Proof of extraterrestrial intelligence in space may be quite close to home. The Cydonia region on our closest planetary neighbour, Mars, seems to meet all the requirements. In this area, several artefacts of extraterrestrial origin have been discovered. These include, amongst others:
- The Face on Mars,
- The D & M Pyramid (Di Pietro and Molenaar Pyramid, named after the two scientist who first discovered the phenomenon),
- ruins of a City.
Even though the first pictures that revealed these artefacts were only made by the Viking probe in 1972, there are strong indications that the US Government and NASA already knew of their existence in 1961, when the so-called Brookings Report referred to possible discovery of such artefacts on the moon, Mars and Venus. (Brookings Report, p. 215 - See Brookings Report for more information).