In their latest bizarre claim, conspiracy theorists say they have found a replica of one of Egypt’s Great Pyramids on Mars.
Citing the ‘near-perfect design and shape’, they argue the ‘pyramid’ is evidence that an ancient civilisation once lived on the red planet.
While the pyramid is believed to be ‘car-sized’, alien-hunters say it may be just the tip of a much larger structure buried beneath.
YouTube channel, ParanormalCrucible, used video footage taken by Nasa’s Curiosity Rover on May 7 to back up its claims.
‘None of the Curiosity Rover’s subsequent photos taken at 20 to 30 sec intervals in the following few minutes and the subsequent photos hours later, included the object,’ wrote UFO site Exopolitics.
‘It appears that the Nasa operators of Curiosity deliberately chose not to take another photo or zoom in on the pyramid.
‘If they however did so, none of these subsequent photos were released to the general public.’
ParanormalCrucible goes further, claiming the ‘near perfect design and shape’ means the pyramid is: ‘the result of intelligent design and certainly not a trick of light and shadow’.
Commentators on the the channel, however, were not convinced, with some pointing to similar rock formations on Earth caused by wind.
But the story strikes a note with conspiracy theorists who believe that civilisations, including our own, have secretly visited Mars and established colonies there.
In November, a woman named ‘Jackie’ called into American radio station, Coast to Coast AM, with a ‘confession’ that she had witnessed suited men running on the red planet in 1979.
Jackie said she was working as part of a ‘downstairs’ team downloading telemetry from a Viking Lander when she saw the humans via live feed.
‘I wonder if you could solve a 27-year-old mystery for me,’ she asked the presenter. ‘That old Viking rover was running around.
‘Then I saw two men in space suits – not the bulky suits we normally used, but they looked protective. They came over the horizon walking to the Viking Explorer.’
Nasa did not corroborate the story, but this didn’t stop conspiracy theorists from claiming it as evidence for a ‘secret space programme.’
According to Jackie, six other Nasa workers saw the two humans walking on the red planet’s surface.
Jackie’s claim follows a similarly bizarre theory by physicist Dr John Brandenburg who believes an ancient civilisation on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack from another alien race.
Dr Brandenburg says ancient Martians known as Cydonians and Utopians were massacred in the attack – and evidence of the genocide can still be seen today.
He claims his theory could explain the Fermi Paradox – namely why, if the universe is abundant with life, we haven’t heard anything from anyone else yet.
He warns, though, that we need to be fearful of an attack on our own planet, and should mount a manned mission to Mars to know what we’re up against.