The hunt for aliens has been ongoing for centuries but so far experts have had no luck. However, one UFO hunting enthusiast believes he now has conclusive evidence that life does reside elsewhere in the solar system.
While browsing through NASA site Midnightplanets, prominent conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring claims to have found evidence of a skull.
Mr Waring goes one step further by saying the skull appears to show signs that it died in pain.
The conspiracy theorist wrote on his site ET Database: “I was looking over the NASA site Midnightplanets which is a site run by NASA that keeps photos on back up.
“I found an alien skull in one of the Curiosity rover photos in sol 410. The soul has lots of detail, you can even see two large teeth in its wide open mouth.
“Its jaw and cheeks and eye ridges are well pronounced. The nose looks human-like, but wider and thicker on the top. The back of the head seems to have a part of the neck and head still attached to it.
“Awesome fossil find and is absolute proof that aliens once lived on Mars. But the fact that it died laying on the surface and its mouth wide open makes me think it died in terror or pain.”
However, sceptics and NASA would say the skull and other similar findings are just the effects of pareidolia – a psychological phenomenon when the brain tricks the eyes into seeing familiar objects or shapes in patterns or textures such as a rock surface.
This would mean that the Martian ‘skull’ likely just a rock in a familiar shape.
Another recent finding which supposedly supports the argument of life on Mars was that of a large black rock which looked like a fossil.