Canals on Mars
" The Real
mystery is no longer who can see them (canals) and who can't, but rather why
are they now appearing on CCD images that amateur astronomers are taking with
their telescopes." Daniel Lauderback
In his book UFOs and the Complete Evidence from Space, David Ross is able to tell us about observations in relation to Mars which go against the typical descriptions with which we are familiar.
From Page 61:
"A distinguished American astronomer, Percival Lowell,decided to dedicate his life to studying Mars. In 1894, he built the Flagstaff Observatory in Arizona, which housed a 24-inch refracting telescope. By 1915, he and his staff had charted nearly 700 canals - a precise network of large-scale construction on Mars that channeled water from the polar ice caps. They were straight, narrow, sometimes parallel, and at numerous locations the canals intersected geometrically. "
above is a flat representation of the personal globe of Percival Lowell.
From Page 63:
"Lowell made a special expedition to Chile in 1907 and obtained the first photographic evidence of the canals. His successor Dr. E.C. Slipher, had better success in later years with observations from South Africa, when camera equipment had improved considerably. The Martian canals are seen on plates VI and XLVII in the book, The Photographic Story of Mars, by E.C. Slipher. The edition I obtained was published by Northland Press, Flagstaff, Arizona, in 1962."
"Now to clarify the situation regarding the canal evidence first discovered by Schiaparelli and Lowell through their telescopic studies. It was only laid to rest because authorities withheld official confirmation. Mariner 4 did photograph some straight-line canals, and this was finally admitted some time later by Dr. William Pickering, the head of Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (JPL conducts all the planetary projects for NASA.) Dr. Clyde Tombaugh, the scientist who discovered Pluto, also confirmed that the canals were photographed by the 1965 probe. But officially, this type of evidence has never been released. The public was shown computer-enhanced photographs, but the detailed originals were in the hands of the authorities. And if the canals were filmed by that first probe, it is a certainty that they were filmed by later Mariner and Viking probes, yet that information has always been withheld."
From Page 71:
"Dr. Slipher assigned himself to make observations from the best location possible- the Lamont Hussey Observatory in South Africa [The Mars Expedition]. It had the largest refracting telescope in the Southern hemisphere, and Mars would be passing directly overhead each night during opposition. And before the project got underway, Slipher publicly stated that if he found proof of life on Mars, he would announce it to the world."
"The Mars Expedition took 20,000 photographs and confirmed the presence of both the canals and vegetation. The canals did not meander at all like a river would; they followed great circle courses, which are the shortest distance between two points on a globe. Many planetary astronomers had speculated previously, that if photographs showed that the canals were along great circle paths, it could be concluded that they were the work of intelligent beings. The scientists were getting exceptional pictures also, because the Lowell Observatory was using a new electronic camera that could amplify faint markings, and photograph in 1/10 of a second to prevent atmospheric turbulence from blurring the details. One canal was found to run straight as an arrow for 1,500 miles, something that no natural water channel could do."
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