A UFO researcher claims to have found a photo of an “ancient sphinx” on Mars.

Prominent alien life theorist and self-titled astrobiologist Scott Waring claims to have found a photo of an “ancient sphinx” Mars, serving as “proof that an intelligent species once thrived on this planet.”

In an entry on the ET Database, Waring showed the photo of the alleged stone figure. The photo, taken from the Gigapan website, noted that it was taken by the Curiosity rover on Sol 1438, and was uploaded to the public Gigapan database on Oct. 14, 2016, nearly three years ago.

Waring claimed that the “sphinx” was strategically positioned on top of a raised land form “so that it can be seen for a long ways.” He edited the photo and placed a yellow on it so that he can show his readers where he claimed the sphinx’s head, nose, mouth, chin, eyes, forehead, neck, front limbs and body (with a small tail) can be located.

Waring said that the “sphinx” is visibly “ancient beyond ancient” because it looked like it was “crumbling to pieces everywhere.” Nevertheless, he said, it’s an “important find” that serves as an evidence of the existence of an “intelligent species” that once lived and thrived on the red planet, and built “monuments to their gods.”

Not the first time

This isn’t the first time Waring claimed that a religious “monument” or “figure” could be seen outside the Earth.

Earlier, Waring also claimed to have found a statue of a praying person on Mercury. This statue, which can be located a distance away from what he claimed to be a “docking tower” that’s 3 kilometers tall, has a “head,” an “arm” and “praying hands.” Considering how huge the “tower” is (according to Waring), this “praying man” would be very, very huge.

Waring also claimed to have seen a cross-shaped “alien base” on the moon. This “base,” he said, could have been built “for religious purposes.” He didn’t elaborate on the alleged “religious” reasons. He also said that this “religious” structure could be a spacecraft that landed in the site.

He also said there appears to be a “pillar” or “tall monument” near the cross-shaped base. This monument could have some sort of significance as well, he said.

The Sphinx in Giza, Egypt. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images