|Snapshot taken by NASA's Mars Rover|
Today, January 23, in 2008 a picture taken by NASA's rover on Mars began to circulate as "Bigfoot on Mars" despite being four years old at the time.
The news hit the UK first with the The Telegraph reporting, "The photograph, taken in 2004 by the Mars explorer Spirit, appears to show a human shaped object that looks startingly like previous photographs purporting to have captured Bigfoot."
On this side of the Atlantic Ocean, a local ABC affiliate printed this in their Water Cooler section, "Recently, a space enthusiast enlarged a single frame from one of those images, and found a figure that some say resembles some sort of 'Bigfoot' creature."
For the rest of the day the photo went viral and finally made it to Anderson Cooper of CNN. Although Anderson Cooper found it laughable, he did interview a serious documentary director. Watch the video below.
Perhaps our favorite explanation for Bigfoot on Mars is our post we did a few months ago about a comic titled, "Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman" The best tagline from the comic, "Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman is not the story of how Bigfoot became a myth on Earth. It’s the story of how he became a legend of the stars."
You must buy this piece of Bigfoot pop-culture history! You can get your copy here, and get updates of future issues at BigfootComic.com.
|A page from the comic, "Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman"|