When you think of an alien what is the first thing that comes to your mind? You might be thinking of a tall, green man. What if i told you that is actually not the definition of an alien. Extraterrestrial life, sometimes colloquially referred to as “alien life”, is life that may occur outside Earth and which did not originate on Earth. Therefore any other signs of life discovered outside of the earth is an alien.
Does this mean that plants outside of the earth would count as an alien? At the moment scientists are debating if plants should count as aliens — some believe they should and some believe they shouldn’t. There has been a discovery of a type of fungi on the planet Mars, there has been a lot of controversy about this discovery. ( some info on the fungus) Fungi thrive in radiation intense environments. Sequential photos document that fungus-like Martian specimens emerge from the soil and increase in size, including those resembling puffballs (Basidiomycota). After obliteration of spherical specimens by the rover wheels, new sphericals–some with stalks–appeared atop the crests of old tracks.
There is ancient evidence including UFO’s make an appearance in paintings from thousands of years ago. For example, ‘The Madonna with Saint Giovannino’, otherwise known as the UFO painting.this is one of the most important pieces of alien evidence and is not very well-known. Created in the 15th century, it depicts the Virgin Mary and in the backdrop of the painting, a man and his dog staring up at a hovering disk-like object that is suspiciously familiar. And this painting isn’t alone either, with everything from ancient cave paintings to Sanskrit Scrolls all depicting alien life. A sighting even crops up in the Bible in The Book of Ezekiel. Either this is compelling evidence, or humanity has a rich tradition of conspiracy theorists. Which one sounds more believable?
Roycemore School – DMSF Class of 2026