Doctors in Mexico City have performed several laboratory tests on the country’s most famous alleged alien corpses as the controversy intensifies.
Are we alone in the world? This is the question that journalist and self-proclaimed “ufologist” Jaime Maussan tries to answer.
Last week, Maussan presented two mummified specimens to the Mexican Congress that, according to him, are the bodies of extraterrestrial beings.
The two small calcareous mummies, with elongated heads and only three fingers on each hand, stunned not only the parliamentarians, but also many people who followed the development of the ceremony on television and on the Internet.
Since then, critics have continued to claim that the bodies have been repeatedly debunked as fakes by scientists and experts.
Last Monday, doctors in Mexico City performed several laboratory tests on the remains.
According to José de Jesús Zalce Benítez, director of the Scientific Institute of Health of the Mexican Navy, the three studies were intended to verify the bone structure of the bodies.
The study showed that the alleged bodies belonged to a single skeleton and were not assembled.
“There is no evidence of any assembly or manipulation of the skulls,” Zalce added.
However, the Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office, together with the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, had begun an investigation years before, when the bodies were found.
The investigation determined that the figures were of “recent manufacture.”
“Creations made with animal and human bones joined with synthetic glue. These, in turn, were covered with a mixture of plant fibers and synthetic glue to simulate a type of skin,” the report added.
There has been a lot of speculation over the last week as more information has come to light, but the question is: what is known so far about the alleged UFOs?
During the plenary session of Congress, Maussan declared under oath that they were non-human beings.
He claimed they were buried in a remote area of Peru and were about 1,000 years old, according to carbon dating tests supposedly carried out by researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
However, these statements have been qualified by the university.
The university’s Physics Institute denied that its studies could serve to prove that the two bodies belonged to extraterrestrials.
Through carbon-14 analysis, they were able to show that the bodies had been buried for 1,000 years in diatomaceous earth, a type of algae that does not allow the growth of bacteria or fungi, making its conservation possible.
In a statement, the institution noted that “they only aim to determine the age of the sample provided by each user and in no case are conclusions drawn about their origin.”
At the Congressional session, Maussan invited military personnel, air traffic controllers, and astronomers to support his theory.
As the theory of supposed extraterrestrial bodies persists, Maussan’s supporters and detractors increase. Meanwhile, the world waits to see if the bodies are proof that there is life beyond Earth.