Criminal probe launched after ‘alien bodies' were exposed to Mexican government
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A criminal probe has been launched after what was believed to be 'alien bodies' were exposed to Mexican government.
The bodies, which were referred to as 'non-humans', were presented at Mexico’s first public congressional hearing on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs) - also known as UFOs - last week (12 September).
The alleged corpses in question were believed to be 700 and 1,800-years-old after being found in Cusco, Peru, and definitely sparked some considerable buzz within the UFO conspiracy theorist community.
The unidentified bodies also only had three fingers on each hand, elongated heads, lightweight bones and no teeth.
Journalist and ufologist Jaime Maussan was present in congress during the bombshell reveal and announced on Facebook: "At this moment, the two bodies discovered in Peru are shown to the public that belong to tridactyl beings."
The bodies exhibited a somewhat humanoid shape with a retractable neck and distinctive facial features.
He also testified under oath that the bodies are not part of 'our terrestrial evolution'.
Maussan, who has been previously associated to a number of debunked alien claims, went on to explain: "These specimens are not part of our terrestrial evolution.
"These aren’t beings that were found after a UFO wreckage. They were found in diatom (algae) mines, and were later fossilised."
The journalist also said that scientists from the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) were able to collect DNA evidence via radiocarbon dating and claimed over 30 per cent of their DNA was said to be 'unknown'.
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."
The now-debunked stunt prompted Peruvian officials to investigate how the specimens, which they insist are earthly objects, left the country and came into Maussan's possession in the first place.
Culture Minister Leslie Urteaga has questioned how, what she described as pre-Hispanic objects, left Peru and has announced that a criminal complaint has been filed.
Maussan then responded: "I'm not worried. I have done absolutely nothing illegal.
He could not, however, answer the question as to how the 'bodies' arrived in Mexico to begin with but said he would reveal all 'at the appropriate time.'
NASA has previously issued a statement on the whole ordeal with Dan Evans, assistant deputy associate administrator for research at NASA, outlining the government agency's commitment to moving beyond conspiracy theories and speculation to cold hard scientific rigour.
He said: "One of the main things we're trying to do here today [through the UAP report] is to move conjecture and conspiracy towards science and sanity, and you do that with data."