Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Plainest Evidence

DISCLAIMER:  I am describing what I am seeing.  I came across one of these images on another page and many people saw the same things.  It is up to you to make up your own mind.  The labeling is all mine, and highlights the things I have seen in this panorama.

The above image was taken by the Curiosity rover on Mars in February 2014.  Original image is seen here:

You can do a Google search for 'Curiosity rover mars images' and find all kinds of weird images.  Some can be explained as camera tricks or sun bursts or simple wind erosion.  In general, the landscape itself looks nothing like what you would imagine it to look like.  The only current source of erosion should be wind.  Yet, some of the features of this martian landscape are eroded in a way that suggest water erosion or some other mysterious intervention.  On Earth, there is a place called Puma Punku.  Its an archaeologists dream.  (see earlier post).  One theory on Puma Punku is that it was destroyed, but there is no evidence to suggest who.  The landscape is riddled with debris of a once mighty complex of buildings, huge boulders and statues litter to area.  This martian landscape looks similar in that it appears to be an ancient complex, now destroyed and buried partially under the sand.  I will point out my reasons for thinking this further down the post. 

This particular image caught my eye because of something that cannot be explained away with simple explanations.  The image is here:

This sort of phenomenon cannot be caused by wind erosion, and it certainly is not a camera trick.  This is the original image, zoomed in, as taken by NASA's Curiosity rover.  You can see the head of a statue and the top of a pillar just to the top left of the head.  This amazing find led me to examine the entire image further.

My findings are contained below.  I had to divide the image into 4 even pieces to make it easier to describe what you will be seeing, so each section will be labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4 as seen left to right.  And within each section I will post a picture of each phenomenon I was able to see and a general location description.  You may have to click on the images and zoom in to be able to see them, or go to the link I provided with the original image and follow my directions as to the location and zoom in further to see the details.  The original image has a high resolution, allowing you to zoom in and maintain good pixel images.

Within section 1 (far left 1/4), we see:

This image is in section 1 at the very top of the image.  I see what could potentially be the remains of more statues.  The top most circle is definitely a head, and the other two images are unknown but look too well carved to be simple wind erosion. 

Section 2 (second 1/4 from the left):

In this image, from the bottom to the top, the first and third circles look like statue heads.  Tricks of light or bad camera angles could be responsible, but its almost a coincidence that they look similar.  The second circle is an oval shaped rock with a strange hole in it.  I am not certain that such a perfectly hollow circle could be carved by wind.  And the top circle is a stack of rocks.  Wind cannot stack rocks.  And this rock stack is stacked with the smallest rock on the bottom.  Weird.

Section 3 (second 1/1 from the right)

This image appears almost in the middle of the third section.  Notice the circle on the top left, is that a boat??  It has a shape similar to that of a partially sunken boat.  You may need to zoom in to see it clearly.  The bottom circles are pointing out the area I was mentioning earlier about a complex buried under the sand.  You can see what appear to be walls peaking out of the sand.  These are not regular rocks.  The bend at angles that suggest they were the corner of walls, and the one on the right looks like it has a carved line in it.  There are several other places in the original image that have similar 'walls' and they are all in that valley of sand.

Section 4 (first 1/4 from the right)

In the far left side of the original image, smack dab in the very middle of the landscape is the statue head and column.  It sticks out immediately among the rocky area.

This landscape looks like it succumbed to some sort of natural disaster (earthquake) or a destruction at the hands of another martian civilization (or a civilization from another world).  The rocks look broken and carved, not by natural forces such as wind, but perhaps some of them were carved by water that existed on Mars millenium ago.  Or they were destroyed.

It leaves you with a lot to think about. 

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