While NASA has spent millions of pounds on sending rovers to Mars in its hunt for evidence of life, one conspiracy theorist believes he has found the proof from his home. The supposed proof comes in the form of a fossilised mollusc, similar to an ancient ammonite found on Earth. NASA images show the apparent fossil embedded into a rock, and according to conspiracy theorists is evidence of past ancient marine life on Mars.
So clear is the evidence, according to prominent alien hunter Scott C Waring, that “NASA cannot dispute this”.
Mr Waring even goes as far as to say that NASA will not announce the finding as it is worried its budget might be cut if it did so.
Mr Waring made the claim on his blog UFO Sightings Daily and believes this is not the first piece of evidence NASA has found.
The conspiracy theorist believes the space agency has an “abundance” of evidence which it is refusing to release to the public.
He said: “As the rover was taking photos, it inadvertently recorded ancient aliens sea life.
“I’m sure NASA would have covered it up had they seen it, but this does confirm that there was water on Mars.
“For some reason, NASA is saving this fossil information for when they need it – maybe a push to save NASA or a push for larger budgets.
“What this means is NASA cannot dispute this claim nor will they ever try.
Instead, the ‘fossil’ is more likely a dent on the rock and Mr Waring is noticing a familiar pattern due to an effect known as pareidolia.
NASA said: “Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognisable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.
“There are many examples of this phenomenon on Earth and in space.”