Friday, May 8, 2009

AOTW - The Skull on Mars

A few years back Joseph Skipper spotted an object in a rover photo that came to be known as the skull on Mars. Now I don't know what the heck it is, but it sure looks like something that used to be alive. What do you think?

Full Article is here.


david nineteenpointfive said...

It sure looks like a skull to me. [inserting sarcasm here:] But I guess that all of that weather Mars gets again created a perfect arrangement of eye sockets, nose placement, and overall cranial shape. I guess I'll also overlook the slight mound before it. My apologies to Mr. "Your Host" - this skull is likely the one I saw before, and not the one he referenced. Thanks for bringing Skipper's site to the forefront, Mike, as this guy seems to be doing a pretty thorough, if not very interesting, and objective job.

joe said...

Even I can see this.
Does anyone have any idea how long bone will last exposed to the elements?

bishop125 said...

it doesnt look like a human skull, maybe a primate if anything. If it was a skull it probably wasnt intelligent.

david nineteenpointfive said...

Joe raises the better point - not sure about micro-meteorite impacts, etc. affecting such bone preservation on Mars. This would be the deal-breaker if environmentally prohibitive. I do think the larger size of the top of this cranium shape rules out primate or lower intelligent species.

joe said...

Just a primate-Bummer!

KS15 said...

Hello all.....

I have some Spirit rover images....


bishop125 said...

I was just saying primates dont have much a forehead like human skulls like this Orangutan:

Human skulls have a bigger forehead

What appeard to be a skull in the pic I dont know the scale, or if it has symmetry, but its definitely not human. Also, where the nose should be doesnt look right. Assuming its a skull, where the nasal cavity should be, theres a rock or something protruding. The low brow ridge in the picture makes it look a primate or the missing link. But I doubt its a skull.

A.F said...

what about some kind of helmet, or artificial head ?

marsandro said...

If I may---

Everyone seems to be
overlooking the obvious possibility of

Petrified bone can last for millinea---and has.

Numerous examples of this sort of thing here
on Earth are well known.

Can you say, "dinosaur bones?"


Hathor -- Reviewing the bioscience lessons


joe said...

I got the following from:

Considering what we think happened on Mars I thought the following was chilling...

MW: “All the human bones we find from the Biblical period are made of bone, but the bones we find of our ape-like ancestors are made of rock and are millions of years old.”
AiG: Not all of the alleged apemen are permineralized, and not all human fossils are nonpermineralized. Note, however, that human fossils today are almost all from the post-Flood period. Permineralization is much more likely in the conditions pertaining in the Noahic Deluge and its aftermath

I also saw simular views on other sites when looking up petrified human bones.

Mike Bara said...

Mars is basically like a giant refrigerator. Things stay preserved, including I would think, skulls.

I definetly think this is a skull, fossilized or not. But whatever this thing was it had a helluva upper jaw. I'd hate to see the mouth on that one when it was alive.

david nineteenpointfive said...

I would have to agree - little doubt it is a skull. Could it be possible that the bottom part(s) on the lower sides (jaw area) are some separate bones or rocks? Surprised this one was let to slip out by the program. Seems to be more damning evidence of life on Mars, and kind of makes their excited announcements of detecting periodic water traces comically underwhelming.

joe said...

I know everyone knows this but this
"skull" is just another reminder-
If an object looks like anything other than a rock NASA will look the other way. At least publically.

Nasa s lack of action almost confirms anything like this example is important.

T'Zairis said...

I am voting for a statue on this one. It looks like it has a protuberant nose (as opposed to an open nasal cavity on a skull), and looking at the right-hand side of the thing (as one faces the head), there appears to be some sort of collar (like maybe a big neck-ring on a spacesuit?) curving around the side of the head and then down towards the chin. The very straight fracture-line (the shadow in the photo) roughly bisects the collar and the mouth, which appears as a shadowed slit.

The other possibility I was entertaining was that it could possibly be something mechanical (like a robot-head), but the very straight edge to the shadow mentioned above leads me to believe I am looking at something uniformly solid (like stone or concrete) that a big chunk has been broken off of.

I would dearly love to see that thing up close and personal...

marsandro said...


For those who recall
the giant skeleton link
I provided a while back---

There has been no mention of those bones
being petrified, and yet it would seem
they should predate the Noatian Deluge.

Then again, they are the size of the giants
said to have inhabited Canaan at the time
of Joshua, so...

...six of one, half dozen of ther other...?

Then again, work by Michael Cremo indicates
that "modern" man is upwards of some ten
million years old.

Anyone have an angle on that?

How about "...almost..." as Joe stated?


Hathor -- In the Museum of Forbidden Archaeology


P.S.: I'd like to turn Michael Cremo loose
on Mars!

The results should be fascinating!


marsandro said...

And if I may revisit
an earlier topic for
a moment---

A couple of weeks ago, I spotted another
"Zeta Scout" jumping around in the skies
north of Barksdale AFB.

It be-bopped about for several minutes, then
suddenly bugged out.

I saw why about 30 seconds later---

A TR-3B showed up, running a search pattern
where the Zeta Scout had just been.

It passed directly overhead at less than
a thousand was huge...awesome
to behold....

The TR-3B somehow looked VERY ominous...
rather like a large, angry bear looking to
kill something---like maybe a Zeta Scout.

Apparently, the TR-3B is sufficiently badass
that even the Aliens don't care to tangle
with it.

They just laughed and jumped around the
sky whenever Barksdale sent up the A-10s
from the 917th Tactical Fighter Group....

But this time, there was no A-10 scramble.

Just that Triangle-From-Hell-Itself TR-3B,
cruising around as if to say to the Aliens,
"Mess with THIS...."

It seems the Aliens have a LOT more...shall
we say, "respect," for the TR-3B.

HOO - rah! ;-))

GO AIR FORCE!!!!! :-))


Hathor -- Laughing at the "Alien Menace"


P.S.: It would appear that "Tan" will have
to rephrase himself:

"We are as ghosts before their capabilities."

Not any more, Jack.

You guys are nice, solid TARGETS.


P.P.S: Speaking of alien bones, with the
TR-3B we can generate all the alien bones
we want.

I mean, they'll be a little charred, maybe,
but hey! I'm not picky!


david nineteenpointfive said...

Here is another one of my favs from Skipper's site: blurred out towers. If you are going to blur out a freaking tower, don't make it so obvious:

T'Zairis said...

The good thing about the blurred Moon-towers is that now folks are looking critically at the blurring.

In his article, Skipper also poses the same question that I have in past conversations about supposed crap resolution capabilities (which are mightily selective!) on our space missions-- how come we can image postage stamps on Earth from space, but somehow we just seem to keep sending out crap 30+ year out-of-date technology to look at the Moon and Mars? And it's costing us millions of dollars, too...

If there is one bright spot in all of this, it is that the folks doing the altering just assumed that no one would have the patience to crawl through all the visual material and look at it closely, and yet good people are doing just that. More and more evidence is accumulating that supports the assertion of 'skulduggery from the get-go'.


I take it you are referring to Riley Martin's 'Tan'? If so, I can draw you your very own bootleg Biaviian Symbol (in crayon, on typing paper) for $35. For $50, I'll draw it with Magic Markers on poster board. I've done enough logo designs for Park & Rec Fun Run T-shirts over the years that I am sure I can forge any number of Biaviian 'Get Your Butt Off Earth In 2012' space-tickets that would be undetectable, even by the Biaviians themselves...



marsandro said...

Hi T'Zairis,

Yep! That's the one!

Kinda gives the phrase "Nice Tan"
a whole new meaning....


Hathor -- Enjoying a good pun


david nineteenpointfive said...

Points well made. The tower shots to me are a textbook example of the government clearly showing the public a censored object whose image it paid for with taxes. I'm certain they would have a set of the same uncensored somewhere. Not sure how they could keep it from an FOIA action by alleging national security.

soniktemple said...

His friends buried him in the sand at the beach then ran off.

Actually if C3P0 was on the moon then this guy is the storm trooper!

Mike Bara said...

I've always thought that the upper jaw area looked like a Stormtroper helmet myself. Other than that, I guess I have to say that thing really looks like a skull to me. It's symmetrical, it has the right proportions, 2 eye sockets, etc. I'd sure hate to meet it in a dark ally though, whatever it was.

david nineteenpointfive said...

That's funny - I kind of had the image of stormtrooper in mind when i first saw that too. I guess I'm hanging out in the right place.

marsandro said...

Let's analyze this skull
by the standard of a
human skull diagram:

1. The frontal bone and upper cranium are
unusually pronounced.

2. The parietal bones appear to be indented.

3. The temporal bone appears pronounced.

4. The supraorbital foramen and lacrimal
bones display an unusual proportioning.
(The eye sockets appear to be not circular,
but wider than they are high.)

5. The lacrimal bones display unusual
flattening (ref the eyesocket shape just

6. The right zygomatic bone appears to
be indented, but the right zygomaticofacial
foramen, the right infraorbital foramen and
the maxillary bone are missing.

7. The nasal bone (sceptum) is unusually

8. While a suggested remnant of what may
be the vomer bone appears to be present,
the ethmoid bone and subsequent piriform
aperture are missing, giving no clue as
to the appearance of the nasal aperture or
subsequent facial features. (That might
be just a clump of dirt we're seeing, and
not the actual sceptum.)

9. The mental foramen and mandible are
missing altogether, so no jawline appearance
can be deduced.

10. The large objects to either side of
what should be the jawbone appear to be
nothing more than rocks, perhaps placed
to stabilize what was left of the skull,
assuming it was in that condition when it
was placed at this apparent "gravesite."
(It appears to be propped up against them.)
Speculation: We might be seeing the remains
of some sort of breathing apparatus.

Bottom Line: one ugly sucker, but not unlike
certain contactee drawings of a hostile form
of ET, roughly the size and general form of a
"Grey," although presumed to be a different


Hathor -- In the forensics lab


marsandro said...

It just occured to me---

With the "recent" dust storms
that covered the face of Mars,
this skull, at the very least, ought to have
a layer of dirt on it....

Perhaps the rain washed it away? :-))))


Hathor -- Forecasting precipitation


P.S.: Yes, yes, I know, the "wind" blew it

Equally preposterous, being as there is
"supposedly" no atmosphere to speak of.


P.P.S.: And flying dragons have antigravity....


JLB said...

Ref. 35A72, found at

To me, there appeared to be another statue on the same frame. If looks perhaps like a leopard or other type of cat. Was this one discussed before?