Remember the news from the first days of January 2017 claiming that a 3-fingered mummified hand was found somewhere inside an abandoned Peruvian tunnel? It seems that this time around, a complete and well-preserved body of a mysterious humanoid creature that doesn’t exactly fit inside the known fossil record was brought to light.
At first glance, there are so many irregularities on the mummified remains that would make one think this is a classic example of an elaborate hoax, but the team of researchers involved in the study of this mysterious creature are insisting there is a big chance of this being real.
The mummified remains are of a humanoid sitting in a crouched position, measuring 5’6″ (168 centimeters) tall, with three elongated fingers on both hands and feet, and a protruding skull reminding of the other renowned finds from the Paracas Peninsula, Peru, which to this day are the largest elongated craniums in the world ever to be uncovered.
Due to the huge potential of triggering a global shift in perception, this discovery was highly prioritized by the Gaia crew who went head on to the remote site situated in the enigmatic Nazca region in Peru, to obtain as many answers as possible.
Jaime Maussan, an investigative journalist from Mexico, was the one to make this sensational lead known to Gaia journalists. They soon assembled a team of experts capable of cracking this mystery.
Some of the lead scientists involved in this case are Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, a professor at Saint-Petersburg University, Dr. José de Jesús Zalce Benítez, Forensic expert at the National School of Medicine in Mexico, and Natalia Zaloznaja MD PhD, Head of image alaysis at the Medical Institute MIBS.
So far, analyzed DNA samples and carbon-14 dating revealed the mummy is female and was dated to between 245 to 410 AD. A complex physiology of bones was revealed by the CT scans. Although the unusual mummy has the size and structure of a regular human, the three fingers and three toes possess more joint segments than any known species of humanoids.
Unlike our circular, round skull, Maria’s skull is very protruded. Her ear lobes are missing, and only a small feature of the nose is distinguishable, having only small holes in both their places.
The body is completely enveloped in a white powder made from a natural mix of plants that has dried the skin and preserved the rest of the body. Unlike known mummifying techniques where the organs are removed before packing the remains, Maria was found to have her interior untouched, making it an atypical and so far unique type of mummy.
As indicated by Jay Weidner, Senior Director of Content for Gaia. the petroglyphs found scattered in the vicinity of the site where the mummy was found bear markings of three-fingered humanoid beings that could be related to Maria.
Dr. Korotkov added that numerous examples of three-fingered figures are present across various sites in South America.
Could these engravings have served as a reminder of these mysterious visitors that had once interfered with the local peoples and had taught them various techniques? Or maybe they’re just art?
Is Maria one of those specimens? Were her remains deliberately preserved in order to be found by future generations? Are we looking at the first real example of an alien body?
Whatever the case, further investigations are set to reveal the real origins of this uncanny mummy, and maybe soon enough our modern history will be challenged by the first conclusive evidence of a different species of intelligent humanoids other than humans.