An annotated image of Romoser's alleged Mars 'insect'. Image Credit: NASA / Dr. William Romoser
A professor emeritus at Ohio University claims that photos taken on Mars show actual live alien 'insects'.
The remarkable claim comes courtesy of Dr. William Romoser - an entomologist who has spent several years closely studying photographs taken by NASA's Mars rovers.
These images, he contends, show examples of insect-like life forms on the Red Planet.
His findings, along with annotated photographs of these alleged creatures, were presented at a national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in St. Louis, Missouri earlier today.
"There has been and still is life on Mars," he said.
"There is apparent diversity among the Martian insect-like fauna which display many features similar to Terran insects that are interpreted as advanced groups - for example, the presence of wings, wing flexion, agile gliding/flight, and variously structured leg elements."
"Once a clear image of a given form was identified and described, it was useful in facilitating recognition of other less clear, but none-the-less valid, images of the same basic form."
Dr. Romoser maintains that the photos show examples of both live and fossilized specimens.
"The presence of higher metazoan organisms on Mars implies the presence of nutrient/energy sources and processes, food chains and webs, and water as elements functioning in a viable, if extreme, ecological setting sufficient to sustain life," he said.
"The evidence of life on Mars presented here provides a strong basis for many additional important biological as well as social and political questions."
An annotated photograph of an alleged fossilized specimen can be viewed - here
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