Cave Crab on Mars? Blame it on Pareidolia Phenomenon

An image sent by the Mars rover Curiosity has raised enough curiosity among the alien life believers that the Mars Cave Crab points out life structures in ancient Mars planet. This is the full screen version of the raw image sent by the Mars rover Curiosity.

The high-resolution image from the Mars rover Curiosity, taken on July 29, 2014, includes what some viewers describe as a small artillery cannon, seen on the left, just above the mid-point. The crab monster with more than a passing resemblance to the ‘facehugger’ from the film ‘Alien’ has been captured by Curiosity on Mars.

But, Huffington Post, quoting Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI Research, sought to brush aside rumors.

“Those that send them to me are generally quite excited, as they claim that these frequently resemble SOMETHING you wouldn’t expect to find on the rusty, dusty surface of the Red Planet,” he said via email. “It’s usually some sort of animal, but occasionally even weirder objects such as automobile parts. Maybe they think there are cars on Mars.”

He said it’s really just a phenomenon called pareidolia, or the brain’s ability to make shapes out of random objects — like seeing animals in clouds.

Here is a list of 5 such strange pareidolia phenomenon found on Mars so far:


See crab -like structure in the photo?

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The cave crab on Mars is the latest to join Mars alien life proponents list.



A woman found sitting on a rock was an illusion, said experts.

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Ufosightingsdaily says an alien figure on Mars was looking at Curiosity camera straight.



A lam post or signal on Mars was rocking news for over a month last year.


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