On September 13, 2023, journalist and self-proclaimed ufologist Jaime Maussan unveiled the caskets of two alleged alien corpses to Mexico’s Congress. Testifying under oath, he presented his findings, stating, “We are not alone.” Said to have been unearthed in Cusco, Peru, the validity of his claims and the aliens he presented have yet to be proven, and some remain skeptical as to whether they’re real or not.
Two alleged alien corpses
While the caskets holding the alleged aliens are small, the corpses themselves are even smaller. Believed to be between 700-1,800 years old, they resemble what humans have long believed aliens to look like. Like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, they have large heads and small bodies, as well as three fingers on each hand and no teeth.
José de Jesús Zalce Benítez, a forensic expert and a military doctor, explained how the size of their heads supports the claim that they had big brains and eyes that “allowed for a wide stereoscopic vision.” Jaime Maussan told the Mexican Congress that “these are not mummies,” but “are complete bodies that have not been manipulated.”
Are the findings backed by science?
Jaime Maussan explained that these specimens were studied at the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) and that scientific evidence was drawn via radiocarbon dating. Using DNA samples, they determined that over 30 percent of these corpses’ DNA was “unknown.”
Benítez also presented Congress with X-ray scans of the alleged aliens’ bodies, showing that one of the two had “eggs” inside. As such, he believes the specimen was pregnant. “I can affirm that these bodies have no relation to human beings,” he said.
Maussan explained, “These specimen are not part of our terrestrial evolution… These aren’t beings that were found after a UFO wreckage. They were found in diatom mines, and were later fossilized.”
A retired US Navy pilot isn’t convinced
In attendance was Ryan Graves, executive director of Americans for Safe Aerospace and a retired US Navy pilot, who earlier this year had been one of three to talk to the US Congress about the threat of unidentified aerial phenomenon. Unfortunately, Graves wasn’t convinced by Jaime Maussan’s presentation or the alleged corpses he displayed.
Writing to X (formerly Twitter), he said, “After the U.S. Congressional UFO hearing, I accepted an invitation to testify before the Mexican Congress hoping to keep up the momentum of government interest in pilot experiences with UAP. Unfortunately, yesterday’s demonstration was a huge step backwards for this issue.
“My testimony centered on sharing my experience and the UAP reports I hear from commercial and military aircrew through ASA’s witness program,” his comment continued. “I will continue to raise awareness of UAP as an urgent matter of aerospace safety, national security, and science, but I am deeply disappointed by this unsubstantiated stunt.”
Maussan is previously associated with debunked alien discoveries. The scientific community has largely dismissed his earlier claims, determining the specimens he presented to be ancient Peruvian and manipulated mummies. For example, in 2017, he claimed that the discovery of five mummies were alien in origin, when they were later determined to be human children.
As such, the ufologist’s current display of alleged “found aliens” begs the question – are they real?