by Ivan Van Mieghem http://www.ivminet.com
2001 It sounds a bit like magic. My interest in the possibilities
Extraterrestrial life and intelligence started after seeing Mr. Stanley
Kubrick’s movie picture ‘2001 : A Space Odyssey ‘ It stimulated me
reading Arthur C. Clarke’s novel. That’s the way I got really stuck
this issue and started to study the UFO phenomenon. I guess many of
started off this way and that's why 2001 sounds a bit like magic in
33 years have past since Mr. Clarke wrote his already legendary novel.
Only one year after publishing his novel Mr. Clark and the rest of
human race witnessed Neil Armstrong taking a ‘giant leap for mankind’
setting the first human footstep on the Moon as the result of the
program. We all half expected he would discover our Monolith. You
what I mean, the alien object - a kind of a burglar alarm waiting
set off by mankind’ s arrival. Though the historic Apollo 11 mission
safely without discovering our Monolith. What the heck I thought,
have to build their moon base. However on a cold and windy night on
December 1972 a Saturn V rocket launched the Apollo 17 mission towards
moon. This was the last visit any human has made to our moon. No Monolith
had been found at least according to NASA.
In the late 70s I really expected we would build our moon base. I
convinced that in 2001 our Monolith would have found its last resting
in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. Was Mr. Clarke wrong? I
still do) consider him to be the Jules Verne of our generation.
Who could believe in the late 60s that one day there would be a computer
being able to control an entire space mission and be able to speak?
At this point in time given our work into the artificial intelligence
we all know that there will be a day a computer will say : ‘ I think
therefore I am ! ‘ Just look what the Belgian Speech technology company
Lernout & Hauspie can do today in the field of ‘Computer Speech.’
course on NASDEQ and their creative bookkeeping skills are another
So could Mr. Clarke be wrong about our Monolith? According to NASA
Unless my friends, Unless! Why did we stop the Apollo project? The
end of the
cold War? Did we simply halt mankind's exploration of the moon for
Or did we find our Monolith and it’s being held secret only to be
known by a
several chosen few? This elite ‘the bad guys in NASA’ according to
Richard C. Hoagland, who’s work I so admire and respect, form the
secret NASA. Or did we perhaps discover our Monolith by the Photo
reconnaissance mission of the Viking Mars project? Is our Monolith
known ‘face on Mars’ standing there smiling to us in the Martian Cydonia
It seems clear to all independent thinking minds that this structure
artificial and no trick of light and shadows according to the public
space agency. Did we perhaps find our Monolith already in 1947 on
Brazel ranch in Roswell, New Mexico or during the Bentwaters incident
the United Kingdom some twenty years ago?
The conspiracy of silence is a proven fact my friends and I am totally
convinced that our Monolith has been found already.
Mr. Arthur C. Clark got it right and history will declare him one
world’s greatest visionaries.
Its 2001 my friends in many ways then one.