Conspiracy theorists and UFO enthusiasts seem to have a penchant for looking at NASA photos and finding the exact evidence to support alien life that they are looking for. They look at rocks on Mars and see lizards, rats, even sheep-men. Now someone is looking at a shadow on the moon and claiming it might be extraterrestrial in nature. Take a look…
A shadowy figure was spotted on the moon’s surface last month, and since then it has grabbed the attention — and the extremely wild imagination — of the Internet.
YouTube user Wowforreeel first started investigating the figure using Google Moon, a collection of millions of NASA images made public, according to KGW. On its face, the “figure” looks like a shadow created by any number of geological formations on the moon’s surface.
But as these things go, the Internet is pointing to aliens and an ancient statue from Greece as the true subjects of the photos. The Examiner even urges its readers to set aside all logic before examining the mysterious shape:
Of course, the shadow might be explained in a number of ways, particularly as a trick of light or a camera lens glitch.
But, if those explanations are ruled out, it still leaves the question of what this object is, since it appears to be rising a great distance from the surface of the Moon.
Some media sites are pointing to the figure’s alleged resemblance to the ancient Greek statue, “The Colossus of Rhodes,” which is thought to have sunk into a harbor after a massive earthquake in 226 B.C. Here’s what the statue looked like:
The Daily Mail and Wowforreeel seem to think it looks like an alien walking alongside its own shadow. Wowforreeel suggested it was something drawn into the picture, “but after going to Google Moon, whatever it is… uh, is there.”
This object definitely looks like an alien, and the shadow does seem to conform with the other shadows in the photo. But that being said, it’s probably far more likely (and far less interesting) that it’s just a camera error, or dust on the lens, or some pareidolia. People are going to see what they want to see, and people looking for aliens in moon photos are bound to find them sooner or later. Either that, or it’s a giant alien statue and the government is watching us and chemtrails are mind control experiements and…