Post by George J. Haas on Dec 1, 2016 13:13:57 GMT -5
In 2008 the MRO HiRISE CTX camera took an image of the Cerberus region on Mars (P16_007144_1926_XN_12N196W) showing an interesting set of formations along the inner shores of a dry coastal bed (Figure 1).
The Cerberus region is located in the northern eastern hemisphere, just below Utopia Planitia, within the southern part of Elysium Planitia. It is situated at a northern latitude between 6.23 °N and 16.16 °N, while its easternmost and westernmost longitudes are between 174.72 °E and 154.43 °E. The area is named by Schiaparelli in 1882 after the three headed dog from Greek mythology that guarded the entrance to Hell.
Post by George J. Haas on Dec 1, 2016 13:22:25 GMT -5
The examination of this area will start by looking at the stepped pyramidal formation, located in the lower center of the CTX image, labeled A in figure 1. Notice the long extended ramp and the central mound formation set within a rectangular platform at the top of the structure (Figure 2 Left). The central mound is oval in shape and has two small circular mounds set below it. There is also a thin, cord-like feature that follows the ramp to the eastern edge of the platform and runs down the southern side of the pyramid wall to the ground.
Notice the Long Ramp Pyramid strongly resembles the famous Etowah Mound produced by the indigenous people in Georgia (Figure 2 Right). Notice the central square-shaped mound and the overall spiral, stepped design of both formations.
Post by George J. Haas on Dec 1, 2016 13:27:47 GMT -5
Moving across to the other side of the complex, to the far left, we find an oval-shaped structure labeled B in figure 1. The mound has a Y-shaped spine with a pair of circular mounds flanking the tips of the Y-shaped spine (Figure 3 Left).
Like the Long Ramp Pyramid presented in Figure 2, the Oval Mound can also be compared to earthworks produced by the indigenous people of North America. One such example, known as the Nikwasi mound was constructed by the Mississippi culture in North Carolina and has a similar form (Figure 3 Right).
Post by George J. Haas on Dec 1, 2016 13:36:36 GMT -5
Looking across the top of this expansive complex, on the far right of the image, is a small conical mound, labeled D in figure 1 that appears to be corralled by a set of compartmentalized walls (Figure 5 Left). The connective walls create a hexagonal target shape with a circular mound at its center. There is also an L-shaped mound that extends along the outer rim of the top wall and there is also a square-shaped platform attached to the lower wall.
A similar collection of walled enclosures was brought to the public’s attention in 2003 by a pilot that was flying over the mountains of South Africa (Figure 5 Right). He found hundreds of structures that had multiple walls and enclosures - that look a lot like the formation we are seeing on Mars.
Post by George J. Haas on Dec 1, 2016 13:38:34 GMT -5
Just below the south western side of the Corralled Mound (labeled D in figure 1) is an odd surface feature, labeled E in figure 1 that appears as a rectangular grid of compartmentalized cells (Figure 6 Left).
This grid pattern appears as the bombed out remains of a city or the ruins of a massive pueblo (Figure 6 Right). Notice the fragmented linear structure and collapsed cells observed in each formation.
Post by George J. Haas on Dec 3, 2016 14:26:30 GMT -5
Here is one of the first pyramidal formations that was discovered in the Cerberus Region of Mars back in 2002. It was brought to the attention of Dr. Carlotto by fellow SPSR researcher Greg Orme. It soon appeared in an article titled "Rectangular Structure near Cerberus Region" on Dr. Carlotto's New Frontiers in Science web site.
Here is the 2012 MRO HiRISE image (ESP_028545_1910) showing its stepped pyramidal design, while being compared with the Great Pyramid at Caral South America.
Post by George J. Haas on Feb 1, 2017 10:31:42 GMT -5
Taking a closer look at the oval-shaped structure labeled B in figure 1, notice the formations overall symmetry and the pair of circular mounds flanking the tips of the Y-shaped spine look like a pair of large bug-eyes (Figure 7).
Figure 7 Oval Bug-Eyed Mound
The Oval Bug-Eyed Mound has a very similar body shape and eye forms of a Bug-eyed bug (Figure 8).
A very interesting discovery as finding such formations in close proximity is a strong call for artificiality. When viewing the whole image strip and the ancient coastline, I get a haunting feeling there is a lot more here than meets the eye.