Outlandish claims about the reality of life on the Red Planet were first made on the Mundo Desconocido YouTube channel. The alien life conspiracy theorists used unearthed photos taken by the NASA Mars Global Surveyor space probe in the late 1990s. And intriguing shapes found on the Martian surface were then colourised, appearing to bring to life lakes and forests on Mars.
The unnamed narrator is heard questioning whether respected US space agency NASA has been covering-up evidence of alien life on Mars.
He said: “Mars appears to be be just as beautiful as our own planet Earth.
“But if this is true, why has has this been kept secret for so long?
“This is not the first time possible plant life and water have been seen in a Mars photo, but never before at this scale.”
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And another photo taken in 2008 is produced purportedly showing plant life found by ancient alien theorists.
The narrator adds: “These alleged plants were found among ancient martian sand dunes.
“Officially no life has been announced to be living on Mars yet these objects appear to be just that.
“According to scientists plants cannot survive on the Red Planet, yet many believe this is what we are seeing here.
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“But after seeing this images, can there now be any doubt?
“If they are planets, or remnants of plant life why would NASA have such a hard time admitting it?”
Self-proclaimed UFO expert Scott Waring described the trove of Mars photos as “100 percent proof that Mars is more than we were told by NASA”.
He said: “Areas that appear to be shallow ponds with bushes surrounding it are evident in photos.
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“Tall tree-like plants grow from cracks in the ground that probably contain water for them to thrive upon.
“A blue sky has been found in many Mars photos, making NASA look like fools.
“Sometime in our lifetime humans will get to Mars and the truth will get out.
“Until then, we only know what the public has dug-up within thin NASA archives.”