An amateur journalist, author and armchair occult researcher, Ritoban is the founder and senior editor of the growing paranormal and occult news blog All About Occult. Being a somewhat obsessed curator of anomalies and strangeness, he spends his time digging out old and forgotten cases of strange phenomena or researching latest news on weird stuff, alternative culture and science. He has dipped his toes in several acclaimed skeptical and paranormal news websites, such as Unexplained Mysteries, Historic Mysteries, Ghost Theory and America's Most Haunted.

NASA: Alien on Moon

This has been generating a lot of stir in the popular media. A recent image spotted on Google Moon shows this weird humanoid shadow on the grayish terrain of Moon. While some are suggesting that this is actually an alien walking on the floor of moon, casting a shadow, others are finding odd resemblances to the Greek Statue called Colossus of Rhodes.

The video was viralized by YouTube user Wowforreeel, who posted a collection of Google Moon images showing similar alien-on-moon pictures to perform his analysis.

First claim first, the Daily Mail has once again stepped forth to add fuel to the fire, by calling the image a shadow cast by an alien walking on the moon. Apparently, they never paid attention to the little fact that an alien has to be huge, and I mean really huge, for its shadow to be so noticeable as to show up on a NASA satellite image.

Colossus of Rhodes

The Examiner, a reputed online news resource, now claims that the figure is similar to the Colossus of Rhodes, an ancient Greek statue of a titan-god, that sunk into the ground during an earthquake in 226BC. Today, a  similar looking statue known as the Modern Colossus can be viewed in New York.

What looks like a towering human figure striding the deserted plains of the Moon has been spotted on Google Earth and bears an uncanny resemblance to what the ancient statue, “The Colossus of Rhodes”, is thought to have looked like before it was felled into the harbor of the Greek island by a massive earthquake in 226 BC.

The Examiner

Currently, all these claims seem largely far-fetched, and right now, a simple camera glitch explanation seems to suffice. After all, such incidents have happened with NASA in the past. What do you think?

  • As opposed to, say, the unbiased and unsupported opinion of
    a random person who comments on an article?

  • Rahul

    It is obviously a camera Glitch, because there are a series of such shapes found on those images. As shown by this video on yourtube –