Is it an Unidentified Martian Object – or an Identified Martian Object?
Bigfoot on Mars - or just a rock?

There actually seems to be some agreement that it is an IMO.

It’s just that NASA identifies it as a Rock.  And a few other people are identifying it as Bigfoot.

0 thoughts on “UMO/IMO

  1. Databob

    It’s Bigfoot. No doubt about it. He’s just chillin’. Maybe having a beer; and along comes this mechanical thing snapping all kinds of crazy pictures…

    It’s like an extra-planetary game of “Where’s Waldo?” Only we’re using Bigfoot. We’ve chased him off the Earth, now he’s branching out. Next, he’s going to show up in the pictures of Mercury, and eventually the Pluto mapping missions…

    Not to mention the swirling storm on Jupiter. That’s Bigfoot there too.

    Hey, maybe he’s in my copy of Vista making it all crappy and everything. Okay, it was crappy before the imaginary Bigfoot moved in on my laptop…

  2. DL Emerick

    I’m sure the Sphinx and Pyramids would look like rocks to NASA as well, the Great Wall would seem to be the natural edge of some mesa, resulting from a geological fault.

    The interpretation of images lies in the madness of arts.

    Mind you, I don’t believe (nor do I disbelieve) in the possibility of “humanoid” life-forms on Mars, or the miscellany of potential artifacts such a “civilization” of such beings might have left behind, or be presently enjoying.

    The question is as irrelevant as it is speculative:
    like asking US Presidential Candidates if they believe there’s life on or from other worlds.

    Who cares? What’s in it for me? What’s it to me?

    If I were a right wing christian nutcase,
    I’d go bananas if there were [intelligent?] life on other worlds —
    because then I’d have to ask why God didn’t mention this in Genesis,
    believing as I would that My Life on Earth is the purpose of Creation,
    the ego-centric character that underlies narcissistic christianity —
    diagnostic (die-a-gnostic) follows:

    “Diagnostic criteria

    At least five of the following are necessary for a diagnosis (as with many DSM diagnoses, they must form a pervasive pattern; for example, a person who shows these criteria only in one or two relationships or situations would not properly be diagnosed with NPD):

    1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance [[Jesus loves me, even died to save me; it’s all about me]]
    2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love [[eternal life]]
    3. believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by other special people [[my priest, maybe — or, perhaps, God understands me]]
    4. requires excessive admiration [[worship Him alone; He is MY God; I am HIS “whatever”, so worship me]]
    5. strong sense of entitlement [[only me-believers will be saved, the rest of you are damned to hell]]
    6. takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends [[What cult leader is not out to get rich!!!]]
    7. lacks empathy [[you’re damned already for your sins but I’m forgiven]]
    8. is often envious or believes others are envious of him or her [[I’m saved and you’re not, nyah-nyah-nyah… and you’re going to hell for doing that and being different from me…]]
    9. arrogant behavior [[Shoot all the bastards [in Iraq or any other trouble spot] and let God sort them out…]]”

    OK. Well.

    The key to successful diagnosis is dysfunctionality, as the world perceives such.

    What does dysfunction mean?
    “You are not being useful [to me [or to some “end” that I think you should have, “purposively”]” or
    “You’re acting against ‘standards’ for acting”.

    [[I’ve always despised the warped morality of the “Freudian” kind, which means, for me, all psychologists and all psychotherapists, especially the narcotic-wielding DSMers.]]

    Well, anyway.

    You see,
    the significant question on Mars is climatological:
    the Martian climate is generally inhospitable to me:
    it’s arid; it’s airless; it’s cold; it’s far-far-away.

    I’d have to be mad to propose to go there,
    just to show off my energy-prowess,
    while my own planet is tending toward Mars,
    on the dead-planet list of the universe.

    The environment of Mars is a disaster —
    but Bush wants us to think of it as inviting,
    a challenge to our imaginations,
    a madness of reason, caused by its lack,
    a distraction from usefulness.

    Someplace in here, so I think,
    I’ve said what needs to be said —
    neither more nor less, either.

  3. Blair

    To me, it looks like a blurred photo of a human figure, taken in a desert somewhere on Earth. So instead of a UMO or IM, I think it’s more of an MEO — Misidentified Earthly Object.