A UFO enthusiast has spotted what looks like a moon base, a long row of giant buildings stretching for miles across the lunar surface. Located in the Tycho crater basin, the so-called "Moon base" could, according to another UFO hunter, "save humanity from extinction."
Daily Star reported last week that UFO enthusiast and prolific object spotter Streetcap1 had posted to YouTube a video of a NASA-captured image of a massive moon base. From an oblique photo taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a close-up examination of the lunar surface features revealed what appears to be a very long row of buildings in Tycho crater.
The assembly, which Streetcap1 calls "buildings" in his video posting, juts above the lunar surface for some five to seven miles.
The enthusiast is not alone in suggesting that the images might be structures erected on the moon. Scott C. Waring, also a prolific UFO spotter and operator of the blog UFO Sightings Daily, shared Steetcap1's finding, excitedly noting the clarity available in the NASA photo discovery.
"It's actually very detailed and you can see many sections of this structure, as well as archways along it connector tunnel between buildings."
Waring added, "This is actually important not just for UFOology, but for humanity in general."
How? Working on the idea that the NASA photo image is not just lightplay or a misinterpretation of the data, Waring speculated what it could all mean.
"If this is an abandoned alien base, the Streetcap1 may have just found the perfect location for the next NASA mission. Imagine an entire base of structures 5-7 miles across. It would be a crime not to utalise [sic] such a useful waypoint in space that could save humanity from extinction."Waring does not elaborate on why, when, or how humanity might face extinction and need to be saved. Nor does he explain his idea of using the possible moon base as a "waypoint in space," positing in the post's title that the base is "alien," but somehow might still be "ready for use by humans wishing to live on the moon."Regardless, the moon base found in the NASA LRO photo is just the latest image that has been offered as possible evidence of some type of alien complex on Earth's satellite. As Inquistr reported earlier in the week, UFO enthusiast Mark Sawalha found what he believes is a giant antenna rising from the moon's surface. Sawalha spied the anomalous structure jutting from a plateau, estimating that it was at least three-miles high. He told The Sun that he guessed it was part of a subsurface mining operation run by aliens.
"I guess that there are also some kind of mining activities going on the Moon. Aliens are using moon minerals and they have bases there too."
At present, verification and/or corroboration of Sawalha's claims would be a difficult undertaking, given that access to the moon is limited and controlled by the agendas of national space agencies, organizations, and private industries' interests. The same can be said of Waring and Steetcap1's claims, because only a few countries and private companies have plans at present for lunar missions.
Of them all, China's space program is the most ambitious with regard to the moon. Several missions involving landing, roving, and returning samples to Earth are planned. With the success of landing its Chang'e 3 rover on the moon in 2013, China unveiled in April its long-term goals of sending a spacecraft to Mars and eventually establishing a moon base. Wu Weiren, chief designer of China's moon and Mars missions, told BBC News that he was hopeful that China could partner with the United States "especially for space and moon exploration."
Unfortunately, a congressional 2011 NASA funding bill prohibits the space agency from collaborating with China in its endeavors. The legislation cited the possibility for espionage as its reasoning for the restriction.
As for discovering whether or not an alien moon base already exists, that might have to wait awhile. Or at least until humans get back to the moon.
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