A NASA image of a black object hovering over Mars has had conspiracy theorists claiming a flying creature dwells on the Red Planet.
Theories about life on Mars have been on the lips of experts and so-called truth-seekers for years.
Just last month, Professor Brian Cox admitted a huge 900-mile-wide crater could hold alien life.
And a new NASA image has now emerged that has sparked a fresh conspiracy meltdown.
The image – captured by a NASA rover before being posted to the space agency’s website – shows a black object in the air over the martian landscape.
It appears to have wings like an unidentified animal.
Tyler Glockner – of YouTube channel secureteam10 – reposted the image in a video on July 5 and said: “We have what appears to be a bird or a pterodactyl of some sort.
“It has these massive wings that look like are flapping in the distance.
“Sticking out like a sore thumb is clearly an object of some sort.
“Some have said that this is a creature flying.
“We can’t be certain but what we do know is that it is something in the skies.”
More than 250,000 people have seen the clip, with hundreds rushing to the comments section to voice their thoughts.
Some claimed it showed NASA has actually faked landing its rovers on the moon.
“Pictures like that make me wonder if the rover pictures they show us are on Mars or are actually in a desert on Earth,” one wrote.
Another agreed, adding: “I believe that the government or NASA is filming the desert to psych people into thinking it is on Mars. This is a bird or most likely a falcon.”
But a third said: “Just looks like a glitch in the picture.”
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