AS NASA made its historic announcement of finding signs of water on the surface of Mars, alien hunters celebrated their own discovery amid claims these pictures shows a fossilised dinosaur in rocks on the Red Planet.
Pictures placed online, which were originally taken by the Nasa Mars Curiosity Rover, showed a strange rock formation that UFO researchers claim could be the fossilised bones of a long-dead Martian pre-historic beast.
YouTube channel Paranormal Crucible yesterday said the image was taken by the rover at the Gale Crater.
In a video, the channel said: “This appears to show the of remains of a possibly prehistoric monster.
“If we look closer we can see a large skull with a defined small bone, we can also see a large eye socket and a large curved spine.
“As we rebuild the artefact using enhancement techniques and colourisation,
we can begin to see that this artefact is the remains of a long-dead Martian creature.
You would think Nasa might get excited by a “discovery” of this nature, but it seems they are not uncommon, and so-called evidence of everything from real aliens, to other prehistoric fossils and even stone-age tools have also been put forward.
But Nasa explains these are just unusually eroded rocks and the alien hunters are the victims of pareidolia – an optical illusion that is caused after the brain tricks the eyes into seeing familiar objects or shapes in textured surfaces or patterns.