Alright, I have been a little critical of these types of threads in the past.
So, I decided to pour over the second image linked by a poster on page one. Apparently the two photos this guy used to see all of this crazy-awesome
I looked over every inch of that photo three times just to make sure I wasn't missing something.
Now, I am ready to say, and I am being completely honest here, that if I ever met this guy in person I would break his nose.
This is ridiculous. There is NOTHING, and I mean absolutely NOTHING in that photo other than rocks and sand.
While looking at the photos a thought did occur to me that this isn't necessarily a fools hope in looking through these photos though. Although, I
would probably not bother looking for buildings, but instead small insectoid type animals living in the sand. Problem is, the pictures are only clear
enough to see something like that, if it is there, just in front of the rover.
I did see two things that struck me as odd. One was a rock that was clearly out of place in the second photo. I could see where the rock came from and
even a track in the dust on the rocks between where it came from and where it currently sits. However, without knowing which way the camera on the
rover is facing, there is no way to say that it was moved there by anything other than the rover itself.
The other was something that was colored really weird. Looked completely out of place to everything around it. However, since it was more than just a
couple of feet away from the rover, it wasn't in clear enough focus to make out what it could have possibly been.
In both cases, I would wager everything I'm worth that neither of them were anything remarkable at all.
I can't stress enough for people to keep a few things in context when looking at these photos.
1) What you are seeing in the immediate foreground is not nearly as large as it may appear to be in the photo. These photos are taken by a rover that
is as small as a large dog. In a lot of these cases, these shadows that are being mistaken for upright beings are no more than a few inches tall.
2) If someone tells you that people are sitting around a table out in the middle of a barren wasteland, be suspicious. What are they doing? Playing
Spades? Remember, this person is deducing this stuff from what he sees in shadows. None of this stuff is clear cut as he would have you believe.
What I see are a bunch of flippin rocks and some sand. Nothing more.
Although, that second photo is pretty cool. It looks like it was clearly taken in the bed of what USED TO BE a lake. I can see what he considers to be
running water. It was a trough that had soil discoloration due to the fact that there is ice just below the surface, by my estimation. Depending on
when the photo was taken, it may even be melting into liquid water... so he could be half right on that one.
Dogs heads carved into rocks?
[edit on 10-11-2009 by JayinAR]