New ‘alien mummy’ scans suggest they were not assembled or manipulated

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Two “aliens” that were presented to Mexico’s Congress last week by a discredited ufologist have been tested anew by doctors on Tuesday, amid cries from scientists of a hoax.

The small skeletons, some 60 centimetres in length, had prompted a bizarre break in congressional proceedings when Jaime Maussan presented them to MPs in large wooden caskets.

Maussan claimed the bodies were found in Peru, were “non-human beings that are not part of our terrestrial evolution” and about 1000 years old.

The “alien mummy” presented to the Mexican Congress on September 13, 2023 by a journalist and UFO enthusiast who said it was 1000 years old.Credit: Screengrab/ABC7 US

However, scientists and academics dismissed the discoveries as yet another stunt by Maussan in his quest to prove the existence of aliens. The lab that conducted the carbon dating distanced itself from its finding too, saying it had only inspected some isolated tissue.

But doctors at a laboratory in Mexico City carried out X-rays and CT scans of the bodies on Tuesday.

Jose de Jesus Zalce Benitez, the director of the Health Sciences Research Institute of the Secretary of the Navy, which carried out the tests, said they showed the bodies had not been assembled or manipulated. That contradicted earlier suggestions that they had been assembled with animal or human bones.

“[They] belong to a single skeleton that has not been joined to other pieces,” he said.

E.T. as we know him from the movie.Credit: Universal

Footage of the team carrying out the tests shows one of the bodies bearing an elongated head, two slanted eyes and a small upturned nose. While it bears a resemblance to fictional depictions of aliens, Steven Spielberg’s E.T. in particular, scientists have yet to suggest that they are indeed from another planet.

One theory put forward by academics and archaeologists is that the remains are mummified human bodies.

The Peruvian government has said they are pre-Hispanic objects, with officials there saying that they have begun a criminal probe into how the bodies left the country.

Maussan, 70, has said he was innocent and has done “absolutely nothing illegal”.

However, he could not explain how the corpses came into his possession and has a history of peddling discredited narratives around aliens.

He appeared in a 2017 TV documentary about other remains found near the Nazca Lines, which experts have said appeared to feature doctored mummies.

Of his recent finds, he said he would reveal all “at an appropriate time”.

Dan Evans, an assistant deputy associate administrator for research at NASA, said earlier this week of potential extra-terrestrial activity: “Our primary goal today is to steer away from speculation and conspiracy theories and towards a scientific and rational approach, and this is achieved through rigorous data analysis.”

The Telegraph, London

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