A strange bright light was spotted by NASA’s Martian rover which was quickly picked up upon by conspiracy theorists.
As the rover moves past the light figure, it seemingly stays in the same place which would suggest it is not a glitch on the camera.
Popular UFO blog UFO Sightings Daily theorises that NASA did see the odd entity, but decided against moving the Rover near to it as it might destroy the machine.
An article on the blog reads: “I found an energy being on Mars near the NASA rover.
“The rover took three photos of this being as it was moving past. The being is pure white light.
“I thought maybe this was a reflection, but how? It is an overcast sky.
“Then I thought it might be gamma radiation hitting the surface of the planet, but three times in a few hours?
“That is like the same guy winning the mega lottery in the same day, the odds are way out there.
“So this object had to have come into the photo, had its own light source and lingered for a while while changing shape as the photos attest: It’s alive!
“So why didn’t NASA go to investigate? Fear of what its close proximity to the rover might do, shut it down, cause glitches, take control, etc.”
Some pointed out that it looks like a glitch in NASA’s camera, while others believe it is a trick of the mind.
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon when the brain tricks the eyes into seeing familiar objects or shapes in patterns or textures such as a rock surface – and this could be what is happening in this instance.
However, it is not the first time evidence has apparently been found to support the idea of life on Mars.
Earlier this year, an “alien face” was found in a NASA satellite image of Mars, according to more bonkers claims.
Mr Waring was convinced it could be a rock carving, done by a Martian race, in the same way ancient Britons carved out the chalk figures in hillsides like the giant of Cerene Abbas in Dorset and the Long Man of Wilmington in East Sussex.
NASA insisted the rock is just a meteorite impact crater that has been left in the unusual form by later erosion.
When NASA released the image under the “alien head” caption, it said: “The image shows an impact crater in Chryse Planitia, not too far from the Viking 1 lander site, that to seems to resemble a bug-eyed head.
“The two odd depressions at the north end of the crater (the ‘eyes’) may have formed by wind or water erosion.”