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What exactly is the “alien mummy” released in Mexico?

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On September 12, a ridiculous scene occurred at the Mexican Congress hearing.

Jaime Maussan , a UFO researcher and Mexican TV host, appeared on stage with two boxes, claiming that they contained the remains of alien creatures.

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The lid of the box opened, revealing two shriveled bodies as white as plaster: about sixty centimeters tall, with round heads, big eyes, and three fingers. In addition, they have an upright stature and complete limbs. At first glance, they look more human than most primates, making people wonder why alien creatures are so unimaginative.

Netizens have said that aliens fit the stereotype too well, and why is the genetic material still DNA? Even a flying fur ball looks more like an alien than the little man Mo Sang brought out!

Mosan vowed that “these non-human creatures are not part of the evolution of our planet.” He introduced that the two remains were more than a thousand years old and he obtained them from Peru in 2017.

As the speech came to an end, no one seemed to take what Mo Sang said seriously, and netizens around the world watched the show. On September 14, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation account posted on Zhihu that “no conclusive evidence of aliens has been found yet.” On the same day, NASA issued a report stating that no aliens had been found.

This is not the first time that UFO enthusiast Mosang has announced the discovery of aliens. As early as 2007, Moissan had promoted a small alien found on a Mexican farm on a TV show, but it was later discovered that it was just a monkey specimen. In 2017, he claimed that five alien remains were found in Peru.

Based on his past experience, Mosang has gained a lot of attention by hyping up fake aliens, writing books and filming videos, and this time he may be repeating his same tactics. The two mysterious bodies he brought to the scene may be from South American mummies or a splicing of human and animal bones.

What exactly is it? Artifacts, mummies or splice monsters?

Life on earth follows a tight evolutionary logic and forms a system of its own. Therefore, extraterrestrial organisms from different evolutionary systems will theoretically be significantly different from known life, and even develop unimaginable forms. Moissan presents an alien that borders on the stereotypical, and it’s hard not to wonder.

But then again, if not aliens, what is this? From a forensic perspective, when seeing suspected wreckage, you can ask a few questions:

  • Is this life?

  • Is this human?

  • Is this an ancient person or a modern person?

  • Is this criminally relevant?

Regarding the remains displayed by Moissan, the question stuck at the first one.

In the live video, the “alien” looks like a skinny mummy, and the details of the internal skeleton cannot be seen. The details of the bones and joints can help us distinguish whether there are traces of human or other animal limbs. In addition, the body may also be made of plaster, Artifacts made of plastic and other materials bonded together.

Since Moissan announced the discovery of (fake) aliens in Peru in 2017, you can find reference answers from his past practices. Of course, it is possible that the materials he presented to the Mexican Congress were the same ones from five years ago.

In 2017, he claimed to have brought evidence of aliens from Nazca, Peru. The five so-called alien remains he introduced turned out to be a patchwork of human remains, animal remains and modern materials.

South American mummies become material for alien fakes

In 2017, Moissan’s five fake alien remains can be divided into two categories.

One is similar to one he showed off in Mexico’s Congress this year: mini-figures with big heads, big eyes and three fingers and toes.

Research has found that these little people are made up of modified animal skulls and human child bones.

Another of the five fake aliens retains local mummies as the main body.

Located in southwestern Peru, Nazca is the center of the ancient Nazca culture and is famous for its mysterious desert giant images. Under the dry climate, like other areas in the Andes, a large number of naturally formed mummies have been preserved here, and there is a unique custom of burial in a sitting position with bent limbs.

One of the bodies of these fake aliens was buried in a typical local sitting position with bent limbs. However, in order to look more like an “alien”, the body’s hands and feet were modified by tomb robbers and speculators into three fingers like the Splicer, and its ears were also cut off.

This act of mutilating human bodies and making fake profits has aroused the anger of the archaeological community. In July 2017, Peruvian scientists issued an announcement condemning the use of human remains to fake aliens.

Another person who has been considered evidence of aliens is the Atacama mummy in Chile, also known as Ata . This was a mummy of a big-headed doll that was only 13 centimeters long, and was ultimately proven to be a human female embryo suffering from a genetic disease.

In 2003, Atta was discovered in a nearly abandoned mining town in the Atacama Desert. It was reportedly wrapped in white cloth and tied with a purple ribbon.

Atta was later sold to a Spanish businessman. His mini body, large eye sockets, and bulging head were all in line with people’s imagination of aliens, and they were once regarded as potential evidence of alien life’s visit to Earth.

But later research proved that Atta’s weirdness may be due to a disease caused by genetic mutations. She is just a poor human baby and has nothing to do with aliens.

In 2018, scientists from Stanford University and the University of California studied Atta’s chromosomes and found seven genetic mutations related to human development. Scientists speculate that these mutations led to abnormally rapid bone development, giving the fetus a skeleton at the level of a six-year-old child, and the skull closed prematurely. Therefore, Atta may have been a stillborn baby or died shortly after birth.

South America has preserved the largest number of naturally-dried mummies in the world, and the use of mummies for counterfeiting for profit has become a problem that the local cultural community cannot ignore. Under the business of fake aliens, corruption and tomb robbing are endless, forming a chain of interests.

Suspiciously, as a Mexican, Moissan never revealed where or how he got his (fake) aliens from Peru.

Relying on the chain of interests, the mummy and the fake alien, two unrelated things, unexpectedly met.

Although netizens around the world lamented that Moissan’s fake aliens were too fake, he succeeded in relying on pseudoscience to attract attention. This also makes people wonder, if they were real mummies and real aliens, would they… get so much attention?

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