A conspiracy theorist has bizarrely claimed to have found a massive figure emerging from the snow in Antarctica.
The icy region is often the subject of fantastical conspiracies, with believers often claiming the snowy landscape is hiding everything from ancient civilisations to Nazi bases.
Scott C Waring, who has himself gained a reputation for his truly outrageous beliefs, thinks he has also made a discovery in Antarctica and posted it to YouTube channel ET Data Base.
In the video, he shows his subscribers a location on Antarctica using Google Earth.
As he zooms in, a “human-like” figure appears near the edge of a mountain range in the South Pole.
Scott moves the cursor around the bulging shape and calls it an “alien figure”.
He says: “Now I say alien, because honestly, what kind of figure could be 20 metres tall?
“It just doesn’t make sense, there’s an alien figure out there. Some 20-metre alien wandering around the Antarctica.”
The so-called truth-seeker measures the dark, shaded figure that almost is reminiscent of a round head, an inverted triangular body and two pointed edges below.
“We are going to take a measure from head to toe,” Scott continues. “22.69 metres. That is pretty awesome.”
It appears that Scott has put in a lot of imagination to the “alien-like figure”, he also hinted viewers might have told him it is “an alien making snow angels”.
Viewers were fascinated by his new findings.
One said: “Certainly it is strange without a doubt those beings found in Casa Rosa Argentina under the bridge in New York still a lot of strange things are to be found.”
A second viewer added: “This is crazy! How did you find that?”
But some think he has gone too far and tried to point out that it could be something more related to the natural surroundings.
“20 meters would have a shadow,” one pointed out.
Another one commented: “It’s just a rock partially uncovered from the snow. It’s a rock!”
The most likely explanation behind the sighting is pareidolia – a phenomenon where our brains see patterns in randomness.
The human brain is essentially hard-wired to recognise shapes in objects, when we use an area of the brain known as the right fusiform face area to process faces.
This area also becomes engaged when we perceive faces in other objects, therefore it’s easy to get confused for “seeing faces” in Scott’s video.
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