A photo snapped on the surface of Mars by the NASA Curiosity Rover appears to show evidence of “ancient writing,” similar to the writing seen in hieroglyphic carvings made in ancient Egypt — at least according to online UFO hunters who frequently comb through photos sent back by from Mars by the rover looking for, and apparently finding, evidence of a long-dead civilization that once populated the red planet.
That civilization, the UFO searchers believe, may have spread to Earth, resulting in numerous examples of what they say are similar structures found on this planet and on our nearest neighbor in the solar system. Those discoveries include supposed ancient tombs, a Buddha statue, various other statues — even structures that resemble animals — one instance “a gigantic alien mouse.”
The latest find was “discovered” by one of the several prolific YouTube UFO archivists, this one going by the online name UFOvni2012, who has compiled dozens of UFO-related “discoveries,” which can be viewed at this link.
The video purporting to reveal the ancient writing — along with a few other ancient artifacts on Mars — assembled by UFOvni2012 — can be viewed above, on this page.
The apparent “ancient writing” appeared, the UFOlogists say, in the following NASA Mars photo.
NASA describes this area of Mars as “Garden City,” on a Martian mountain that Earth-bound scientists have dubbed Mount Sharp. Like most images that come back from the Mars river and are released publicly by NASA, the image is a composite of dozens of individual images taken by the Curiosity Rover.
“The component images of this mosaic view were taken by the left-eye camera of Mastcam on March 27, 2015, during the 938th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars,” NASA wrote on its Jet Propulsion Laboratory site. “The scene is presented with a color adjustment that approximates white balancing, to resemble how the rocks would appear under daytime lighting conditions on Earth. For scale, the cap rock scarp is about 3 feet tall.”
But here is how Scott C. Waring, editor of the popular UFO Sightings Daily site, interpreted the photo on his blog. “This particular NASA photo has a lot in it, but the crown jewel is its hieroglyphs on a large broken wall. The video is by UFOvni2012 of Youtube and shows writing on Mars,” Waring wrote on Thursday. “The writing itself is actually protruding from the wall, instead of carved deeply within it.”
“There are a lot of similarities between this and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. I went through the photo and found dozens of ancient artifacts, but picked only the best and posted them below,” he stated.
Waring himself scrutinized the above NASA photo and found what he described as the ancient Egyptian-style writing.
The popular UFOlogist then increased the magnification on the isolated section of the photo to an even greater degree.
“The writing is finally the absolute proof that we needed to prove that these beings were intelligent enough to have a written language… History is being made here folks… this is something special.”But the ancient writing was not the only resemblance to familiar ancient Egypt icons found by Waring.
Not everyone saw the NASA Mars photos the same way. One of the commenters of Waring’s own UFO Sightings Daily site questioned whether the NASA photo contained anything extraordinary at all.
“The rocks in the original photo all have the same geologic pattern which look like ridges caused by ice or heat or other natural phenomenon,” the commenter wrote.
But the UFOlogist was unfazed by the critique.
There is so much more than meets the eye,” Waring replied. “It takes time to let your eyes and perspective to adjust.”
One thing is certain. The latest “ancient writing” discovery will not be the last NASA Mars photo to reveal incredible “evidence” of ancient life on the Red Planet.
[All Photos By NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS]