Mexican journalist and UFO enthusiast Jaime Maussan believes that two mummified bodies with elongated heads and three fingers on each hand are a significant discovery in human history. However, many scientists consider these bodies to be a debunked and potentially criminal stunt. Maussan’s office in Mexico City’s Santa Fe district is where the bodies are kept in closed boxes with glass lids. The bodies appear ancient and share human characteristics. Maussan claims they were found in Peru near the Nazca Lines and argues that they are unlike anything known on Earth. He has shared scientific analysis and study results to support his claims, including the discovery of eggs inside one of the bodies. Maussan sees his crusade to bring awareness to these findings as the most important thing to happen to humanity, believing that it has the potential to unite people.
Peruvian bio-anthropologist Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao is frustrated that these claims are still receiving publicity, as similar alleged finds have been proven to be frauds in the past. She expresses her disbelief and states that there is nothing more to add to the discussion. The scientific community has dismissed previous similar finds as mutilated mummies of pre-Hispanic children combined with animal parts.
David Spergel, former head of Princeton University’s astrophysics department, and chair of a NASA report on unidentified anomalous phenomena, suggests that these samples should be made available for testing by the scientific community worldwide. However, Maussan has already shared the results of DNA and carbon dating tests on the bodies, which he claims were conducted on a different body known as Victoria. A Mexican scientist, at the request of RushHourDaily, reviewed the results and concluded that they indicated normal life on Earth.
Maussan has a history of making controversial claims about other remains, which have been widely criticized. He participated in a TV documentary in 2017 about remains found near the Nazca Lines, which experts believe were doctored mummies. Peruvian Culture Minister Leslie Urteaga questions how these specimens, which she considers pre-Hispanic objects, left Peru and has filed a criminal complaint. Maussan denies any wrongdoing and claims he has done nothing illegal. The man who possesses the bodies, referred to as Clara and Mauricio, was present in Maussan’s office but declined to reveal how he obtained them.
Jose de Jesus Zalce Benitez, Director of the Health Sciences Research Institute of the Secretary of the Navy, supports Maussan’s claims and participated in the congressional hearing. He believes that based on DNA tests, the bodies are not related to any known species. On the other hand, Julieta Fierro, a scientist at Mexico’s National Autonomous University’s Institute of Astronomy, reviewed Maussan’s test results and found no mystery in the data. She explains that the presence of carbon-14 in the samples indicates that they are related to brain and skin tissues from different mummies who died at different times. Fierro concludes that the results do not show anything mysterious that could indicate the existence of life compounds not found on Earth.
In conclusion, the debate surrounding these mummified bodies continues, with Maussan and some scientists supporting their extraterrestrial origin, while others believe they are fraudulent or have natural explanations. The bodies remain a subject of controversy and intrigue, with their true nature yet to be definitively determined.
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