November 21, 2011
Alien Mummy Found In Peru?
A mummified body and skull, found in Peru, is baffling anthropologists with its grossly elongated skull and large, alien-like eye sockets, iO9.com is reporting. Could this be the proof that modern humans have been waiting for in our search for visitors from another world?
The remains include a strangely shaped head, almost as big as its 20-inch body, and were originally believed to be that of a child. However, Spanish and Russian doctors disagree, saying, “It has a non-human appearance because the head is triangular and big, almost the same size as the body.”“At first we believed it to be a child´s body until Spanish and Russian doctors came and confirmed that, yes, it´s an extraterrestrial being.”
Two sets of similar remains were found in the city of Andahuaylillas in the southern province of Quispicanchi, Peru by Renato Davila Riquelme, an anthropologist working at the Privado Ritos Andinos Museum in Cusco, The Daily Mail UK is reporting.
Riquelme said, “Although the assessment was superficial, it is obvious that its features do not correspond to any ethnic group in the world.” The remains of an eyeball in the right socket will help determine its genetic DNA - and clear up the controversy if it is human or not.
The second mummy is incomplete and is only 12-inches in length overall. It lacks a face and seems to be wrapped in a placenta-like layer, in a fetal position.
There could, however, be an alternative explanation. The skull could have been artificially deformed as part of a tribal ritual. Skull elongation dates back 9,000 years and would symbolize affiliation with a particular class of the tribe.
Such body modification is not uncommon in various tribal cultures around the world (such as Mayans, North American natives and Australian Aborigines), the head molding styles fell into three groups: flat, round or conical. To achieve the desired shape, the head was wrapped in tight cloth.
In the case of cranial flattening, the head was placed between two pieces of wood.
The technique would usually be carried out on an infant, when the skull is at its most pliable. The cloth would be applied from a month after birth and be held in place for about six months.