Thursday, December 31, 2009

Everything, Everything, Ends....

As you may have guessed, I have decided to end the Dark Mission Blog. This will be the last entry. It has been a great ride - Expat notwithstanding - but I feel it is time for me to move on and expand my horizons. I will still be blogging, but I will now be moving over to the Lightbringer Blog where I can comment on more than just the ongoing government conspiracy to cover-up the existence of extraterrestrial artifacts (LOL I sound like Fox Mulder at a bar after too many shots of Patron).

Please note that I will still be addressing the issues raised in Dark Mission, but since there won't be a Dark Mission II, I just felt it was time to move on. All of you guys are free to move over there, and I value the contributions of everybody, Hathor, Max, and even the big guy, Jim O. I suspect that over a beer or 2 we'd probably agree on more things than either of us would like to admit.

I'll be launching the Lightbringer Blog with a couple of career announcements on Monday, so everybody have a great New Year's celebration and I'll see you 2010, which promises to be an exciting year of change.

Mike Bara 12-31-2009

The Lightbringer Blog

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

OK, What Was it?

A few days ago, the interweb news nodes went nuts over a bizarre spiral formation which appeared in the skies over Norway. At first, I was impressed; it looked like for all the world like hyperdimensional weapon or even some kind of rail gun device going off. It didn’t take long for Richard Hoagland and lots of others in the UFO community to comment on it, and point out all of the reasons why it had to be aliens or some kind of Star Wars weapons test, and on the eve of Barack Hussein Obama’s (laughable) Nobel Peace Prize award no less! Adding to all the intrigue was the fact that this “cosmic pulse ray” seemed to be coming from the southwest, right in the direction of a HAARP-like device (called EISCAT) which was run by a consortium of European countries.

I decided to sit back and not comment on this for a number of reasons, but primarily because I figured there would be some kind of official explanation coming along quickly. At first, the Russians denied that it was a missile test that they had conducted, as would be customary if they got caught testing weapons over another country, but then they quickly reversed themselves and said, "yeah, it was ours." Of course, numerous UFO spokesman immediately cried foul, and claimed that we were seeing another Phoenix Lights type of cover-up, where the US military claimed that a massive boomerang shaped craft which flew slowly over that city in 1997 was actually flares from a weapons testing range over a hundred miles away.

However, in looking now at the video, I have to say that the claim of an errant Russian missile makes the most sense to me. Notice that there is a darker, bluish coil of exhaust behind the spiral; this implies to me that we are seeing the thrust cloud of a missile or rocket which has either been spun for stabilization\control purposes or is in fact spiraling out of control.

Note also how in some images the blue pulse is very tight, but then it rapidly diffuses until it is just a puffy plume of smoke or exhaust. This is exactly what I would expect to see if this is simply illuminated rocket exhaust.

Now, as to the tight, glowing spiral itself, again, this looks to me to be a rocket stage venting gas of some kind as it spins. The illumination is coming from the rocket exhaust at the back of the stage, creating the tight spiral effect. Also realizing that this is Norway and there are likely to be lots and lots of ice droplets in the upper atmosphere (if not the lower), the effect is even more dramatic. The ice droplets act like a million tiny mirrors, refracting the light and amplifying and emphasizing the glow. Now, if the fuel or whatever was being vented had ignited, we would certainly have seen a far more dramatic finish to the whole affair. As it is, we got a pretty dramatic “black hole” forming at the center of the spiral, but again, I think there is a perfectly logical explanation for this.

The mysterious “black hole” which appears in the center of the spiral as it dissipates also fits what I’d expect to see from a rocket stage burning out. Once the rocket has exhausted its fuel, the brilliant white spiral is going to lose its primary light source, and the result will logically be a dark spot which rapidly expands (from the distant viewers eye) and consumes the spiral.

So I don’t think this is a hyperdimensional weapons test or an alien device or at all. I think it’s a rocket that got out of control, was venting gas, and simply got caught on camera. And it all happened under some fairly unique weather conditions, which created the spiral effect.

Alternatively, this may very well have been a political statement on the part of the Russians. Barack Huessein Obama is (at best) the political reincarnation of the weak Jimmy Carter, and the Russians may have just been firing a shot across the bow to make a political point. But to decide it is a new weapons test without any real evidence is farther than I am willing to go. The Russians in fact do have some very sophisticated weaponry – ask Tom Bearden – but I doubt very seriously they were demonstrating it for all the world to see.

Having said that, it is plausible that this was in fact a staged event designed to get people buzzing about what it was. They could certainly have used a conventional rocket to create an event that appeared to be other-worldy, much like the recent Independence Day events in Moscow and elsewhere. But that plays into a wholly different kind of conspiracy – one that has a lot more to do with 2012 than it does with Obama’s absurd Nobel Prize.

Related Links:

Video from UK Mail Online
UK Mail Online Story
David Wilcock's View

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More Confirmation of Bara\Hoagland Mars Tidal Model

A new paper to be published in the latest edition of the Journal of Geophysical Research says that Mars once had a vast Northern ocean, exactly along the lines Richard and I described in our Mars Tidal Model paper in 2001.

The research, led by Wei Luo of Northern Illinois University, shows that Mars' valley networks are much more extensive than previously thought, and this strongly implies that they were carved by the flow of water from an ancient ocean in the Northern lowlands. Where our two theories differ of course is in not just the time frame, but the source of these valley networks. Luo, like all mainstream geologists, assumes that this vast ocean must have existed in Mars' ancient past, at least 2 billion years ago. Our model says it was much more recent than that, anywhere from 65 million to perhaps 2 million years ago.

We also differ in our models as to the source of this Northern ocean. In the MTM, the ocean was actually centered around 2 anti-podal locations on the Tharsis and Arabia bulges, with Olympus Mons towering over the largest of these two tidally locked water masses and with Vallis Marineris being carved from a tidal bore between these two enormous bodies of water. When the tidal lock was suddenly broken by the violent destruction of Planet V, the parent planet around which Mars once orbited, all of this water suddenly broke loose and flowed downhill into the Northern and Southern lowlands. The southern ocean was quickly covered up or evaporated under the bombardment of debris from the destroyed Planet V, while the outflows to the North scoured the Martian surface and deposited the remaining water in the new Northern lowlands, where it froze solid over the next several decades. In this model, the channels were carved very rapidly by the catastrophic flow of the tidal locked oceans into these lower regions.

Clearly, our model is correct, as earlier studies have failed to find a shoreline for this projected Northern ocean. This is because the mainstream scientists are looking for a shoreline from an ancient, long standing ocean in the North, while in fact the water flowed so quickly it never had time to form a cliff line along the shore before it froze. There is, conversly, ample evidence to support our idea for a tidal locked ocean on the Tharsis bulge; it is quite simply Olympus Mons itself, which has a 6 mile high cliff line all around it from the battering waves of the tidal ocean.

Maybe someday the mainstream guys will get out of their paradigm paralysis long enough to face the facts about Mars' geological history and the enormous implications it has for re-writing the history of the entire Solar System. Until then, we must be satisfied with once again being confirmed by their work, even if they don't understand what it means.

On the web: Daily Telegraph (UK)
Discover Magazine

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

11/11 - The Vatican Says ET Probably Exists

We all (hopefully) realize that the current Mayan calendar Long Count cycle ends on December 21st, 2012, or 12/21/2012. What is less commonly known is that the actual moment of cycle is 11:11 AM GMT on that date. 11:11 is also a tetrahedral number, as Richard likes to say, as it is conencted mathmatically to both 19.47 and 33, two crucially significant numbers in the whole Hyperdimensional Physics matrix.

Gieven that, I found it interesting that the Vatican's chief astronomer was quoted today (11/11/09) as saying that a recent Vatican conference on the existence of ET's reached the conclusion that ET is probably out there, if not maybe visiting right now. At the least, these news stories are new fodder for the "Obama is the disclosure President" crowd, of which my co-author is a member.

The symbolism of it all is intruiging to me, although I suspect that 11/11/2011 (11:11:11, or 33) will be a far more interesting day.
Still and all, kinda cool.
Other Links:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Signed Copies of the Original Edition of Dark Mission Available

The Living Temple in Huntington Beach California has a limited number of autographed copies of the original edition of Dark Mission available for $35.00. They are signed by Richard and myself, and these are pretty much the last copies of the original edition on the planet. To order one, contact the Living Temple at (714) 891-5117.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Halo Cloud" Over Moscow

Is it a UFO? Or just a natural phenomenon? I don't know, but the phrase "Independence Day" comes to mind...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mike Bara to Speak at 2012 Alien Event in Los Angeles

I'll be speaking at the 2012 Alien Event in Los Angeles the weekend of November 14th-15th at the Iman Cultural Center. The speakers list includes Steve Bassett, Jose Escamilla, Jason Martel and my best buddy "The" Sean David Morton. This should be a great 2012 event so get your tickets early.

Here's a link to the Facebook page: 2012 Alien Event

The LCROSS Twitter Feed...

Pretty amusing if you haven't read it: LCROSS Twitter Feed

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The New Edition Hits the Stores!

I was out with my friend Alyssa the other day and we stopped by the local Borders to look for some items. We found 7 copies of the new edition of Dark Mission, one of which you see here. That's quite a few for an updated 2-year old title in one store, and they were also face out, which likely means they were expecting to sell them all. This is a good sign.

I put most of them on the front table next to Dan Brown's new book. This one I stuck in front of Carl Sagan's books in the astronomy section.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Is This Nibiru?

Most of us know about Zecharia Sitchin and his theories about "Nibiru," the massive planet-killing body that he says wanders through the solar system every 3,600 years. Sitchin derived this idea from his interpretations of ancient Sumerian cylinder seals and other cuneiform texts.

More recently, a British researcher named Andy Lloyd has posited the theory that Nibiru is not a planet but a star -- a Brown Dwarf star to be exact. In Lloyd's model, the Annunaki, the inhabitants of Nibiru, actually live on a moon that orbits this brown dwarf. He has posted his "Dark Star Theory" on the web and piled up quite a bit of interesting reading on his site.

I've always been interested in Sitchin's work because I think it is at least partially correct, and much of what he claims is in line with my own work with Richard Hoagland. Part of that was covered in Dark Mission, specifically where I mentioned my interactions with Dr. Gary Neugebauer around an object IRAS spotted in 1982 that was the subject of a Washington Post front page story. Since then, I've been trying to track down more information on the object with little success. There have even been purported images of Nibiru posted on the Internet from time to time. But just today Andy posted an article to his web site that contains an IRAS image of an object in Orion that he thinks may be the brown dwarf he has theorized. He got it from an astronomer friend, and I find his story credible simply because of the weird way that Neugebauer acted when I inquired about the 1982 article. Take a look and see what you think.

Andy Lloyd's Dark Star Theory Website
Zecharia Sitchin's Web Site
The Original Washington Post Story (CalTech)

Dr. Phil and Planet X

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Van Flandern Confirmed Again - Asteroid 1994 CC Has Satellites

In his book "Dark matter, missing planets and new comets," the late Dr. Tom Van Flandern postulated, based on his Exploded Planet Hypothesis (EPH), that virtually all asteroids would be found to have orbiting satellites. This was based on his initial observation that chunks of debris from tests of Russian anti-satellite weapons had a tendency to orbit each other, smaller chunks assuming orbit around larger ones. This observation has now been confirmed numerous times, with the latest being asteroid 1994 cc. Radar observations at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have confirmed that 1994 cc is indeed 3 objects, not one, as is assumed by the conventional models.

This is simply more evidence in support of Van Flandern's theory, which looks stronger by the day. Since very few Near Earth Objects or other asteroids have been observed, and a sizable percentage have now been found to have satellites, it follows that a very high percentage of asteroids have satellites or moons, and that strongly implies that his EPH is correct.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Monolith of Mars?

Monoliths, monoliths everywhere....

This one sure does look the part (it even seems to have the correct 1:4:9 proportions), despite the fact that it appears to be white and not black. Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke are smiling somewhere and having a laugh...

Granted, this does come from the Sun (not that there's anything wrong with that -- I do so love Page 3) and there is no image number, but it sure looks like a legit MRO image.
Thanks to Joe for the link.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Revised Edition of Dark Mission to be Released October 6th

The revised and expanded (and final) edition of the New York Times Bestseller "Dark Mission - The Secret History of NASA" by Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara, will be released to bookstores on October 6th, 2009. Coming 2 years after the release of the original edition, the newly revised and expanded edition will feature a new 47 page insert which updates and expands upon issues raised in the original edition. It will also include more than 20 new, never before seen images of anomalies on the Moon and Mars.

"We're very excited about this new edition," co-author Richard C. Hoagland stated in an interview. "It closes some open loops, clarifies some ongoing disputes, and takes the whole premise of the book in a new direction."

Co-author Mike Bara agrees. "I think readers will be more than satisfied with the new edition," he said. "We've moved the ball forward quite a bit while addressing lingering issues raised in the first edition."

Publisher Feral House Books is also looking at ways to distribute high resolution versions of the more than 100 images published in Dark Mission. "There is no comparison to the fidelity you can get from these digital images on a computer screen compared to print," Bara said. "However we decide to distribute the images electronically, purchasers of the new edition will certainly get a discount, at the least."

The revised and expanded edition of Dark Mission will be in bookstores October 6th, with pre-ordering through outlets like Barnes and and beginning in August.

LRO Images the Apollo Landing Sites

For all you "we never went to the Moon" guys...

Friday, July 17, 2009

We Choose the Moon

There is a great site out there that recreates in real time the historic Apollo 11 mission from 40 years ago. It has real time audio, video and other features. So cool.

I wonder if we'll finally see those boulders Neil Armstrong supposedly had to fly over to get to the landing site?



I know we've been quiet here for a while, sorry about that. Richard and I have been busy working on something that you'll be hopefully hearing about soon (like in the next week).

I'm going to try and get a few updates posted and some new stuff, and I'm trying to figure out how to link Twitter or Facebook updates to the Blog, but that would take an actual commitment to doing it. Maybe Sunday.

Thanks guys, as Richard says, "Stay Tuned."

-- Mike

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

AOTW - What is This?

(And please don't say "columnar basalts")

Mystery Pic #2

Mystery Pic#3

Thursday, May 14, 2009

AOTW - The Cydonia Domes

The original Enterprise Mission page is here. These domes are located just north of the Tholus at Cydonia.

Friday, May 8, 2009

AOTW - The Skull on Mars

A few years back Joseph Skipper spotted an object in a rover photo that came to be known as the skull on Mars. Now I don't know what the heck it is, but it sure looks like something that used to be alive. What do you think?

Full Article is here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Aritfact of the Week

From the Argyre impact region of Mars. A full size poster of this area is here.
The MSSS original image can be found here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Video of My UFO?

I went to see "Watchmen" with Sean David Morton last night, and on the way back I was telling him about my UFO sighting. He said the same things have been seen in the South Bay area several times over the last few months, including by him. I went to YouTube and found some videos:

It looked exactly like this one, only it didn't change color like this one did. This is footage from last Halloween and Sean saw it:

Here's one with a video testimonial. You can clearly see the ring shape and the slow, tumbling motion. This is from April 22nd of last year:

Part 2:

There's another guy who says they're fake, but I couldn't understand the name of the website he gave.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

15 Questions With Mike Bara

My buddy Skylaire Alfvegren over at the LA Examiner has started a 3-part posting of 15 questions for me to answer. You guys might find it interesting.

Phoenix Finds Liquid Water on Mars

Rick Sterling, one of our readers (and a frequent source of “heads-up’s” from his constant data mining of the internet) recently sent us a copy of a paper that declares that globules photographed on one of struts of NASA’s Mars Phoenix lander are in fact liquid water. As anybody who reads this blog (or Dark Mission) knows, my co-author and I have long argued that Mars is suitable for liquid water, even in its currently dormant icy state.

Not only did we successfully predict exactly where NASA would find subsurface water ice based on our steadfastly ignored Mars Tidal Model, we have long held that dark streaks frequently photographed on the Martian sands are from bursting pockets of liquid water.

NASA has maintained that Mars cannot support water in a liquid state since water vapor in the Martian atmosphere was measured by the Viking Orbiter Mars Atmospheric Water Detection instrument. The findings indicated the planet’s atmosphere was too thin and its temperatures too low to allow water in a liquid state. However, Dr. Gil Levin, the principal investigator on the Viking Labeled Release experiment, has argued for years that NASA’s assessment is based on a faulty assumption: namely that the planet’s thin layer of water vapor is evenly distributed throughout the atmosphere. Levin argues that it is far more likely that the water is concentrated in lower three feet of the atmosphere, creating an environment where pressure and temperatures can exceed the triple point of water, at least some of the time. This conclusion supports his long held contention that the positive life signs detected in the LRE were legitimate indications of current microbial life on the Red Planet.

Liquid water is of course crucial to the existence of life in any environment, and NASA has dragged its feet for years on reaching the conclusion that should now be obvious: Mars not only has liquid water at the surface; it has life. However, it also clear that such an admission is now only a matter of time as we follow the “timed release aspirin” model of such revelations that the Brookings Report recommended.

One other aspect of this paper that Rick pointed out was this statement:

“… brines have a large dielectric constant that can cause attenuation of radar signals as that measured by Mars orbiters…”

Now that’s really interesting, because we didn’t know that there were radar signals measured by the Mars orbiters. I wonder; what else might this radar data show?

We’ll see.

So once again, we see there is no discovery about Mars that we can’t figure out years before they’ll admit to it.

Now, when will they get around to admitting Mars was once a moon of a long missing planet? At this rate, not for decades, if ever.

Here’s a link to the article.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The First Freemason on the Moon Speaks

One of the interesting revelations in Dark Mission is that NASA is not a civilian science agency, as most people believe, but rather an adjunct of the defense department. In the introduction, my co-author Richard C. Hoagland cites the information this way:

“Contrary to common public and media perception, however—that NASA is an open, strictly civilian scientific institution—the fact is that it was quietly founded as a direct adjunct to the Department of Defense, tasked with specifically assisting (via its unique technical capabilities, if not its potential breakthrough discoveries in outer space) the national security of the United States, in the midst of a deepening Cold War with its major geopolitical adversary, the Soviet Union. It says so right in the original civilian NASA Charter:

“Sec. 305... (i) The [National Aeronautics and Space] Administration shall be considered a defense agency of the United States for the purpose of Chapter 17, Title 35 of the United States Code...” [Emphasis added.]

In another section of the act, this seldom-discussed primary defense responsibility—the ultimate undercutting of NASA’s continuing public facade as a strictly civilian, scientific agency—is blatantly spelled out:
“Sec. 205... (d) No [NASA] information which has been classified for reasons of national security shall be included in any report made under this section [of the act]...” [Emphasis added.]

Clearly, from this and the other security provisions incorporated in the act, what the Congress, the press and the American taxpayers get to see of NASA’s ultimate activities—including untouched images and data regarding what’s really on the Moon, on Mars or anywhere else across the solar system—is totally dependent, under the Space Act, on whether the President of the United States (and/or his legal surrogates in the Department of Defense and the “intelligence community”) has already secretly classified that data. This is directly contrary to everything we’ve been led to believe regarding NASA for over fifty years.”

Now, the poster formally known as douche ba… uh, expat, tried to argue that these provisions only applied to patentable discoveries, because title 35 specifically deals with such discoveries. A discussion of that subject is here.

But now, the second man (and first Freemason) to set foot on the surface of the Moon has chimed in on the subject. 33rd degree Scottish Rite Freemason Buzz Aldrin had this to say recently in a interview on President Obama’s space proposals:

“It was evident that NASA's fortune of managing successful programs took a sudden dive for the worse right after the Apollo-17 mission was completed in 1972. Some might believe the obscure budget level and weak political support of NASA was to blame for the downturn of the agency in the post-Apollo era. However, while there was some skin-deep truth to such blame, the real truth lies deeply beneath the geopolitical complexities of the inherent NASA governing paradigm under which the agency was created: a military entity converted for the purpose of winning the space race.”

So now, even the first Freemason on the Moon acknowledges what we already told you in Dark Mission; NASA is not a civilian science entity, it is a military operation disguised as one. So don’t take our word for it, take Buzz’ word for it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pictograms From the Edge

A few years ago, a debate ensued between Richard and me and the self-anointed “serious Cydonia researchers” over at SPSR. The debate, which included the late lamented Dr. Tom Van Flandern concerned the perceived presence of “pictograms” on the Martian surface. Van Flandern even went so far as to bring up these patterns in the Martian sands at his ill-fated “Artificial Structures on Mars” press conference in 2001. We also covered the issue in chapter 8 of Dark Mission.

We had always argued that these pictograms were only real in the minds of the SPSR researchers, who just couldn’t bring themselves to align with the much better arguments of a couple of rogue conspiracy theorists like us. Some of the most egregious examples of their ideas are shown below.

The "Dolphin"


The "King" (no, it’s not Farouk El Baz)

The "Fat Man"

At any rate, when I saw a recent Time magazine piece on the best objects spotted on Google Earth, I couldn’t help but hearken back to this old debate. Obviously, this mesa as seen from above looks like an Aztec Indian figure with a feathered headdress. He also seems to have acquired a pair of iPod headphones. In looking at it closer, I also noticed what appears to be a second whooping Indian face behind the first one.

The point is, these are both optical illusions. They are, like most of SPSR’s “pictograms” only recognizable in profile, like the Old Man of the Mountain in New Hampshire. This differentiates it from the Face, which is a face on view with 3 dimensional relief, a high degree of bi-lateral symmetry, and it resides in the midst of a series of other anomalous objects which have significant mathematical relationships to each other. All of which just goes to illustrate the danger of Face hunting without applying the proper scientific protocols, as was done in the original early Cydonia investigations.
On a personal note, it has never ceased to amuse me that certain members of SPSR rip us over “NASA conspiracies” or Data’s Head on the Moon, but then buy into these silly Rorschach tests.

Oh well, it’s tough to be us I guess…

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My First UFO?

Just saw it tonight in the skies over Redondo Beach. A bright ring of blue-white light flying low, rolling and tumbling, sometimes little strobes going off, no sound whatsoever. Last seen descending over the the Hollywood Riviera area. It was cool.
Unfortunately, all I had was my crappy iPhone camera, so I didn't get any good pics or video.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Meet the New Boss... the Same as the Old Boss

As anybody with a TV found impossible to avoid, Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated as the nation’s 44th president this past January 20th in a traditional inauguration ceremony in Washington DC. The ceremony was notable not just for the lavish, over the top expense ($160 million) during what the press keeps calling the “greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression,” but it was also notable for the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed the Oath of Office. Obama, as he always is, was pretty much adrift without his teleprompter and interrupted Roberts in mid-recitation, throwing off the Chief Justice and then promptly repeating the mis-reading for all to hear.

As the story goes, later that same day Roberts and Obama got to talking at a luncheon, and decided that maybe they’d better have another go at it. There is substantial dispute as to whether the Oath of Office is constitutionally required or not. Some say that Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8 of the Constitution requires that the following Oath be administered before the president can legally take office:

"I [name] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Personally, I’d like it better if this were changed to say “preserve, protect and defend the People and the Constitution of the United States.” After all, let’s face it; the democrats are pretty much into the whole “living breathing” concept of the Constitution, which basically means they can interpret it to say anything they feel like it says at any given moment (see Roe v. Wade, Dred Scott, eminent domain, etc.). But that isn’t really the point here.

Some view the 20th amendment to the Constitution as overriding the requirement for the Oath, but if you read the amendment it only states that the terms of the President and Vice President shall begin at noon on the 20th of January every four years. It says nothing about the President actually “enter(ing) upon the Execution of his Office” at that time. Other rulings have made it clear that there can be a power vacuum when no one is effectively President or Vice President, so it would seem that we do need the Oath after all.

At any rate, the new President and the Chief Justice evidently decided that a second Oath was necessary, just to be sure BHO was in fact the acting President. As most of us have heard by now, the real swearing in ceremony (if the first in fact, was invalid) Oath of Office was administered by Roberts in the White House in a quickie ceremony only witnessed by a couple of pool reporters, and with only one photographer present. Something of a mini-controversy arouse because the second time around, Obama didn’t make use of a bible, as is the tradition. So in essence, this was the first non-binding Oath of Office ever given a new President.

(I don’t know what the problem is guys. It could have been worse. At least he didn’t swear on the Koran…)

Naturally, all this symbolic ritualistic weirdness caught my attention. And well it should have.

The first thing I noticed was that the new ceremony took place at 7:30 PM local time (actually now, 7:35 according to some sources). 7:30 of course is actually 19:30 hours, or more precisely, 19.5 hours. Even though it was officially 7:35 and not exactly 7:30, it was, as the saying goes, “close enough for government work.” Readers of Dark Mission of course know all about the ritual significance of the number 19.5, and 19.5 degrees as it relates to NASA\Masonic ritual.

Benjamin Latrobe

The second interesting thing was that the Oath took place in the White House Map Room, a first floor room that was once used to plan war strategies and obviously, look at maps. This room is significant because it was part of an initial layout done by architect Benjamin H. Latrobe, well known as a master American architect of the early days of Washington DC and the man who did the majority of the architecture for the US Capitol building.

Latrobe, besides being famous for his original style and symbolic designs, was also (of course) a Freemason who was well acquainted with Thomas Jefferson, Washington and Benjamin Franklin. These 2 coincidences in of themselves had me intrigued, but I got even more interested when I started to do a little research on the Map Room itself.

Here is a Clinton era photograph of the Map Room, as it was furnished during that administration. Note the fire place, the window (facing south), the candelabras (there are 2, on either side of the fire place) and the portrait of Latrobe himself. All very nice and traditional.

Now look again at the one and only picture released by the White House of the second, and (by implication) official ceremony:

Notice anything different? Well, there’s the fire place, the candelabras and the portrait, along with the obvious lack of a bible. But how about the portrait of Benjamin Latrobe? In the Clinton era, it was hanging on the wall next to the window (behind Roberts in this photo), and now it has been moved to a place of prominence directly over the fire place and exactly between BHO and the Chief Justice. So as the new President takes his real, “official” oath -- at 19.5 hours -- the whole ceremony is being overseen (and blessed?) by Latrobe, architect, founder, and Freemason.

Hmm, I wonder if that was an accident?

Any suspicions I had along those lines were quickly erased as I looked for other pictures of the Map Room. In roaming the web, I found this image from a White House history site:

This is, according to the site, an image of the Map Room from a C-SPAN broadcast (obviously) in 2008. As you can see, as late as last year, the placement of Latrobe’s portrait remained unchanged from the Clinton years. Now this could have been January of 2008, but it could also have been from December of 2008, strongly implying that the picture was moved recently. It seems unlikely that with the Bush family scheduled to move out this year that they would bother to move the portrait themselves. After all, why mess with the d├ęcor of a rarely used room when you aren’t going to be around to enjoy the changes, especially this late in your administration? I think it makes pretty good sense to conclude that the portrait was moved after Obama took office, if not specifically for this very important ceremony. If that is the case, what does it imply for our new President and what does this symbolism signal about his true loyalties?

Bush took a lot of flack from the conspiracy culture for wanting to use a Masonic bible first used by George Washington for his inaugurations. What then will they think about Obama’s use of this critical Masonic symbolism in his?

So then I got to thinking; if the Masonic symbolism of this ceremony is so important, conducting it at 19.5 hours, moving the portrait of the Freemason who laid out the room to a prominent place overseeing the “Change you can believe in” era, what else might be symbolic about this photo? Well, for one thing, Obama is against the wall, facing due south. Looking at the position of the Map Room from the graphic below, it is clear he was facing the one and only window in the Map Room, which faces due south out across the Capitol Mall. So I wondered, what is out that window that he could have been symbolically facing?

If you guessed the Washington Monument, you get an “A.” From his position as he took the Oath, Mr. Change You Can Believe In was not only being symbolically blessed by a prominent Freemason, he was facing the monument to the country's most prominent Freemason, George Washington.

Now, as most of us know, the Washington Monument is a colossal 550 foot stone obelisk (yes, that is 6,660 inches -- 666 [0]) identical in geometry (if not in height) to the most magnificent stone obelisks of ancient Egypt. The connections of Freemasonry to the gods of ancient Egypt are well known and recounted in Dark Mission, so I won’t repeat them here.

At any rate, this gigantic structure, nearly five times larger than its tallest Egyptian counterpart, was designed by another famous American architect, Robert Mills. Mills was, of course, a Freemason like Latrobe. But not only that, he was a student of Latrobe’s in Philadelphia in the early 1800’s.

Starting to see a pattern here? Me too.

So we have a second swearing in ceremony, without the constraints of a bible (which god then did Barack Hussein Obama swear his Oath to, I wonder? Osiris?), conducted under the portrait of a prominent Freemason (which was probably moved just for that purpose) while in a room designed by that Freemason while facing a monument erected to a Freemason which was designed by a Freemason who was a student of the Freemason who laid out the Map Room.

Right? Oh yeah, and this all took place right around 19.5 hours on the 21st.

Okay. Anything else?

Of course.

Anytime I get a specific date, time and place for a ritual like this, whether it be a NASA ritual, a political ritual, or a religious ritual, I start wonder about the positions of the stars. As we’ve shown over and over, NASA has an affinity for arranging certain rituals in accordance with specific alignments related to the ancient Egyptian gods Isis, Osiris and Horus. These same Egyptian gods are also the highest deities worshiped by the Freemasons (among other esoteric organizations) so given the overwhelming Masonic overtones of this second swearing-in ceremony, I just couldn’t help myself.

What I got was interesting

As our readers know, the Ritual Alignment Model we advocate has some pretty specific criteria. In order to classify something a “hit,” it has to be with ½ a degree of position and a minute or 2 of time. When I initially saw the location of Sirius (Isis) and Orion (Osiris) and Leo (Horus), I figured we had another one.

But when I checked the actual altitude, it turned out to be close, but no cigar.

At 7:35 EST, Sirius was at 18° 26’, one full degree off. Again, this is very close, but not close enough to declare a hit. Also interestingly, Regulus in Leo, which is the only star in that constellation we use for our RAM, was within the range for a hit on the horizon, rising at 38 minutes above Washington. Still, this was on the outside edge of the acceptable range. So using my trusty Red Shift software, I slowly turned back the clock until it was dead on the horizon, which turned out to be 7:31 PM. Advancing it in the same manner, Sirius came into perfect 19.5° alignment at 7:42 PM, some 6 minutes after the ceremony.

So there wasn’t an additional ritual hit, at least not one that fit the tight parameters we laid out in chapter 5 of Dark Mission. But the ceremony did take place in the middle of an 11 minute window between 2 significant alignments, one of Horus (Leo) and one of Isis (Sirius). And, even though it wasn’t a perfect hit, this is what Obama would have seen had he looked out across the Mall to the Washington Monument and beyond when he took the second, binding Oath…

After looking at this situation closely, I have to say it is an inauspicious omen for “change” in Washington. It seems to me our new President is just as ritually bound as our old one, and evidently beholden to the same fraternal puppet masters. At least, that seems to be the symbolic message.

Or as The Who put so succinctly decades ago, "Meet the new boss. The same as the old boss."

UPDATE: Here's the picture Crispy referred to in his post.

And a close-up...