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An ancient spaceship that is camouflaged as a moon of Saturn

Frederick Dodson

Frederick Dodson

There is a “moon” orbiting Saturn, called Iapetus. I believe that it’s an artificially built spaceship that is camouflaged as a moon. The reason I believe Iapetus is an artificial structure is because it looks and behaves differently than other moon in our Solar System.

For one, it orbits Saturn in a perfect circle, which is unnatural and dissimilar to the behavior of most other moons. A natural moon orbits planets in an imperfect elliptical shape. An elliptical orbit looks like an egg, not an apple, as in this image:

Moreover: “Even though it is Saturns third-largest moon, it orbits farther from Saturn than the next closest major moon, Titan. It also has the most inclined orbital plane of regular satellites. Because of this distant, inclined orbit, Iapetus is the only large moon from which the rings of Saturn are clearly visible. The cause of this highly inclined Orbit of Iapetus is unknown”1

It’s almost as if it’s inclined orbit is intentional, so that those living on board the vessel, would have a perfect view of Saturn’s rings.

Iapetus is named after an ancient Titan (Giant) of Greek Mythology. It was re-discovered by an Astronomer in 1671. It has an outer diameter of only 892 miles (1436 km). If you were to take a car ride on it, you could traverse it within two days. 

The main reason I believe it’s artificial is because of a perfectly lined ridge running precisely around its equator, as you can see in the photos.

Saturn’s moon Iapetus has a long, 20-kilometer-high ridge running along most of its equator. It was discovered by the Cassini probe in 2004. The ridge’s origin is unknown. There are bright areas on the sides of the equatorial ridge near Iapetus’ bright trailing hemisphere, which were already visible in Voyager 2 images appearing like mountains and were nicknamed the “Voyager Mountains”.

Iapetus’s equatorial ridge was discovered when the Cassini spacecraft imaged Iapetus on 31 December 2004. Peaks in the ridge rise more than 20 km above the surrounding plains, making them some of the tallest mountains in the Solar System. The ridge forms a complex system including isolated peaks, segments of more than 200 km and sections with three near parallel ridges.

The ridge system is heavily cratered, indicating that it is ancient. The prominent equatorial bulge gives Iapetus a walnut-like appearance.

It is not clear how the ridge formed. One difficulty is to explain why it follows the equator almost perfectly. 2

As you may have noticed, neither moons nor planets normally have lines drawn through their center. It looks like the object was artificially glued together in two parts. Imagine standing on one of these ridges, looking out into space, with no Horizon. The view to Saturns rings must be breathtaking.  It has not been explained why this “mountain ridge” runs across the equator in an almost perfectly straight line.

Another strange anomaly: The ridge averages 12 miles (20 km) in both width and height. A closer look reveals that this “mountain ridge” is actually made of three parallel lines. These three parallel walls are highly eroded and disappeared in some places, but still visible in others. No naturally formed moon has such a feature. Nor are there any known mountain ranges that are symmetric. This points toward the structure being mechanically engineered, not organically developed.

From the perspective of Saturn, Iapetus is always seen half lit and half in darkness, it is “gravity locked“, meaning it always has the same position and tilt relative to Saturn. One hemisphere is always light, the other is always dark. Unlike other moons and Planets, this one is not perfectly round, but rather “squashed” by 5%.  This is just more evidence that it is artificial, because other moons of Saturn are near-perfect spheres.

Not convinced yet? There’s more. There are numerous perfectly shaped, polygonal and hexagonal “craters” etched into this moon and one very prominent, giant Hexagon. 

These are called “craters” by NASA, but what meteorite impacts create hexagonal figures? Our scientists haven’t bothered to explain this, because there is no natural explanation for it. There is not a single natural moon in the entire Solar System that has such a feature.

Amazingly, and perhaps not coincidentally, the surface of Saturn itself, also features a gigantic hexagonal shape at its North Pole. It is a gaseous Hexagon, that is in perpetual motion, but nobody has yet explained why it takes on the shape it does:

You see, even just a superficial look at our Solar System, reveals that not all is as it seems. For comparison, here’s a look at normal moons within our solar system. The first is the moon of our earth, the second a moon of venus, then a moon of mars and finally a natural moon of Saturn. There are no seams in the middle and no hexagonal engravings. 

Long before the first images of Iapetus reached Earth in the late 1980s and even clearer footage was taken in 2004, famous sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke featured this moon in a big way. The monolith that appeared at the climax of Arthur C. Clarke’s 1968 novel 2001: A Space Odyssey is located on Iapetus. The movie based on the book, was shot by Stanley Kubrick in 1968 and became one of the most famous movies of all time. According to Arthur C. Clarke, the Monolith is a machine built by a hidden extraterrestrial species.

Why did Clarke choose Iapetus? How did he know of its artificial nature, 20 years before any official NASA picture were available? Was that just his intuitive hunch or do some people have access to priveleged information? Oddly enough, the spaceship Kubrick used in the movie, called “Discovery One” and piloted by the AI program “HAL”, looks similar to Iapetus

The book and film were both developed in parallel collaboration between Kubrick and Clarke. Why was Iapetus chosen?  It’s almost as if Clarke and Kubrick knew of the artificial nature of the moon, 20 years before any official NASA pictures of it were available.

In the original “Star Wars” movies of the late 1970s, George Lucas created an artificial planet called “Death Star” that looked like it was modeled after Iapetus. This was also several years before official pictures of it were published.

Just like Iapetus, the artificial planet in Star Wars has a line through its center, a circular indent at the top and lots of erosion on its side. Again, it’s almost as if George Lucas somehow knew what our Solar Systems artificial moon looked like, and modeled the Death Star after it.

The following is normally not presented in the context of Iapetus, but might be related. The Klerksdorp-Spheres are a collection of around 200 stone spheres that were discovered by miners in Ottosdal, South Africa. They are named after the Klerksdorp-Museum there, where they have been displayed as artifacts of unknown purpose and origin for more than 40 years.

They have been collected from 3 Billion year old deposits, leading some to claim that these objects are that old. Most people who look at them and also many of have studied them, have concluded that they are artificially made. Mainstream scientists however, claim that it’s “not rational” to view them as artificial. Why? They say that humans “can’t possibly have existed 3 Billion years ago”. Therefore, one must find a “rational explanation” for the spheres, one that doesn’t involve intelligent Beings. But if these objects are “natural”, then why haven’t Millions of others like them been found in nature? And if Iapetus is natural, then why haven’t many other moons like it been found?

More than 200 of these balls have been found to date. The reason I chose to include these spheres here is because they look like they were modeled after Iapetus, including…

a) the three ridges on the equator

b) the not-quite spherical squashed look

c) the indent or whole

d) some of them even feature the hexagonal shapes.


They measure 1-4 cm and consist of hematite and wollastonite in varying states of erosion. All of them feature the equatorial ring, many of them feature the three rings.

This is pure speculation on my part, but is it possible that these are miniature models of Iapetus, similar to how our children have miniature models of Star Wars spaceships?

If Iapetus is indeed artificial, as I claim, then there is the possibility that it is now defunct. Perhaps it was parked in Saturns orbit and abandoned thousands of years ago.  The erosion and impact craters  indicate that this spaceship is very ancient. If it were still functional, we’d likely receive signals and radiation from it and it would probably look in better shape. 

What reason could there be for stationing a camouflaged spaceship beside Saturn? I Half-jokingly suspected it could be because it rains diamonds on Saturn

How is it that famous filmmakers and sci-fi authors seemed to know have known what it looks like ahead of time? 

Perhaps an even more relevant question is how the ancients knew that Saturn had rings? 

The ancient Romans and Greeks revered Saturn as a deity, depicting these deities wearing rings of vine and rings of serpents. How did they know? Ancient pacific islanders and the Maori people also knew. They called Saturn “Parearau”. Pare means “Headband” and “Arau” means surrounded, making Saturn “Surrounded with a Headband“. How did they know? The rings of Saturn cannot be seen with the naked eye. Wasn’t the Telescope invented in 1608? And weren’t the rings of Saturn “discovered” for “the very first time” in 1610?  And how is it that the 5000 year old, religious Avesta scriptures mention a three-fold-band around Saturn? Mainstream Science claims that it was not until 1980, that it was discovered that Saturn has three rings. 

Here’s something I only just noticed while writing this article: Since the Iapetus moon has three ridges (three rings), as well as a large hexagonal shape within another, just like Saturn, was it possibly modeled after Saturn? Is it an artificial vessel made to look like Saturn? And if so, why is its large Hexagon not at its North Pole, like the one on Saturn? Was it made at a time long ago, before the Poles of Saturn shifted? The more one finds out, the more questions arise…

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