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Photos show 'insects' on Mars, claims scientist

November 19, 2019 | Comment icon 70 comments

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.

Source: EurekAlert.org | Comments (70)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #61 Posted by Nnicolette 2 years ago
They didn't even have to. Are we sure this isnt an old riverbed we are looking at? I mean people†did already announce that there were some around some time ago... †https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.atlasobscura.com/articles/mars-looks-like-a-riverbed.amp
Comment icon #62 Posted by ocpaul20 2 years ago
I never said the spherules or blueberries were spores, I said they expelled the spores because they are (or at least some are) the fruiting bodies of fungi. The spores I claimed to see were on the ground in the picture I posted previously. These spores are much, much smalled than the fruiting bodies or spherules. It was Stereologist who mistook what I said for spores. The spores are the darker grains on the surface of the ground in the area of the hole in my previous posted picture. ============================ How can I show that blueberries are NOT blown about? You can show that they are blo... [More]
Comment icon #63 Posted by stereologist 2 years ago
I checked back and I did get it wrong. The problem is that the spherules do NOT show any internal structure. They are not fruiting bodies. There is nothing at all to show that the smaller dark grains are spores or that there is a relationship between the smaller grains and the spherules. The blueberries do congregate in low areas showing that their distribution which is† evenly distributed in the rock layers changes.† The idea that blueberries should be found in the lee of rocks is also wrong. Over time they should end up in lower areas which is what they do.† There is no internal structure to... [More]
Comment icon #64 Posted by stereologist 2 years ago
These spherules are not organic. https://www.space.com/42645-mars-blueberries-formation-mystery-earth-analogs.html Not fruiting bodies or spores or anything once alive, but inorganic hematite. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/12/eaau0872 https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/6944/martian-blueberries/ Nothing but inorganic materials. †
Comment icon #65 Posted by Hammerclaw 2 years ago
Stare at images of Martian ventifacts long enough and you'll imagine you see a lot of things.
Comment icon #66 Posted by ocpaul20 2 years ago
And... read enough NASA articles and you will continue to believe the scientific dogma. I am NOT saying ALL spherules are fungi fruiting bodies and the ones which NASA may have analysed may have been concretions. However, I reckon some are fungal fruiting bodies and I have presented evidence for this belief - including spherules on 'stalks' and tiny spores on the ground NOT blown by the wind. I have never heard of concretions being formed on 'stalks' have you? OK, see the thread I have posted which gives many examples of what I consider 'evidence' for fungi. Please explain what you see there, ... [More]
Comment icon #67 Posted by Hammerclaw 2 years ago
It's a possibility, but we won't know until we have instruments and/or boots on the ground to confirm it. I was referring more to the claims of artifacts of unknown origin, as interpreted by some.†
Comment icon #68 Posted by The Eternal Flame 2 years ago
Alot of srange stuff going on on mars i saw ghost worm once.
Comment icon #69 Posted by toast 2 years ago
Yeah, its prepared well to get probed. Revenge! Revenge!
Comment icon #70 Posted by stereologist 2 years ago
You've given no evidence for fungi on Mars. All you have done is told a story that has zero supporting evidence. You and you alone need to show evidence for your belief.† Using straw man arguments such as "I have never heard of concretions being formed on 'stalks' have you?" is all you seem to have. What you call stalks have already been explained in this thread.† If you are saying that NOT ALL spherules are fungi fruiting bodies then please show one that is. Until you do this remains what it started out as, your fictional tale.† Your claims of "tiny spores on the ground NOT blown by the wind"... [More]

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