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'Alien corpses' claim attracts widespread criticism from scientists

By T.K. Randall
September 15, 2023 · Comment icon 538 comments

It would be reasonable to assume that this is not an alien... Image Credit: Mexican Chamber of Deputies
Suffice to say, the response to Jaime Maussan 'alien corpses' revelation in Mexico City this week has been less than favorable.
A few days ago, Maussan - a controversial figure even in the UFO community - presented what he claimed to be two alien bodies at a formal congress hearing in Mexico City.

Supposedly found buried between the Peruvian cities of Palpa and Nazca in 2017, the two bodies reportedly contained 'unknown' DNA and were - as Maussan put it - "not from this Earth."

Unsurprisingly, given the high-profile and official nature of the presentation, the alleged aliens have since generated a great deal of skepticism from the scientific community with the vast majority of scientists condemning the whole thing as abject nonsense.

Of particular note is the fact that these bodies were presented before in 2017 and 2018 when most experts maintained that they were simply human remains that had been physically manipulated.
"Let me tell you that all this is complete nonsense," Rafael Bojalil-Parra of Mexico City's Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAD) told Live Science.

"That our congress gives a forum to this self-proclaimed ufologist is a reflection of the anti-scientific mood that prevails in our country today."

His sentiments were echoed pretty much across the board.

"It is sad to see the well debunked claims of Jaime Maussan returning to the internet," Andrew Nelson of Western University in Ontario told Live Science.

"[The bodies] are human mummies that had been deliberately manipulated to appear alien."

Source: Live Science | Comments (538)

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Comment icon #529 Posted by Resume 3 months ago
Reddit . . .   bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha-pauses to breathe-hahahahahahahahahaha!!!
Comment icon #530 Posted by Hazzard 3 months ago
Genome sequencing analyses of “alien” Nazca mummies do not support an extraterrestrial origin.
Comment icon #531 Posted by papageorge1 3 months ago
Conservatively no one can say ‘extraterrestrial’ DNA  because there is nothing known to match with. ‘Unknown species’ is the term being used. 
Comment icon #532 Posted by DieChecker 3 months ago
If they DNA test "paper and glue" what percentage comes back as unknown? Does cellulose even carry DNA after processing into paper?
Comment icon #533 Posted by Resume 3 months ago
Gulled again.
Comment icon #534 Posted by Golden Duck 3 months ago
I could test the mummies with a magic 8-ball and come upnwithban answer unknown species. 
Comment icon #535 Posted by DieChecker 3 months ago
But only if you get 12 scientists, who are buddies of yours, to sign a letter that it is true science.
Comment icon #536 Posted by Dejarma 3 months ago
people would only act like that if there was money involved
Comment icon #537 Posted by DieChecker 3 months ago
Or politics, or pride... A number of scientists signed the Covid19 Proximal Origin letter/article for chiefly politic reasons. Many held the opposite opinion just the week before.... But... Trump... So, sign it they did. EDIT: Or, religion. Forgot religion as a reason to be stupid. 
Comment icon #538 Posted by Hazzard 3 months ago
Did you even click the link I posted? Its seems crystal clear that your "mystery DNA" is worthless as evidence, as even ancient humans testing has similar results.   ERR4863252 is a sample from a single ancient human individual from the location corresponding to present-day France. Although the majority of reads in this sample are identified, 31.27% of reads are still unidentified by the SRA taxonomy analysis. And only 11.04% are confidently assigned as human.  

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