When two supposed alien corpses appeared at Mexico’s congress, they created a global buzz. These mummified specimens, with small bodies, three-fingered hands, and elongated skulls, seemed like a blend of humans and E.T. But they were debunked, having been found in a Peruvian mine and supposedly dating back 1,000 years. Here are five other times the world nearly fell for alleged alien remains on Earth. MailOnline investigates.
When two apparent alien corpses were displayed at Mexico’s congress, they sparked global intrigue. However, these corpses (pictured) had already been debunked by scientists two years prior.
Twenty years ago, another alleged discovery of a mummified alien made headlines in South America, specifically in Chile’s Atacama Desert. This 6-inch skeleton, nicknamed ‘Ata,’ raised suspicions of extraterrestrial origin due to its cone-like skull and unusual 10 ribs, as opposed to the typical 12 in humans.
Nevertheless, a DNA analysis of the bones definitively debunked these claims. Genetic testing conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, and Stanford University confirmed that the remains belonged to a human female who had died 45 years ago. Initially believed to be a child aged 6 to 8, it was later determined to be either a fetus or a newborn who passed away shortly after birth. Further analysis indicated that her unique appearance could be attributed to a set of genetic mutations associated with dwarfism and other bone and growth disorders.
In an astonishing claim from 2011, Marta Yegorovnam insisted that she had harbored an extraterrestrial visitor in her freezer. For two years, she maintained this enigmatic ‘lifeform’ on ice at her residence in Petrozavodsk, Russia. She even shared multiple photographs as evidence of its existence. According to her account, Miss Yegorovnam discovered the ‘body’ at a UFO crash site near her summer home in 2009.
In 2011, Marta Yegorovnam claimed to have found an alien body near her summer house in Russia. She stored it in her freezer for two years and shared photos as proof. The ‘body’ was described as 2ft long with a large head, bulging eyes, and fish-like humanoid appearance, wearing what seemed like a space suit. Some believed it might be genuine, while others suspected a hoax.
In 1995, Ray Santilli claimed to have footage of an alien autopsy from the 1947 Roswell UFO incident. The film depicted a humanoid figure on an operating table with a massive wound on its right leg, large eyes, and a skull.
In 2011, in Siberia, two walkers claimed to have found the remains of an alien in a UFO hotspot. The slender, damaged body was supposedly discovered half-buried in snow near Irkutsk, Russia.
A video of it was posted online and became a massive worldwide hit, with believers claiming that it must have been injured when a UFO crashed to earth. The reality, however, was far less exciting. It turned out that the body had been made out of breadcrumbs and covered with chicken skin as part of an elaborate hoax, much to the disappointment of extraterrestrial enthusiasts.
Back in 2004, a major police alert was sparked following the discovery of a potential alien-like ‘foetus’ in the back garden of a home in County Durham. Forensic experts were called in, along with a surgeon, but a closer inspection revealed that the find was far more farcical than originally believed. It turned out that the object was, in fact, a Scardox alien toy. Not exactly the most compelling evidence of a life-form from another planet.
Just a ‘hodgepodge of human and animal bones’, sadly. That’s according to a team of experts put together by Alexander Sokolov from the Scientists Against Myths YouTube vlog, who analyzed the remains back in 2021. One of the so-called ‘aliens’ was found to have a thigh bone where its upper arm bone should be, while its head was thought to have been created from the rear part of a llama or alpaca skull.
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