• UFO expert Scott Waring claims to have spotted an alien statue on Mars
  • Photo of the alleged alien statue was captured by NASA's Curiosity rover
  • Waring believes the statue depicted an ancient Martian warrior 

A UFO expert claimed to have spotted a statue of an alien on Mars. The expert said he saw the image of the alleged alien statue in a recent photo taken by NASA’s current mission on the Red Planet.

The strange sighting was made by Scott Waring of the UFO-centered blog ET Data Base. In a recent blog post, Waring referenced a photo taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars.

According to the details of the photo, it was taken by the rover on SOL 2797, which is equivalent to June 19. The image, which was taken by the rover’s Right Navigation Camera, features the side of a hill on Mars. Although the photo was used in Waring’s blog post, NASA did not release a statement to address or acknowledge his claims.

While Waring was viewing the photo, he claimed to have spotted a strange object on the side of the hill. As noted by the UFO expert, the photo features an image of an alien that has been carved on the side of the hill.

Based on the appearance of the alleged carving, Waring believes that it depicted an ancient warrior who once lived on the Red Planet. Waring made this claim based on the armor-looking pieces on the alleged statue.

“The figure could be male or female, because often on earth ancient warrior chest armor of warriors often has an enhance chest area to make them look more muscular in battle and put fear into the enemy,” Waring explained in a blog post. “The tall hat looks to be part of the armor and could be filled 30% with the person's head.”

According to Waring, the image of the warrior was carved onto the side of the hill to commemorate it, similar to how statues ore used to honor notable individuals on Earth.

“It’s placed on the side of a hill and reminds me of the time I lived near Mount Rushmore and saw the presidents’ faces on the side of the mountain,” he stated. “It’s a typical thing to do for intelligent species...because being proud of certain individuals in your culture and carving them into stone makes them last forever.”

Despite his claims, there is no information or statement from NASA confirming Waring's observations.

SOL 2797
This image was taken by Right Navigation Camera onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 2797 (2020-06-19 02:53:21 UTC). NASA/JPL-Caltech