Corn Hand Shucked?")
George J. Haas
The following study is an analysis of Sharon and
Peg's (M08-07345) image, titled "Fish" that was recently posted on the
Anomaly Hunter's discussion Board? The cropped image focuses on a
mesa that has what appears to be a complete side view of a fossilized fish
(Figure 1). When the contours of the Martian Fish are highlighted, the
ghostly fish form resembles a catfish (Figure 1-bottom).
Discovered by Sharon
Top: Fish Mesa (Mars)
Fish Mesa (outlined).
Note the catfish
features of the Martian Fish.
As we have previously seen again
and again, whenever such an emblematic geoglyph is found on Mars,
it is highly probable that it is not alone and was proably intentionally
placed as a marker. These markers are used to alert aerial travelers that
a "city" is near by.
After the "Fish" image, Sharon
then posted another portion of the mesa, which featured an Olmec like head
with a serpent-like headdress imbedded within the mesa’s southern slope.
Note the upended snake-like head on the right side of the headdress (Figure
2a). The overall geoglyph now appears as an Olmec head with an attached
fish effigy much like those displayed in Olmec art (Figure 2b).
Olmec Head with
a. Martian geoglyph.
fish on the right and the Olmec head on the left.
b.Olmec hacha (Veracruz).
Drawing by George
Note the Olmec head
with fish headdress.
When the Olmec face is mirrored,
the right half creates a face of a lord with an elaborate crown or helmet
that resembles the ones sometimes worn by Bishops. Note the stern Negroid
features of the face and the snarling jaguar aspect of the lip, which is
a common cultural signifier for the Olmec (Figure 3a).
a. Mars image (right
Note the crown and
b. Olmec axe
Note the snarling
lip and the corn sprout emblem headdress.
When the left side is mirrored, an
ear of corn appears with a human face within its stalk (Figure 4).
There is even evidence of precisely ordered kernels
within the corn.
Maize God Comparison
a. Mars image (left
Note the face and
rows of corn kernels in the ear of corn
b. Maya Maize God
Drawing by Linda
Note the head as
an ear of corn.
This paring of the human aspect
of the Maize god as First Father, with a corn effigy, seen here as First
Father in his corn aspect as the Maize god, is a fundamental relationship
that stems from the formative cultures of Mesoamerica. In the Olmec culture
it was the Maize god (First Father) who was the creation god and the Maya
also adopted this same maize god as part of there pantheon of gods. As
proof of this appropriation, I submit an ancient Maya mural that was just
recently discovered in 2002 in the jungles of San Bartolo in Guatemala.
Although the mural featured the
Maize god in a typical stance, where he is surrounded by his attendants,
there is one major difference revealed in this remarkable mural. In this
scene the Maize god is presented with a most distinct Olmec facial feature,
a snarling jaguar lip (Figure 5).
Maya Maize God
San Bartolo Mural
(Guatemala) - detail.
Drawing by Heather Hurst.
Note the Maya Maize
God (standing) with Olmec facial features.
So, is it not then reasonable to speculate
that if the Maya adopted the myths and iconography of, it's Mother Culture,
the Olmec, then could it be possible that the Olmec may have adopted this
corn deity from a lost culture that was somehow connected with the planet