NASA Didn’t See God on Mars, But They Did Spot Buddha

I guess we know whose name Martians yell during love play.

First, NASA confirms that water has flowed on Mars. Now, the cosmological crusaders are investigating a report that water has flowed recently on Mars. So, with all these water features, most gardening enthusiasts would think a Buddha statue would make it complete.

Welp, today’s your day.

See that picture from NASA featuring sedimentary structures on the Red Planet? Astronomers and Alien Hunters alike are giddy with the image in that shot.

Sure, it’s just rock but look again… remind you of anyone? Gardeners?

Some people believe this is a depiction of Buddha and a reflection that ancient intelligent lifeforms have existed on Mars.

According to the website UFO Sightings Daily, “This photo alone should be enough to convince the United Nations that intelligent life once existed on Mars, but NASA doesn’t want anyone to know the truth, because they will be asked to share the info and technology that they have found.”

Now you can believe that conspiracy theory, or realize another symptom of science called pareidolia, the phenomenon where humans interpret a pattern or meaning in something even though it’s not actually there.

Yes, most skeptics about alien life would say that the clique that follows the ramblings from UFO Sightings Daily found the similar discovery of the Virgin Mary in a screen door, a Lenten Cross inside a baked potato, or even Jesus in a Cheeto.

While many are hopeful some lifeform with seven arms and four green thumbs placed this Buddha statue in what was its yard, others may believe those same people are searching for Stigmata every time they rip a hangnail.

Publish date: October 22, 2015 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT