Pareidolia Moon Project

parr-i-DOH-lee-ə  mo͞on 

A new project that explores the surface of the Moon
for signs of past extraterrestrial activities.

Why “Pareidolia” ?
The reality is that we can only make grand
assumptions of what we are seeing in these photographs because of resolution
issues, film and scan quality, a lack of matching vertical mapping camera references, and low sun
angle oblique images. While some only see noise, others see faces or animals. A select few see architectural and geometric patterns alluding to signs of intelligent activities. Are we now or were we ever alone? Are we just seeing things that do not exist? Open to the possibility of either result, the Pareidolia Moon Project aims to invite intelligent, informed critique of examples old and new that
may show evidence that we were never alone.
Or maybe we always were…


ULOs - Unidentified Lunar Objects in NASA Photography

ULOs - Unidentified Lunar Objects in NASA Photography

The first of its kind, the highly sought-after book highlighting hundreds of strange and anomalous geometric shapes appearing artificial to the surface of the Moon will be available in various forms for critique and commentary by select members.

What do we see when we look closely at Apollo-Era photography?

Geometric Patterns

Pattern is the spatial arrangement of objects in the landscape. The objects may be arranged randomly or systematically. Typical adjectives used in describing pattern are: random, systematic, circular, oval, linear, rectangular, and curvilinear to name a few.
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Repetition can be a tricky determiner of artificiality. It happens in nature quite often so why not on the Moon? Well for starters, “Mother Nature” doesn’t visit the Moon very often except mostly in the form of meteorites. So then the question is, when we apparently see dusty and crusty repeating solid objects such as these (both obvious and implied), what are we to make of it? “Natural” to the Moon or remnants of ancient intelligent activities?

Rectilinear Relief

Again we have the scenario that “Mother Nature” hasn’t been to the Moon in a very long time. So how is it then that we can see rectilinear paths, in relief to the surface when there is no known active (or effective) erosion? Is this some kind of complex structure built long ago or could it be a gigantic expression of crystal that’s been growing undisturbed for millions of years on the surface of the Moon?


Site has unique physical characteristics which might include elevation, slope, and type of surface cover. Situation refers to how the objects in the photo or image are organized and “situated” in respect to each other. Association refers to the fact that when you find a certain activity within a photo or image, you usually encounter related or “associated” features or activities.
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What do you see in this photo? Buildings or rocks?

According to Wikipedia, Confirmation bias is the tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses. …People also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position. …people show confirmation bias because they are weighing up the costs of being wrong, rather than investigating in a neutral, scientific way. …Confirmation biases contribute to overconfidence in personal beliefs and can maintain or strengthen beliefs in the face of contrary evidence.external_link_icon

In other words, if you believe we are not alone in the universe, then what you will see are the remains of a “city” or “industrial complex”. If you believe we are alone in the universe – either because there’s no scientific proof or because of the technical limitations of space travel, then you will see nothing but a bunch of rocks and tricks of shadow and light.

I didn’t get a chance to ask this question when I was showing some early findings to an archaeology professor with experience in aerial archaeology, but I can tell you how our conversation ended: “If you hadn’t told me those were on the Moon, I would’ve told you they were man-made. But you can’t quote me on that.” Okay, I’m quoting her, but her identity is safe. It was so long ago I don’t remember what she looked like and never bothered to ask her name.

This is NOT a conspiracy website! Do not mention it and do not ask me or any other member of this project if the government covered anything up. The focus of this effort is to examine what is available in the public record in hopes of determining once and for all if we’ve overlooked any evidence of intelligent activities on the Moon -or- if we are looking at nothing but a fantastical Dr. Suess landscape shaped by millions of years of meteoric impacts and other cosmic forces. If conspiracies motivate you to dig deeper into this topic, more power to you – take it down the Web somewhere else.


Would you like to be part of the Pareidolia Moon Project?

One of the goals of the Pareidolia Moon Project is to develop new methods and standards in orbital xenoarchaeology by bringing together researchers and philosophers of various skills and mindsets to review image data of our nearest neighbor for signs of intelligent activities.

If you would like to be part this new effort, I am looking for level-headed and intelligent volunteers who can spare a an hour or more per week performing searches, analyzing photos or contributing in other various ways by sharing their knowledge in:

Mapping and Photogrammetry
Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing
Planetary Sciences and Astronomy
Mathematics and Programming
Ancient History and Architecture
Engineering and Optical Sciences
Archaeology and Aerial Archaeology
Artists (sketch, storyboard, and concept renderings)
Any non-terrestrial focuses (Exopolitics, Astrobiology, SETA, SETI, etc.)
Veterans and government personnel trained in spy photo analysis

You can come into this a hardened critic, a skeptic, or a “believer” – it doesn’t matter as long as you can contribute in an intelligent dialog as we rate and rank each finding. Additionally, you’ll need to be open-minded enough to entertain new perspectives, assist directly or indirectly inventing or inspiring new and modified research and visualization methods, and a whole list of other qualities typical of any niche research community. Sound interesting? Want to know more? Then contact me today with verifiable proof of who you are and a summary of your skill set(s) and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.