UFO Sighting: Alien-Like Figure Spotted on The Moon by Google Earth
UFO Sighting: Alien-Like Figure Spotted on The Moon by Google EarthYouTube Screen Shot/wowforreeel

The US space agency NASA has solved the mystery behind the alien like figure on the Moon that was spotted a few weeks ago.

A paranormal researcher by the username WowForReeel posted a video on YouTube with a description "Odd figure on the Moon?", who captured the image from Google Moon, a photographic map of the equatorial region.

"An irregularly shaped dark spot noticed on Google Moon looks like it could be a cast shadow from a massive standing object, or figure. At first I thought maybe it was something drawn into the picture but after going to G. Moon you get the idea," Wowforreeel said in the YouTube description. 

But NASA scientists revealed the truth behind the structure and said that the image is just "dust, an eyelash or scratch on the negative" on the film that captured the image.

Noah Petro, a deputy project scientist for the Lunar Renaissance Orbiter (LROC) mission that is currently orbiting the Moon, explained about the alien like image to Pix11.

Petro said that the image appears to be taken either by the Apollo 15 or NASA's manned missions to the Moon in 1971. He also explained that the recent image of the same location of the lunar surface doesn't show any bizarre structure.

"My best guess is that its something (dust, an eyelash, scratch on the negative) was on the film. Remember, this was in the pre-digital days when all sorts of nasty things could happen to film," Petro told Pix11.

The video, which went viral was posted on the video sharing site on 18 July and in a month it has been viewed by more than 5 million times.

Watch the video below: