I found the following Curiosity photo yesterday and traced it back to UFO Digest. As I studied it my conclusion was to pass it up. However, upon a revisit today, I was still stumped by something in the picture that seems of no interest to UFO Digest.
Below you see the subject of fascination that most who picked this up are interested in. This photo was uploaded by NASA on 08/11/13 and depicts a typical landscape.
However, if you take a closer look, you can see something toward the center of the picture that looks interesting.
If we blow up the object in the red circle, it gains a form that gives the impression of something living.
Is this some sort of ground dwelling and very strange Martian animal? Logic would tell us that it’s just another example of pareidolia and I am inclined to agree. Lets be realistic, there are people that do nothing all day but review these photos. I don’t want to burst any bubbles, however, if by chance this were something of interest, odds are, they’d go right back to that lat and long to see if this creepy crawly had moved. Of course, I can hear the conspiracy people now, “they don’t want you to know, bla, bla, bla…”. Trust me, if they didn’t want you to see this stuff, it wouldn’t even be uploaded.
Now, I’m much more interested in what I see foreground right:
I even did a little balancing on the photo to see if I could enhance the subject:
Now, my critical thinking immediately said, hey, that’s got to be part of the rover, right? I mean, how many dented (what appears to be) 55 gal drums are littering the red planet? Maybe it’s an empty fuel drum discarded by a Martian spacecraft?
Since my mind is always alert and thinking (and by alert I mean sedentary and by thinking, I mean struggling to comprehend), I decided to give the ol’ rover the once over. What I found perplexed me, as I couldn’t place that can (or whatever) anywhere on the thing.
Maybe someone out there can pinpoint the part of the rover that I’m looking for. I mean, come on! I’m not going to sleep until I get answers….or until tonight, whichever comes first. So, put your thinking caps on boys and grils. Did I say “grils”? Sorry, I meant to say, “grils”.
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