Huge monoliths have been discovered on celestial bodies inside our solar system, and scientists are unable to interpret their meaning and origins. When the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft was mapping the small moon of Mars, Phobos, and sent its incredible images from the small, potato-shaped moon back to Earth, ufologists had a field day speaking about the mysterious structure that was clearly visible on the surface of Phobos.
Martian monolith was photographed by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, from about 180 miles (300 km) above. According to scientists at the University of Arizona, this intriguing object is projected out of the martian surface and appears to be perfectly rectangular, standing in an upright position and measuring about 5 meters across.
In 2009, Yisrael Spinoza, a spokesman for the HiRISE department of the university’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory stated: “It would be unwise to refer to it as a “monolith” or “structure” because that implies something artificial like it was put there by someone for example. In reality, it’s more likely that this boulder has been created by breaking away from the bedrock to create a rectangular-shaped feature.”
Nothing in the vicinity has a similar shape or size, so what is it? What is its purpose? And who placed it there?
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The image seems to resemble the black monolith that appears during the key moments of man’s evolution in Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Is it possible that there used to be an ancient civilization on Mars?
Monolith On Phobos
The discussion on the monolith became more intense when Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to land on the Moon, jumped into the matter.
He said: “We should visit the moon of Mars, there’s a monolith there, a very unusual structure on this little potato-shaped object that revolves around Mars once every seven hours. When people find out about that they are going to say, “Who put that there? Who put that there?” Well, the universe put it there, or if you choose, God put it there.”
The monolith is a bright object near Stickney crater, described as a “building-sized” boulder, which casts a prominent shadow. It was discovered by Efrain Palermo, who did extensive surveys of Martian probe imagery, and later confirmed by Lan Fleming, an imaging sub-contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center.
Fleming, who studied Mars and other solar system anomalies, examined the picture of Phobos and stated that the so-called monolith is just a physical anomaly and that there are many others found in different parts of our solar system.
Buzz’s participation in the Phobos’ monolith mystery encouraged UFO hunters and other researchers to search for the sign of alien life on Mars. In 2020, self-proclaimed UFO enthusiast Scott Waring claimed to have found the legendary alien monolith on a verified European Space Agency (ESA) image of the Mars moon Phobos.
He wrote on his personal blog:
“Last night, I decided to take a look at the ESA site and the first photo I came across was in HD… and was of the Mars moon Phobos. This ESA image was just put up for the public to see on Dec 6, 2016, so it’s the newest out. There was only 25% of the moon visible because there was a shadow over its other 25%. I thought I could add light to the HD photo in order to explore the other 25% and low and behold, I made a huge discovery… the Buzz Aldrin monolith.”
“It’s much bigger than any of us thought. We all assumed that the monolith was this tall rectangular structure that was found about 5 years ago, but it wasn’t. That was nothing. This new structure is very big and must have been smudged out using photoshop on most other Phobos photos in existence. The ESA editors must have missed this one because it’s 100% evidence that aliens have constructed it and used the Mars moon as a space station…and maybe controlling the moon, its orbit, speed even today.”
“Phobos is 7 miles in radius, that’s 11km. So if we use this full photo of Phobos and compare it to the structure, we find that the length of the structure is 1/5 that of Phobos, meaning the structure or ship is approximately 1.4 miles long or 2.2km. That’s huge! Buzz was right!”
Eisenhower White House On Phobos Being Artificial
In 1960, Dr. S. Fred Singer, special advisor to President Eisenhower on space developments said: “Phobos, generally accepted as a celestial body, actually may be an artificial satellite launched long ago by an advanced Martian race.” This claim was also supported by astronomer Carl Sagan and Russian author Shklovskii.
The monolith on Phobos is truly an anomaly that cannot be easily debunked. It stretches approximately 90 meters from ground level and is located in a desolate region of Phobos, making its origin even more questionable. The object could be interrelated to the other one found on Mars. Could these be surviving artifacts of a long-forgotten martian civilization?