Earlier this week, two alleged three-fingered “non-human alien corpses” reportedly discovered in the city of Cusco, Peru were put on display during an official event in Congress in Mexico City.
The “alien corpses” were said to be around 1,000 years old, and according to testimony given under oath, one-third of the corpses’ DNA is “unknown” and not part of “our terrestrial evolution.”
“These specimens are not part of our evolutionary history on Earth. These aren’t beings that were found after a UFO wreckage,” journalist and UFOlogist Jaime Maussan said. “They were found in diatom (algae) mines, and were later fossilized.”
The “alien corpses” were presented to Mexican Congress by Maussan and military medical doctor José de Jesús Zalce Benítez.
The least surprising part of their presentation is the fact that actual scientists thinks it’s complete malarkey.
“Let me tell you that all this is complete nonsense,” Rafael Bojalil-Parra, research reinforcement director at Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAD) in Mexico City, told Live Science in an email. “That our Congress gives a forum to this self-proclaimed UFOlogist is a reflection of the anti-scientific mood that prevails in our country today.”
Interestingly, Maussan also claimed during his testimony that the “alien” bodies were tested at Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) using radiocarbon dating to determine the DNA evidence.
That claim too drew the ire of actual scientists.
“Radiocarbon dating is based on Carbon 14 atoms which are created when the sun’s radiation strikes the Earth’s upper atmosphere,” David Anderson, an assistant professor of anthropology at Radford University in Virginia, told Live Science in an email. “To radiocarbon date extraterrestrial beings, we would have to know what the rate of production of 14-C was on their home planet, not ours.”
“The simple reality is that it is now profitable — figuratively and literally — to push narratives that ‘elites’ are inflicting their will on the broader people through devious, conspiratorial, and at times supernatural means,” said Jeb Card, an assistant teaching professor of anthropology at Miami University in Ohio.
The search continues…