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The official website for the Society for Planetary SETI Research (SPSR), a multidisciplinary group of thinkers involved in the search for artificial structures on Mars.

Researcher Dan Drasin's Zen and the Art of Debunkery. Excellent!

Lan Fleming's VGL is an extremely capable site devoted to analyzing anomalies on the Moon and Mars. Fleming's articles and technical discussions constitute some of the best reading on the Cydonia issue anywhere.

Peter Blinn's excellent Mars Updates presents evidence for organic activity on the Red Planet.

Life on Mars!: evidence that the Viking mission discovered microscopic life after all.

The International Committee Against Mars Sample Return presents an interesting argument against NASA's plan to return Martian soil (and potential microorganisms) to Earth, citing the agency's tendency to crash its Mars-bound robotic probes.

Mars Unearthed is an excellently presented collection of anomalous Mars images.

Tom Van Flandern's Exploded Planet Hypothesis

Tom Van Flandern's Meta Research is controversial and scientifically literate. Van Flandern argues that the Face on Mars was constructed by beings who inhabited a tenth planet that mysteriously exploded millions of years ago. Van Flandern is also the only scientist I know of who has gone on record saying that the Face formation is artificial "beyond reasonable doubt." Time--and concentrated effort--will tell whether he's right.

Are the Martian moons, Phobos and Deimos, artificial satellites?

Planetary Mysteries, maintained by artist Kynthia, is an admirable site that explores the existential and aesthetic implications of extraterrestrial intelligence.

The McDaniel Report is a sober and persuasive site dedicated to making sure the Martian enigmas are rephotographed by the Mars Global Surveyor probe. McDaniel's position on the subject is astute and has been instrumental in changing NASA's priorities regarding rephotographing the Cydonia region. McDaniel has since retired from Mars research, but this site contains a wealth of insight.

Assuming the Cydonian features are artificial, Mars isn't the only planet boasting large-scale symbolic architecture. Serpent Mound Mysteries takes a look at the phenomenal earthworks of Native American cultures.

Greg Orme's Martian Anomalies site addresses the dubious "Crowned Face" feature in detail.

Efrain Palermo's careful searches through Malin Space Science Systems' Mars Global Surveyor image catalogue has resulted in a plethora of unusual features: "monoliths," probable liquid water, and possible vegetation (not to mention what appears uncannily like some sort of crashed aircraft).

This Mayan split-face seems to share attributes with the Face on Mars.

The Cydonia Institute offers useful anthropological insight.

Mars Revelations: more impassioned anomaly hunting, specializing in low-resolution rectilinear formations.

SPSR member Erol Torun attempts a mathematical analysis of The D&M Pyramid of Mars, one of many weird-looking formations in the Cydonia region.

Richard Hoagland, author of "The Monuments of Mars," tends to go overboard with his Enterprise Mission website, which dwells heavily on alleged government secrecy and far-flung historical schemes. Despite my problems with Hoagland's fixation on dubious cosmic coverups, his site deserves careful perusal.

Hoagland's research partner Mike Bara maintains Lunar Anomalies, a fascinating introduction to the subject of possible alien ruins on the surface of the Moon.

Bob Harrison's Cydonia Quest is an independent look at some of the claims endorsed by Richard Hoagland's Enterprise Mission website. Thorough and totally intriguing.

Dr. Paul A. LaViolette's Sphinx Stargate centers on planetary mysteries that might have a direct bearing on the Face on Mars, assuming the Red Planet was once inhabited.

Forensic artist Kynthia has been tirelessly recreating the Mars Face for 18 years, with scientifically provocative and haunting results.

Graham Hancock is a scholar, researcher and guerilla historian whose exploits into Earth's remote past have led him to the possibility of a connection with an ancient Martian civilization. Researcher David Hudgins addresses similar ancient mysteries on his site.

The Independent Viking Imagery Research (I.V.I.R.) team presents its evidence for past alien occupation of the Moon and Mars, emphasizing some of the lesser-known oddities that may already have been reimaged by the Mars Global Surveyor. The question remains: if new images have been taken that show obvious works of intelligence, will they be made public...?

An alien from antiquity? "Yes!" says writer Zechariah Sitchin.

Author Zechariah Sitchin remains one of the most interesting "ancient astronuat" theorists; his Earth Chronicles series takes on some intriguing implications in light of the "Face" and other potentially artificial Martian formations. Unfortunately, Sitchin's scenarios have been embraced by a considerable cult following and extensively discussed as if their validity is beyond doubt. Individuals who fervently preach Sitchin's gospel are best compared to victims of the "ancient astronaut" craze of the 1970s, who clung to the false proclamations of self-appointed archeologist Erich von Daniken as a way of unifying biblical creation theory with "New Age" scientific marvels. (More Sitchin resources are arranged at Sitchin Links.)

Ian Lawton is another independent researcher specializing in the origins of human civilization.

Anomaly Hunters chronicles attempts to make sense of ruin-like formations on the Red Planet.

Holger Isenberg's Mars News, a mammoth site devoted to taking close looks at potential Martian and lunar anomalies. Includes a fantastic library of links to sites of every conceivable esoteric subject. Bon voyage!

Searching for the Mars-Earth Connection is one of those eclectic, off-the-wall fringe sites you find yourself revisiting. Plenty of updated links, not all of which are Mars-related.

Although not explicitly Mars-related, the Sumerian Oannes legend has been cited as possible evidence of extraterrestrial contact in antiquity.

Britain's lamentably silent Beagle 2 mission to Mars was to have told us more about the planet's potential ecosystem than NASA's current wave of rovers. The UK's committment to doing good science is a breath of fresh air for everyone annoyed by NASA/JPL's ideological stranglehold on planetary geology. Mars for the English!

WWW Space and Mystery is another fun, updated site that will have you clicking away. A deluge of interesting links and graphics.

Alan Baughman's Planetary Anomalies is a well-rounded site including references to Cydonia as well as a theoretical "how-to" for would-be Mars astronauts.

Deep Drilling on Mars has an interesting history. When it first went online, the title graphic was a panorama of the Cydonia "City" (a logical choice, since water ice--present at Cydonia--is the goal of the drilling in question). The site's maintainer quickly retracted the image of Cydonia with a dismissive remark about its being merely "playful" and of no relevance. Playful, certainly...but of no relevance? I suppose NASA would rather blindly scour the Martian deserts for ice rather than drill where we already know there is ice. (Note that this is a government site.)

Steve Wingate's Anomalous Images site is enormously interesting. To Wingate's credit is the discovery of the so-called "Island City," a formation of artificial-looking terraces on the Martian surface that may represent the planet-wide ruins of an ancient civilization.

Mars Anomaly Research: interesting surface formations galore.

Nathan's Mars anomaly page: Cydonia activism, images and links.

Image maven Keith Laney provides alternative viewpoints from the Internet Mars underground.

Mars-Earth Connection, a site with significant potential. As yet, there's not a terrible amount of original material here other than some neat animated graphics.

Earth Mysteries explores the many strange artificial formations to be found here on Earth. Note Silbury Hill's rather uncanny resemblance to the Tholus feature on Mars. (Refer to my Cydonian Imperative pages.)

Megascale sculptor Isamu Noguchi imagined structures eerily reminescent of the Martian formations under investigation, including a giant humanoid face to be seen from Earth by astronomically inclined Martians!

EarthQuest takes the plunge into the fascinating field of "forbidden archaeology," with photos of China's fantastic (and mostly unknown) pyramids and more.

Team Atlantis addresses an utterly bizarre sunken ruin off the coast of Japan that defies traditional achaeological explanation. Were the features on Mars built by a civilization that migrated from Earth in antiquity? Also see the remarkable photos available from The Temple of Mu.

The "Wow!" signal, though never repeated, is evidence of an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization. Planetary SETI efforts such as the Lunascan Project unite the objective reasoning of radio-SETI with the probablity that our Solar System has been visited at least once.

The Lunascan Project is a scientific attempt to locate possible intelligently built structures on our closest neighbor, based on the statistical likelihood that our solar system has been visited at least once. Interestingly, none other than Cydonia-basher Carl Sagan first popularized the notion that we might not be the first: specifically, he predicted that it would reasonable to expect ET visitors once every 10,000 years. The candidate structures on the Moon (and Mars) appear at least that old.

Space science politics (and personalities) come and go, but the reasoning behind efforts like Lunascan's is solid--and may just lead us to some startling realizations. Also refer to SETV (Search for Extraterrestrial Visitation): "A Scientific Search for Visitation from Extraterrestrial Probes."

Martian Spiders catalogues possible organic activity on the Red Planet. (No, this isn't a David Bowie fanpage.)

Martian Soil, a daily Mars blog.

Welcome to Mars: more refreshing independent commentary on strange Martian features.

Artifacts on Mars by SPSR's J.P. Levasseur provides background on Cydonia as well as a number of ambiguous "glyphs" on the Martian surface. Levasseur's findings effectively ask the question: "Once we allow for the possibility of ET artifacts on Mars, how do we choose what's 'real'?"

Martian-Lifeforms is a gallery of extremely questionable Martian "organisms" found at the Pathfinder landing site.

Get your own stuffed Martian microbe!

The Mission to Mars, an impressive and thorough site with links to all things Martian., an interactive Mars base.

Mars on Earth

New Mars: A Journal of the Martian Frontier

The Mars Records, an unintentionally hilarious site about a man who claims to have served in some sort of military campaign on Mars. And he's got markings on his crotch to prove it!

The official sites for NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey and Mars Exploration Rover missions.

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