A notorious UFO hunter, known in the UFO community for his outlandish theories about UFOs and aliens, has spotted the face of an alien high being or God in a space photo.
Scott Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily, was searching a European Southern Observatory (ESO) image of a region in the outskirts of the Carina Nebula, about 7,500 light years away from Earth, expecting to spot aliens and UFOs, when he stumbled instead on the face of an alien high being or God in star dust and clouds.
The image may be viewed here (see below) on the website of the European Space Agency (ESA).
According to Space.com, the image in which Waring encountered the face of an alien high being was taken by the Wide Field Imager on ESO’s 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. It shows a nebula in the northwestern outskirts of the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) in the southern constellation of Carina, about 7,500 light years away from Earth.
Astronomers, fascinated by the face-like profile, had nicknamed the nebula the Gabriela Mistral Nebula (NGC 3324 or IC 2599) after a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet.
The Gabriela Mistral Nebula is an emission nebula that has an open star cluster — OCL 819 — at its center. It is a region that supported intense star formation activity millions of years ago, but now consists of massive and very hot newborn blue-white stars embedded in gas and dust. Ultraviolet radiation from the hot, young blue stars makes the surrounding gas glow.
Powerful stellar winds and intense ultraviolet radiation from the young stars have cleared out an area in the gas and dust with the result that the edges of the surrounding wall of gas and dust bears a striking resemblance to the profile of the face of a human male with a nose.
In his latest post to his popular UFO conspiracy theory blog, UFO Sightings Daily, Scott C. Waring assumes a sober tone after he encountered the majestic giant blue face in the Gabriela Mistral Nebula. He appears to believe that the face was placed in the nebula on purpose.
He writes solemnly, “While looking for structures in the Carina Nebula…, I came across a very large blue male face. It’s not just a face, but the side of the face, made on purpose to stand out and for all to know.”
He argues that the face was designed purposely as a monument to an alien being and compares it to “how America puts its first president George Washington on a 1.5cm quarter.”
“[George Washington’s face on a 1.5 cm quarter] has only impressed America,” he writes, “but not the rest of the world, He is only impressive to [Americans]… This blue guy in the nebula… he has impressed entire worlds, maybe whole star systems…”
He ends his philosophical musings with an ethical advice to readers, “Next time you are strolling along the park and see an ant hill give them a break and pass on by. Don’t take pleasure in their pain. Rise above it. It seems aliens are passing us by.”
The final part of his comment (“it seem aliens are passing us by”) reflects Waring’s belief that Earth has been visited in the past by several alien races with military technology far more advanced than ours. But they have refrained from attacking Earth due possibly to their benevolent nature.
But skeptics have dismissed Waring’s suggestion that someone deliberately put a face in the Gabriela Mistral Nebula as a monument to an alien high being or God, pointing out that Waring has a long history of pareidolia delusions.
Parediolia, according to mind scientists, is the tendency of the human mind to perceive faces in abstract shapes. According to psychologists, the human brain struggles to make sense of its world by seeking actively to impose the impression of a familiar pattern on otherwise random shapes and stimuli.
Pareidolia falls under the broader psychological phenomenon called apophenia. Apophenia is the tendency of the human mind to perceive patterns — including human faces — when exposed to otherwise random stimuli.
Apophenia explains why some people tend to see the “face of Jesus” in the most unlikely places, such as on toilet seats, tree barks, and hillsides. It explains why others see numerological patterns with prophetic or occult meanings in birth dates, street numbers, names, and historical dates.
For instance, apophenia explains why some claim to detect the prophetic number 666 in birth dates and names of prominent individuals, such as President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Angela Merkel, and Bill Gates.
But Waring has often rejected the argument that he is a victim of pareidolia. He denies the concept of pareidolia and claims the concept was invented by the “powers that be” to keep people from perceiving the truth.
[Image via ESA]