ALIEN hunters believe they have spotted a base on the Moon in NASA images which resembles a “discarded bottle top”.
Alien enthusiasts browsing through NASA images from an Apollo mission and believe they have hit the jackpot in the hunt for extraterrestrials. The supposed proof comes in the form of a rock, which vaguely resembles a bottle top.
This was evidence enough for certain conspiracy theorists who believe it is an alien base.
The photo comes from one of NASA’s early Apollo missions, and according to prominent alien hunter Scott C Waring, it is “100 percent proof that aliens build structures” on the Moon.
Mr Waring made the claim on his blog UFO Sightings Daily, saying: “I found a strange looking structure on Earth’s moon today.
“I was in an old NASA site and found what looks like an empty plastic bottle top.
“Well if this photo of the Moon was not faked by NASA, then this photo is 100 percent proof that aliens build structures in craters on Earth’s Moon.
“Now, I believe this theory to be true. That a alien structure happened to look like a discarded, cut off bottle top.
“But from what I see, the photo looks authentic taken during an Apollo mission.”
Some conspiracy theorists believe the Moon is occupied by aliens and say the reason NASA has not returned since the Apollo missions ended in 1972 is because of an extraterrestrial threat.
Unfortunately for Mr Waring, the object in question more resembles a rock which is casting a shadow on the lunar surface.
NASA and other scientists would attribute Mr Waring’s claim to a phenomenon known as pareidolia – which is where the brain essentially tricks the eyes into seeing familiar objects or shapes in patterns or textures such as a rock surface.
NASA said: “Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognisable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.
“There are many examples of this phenomenon on Earth and in space.”