A shoe-shaped rock formation on the Martian surface has inspired many conspiracy theories.
The Mars Opportunity Rover has taken quite a few pics of the terrain of the planet. This has been an ongoing process since the year 2004. The images lend a sneak peek into an alien world.
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Yet a few conspiracy theorists have spotted some strange things among the terrain. This includes a shoe-like rock formation. It has been dubbed the footwear of a species that once took part in a war on Mars.
Said to be the singular evidence of a person or an alien once having been present on the Red Planet, the picture does look convincing from a certain angle.
Spotted on August 24th, 2016, the original photo, posted by UFO Sightings Daily, belongs to a period of time way back in 2013. The NASA pic shows many rocks on the red soil which are spread out haphazardly.
The shoe is part of the terrain. However, the question is whether it is a shoe or not? Well, the human imagination can play plenty of tricks. It is of course just a rock. That is all.
Yet the conspiracy theorists continue to be adamant regarding their unreasonable views. They contend that the warrior whose shoe has been stranded on Mars probably died in the war and left behind his shoe as a symbol of the conflict between opposing aliens.
They point out that such scenes have already been seen in many pics of war scenes on earth. So it automatically goes without saying that the Mars picture too shows an epic battle scene fought out in cold blood.
The lone shoe-like rock formation is enough to serve as proof of this. Once the shoe was pinpointed, it became the subject of much conjecture and speculation.
Some believe the shoe belongs to the King of Mars who supposedly also participated in the war for the planet once upon a time. It belongs to the left foot of the warrior who fought the war and it is larger than life.
Alien hunters are having a field day thanks to this thought-provoking image. As more images enter our consciousness in the future, there will be further conspiracy theories that will get exploited by all sorts of cranks and crackpots.
It seems that in a world of science and technology, this impulse to reanimate the world with mysterious entities that pique the imagination simply cannot be resisted by anyone with a wild and wooly style of thinking.