A Martian gorilla and a camel have been filmed by the Mars Curiosity Rover, a car-sized robotic rover exploring the Gale Crater on the Red Planet, so say several space watchers in a number of social media websites and YouTube.
If they really are living creatures, which NASA scientists have made no comment about and most other people believe are simply unusually-shaped rocks, either the gorilla is normal size and the camel is tiny, or it is a normal-size camel with a giant primate-type creature next to it.
It could also be, according to another theory from alien enthusiasts, a huge bear.
This is the original NASA picture. Space watchers claim the two dark figures in the top right are of a camel and a gorilla. (Image: nasa.gov)
It is strange that nobody had noticed the camel-like alleged creature until now, space watchers comment.
Is this ‘compelling’ evidence?
Mister Enigma, who has posted several videos on YouTube claiming unusual sightings and images, says in his latest issue (video at bottom of page) that he believes this could be the most compelling evidence of life on Mars or a lost civilisation.
He adds a little colour to the picture, explaining that then the features stand out a lot more.
As the video zooms in, he says a gorilla or bear-type creature becomes clearly visible. He suggests, as it is a still photo, so we cannot tell whether it is moving, that it could also be a statue.
He then continues “But what is even odder is that right next to it on the left we see a smaller creature like a baby or calf. Although the faces look different, it is possible that the creatures are similar to what we have on Earth.”
This is the NASA picture to which Mister Enigma has added colour. (Image: YouTube)
Bizarre sighting and pareidolia link
Ever since we began receiving images from NASA’s Mars rovers, the number of pareidolia cases has increased significantly.
Pareidolia is a phenomenon that makes individuals hear or see sounds or images of something or someone that is not really there. In many cases, the affected person is absolutely convinced it is real.
We all experience pareidolia to a certain degree. When we look up at the clouds and see formations that remind us of shapes, perhaps a boat, an animal with big ears, or a witch on a broomstick, for example.
However, we know they are simply reminders of things, creatures or people – we know they are not real.
In November, many people thought this Curiosity Rover picture of a rock on Mars contained a carving of Nabu, the Babylonian and Assyrian god of wisdom and writing, dating back to 2000 BCE. NASA said it was just an ordinary rock and has no plans to investigate it any further. (Image: mars.nasa.gov close-up)
Some people perceive them as the real thing, as may sometimes occur when somebody is convinced they saw the face of Jesus Christ or a deceased relative on a slice of toast.
Psychologists claim most cases of unusual sightings, such as UFOs or aliens are due to pareidolia.
The Free Dictionary describes pareidolia as:
“The perception of a recognizable image or meaningful pattern where none exists or is intended, as the perception of a face in the surface features of the moon.”
The number of people claiming to see UFOs increased dramatically during November and December last year. Alien enthusiasts say this is further proof that we are either being observed, visited, experimented on, or invaded.
Psychologists put it down to the flood of sci-fi movies that hit the cinema screens at the end of 2015.
Video – A Martian gorilla next to a camel?