Written by Will Farrar
For Richard C Hoagland's The Other Side Of Midnight Friday/Saturday January 29th 2016 Show.
The sister article to this is on Keith Laney's The Hidden Mission page: Whole Lotta Faking Going On...
President Obama's "Head Statue" found on Mars = Easily Proven FAKE
Image 1: Here is where the story starts. Scott C. Waring's UFOSIGHTINGSDAILY Website: http://www.ufosightingsdaily.com/2014/11/ancient-head-found-on-mars-close-up-hd.html First labeled "Ancient Head Found On Mars Close Up" as you can see from the URL now labeled with the "Looks Like President Obama" after going viral. This was taken from Neville Thompson's rendering of "Everest Panorama" on the GigaPan website which is linked in the article. It looks as if no attempt to find the real "Raw Image" from NASA's archives and compare the two was never done.
Image 2: Later that night a two minute video was put out by YouTube user "Paranormal Crucible" using a computer generated voice that at the end says "I often wonder if we will ever get to the real truth on these mars anomalies or are we destined to remain in the shadows of darkness". Well lets get to some "Truth" about Paranormal Crucible.
*** Lets quickly prove the image has been deliberate faked by comparing the two images. ***
Image 3: As you can clearly see from the actual "RAW IMAGE" that the "Enhancement" done by the makers of the "Paranormal Crucible" video have basically changed the rocky features on this small pile of rocks to make it more like a face by using various tools such as blur, contrast, and gamma. All these tools can be great for finding and pulling out anomalies when used in the correct manner and does not create a false vision that the author wants your eyes to experience.
This comparison took me about 5 minutes to research and find the correct RAW IMAGE and create the file above for you to see how utterly fake this is. Anyone with Internet access could download both of these images and look at them side by side. There is NO REASON for this to be taken seriously and with the hundreds of REAL anomalous and interesting images being sent back from Mars this deliberately hurts the quest for "Truth". At the bottom of this article I will show you a sample of the articles that this one pile of rocks has started. They go viral in days and are spread through the internet discrediting all Mars findings as "Tricks of the mind" and then used by the media and TV channels to lump every Mars researcher and anomaly in with these fakes. Source Image From NASA: http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/p/620/2P181404021EFFAERFP2292L7M1.JPG
Image 4: The Why?
The Paranormal Crucible channel seems to be doing this for one reason and one reason only. Money. That is the only thing I can think of unless they are a total disinformation outlet which it does seem to act as in the past by taking good work by honest investigators and painting these images over the real ones as pointed out on Keith Laney's website and during this whole series and muddies the water. Above is a snapshot of how much money this one video has been estimated by http://www.socialblade.com to generate in revenue by the Paranormal Crucible channel operators. Social Blade is a website that estimates the potential earnings of YouTube video authors by calculating various statistics from the channel. As you can see in Image 5 below that the channel has potentially made up to $160,000 dollars in the last year creating these fast videos with false information and very little information about what we are really looking at.
** I am not sure why Scott Waring allows these to be posted on his website and claim 98% chance of it being fact. His website does not have advertising on it and he claims to be searching for truth when in reality claiming that a pile of rocks is 98% fact without checking the NASA RAW IMAGE does nothing but create misinformation that is eventually used by the media outlets to slander the people who are searching for the same so called truth that he is.
The Media Takes Over...
Here is a taste of the media reporting on the "Obama Head On Mars".. You will notice if you read through them that they have combined Scott's quotes & Paranormal Crucible's videos and in the same article lump everyone else in with the fakers to make it seem that there is NOTHING to find on Mars. Everything is just shadow and lights. Here is a screenshot of a orange box that the Daily Mail uses in almost EVERY Mars anomaly article. Once again none of these outlets did any research to find the original images and properly debunk it. They just fan the fire and use other peoples images and work to pump out their click bait article and earn money while making real researchers look dumb and keeping people from real findings.
The Pattern: On a final note just months later a subscriber on my channel sent me an image of a box looking object on Mars. It was symmetrical, It was out of place, It takes NO enhancing to see it (not that enhancing is bad when done correctly) and they tie it in with these fakes. The problem with the fake stuff is that the water is muddied for anything interesting researchers find in Space. Here is the link where I am labeled a "Alien Hunter" and lumped in.. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2889885/Alien-hunters-spot-COFFIN-Mars-want-Nasa-closer-look-mysterious-box-shaped-rock.html