An incredible video posted to YouTube on Oct. 25, shows what looks unmistakably like the giant Sphinx in Egypt, but on the surface of Mars. The similarity to the ancient structure on Earth is undeniable, and straight lines cut into its base don't look like the byproduct of simple erosion. The implication that an ancient civilization once thrived on Mars is inescapable, after closer scrutiny of this unusual find.
The video, posted by intrepid alien hunter Paranormal Crucible, a YouTube channel known for digging up all kinds of oddities on the Red Planet, zooms in on the statue and enhances the image with some simple coloring techniques. Otherwise, the photo, taken by the Mars Curiosity rover and posted to NASA's public website, speaks for itself, with a startling likeness to ancient structures made by humans on Earth in the distant past.
The conclusion that this "Sphinx" lookalike is the work of an ancient race, which sprang up from Mars before the planet's atmosphere became hostile to life, or is the work of visiting aliens, who left the statue behind as a relic before inspiring similar carvings on Earth thousands of years ago, is hard to refute.
Facts which support such a seemingly outlandish conclusion apply to this latest Mars anomaly, even more so than any other, because of the obviously intelligent design and carefully crafted foundation of the statue. Consisting of ramrod straight parallel lines, carved in the shape of steps, the pedestal of the Sphinx causes one to question whether the normal erosion on the hostile surface of Mars could be responsible for such an anomaly.
Straight lines in rock strata are rare, even on Earth, and usually indicate conscious intention on the part of the carver. The explanation that these lines, dramatically pointing up the "head" of the monument, are merely the result of coincidence, no matter how similar to man made objects, is stretched to the breaking point now that this unusual structure has been found.
Exploring the possibility is, of course, rather limited, as the Curiosity rover is intended to investigate whether microbial life still exists on Mars, and these photo anomalies are not the primary focus. But, that could change, and quickly, now that legendary astronaut, and the second man to walk on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, is calling for humans to travel to and colonize Mars in the near future.
Perhaps if an astronaut can get close enough to this, and other Martian anomalies, the question can be settled once and for all as to whether or not an ancient civilization once lived, and died, on Mars, the closest planetary neighbor to Earth.
What do you think? Have a look at the video above, and please feel free to leave a comment below. Is this evidence of alien life on the Red Planet? Can this object really be an ancient Sphinx carved out of the rocky surface of Mars?