The Arrangers at the Place of Books, Writing on the Walls (and another volume)

This is a view of the Place of Books as Curiosity was moving away from the hill.

This is how I see it: After the clerics / librarians had passed into oblivion there came the arrangers. The arrangers seeded onto a planet with little landmarks and so they arranged what had been left behind to make their landmarks, because they travelled by air. That’s why they made faces and other shapes out of the hill tops using whatever was lying around, be it gold or wood, stone or paper….
This is the top of the hill on the approach to the Place of Books. It’s very pretty, there are a couple of books here, but the landscape art was so nice I left them out.

There is a video at the end of this post with writing on the wall and a nice big book with torn spine shown in this small image .


This is the hill top as it is in the RAW image

Rather than make a gallery I decided to just upload the pictures so that you can scroll through them. I think the quality is better that way.

First, Top of the Hill – different filters show different details

There are a couple of books in the middle of this next one

Last but by no means least – The writing on the stones and a few more books and objects –

All from images found here



All images in this post were sourced from NASA Curiosity Rover

Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS



A Book on Mars with Picture of Author on Spine

No words needed

more books


This image was taken by Mastcam: Right (MAST_RIGHT) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1600 (2017-02-05 04:30:16 UTC).

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS


Shot in the Head on Mars – Video posted

I hadn’t posted a video with the blog post about the Brain on Mars that has a foreign body in the side of it, so here it is, it’s an update to the original posting

Birds on Mars? sol 1601- Today’s Curiosity images

Screenshot From 2017-02-06 22:42:59


The first time I noticed it.

This is from the same image as the structure below

This is what I was looking at.

The same image is lightened below

In the top part of the shadow of the “roof” is a grey shape that seems to be flying past.

Below is the whole image smaller size and I have altered the levels of light. The bird shape is in the middle at the far left side.

The original image is at

It’s also visible in this image from the other NAVCAM

I was really surprised so looked around the other images and found this:

This is lightened again. I think I can see the pale outline of a wing. The body position is different from the first one.

Here they are side by side

This short silent video is a forensic exploration of the second of these bird images:

Here’s where it begins to get strange.

The second bird is from this image, lightened here and smaller size. it was taken a couple of minutes later. I have drawn a ring around the bird:

The source for this is at this link:

On another NAVCAM-Left image bird one is visible, standing on the white square  thing:

It’s in the right-centre of this image, also smaller size and lightened: the link is here

Let’s compare the three images:

    The last one has been enlarged a bit more than the others. I think it has moved a little.

It isn’t there in this one:

found at:


All three birds were in the distance. The clearest image after applying levels was the second one shown here in the RAW original levels of light and dark

It is standing on a log shape.

Then I found this in another image:

This is from
“This image was taken by Navcam: Right B (NAV_RIGHT_B) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1601 (2017-02-06 03:17:36 UTC).”

There is another image taken at exactly the same time – “This image was taken by Navcam: Left B (NAV_LEFT_B) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1601 (2017-02-06 03:17:36 UTC)”

Actual size  enlarged

I looked at this and wondered if the missing blacked out part of the other image had something like a bird in it, and if so could this obscure image have any clues?

I have lightened it by levels and drawn where I saw the outlines of the image:

I have demonstrated how I did this – without it being an imaginary concoction, and shown some of my exploration in this video below which is about 15 minutes or so

All these images are
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Links found to all the RAW images used in this post from sol 1601 at this link:

Tiny, fragile and hidden thing in a Curiosity Image, what is it?

Curiosity has sent this image of a fragile, delicate looking small device placed by someone on top of a large metallic object.

I found this large object and wondered what it is. It’s out of place. I wondered if something fell off the rover because it looks metallic. There’s a few marks indicating the rover might have investigated it perhaps. It’s too shiny and solid to be clay. Clay wouldn’t keep it’s shape unless it was fired and the surface looks shiny and metallic not glassy or glazed.

Looking closer I was pretty shocked to see such a delicate tiny thing on the top of it. It has the look of something meant to transmit or receive signals. It can’t have survived geological disturbance so how did it get there? What is it for? Who made it and put it there? Are there little people on Mars?

Source Image: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Music: Portals by Hypnocat and you can find it on Soundcloud :

Some other surprising finds

Electric Kiln on Mars
A Brain on Mars

Two creepy videos, Using gimp to look deeper – Spider on Mars!!

I found a spidery being! 

Two videos demonstrating a method I use to find anomalies in NASA’s Curiosity Rover images.

This is in the second video. All source files and credits are below each of the videos.

No sound on these so play some music and sit back and enjoy.

First a short one showing human faces that don’t seem to be coincidental

No sound on this video. The image has a Lot of visual noise. I haven’t attempted to sharpen it. This is different colour filters of a small portion of this NASA image. The area is on top of a mound where I can see anomalies. There seems to be a figure crouching near a massive collection of sculptures of macabre human heads and further right an unfortunate person appears to be crushed under a stone.
Perhaps it’s my active imagination, perhaps Mars has. or has had, humans living there. Decide for yourself
Image Credit :Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSS

Last but not least:

There are creepy things on Mars

This silent video shows my use of colour filters using gimp (open source )

This is to demonstrate for the viewer the method I have used to filter colour with no alterations to the image content.

I paste the image in twice, first as the basic image and once again as a layer and only filter colour in the top layer so that no part of the image is lost. Colour is selected by using a colour picker to pick up colour samples within the image.

This image was taken by Mastcam: Right (MAST_RIGHT) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1429 (2016-08-13 10:06:48 UTC).
Image Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
No sound, put on some music and sit back, you are in for a surprise.

I was looking at Sol 1429 because there are a lot of images and many interesting features on that day. I particularly like the grotesque landmarks on the tops of these hills and mounds, with ugly grimaces like many old megaliths on Earth.
I was thinking that I seem to have found artefacts that could easily have come from our own ancestors on many of these images – as have many other people – but the civilisation are gone, there isn’t sufficient oxygen for them to live there now.
However, I have found quite a few bits of things indicating to me (if I put aside my preconceptions and expectations), that _little_ people could be there. They wouldn’t need so much oxygen.
I have an idea that life is seeded as and when the conditions are right. We know that Mars was once clothed with seas and trees, and now it has different conditions to Earth. Any life form may be completely unexpected by us, as we know nothing else except for our world.
Consider the variety of life forms here. Allow a little imaginative indulgence for that’s how we learn and adapt to the new.
Anyway I have found insects, spidery and horrible so here you are, and here’s how I look for them with just colour filters. Enjoy.

Injury to a Detailed Mammal Brain in a Curiosity Image Sol 0580


I have accidentally found this petrified, or dehydrated, or fossilised, or representation of an animal/ mammal/hominid? brain in a Curiosity Rover Mars Image. I can demonstrate that this is what it is. I have added notations showing that this object is, or is a representation of, an animal brain below

The image above has a filter applied to show the detail more clearly, for the untouched RAW image scroll down this post and visit the links. All images from Mars are reproduced here with Credit to NASA/JPL Caltech

The brain shaped object is from image

a detail of this RAW image is shown here at smaller size



The markings and notations are from comparison with this image found at


Please compare them


It has all the noted points of the Earthly animal brain.

The entire RAW image below






An enlarged view with minimal colour filtering reveals something lodged into the side of the brain. It seems this creature may have died as a result of a foreign body inserted into the brain.



This is visible on the RAW image


If you look closely there is some red shading around it, which may or may not be an addition to the uploaded RAW image


To compare here is the notated image again


The image below is a screenshot of the description of a multimedia composite image that has been white balance by the uploaders at NASA


The image described here is shown reduced size and can be found at this link


As you can see, as it is a composite image made of several RAW images, the brain is in the centre background and enlarging the image creates distortion, see below

Because of the distortion I decided to find the RAW image as the description said it is an image taken on Sol 580

compare the enlarged multimedia detail with the RAW detail below

from_nasa_multimediamultimedia      from_jpl_rawRAW

I was very pleased and surprised when finding it as I realised what I was looking at.


ALL these points are present in the image