Ancient Civilizations on Mars: Fact, Fiction, or NASA Cover-Up?

Mars, our enigmatic planetary neighbor, has been the subject of fascination, speculation, and scrutiny for centuries. As scientific advancements have allowed us to explore the Red Planet in greater detail, one question has continued to captivate both researchers and the public alike: did ancient civilizations once exist on Mars? Furthermore, is it possible that evidence of these civilizations has been discovered and subsequently concealed by NASA? This comprehensive, research-based exploration delves into the history of Martian exploration, the theories surrounding ancient Martian civilizations, and the claims of a NASA cover-up, while examining the scientific basis for these intriguing ideas.

I. Mars Exploration: A Historical Overview

Mars has long been a source of wonder, particularly due to its striking red appearance in the night sky. Ancient astronomers, including the Sumerians, Egyptians, and Greeks, all had unique interpretations of the planet and its significance. However, it wasn’t until the invention of the telescope and the subsequent advancements in space exploration that we began to glean a deeper understanding of Mars and its potential for hosting life.

The first successful mission to Mars was NASA’s Mariner 4, which conducted a flyby in 1965, capturing the first close-up images of the planet’s surface. Since then, numerous missions from various space agencies, including NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Russian Federal Space Agency, have been launched to explore Mars further. Landers, orbiters, and rovers have all contributed valuable data and images, deepening our understanding of the Martian landscape, climate, and geology.

II. Theories of Ancient Martian Civilizations

The idea of ancient civilizations on Mars has long captured the imagination of the public and fringe researchers alike. Various theories have been proposed, fueled by images and data from Mars exploration missions. Some of the most popular theories include:

  1. The Face on Mars: In 1976, the Viking 1 orbiter captured an image of a landform in the Cydonia region of Mars, which appeared to resemble a humanoid face. This discovery sparked a wave of speculation that the “Face on Mars” was an artificial structure, evidence of an ancient Martian civilization. Later, higher-resolution images taken by the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed that the “face” was merely an optical illusion created by natural geological formations.
  2. Pyramids and Structures: Other images of the Martian surface have revealed what some claim to be pyramid-like structures, city ruins, or other artificial formations. Proponents of these theories argue that these structures are remnants of ancient Martian civilizations. However, mainstream scientific consensus maintains that these formations are the result of natural geological processes, such as erosion and volcanic activity.
  3. Martian Fossils: Some researchers have claimed that images from Mars rovers, such as the Mars Pathfinder, Spirit, and Opportunity, contain evidence of fossilized remains of ancient Martian lifeforms. These purported fossils range from microbial life to larger, more complex organisms. However, no definitive evidence of past or present life on Mars has been confirmed by the scientific community.

III. Allegations of a NASA Cover-Up

As theories of ancient civilizations on Mars have gained traction, so too have claims that NASA and other space agencies are concealing evidence of these discoveries. The reasoning behind these allegations varies, with some suggesting that the truth is being withheld to prevent panic or to maintain control over the narrative of human history. Others argue that the cover-up is financially motivated, with space agencies profiting from the continued exploration of Mars.

However, there is no concrete evidence to support these claims of a cover-up. Many of the images and data cited by proponents of these theories can be readily explained

by natural geological processes or optical illusions. Furthermore, the scientific community at large, including researchers from various countries and institutions, has not corroborated the existence of ancient Martian civilizations or any attempts to suppress such information.

IV. Scientific Perspective on Life on Mars

While the idea of ancient civilizations on Mars is largely considered to be speculative, the scientific community has not entirely ruled out the possibility of past or present microbial life on the Red Planet. The discovery of water ice on Mars, as well as evidence of liquid water in the planet’s past, suggests that the necessary conditions for life may have once existed.

Additionally, the detection of methane in the Martian atmosphere has raised questions about its origin, as methane can be produced by both geological processes and biological activity. However, no definitive evidence of life on Mars has been found to date. Ongoing and future missions, such as NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and ESA’s ExoMars program, will continue to investigate the potential for life on Mars, both past and present.

V. Conclusion

The question of ancient civilizations on Mars and the possibility of a NASA cover-up is undeniably intriguing and has captured the public’s imagination for decades. However, despite the numerous theories and claims, there is no definitive evidence to support the existence of ancient Martian civilizations or attempts to conceal such information.

While the notion of advanced civilizations on Mars remains speculative, the search for life on the Red Planet, particularly microbial life, continues to be a major focus of scientific inquiry. As our understanding of Mars and its potential for hosting life deepens, the prospect of uncovering the secrets of our enigmatic neighbor will undoubtedly remain a driving force in the ongoing exploration of our solar system.

Mystery of Death Solved: DMT is the Key


We now know what happens at death:

Resting comfortably in the recessed center of your brain, encased snugly within the corpus colossum, wrapped tightly between the dual-hemispheres of spongy nerve bundles, encased in the quarter-inch-thick armor-plating of skull, finally surrounded by your main and expressive organs with which you face the world, exists a tiny gland, long considered vestigial (serving little to no function), that holds the key to our interpretation of existence as we know it.  I’m speaking of the pineal gland. This minute spec, roughly the size of a grain of rice, is more heavily protected than even the heart with its literal cage of protection, because if something happens to your heart you die, but if something happens to your pineal, you can’t go to heaven.

Never heard of it?

This pineal gland has influences on both melatonin and pinoline, but our interest is in the gland’s role in the creation of dimethyltriptamine, or DMT. This chemical, DMT, may well be the reason we, as a species, are capable of sentience itself.

I’m not a chemist; break it down.

First, DMT is a narcotic, schedule 1. It’s scheduled as a highly illegal substance all over the planet, largely because DMT is one of the most potent psychedelics known to man. Intensely powerful. Yet, every day your pineal produces this stuff.

Secondly, DMT is the chemical that elicits dreams. That’s right. Each night as you drift to slumber-land, not only are you tripping on a psychedelic, but you’re also premeditatedly committing a federal offence; possession or consumption of DMT could land you a felony charge.

And third, this illegal gateway to dreamland is released in massive amounts at the moment of death. When I say massive, if a water glass of DMT evokes a dream, at death, an equivalent river excretes into your system. Any druggies reading this?

How have I not heard of this before?

Well, the pineal’s significance is neither a new idea, nor an unfounded one. Spanning the expanse of human civilization runs an undercurrent of worshipful adoration to the almighty pineal, more widely known as the inner eye, all-seeing eye, or the like – considered the body’s gateway to the soul.

Egypt had its Eye of Horus (now emblazoned on the US dollar bill). Hindu culture has its bottu (the familiar forehead dot). Even the ancient art of yoga recognizes the brow chakra, or ajna, as blossoming at the pineal, or third eye. That’s only to name a few.

The hell you say! The truth behind the cult of the pineal has gone largely unnoticed collectively, though the symbols themselves have been downright ubiquitous. Tibetan Buddhists, as well, have long carried a belief that the soul enters the fetus precisely 49 days after conception. Likely, reading this, you are not a Tibetan Buddhist – their numbers fall less than 20 million – and whether you subscribe to an eternal soul or not isn’t the point, because day 49 is the moment the pineal is formed in a fledgling brain.

Great, so what does all this have to do with death?

Well, on an experiential  level, shrooms distort perception, coke smacks you with raw energy, ecstasy grants superpower orgasms (ladies), and most notably, weed slows time – time distortion seems to go hand in hand with most psychedelics as well – so time passage then is totally subjective. Ask Einstein.

Meanwhile, among DMT smokers, out of the macrocosm of potential experiences, two major themes emerge nearly universally:

1) A stretching of time – they experience the hectic 6 or 7 minutes as a near eternity or lifetime. Imagine Cobb’s 50 year night in Inception.

2) They experience religious incarnations with a tilt toward whatever sect the subject is affiliated with.

Here’s the clincher: after death, while this massive psychedelic dose courses through the brain, there is this mysterious several minutes where the brain still functions. With our new perspective, however, we at last understand what these minutes are…

These few minutes after death, subjectively, are experienced as an eternity, engrossed in the DMT universe. Also, the trip itself is a highly personal experience dictated by the deepest realms of the subconscious.

Therefore, whatever at your deepest core you expect to happen when you die… Congratulations, that’s what’ll happen… Every religion was right.

Mystery solved. Peace on earth.

If you’re resourceful, you can find this stuff and try it. The bigger question now is: do you really want to know where you’ll be spending eternity?




Pineal Gland

University of Wisconsin: Creation of DMT

Medical Hypothesis: Endogenous Hallucinogenics Central to Nervous System

Medical Hypothesis: Visions of Dream Sleep

DMT the Spirit Molecule 

Erowid N,N DMT Legal Status

Third Eye

Third Eye Images and Symbols Around the World

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Universe-Solved!

Theory of Relativity

Erowid: DMT Experience Reports

PopSci: The First Few Minutes After Death

Baseline of Health Foundation: Brain Functions Even After Death