ALLEGED mummified remains of “non-human beings” said to have been found in Peru are not a hoax, according to a scientist who has investigated the bodies.
By JON AUSTIN
Dr Edson Vivanco is part of a team researching the alleged discovery of several bizarre three-fingered and three-toed corpses said to have been found in a cave in Nazca, Peru.
The bodies have been branded elaborate hoaxes by mainstream scientists in Peru, who say it appears they have been created using genuine ancient mummified human remains.
One set of DNA test results found the remains were 100 per cent human, while others were inconclusive.
Dr Vivanco, a skeletal specialist, is part of the team that announced the discovery and claims they could be aliiens of extra terrestrial origin.
He has, however, been involved in previous examinations of other body parts that have been suggested could be alien in origin.
He was interviewed as part of a documentary made by British ufologist Steve Meera, who travelled to Peru.
Dr Vivanco said: “They invited me to join the investigation to give my medical opinion to determine if the pieces we studied were real or just a fraud.
“There are lots of details that indicate that the bodies are real.
“To recreate a skull with these characteristics is a very difficult task.
“For example regarding the internal structure of the skull we can find the parietal sutures, occipital sutres, frontal sutures, and other anatomical characteristics that indicate it’s a real skull.
“On first impression I found it odd to examine a three-fingered hand with five phalanges (finger segments) present on each finger.”
Independent scientists who have looked at X-rays of the hand released by the team concluded they were made using human finger bones from a number of hands.
Dr Vivanco added: “Just three fingers with five phalanges. That caught our attention and we decided to keep investigating to determine if this is real or a fake.
“I think it’s very important to investigate this no matter what the outcome.
“Because a few doctors already did give their opinion on it without any kind of study, saying the bodies are assembled even though they didn’t have access to them.
“If it is a fake we will be the first to say and report it. Right now we are studying the evidence.
“And so far we haven’t found anything to say it is a fraud or that the bodies have been modified or altered in any way.
“We have lots of evidence that sets us on the path to prove that this is real.
“In the physical tests we didn’t find any traces of modification, any cracks, slots or fissures that show external intervention.
“Based on tomographic test we made we couldn’t find any modification.”
He said there were a few hypotheses about the investigation.
Dr Vivanco added: ”First hypothesis is that this is a unique biological entity previously unknown to science.
“The second hypothesis is that these bodies have been assembled but we have to discover who has assembled them.
“If we could demonstrate that someone has modified this hand we would be speaking about a crime that should be properly punished.
“My personal point of view, I believe its real, but that’s my personal opinion. the truth doesn’t belong to me.”
The organisers of the ninth annual World Congress on Mummy Studies, which took place in Lima, Peru, last August, are convinced it is a hoax.
The group 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.