Conspiracy theorists went into overdrive after spotting a 'mysterious plume of smoke' near a dormant Martian volcano, with many claiming this as proof that alien life exists on the red planet and we're being lied to here on Earth.

 

Allegations of a NASA-led cover up spread like wildfire online, with popular conspiracy theory YouTube channel secureteam10 producing an eight-minute long exposé entitled, 'Something MAJOR Happened On Mars.. Are They Hiding It?'

"There was an explosion – I don't know whether it was a volcano or something detonated," Tyler Glockner of secureteam10 told his audience, during a video which has amassed almost 390,000 views since publication on October 20.