Fran Ridge              
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            Just Where Is Paracelsus C & Mare Ingenii ? Now A NASA Cover-Up!

M118769870L & Discovery Report Tour of Paracelsus Area & NASA Cover-up Imaged Again Jan 1, 2017 & NASA Silence

February 11, 2017, updated May 27, 2017

NASA officials had helped on other ventures in the past (Blair Cuspids, etc.) and had positive comments on others (RIPTILA) but our sources suddenly vanished when we (Mark Carlotto, Fran Ridge, and Ananda Sirisena) published our report with now over 1200 reads and our analysis video with over 22,300 hits.  And the scientist, Dr. Paul Davies, so outspoken about us looking for possible alien artifacts and who works for NASA's LRO image analysis group at ASU (Arizona State University) never even acknowleged getting the reports.  (Two) But six months after our reports began to chalk up interest, NASA suddenly substituted an inferior image into the Quick Map. We must have struck a nerve.


If you used the current NASA LRO tool, referred to as the Act/React Map to zoom in on the lunar far Side, this is what you would find at those coordinates.  But last June of 2016 this is NOT what you would have found. And if this had been that image, I probably would not have gone any further.  Below is what I had found.

And the memorable enlargement was

This is an enlargement of M118769870LE

This is an interesting enlargement, but not the actual LRO spacecraft view.   The actual view is with the imaged "flipped" horizontally as the image at the top and for the rest of the "pc tour" illustrates.prior to it graphically illustrates. But note the angled "wall-like' structure that is casting a shadow and the areas near both objects that look like ramped up lunar regolyth.

In June of 2016 the Lunascan Project confirmed the presence of anomalies on the back side of the Moon.  Prior to that somebody had made claims to that effect but had not proceeded to do anything about it. The objects could have easily been photo shopped-in or the result of light and shadows in the Apollo 15 images. But the finding of the coordinates that lead to the high-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter settled the issue. The objects were there and they were real, but that's a whole story in itself. But where IS the site of the anomalies at Paracelsus C? 

Van de Graaff is the 233 km wide, unusual lunar formation in the NE section of the map above, 4 km deep, that has the appearance of two merged craters, approximately in a figure eight shape with no intervening rim separating the two halves.  Of particular interest is the find in Paracelsus C (top but left of center) of two extremely interesting "structures", all of this in Ridge Section 141. To the south is the "Sea of Cleverness" (Mare Ingenii which is out of frame), one of the few lunar maria on the far side.

100 km scale map

The purpose of this zoom-in tour is to point out exactly where the Paracelsus anomalies are located on the back side of the Moon. Since we have also discovered that a very interesting lava tube skylight, and thermal and magnetic anomalies are in the region, we'll have to take these in on another tour. But in the map above  at bottom center one can easily find the unusual shape of the double immerged craters, Van de Graaff.  The Paracelsus craters are located to the left of the feature. For the record, to the SW of Van de Graaff is Mare Ingeneii and where the lava tube skylight is located.

10 km scale map

The big crater is Paracelsus. Just NE of it is where we are headed, the target crater, Paracelsus C.

5 km scale map

This is the next shot of Paracelsus C.  The diameter is 83 km. Note the wide slanted area to its SW, then note the closeup of the same area in the next image.

2 km scale map

The Paracelsus C anomalies are not yet discernible here but they are about near the center of the image above.

1000 meter scale map

The anomalies are now almost dead center. There are two larger craters to their NW that sometimes look like mounds, depending on the lighting-induced optical illusions. You have to remember that the sun is coming from the left so these craters have their right sides in sunlight. If you look real close you can see very tiny dark objects just east of the smaller center crater.

500 meter scale image

Actually you are now seeing the shadows of two objects to the right of the smaller crater and the "structures" are in a shallow bowl-like depression. This depression is an anomaly in itself.

200 meter scale image, 2 m per pixel resolution

If it were not for the shadows cast by the "structures" we would never have been able to spot these anomalies on the lunar Far Side. But they are just starting to look unusual here, more like tall dark "towers".  These Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images from 2013-2014 are much better even at this range than the previous ones taken by Apollo15 in 1971.

100 meter scale, 2 m per pixel resolution image

We're now seeing what was causing the shadows. These are not "towers", but something else producing the impression of "walls" or "towers". And again, the shallow bowl-shaped area they reside in is enigmatic as well and gives one the impression the area has been "worked" and the anomalistic targets or structures are the center of all the "activity".

20 meter scale image, 0.5 m per pixel resolution

This is the last zoom-in image obtained from the LRO ActReact Map. Apparently our previous work involved a mirror-image of the lunar scanning process and was an incorrect representation of the structures.

Ananda Sirisena & I both discovered three other LROC frames which are graphically shown below from the ActReact QuickMap, Projected NAC's at a given point.  Lat -21.649, Long 165.224 had the targets but they were almost out of frame. Lat-21.6474, Long 165.2133 were dead-on.  This "new" M frame (M1153132512R) has lighting conditions similar to those and nor nearly as spectacular. A person using the ActReact Quickmap to zoom in now shows the "new" frame. 

NASA suddenly substituted an inferior image into the Quick Map, one that would only warrant a casual glance if somebody was even looking. We must have struck a nerve. The original image is still on the NASA site, but one has to know how to find it and ome has to know where to zoom in to see it!

Fran Ridge,
Coordinator, The Lunascan Project
Member, Society for Planetary & SETI Research