There's a very eerie couple of videos that have never been fully explained away as hoaxes concerning 'Apollo 20' - an expedition to the moon undertaken in secret by Russian and American astro/cosmonauts, kept super secret because of the wild ass shit they found. In anticipation of the big PROMETHEUS premiere it's worth unearthing it, because the similarities to the story are, well, eerie.
One of the coolest parts of the original ALIEN (1979) is the whole first half which involves the Nostromo crew's investigation of a stormy harsh planet on which is a (crash?) landed ship, gigantic in size, shaped like a giant pair of fallopian tubes, at the helm of which is a strange calcified giant who looks like he's either half-elephant or a pilot from a distant future where he's literally a part of the craft, his spine externally locked into the seat, his nose a hideous extension of a flight mask breathing apparatus. There's a hole in the being's chest, burst outwards and then froze in time, which the crew have no idea about. It's one of the highlights of the entire film! Nothing about this thing is explained because once John Hurt picks up his face hugger there's no time to analyze what this ancient creature could have been. All we know is, the creature's ship is hugely fallopian/vaginal the way most of earth's crafts are phallic. This detail has helped countless masters in media studies students write tight theses on ALIEN and the Freudian feminist body horror whatever, but the question of just who the 'space jockey' is has never been answered. Until now...or should I say since 2007! It's a stand-in for... the Moon Mona Lisa!
During a top secret Apollo 20 mission, astronauts from both the US and USSR investigated what looked from space like an ancient, huge space craft spotted on the moon. It was/is covered with bizarre markings and has been on the moon for what could well be millions of years. Inside they found a woman of vaguely Eskimo (Mayan?) mummy descent, her eyes, mouth and ears connected to the still active space craft, both in a state of advanced hibernation. Like the space jockey in ALIEN she was attached to the ship for both life support and some kind of advanced virtual reality reality interconnected piloting:
To get your bearings on the tale, start with this interview with covert cosmonaut William Rutledge.
"....They appeared to be frozen and the female was moved into what appeared to be the control area of the Lunar Module. The bodies appeared to be well preserved and showed very little signs of decay. There was also detail to the possibility that the aliens had been subjected to ripped flesh because of skin splitting in the cold and the areas around the lips started to decay first, similar to what happens when humans decay in the grave. Rutledge the man who was on the mission claimed that he believed the female was in some sort of hibernation state...
Rutledge claims that he and cosmonaut Lexei Leonov landed a Russian made LEM (LUNAR MODULE) near the giant alien ship and entered inside . They found ancient artifacts and two bodies that they claimed were the “pilots” — one of the bodies was fully intact and in excellent condition. She was a female and video revealed that she had breasts and that her body had been well preserved. A male body was also found but it was not intact, it had deteriorated and all could be saved was the head.
They Named the woman alien Mona Lisa. She had six fingers and toes.
“We went inside the big spaceship, also into a triangular one. The major parts of the exploration was; it was a mother ship, very old, who crossed the universe at least milliard of years ago (1.5 estimated). There were many signs of biology inside, old remains of a vegetation in a “motor” section, special triangular rocks who emitted “tears” of a yellow liquid which has some special medical properties, and of course signs of extra solar creatures. We found remains of little bodies (10cm) living in a network of glass tubes all along the ship, but the major discovery was two bodies, one intact.The “City” was named on Earth and scheduled as station one, but it appeared to be a real space garbage, full of scrap, gold parts, only one construction seemed intact (we named it the Cathedral). We made shots of pieces of metal, of every part wearing calligraphy, exposed to the sun. The “City” seem to be as old as the ship, but it is a very tiny part. On the rover video, the telephoto lens make the artifacts greater.
I don’t remember who named the girl, Leonov or me — was the intact EBE. Humanoid, female, 1.65 meter. Genitalized, haired, six fingers (we guess that mathematics are based on a dozen). Function; pilot, piloting device fixed to fingers and eyes, no clothes, we had to cut two cables connected to the nose. No nostril. Leonov unfixed the eyes device (you’ll see that in the video). Concentrations of blood or bio liquid erupted and froze from the mouth, nose, eyes and some parts of the body. Some parts of the body were in unusual good condition, (hair) and the skin was protected by a thin transparent protection layer.
As we told to mission control, condition seemed not dead not alive. We had no medical background or experience, but Leonov and I used a test, we fixed our bio equipment on the EBE, and telemetry received by surgeon (Mission Control meds) was positive. That’s another story. Some parts could be unbelievable now, I prefer tell the whole story when other videos will be online. This experience has been filmed in the LM. We found a second body, destroyed; we brought the head on board. Color of the skin was blue gray, a pastel blue. Skin had some strange details above the eyes and the front, a strap around the head, wearing no inscription. The “cockpit” was full of calligraphy and formed of long semi hexagonal tubes. She is on Earth and she is not dead, but I prefer to post other videos before telling what happened after.
This Apollo 20 was supposed to have gone up in 1976 or '78 -- plenty of time for Ridley Scott, H.R. Giger and screenwriter Dan O'Bannon to have heard about it, or 'sensed' it through the subconscious-creative-intuitive channels. They may have 'come up with it' on their own but we're all interconnected so there's really no such thing as 'on our own.' It all came from somewhere.
And 'come up' is the perfect phrase for it, signifying a descent to the depths of a cosmic pool and a return to the surface, with a little souvenir. After all, it's 'encoded' in our DNA so it's just waiting to be accessed - the future, the past, outer space, our origin story. Our collective being is like a giant video game disk (and we do look round and orb-like when outside our bodies) and we've barely reached the end of level one. Just because we can't unlock the other levels... yet... doesn't mean they aren't still there 'encoded' in the disk. Yet mainstream science scoffs at this idea, claiming that the disk itself is just shiny nothingness. Have you ever, when a kid, looked at the grooves of an LP and pretended you could 'read' the music? But every once in awhile... a moon Mona Lisa comes along with a phonograph needle in each eye.
And of course Hollywood and Top Secret information go way back. There's a chance the makers of Alien could have heard all about this expedition, and just cloaked it in some goofy trappings. Allegations of this kind of thing are all over the web: Spielberg was 'told' some things by Reagan; Kubrick faked the moon landings in exchange for unlimited funding and insider knowledge on certain 'secrets' (Kubrick was even killed because Eyes Wide Shut seemed too close to home), and all this after a lot of the connections between military scientists and TV shows like the Outer Limits as explained by Bruce Rux in Hollywood vs. the Aliens. And lots not forget the crazy German author whose work started a secret society the Vrills!
Here's what a Hyrbid post regarding an alien looking ridge found on Saturn's moon Iapetus says on the matter:
Did Arthur C. Clarke have access to secret knowledge? It is speculated that some of hollywood's best writers, including George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have been privy to accessing secretive occult knowledge. In other words: not all of their ideas are original. It is interesting that Arthur C. Clarke wrote about an alien monolith on Saturn's Moon Iapetus, at a time in the 1960's when NASA knew very little about this moon. Then, in 2004 it is discovered an incredible mountain ridge encompasses nearly the entire planet - in what is likely the most bizarre formation in the solar system. What is inside the equilateral ridge? Does an alien monolith await us?
Scott and O'Bannon were also inspired for the story by sci fi films of the late 1950s-60s, and they're all on Netflix streaming, so check out this triple feature of ALIEN inspirations I've assembled over on Bright Lights After Dark!
Check out here the strange resemblance of this mummified Inca Maiden to the Moona Lisa. Was an Inca, Aztec, or Mayan maiden recruited to power/drive the alien ship - or suspend it in animation? The lack of flesh eating germs high up in the icy Andes and way out on the dark side of the moon would certainly indicate some weird connection if you were all paranoid, like some authors of this blog... you can see under the mummy wig stitching slightly in the "Apollo" footage, by the way, which is a comfort. Even on the moon, everyone looks good in a Sheinhardt.