UFO hunters claim to have found evidence that backs up a 48-year-old myth that there is a massive unnatural spire bursting out from the surface of the moon.
“It is simply baffling, unless it is an ancient artefact from a former civilisation which colonised the moon.”
Mr Waring has taken this theory a little further.
He said: “The spire looks to be coming out of the centre of a crater, but these are not craters, but many small white shiny structures.
“The spire was probably built to accommodate a very large vessel so that it could dock safely without landing.”
His theory got mixed reviews on his website, with some slating them to those of a young child.
Google has to “bolt” images together like this to create its full 360 degree satellite maps, so says occasional anomalies and optical illusions will occur.
A user called Bestidea posted: “If you actually change the images in this coordinate from visible imagery to Lunar orbiter imagery in Google Earth, you can see that this ‘tower’ does not exist and it is actually a double impact crater, a big one and a smaller one just at the edge of the bigger one, and is an optical illusion.”
Chris Raymond added: “Many towers and ‘Allen bases’ are actually flat patterns that can be imagined as a 3D object.
“This website needs a healthy dose of sceptical analysis on these posts before being put up as definite proof of ufo and alien entities.”
Michael Dougherty said: “Scott is doing HARM to the ufology community. He really seems like a little kid.”
But Amanda Simko was impressed.
She said: “So are these new images of the spire in the exact same place as the previous lunar orbiter pictures?
“Why does it look so uniform in the new pics and all blurry and splotchy in the older ones?
“Both sets of pics are amazing.”
An anonymous poster added: “Could it be that tower is a watching place to monitor Earth?”