Mexico's Congress was recently presented with something rarely displayed in legislative halls: the mummified bodies of two suspected aliens. The "non-human" mummy was exhibited by UFO enthusiast and television host Jaime Morsan, whose decades-long career has been marked by false claims and unsubstantiated speculation. And despite the glamour of this event, scientists are not at all convinced by the specimen. They not only cast doubt on the veracity of the alien claims but also say the incident may have set back research in the field for years. The specimen has two withered small grey bodies, an oversized head and three fingers on each hand.
The TV presenter claimed that carbon dating by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), one of the country's leading research universities, determined that the mummy was more than 1,000 years old. However, the scientists who carried out the experiment distanced themselves from Morsan's claims. In 2017, the National Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory announced that it had only determined the age of samples provided by customers, but could not draw any conclusions about their origins.
Furthermore, they did not perform any collection or have any contact with the original source of the samples. When Morsan described his specimen as a "non-human entity that is not part of Earth's evolution," Antigona Segura, one of Mexico's top astrobiologists and a NASA employee, said she did not understand the science behind such claims. He was quick to point out the lack of research. "These conclusions are not supported by the evidence," she told The New York Times. "It's all very embarrassing."
Julieta Fierro, a senior researcher at UNAM's Institute of Astronomy, told the ABC that many of the details in the numbers didn't make sense. And while Morsan claimed that he used the sample's X-rays to determine that it was not human, Fierro pointed out that the sample used more advanced technology. Another factor causing scepticism is the alleged origin of the alleged aliens. Morsan claimed that the specimen was discovered in Nazca, Peru. But the validity of this information is how he obtained the mummies and whether they are replicas or related to other mummies said to have been found in Peru. I
t has been pointed out that these are unknown because they are not humans. However, an analysis presented at Peru's National Archaeological Congress showed that similar specimens they examined were made "in the modern era" from a combination of human and animal bones, plant fibres and synthetic glue.
After all, the event appears to build on the excitement surrounding the US Congressional Hearings on Aliens earlier this year. Former intelligence official David Groush later testified that the U.S. government had been collecting and suppressing evidence of extraterrestrial life for decades. Grusch was joined at the time by Ryan Graves, a military veteran who had also encountered unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs). Graves also testified before the Mexican government as part of the National Assembly on the Regulation of Unidentified Anomalous Aerial Phenomena regarding the Peruvian mummy exhibit but later distanced himself from the exhibit.
"Unfortunately, yesterday's demonstration was a major setback on this issue," he wrote. "I continue to raise awareness that UAPs are an urgent aerospace security, national security, and scientific challenge, and I am deeply disappointed by this baseless ploy."