The Beings also tell
    this terrible tale. A female (center) and male (right) lie still in their muddy tombs. The
    woman’s dress has been carved to resemble that of the female figure up on the edge of
    the plateau. The man has been given the hands of a lobster to signify death by deluge.
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    Monolithic Heads
    The humanoid head – touchstone of intelligence – is, it would appear, a prevailing feature
    of Martian art. Tsiolkovski Ridge is littered with monolithic heads, faces, and masks
    (below). These are placed at safe removes from each other, like statues in an open-air art
    museum. Small humanoids are seen standing on and around them, as in a playground.
    Among the numerous colossal heads that litter Tsiolkovski Ridge can be seen a large gold
    face of the highly articulated Gray species that has appeared in the UFO literature since
    the abduction of Barney and Betty Hill by extraterrestrials in 1961 (left). Other heads of
    alien beings are carved on the tops of rocks in and near The Rock Enclosure (right).
    The largest head in the photograph also happens to be where humanoids are found. At
    the back of The Rock Garden, a grotesque humanoid skull with hands can be seen
    (below). This is probably a carved statue rather than the skull of a dead being. The skull
    is pointy or pyramidal. It has a heavy brow ridge, elephantine ears, and deep eye sockets.
    To its right, another large statue can be seen. He is half buried and is thrusting his fist
    into the air (bottom right). These occult statues are 20 times bigger than the humanoids
    that sit nearby. They might represent Mars reaching up and literally bringing the living
    down into the Martian underworld during the muddy deluge of the cataclysm on Mars.
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    From the perspective of art criticism, the distinguishing aspect of these statues is the
    element of the mud itself. These figures are seen rising from the mud, as if suffocating in
    it. They are covered by mud. They have been given the color of the mud in which they
    are buried alive. While the haunting nature of this work might cause us to conclude that
    the Martians have a dark bent, if, as we theorize, this is a work pertaining to the
    cataclysm that devastated Martian civilization, another way to look at these statues is as
    an imaginative way to keep the memory of that catastrophe alive for future generations.
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    Another large head, a boy’s face, is located in the jagged rocks of the cliff over-looking
    the valley (left). The rock (or metal) from which the face is carved (or cast) is dark
    bronze. His features are supple, even cherubic. The Face of a Boy looks like it was cast
    in copper or brass and then placed in the cliff. The metal has tarnished over time.
    Next to it, a stylized head resembling the ceremonial mask of a Native American
    medicine man has been carved into the pink and turquoise rock, as if this site were in the
    Southwest. The Medicine Man lies in a shamanic trance next to the boy (right). A being
    or statue can be seen arduously climbing the stairs that have been notched into the rocks
    (bottom). He may represent the universal human yearning for spiritual transcendence.
    This complex may be a shrine, vista point, or power spot where religious rituals, nature
    walks, or healings take place. One of the most striking works of terra-forming on Mars,
    Shaman Point may be destined to be regarded as one of the most impressive works of
    large stone work in a natural setting in the solar system, the Martian Mt. Rushmore.
    Yet a third massive statue of a head, The Mask of Joy, can be seen lying on the
    escarpment to the left of The Turquoise Field (below). It resembles a Greek mask and
    some depictions of the head of Bacchus in Roman art. Its mouth is open, and humanoid
    beings can be seen sitting in its mouth and dancing around its blue-green periphery.
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    Not all carved statues of colossal heads in the West Valley of the Columbia Basin of
    Mars are of the heads of humanoids. Some depict animal heads. These heads include,
    for example, dog’s heads, such as in The Head of the Dog and The Head of the Dinosaur,
    over which The Spying Giraffe can be seen observing the Rover Spirit (below). This
    head is carved in a severe or menacing style that might be described as brutal in nature.
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    Bas Reliefs on the Sides of Rocks
    The Martians do not always carve heads in statuary form either. They also craft heads in
    intaglios carved onto the sides of rocks. Bas reliefs of this type can be seen on several of
    the rocks at The Rock Enclosure on Tsiolkovski Ridge within which the ectomorphic
    humanoid is standing. On the stone to the right of The Rock Enclosure is a bas relief not
    unlike those images from our civilization that personify the Sun as a being (right).
    Bas Reliefs on the Sides of Hills
    On the side of a hill in the far distance can be seen a bas relief consisting of two hearts.
    Inside one heart (left), a female sprite vaguely resembling Tinker Bell arches backward to
    reveal her breasts. Inside the heart next to her (left), a male face looks over at The
    Arching Sprite and smiles fondly, as if the Tinker Bell figure inside is his valentine.
    Nearby is the figure of a recumbent dog-like animal, with its face at bottom (right).
    Other bas reliefs on the hillside depict intelligent entities looking out inter-dimensionally
    from within spheres of light, as in the not-yet-fully-explained orbs phenomenon on Earth.
    Like the other artwork, they produce a three-dimensional, holographic effect (below).
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    Other Statues near The Beings on the Edge
    That The Beings on the Edge are a statue and not a natural rock formation is supported by
    the existence of other statues in their immediate vicinity. In human culture on Earth,
    statues are often grouped among other statues in a common public display of art. We
    have no basis to conclude that this is not also true for humanoids on other planets.
    Down the escarpment of the plateau, toward its precipice, to the right of The Beings on
    the Edge, our Martian artists have carved numerous other statues (below). One is a stele
    featuring a human face (left). The others are details of different animal species, including
    the head of a lion, the head of a horse, a tropical fish, a bee, and a dog. The Bee (bottom
    center) has the gold head of a man on it where the upper body of the bee would begin.
    The notion that these are carved statues is supported by the fact that The Tropical Fish
    has been moved a considerable distance up the plateau. Since it is resting on the
    downward face of the plateau and could not have tumbled there, it had to be moved there,
    like a heavy piece of furniture dragged across a carpet, as evidenced by the drag marks.
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    The strongest evidence that The Beings are statues that convey something meaningful can
    be found by examining their location relative to not only these statues but the previously
    mentioned outcropping terra-formed toward the precipice of the plateau. In this view, we
    can see the position of The Being (left), The Tropical Fish (right), and these rocks (top).
    At this ostensibly natural outcropping, as noted above, a female (left) and male (right) lie
    cold and still. She lies on her back, staring at the sky; he lies next to her, on his stomach.
    Her dress has been carved so that it resembles that of The Being up on the plateau’s edge.
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    A sea tortoise (left) looks on, as if asking why the woman and the man have sunk to his
    natural state. Elsewhere on the plateau, the statues of The Bee (center) and The Locust
    (right), also depicted on their backs, as if dying, complete the picture of a complex
    Martian ecology, and the advanced civilization that it supported, that have collapsed.
    The Royal Children lie fallen beside them (below), as an Indian (far left), Mad Scientist,
    Ufonaut, and Falcon (far right) look on, providing mute testimony to their demise.
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    Happily, not all of the statues on the plateau are fraught with apocalyptic symbolism.
    Some have been carved to satisfy the artist, in a way that shows a child-like sensitivity
    for the preciousness of animals. Among these are The Sleeping Cat in front of Spirit
    (left) and The Baby Salamander Nestled in the Rocks in the middle of the plateau (right).
    A similar joie de vivre has been expressed in The Dolphin (right), which is emerging
    from the ground as if from the sea, on the valley floor below The Locust. The Martians
    that carved these figures seemingly possess sensibilities that we associate with human
    beings, including joy, a fondness for the playful side of animals, and a reverence for life.
    What is so conspicuous about these statues is not only their proximity to The Beings on
    the Edge, but that they all represent animal species that exist on Earth. By divine
    providence or cosmic serendipity, Spirit has set down on a plateau on Mars that is an
    open-air gallery for statues of animals that convey Mars’ primordial connection to Earth.
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    Presumably, Earth animals like cats have found their way into Martian statuary because
    these species also exist on Mars. This finding is supported by this detail, in which two
    puppies can be seen playing far down on the middle of Tsiolkovski Ridge. One is creamcolored
    (left) and the other brown and banded across the eyes like a raccoon (right).
    Several statues emit a gaseous or aqueous substance or have been designed to appear as if
    they do. These include The Rocket on the Rock, a missile sitting atop a round head with
    Asiatic features on the far left side of Tsiolkovski Ridge (left), and the statue named
    Vomitus, a head that can be seen ejecting a muddy effluvium from his mouth (right).
    One wonders which Martians did these imaginative works. Perhaps it was a Martian of
    the decidedly human-looking sort seen standing, obscured, behind The Green Gargoyle,
    the jade green, pepper-shaped head at the bottom right side of the ridge (below). His bald
    head and gray outfit are reminiscent of “Dr. Evil” in the Austin Powers movies (right).
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    BUILT STRUCTURES
    The evidence of built structures on Mars found in PIA10214 is so clear that it proves that
    Mars is – or was once – inhabited by beings capable of building things. In fact, some of
    the best evidence for built structures is lying within plain sight, on the right side of the
    cliff, directly in front of the Rover Spirit. There, laid out like a child’s toys, are a
    sarcophagus, an aqueduct, and the scaffolding of a long-ago abandoned building.
    The Sarcophagus (left) is shaped like a tin soldier. It has the body and the head of a king
    in the Egyptian style. We can readily see the king’s eye, ear, and beard. Amazingly, his
    thin neck remains intact. The king is wearing a hat identical to the banked, cylindrical
    type worn by the Great Royal Wife of the Sun King Pharaoh Akhenaton, Queen Nefertiti,
    as depicted in the iconic bust of her discovered by Ludwig Borchardt in 1912 (right).
    To the right of The Sarcophagus, the blue-green form of The Water Sprite can be seen.
    She is leaning forward arms outstretched, as if drinking from a river (below). She might
    be both a waterworks and a sculpture symbolizing the return of life-giving water to the
    land. Her praying mantis-like form also evokes the spring, when mantises are prevalent.
    She could be mistaken for an insect, were it not for the human form of her upper body.
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    Next to The Sarcophagus and The Water Sprite is The Face of the Bull. This rusted
    metalwork welded to the side of the plateau is obviously a built structure. It might be the
    remains of a dwelling or of a terraced viewing platform that marks the location of the
    crested dinosaur fossil that pokes from the cliff above it, called The Head of the Lizard.
    The Sarcophagus, The Water Sprite, The Face of the Bull and The Head of the Lizard
    (below) could represent the four seasons – Winter, when the Sun lies dormant, like a
    Pharaoh asleep in his stony tomb; Spring, when The Water Sprite returns to refresh the
    land; Summer, when the Sun rages in the sky like a furious Bull; and Autumn, when the
    Sun begins to slumber like a cold-blooded Lizard caught too long on a cold rock.
    Human figures (left), a Goat (center right), and a Gremlin (right) also occupy the cliff.
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    The Egyptian Connection
    Like The Sarcophagus, an Egyptian hat sits atop one of the stone heads on Tsiolkovski
    Ridge (left) and The Queen at the outcropping (bottom), whose Gray face and mitered hat
    blend into the terrain because they were carved from the same amber-colored rock.
    Curiously, the statues on the ridge and The Sarcophagus have been laid true north, which
    suggests that the entire area might once have served as a funereal site. Metaphorically,
    they also point to Egypt and the historical linkage between Ancient Egypt and Mars.
    Cats also reveal this connection. The Ancient Egyptians worshiped cats (Felis sylvestris
    catus), which were commonplace in their statuary during the reign of the Pharaohs. On
    Mars, form also favors feline. The Sleeping Cat (left) is not the only cat at the site. The
    Blue Cat (center) also expresses the Egyptian love of cats as pets and in statuary (right).
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    The Easter Island Connection
    Farther to the right of The Sarcophagus, not far from The Rock Garden, within the right
    prong of the Y-pattern channelized into the ground, is another ancient artifact. This relic
    resembles a galleon that lies shipwrecked in a desert land (left) or one of the monolithic
    heads made by the Rapa Nui on Easter Island (right). A flower has been draped over it.
    The Eastern Island connection can be conjectured in the sense that this massive stone
    object shares the brooding forehead, protruding nose, and pursed lips of the statues found
    on that mysterious island. Tiny humanoid beings can be seen on and around this timeless
    relic (left). One can be seen extricating himself from the roseate soil (center). Does the
    rongo-rongo script of Easter Island (right) tell of the many reptilian life forms on Mars?
    We have only begun to find the myriad of obvious and obscure details in PIA10214. If it
    proves to be real, and not the result of a hoax by or within NASA, then PIA10214 will be
    regarded as the most significant photograph that has ever been made. More ancient
    artifacts like these await discovery in PIA10214, purportedly the first photo ever taken by
    human beings from Earth to capture a visual record of humanoid beings, animal species,
    carved statues, and built structures existing on another planet in the Universe.
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    DEAD BODIES
    Dead bodies are evidence that life exists, or at least, once existed, at a particular location.
    Thousands of Martian bodies – fossilized, desiccated, or recently buried – lie in The
    Debris Fields scattered across the entire panorama. They look like a vast, light brown,
    pebbled moraine. These were discovered by enlarging very small portions of PIA10214.
    They might be the remains of humanoids on Mars that were drowned and half-buried on
    the surface of the silt deposited by a massive flood that struck Mars. The mass disaster
    scenario is supported by the presence of fossils in The Valley Bottom, where human,
    animal, and extraterrestrial remains can be seen submerged in the dirt (left), like human
    corpses floating on muddy flood waters, since the day they perished in a huge deluge.
    Alternatively, these could be humanoids killed by the snakes that exist on the Martian
    surface. In the detail below (left), a serpent slithers through the mass of dead humanoids,
    as a living humanoid tries to escape his fate by walking across the mass of dead bodies.
    Serpents seem to abound in the West Valley of the Columbian Basin (center and right).
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    Another possibility is that these are not the bodies of Martians interred following a mass
    deluge, but the larvae of fetal Martians, gestating in the ground, only to walk the surface
    of Mars during later stages of development. According to this view, what we are looking
    at are embryonic Martians that first germinate in the ground like mushrooms do on Earth.
    This would be consistent with the remote viewing data that determined that the Martians
    live underground. Perhaps the Martians don’t live underground, but thrive in the ground.
    If they are not fungal primates, there are other possible explanations for this vast morass
    of bodily forms. They include the science fiction-inspired hypothesis that the individual
    Martian bodies seen might be part of a larger organism that can spread across the surface
    like an amoeba that contains a host of individual Martians. Such a membrane might be
    made up of a myriad of tiny individual humanoids (below) but possess a unitary mind.
    Such fanciful notions would be readily refuted by any forensic pathologist, for many of
    the bodies in The Debris Fields are dressed in all blue or blue and white clothing. In the
    lower left corner of the detail on the left (below), a male body dressed in a white shirt and
    blue pants can be seen. At the center top of the detail on the right (below), a female body
    in the same type of blue gown worn by the female figure on the cliff is lying face down.
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    What we are probably looking at are thousands of corpses fructifying in a sticky paste.
    This substance might have been produced by the predators that killed the humanoids or
    by the humanoids as part of their burial practices. The presence of clothing establishes
    that this membrane is neither a common organism nor a field of gestating humanoids.
    If this theory holds up, The Beings on the Edge would constitute not carved statues but
    rather the exoskeletons of humanoid beings that were killed by a predatory species,
    perhaps by having some kind of immobilizing substance sprayed on them as they were
    fleeing. They then remained permanently fixed at that point on the edge of the plateau.
    While this supposition that a reptilian species on Mars is preying on a humanoid one is
    too horrifying to even contemplate, it seems to be the biological explanation most readily
    suggested by the available evidence. We have to look at the evidence of life on Mars in a
    non-teleological way, seeing what is actually there and not what we would wish to see.
    If the initial theory holds and The Beings on the Edge are determined to be a statue, they
    might constitute a memorial statue that has been intentionally placed on this soaring vista
    point high above the sprawling killing fields that lie below. The plethora of dead bodies
    present in the tan slag is troubling and might suggest a reptilian civilization that, like the
    Aztecan one of old, venerates death and has a fetishistic manner of burying its victims.
    Indeed, the point where The Beings stand might be a place of ritual sacrifice. This is
    indicated by the painted carving on the pediment upon which The Beings stand. It is a
    hirsute reptile, resembling a feathered snake, biting the neck of a bearded male human.
    This might be the sacrifice altar of the Martian Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan. The
    Aztecs founded a blood sacrifice civilization around a reptilian man-serpent, and it is
    above a statue of this figure, the Plumed Serpent god Quetzalcoatl, that The Beings stand.
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    FRIGHTENING CONTENT
    In order to properly analyze PIA10214, we are going to have to cope with macabre
    scenes of this sort. Another case in point is found on the right crest of Tsiolkovski Ridge,
    where there are three boulders that look like Three Pieces of Chocolate Cake. Far from
    it! This part of the photograph is like something found in a rotting log in a dark forest.
    We can see two men – half like beetles – pitch forward to confront a plesiosaur (top), as
    serpents with goofy faces slither up the hill and tiny humanoids seek refuge by
    clambering onto a rock (bottom). This phantasmagoric scene suggests that the sparse
    vegetation on Mars makes predation between biological life forms especially intense.
    Above The Scorpion Man (left), darkly hooded figures (center) drag a woman (right) to
    an uncertain fate. Are human beings from Earth being abducted and taken to Mars? Are
    the 600,000 human beings said to be on Mars volunteers, conscripts, or abductees seized
    on Earth in military abductions (MILABs)? These hellish scenes haunt the imagination.
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    DEFINITIONAL CONSTRAINTS
    Just as we anthropomorphize from the human experience on Earth to our peril when
    evaluating the humanoids on Mars, so we reach the limits of the Linnaean system of
    biological classification when describing its many and varied animals. It is enough to say
    that The Land Octopuses on Mars show differentiation of facial structure and fur color.
    Similar taxonomic impediments arise when we consider the glass beings, such as The
    Glass Totem on the Boulder (left) and The Glass Kachina (right). These might be
    translucent statues, biological entities with transparent bodies, or spiritual beings
    appearing in PIA10214 because of the inter-dimensional significance of this photograph.
    The problem deepens when we consider the fact that at the center and standing around
    The Glass Kachina are transparent forms with apple-shaped heads identical to that of The
    Glass Totem on the Boulder. It is unclear whether the appendages coming from The
    Glass Kachina are natural appendages or just regalia put on for show to welcome Spirit.
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    The Face of the Bull (left) might have been forged not to represent a bull but a life form
    on Mars that has an anvil-shaped face that we on Earth would recognize as that of a bull.
    It is impossible to tell from this distance whether the more modern-looking form (right) is
    itself a structure or the life form that inspired the design of the object on the left.
    In the valley, the white spacesuit and blue helmet of The Astronaut can be seen (left and
    center). Near him, the body of a similarly large form lies face down in the mud (right).
    Are these the remains of a doomed space probe to the Columbian Basin or just a Martian
    memorial to those who have lost their lives as star voyagers exploring the Cosmos?
    The bright line distinction that must be drawn between what is animate and inanimate
    will be difficult for us to make. While The Magic Carpet Rider (left) is clearly a stone
    edifice of some kind designed to represent perhaps the pilot of an intergalactic ship,
    Triangle Face the Rock Animal (center) makes a stronger case for the prospect that some
    animals on Mars have evolved to camouflage themselves as boulders. This seems to be a
    common evolutionary outcome on the surface of Mars, where some of the plesiosaurs
    might not be reptiles at all but rather a species of fowl with round, gray bodies that make
    them look like boulders and that have earned for them the name Rock Roosters (right).
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    Similarly, we are unable to tell whether this is a human female bending over to look at
    her infant or a Caterpillar Woman doing so (below). All we can say at this time is that
    this appears to be a humanoid, who is female, who is looking down at what appears to be
    a baby (right). A baby stroller appears to be on her left, a large black slug on her right.
    This determination is made on the basis of what we know. However, to begin the field of
    exobiology by this breakthrough that has emerged on the surface of the Red Planet, we
    will have to analyze the evidence not just on the basis of what we know, but on the basis
    of what we don’t know, and for that matter, on what we don’t know that we don’t know.
    Close to where The Spying Giraffe looks over The Head of the Dog at Spirit (left), a
    small creature sits on a rock (right). It has the look of a wrench that has been left too
    long in the rain. But it also shares characteristics with Aves, hence its name The Wrench
    Bird. Some things that we find on Mars will defy definition by any standard on Earth.
    Thus, we must use not only our knowledge but our imagination when evaluating the
    evidence of life on Mars, for as Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than
    knowledge… [K]nowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination
    embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
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    CONCLUSION
    Mars is inhabited. It is inhabited by humanoid beings like us and also by animal species
    that are like those that exist on Earth in this age, that once existed on Earth in prehistoric
    times, or that are hybrids that possess the characteristics of two or more Earth species at
    once. These include human-insect hybrids and human-lizard hybrids.
    The discovery of life on Mars is highly significant because it represents the first time that
    life has been found beyond the confines of Earth. It is also very important because it
    constitutes the first evidence of humanoid life beyond Earth. This suggests that in
    universal terms, human life forms might be fairly common throughout the Universe.
    Earth is not the only inhabited planet in our solar system. This discovery will work a
    Copernican revolution in every area of human learning, especially anthropology,
    evolutionary biology, archaeology, the history of ancient civilizations, and exopolitics.
    The 21st
    Century will be one of intergalactic contact for human civilization on Earth.
    Life on Mars mirrors that on Earth. It shows evidence of such things as speciation,
    predation, the descent of primates, division into male and female, and the development of
    symbiotic relationships between species. This indicates that life on Earth and Mars might
    have come from the same source or followed similar developmental pathways.
    This discovery helps solve the UFO mystery, in the sense that it confirms that life exists
    beyond our planet, that such life includes intelligent, bipedal hominids, and that the
    humanoids found on Mars conform to the “aliens” reported in the UFO literature.
    Human beings share a common template with other humanoids in an inhabited Universe.
    Mars is the site of many ancient artifacts consisting of statues and structures of great
    archaeological significance that reveal the presence on Mars of at least one advanced,
    intelligent civilization. The similarity of biological and archeological forms on the Earth
    and Mars indicates an evolutionary and historical linkage between the Earth and Mars,
    specifically, a connection between Ancient Egypt and Ancient Mars.
    The life that has been discovered on Mars is stranger than we could ever imagine it to be.
    Luckily, the evidence available from this first view of Martian civilization indicates that
    the humanoids on Mars are intelligent, social, peaceful beings that do not endanger us.
    They are cooperative and make art with both high intelligence and a child-like sensibility.
    The implication of the ancient artifacts is that the Martians are in some way related to us.
    Any future manned mission to Mars should account for the diversity of human groups,
    animal species, and ancient artifacts on Mars, and carefully plan to protect them from the
    externalities of the mission. To do otherwise would violate the precautionary principle.
    The discovery of life on Mars is one of the great events of the 21st Century and begins a
    new chapter of the human adventure in the Universe, one in which humanity collectively
    crosses the threshold that spans its past as an earthbound race and its future as a spacefaring
    civilization in contact with biological species that exist elsewhere in the Cosmos.
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    METHODOLOGY
    The full-resolution, 5.856 megabyte-sized JPEG of PIA10214 posted by NASA on the
    World Wide Web at http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA10214 was imported
    into the Paint program of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system on the author’s
    HP Pavilion Entertainment Laptop Personal Computer. Small parts of the photograph
    were copied utilizing the cutting tool of its Paint program and then embedded into a
    Word document in Microsoft Word 2003. These embeds were then enlarged at 500%
    resolution and stretched to fit the margins of the text of this paper. Besides horizontal
    and vertical stretching of each embed to achieve page justification, no alteration of the
    form or color of any of the images was performed. The Word document was then
    converted to PDF for posting in that format on the Internet. The evidence of humanoid
    beings, animal species, carved statues and built structures in PIA10214 was demonstrably
    evident when a generic PnP monitor with driver NVIDIA MCP67M was set to 1,280 x
    800 pixels and the highest color resolution (32-bit). In the future, Adobe Photoshop 7.0
    will be used to create higher quality JPEGs of details from PIA10214, with alteration of
    color to enhance the visibility of the evidence, and the Mars Anomaly Research Society
    will collaborate with an artist to produce line drawings of the forms found in the images.
    GLOSSARY
    The names given by NASA to the land formations on the surface of Mars that can be seen
    in this historically momentous photograph honor two American astronauts who died
    while bravely exploring space and who collectively represent eight others, the astronauts
    who died in the Apollo 1 and space shuttle Columbia disasters. They also honor two
    visionary Russian space scientists, one an astronomer, the other a rocket scientist. This
    might not be a coincidence. American and Russian astronauts first collaborated in space
    during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) in 1975 and may do so again on Mars.
    Grissom Hill was named for Virgil (Gus) Grissom, 1926-1967, the United States Air
    Force pilot and NASA astronaut. Grissom was the second American to fly in space. In
    1959, after physical and psychological tests, he was chosen as one of the seven Project
    Mercury astronauts. A captain when selected, Grissom rose to the rank of Lieutenant
    Colonel during his career in the astronaut program. He was the pilot of MercuryRedstone
    4 (Liberty Bell 7), the second American spaceflight. He was killed during a
    training exercise for the Apollo 1 mission on January 27, 1967, at Launch Complex 34 at
    Cape Kennedy, along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee.
    Gusev Crater was named for Matvey Matveyevich Gusev, 1826-1866, a Russian
    astronomer who worked at Pulkovo Observatory near St. Petersburg from 1850 to 1852
    and then at Vilnius Observatory thereafter. He was the first astronomer to prove the nonsphericity
    of the Moon, concluding that it is elongated in the direction of the Earth. In
    1860, he founded the first scientific journal dedicated to mathematics and physics in
    Russia. He is considered one of the pioneers in using photography in astronomy, having
    taken pictures of the Moon and the Sun – including sunspots – while at the Vilnius
    observatory. He became the director of the Vilnius Observatory in 1865.
    Basiago – The Discovery of Life on Mars
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    Husband Hill was named for Richard Douglas Husband, 1957-2003, the commander
    of space shuttle Columbia. Husband was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in
    1994. He reported to the Johnson Space Center in 1995 to begin a year of training and
    evaluation. Husband was then named the Astronaut Office representative for Advanced
    Projects at Johnson Space Center, working on Space Shuttle Upgrades, the Crew Return
    Vehicle, and studies to return to the Moon and travel to Mars. He flew as pilot on STS96
    in 1999. Husband was later assigned to command the crew of STS-107 in 2003. He
    was killed when Columbia disintegrated after re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.
    Tsiolkovski Ridge was named for Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski, 1857–1935,
    the Russian inventor and rocket expert. His most important work was concerned with the
    possibility of rocket flight into space. Tsiolkovski published The Investigation of Outer
    Space by Means of Reaction Apparatus in 1903. In this work, he discusses in
    mathematical terms the problems involved in overcoming Earth’s gravitational pull via
    rockets. He also suggests the use of reaction vehicles for interplanetary flight. In 1929,
    he presented a design for a multi-stage rocket called a rocket train. He also proposed the
    use of satellites and manned platforms as way stations in interplanetary travel.
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