Monkey’s Space Trip ‘Faked’?

It was too good to be true. Iran’s fabled space monkey may have been, well, a fable. Under close examination, it appears that the monkey that returned from space had a birthmark over its eye and the monkey who left did not, leading to some to wonder if it is even the same monkey. Also, while the images were widely circulated by Iranian state television, no one seems to have any evidence of these rockets. The U.S. government has long had suspicions as well. But no one has explored the possibility that the birthmark was added by aliens.