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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
March 10, 2004

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Letters G and E found on Mars rock.

Mars – The Living Planet

Since 1877, when Schiaparelli announced his discovery that a network of straight lines covered Mars surface, this finding has been the subject of great controversy among astronomers. American astronomer Percival Lowell thought the lines represented the work of intelligent beings, and interpreted them has canals that brought water from the poles and caused green vegetation that sprouted each spring in 60 degree weather at the equator.

Throughout my life I have searched the ruins of ancient civilizations in Egypt, Mexico, US, Turkey, and England. Additionally, as an intelligence officer, I evaluated bomb damaged sites in Vietnam. Preliminary Filer' Research Institute findings indicate we have found evidence of an ancient civilization on Mars. An early and non-conclusive theory indicates an extraterrestrial settlement was destroyed most likely by an asteroid or meteorite blasting debris out of the Gusev Crater for several miles around with the power of an atomic bomb.

We have nicknamed the city “Gavesak” based on some of the letters or symbols we have found. The area is covered with millions of rocks laying in the soil sticking up in various angles. Some have landed on each other. Consequently, we are looking at bits and pieces of rock that appear to be the remains of what as once a city or temple. Although it is difficult to determine a date this happened based on the slim evidence, all indications are that the blast occurred thousands, if not millions of years ago.

Gusav Crater Contains Fossils

There is the fascinating possibility that the water-laid sediments in Gusev crater could contain fossils. In 1995, Gusev crater was included in NASA's report, "An Exobiological Strategy for Mars Exploration" (NASA Publication SP-530) as a priority site for future biological exploration.

If intelligent life existed on Mars the Ma'adim Vallis, in the southern cratered uplands, one of the largest valley networks on the planet is an ideal place for city. There would have been plenty of river water available from the valley that extends some 900 kilometers, passing through the 160-km-diameter Gusev crater at 14.7oS, 184.5oW. Younger, smaller impact craters on the southern and northern rims of Gusev opened the pathway for water from Ma'adim Vallis. Although some construction or blasting could have opened the flow of the river. The Martian climate, large amounts of water, composition of the soils does not rule out life either past or present. It is difficult to determine which impact caused the destruction of “Gavesak” and the ejection of its debris around the crater.

Viking Lander Found a Letter 'B' on Mars

When the Viking Space Craft landed on Mars in 1976, it captured images of a rock with a ‘B' symbol carved into a rock. It was dismissed because it was unlikely Martians would use our English alphabet. Many of us thought it might be Martian, and in January of 1977, the National Geographic came out with an article favorable to the search for life providing data by Dr. Gerald V. Levin one of the most brilliant scientists in the country.

Cyanobacteria Found by Microbioligist

Microbiologist Dr. Annamarie Johnstone writes, Proof that living microorganisms exist in the soil on Mars, was found in 1976, during the Mars Viking Lander Mission. Dr. Gerald V. Levin, came to this conclusion after developing a successful technique, using automated instruments, to detect microbial life that has earthlike metabolism. In his Labeled Release Experiment of the Lander Project, Martian soil was inoculated into sterile culture media and incubated, to detect gas production. A circadian (daily) rhythm of 24.66 hour gas release indicated that microbial life exists in the top layer of the Martian surface. The current Mars Opportunity Rover spectrographic instruments found elevated levels of sulfur in the form of sulfates in the Martian soil, that would indicate an abundance of available oxygen to oxidize sulfur to this state. Photosynthetic, oxygen producing Cyanobacteria in and on the Mars substrate may be the source of oxygen for oxidation of sulfur, as well as iron, on the planet.

As Cyanobacteria (Cyanophyta) increased the oxygen content of the earth's atmosphere in the Proterozoic era, iron sediments were oxidized into red ferric oxide, resulting in a change of color in earth's sedimentary layers from gray to red. If like bacteria are present on Mars, this may account for the preponderance of red sediments on Mars, as well. Cyanobacteria are also known as Blue Green Algae (Cyanophyta), prokaryotic (primitive) cells lacking a nuclear membrane and some cellular organelles. Blue and green pigments in the cells are involved in photosynthetic metabolism. The "Blueberries" described in the Mars Opportunity Rover report may be living Cyanobacteria encased in a protective fungal sheath (lichens) and or fossilized Cyanobacteria called stromatolites. The latter develop as these bacteria initiate precipitation of calcium carbonate in water, surrounding the bacterial colonies, and trapping the cells in sedimentary concretions. This process continues to occur on the earth today and may occur on Mars when water is available. "Blueberries" in the sedimentary rock layers of Mars may be stromatolites. Thanks to Dr. Annamarie Johnstone, Ph.D. owner of Aquatox, a marine environental consulting firm

The famous blueberries on Mars

Journal of Microscopy Claims Life on Mars

It is interesting to note that, “The Journal of Microscopy announced just last week that Australian scientists believe they have found evidence that life once existed on Mars." They have found that microscopic fossils of primitive bacteria-like organisms in a Mars meteorite match characteristics of bacteria found in mud in Queensland.”

Evidence of an Ancient Civilization Found

Our examination of thousands of images has led us to theorize that we might be observing an ancient civilization similar to the Mayan/Olmec or Egyptian Civilizations. Strangely, the symbols and writing are very similar to English. The symbols or letters A, E, G, H, P, V, and Y have been found. The Y symbol is the most numerous and often has deep round holes drilled at the three corners. This gives us a clue concerning when the symbols may have been brought to Earth.

'Y' is not in the Phoenician alphabet, but is in the Greek alphabet. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica the Egyptians first developed writing very suddenly with hieroglyphics, but with the invention of papyrus paper much was passed on to the Phoenicians, in about the 10th century BC. The Phoenicians are thought to have developed most of our known alphabet with 24 consonants that were then transmitted to Greece. Ezekiel records that he saw the wheel near Babylon about 600 BC. We can speculate that there was some form of contact at that period. Many rocks appear to have artistic carvings and craftsman like work in the stone. One rock appears to be the sculptured head of a nobleman that looks very similar to depiction's of heads found today in the Yucatan Peninsula and the ancient Maya region of Mexico.

Notice the 'Y' at the lower right carved in stone.

Note: Side view of face similar to Mayan Photo below from National Geographic

Society "The Mysterious Maya" of similar facial structure and head dress.

Mayan writing is quite different from that found on Mars. It is apparent that the development of an alphabet on Mars and a similar one here by accident is very unlikely and indicates some sort of communication between the planets. A study or our alphabet and the Martian one would likely reveal a time frame of intervention. Also the carvings suggest large humanoids.

The Bible give us some hints, “God created man in his likeness.” And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days and also after that, when the sons of god came in unto the daughters of men of renown.” Genesis Chapter 6. 1,2,- 4

The faces on the Martian rocks provide a clue to the origin of some races on Earth. They remind me of the classic features on the Olmec or Maya natives in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. When I visited Mexico, I noticed the sloped back heads, large wide noses and lips on many of the Mayan people. Some of the construction debris also reminds me of much of the stone construction throughout the ancient Middle East. I suggest caution, because a great deal more study is needed to confirm these preliminary findings.

Notice the square hole found in several stones to stabilize construction and possible face.

We get some interesting confirmation from the story of creation of the Mayas contained in “The Code of the Kings,” book by Linda Schele and Peter Mathews. “The third Creation was destroyed by a great flood on earth. When the Maize Gods arrived at the place of the new Creation, they sprang up from a crack in the back of a Cosmic Turtle.” The Maya saw this turtle as the three stars that we call Orion's Belt, and they also saw the crack in the turtle's back as the ball court. Once reborn, the Maize Gods directed four old gods to set up the first Hearth of Creation to center the new order. The gods set up this hearth on or August 13, 3114 B.C.” page 37

So the Maya's and scholars claim a connection. We continue to gather proof of a former civilization on Mars and urge your input. We urgently need archeologists, biologists, zoologists and people with similar expertise. JPL/NASA has informed us that since there was no chance of life on Mars, they do not have expertise in these fields of life. Additionally, there are no tests for life contained on the Mars Rovers. Their $800 million purpose for the landings was to find water and they have accomplished their mission.

Both Cosmonauts and Astronauts such as Edgar Mitchell who walked on the moon are making pronouncements that the Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials. See:


Astronaut Gordon Cooper in his book "A Leap of Faith" tells the reader his strong views on the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence and even the distinct possibility that we have already had contact." His photographic team at Edwards Air Force Base photographed a landing of a disc craft. Astronaut Gordon Cooper in his book states, "During my final years with NASA, I became involved in a different kind of adventure: undersea treasure hunting in Mexico. One day, accompanied by a National Geographic photographer, we landed in a small plane on an island in the Gulf of Mexico; local residents pointed out to them pyramid-shaped mounds, where they found ruins, artifacts and bones. I contacted the Mexican government and was put in touch with the head of the National Archaeology Department, Pablo Bush Romero." Together with Mexican archeologists the two went back to the site. After some excavating, Cooper writes, "The age of the ruins was confirmed at 3000 B.C.

Compared with other advanced civilizations, relatively little was known about the Olmecs who made large statues of their faces." "Engineers, farmers, artisans, and traders, the Olmecs had a remarkable civilization.

But it is still not known where they originated... Among the findings that intrigued me most: that, when translated, turned out to be mathematical formulas used to this day for navigation, and accurate drawings of constellations, some of which would not be officially 'discovered' until the age of modern telescopes. "It was this, rather than his experiences as an astronaut, that triggered Gordon Cooper's "Leap of faith":

"This left me wondering: Why have celestial navigation signs if they weren't navigating celestially?" And he asks: "If 'someone' had helped the Olmecs with this knowledge, from whom did they get it?"

Thanks to Gordon Cooper's book, "A Leap of Faith"Chapter 11

Sea Lilly's on Mars

Jason Lange writes, “ I'm very familiar with fossils found in Colorado, and the fossils are shown are Crinoids (sea lillys) they are very common here on earth and I've seen thousands. There are many different types. They are found where a body of water once existed. If this is a crinoid like I believe it is, then there was life on Mars." Thanks to Jason Lange (Grand Junction Colorado)

Others See Faces on Mars

Mr. Filer, First, I must congratulate you on your excellent site at: . I came upon it by surfing and spent a good hour perusing your links and articles. Something became quite apparent to me upon first viewing, and I am wondering if you have noticed it as well. In your fourth picture down in the main page (ET Rock), I noticed a distinctly alien face. I don't have Photoshop, and I cannot outline the face on the picture as I see it, so I will try to describe it as best as I can. Maybe you will be able to outline it. Let's imagine the E Rock is a gerbil facing left. You can see it's snout and the ear, laying against its body, the buttocks resting on the ground. If you look where the eye would be you can see a dark oval/round shape that can work as an eye. Above the dark oval/round shape you see a smaller bean-sized dark shape (maybe 70% NE from the shape and directly above it). Above from this shape, to the right and some 60% NE from the kidney bean shape we can see a shape that looks like an eye. Ok, so take the eye, the kidney bean shape, which looks like a nose, and the dark oval/round shape, which looks like a gaping mouth, and you have a distinct alien face. The right eye is missing, but the alien appearance is very obvious to me. Glaring.Thanks to Acriedel. Please visit my weblog at:


Engineer Norman Bryden writes, "Here are the links to the full image of the forest and other objects. Put this image on a large screen TV and look at the many objects in the image. There are fallen trees, live ones and many structures. Thanks to Norm

Conceding that Mars has the chemistry necessary for life is tantamount to an open invitation for microbiologists to join JPL's zealously guarded ranks. For scientists supposedly enamored with "searching for life" on the Red Planet, the JPL team has always been careful to exclude the life sciences from its post-Viking Mars ventures that cost close to a billion dollars. Neither of the rovers has any life-detection instrumentation nor do future probes have instruments for detecting life. I urge Dr.Charles Elachi Director Jet Propulsion Laboratory to look at some of these images that appear as present vegetation, trees, and a possible river on Mars.

Note: We need experts in life sciences and archeology.

New York – Flying Triangle and Huge UFO

NYACK -- When crossing the Tappan Zee bridge on February 21, 2004, at 3 PM, my wife snapped photos of the area because she though it would be a nice place to buy a house. I downloaded the pictures and to my surprise there was some thing in the picture that shouldn't have been there. UFOcenter

New York City (Brooklyn) -- A magazine/book editor and writer was walking down Pacific Street in Brooklyn, on February 14, 2004, about 7:30 PM, when he saw a glowing whitish neon-green orb shoot through the sky, going south west, faintly lighting up the night. He reports, "I stopped in my tracks as it moved as fast as a shooting star, straight on the horizon, about 30,000 feet but it was huge." The size of tennis ball at arm's length, perfectly spherical, and it left a trail in its wake. It receded as it moved away from me in a straight line, and then vanished into the darkness. "I've never seen anything like it before in my life!" Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Delaware -Circular Lights

NEWCASTLE -- Every night you can see this round object in the sky that only moves slightly in the vicinity o Newcastle Air Base. Sometimes it will move real fast. Other times you can see military planes circling around it, usually when it is lower. You can definitely tell it is not a plane, star, or anything that is a common sight on a daily basis. On February 28, 2004, at 6 PM, we saw it. You can see it best, when there are clouds in the sky and there are no stars visible to the eye. Sometimes it will vanish suddenly. but it is very suspicious. UFOcenter

Florida – Lights and Flying Triangle

NOKOMIS The object appeared to be over the Gulf of Mexico on February 11, 2004, at 8 PM. At first there were three lights with rays of light above and below. Then two sets of three smaller lights appeared between the three lights. It began vertical and depending where you stood it was horizontal or at varying degrees turned. There were up to 21 lights. I called the police and an officer witnessed this as well. He called in a helicopter and when it was headed in the direction of the lights they disappeared only to return within five minutes. We saw them in the same location from night fall until 8 PM, so for three other nights and then we returned from our vacation. UFOcenter

FT. WALTON BEACH - A craft was hovering over an area at the edge of Eglin Air Force base runway on February 13, 2004, at 9:30 PM. The craft was triangular with bright lights at bottom and maneuvered up and down and side ways with absolutely no sound and appeared to be about the size of a Stealth. The craft was either on or near the air base and was sighted by someone who is very familiar with that area. I am convinced the Air Force had to have known about this craft or was responsible for it. Perhaps the reason so many UFO sightings are in the Panama City area. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Alabama - Fireball Like the Shuttle Explosion!

HARTSELLE - A couple was leaving their parents house on February 22, 2004, at 8:05 PM, when they noticed the brightest object they had ever seen in the sky. It traveled across the sky in a northwestern trajectory. The witnesses commented, “It was almost identical to the footage of the recent shuttle explosion and we saw it burning entering the Earth's atmosphere with the longest tail we have ever seen. “ We watched the last meteor shower in its entirety and never saw anything resembling this!” It traveled about 10 feet then exploded. After that it traveled about 25 more feet and exploded again and the show was over. My father-in-law works for NASA and has confirmed no humans in space at that time with the exception of the space station which moved over head thirty minutes earlier. He contributes this to falling space debris.Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Ohio - Silver Metallic Wingless Cigar

LYNDHURST -- Driving north on Brainard road, just before Mayfield on February 11, 2004, at 8:22 AM, the witness noticed a long, silver object about 50 degrees above horizon. He was stopped at a traffic light and realized the object had no wings or tail assembly. It was 1/2 inch in length at arm's length with high reflectivity and one dark spot midway on the body. The object kept a constant side on view, rapidly receded away to the north in less than five seconds and disappeared. It did not bank and turn, there was no vapor trail, I heard no sound. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Oklahoma – Saucers and Three Bright Lights Hovering

SALLISAW – The observers saw a very bright light in the southwest sky on February 14, 2004, about 7:30 PM, that seemed to be hovering at a low altitude. They state, “We began to look around and saw two more, one to the east, and the other to the west. We got our binoculars out to get a better look and saw a saucer shaped object, it was very large. The object seemed to have very bright lights in quarter sections around it. The lights were fire red, purple, orange and a light green color. The other two were the same but smaller. the one in the southwest was lowering itself slowly to the ground as it did it turned triangular shaped and all we could see was a fire red color with clear, bright light glowing around it. It went down into the side of a mountain. Then we started looking at the other two. They moved back and forth and up and down then they just disappeared. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Texas - Disc Shaped Object

ALEDO -- At about 5:00 PM, the witness spotted something outside on February 27, 2004, at 5:30 PM, asked his family about a high flying object. The second witness went outside and looked up to see an object floating along at a leisurely pace. The object would waiver back and forth showing that it was a flat disc. I watched it for about 10 minutes before it floated quite high and became very hard to see. I wouldn't be reporting this except for the fact that this object seemed to be rather large, and it was a disc shape. There were no lights at all on the object, no sound, and it had a shiny metallic skin. I "think" there was a design on the flat face of the object, but I couldn't make it out. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Washington -- Three Hovering Sparkling Objects

SEATTLE -- While taking a walk on Capitol Hill overlooking Downtown waterfront on February 29, 2004, at 11:20 PM, the witnesses noticed a rapidly sparkling object in the sky. It had no FAA strobe pattern and was sparkling at a rapid pace changing colors all the while. It would change colors from a bright white to yellow, blue, bright red, and green which could be seen just before it dimmed. We watched it for almost an hour hoping it would move or do something but all it did was hover in the same spot. No star field was visible this night and it was too close and bright to be a star.
I must say that we saw two other objects that matched the description of the main object, but the two other ones were farther away and disappeared from view. I am not sure if they flew away in the opposite direction to us or if they literally disappeared. They were in a row stretching out to the west. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Canada – Flying Disco Light

CALGARY – The witness, a business owner, was facing west and noticed a strange very high pitched sound. I looked up and saw what appeared to be a helicopter with a flashing red tail light on February 12, 2004, at 2:3O AM. It made no sound as it circled about 150 meters over my roof in about a half kilometer radius around the neighborhood. It circled counterclockwise 3 times going over the roof out of sight each time. I also could not see any of the fuselage except for a faint half-circle that I guess was the front. Then suddenly, just before it disappeared over the roof for the third time a rectangular pulsing-strobe light fired up under the half-circle and it was also multicolored. The hair on my neck stood up and I ran to get my binoculars. Disappointingly, I had no film for my camera. It circled two more times over the house but did not fire its strange light. Another very weird thing, when I looked at it through the binocs I could not make out any details of the fusalage. Thanks to Brian Vike CANADA HBCC Research

Caribbean Cruise - Not Planes But UFOs

Cozumel, Mexico - A group of observers were on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the Navigator of the Seas.The witness states, "I was celebrating my 15th birthday and we got out of the disco for teens around 3:50 AM, on February 14, 2004, when my friends and my chaperons saw three bright lights." They were white, they weren't moving and were positioned on a diagonal line. We thought they were planes, but they didn't move and they didn't have lights like a plane. We were over water so there wasn't any land nearby and they didn't make sounds like a plane. Then, we thought they were lights on an island but there were no islands. They weren't satellites because they were too close to the ocean. (The day before we left Cozumel, we heard of many sightings in Mexico.) After a while the first UFO, the lowest one took off, colored lights turned on and it disappeared. The second lowest UFO took off the same way and there was no sound and no trail Finally, the third one took off the same way and we were really scared!! That's when I realized that maybe those stories about UFO's could be true. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

UK/England – Cigar Shaped UFO

CHELMSFORD -- The 5 craft hovered in a triangle shape and then seemed to freeze, and then the craft sped off without a trace on February 13, 2004, at 3 PM. The craft were fully visible and were quite low, the bottom side of the craft each had a black circle on the bottom. They sounded like a cross between a lawn mower and a vacuum cleaner. Inside the house all radios had a strange chatter on them which stopped when the craft went away. When the craft left there was a light red trail which hung around for about 10 minutes. Before the craft left little black dots (like spores) fell to earth

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE --- Three friends were standing on the bridge on February 12, 2004, at 12:43 PM, when all of a sudden a long shaped craft appeared. It had a white flashing light in the center which was surrounded by six to eight blue lights. It stayed still, then disappeared off into the sky again. ((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))

Poland -Three Flying Triangles Moving Fast

WARSAW -- We were going home with my friends taking a shortcut by the forest on February 21, 2004, at 2 PM; suddenly we saw three triangle shaped aircraft moving from south to north at a terrific speed. We heard a little bit strange sound; it was something like an electrical transformer or high voltage converter. Two of these flying triangles had four lights, and three of them were in the corners of the triangular shape vehicles and had blue color. One light was at the center of the plane/ship with a red/orange color and was pulsing. The third ship was bigger than those two described above and had more lights located at the edges. The objects were flying in ‘V' formation and were looking marvelous... I'll never forget this night. ((NUFORC Note: Report appears to have been submitted from Poland. PD)) Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

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