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Fraser
2010-Mar-06, 07:20 AM
Classify this one under the same nonsense as the "Bigfoot on Mars" the wooden plank or Mars, or perhaps even the "Face on Mars." Just an optical illusions, folks from a very, very zoomed in image from the Mars rovers. The Sun newspaper seemingly started this foolishness on what must have been a [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2010/03/05/gorilla-on-mars/)

gzhpcu
2010-Mar-06, 07:35 AM
Quite a zoo out there on Mars. Seems I remember a claim on a bunny on Mars some time back...:)

LaurelHS
2010-Mar-06, 07:40 AM
Quite a zoo indeed. There is also a bigfoot (http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/bizarre&id=5910507) on Mars. :)

ravens_cry
2010-Mar-06, 01:01 PM
Man, what with the measurements from both this and 'bigfoot', maybe they should be called SMALLfoots instead.
Lords, I love Pareidolia!

djellison
2010-Mar-06, 02:16 PM
I've done a major take-down of this story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6q3J66nrBU - all the images of it I can find, plus measurements to reinforce the assumption that the rock I've identified is the same rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFGV2ktc-r4 - Using terrain wedges to reconstruct the gorilla in 3D and prove that it is indeed the same rock simply viewed from an angle that makes it LOOK like a Gorilla.

Joe Boy
2010-Mar-06, 07:00 PM
I have looked at all of the evidence presented and applied common sense to this mystery--after consulting with a panel of respected professionals in woo woo land I have come to the only possible conclusion--there are gorillas on mars--next story please . . .

gzhpcu
2010-Mar-06, 07:56 PM
I have looked at all of the evidence presented and applied common sense to this mystery--after consulting with a panel of respected professionals in woo woo land I have come to the only possible conclusion--there are gorillas on mars--next story please . . .
King Kong or Mighty Joe Young? :)

Van Rijn
2010-Mar-06, 09:41 PM
Back starting in late 2005, we had this person on BAUT who brought up the "gorilla" rock:

http://www.bautforum.com/635420-post4.html

But, he also thought he saw all sorts of things on Mars in other rover pictures: Sheep statues, coins, pyramids, shells, flowers, and on and on.

Here's eburacum45's comment on gorilla rock:

http://www.bautforum.com/635984-post20.html

TheHalcyonYear
2010-Mar-07, 01:13 AM
No I believe it!! After all, I saw Elvis in my coffee the other day after I added cream.

Joe Boy
2010-Mar-07, 01:25 AM
King Kong or Mighty Joe Young? :)

Mighty Joe (Young) Boy, of course . . .