Scientist Claims 'Alien Footprint Fossil Discovery' Is Proof of NASA Mars Cover-Up
Remember when NASA discovered evidence of gypsum-like crystals on Mars a couple weeks ago? It was pretty interesting, considering that it could help scientists figure out when water on Mars disappeared, but Barry DiGregorio has a different take: according to him, the Curiosity Rover had stumbled across tiny alien footprints, and NASA is trying to cover it up.
But what tipped him off? NASA's decision to continue to the next landmark on their schedule, an uphill area called the Clay Unit.
"NASA has turned its back on trying to get the data on this," says DiGregorio. "The order came down from NASA HQ that they should move the rover on to the next point. They didn't feel it was important enough to look at, I thought that was very odd, despite the fact [Gale Crater] was host to probably a series of lakes for billions and billions of years. Crystals don't add up. Crystals don't branch or twist. We're talking about something that might have been equivalent to the Ordovician period on Earth."
There's a couple things to clarify here.
First, the tiny marks left in the rock do match crystal patterns seen here on Earth—gypsum crystals can form swallowtail patterns, "lark's foot" patterns, and even stars.
Second, Curiosity didn't expect to find these tiny crystal markings when it was trawling around, but they are being studied closely—according to Curiosity scientist Ashwin Vasavada, "There's just a treasure trove of interesting targets concentrated in this one area. Each is a clue, and the more clues, the better. It's going to be fun figuring out what it all means."
NASA isn't trying to sweep this discovery under the rug—if anything, their investigation into these marks will probably shed like on Mars' ecology and past. But DiGregorio is assured that these marks are just the latest evidence that there's life on Mars—he's spent the past twenty years claiming that Mars indeed harbors life, and that the US government has purposefully ignored evidence of it. According to DiGregorio, the marks found by Curiosity are evidence of soft-bodied, potential sea-dwelling creatures, and "look remarkably similar to Ordovician trace fossils I have studied and photographed here on Earth. If not trace fossils, what other geological explanations will NASA come up with?"
Probably the one explanation they've had from the beginning: gypsum crystals.