Published: 7:56 PM 6/23/2015
... nearly a quarter of a million views in just a few days.
By Fiona Keating
Extraterrestrial researchers claim to have found a structure very similar to an Egyptian pyramid in Nasa images of Mars.
ParanormalCrucible, a YouTube channel dedicated to the search for alien lifeforms has scrutinised video footage from Nasa's unmanned Curiosity Rover space vehicle.
The video of the strange phenomena has gone viral, reaching nearly a quarter of a million views in just a few days.
The 'pyramid' is only 'car-sized' according to researchers, but others believe this is evidence of intelligent life on Mars in a Daily Express report.
Theories on the precise nature of the object include that it could be the tip of a bigger construction, buried under dust on the Red Planet, possibly a grave marker or capstone.
A ParanormalCrucible spokesman said the object's "near perfect design and shape" means it must be "the result of intelligent design and certainly not a trick of light and shadow.
"A remarkable artifact has been found on the red planet by the Mars Curiosity Rover. Due to the size of the object about the scale of a small car I would theorise that the artifact is either the capstone of a much larger pyramid, possibly buried deep beneath the surface or perhaps a marker stone."
Other structures have been found on the Red Planet. David Martines was scanning Google Mars when he discovered the long white edifice and has even listed the coordinates (71 49'19.73"N 29 33'06.53"W) so others can see it for themselves.