KEY POINTS

  • UFO expert Scott Waring claims to have spotted an alien sculpture on Mars
  • The photo of the alleged sculpture was taken by ESA's Mars Express Orbiter
  • Waring believes the photo shows the appearance of aliens that lived on Mars

A UFO expert claimed to have spotted an odd “sculpture” of a face on the side of a hill on Mars. According to the expert, the alleged sculpture resembles the face of a cat with human features.

Scott Waring of the UFO-centered blog ET Data Base reported the strange sighting through a recent blog post. He said he came across the image while browsing the website of the European Space Agency (ESA).

The photo that captured Waring’s attention was taken using the High-Resolution Stereo Camera of the Mars Express Orbiter, a spacecraft launched by the ESA in 2003 to study the Red Planet from its orbit.

According to the ESA, the image features a region on Mars known as the Melas Chasma, which is located in the central area of the Martian canyon Valles Marineris. As explained by the agency, the photo features traces of volcanic activity and possibly water-related activity on the landscape.

After viewing the photo, Waring claimed that he saw a sculpture or engraving of a face on the side of one of the hills. According to the UFO expert, the image resembles a combination of a cat and a human face. Waring believes that the image accurately depicts the appearance of the aliens that made the sculpture.

“The face has remarkable detail to it. It has a face that is a combination of a human face with a cat,” he stated in a blog post. “The face is an alien species and does depict the true features of the aliens face.”

Aside from the overall appearance, Waring also noticed a couple of interesting details on the sculpture. The image allegedly depicts pieces of technological devices on the face of the creature. Waring believes this indicates that the alleged aliens that lived on Mars were biomechanical.

“They have technology on their face, maybe to help them do more,” he stated. “The right side cheek has a bulky tech section that has some unknown function. There is also tech going over the right eye and into the left ear.”

Although Waring referenced the ESA and its photo in his blog post, the agency has not released a statement validating his claims.

Melas Chasma On 2 May 2004, the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board the ESA Mars Express spacecraft obtained images from the central area of the Mars canyon called Valles Marineris. The images were taken at a resolution of approximately 16 metres per pixel. The displayed region is located at the southern rim of the Melas Chasma at Mars latitude 12°S and Mars longitude 285°E. The images were taken on orbit 360 of Mars Express. Photo: ESA/DLR/FU (G. Neukum)