What looks to be a human-like skull has been discovered in a NASA Mars rover photo, according to at least one online source. UFO Sightings Daily reported Nov. 19 that “an alien skull with the jawbone missing or buried below it” had been photographed by a Mars rover. A closer view of the image in question suggests that it does resemble a human skull — but is that what it actually is?
Scott C. Waring at UFO Sightings Daily describes the Mars skull image in the NASA photo: “You can make out the nasal cavity and the two eye sockets without any trouble. You can even make out the ridge above the eye sockets. The skull extends back a little more than a human skull would, making it 15-20% longer than ours. Overall this is a great discovery by Paranormal Crucible of Youtube. Its hard to believe that the rover just passes on by without a second look…”
Waring’s description of the skull is similar to that presented by Paranormal Crucible, the YouTube user that found the artifact in question. In its post, the user insists that the object “clearly is not a rock.”
The user continues: “The skull, which is much larger than a humans, indicates that this humanoid, was approximately nine to ten feet in height. this obviously confirms that giant humanoid beings, once roamed the Martian landscape.”
Both Waring and Paranormal Crucible use color alterations to the video image that make the object look even more like a skull. But, given all that, is it really a skull or could it be something else?
Huffington Post confidently notes that the object is “almost certainly just another rock.” The use of “another,” of course, is a reference to all the many Mars images that have been presented as proof of aliens, alien life, or as remnants of an alien civilization on Mars. In recent weeks, there have been several cases of humanoid statues and human-like statue heads discovered in the photos beamed back from Mars. But as many that say the image of that of a human or alien skull, there are just as many that feel the image of nothing more than just a half-buried Martian rock.
The original photo was taken by NASA rover Spirit during its mission on the Red Planet. That mission ended when the rover stopped transmitting in 2010. Needless to say, the photo of the Mars skull is at least half a decade old.
Despite claims by the UFO enthusiast website and YouTube user, what the object actually might be is not “clear” or “obvious.” What is clear and obvious is that there are those who very much desire that proof of alien life be found somewhere other than on Earth. But insistence without scientific proof does not make a verifiable case, no matter how adamant one might be about attributes of the evidence at hand.