The alien structures cover anywhere between five and 20 percent of the lunar surface if the conspiracy theory is to be believed. Prominent UFO researcher Scott C Waring claims to have discovered the lunar anomalies in an archival photograph of the Moon. The black and white photo shows twisted shapes and figures, including one resembling a goblin-like face.
Mr Waring highlighted his supposed discoveries in Yellow, claiming he is confident this is the real deal.
He said: “This is a Moon photo of the southern polar region taken in 1994.
“The photo is black and white and shows lots of unique structures in it.
“I wanted to find exactly how many structures, so I went through it, colouring the structures yellow.”
Aliens on the Moon: A UFO hunter claims to have found alien structures on the Moon (Image: US NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY/SCOTT WARING)
Aliens on the Moon: Mr Waring believes these are extraterrestrial structures (Image: SCOTT WARING)
The UFO hunter claims to have found about 20 structures in total but is convinced there are more.
Some of the anomalies are roughly triangular while others are undefined yellow blows.
However, there appears to be no reason why these supposed structures are anything more than just rocks.
Mr Waring said: “I only highlighted identified the structures that I was 100 percent confident about.
“There was even a cross, distinct, detailed, modern, without doubt… a cross.
“Although I have identified about five percent of the polar region to be structures, I summarise it may be closer to 20 percent.”
This is not the first time Mr Waring has made bizarre claims about the lunar surface.
He has previously shared photos of what he thinks is an alien temple on the Moon.
The UFO hunter has also claimed to have found a 50-mile structure that is absolute proof of alien life.
Scott Waring, ET Data Base: I only highlighted identified the structures that I was 100 percent confident about
Aliens on the Moon: This photo of the lunar south pole was taken in 1994 (Image: US NAVAL RESEACH LABORATORY)
However, there is no concrete evidence to back any of these claims.
Instead, scientists believe the UFO sightings can be explained through an effect known as pareidolia.
Pareidolia is a form of apophenia, which describes the tendency to connect the dots between unrelated objects.
For instance, pareidolia can cause people to see shapes and patterns where they do not exist.
In its simplest form, people might see smiling faces in car bumpers.
According to astronomer Larry Sessions, the effects is more developed in some and less in others.
He said: “Seeing recognizable objects or patterns in otherwise random or unrelated objects or patterns is called pareidolia.
“It’s a form of apophenia, which is a more general term for the human tendency to seek patterns in random information.
“Everyone experiences it from time to time. Seeing the famous man in the Moon is a classic example from astronomy.”