On September 12, 2023, the Mexican government hosted a historic UAP hearing, organized by the Commission of Science and Technology of the Chamber of Deputies. The event included testimonies from various UAP experts and whistleblowers including former US Navy pilot Ryan Graves. However, the hearings drew criticism from many, as the primary focus was on the two alleged alien corpses presented by Jaime Maussan, a Mexican journalist and UFOlogist with decades of experience researching and reporting on UAPs.
The two tiny alien corpses were displayed in windowed boxes for all to see. The small mummified specimen was retrieved from Cusco, Peru in a layer of diatomaceous earth. They are believed to be one thousand years old. “These aren’t beings that were found after a UFO wreckage,” Maussan said, “They were found in diatom mines, and were later fossilized.” He later added: “Whether they are aliens or not, we don’t know, but they were intelligent, and they lived with us. They should rewrite history.… We are not alone in this vast universe, we should embrace this reality.”
Maussan claimed that DNA testing has been done on the mummies, and more than 30% of it is unknown. Besides, one corpse allegedly was discovered to have what appeared to be eggs or ovaries inside, while another had implants of rare metals, such as Osmium.
However, these claims were rightly called a hoax by many people — a public stunt by Maussan, who has been connected to previous claims of debunked alien discoveries, including five mummies discovered in Peru in 2017, later determined to be remains of human children.
Julieta Fierro, a researcher at the Institute of Astronomy in Mexico, expressed skepticism about some details related to alleged alien corpses and claims made by researchers. Fierro also questions the use of X-rays in determining if the calcified bodies are “non-human.” “Maussan has done many things. He says he has talked to the Virgin of Guadalupe,” she said. “He told me extraterrestrials do not talk to me like they talk to him because I don’t believe in them.”
Vox published an article in an attempt to debunk the Mexican alien mummy case. The article straightforwardly states that these alien remains were likely a hoax, constructed using a combination of pre-Columbian human remains and animal bones, all held together with plaster. It further discusses the broader issue of how such hoaxes contribute to a long history of erasing the achievements of pre-Columbian cultures and perpetuating racist myths. It mentions the practice of cranial reshaping in indigenous South American cultures and how it has been misinterpreted as evidence of alien influence.
Not a hoax
Maussan’s claims regarding these alleged mummified alien bodies are truly otherworldly, causing people to lose faith in this case. However, these specimens possess something genuinely intriguing that is drawing the attention of scientists for further study.
Scientists had previously said the bodies displayed in Mexico UAP hearings were generally assembled from human and animal bones. Now, a new study was conducted on two bodies and found each of them belonged to a single skeleton. According to Jose de Jesus Zalce Benitez, a director of the Scientific Institute for Health of the Mexican Navy, the studies showed that the alleged bodies belonged to a single skeleton and were not assembled.
Dr. Rubén García Linaje, an orthopedic surgeon mentioned that they were observing bones, and it appeared to be a skeleton. He pointed out that there were some unusual features, such as the circular shape of the ribs. He did not see a sternum, and the ribcage seemed to have limited expansion capabilities due to the shape of the ribs.
Dr. Armando González Ballesteros, who specializes in radiology and is an expert in interpreting CT scans also believed it was a skeleton, and it did not appear to be assembled or fabricated. He mentioned that the cranio-cervical junction looked congruent, suggesting it could belong to a biological entity. He commented on certain ribs that appeared to be embedded in the spinal canal, which seemed unusual and could have been due to trauma or other factors. He noted the glenoid, which was the socket where the upper limb articulated, seemed realistic, and the thoracic cage appeared small. However, they could not identify any remnants that would indicate the presence of lungs or other organs.
Dr. González further explained that the term “glenoid” referred to the cup where the upper limb articulated, providing the range of motion for the upper limb. He pointed out that the humeral and glenoid parts resembled those in humans and even noted some signs of wear, similar to arthrosis found in older patients.
Regarding whether this body had been assembled or manipulated, Dr. González noted that based on their preliminary observations, it did not seem to have been fabricated. He mentioned that if it had been manipulated post-mortem, there would likely be signs of cutting or modifications, which they had not seen so far.
The Mexican newspaper El Universal reported that Jaime Maussan met with Mexican senators, including Eduardo Ramírez and Alejandro Armenta, who expressed optimism about supporting him in a reform that would officially recognize the existence of extraterrestrial life.
According to the newspaper, Maussan emphasized that the bodies were not fake and stressed the need for further investigation to determine their true nature. Maussan also mentioned that he and Senator Alejandro Armenta were exploring the possibility of amending the law to acknowledge non-human anomalous phenomena, specifically objects lacking characteristics of terrestrial technology. If successful, this would make Mexico the first country in the world to officially acknowledge such phenomena.
Maussan insisted that the bodies he presented were not fake and refuted the Peruvian government’s contrary claims. He believed that officially recognizing these bodies as non-human would position Mexico at the forefront of global discussions regarding the existence of extraterrestrial life. He also praised the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies for their openness and support in advancing these issues.
Moreover, this might be good news to Maussan as a NASA contractor is reportedly looking to study “alien bodies” he presented in the Mexoco UAP hearings. Dailymail writes that “NASA’s top UFO investigator Dr David Spergel was pressed about the purported alien corpses – and did not shut them down entirely.”
Dr Spergel told reporters: “We don’t know the nature of those samples. My recommendation is, if you have something strange, make samples available to the world scientific community, and we’ll see what’s there.”