Another Mars Anomaly And More

Posted by Scott McMan | August 13, 2013 23

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”.

The following sources were instrumental in development of this article:

UFO Digest
Curiosity Rover

Associated Content:

GT: Alien Ship, Or Just A Really Big Rock?
GT: Another Shiny Object Found On Mars
GT: Curiosity Rover Snaps Photo Of Rodent?

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  • Marcus

    If the Rovers ‘head’ ie camera unit rotated 180 degrees and zoomed slightly it may be the edge of the yellow cylindrical item at the back of Curiosity

  • Henry

    Yeah, I am going to agree. The yellow cylinder top center on the illustration.

    Curious that the object is sort of balanced the way it is, considering the strength of Martian Dust storms.

  • The Oshmar
    Use the Cylindrical view scott, it’s part of the rover, also you will be able to view other strange looking rocks.

  • Scott_McMan

    Thanks O! I have to admit, I completely missed it and I’m not so full of myself that I can’t admit that. Guess I’m not on Semper’s level.

    You are a true gentleman!

  • Semper_5

    It’s a kapton thermal cover for the aerial. What’s going on here? You’re either serious – which means you can safely delete the word skeptical from the site; or you’re taking the piss out of your audience which seems pretty damn mean-spirited.

  • Scott_McMan

    You never seem to have anything nice to say and that hurts me, it really does. *wipes tear*

    I’m so sorry that I didn’t go to “kapton thermal cover” school. Then again, I didn’t attend pompous school either.

  • Henry

    Don’t blame yourself, the education system is failing everybody these days. They just cut the whole semester on thermal covers and radiation insulators at the school where my wife teaches.

  • ghosttheory


  • Scott_McMan

    I have to concur with a hearty LOL myself!

  • Semper_5

    I wasn’t questioning your ability to recognize what some esoteric technical component of the martian rover was – just your logic. I misread the tone of your article as cynicism. I apologize – keep up the good work.

  • radioredrafts

    The thing at the top is definitely an ocarina. A Martian ocarina, for Martian folk songs. :)

  • radioredrafts

    Ancient North Martian folk songs, that is.

  • IThinkso

    Oh brother!

  • Scott_McMan

    Do you really think of me as a brother? That’s very nice of you, thanks!

  • IThinkso

    No doubt, we all (humans) are the sons and daughters of one father, the Aadam (peace and blessings be upon him).

  • t’mara

    we are actually all the sons and daughters of one mother, the EVE. bless her.

  • IThinkso

    …and one mother (peace and blessings be upon her).

  • Fry TheDelivery Guy

    Holy shit, a rock is sitting kind of fucked up. Mind blown.z

    P.S. I will never forgive you for deleting my forum posts because there was absolutely no reason for it. Because of this, I will be a forever dick.

  • spfx

    Like a forever stamp?

  • Brother Felonius

    If you look at an actual NASA photograph of the rover you can easily see where this part resides on the machine.

  • sludgecraft

    The ‘creature’ is just a dark stone with a lighter coloured stone in front of it. the shadow on the lighter stone looks like the shadow of the ‘neck’ of the creature on the ground. Well spotted though!

  • Look4Truth

    NASA calls the canester looking object an antenna….see here…

  • rickrivethead

    Its the UHF Anntena! (for gods sake!)