John Thomas Didymus
Digital Journal 
May 31, 2013
A Japanese blogger claims to have spotted a lizard running loose on the Martian landscape in a NASA photo. The blogger alerted the website, UFO Sightings Daily, and incredibly, the “discovery” of “life” on Mars has sparked frenzied speculation.
The photo of the Mars “lizard” shows what looks like a reptile with feet, tail and a head. Conspiracy theorists speculate it is either a lizard or a rodent of some sort.
The sighting of a “lizard” on the Martian surface has generated a theory  that NASA could be conducting a scientific experiment by artificially planting life on the otherwise barren Red Planet.
However, in the original image captured by a camera on NASA’s Curiosity Rover, which NASA  posted on its website in March, the “lizard” looks like a rock lying lifeless on the ground (see photos below). But with the benefit of zoom, the presence of alien life is revealed.