When the survey team found “The Elephant,” There was great debate among the colonists about what the discovery of the rock formation meant. Ten lightyears from Earth, the explorers split into two camps.
One group claimed it was proof that they weren’t the first humans to reach the planet. Clandestine settlers must’ve carved it as a marker or a memorial.
The others claimed it was merely pareidolia, and that wind and water flow had carved the likeness at random into the icy surface of the cliff.
Both groups fell silent when the creature shook off the ice and started walking.

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