Has NASA just accidentally revealed there is, in fact, alien life on Mars?
Claims made by UFO hunters have sent the internet into a heated debate about an image snapped by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
The Bizarre footage, which has recently emerged on various Social Networks claims that NASA is HIDING traces of life on Mars.
A Video uploaded to YouTube by ArtAlienTV shows the alleged evidence which was photographed on January 20, 2018, on the surface of the red planet.
The image reveals an eerie Martian landscape and something ‘flying’ in the sky.
The miniature object, according to UFO hunters, represents some sort of alien bird.
“What looks like a UFO on Mars in Gale Crater. It is probably quite small and close to the rover but it is hard to tell. It may be some windblown debris of some sort but seems to have symmetry and an almost insect-like appearance. Rocks don’t fly. An open mind is required when viewing images from other planets. One day our very survival may depend on it,” wrote the uploader in the video’s description.
The narrator of the video explains that the object seen by NASA’s Curiosity rover cannot be something on the lens, as following images taken by Curiosity do not show the object anymore.
Some even claim that the image wasn’t actually taken on Mars, but that the image was snapped on Earth, suggesting that NASA never made it to Mars.
The video, images, and theories surrounding the bizarre claims have created a heated online debate, resulting in different comments and opinions.
One user wrote Wow that is awesome – absolutely crazy, and another one added: “Woah, what the Hell.”
Other users suggested that the enigmatic object may have been a meteor that was caught burning up in the thin Martian atmosphere: “It could have been a little meteorite that hit the upper layer of the atmosphere. That would mean that they briefly light up brightly and leave a splash/static charge in the atmosphere, as this one but only for a very short period,” commented Star Zone.
In the past, numerous wild claims have been made about Mars. Many videos have surfaced on YouTube (and still continue to do so) showing what uploaders hail as the ultimate evidence of alien life on Mars.
However, many of these videos can easily be explained as Pareidolia— a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the Man in the Moon, the Moon rabbit, etc.
On the other hand, a very few images are spot on and really do make you wonder if there is a slight possibility that in the distant past, perhaps millions of years ago, there was intelligent alien life on Mars, as some scientists have suggested in the past.