A Gigapan photo of Planet Mars is said to hold clues of alien life on the Red Planet, an alien theorist has claimed.

According to Scott Waring, an infamous UFOlogist and alien life theorist who runs the website ETDatabase.com, he was browsing through some of the photos of Planet Mars when he stumbled on what he claims to be a major clue on extraterrestrial life. The photo, taken on one of the hilly regions of Mars, showed what he claims to be an “ancient head” statue of an advanced yet ancient alien race.

In a video, Waring pointed out the very telling details of his discovery. “I was looking at a Gigapan photo of Mars when just 10 seconds into it, I noticed a huge head sitting on the edge of this hillside. It’s easy to make out that the head has on a helmet that looks to be made of a turtle shell. His eyes, nose and cheeks also stand out.”

The UFOlogist, who has been seeing various “clues” of alien existence on the Red Planet, said that the statue looks like the Colossal Olmec heads discovered in Mexico, hinting the possibility that this “alien race” may have visited Planet Earth as well.

“Sure it’s worn down and eroding from weathering and time, but its details still stand out strong.”

What’s more, Waring also pointed out that the position of the head is quite telling of the alien race that supposedly once lived on Mars. “Did you notice the head is sitting upright? Did you notice that the head is looking outward from the side of the hill for the view? Wow, those two details are big deals. They mean the head didn't break off and roll here from the top of the hill. It was created and placed in this specific location...pointing outward on purpose to achieve the best possible view. Obviously, this is a monument to someone important,” Waring said.

Now despite Waring’s claims, his theories should always be taken with a grain of salt. The UFOlogist has been known to spread theories that have been debunked by space agencies such as NASA.

Waring once said that he saw what clearly looked like a humanoid figure on Mars only to be told by NASA that it was nothing more than a rock formation that’s only a few centimeters high.

"It's really easy to pick out rocks or other things that look like something else in pictures like this,” Guy Webster, who handled media inquiries at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory a few years back, shared in a CNET report.

Insight Mars Lander
An NASA illustration of the InSight lander on Mars and the dome-shaped quake detector. AFP / NASA