NASA Video: Watch Alien walking on the Moon

A famous image showing an alien walking on the moon is simply “dust, an eyelash or scratch on the negative” of the film that took the image, NASA has said. The video showing the alien on the moon was posted by YouTube user Wowforreel and viewed more than two million times in less than a month.

He figured out an irregularly shaped dark spot on Google Moon. According to NASA scientists, the image was taken by either the Apollo 15 or 17 manned missions to the moon in 1971 and 1972, respectively.

“My best guess, is that something (dust, an eyelash, scratch on the negative) was on the film,” Pix11 quoted a scientist as saying. ”Remember, this was in the pre-digital days when all sorts of nasty things could happen to film,” he added.

Why the video went viral can be explained by a psychological phenomenon called Pareidolia. This is the brain’s response to seeing faces and other significant objects in random stimulus, media reports said.

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  • Jeff Prioleau

    an eyelash….right. Never A Straight Answer

    • Spacemanfan

      Looks a lot like Jesus to me…but then again I’m a little bit mental :/

  • Kevin Doucette

    It’s an issue with the camera. You end up seeing the same exact image at specific intervals along the moon. Also the “person” would end up being about 600′ tall.