Did trees once grow on Mars? This is a question that has yet again left many puzzled ever since the alien hunters made the latest claim of alien life on the Red Planet. 'The petrified remnants of a Martian tree' is said to be an evidence that Mars may have once witnessed green vegetation.
The ‘ancient tree stump’ in question has been spotted by alien hunters in a picture taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover on Sol 164. It’s a well-known fact that the surface of Mars is dry, cold deserted wasteland with a thin atmosphere and there is no possibility that liquid water could exist there.
However, the alien hunters say that the sighting of the ancient tree stump which is three feet high is an evidence that a variety of plants 'either existed or still exist' on Mars.
Paranormal Crucible was the first to publish the sighting on YouTube on Thursday, however, NASA released the picture in March.
“This object definitely looks out of place and in my opinion could be the petrified remnants of a Martian tree,” the alien hunter and YouTuber shared in the video description.
“Object is around 3 feet in height, and with numerous discoveries of plant and animal life on mars, it would be logical to assume, that a variety of tree either existed, or still exists on this enigmatic planet.”
The Mastcam onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1647 in March clicked the picture, said NASA.
Though many believe that it may be just one of the rocks that are available on Mars, conspiracy theorists argue that this could be proof of presence of life on the red planet at some point of time.
“It is a good assumption since NASA themselves said Mars was Earth-like when a solar explosion hit the planet, stripping the atmosphere and oceans from the surface,” well-known Martian researcher Scott C Warning shared on UFO Sightings Daily regarding Paranormal Crucible's discovery.
A good source of water would be needed for a tree to survive on Mars and an another conspiracy theorist last year claimed to have seen water in NASA images.
He posted a video on YouTube last year, claiming to have found evidence of lakes of standing water surrounded by trees on the red planet in pictures captured by Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.
Will Farrar from Salisibury, Maryland had claimed that there is an abundance of water that could support alien life.
In the description for the video, Will Farrar, said: “We now have more than five or six very good shots from the air that seem to show frozen or warm water lakes sitting on the Martian surface.”
“This has never been addressed by NASA since we are still looking for these 'minuscule' traces of life and water. I ask you to use your judgement on this one. What does this look like to you?”
However, despite multiple claims, NASA says it has yet to find any evidence for significant levels of liquid water on Mars.