There's been another "sighting" of strange stuff on Mars, this time once again by NASA's Curiosity rover near Gale Crater on Mars, a site - lest it be forgotten - that has seen more than its fair share of pictures showing some very strange stuff. But get a load of the pictures in this article shared by T.M.:

NASA's Curiosity rover spots a strange bone-like rock on Mars - as one expert calls it the most bizarre structure she's EVER seen on the Red Planet

What is interesting to me about this latest anomaly isn't so much the anomaly itself (which we'll get back to) but rather the comments about it from NASA's experts, and the comments about it from "average ordinary people" that the article records. For example, here are the NASA experts, after the article first notes that the Gale crater is thought to be a dried up lake bed from a lake billions of years ago:

Gale is thought to be an ancient dried up lake between 3.5 and 3.8 billion years old.


Astrobiologist Nathalie A. Cabrol shared a photo of it on Twitter, commenting that 'in 20 years of studying Mars, that's the most bizarre rock I have ever seen.

'I cannot wait to have a microscopic image of this one.'

Another user commented: 'Really strange, never seen something like this and I have been looking into Mars images since Sojourner mission back in 1997.'

There you have it: the best word that NASA's scientists can come up with is "strange," while they carefully avoid the rather obvious observations of what the laymen cited in the article state about it:

Other online guesses include 'it looks like a very easy to crumble fish vertebra', 'fish fossils', 'mackerel fillet', and 'skeleton of some prehistoric creature'.

Twitter user @Dottysaccount said: 'On earth that would be a fossil plant say a fir tree branch or fish backbone, difficult for it to be a natural rock formation.'

While @KiltedGunnGamer wrote: 'I'm happy to believe that's the back of a fossilised Martian dragon, curled up in its final resting place.'

Then we get the usual "it's all just natural" explanation, with a new and added twist of irrationality that if one leaves well enough alone for long enough, the chimpanzees at the typewriters will actually compose a novel by pure random chance, and the Martian surface will produce all sorts of shapes including things that look artificial or like fossils:

Twitter user Martin Weil said: 'If it blows over loose sand for a sufficiently large number of eons, every geometric form known to us may eventually be created.'

As you might have guessed, I am in the middle category: to me the little spikes look for all the world like the fossilized remains of some sort of living creature. The "spikes" or "bones" - if indeed they are that - appear to be regularly spaced, and moreover, of a fairly consistent length as well. I am at a loss, quite frankly, to find what sorts of geological processes might produce such a phenomenon. About the only thing that mitigates against this being some form of fossil is that these "bones" or "spikes" appear on a much larger mass that appears to have an abrupt ending, almost a kind of fracture, as if it was a part of a structure, rather than a part of an animal.

The bottom line here is, that we are looking at something anomalous and non-random; we are looking at structure, be it artificial, or fossil.

But there's two more possibilities as well, and they're revealed by this little comment from the article which appears as a caption to one of the pictures of the "Spiky Martian Thing":

The pictures were taken using Curiosity's mast camera and ChemCam on Martian day Sol 3786, or April 1, and have sparked speculation online as to what they may depict. (Emphasis added)

Taking a picture of a Spiky Martian Thing on April 1st could be someone's sick idea of a bad April Fools' Day joke, and it's not as if NASA (Never A Straight Answer a.k.a. Not A Space Agency) has never lied before.  Or maybe - like the original Viking photo of The Martian Face at Cydonia - someone decided to cloud the issue by releasing a genuine picture, but on April Fools' Day.  "See? It can't be real because the picture was snapped on April Fools' Day!" Whew! That was close! Another Martian anomaly bullet dodged! Huge sigh of relief.

So for the moment, I'm going with "it's a genuine picture" of a "Spiky Martian Thing" that is "Genuinely Anomalous" and "Either a Fossil or Something Artificial." You can add it to the growing list of anomalies and structures of some sort on the surface of our planetary neighbor that NASA refuses to discuss in those terms.

NASA doesn't even bother any more trying to manage the narrative and spin the anomalies into the ridiculous chimpanzees typing for billions of years finally produced a novel, because you can tell that that "there's a purely natural explanation" narrative is becoming tired and shopworn when the best word they can come up with now is just the word "strange." We're way past the  "tricks of light and shadow" and all the attempted scientismistic explanations of the early days of Mars anomalies explanations. Now they don't even bother. They just give us a tired shrug of the shoulders, and say "it's strange."  What began as a trickle of anomalies with the Cydonia Face has grown into a catalogue of anomalies in pictures and a whole internet community tracking them, and NASA has simply and for the moment lost the argument on the disparate interpretations of such pictures.  NASA's explanations, in short, carry about as much weight with the broader public as the Warren Report carries any weight as an explanation of the Kennedy assassination.

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. Michael UK on April 21, 2023 at 9:07 am

    The Face on Mars mesa shows symmetry and certainly resembles a heavily eroded face. If the Presidents’ Faces carved on Mount Rushmore were eroded over millions of Earth years, then I am sure they would only partly resemble faces. Likewise the Great Sphinx’s face at Giza. To date, no one has proved conclusively that the Face on Mars mesa has not been carved and that it is merely a naturally eroded landform.

  2. marcos toledo on April 19, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    Admitted Mars is a dead world or life is still moving around on it stop beating around the bush.

  3. Laura on April 19, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr. 19, 2023 — The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has been selected by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) to lead a whole-of-nation effort to advance U.S. capabilities for in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing (ISAM) in the national interest.

    “Proposed ISAM capabilities may extend spacecraft and mission lifecycles by enabling in-space repair, refueling and relocation; in-space assembly and manufacturing capabilities may reduce deployment costs and timeframes by enabling the production and construction of components directly in space on planetary bodies like the moon or Mars.

    COSMIC’s charter to cultivate U.S. ISAM innovation supports multiple levels of national policy, including the ISAM National Strategy and National ISAM Implementation Plan, released in 2022, and the standing National Space Policy mandate to establish a permanent human presence on the moon. The task for managing COSMIC was delivered in February under Aerospace’s existing NASA Specialized Engineering, Evaluation and Test Services contract.”

    • anakephalaiosis on April 20, 2023 at 3:37 am

      Megacorporations want to sell space exploit, as a national initiative, a.k.a. the American dream Kool-Aid.

      Nations (goyim) are the European beasts of burden, to be sent off to a hazardous New World.

      There, they shall fend off wild Martians (Indians), until settlement is made permanent in Jamestown.

      Then comes Virginia slave charter, allowing safe haven for plutocrats.

  4. enjim on April 19, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Does NASA publish a legend/ruler with its photos? I ask because I cannot determine the scale. It could be gigantic or small. Why does the quoted astrobiologist say, ‘I cannot wait to have a microscopic image of this one.’

  5. enjim on April 19, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Referring to the second photo in the Daily Mail – the pic with the added red arrow – that gives a broad perspective: to my eye there is a second and parallel line, fainter and maybe eroded, that is below the prominent line of spikes/ribs. The image thus suggests that the ribs may be structural.

  6. Robert Barricklow on April 19, 2023 at 11:27 am

    Released April 1.
    “They knew”.
    Timing, is purposed.

    I like the dark fantasy – of a dragon.
    Goes w/their script?
    A script; whose theme; is a wickedly dark,
    as the inhuman hearts running this circus.

    They’re slowly lifting the curtain;
    as /the narradigm oozing dark ages technocratic backdrop,
    comes into bio-digitized, pivotal-focus.
    One w/space, as a star playing actor of binary gnostic characteristics.
    After all, open systems are not: in, of, or by “their nature”.
    Open systems are captured and made to perform;
    as substantially equivalent – to slavery, as inhumanly possible.

  7. KSW on April 19, 2023 at 8:24 am

    I honestly don’t get it. Why all of the tiptoeing around and big mystery that Mars was inhabited at some point in time?

  8. anakephalaiosis on April 19, 2023 at 6:16 am

    A “snapshot of God” can be unambiguously proven, by comparing proto-Scythian sources with Scythian sources.

    When Odin (adon) is away traveling, he leaves rulership to his two brothers, Vili & Vé (will & woe), who are also known as Elohim & Yahweh (planetary week & solstice folkfest).

    This cross-reference solves the matter of origin, because it is a diametrical opposition, technically. Thus, Old Norse sources shed light on how the Book of Genesis is constructed.

    It unavoidably leads to compass design.

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