The arrival of the BepiColombo spacecraft on Mercury in December 2025 should prove if a 10 kilometer-tall tower used to refuel alien flying saucers does exist on the surface of this superheated planet, or if this massive thing is just another example of fanciful pareidolia.

UFOlogists, especially alien hunter Scott C. Waring, keep insisting they’ve spotted this massive tower emplaced in a huge crater based on detailed examination of NASA photos of the planet. They also claim this dark tower has a companion in the form of a gigantic statue next to it that might “hold religious significance.”

These are fantastic claims considering Mercury, the smallest of the eight planets in our solar system, is also a death planet. Having virtually no atmosphere to retain heat, Mercury has surface temperatures that range from −173 degrees Celsius at night to 427 degrees Celsius during the day across the equatorial regions. You freeze to death at night and fry to death by day.

Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, has minimum distance to the solar body of 28.5 million miles. The maximum distance is 43.5 million miles.

Despite these dreadful statistics, Waring remains adamant tha there are aliens on Mercury’s surface. He claims the aliens can construct buildings reaching as tall as 10 km because gravity is weaker on Mercury. Mercury’s gravity is 38 percent that of Earth’s, so a building will weigh 62 percent less on the planet.

“Most craters on other planets and moons are about 10-30km across,” he noted. “So I will take the low number 10 km and the tower is 1/3 the diameter of the crater making it 3 km tall. Now that’s a low end estimate.”

He said if this unknown crater is 30 km across, this tower stands 10 km tall.

“There is also a huge statue of a person praying in the left side of the photograph,” according to the UFO enthusiast.

“This could mean that the tower we see is of religious significance to the aliens species that created it. The tower could also be a docking point for ship too large to land on the planet’s surface.”

But the arrival of BepiColumbo, which was jointly designed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), could prove this refueling tower and the humungous statue of a praying alien are just examples of pareidolia gone wild.

Alleged alien tower on Mercury
Alleged alien tower on Mercury NASA