• UFO expert Scott Waring claimed to have spotted strange statues in an image of Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover in 2015
  • Waring said the statues looked like the Easter Island's monolithic figures
  • Waring believes aliens from Mars may have visited Earth and created the mysterious Easter Island statues

While viewing the photos taken by NASA on Mars, a UFO expert claimed to have spotted objects that closely resemble the statues found on Easter Island. The alien hunter believes that the objects may be proof that those who made the Easter Island statues, or "moai," came from the Red Planet.

The strange claims were made by Scott Waring of the UFO-centered blog ET Data Base. In a recent blog post, Waring said that he spotted the mysterious objects while he was browsing the website Gigapan, which features high-resolution images of Mars.

The image that caught his attention was taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover on SOL 931, which is equivalent to March 20, 2015. The photo features a vast terrain on Mars filled with hills. Rocks of different sizes can be seen on the surface of the hills.

As Waring was going through the photo, he came across a couple of strange objects on the ground. After zooming in on the objects, Waring noted that many of them look like the heads of massive statues.

The UFO expert noted that the overall shape and elongated features of the objects he found on Mars closely resemble those of the statues found on Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, as the island is called in the local language.

"I found a statue on Mars, and it’s very similar to hundreds of statues found here on Earth," Waring stated in a blog post. "The statue is similar to that of Easter Island, a small island surrounded by a mysterious people that arrived, constructed statues and disappeared."

According to Waring, the image of the object on Mars may indicate that those who created the statues on Rapa Nui came from the Red Planet. The UFO expert believes that an intelligent race of aliens that lived on Mars and created the statue once visited Earth.

"This photo of an Easter Island statue on Mars tells us everything we need to know," he stated. "The people came from Mars, at least...this tribe of people, they landed on an island, and later decided to travel beyond Earth so they left to find a new planet. There is so much evidence of an intelligent civilization living on Mars in this one photo."

Although Waring used the photo taken by Curiosity in his blog post, NASA has provided no information that could confirm his statements regarding the alleged "statues" that he saw.

easter-island Why the population of Easter Island collapsed has long been debated, but researchers believe it may have had something to do with resource depletion. Photo: Creative Commons