Mars is an amazing planet that I one day hope to visit. When I get there, I only imagine I’ll be greeted by a plethora of alien lifeforms and artifacts hidden among the planet’s sands. Or, at least, that’s according to eagle-eyed paranormal enthusiasts who comb through pictures of the red planet’s surface looking for clues…
Their latest find was spotted in a recent photo beamed back to Earth by NASA. Do you see it?
Here’s a closer look, along with a color enhancement. They’re saying this is either an alien or “Sasquatch” skull. Think it’s the real deal?
Here’s the original and enhanced version side-by-side.
Sadly, likely what we’re seeing is simply the human brain’s natural instinct toward pareidolia. That is, our tendency to see meaningful shapes and pattens in random objects.
Of course, that’s not to say that there is no life on Mars. It’s just probably small and microbial, not giant alien Sasquatches.
Personally, I would love for this skull to be a real thing. Just imagine how much more interesting life would be if we discovered a neighboring alien civilization on Mars…