Big news from Mars this week, as the red planet prepares for a surge in tourist traffic by building the planet’s first traffic lights and even a full-scale replica of India itself to greet their latest visitors.
Could this be a sign the Martians have decided to welcome the flow of Earthlings? Or a space tourist trap?
Bizarre traffic lights were spotted for the first time on Mars this week while India’s Space Research Organization simultaneously announced today they have discovered what appears to be a full-scale replica of their home country in shadow on the surface of the planet.
Never seen before, the Martian traffic lights, circled in red here, appeared in a NASA photo sent by the Curiosity rover and while some observers believe the arrangement of rocks might be a totem and not a traffic light, Space Journalist Joe White insists it is a traffic light.
“I saw this one and I thought right away, ‘hang on that is a traffic light,” stated Joe White on his Youube channel ArtAlienTV.
At the same time, India’s new Mars mission announced they have discovered a full-scale recreation of their country on the surface of Mars.
“OMG India map on Mars!” wrote Saurabh Gupta with great excitement on the Indian Space Research Organizations Facebook page.
The outline of India appeared in shadow over a region of the planet known as Meridiani Planum and it remains unclear if it represents a real structure or a Martian mirage.
But is the light-and-shadow show intended to welcome Earthlings? Or lure them into an elaborate trap? That still remains unclear.
Many Martian observers believe this could be a sign the Martians have stopped hiding underground and maybe be preparing for interplanetary tourism instead while more alien-ated observers believe these could represent an elaborate trap by the natives.
“This is a welcome wagon in progress,” stated on upbeat observer. “These Martians are no fools. They know we’re coming whether they like it or not now and they are preparing for us.”
Preparing for us?
“Looks like a space tourist trap to me,” stated Supernatural Survivologist Seth Greening, unabashedly interviewing himself in a statement this morning. “Think about it. A friendly-seeming beacon of familiarity to make visitors feel at home-away-from home combined with a structure to control the flow of movement? All that’s missing now are the overpriced souvenir vendors and the delicious deep-fried street foods that kill.”
“Oh wait! That totally describes the jelly doughnuts previously spotted on the surface. The Martians have clearly abandoned plans to invade Earth and are now planning to take us out on their home turf!”
Until we know more, visitors to Mars are advised to pack their own lunches and not be fooled by any displays of familiarity or follow any dubious traffic lights, no matter how bad you may have to use the toilet. Use your space suite or hold it until you get home.
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