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Extraterrestrial found using Google Moon? (Probably not)

Extraterrestrial Found Using Google Moon

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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jimknowsallusa August 14 2014 at 4:36 PM

It's a dark splotch appearing like a figure with a shadow. On the other hand, there are ETs - they are real.

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EzinWy jimknowsallusa August 14 2014 at 4:40 PM

Probably right as there are no footprints.

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HAT1701D EzinWy August 15 2014 at 5:33 AM

Oh now, you silly humans. You all should know that when ya' just beamed down and are just standin' there doin' a lil survey of the situation before startin' to take a stroll...there ain't gonna be no footprints! No wonder we have no problems whatsoever foolin' you folks with when we are a comin' an a goin'......

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b.shagnasty August 14 2014 at 2:56 PM

Good Grief AOL!!!
You have to turn to making things up in order to get people to read your trash?!?!?

The Colossus of Rhodes was felled during an earthquake in 226 BC, it lay in ruin for over 800 years before it was packed up and sold for scrap.

Really...now why is it that I know what happened to it, but you buffoons try to make it seem like it "mysteriously disappeared" and now may be on the moon?????
Get real.

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mgt0331 August 14 2014 at 2:01 PM

Help me. It looks like Barry!!!!! I knew it.

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swimdude1978 mgt0331 August 14 2014 at 3:02 PM

Barry Who? Barry Manilow, Barry White, Barry Bonds???

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Jo Lavender mgt0331 August 14 2014 at 5:18 PM

Barry Um enema?

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adventurewest August 14 2014 at 2:16 PM

Earth is just a . in the galaxy which is just a . universe which is just a . in the multi-verse and we haven't even factored in other dimensions. The world is flat. The earth is the center of the universe. There is no other life out there. We need to get out there so we can expand our minds and knowledge so we stop thinking so small. Why don't they go up there and find out what it was? If they could get there in the 60s they surely can do it now right?

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v7howkloosh adventurewest August 14 2014 at 3:55 PM

because they know what it is. You dont have to get out in space to see aliens if you develope your mind and lose senseless fears of other life you will have them come to you. I know they came to me. And it was a very nice visit and they even did me a favor.

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sal7851 v7howkloosh August 15 2014 at 2:08 AM

I'm guessing they didn't have a Psychiatrist with them ?

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boardsrbetter August 14 2014 at 2:01 PM

I dont know what to think. The universe is so big its actually more likely there IS intelligent life elsewhere than not. I mean, we found life on mars, even if it was just bacteria. We also found a planet in Alpha Centauri's orbit that contains an atmosphere and temperatures hospitible to us, and thats not the only one. There are several planets they have found to be hospitible for humans, and thats just us. Fragile humans. Forget about whatever life could have evolved there.

Just something too add.. I seen 3 pictures of the bodies at roswell, and they didnt look human.

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bbnpl4545 August 14 2014 at 4:04 PM

It would be the worst thing to ever happen to aliens. If we found them.

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steve46062 bbnpl4545 August 14 2014 at 7:31 PM

Or the worst thing ever to happen to us. You seem to assume we would be the dominant species.

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Joe Myhand bbnpl4545 August 15 2014 at 1:35 AM

If they Find Us First,, and Find out how Hostile We are to One Another,, they'll either keep going or if they want out little planet,, they'll just wipe us out,, or make slave's out of Earth'lings. If we find them First,, Then just more Bad Karma for us to Cast Upon Them.

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fernandezarthr August 14 2014 at 7:35 PM

Maybe is Jimmy Hoffa?????......what you think???..................

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cross61roads fernandezarthr August 14 2014 at 11:29 PM

You win...................

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patriotone1205 August 14 2014 at 2:57 PM

Damn that's Alice Cramdon!!!

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pagifal August 14 2014 at 8:05 PM

Looks like it might be one of Obama's relatives from Kenya.

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cross61roads pagifal August 14 2014 at 11:30 PM

Looks like your mommy..........

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twobsmiths August 14 2014 at 7:08 PM

I think it's the remains of Alice Cramden.

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dheybulldog twobsmiths August 14 2014 at 9:03 PM

"Bang Zoom" !

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