Claims suggesting there’s a massive face buried beneath the ice on Antarctica have gone viral. However, this is a clear example of Pareidolia–the tendency for the incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern, or meaning known to the observer.
Over the years, numerous weird things have been reported by news outlets around the globe, from Pyramids in Antarctica to crashed U̳F̳O̳s and secret a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ and government bases.
In other words, Antarctica has become a repository for Conspiracy theories, leading many people to speculate about the true nature of the frozen continent. Over the years, many people have believed that worldwide governments are keeping secrets in Antarctica and even traces of long-lost c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s on the frozen continent.
One of the most famous conspiracy theories concerning Antarctica is the alleged supermassive, snow-topped pyramids lurking in “plain sight.” These apparent structures–which geologists say are no more than natural formations– are said to be the remnants of extremely A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s that inhabited Earth before our “c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳” came into existence.
Of course, physical evidence that supports the idea the Pyramids of Antarctica are real is nonexistent, probably because they are nothing more than mountains. Many other natural formations exist; many people tend to mistake them for actual, human-made pyramids.
Nevertheless, people have written and talked about them for years.
Antarctica’s Giant Face
People have now found a new thing to talk about. A giant face. And not just any significant beginning, but a massive a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ look, which according to some theories, was left behind by a highly advanced a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳ that worshiped a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s.
The grimacing face found thanks to Google Earth is supposedly carved into a remote region in southeast Antarctica, adding to the list of anomalies on the frozen continent.
The satellite image was first shared by an Instagram account known for promoting alleged U̳F̳O̳ videos. U̳F̳O̳_Scandinava had uploaded a video showing a man zooming in and out of a satellite screenshot from Google Earth.
The area where the alleged “giant face” is located is strangely shaped, giving the impression that whatever is beneath it has eyes, a nose, and a mouth.
Another U̳F̳O̳/Conspiracy channel eventually picked up the image, this time on YouTube, this time called thirdphaseofthemoon.
The channel’s admins think that the supermassive face is highly A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳, possibly even a megastructure left behind by a long-gone c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳.
In a video where thirdphaseofthemoon reviews the giant face, one of the narrators asks where “this could be something that was left behind by the A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s that inhabited Antarctica in the past?”
They claim that the accelerated melting of ice in the continent reveals structures that have remained hidden from humanity for time immemorial.
And many people are convinced that the conspiracy theorists are onto something.
Among the many commentators on YouTube, one user wrote that the face is not natural and that nature isn’t possible to make stuff like that. The commentator argues the face resembles a Viking and has a metal helmet visible on top of the head.
Other users commenting on the YouTube video seemed more rational, saying that the alleged face is purely natural and entirely random, reminiscent of ice with many cracks.
But despite claims of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ races, lost c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s, and massive faces buried beneath the ice.
That phenomenon is called Pareidolia, a strange effect that makes our brain see familiar shapes, structures, and even patterns where they do not exist.
Many images of Earth’s moon and even photographs of the surface of Mars are said to show evidence of lost c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s, a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s, and secret bases.
But NASA has dismissed all of those as being Pareidolia.
According to the US Space Agency: “Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.
“There are many examples of this phenomenon on Earth and in space.”
Pareidolia can genuinely do wonders. It can make you see traces of A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s on distant planets.