A UFO hunter has challenged NASA to explain an incredible anomaly discovered in a recent set of Mars images. Time lapse footage (see video below) constructed from a set of images captured by Curiosity rover and uploaded recently to YouTube appears, according to UFO hunters, to show a small Mars animal being captured and eaten by an alien predator as it fled from Curiosity rover drilling into the dirt on Mars.
The Curiosity rover footage that is the subject of the latest weird claim of evidence of life on Mars was first uploaded to YouTube on September 8, 2016, by alien hunter Mars Alive.
The set of images were captured on Sol 882 (January 29, 2015) by Curiosity rover’s Front Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Front Hazcam) Right B. But the creative interpretation of the time-lapse that has sparked excited discussion on UFO forums was first proposed by UFO blogger Scott C. Waring in an October 17, 2016, post to his weird but popular UFO Sightings Daily blog.
Waring claimed that the time-lapse taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover exploring the Martian surface appears to reveal to human observers the familiar pattern of predator-prey interaction in the wild that illustrates the popular maxim about life being “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”
The footage shows NASA’s Curiosity rover drilling into the Martian surface. According to Mars anomaly hunters, vibrations caused by the drilling disturbed a tiny “Mars critter” in its home. The creature scurried in alarm across a small patch of the Martian surface. But as it skittered across the ground, a larger Mars creature emerged suddenly from between cracks, grabbed and ate the poor little creature.
“If you have trouble seeing the video below, make it full screen and in HD mode. You will see it at 45 second…”
“You see one arm in front of it, and a second behind it. So there is life on Mars, but it is a vicious and short life to be had.”
And in response to skeptics who argued that the images were photoshopped, the UFO hunter supplied a link to NASA’s JPL website (here) where anyone may view the raw, unprocessed images snapped by Curiosity rover’s Front Hazcam cameras on Sol 882.
“Here you see the Curiosity rover drilling into the dirt on Mars and as it is, a small critter is seen walking away from the drill area,” Waring explained. “To top it off, the small creature walks just a little way, before something even bigger stretches out from below a rock and snags it.”
The UFO hunter then expressed regret that NASA’s Curiosity rover was directly responsible for the nasty and brutish end of a poor little creature on Mars.
“Sadly, Curiosity rover is responsible for this creatures death, since it scared it off, only be eaten by some hungry predator.”
Waring’s latest “discovery” of evidence of life on Mars sparked a debate on his blog after skeptical viewers argued that the movement seen in the footage was due to vibrations caused by the drill.
“It’s vibrations making debris dance around. To drill into rock you need a hammer drill and appropriate masonry bit,” a viewer said.
“I use a drill quite a lot,” another said. “This looks like vibration from the drill causing the rocks to move.”
“Actually, I’ve done a lot of this type of drilling in various types of stone,” a third viewer said. “[The] image is reminiscent of slate and particles, and other debris do that exact thing [that is, vibrate].”
“It is fine dust particles vibrating,” a fourth viewer said, “but it kinda looks like a cockroach.”
But some viewers on YouTube argued that close examination of the video shows movements occurring during pauses in drilling action, suggesting that the alleged movements were not due to mechanically induced vibration of tiny particles.
“Rock my **s,” a believer retorted. “Before it is touching the ground this thing moved and moved a bit fast… I don’t think rock would move like this…”
“To all people saying it was a rock moved by vibration, why don’t other little rocks move like this one?” another believer commented.
Waring argued that the movement of the small “creature” was not like one would expect of randomly vibrating particles.
“I watched carefully and took [vibration] into account,” Waring said. “I will add some color screenshots to show this big object moving out far, then pulling back.”
Ignoring reasonable arguments by skeptics that the movements were due to vibration of small particles during drilling, alien and UFO hunters claimed that the latest sighting of small creatures scurrying about and burrowing into the Martian surface corroborates previous photographic and video evidence of life on Mars.
For instance, in an October 8 blog post titled “Two Animals Found On Mars Surface,” Waring claimed that an image taken (view raw, original image here) by NASA’s Opportunity rover could be life forms on the Red Planet similar to Earth’s scorpions or shrimps.
“I found these two shrimp-like crustaceans next to each other in a NASA Opportunity rover photo,” the UFO hunter announced at the time. “They both appear to have an exoskeleton much like shrimp, crabs and insects have.”
But after drawing attention to the harsh and dry conditions in the Mars environment where the alleged creatures were found, Waring suggested they were more comparable to scorpions that are able to survive in harsh and dry environments on Earth.
“Did you notice the curled back tail, much like the desert scorpion? Also, the tail is lifted in the air, because you can see its shadow below it,” he said.
[Featured Image by NASA/JPL/Public Domain]