Footage which claims to show a small alien peeping out from a rock on the Red Planet has gone viral online.
The video posted on YouTube by Paranormal Crucible is entitled ‘Tiny Alien Spotted On Mars?’
The channel is said to have spotted the humanoid in images uploaded online by NASA from the Curiosity Rover droid which is scouring the surface for signs of life – but appeared to have missed it.
A promotional blurb for the video said: “Interesting anomaly found by the rover, which looks like a little Martian.
“I have colorised the image and added eyes to the head so its easier to see, but everything is there in the original image, whatever it is it looks humanoid, reminds me of the Atacama Alien, about the same size too, this one is around 6 inches.”
It is the latest in a series of alleged tiny aliens found in NASA images of Mars, and some alien chasers claim the planet could be populated by tiny humanoids asa result.
One of the believers is Scott C Waring, of Ufosightingsdaily.com.
He blogged in a post entitled ‘6-Inch Alien Seen On Mars In NASA Photo, Absolute Proof Life Exists On Mars, June 2016’: “This human-like figure is peering around the corner of a rock wall and I can make out its head, chest, shoulders, arm, leg, knee, and foot from this one close up photo.
“Paranormal Crucible says its about 6 inches…I agree. This is one of the species that once lived on Mars and is still living there now, but in lower numbers. The mysteries of Mars just keep revealing themselves one by one.”
But Paranormal Crucible has been criticised for its use of digital, editing and manipulation of images to make them appear more like what is being suggested.
Sceptics argue these finds are just simple cases of pareidolia where the brain trucks the eye into seeing family shapes or objects in patterns or textures.