Ancient astronaut theorists – who believe aliens visited Earth in prehistoric times – have claimed to have spotted a range of religious icons, including a statue of Buddha and a cross.
Satellite imagery expert Joseph White says the Rover’s images have been tampered with in order to keep these statues from being discovered by the public.
Speaking to the History Channel as part of their Ancient Aliens series, he said: “They [NASA] do so much to destroy these images.
“Basically, what they do is resize them down so that the detail is all lost.”
Theorists have also found photos of elaborate temple-like structures similar to Mayan temples and pyramids, supporting the theory aliens uprooted from Mars and moved to Earth.
Author David Childress said: “Certain structures on Mars may be completely related to structures here on Earth.
“On Mars, we have structures that look like pyramids. There are standing stones and Stonehenge-type structures on Mars.”
David also points out a “structure” on Mars which looks like a Sphinx, as well as an object shaped eerily like a sarcophagus.
Many of these unexplained objects have been spotted in an area known as The City, including a cluster of pyramids similar to the ones found in Egypt.
These pyramid-like mounds follow a similar pattern to the constellation of stars called the Pleiades – a constellation reflected in monuments on Earth.
On the topic, author Giorgio A. Tsoukalos said: “We have to ask ourselves ‘what civilisation built this and what happened to them?”