NASA's Curiosity Rover just brought us a bunch of pictures of the surface of Mars, and it didn't occur to me until just now that every extraterrestrial enthusiast on earth is probably combing them thoroughly for any evidence to aid their cause. Although NASA has made it pretty clear that there is no life on the planet, people are freaking out over this picture of what looks like a ghost woman on Mars. And if that's the case — yeesh, lady. I hope you have a smart phone and some decent cell service, because it's probably getting hella boring up there all by yourself.
The website UFO Sightings Daily brought the photo to everyone's attention, claiming that rather than a cloud of dirt or happenstance, this figure is an 8 to 10 centimeter tall woman. And I have to say, it really does look like one. I half expect it to be Keira Knightley gazing longingly into the distance in one of the many period movies I've stalked her in. (Note: perhaps there are aliens on Mars, and they enjoy period films enough to project them and mess with our brains.)
Can you spot the supposed ghost woman in this picture?
Here it is up close:
And here it is super ridonkulously mega close:
This is really presumptuous of me, but I want her name to be Sheila. She just kind of looks like a Sheila to me. In any case, this is roughly the equivalent of stalking your dorm mates on Facebook before you move to college, because it's only a matter of time before we've pillaged our poor planet Earth to the point of fleeing to Mars. New neighbors! Hooray!!
This isn't the only theory about life on Mars sparked by the recent photo releases. Another site claims that one of the photos has captured a living crab-like creatures:
I'm sure by the end of the week people will have gone through all of these and found even more aliens, at which point we can invite them all to a world takeover themed tea party before we start building cul-de-sacs on their home planet to keep our species alive. In the meantime, I'll be busy focusing on confirmed living species, such as and mostly limited to Andrew Garfield.