Alien nation listen up: A tiny “alien,” hailed as proof of extraterrestrial life, a mummified visitor from another planet, has turned out to be human after all.
News.discovery.com reported April 30 that ten years after the remains of a six-inch “space alien” were first discovered, Stanford scientists have confirmed the remains as human.
The finds were released in a new documentary called Sirius.
The small humanoid – known as the ‘Atacama Humanoid’ and nicknamed Ata – were discovered in Chile’s Atacama Desert in 2003. Speculation about its origins ranged from an aborted fetus, a monkey, or even a “Men in Black” alien that had crash-landed on earth.
UFO enthusiasts who had grown increasingly excited that the Sirius film could announce a major breakthrough will have to start looking again.
Experts say the small skeleton certainly bears many of the hallmarks of what we have come to believe aliens look like, such as the elongated head overshadowing a small body.
According to Chilean local newspaper, a man called Oscar Munoz found the remain on Oct. 19, 2003 when he was hunting around in La Noria, a ghost town in the Atacama Desert.
The newspaper said Munoz found a white cloth containing “a strange skeleton no bigger than 15cm.”
The pen-sized creature had hard teeth, a bulging head with an additional odd bulge on top. It only had nine ribs on each side; humans have 24.
“After six months of research by leading scientists at Stanford University, the Atacama Humanoid remains a profound mystery,” said physician and Disclosure Project founder Dr. Steven Greer.
“We traveled to Barcelona Spain in late September 2012 to obtain detailed X-Rays, CAT scans and take genetic samples for testing at Stanford University. We obtained excellent DNA material by surgically dissecting the distal ends of two right anterior ribs on the humanoid,” Greer said.
The conclusion? The so-called “alien” is an “interesting mutation of a male human that had survived post-birth for between six and eight years,” Greer commented.
“I can say with absolute certainty that it is not a monkey. It is human, closer to human than chimpanzees. It lived to the age of six to eight,” said Garry Nolan, director of stem cell biology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine in California.
In addition to studying the origins of Ata, Sirius explores the subject of UFO and ET visitation, the disclosure of secret UFO files, and the investigation of advanced energy and propulsion technologies extra-terrestrial civilizations are using to travel to Earth.
Sirius premiered in Los Angeles on Earth Day and was released online and in select theaters starting last month.