Alien plot theorists have been spreading Mars images for decades, seeking evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence – despite all the indications that none exist. However, UFO hunter Scott Waring is among those who remain unsuspecting.
His latest bizarre claim comes in the form of an archival panorama taken from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover.
The NASA-verified gigapan photo was taken by the space agency probe on sol 595, or the 595th Martian day of its mission.
Mr Waring went to his blog ET Data Base to speculate about a strangely shaped anomaly sitting near a peak on a deserted Martian hill.
He said: “I was looking at some pictures of NASA Mars and I came across something on a hill. A structure.
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Redneck anomalies seemed obedient to demand, asking, “Who has ever seen it fall in straight lines and at 90 degree angles?”
And fellow viewer Arch Angel agreed, commenting: “Find it well, it looks like the top of a construction site, maybe windows were built around to look out.”
However, it is more likely that foreign discoveries are simply a matter of pareidolia.
Pareidolia, which is a form of apophenia, is an effect that makes people see familiar shapes and patterns where they do not exist.
NASA said: “Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon where people see familiar shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.
“There are many examples of this phenomenon on Earth and in space.”