LIMA (Reuters) – Two “alien mummies” that mysteriously appeared at the Peruvian capital’s airport last October have entirely terrestrial origins, according to a scientific analysis revealed on Friday.
The two small specimens were described as humanoid dolls by experts at a news conference in Lima, and likely made from human and animal parts. Another three-fingered hand, believed to come from Peru’s Nazca region, was also analyzed, with experts ruling out any links to extraterrestrial life.
“These are not aliens. They are dolls made from animal bones from this planet put together with modern synthetic glue,” said Flavio Estrada, an archaeologist at the Peruvian Institute of Forensic Medicine and Sciences. forensic.
“It’s totally a made-up story,” Estrada added.
The two figurines were found in the offices of the carrier DHL at Lima airport in a cardboard box and looked like mummified bodies dressed in traditional Andean clothing. Some media then speculated about a possible extraterrestrial origin.
Last September, two tiny mummified bodies with elongated heads and three-fingered hands were presented at a Mexican Congressional hearing, generating widespread media coverage. Mexican journalist and UFO enthusiast Jaime Maussan claimed the bodies were about 1,000 years old and were recovered in Peru in 2017, but were not linked to any known species.
Most experts later dismissed them as a fraud, probably mutilated ancient human mummies combined with animal parts, but certainly from Earth.
At the Lima press conference on Friday, organized by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, experts did not say that the dolls found in the DHL offices were linked to the bodies presented in Mexico, and they stressed that the remains in Mexico are not extraterrestrials either.
(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Will Dunham)
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