A shadowy figure discovered on the surface of the moon has some believing that NASA has captured an image of an extraterrestrial.
YouTube user Wowforreeel investigated Google Moon, a 3D map of the moon built using millions of images taken by NASA, and online news source Examiner posted his findings saying that if you put logic aside, then logically it can be an alien life form.
"Of course, the shadow might be explained in a number of ways, particularly as a trick of light or a camera lens glitch," Examiner's Tom Rose wrote. "But, if those explanations are ruled out, it still leaves the question of what this object is, since it appears to be rising a great distance from the surface of the moon."
Those explanations have not been ruled out.
Rose also points out that shadowy figure "bears an uncanny resemblance to what the ancient statue, the 'Colossus of Rhodes,' is thought to have looked like," despite the face the statue is believed to have fallen into a Greek Harbor after an earthquake in 226BC, and its remains are no where to be found. So who know what it really looked like, not that it even matters.
The most likely explanation of the shape found on the moon's surface is a psychological phenomenon called "pareidolia," which is a type of misperception involving a vague stimulus being perceived as something clear.
For example, seemingly random shapes on a piece of paper start to appear as a face while there is little to no resemblance to an actual human face. It also explains why some people claim to see a man's face on the moon, when we can all pretty much agree it isn't really there.
What do you think it is? Good ol' ET or a camera trick?
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