The chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one.

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The chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one they say. But what if they have already been?

Some scientists have come up with the notion that we may already have been visited by extra terrestrial beings who either were from Mars or were based there. They base these findings on a few things, but the most compelling being the Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza.

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Some archaeologists believe there may have been a subterranean world below the Sphinx and the Pyramids.Recent pictures of the surface of Mars have shown something resembling a Sphinx in front of a mountain, but which also could be a pyramid.

It is believed that there may be a subterranean world on Mars. I don’t know if I believe this or not but I have to admit it is an intriguing idea.Maybe H.G Well wasn’t an author but a clairvoyant.

Additional to the pictures of the mysterious Sphinx like object there are other pictures of bizarre objects on the surface of our red neighbor,a woman sitting on rocks and a giant face.

The face on Mars

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The woman on Mars

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Helmet on Mars

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Odd shape,looking like traffic lights. on Mars

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Finger on Mars

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Door handle on Mars

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These picture were taken by the Viking 1 spacecraft in 1976 and by the Mars Rover Spirit from 2007 onward.The one of the woman I find the eeriest.

Finishing up with the most suitable song. “the Eve of  War”.

 

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The War of the Worlds

Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

— H. G. Wells (1898), The War of the Worlds

I don’t know what it is about this Sci-Fi classic by H.G. Wells first serialised in 1897 in the UK by Pearson’s Magazine and in the US by Cosmopolitan magazine. The novel’s first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London.

But ever since I came across the story I fell in love with it. But it was via Jeff Wayne’s musical version I came encountered the tale of the Martians that invaded our planet, Even though the chances of this happening was a Million to one.

I forget how often I have listened to that album but at least hundreds of times if not thousands(maybe I should get out more). In 2008 I got the chance to see the live show. 30 years I had waited for it and it did not disappoint. Although I was a bit surprised by the cast who joined for the most recent shows,in my opinion some just had no talent at all(An ex member of Westlife), leave alone to be a part of such an amazing phenomena.

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But of course it was Orson Welles’s radio broadcast of the World of the Wars which had probably the biggest impact. The panic that ensued because people believed it was a genuine news broadcast. Ingenious really when you think of it, you just can’t buy that kind of publicity.

 

Someone asked me once “what is your favourite War of the Worlds movie?”And I honestly couldn’t say. I like the 1953 and Spielberg’s 2005 adaptation equally.

The story is really the most basic form of Science Fiction. The earth being invaded by aliens. But it works, it is compelling. It basically is a war story but rather then human enemies we are fighting extra terrestrial foes.

The story clearly inspired other TV show and movie makers. Series like “V” and “Falling Skies” are clearly based on the War of the Worlds as is “Independence Day”

What is the most fascinating is that it was written between 1895 and 1897 and it didn’t date. It is still as fresh as it was when it was first released. Ironically I only read the book after I listened to the musical version and watched the movies.

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I think I might just retreat now and listen to the album again, or read the book. I may even watch one of the movies.Either way one thing I know for sure the story will never bore me regardless in which configuration or adaption. Leaving you with some art work of Jeff Wayne’s musical version of TWOTW and my favorite track.