Analyzing one of NASA’s photos, space enthusiasts claim that Curiosity rover spotted a mouse on Mars, or at least what appears to be one huge rodent.
The ‘discovery’ belongs to Joe White, an amateur astronomer and it was posted in a video on YouTube, showing the zoom-in of an image given to the publicity by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Though, White himself recognized that what appears to be a large rodent with tail, ears, a nose and even eyes, could also be an optical illusion representing an actual rock.
This theory indeed seems more plausible. After water has been found on mars, alien hunters all over the world began hunting alien life in Curiosity Rover’s photographs. From lizards or crocodiles to sets of traffic lights, everything has been ‘seen’ on Mars until now.
Even before the great discovery of water on the Red Planet, adepts of different conspiracy theories used to claim there is life on Mars that the government doesn’t want us to know about.
A picture of a pyramid taken by Curiosity Rover made many argue that the structure can only be the result of an intelligent design. That was after another picture of a humanoid-like shape has been made public. Many people on Earth claimed at that moment that it has to be the skeleton of a human-like alien form.
Claims like that were being made ever since 1976 when the Viking 1 Orbiter took a photo of what appeared to be a human face on the surface of the Red Planet. At that moment scientists explained it was only a hill in the Cydonia region.
Another rock set the internet on fire in 2007 when the silhouette of what seemed to be a black woman went viral. Since then there have been lava flows depicting smiling elephants, stones similar to bones and rocks that resembled World War Two helmets or even fingers with fingernails.
A four-stone structure aligned in a square-like shape, surrounded by smaller rocks forming two circles around them were thought to be the Martian stone henge. Some alien life seekers actually believe this is a sign of an ancient intelligent civilization that used to inhabit the Red Planet before its atmosphere has been ripped away by the Sun.
What makes all these theories even more interesting is that there are people out there, on Earth, believing that human life has started on the Red Planet. In their opinion, humans used to be smarter a few hundreds of thousands of years ago, when a more developed civilization used to live on Mars. When they could predict the future of their planet, they took their suitcases, embarked a spaceship and move to Earth.
Image source: NASA