‘Elongated head’ alien bodies real or a clever hoax?

Mexican journalist and longtime UFO enthusiast Jaime Maussan has presented what he claims to be a discovery – two mummified bodies with elongated heads and three fingers on each hand. Images of these enigmatic beings were unveiled in Mexico’s Congress and have stirred controversy among scientists and skeptics.

For Maussan, this is a momentous revelation in human history. He firmly believes that these bodies, discovered around 2017 in Peru near the Nazca Lines, are unlike anything known on Earth. He asserts that scientific analysis and study results support the claim that these entities are approximately 1,000 years old and not related to any known Earthly species. Intriguingly, one of them, described as a female, was found to contain eggs inside.

Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao, a respected Peruvian bio-anthropologist, is among the voices of skepticism. She dismisses these claims, citing previous alleged finds that were debunked as frauds. Similar discoveries were once regarded as mutilated mummies of pre-Hispanic children, often combined with animal parts.

David Spergel, former head of Princeton University’s astrophysics department, and chair of a NASA report into unidentified anomalous phenomena, insists that samples like these should be made available for testing by the global scientific community.

Maussan, however, is not without controversy. He has previously made claims about remains that were widely criticized. He is also embroiled in a dispute with Peruvian officials over how these specimens left Peru, with questions surrounding their legality.

The testing conducted on these beings is a point of contention. Maussan shared DNA and carbon dating results that he claims support their authenticity. However, a Mexican scientist, at the request of Reuters, reviewed the results and concluded they indicated normal life on Earth. Maussan clarified that the tests were not conducted on the two bodies presented in Mexico to avoid damaging them.

Jose de Jesus Zalce Benitez, Director of the Health Sciences Research Institute of the Secretary of the Navy, supports Maussan’s claims, stating that based on DNA tests, these beings do not match any known species on Earth.


Radiologist technician prepares to do a CT scan on a tiny body of a specimen, that Mexican journalist and UFO enthusiast Jaime Maussan says is not related to any known Earthly species, at Noor Clinic, in Huixquilucan, Mexico | Reuters

In contrast, Julieta Fierro, a scientist at Mexico’s National Autonomous University’s Institute of Astronomy, reviewed Maussan’s test results for Reuters and sees less mystery in the data. She argues that the presence of carbon-14 in the samples suggests they are related to brain and skin tissues from different mummies who died at different times. Fierro emphasizes that the results do not indicate the presence of life compounds that do not exist on Earth.

The scientific community remains divided on this extraordinary discovery. Some experts have labeled it unsubstantiated and a hoax. British physics professor Brian Cox has called for independent verification of the specimens to determine their authenticity.

As the world watches with bated breath, the debate rages on. Are these alien corpses the key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe, or is this another elaborate hoax in the annals of UFO lore? Only time and further investigation will provide the answers.