According to Scott C. Waring from ufosightingsdaily, this is not the only case when an unusual shadow slips into an official picture. A few years ago, a man stumbled across another similar shadow of a presumed astronaut equipped with an oxygen tank that appears to be fixing the rover.
Can these two appearances be considered a case of pareidolia – a psychological phenomenon that links something inexistent to a familiar pattern? Or rather a true fact that our minds refuse to acknowledge because of the social standards we’re all accustomed to?
The UFO community finds this catch to be clear evidence that something is wrong with this entire Martian mission, if it’s really Mars we’re talking about. Scott Waring who posted this amazing discovery on his blog has an interesting point of view on this:
“I was checking out the newest Curiosity rover photos on the NASA site and found four of them with the shadow of an astronaut in spacesuit that appears to be fixing the rover. This just goes to show the public that the rover is being maintained by humans on Mars, and that there are other spacecraft kept secret from the public that carry a person to Mars in just a few minutes.”
He added another remark that’s a bit unrealistic, but worth the mention:
“I got a Taiwanese friend who works at NASA right now. He said a few years ago that he saw a blue/green wheel spacecraft that hovers like a turning wheel and can carry an astronaut at about 1/20 the speed of light. That’s fast, and would get you to the moon in about 30 seconds.”
Such a scenario is not that hard to imagine considering the technological advancement in recent years (not to mention the hidden toys of the military), but I think that it’s highly unlikely because, even if we could achieve such speeds, the human body will be unable to withstand the atmospheric pressure.
Whatever the case, the shadowy figure found in close vicinity to Curiosity is sure to raise a lot of question marks.