Ancient Aliens: The Badlands Guardian links Earth to the skies and Mars


Ancient Aliens explores a giant face, an inexplicable geoglyph known as The Badlands Guardian, carved into the Earth in Alberta, Canada.

Discovered by an old, Saskatchewan lady randomly looking at maps online, The Badlands Guardian (TBG) is an amazing figure of a giant American Indian face with headdress carved into the Earth. Ancient Aliens explores the reality that geoglyphs appear all over the Earth, and their connection to not only one another, but also to aliens.

In 1820, Carl Friedrich Gauss hypothesized aliens viewing our planet, and thought we should create large scale figures on the Earth to communicate. His idea was to create large, right triangles, a Pythagorean forest in Siberia. His idea was apparently unoriginal.

How was TBG made?

The first question that has to be addressed is whether or not weather could have formed the feature. Ancient Aliens experts suggest this is an impossibility. So if men made it, how did they make it?

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For comparison, Ancient Aliens brings in a relative of one of the chief Mount Rushmore designers. By comparison, Mount Rushmore is much smaller, and took over a decade to carve. Furthermore, Mount Rushmore is a laterally viewed geoglyph; TBG is only viewable from above. So how was it formed?

Image analysis by a Boston professor, who utilizes advanced software to add elevation to the image, conveys an interesting aspect: the view is clearly an Indian in headdress, but only from straight above. As the view decreases from 90 to 0 degrees, however, the image becomes less and less apparent. Since the formation is concave, it simply looks like a hole in the ground. This indicates significant planning and work required.

Comparisons to other geoglyphs

One of the more striking attributes of The Badlands Guardian is the definition of the image. It’s very clear. Very artistic. When the Lineas de Nazca were discovered in the 1930s, they appeared less refined, but confirmed Gaust’s hypothesis nonetheless. Other geoglyphs like the Glastonbury Zodiac, Ohio Serpent, and Atacama Giant support an intention to communicate with someone above, even if there are potentially alternate purposes.

Centuries ago, thousands of ancient drawings were etched in the Earth. Animals, humans, battles, and calendars were represented. Near TBG is the writing on Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. One such geoglyph is purported to hold significant importance. The Blackfoot tribe’s demigod Napi, credited with creating the world in which the Blackfoot live, is also carved into the landscape. Inside a disc, perhaps a spaceship, Napi is not viewed as mythology but an actual, living being.

To get a better view of what this figure may look like, Giorgio Tsoukalos went to Los Angeles to meet a forensic 3D artist named Marcia Moore, who took a lot of liberties with her artistry, inserting bodily features and skull shape beneath the headdress, in order to support the Ancient Aliens message. Unsurprisingly, this is similar to Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten who, like TBG, has an elongated head, even if it is obscured by a headdress that may or may not resemble/symbolize an antenna.

The Martian connection

In 1976 the Viking 1 NASA mission took photos of Mars that showed a face. You may remember the horrible movie made about it called Mission to Mars. Could this be the Martian version of TBG? Fractal analysis demonstrates a statistical difference from the surrounding landforms, with bi-symmetry indicating intelligent design, and not natural weather and erosion. An additional link exists between the Egyptian pyramids, because Cairo is translated as al-Qāhirah for “the Vanquisher” in relation to the ascendency of Mars.

Additionally, a Virginian man named George Haas believes he has discovered a second face on Mars in 2017. Interestingly, it’s in profile like TBG, in an area known as Utopia, and also has an avian headdress. That is beyond coincidence, and could easily signal a culture that originated in Mars.

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There is a brief corollary to contemporary visitation in the general vicinity of TBG – it’s even called a “hotbed” of activity – as well as some gravitational lensing discussion about why aliens haven’t responded to our geoglyphs, but it’s the traditional Ancient Aliens supplementary, fill-out-an-hour content. Overall, this is a pretty solid episode that explores and connects the new geoglyph to the existing theories.

Ancient Aliens airs Friday’s on History.