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Conspiracy theorists claim to have spotted a hand on Mars

From grizzly bears to Donald Trump’s face, conspiracy theorists claim to have spotted a range of weird and wonderful objects on Mars.

Now, an alien enthusiast claims to have spotted a giant hand on the surface of the red planet.

The ‘hand’ can be seen in a photo sent back to Earth from Nasa’s Curiosity rover – although it’s likely to just be a rock.

 

From grizzly bears to Donald Trump’s face, conspiracy theorists claim to have spotted a range of weird and wonderful objects on Mars. Now, an alien enthusiast claims to have spotted a giant hand on the surface of the alien planet

LINKS BETWEEN CONSPIRACY, NARCISSISM AND SELF-ESTEEM 

Over the course of three online-based studies, researchers at the University of Kent showed strong links between the belief in conspiracy theories and these psychological traits.

The results showed that those people who rated highly on the narcissism scale and who had low self-esteem were more likely to be conspiracy believers.

However, while low self-esteem, narcissism and belief in conspiracies are strongly linked, it is not clear that one – or a combination – causes the other.

But it hints at an interesting new angle to the world of conspiracy and those who reinforce belief. 

The mysterious object was spotted in a photo sent back to Earth by Nasa’s Mars rover, by Scott C. Waring, an alien enthusiast who regularly posts about alleged sightings.

Mr Waring said: ‘This is a giant hand carved sitting on the surface of Mars near Curiosity rover.

‘The hand is easy to make out. There is a thumb on one side, it has a thumb nail on it that is long.

‘Also it has at least three other larger fingers, but maybe one more hidden behind the other side of the hand. It looks human or near human.

‘Scientists often say that the thumb has set us apart from other species allowing humans to reach higher levels than other more primitive species.

‘If that is true, then this is a sign of intelligent life on Mars.’

Mr Waring suggests the ‘hand’ is a structure for a small species that once lived on Mars.

Mr Waring said: 'This is a giant hand carved sitting on the surface of Mars near Curiosity rover. The hand is easy to make out. There is a thumb on one side, it has a thumb nail on it that is long'

Mr Waring said: ‘This is a giant hand carved sitting on the surface of Mars near Curiosity rover. The hand is easy to make out. There is a thumb on one side, it has a thumb nail on it that is long’

He added: ‘All evidence points to a species that is just a few inches tall at the most. Remarkable if true, but the real question is…are there any left on Mars to find?’

But while Mr Waring believes the hand is a sign of alien life, not everyone is so convinced.

Speaking to MailOnline, Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, said: ‘Scott C. Waring has a special skill at being able to spot alien objects on Mars. 

‘This time his “discovery” of an alien hand is just as dubious. 

Mr Waring said: 'All evidence points to a species that is just a few inches tall at the most. Remarkable if true, but the real question is...are there any left on Mars to find?'

Mr Waring said: ‘All evidence points to a species that is just a few inches tall at the most. Remarkable if true, but the real question is…are there any left on Mars to find?’

But while Mr Waring believes the hand is a sign of alien life, not everyone is so convinced. Speaking to MailOnline, Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, said that his 'discovery' of an alien hand is dubious

But while Mr Waring believes the hand is a sign of alien life, not everyone is so convinced. Speaking to MailOnline, Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, said that his ‘discovery’ of an alien hand is dubious

‘Given the amount of rocks on the Martian surface, and the movement of light across them from the Sun, it is not too surprising that you can eventually find things that “look” alien.

‘In this example, Scott adds the odd comment that this hand was a structure used by a Martian species a few inches tall. 

‘At least with the “hand” you can argue whether it is a natural formation or not, whilst the presence of a small Martian species is just wild speculation.

‘I suppose you’ve got to hand it to him that he has a good imagination.’  

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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