Stage prop rock in Mars rover photo?

‘Stage Prop’ Rock In NASA’s Rover Photo Proves Mars Photos Are Shot On Devon Island, Canada, UFO Hunters Say

UFO hunters claim to have found a “stage prop” rock in a Spirit rover photo of the Martian surface. The discovery of the rock, according to conspiracy theorists, proves the claim that Mars rover photos of the Martian terrain uploaded to NASA websites were not taken on Mars but on a remote island location — Devon Island in Baffin Bay, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada.

According to UFO Sightings Daily’s Scott Waring, a photo of the Martian surface snapped by NASA’s Mars Spirit rover at 22: 49 UTC on May 5, 2004, shows an odd-looking rock with a “sheet of metal” spread over one side of it.

“Guys, I found a rock and it’s mind blowing. The left side looks like normal rock side, but the right side has a sheet of metal over it,” writes Waring. “The metal even has a seam along its left side. I made the rock darker to make the colors in the metal stand out more.”

“The left side looks like normal rock side, but the right side has a sheet of metal over it.”

The photo shows a rock lying beside the Spirit rover supposedly on the Martian surface. It looks like a normal rock on Mars. But the “sheet of metal” placed over one side of the rock appears to suggest something else.

Is this a stage prop rock on Mars?
‘Stage prop’ rock on Mars proves NASA photos of Mars are taken on Devon Island, Canada, says conspiracy theorists [Image via NASA/Area.Info]

The apparently artificial material found on what is supposedly a rock on Mars appears to support recent claims that the rovers Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity are not on Mars. Waring comments that the Spirit rover photo forces him to admit for the first time that the Devon Island conspiracy theory could be true after all.

“Today’s evidence seems to confirm this hypothesis… This rock looks like a stage prop on a movie set.”

“Today’s evidence seems to confirm this hypothesis, due to the object looking like a rock on one side and a stage prop on the back,” he writes. “I hate to admit it, but [Devon Island conspiracy theorists] may be right. This rock looks like a stage prop on a movie set.”

Stage prop rock on Mars?
This ‘Mars rock’ looks like a ‘stage prop on a movie set,’ according to UFO hunters [Image via NASA/Areo.Info]

The Inquisitr reported in December on a theory that emerged recently in the conspiracy theory blogosphere which claims that the Mars rovers — Curiosity and Opportunity — are not on Mars and that images of the Martian surface and terrain uploaded by NASA to its websites were not taken on Mars but on Devon Island, a remote island location — the largest uninhabited island in the world.

Rumors fast gaining traction in the conspiracy theory blogosphere claim that the pictures being palmed off to us as images of the Martian environment snapped by Curiosity and Opportunity rovers are in fact fake images taken on Devon Island in Canada where NASA maintains a base and has constructed an artificial landscape that simulates what scientists believe the Martian environment looks like.

Is this proof that Mars photos are snapped on Devon Island?
Does this photo show a ‘stage prop’ rock on Mars? [Image via NASA/Areo.Info]

And as part of NASA’s Haughton Mars Project (HMP) on Devon Island, the agency has deployed two rovers, mini-versions of Opportunity and Curiosity, to the Canadian island. The mock rovers, fitted with cameras, have been busy snapping fake pictures uploaded to NASA websites as images of the Mars terrain, according to conspiracy theorists.

Is this a fake rock?
UFO hunters say this rock is a ‘stage prop’ and that the light-colored material on one side of the ‘rock’ is a metal sheet [Image via NASA/Areo.Info]

NASA, however, claims that its Haughton Mars Project (HMP) on Devon Island is designed to take advantage of the harsh Arctic climate of the island, its barren terrain, and remoteness to simulate conditions that astronauts would likely face on Mars.

But conspiracy theorists dismiss NASA’s official explanation of the Haughton Mars Project as false. NASA has set up an artificial Martian terrain on Devon Island to produce fake images of Mars as a way of diverting attention of the public while the government pursues decades-old top-secret space programs in collaboration with advanced alien races, such as the Greys, the Pleiadians, the Arcturians and the Siran Hybrids.

[Image via NASA/Areo.Info]