In this chapter we go in very specifically to look at the life and research of controversial frontier scientist Richard Hoagland.

We take a brief look at the case for there having been a lost civilization on the planet Mars, building pyramidal structures as well as a gigantic edifice carved into the shape of a human face.

Most significantly, we explore how Hoagland’s team showed that this entire “City” complex of formations reveal all of the basic mathematical principles of the fourth-dimensional phase of the CU — namely, a tetrahedron within a sphere.

We can then see how this knowledge of the physics of the CU is not confined to Earth civilizations.

As any reader can discern from Wilcock’s personal data, a profound and life-changing event occurred when he was a sophomore in college, during the year 1993. David had a friend who was told by his physics professor, in no uncertain terms, that UFOs were real, and that we had reverse-engineered their technology.

Some of the data and details were similar to the material that was later released by Colonel Phillip Corso in 1997, in the book The Day After Roswell. Corso’s book, which also discusses reverse-engineered ET technology, provided an excellent validation of the facts that David had initially received.

David was deeply and permanently transformed by receiving this information. He decided that the only possible choice he had was to devote his entire life to understanding and explaining this phenomena, as nothing else could possibly be more important.

This personal transformation took place over a few weeks, as he walked around and interacted in daily college life. With the new knowledge of the reality of the UFO phenomenon, everything was changed forever, in an irreversible manner.

There was no going back to the way he had looked at the world before; it was a complete “paradigm shift.” The weight of evidence threatened to burst forth from him wherever he went.

The people around him now seemed like puppets in a gigantic, cosmic shell game, manipulated by an invisible hand they would never see, much less even imagine. The world governments were jealously guarding the greatest revelation in the history of humanity as college students sucked on “cancer sticks” in the Food Court.

When he tried to tell them what was going on, their emotions ranged everywhere from terror to ecstasy to rage. One person even asked him with deadpan seriousness if he was a member of a cult. Obviously, he tended to favor those whose reactions were ecstatic.

A few months after the initial discovery, the same friend again visited David, only this time the information added fantastic new dimensions to what had already been said.

David’s beliefs had already stretched quite a bit in order to allow the reality of extraterrestrial life to sink in, so he was very eager to learn more. This new era of revelation came when his friend was given a copy of the Richard Hoagland / Mars Mission Briefing to the United Nations in 1992 as a gift from his grandmother.

This videotape was a complete summary of the research being done by Hoagland’s team, then known as the Mars Mission, regarding “The Monuments of Mars” or “The Martian Enigmas.” It was a videotape of a live presentation given directly to the United Nations on their own turf — so obviously, this information was attracting some attention.

By now, most people are aware that an enigma of sorts exists. The Mariner 1 probe photographed unmistakable tetrahedral pyramidlike forms back in 1971, referred to as the Elysium Pyramids. This in turn spurred research at SRI International with remote viewing, involving JJ Hurtak, Ingo Swann and others.

This was the very first phase of consciousness-related work that suggested that a civilization had been there. This work was later included and enhanced in Hurtak’s epic work Keys of Enoch, which pre-empted Robert Bauval’s discovery of the Orion-Giza connection by more than fifteen years.

Then, in 1976, the Viking Orbiter 1 satellite was photographing of the Martian surface, and on the thirty-fifth pass over the lunar surface, frame 35A76, the apparent visage of a human face stares up blankly from the surrounding desert.

From what little can be made out in the unenhanced original, it appears to be a giant formation of rock, hardened lava or sand in some form or another.

The NASA scientists at the time dismissed it out of hand, and did not prioritize any further time with the Viking probe to photograph it before the probe “died”, running out of its limited fuel supply. They simply could not accept that it was anything other than a curious and unimportant Martian feature.

The “face” image would lie uninvestigated for years as situations developed that would eventually bring the reality of its existence to the masses. True, NASA did release fuzzy photographs of it early along, and David remembered seeing it in copies of Odyssey Magazine, an astronomy journal for young people, when he was in second grade.

He remembers being completely shocked the first time he saw it, and felt that there was some fantastic truth out there waiting to be discovered. Richard Hoagland fulfilled this task, and may well be the single most important historical figure in alerting the public to these enigmas.

In 1965, at the age of only nineteen, when most young people were still chasing after the opposite sex and enjoying their newfound freedom to drink beer legally, Hoagland became curator of the Springfield, Massachusetts Museum of Science.

Obviously Hoagland was a “boy genius” of astronomy to have secured a job like this at his age. His creativity and desire to “think big” led him to design and produce a giant commemorative event for Mariner 4’s flyby of Mars — the first time that our species had sent a probe to another planet in the Solar System. He had an audience of 2000 people at the museum, and 5000 more press and scientists watching at JPL in Pasadena, California.

Clearly this was no small feat for a man at an age where most people are lacking in self-confidence or knowledge of what they really plan on doing with their lives. Then, when Hoagland was only 20, he served as a consultant to NBC regarding the first soft-landing of a human-built probe on the lunar surface.

Subsequent opportunities emerged, leading to a spot on The Tonight Show among other things. This is the obvious reason for why Hoagland did not pursue “higher education;” he was already at the cutting edge.

Then, in 1968, after another “good move” in Hoagland’s career by becoming Assistant Director of Gengras Science Center and Planetarium in West Hartford, CT, Walter Cronkite took him in as a consultant to CBS News. This gave him the unique position of explaining the science behind the Apollo missions to the American public at age 22.

By 1971, he had been involved in several other prestigious efforts, and with Eric Burgess, he designed the famous engraved plaque designed to tell other species of intelligent life what we look like and where we live. Carl Sagan was able to make it happen and get it mounted on Voyager, and acknowledged their effort in the academic journal Science.

Then, according to his introduction in Monuments of Mars, “Since 1971 Hoagland has held a number of editorial, managerial, and consulting positions in the space-science world.” In the January 1980 issue of Star & Sky, Hoagland set forth his “Europa Proposal,” where he cited evidence of water ice on Europa as leading towards what editor Terry Dickinson called “The first new plausible location for life in the Solar System in ten years.”

Then, in 1981, Hoagland went to a conference in Boulder, Colorado, and there he met Vincent DiPietro and Greg Molenaar. DiPietro is the one who needs to take the claim of being the first to actually devote serious attention and intellectual study to the Face on Mars.

His career is as an electrical engineer, focused in digital electronics and image processing. He had first seen the Face in a magazine of “extraterrestrial archeology” and promptly dismissed it as a hoax. It would take two and a half more years before he would again come across the photograph while he was searching through the NASA archives of the Viking images.

Soon Greg Molenaar was also brought in on the game, equally fascinated by this enigmatic object staring up from the picture frame. Molenaar is a computer scientist with a similar background as DiPietro, and they were both good friends and colleagues by this point.

Together, they strove to improve the resolution of the Martian face image, and this eventually led them to design a pixel-by-pixel image enhancing process called “Starburst Pixel Interleaving Technique” or SPIT. This technique paved the way for their realization that the Face was indeed symmetrical; the SPIT processing brought out details on the shadowed side of the photograph that would otherwise be impossible to see.

Later they would discover an additional frame of interest, 70A13. This provided them with more detail that was vital to their investigation. Among other things, 70A13 directly paved the way to the discovery of a gigantic five-sided pyramidal object that was situated in very close proximity to the Face, a mere ten miles to the southwest.

This object was later dubbed the “D&M Pyramid” in their honor. The SPIT processing showed that this object was of fantastic interest, almost certainly artificial due to its amazing geometric structure.




Furthermore, they became aware of a large Egyptian-style pyramidal object that was also approximately ten miles due west of the Face. This sharp-edged, symmetrical pyramid also was surrounded by a host of other roughly pyramidal mounds gathered closely together, and hence the whole area was named “The City.”

The appearance of this one particular enigmatic object on the Martian sands is literally identical to aerial photographs of the Great Pyramid. In the following image, Hoagland’s team included the arrow on the original to indicate how the Face would have been viewed from a series of four mounds in the center of the city itself.

The gigantic pyramid cannot be missed, directly above the arrow, flanked by what appear to be two significantly smaller pyramids, one to its western corner and one to its northwestern corner. Other enigmatic formations including “The Fort,” to the east of the giant pyramid, can be seen as well, and it is possible that the entire area is a series of pyramids, most obscured by sand buildup.




The most recent NASA photographs have only increased the resolution of this area, but this was never even discussed in the mainstream media with any seriousness until 2000, with the release of the Mission to Mars film from the Disney corporation.

Although Hoagland was presented with this material in 1981, he took no further action upon it until 1983. (Keep in mind that by this point, the Ra contact had already ended and questioner Don Elkins would soon die.

Nevertheless, we will see how Ra spoke of this ancient Martian civilization later in our discussion.) This polite refusal to pay attention was the typical reaction from the scientific community, which stymied any effort made to get this material out to the public.

Hoagland eventually got back in touch with DiPietro and Molenaar as a direct result of his own work on “The Thing in Saturn’s Rings,” a large object that emitted very high levels of radio frequency for no apparent reason.

As he refined his search, Hoagland was attracted to the edge of the rings, where he could barely make out a series of small satellites, or objects, which might provide a further clue to the mystery.

(It is good to note here that after Hoagland dropped the ball on the “Thing in the Rings,” Richard Boylan, Ph.D., [who strongly suggests that it is an extraterrestrial spacecraft of some sort, due to its erratic maneuvers and enigmatic properties,] picked it back up.)

Hoagland was interested in DiPietro and Molenaar for their knowledge of image enhancement. He wanted them to process the images of the enigmas in Saturn’s rings, but his agenda would soon change.

The researchers mailed him much more recent, updated versions of the photographs and their analyses, and while he studied them at home, it finally hit him with the arresting force of a planetary collision. Says Hoagland in Monuments:

I realized that I was looking at something that was either a complete waste of time, or the most important discovery of the twentieth century if not of our entire existence on Earth.


Hoagland quickly took DiPietro and Molenaar on board and formed “The Mars Mission.” This was not to say that it was easy for Hoagland to acclimate to the possible reality of this data; in his own words, he was “dragged kicking and screaming” to the truth of such an incredible postulate. But slowly and gradually, the pieces started fitting together.

Hoagland himself made important contributions to the data, including the discovery of the “Fort,” situated directly northeast of the Egyptian-styled pyramid and “City” as we have just shown. It is quite clear to see that the “Fort” is a highly geometric object in the image.

It looks exactly like two adjoining sides of a square building with a center courtyard, connected together at a near-perfect 90-degree angle. More recent photographs have indicated that what appeared to be a courtyard is actually an upward-slanting mound that cast a shadow, but even in the new images the clear geometry of this formation can be seen.

Furthermore, the placement and positioning of the “Fort” makes it a prime piece of real estate to directly observe the Face from one edge and the five-sided D&M Pyramid from the other.

Hoagland continued to make discoveries, including the fact that the Face was positioned with a great deal of ritual significance. The sunrise on the Equinox would occur directly behind the Face, and a mound of earth many miles to the east of the Face seemed to serve as a means to deflect glare and make this Sunrise even more sudden and powerful to behold.

In short, all the pieces were fitting together that suggested that this was a lot more than just a bunch of “stuff.” It was, for all intents and purposes, a stunning looking glass into a mysterious and unknown past, on a planet in our Solar System that was not “supposed” to have life on it.

Another “multidimensional shift” in progress would come in 1988 with the addition of Erol Torun to the Mars Mission. Torun was an expert cartographer from the United States’ own Defense Mapping Agency. Torun’s job was to insure that he could tell the difference between a sand dune and a camouflaged enemy bunker.

The best way to determine if an object was artificial was by applying fractal mathematics to the image, and Torun was an expert in just that. Using fractals, Torun could measure the degree of irregularity and change present within any object in a landscape.

An artificial object would receive a much higher “score” than a natural one, due to the degree of sudden changes present within it. Torun soon discerned that the Face and City areas were by far the most highly fractalized, or random, areas of the entire vicinity.

Torun’s work proved of inestimable value to the mission. He was the first to “orthographically rectify” the Viking images. What this means to the lay person is that Torun applied his exacting scientific protocols to turn the frames in question into maps, with precision coordinates properly aligned North to South.

This presented everyone involved in the investigation with an opportunity to make exacting measurements of the placement of different objects in the Cydonia region. But nothing could prepare them for the discoveries they would soon make.

Within a very short time, the evidence mounted to indicate that one of the main functions of this City was to give an encoded, geometric “message” to its future discoverers.

As is explained in great detail in Monuments of Mars, as well as Hoagland’s site,, the brunt of this message centered around the ratio of two fundamental mathematical constants; namely “e” and “pi.”

The constant “e” comes from the study of exponents in trigonometry; it is a value that preserves symmetry in calculations where using exponents to a power of 10 would disturb it. We already know that “pi” represents the circumference of a circle when its diameter is a unit of 1.

In the Martian city, there is a repeated suggestion to mathematically divide these two values together. The “e/pi ratio,” when expressed as a numerical value, comes out to approximately 0.865.

With almost ceaseless repetition, pairs of adjoining measurements in Cydonia would have this same exact ratio between them. The most common of all was the angle relationship of 22.5 degrees to 19.5 degrees.

Without much delay, the Mars Mission team realized that these angles and ratios were demonstrating something much larger than they could have ever imagined. They seemed to illustrate, in Hoagland’s words,

…”the fabric of Reality” – how Matter, Time and Energy are woven into the tapestry of Everything… from stars… to planets… to atoms… to living systems… to Intelligence itself….

“Cydonia” turns out to be “”nothing less than an architectural affirmation of the fundamental physics of the Universe – the ultimate embodiment of a grand, “universal Architecture”… at the most archetypal level.

The reason behind Hoagland’s sweeping statements is the following:

the Cydonia Investigation has now found multiple examples of The Message of Cydonia – identically “coded” elsewhere in the Solar System… including, here on Earth!


What the “Message of Cydonia” reveals, which Hoagland discusses above, is the fundamental, multidimensional nature of — you guessed it — the consciousness unit. We had said that the consciousness unit’s fundamental existence is expressed as a sphere that pulsates through the differing Platonic Solids as it “breathes.”

The next dimension above our own is home to the simplest shape of all, which Plato associated with the element of fire — namely, the tetrahedron. And, it is a statement of fact that Hoagland’s team discovered the unmistakable mathematical signatures of a circumscribed tetrahedron — a tetrahedron placed within a sphere.

As we will show in later chapters, they found striking evidence of this energetic configuration in many of the bodies in our Solar System.

Then, the plot really thickened when the same mathematical figure was seen as being expressed in an enigmatic formation in a modern-day crop of wheat.

Hoagland‘s team took the Barbury Castle crop formation discussed in the last chapter and discovered literally identical mathematics as those of the circumscribed tetrahedron.

For example, the three rings in the center gave all the proper angle measurements to indicate that they represent a sphere. This was done by comparing the angle of each ring against the vertical circular line that would define the sphere [see diagram.]

When coupled with the plainly visible tetrahedron, it becomes immediately apparent that we are seeing a precise mathematical depiction of one of our “consciousness units. ” [Note: The lines that gave Hoagland the 19.5 and 49.6-degree values in the picture were from where the tetrahedron shape itself crossed through the rings.]




So what we see is an outside force drawing us a geometrically precise map of an energy field that covers everything from protons to planets. At this point, the truth behind this law of the Universe is becoming more and more crystal clear.

There are many different sources coming together, and they are all trying to give us the same information.

In Hoagland’s book The Monuments of Mars, great detail is given to the precise analysis of these geometric relationships in the city, and it is strongly recommended for anyone pursuing further studies on this issue.

In the next chapter we will explore another researcher’s completely different and remarkable mapping of these energies on the physical sphere.