Much ado on Mars, maybe

Echoing the cogitation that earned other people the 1996 Ig Nobel Prize for biodiveristy and the 1997 Ig Nobel Prize for astronomy, Ohio University Professor Emeritus William Romoser has announced a planetload of his own discoveries.

The university celebrated Romoser’s recent findings, in a November 19, 2019 press release that says:

Photos show evidence of life on Mars, Ohio entomologist claims

As scientists scramble to determine whether there is life on Mars, Ohio University Professor Emeritus William Romoser’s research shows that we already have the evidence, courtesy of photographs from various Mars rovers.

Dr. Romoser, who specializes in arbovirology and general/medical entomology, has spent several years studying photographs from the red planet that are available on the Internet. He found numerous examples of insect-like forms, structured similarly to bees, as well as reptile-like forms, both as fossils and living creatures. He presented his findings Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in St. Louis, Missouri.

Romoser’s Not-as-Recent Martian Findings

Romoser earlier discovered other surprising objects on Mars. He issued reports about some of these things:

Romoser issued (writing on ResearchGate) an invitation: “Please check out my new website:“. If you take up Romoser’s invitation, you will find this message:

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Okamura’s 1996 Ig Nobel Prize

The 1996 Ig Nobel Prize for biodiversity was awarded to Chonosuke Okamura of the Okamura Fossil Laboratory in Nagoya, Japan, for discovering the fossils of dinosaurs, horses, dragons, princesses, and more than 1000 other extinct “mini-species,” each of which is less than 1/100 of an inch in length.

Hoagland’s 1997 Ig Nobel Prize

The 1997 Ig Nobel Prize for astronomy was awarded to Richard Hoagland of New Jersey, for identifying artificial features on the moon and on Mars, including a human face on Mars and ten-mile high buildings on the far side of the moon.

Hoagland documented his work, in the book The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA,1996.

UPDATE (November 22, 2019): University Deletes Press Release Claiming Evidence of Bugs on Mars”