Featured Imagery

Mars Rover Color

Rover Vision 3d

MEX Color
White Rock
Hellespont (Large)
Cydonia H0262 
Cydonia H1216
Cydonia H2872
Cydonia H3253 (Large)

Mars Odyssey

Color Mars
Cydonia Map

D&M Hi Res
E2100188  R0600469
R0700422  R1102437
Try the highway
Try the West gate
D&M 6m CTX

The Face
The Face on Mars
MRO Face My Way
Huge version
Face it!

An Elysium Pyramid
Candor Tetrahedron

MOC by Request!
MER MOC Archives


Apollo Orbital Images

Apollo Over The Moon

I Support
Apollo Image Archive

I | II | III | IV | V | VI | Home

A Hidden Mission for Apollo 17?

Part VI. Out the Backdoor

  While many folks have delineated much of the oddity photographed on the surface seen in the public releases, and millions more are familiar with Apollo 17's public mission, not many to my knowledge have faced the dead reckoning of its Hidden Mission or what it was exactly that drew us there in the first place. It has been lying in plain sight all along in the orbital photos: once again, orbital photos not widely seen, and rarely displayed.

I'm going to show some of them to you.

  These were taken by the Apollo 17 panoramic camera during high sun, and show the entire massif as lit from above and over varying angles of obliquity, therefore eliminating the shadows over the west side in this article's previously shown high resolution images, revealing not only the spectacular and accurate as claimed hexagonal shape, but also stratigraphic details of the ruined and collapsed arcology within this shape.  

Some may think all the surface strangeness I denote here is but conjecture, hardly provable and vastly differing from the official accounts, and the hill I say is possibly artificial isn't even hexagonal, and appears to be no more than a glorified dirt heap. All I can say to that is that yeah, both the official account itself and my interpretation thereof are fishy- deal with it, however your mind allows; but pictures speak louder than words.  

 This Massif is something special, something...wonderful. We walked right up to it. We rode under it to and fro, taking many exquisitely detailed photographs while putting the maps, antennae and TV camera in the way. We circled above it repeatedly and took super high resolution imagery then put it promptly away so virtually no one could see it.. We dug around with an actual geologist, (a good one too might I add) found red soil, saluted our flag, then published many papers describing what a wonderfully dull spot of desolation it is... We planted explosives all over it then crashed parts of our no longer useful spacecraft into it to make a big bang; and then classified the results of the experiment (which might I remind everyone again, Chapel Bell IS still classified).
What I'd like to know is.. when will it be declassified, and when are we going back?

Click HERE to see a larger enhanced version of this view (AS17-P-2894)

AS well, here are 2 more large enhanced versions of this area

Now for a 3-D view of the Apollo 17 landing site, courtesy Jeff Williams of the magnificent MarsUnearthed.com, whose anaglyphic wizardry has long given us fantastically realistic stereo images we'd have otherwise not seen. Thank you Jeff for your wonderful contribution.

These images require red/blue glasses. In the thumbnail below, he has detailed the actual landing area with a star, click it for the un-annotated full high resolution 3-D image.

On aside, in observing the terrain, I'd say that even though these images naturally exaggerate the relief, this was definitely one hairy landing.

Gene Cernan was without a doubt one hell of a pilot. May he rest in peace, he was a real hero. I think it sad the last man on the moon will not see the nextman on the moon.




Further study and remarkable photos of this area and more are yet to come.

To be continued

To discuss this article, feel free to visit
The Hidden Mission Forum

"On a satellite I ride, nothing down below can hide"

Keith Laney Productions™ © 2002-2012

All custom imagery use restricted without permission. All rights reserved

Articles and more

Legendary Mars
An Essay on possibilities

Hellas Watershed
Water on Mars?

3 Possibly Artificial Structures
on the Moon  and Mars

Pathfinder or Ratfinder?

A Hidden Mission for 
Apollo 17?

Apollo Digs

Timeline, Testimony, Processing,
and Politics of a Bad Image

The Saga Continues

Test of 'Real' Image Fails

Wingate Proved Nothing

The Grids of Mars

Mining Mars

The Weirdest Stuff on the
Red Planet

Legendary Castles
of the Palatinate

Custom Copper?

Clone Dictators of North Korea

Hamster Slaves of the Evil
Energy Empire

North Korea: So Angry They'll Nuke Themselves