Houston, we got company!


Colonel Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin

When Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin rocketed their way to the moon in 1969 the world held its breath. Meanwhile, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was trying to work out exactly what was tracking them. Lights were moving in parallel with them and the crew was unable to identify them. Ever so subtly Neil Armstrong alerted Houston to their question, tactfully asking Mission Control to identify the location of the S-IVB – the third stage of the Saturn V rocket that had got them out of Earth’s orbit.

When Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walked on the moon company was something they did not talk about – at least not on the public channel.

Some were waiting to see if the astronauts would find a monolith on the moon’s surface like in Stanley Kubrick’s motion picture 2001, A Space Odyssey. Would they see something not natural, something like a monolith, put there by an ancient intelligence? Buzz Aldrin’s public answer has always been, “No.” But then he goes on, “The monolith is on one the moons of Mars!”

So who put the monolith there? And did something follow us on our pioneering 1969 mission?

ESCAPING FROM EDEN explores the world’s ancient mythologies for the insights of our indigenous ancestors as to our true place in the cosmos, our consciousness of the universe around us and our potential as human beings. Read more… 


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