A professor emeritus at the University of Ohio has analyzed numerous images of Mars and says that “there was and still is life on Mars”. Some of these life forms are clearly visible in the images transmitted from the red planet.
Update: The article on the Ohio University website has been deleted, although the scientific article where Professor Romoser presented his claims can be found here.
Ohio University professor emeritus William Romoser decided to study and analyze a series of photographs taken of the surface of Mars by various NASA rovers. After careful analysis of photographic material collected on the surface, the researcher found that evidence could point to possible traces of life on the surface of Mars.
The professor emeritus revealed that some of the images appear to show insect and reptile-like shapes, seeming to verify that there is life on Mars, according to a statement from the University of Ohio.
The Ohio entomologist argues that we already have more than enough evidence to confirm that there is life on Mars, and we can thank NASA rovers on the red planet.
This unexpected revelation comes from a researcher specializing in arbovirology and general/medical entomology.
Dr. Romoser spent several years analyzing the images of Mars, freely available on the NASA website.
He revealed that during his search, he found evidence of various insect-like life forms that appear to be similar to bees. He also claims to have found reptile-like forms, both as fossils and as living creatures.
His findings were presented at the National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in St. Louis Missouri.
“There was and still is life on Mars,” Romoser explained in a now-deleted Ohio University paper, adding that the images appear to show both living and fossilized creatures.
“There is apparent diversity among the Martian insect fauna that exhibit many characteristics similar to the Terran insects that are interpreted as advanced groups – for example, the presence of wings, wing bending, agile glide/flight, and variously structured leg elements. ”.
Although scientists still argue that they haven\’t found conclusive evidence of life on Mars, Professor Dr. Romoser says NASA rovers, particularly Curiosity, took several photographs of the Martian surface “where arthropod body segments, along with legs, antennae and wings, can be seen in the surrounding area.”
One of the images even appears to show insects on a steep dive, just before ascending, avoiding hitting the ground.
Dr. Romoser revealed that the images of Mars were carefully studied while altering photographic parameters like brightness, contrast, saturation, inversion and so on.
The researcher argues that no content was added or removed from the images, and they were published in the study in the same way.
To find anomalies on Mars, Dr. Romoser used the following criteria: “Dramatic detachment from the environment, clarity of form, symmetry of the body, segmentation of body parts, repetition of form, skeletal remains, and observation of forms close to one another. Particular postures, evidence of movement, flight, apparent interaction suggested by relative positions, and glowing eyes were found to be consistent with the presence of living forms.”
The Ohio University entomologist further explains that distinct flight patterns are evident in many of the images of Mars. The creatures he believes he has identified resemble bees and carpenter bees similar to the creatures we have here on Earth.
Some of the images from Mars even appear to show the insects leaving their shelters or nests in caves. The expert claims that there are images that also show fossilized snake-like creatures.
“Once a clear image of a certain shape was identified and described, it was useful to facilitate the recognition of other less clear but still valid images in the same basic way,” Romoser revealed.
“An exoskeleton and jointed appendages are sufficient to establish identification as an arthropod. Regions of three bodies, a single pair of antennae and six legs are traditionally sufficient to establish identification as an \’insect\’ on Earth. These characteristics must also be valid to identify an organism on Mars as an insect. On these bases, insect-like arthropod forms can be seen in the Mars rover photos,” added the entomologist.
UFO hunters and alien enthusiasts have scoured the countless images taken on Mars for alien evidence. Some of them are actually quite convincing, like this example here.
In addition to alien hunters, scientists have also made claims about Mars telling us that there really is life there.
One example is Gilbert V. Levin, who was the principal investigator for an experiment on NASA\’s Viking mission to Mars. Levin argues that NASA found evidence of alien life on Mars in the 1970s.