SCIENTISTS continue to claim mysterious three-fingered, alien-like mummies are not like modern humans and could be extraterrestrials or an undiscovered ancient race. Despite earlier tests suggesting the bizarre corpses did have human DNA, scientists linked to the research team that announced the discovery last June, maintain they have found significant differences.
Russian geneticists have found that Maria is a “humanoid being, meaning she has 23 chromosomes like us”.
But experts carrying out new tests in St Petersburg have uncovered some strange differences besides the three-fingered hands and toes, reports Sputnik.
Around six mummies if varying sizes were said to be found in a tomb near the Nazca lines in Peru.
They found the rib structure of the largest, now called Maria, is different to humans’ as it is keel-shaped in the upper part and the cage consists of semicircular ribs.
Another tiny skeleton of a creature aged around nine months, thought to be Maria’s daughter, was found nearby and named Vavita.
Professor Konstantin Korotkov, from the Russian National Research University, claimed to have seen four other male mummies called “Verdants” from colleagues in Peru which could date back as far as 6,500 years based on one carbon dating analysis.
The skeletons have three fingers, elongated skulls, missing nasal cavities and lower jaws which are “not flexible,” he said.
Prof Korotkov said: “Each of the little mummies has two arms, two legs, a head, a pair of eyes and a mouth.
“Tomographic scans reveal their skeletons.
“The tissue has biological nature and their chemical composition indicates that they are humans.
“Their DNA features 23 pairs of chromosomes, just like we have.
“All the four of them are males, each with a Y-chromosome.
“They appear human but they are not.
“Their anatomic structure is different.”
Scientists have also found that the white powder the mysterious civilisation used to mummify the dead is called cadmium chloride.
Prof Korotkov also said that it was interesting that “three-fingered” creatures appear on ancient rock drawings along the Nazca Lines in Peru near where the mummies were found.
“They (the male Verdant mummies) could be extraterrestrials or bio robots,” the professor said.
“As for the 70cm creatures I’m not sure, but Maria and Vavita could have been representatives of a certain race which had possibly reached a stage of advancement much earlier than we did.
“Maybe thousands of years earlier.”
Conspiracy theory website Gaia.com has featured videos suggesting the discovery could be a being closely related to humans and still from outer space.
However, sceptics have pointed out that earlier tests revealed the mummies did have human DNA and that Dr Korotkov is closely linked to Gaia.com which is promoting the investigation.
He is described as an expert in alternative medicine and also claims to have photographed a soul leaving a human body, so is no stranger to outlandish claims.
Many ufologists believe the Gaia.com films are promoting a massive hoax.
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual said they were “hoaxes using real human remains.”
Express.co.uk has asked Gaia.com for details about where the so-called alien mummies were discovered.
We asked for the location, who found them, whether it was part on an official dig, and if there were any pictures of the discovery.
But Gaia.com failed to answer.
However, footage in a subsequent video shows what appears to be the entrance to the tomb and mummified remains buried in there, at an undisclosed location.
Genuine scientists believe they have been created to look like aliens using the “grave-robbed” mummified remains of anciently-buried humans.
The organisers of the ninth annual World Congress on Mummy Studies, which took place in Lima, Peru, in August 2016, issued an angry call on Facebook for an official inquiry into whether archaeological crimes have been committed.
The congress brings together world experts in mummies and skeletons in a new location each year.
Under the heading ‘The Fraud of Extraterrestrial Mummies’, translated from Spanish, the congress said it believed real human mummified remains had been mutated and re-arranged to create bogus alien-looking creatures.