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Jaime Maussan and the alleged mummy of an alien

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A self-proclaimed UFO expert has demonstrated two alleged mummies of aliens in the Mexican parliament. Journalist Jaime Maussan presented two boxes containing the alleged mummified remains of "non-human beings" during a hearing in the parliament building on Tuesday (local time).

The unprecedented hearing was organized by Deputy Sergio Gutiérrez "in the name of the public interest."

Maussan claims to have discovered the mummies in Peru. Specialists from the National University of Mexico had dated them to an age of around 1000 years with radiocarbon measurements. The university then released a statement on Thursday that the work of the National Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (LEMA) was only to determine the age of the samples. "In no case do we draw conclusions about the origin of the samples," it said.

In 2017, Maussan had made similar claims about a mummy find in Peru. A report by the country's prosecutor's office at the time noted that the mummies shown at the time were recently made dolls that were covered with a mixture of paper and synthetic glue to create a kind of skin.

According to the report, the figurines were almost certainly made by humans. It was therefore "not the remains of extraterrestrials". The bodies were not shown publicly at the time. Therefore, it is unclear whether they have now been presented in the Mexican Congress.

Congress did not comment on the statements

According to Julieta Fierro, a researcher at the Institute of Astronomy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, many of the details about the figures "don't make sense." According to Fierro, a more advanced technology than X-rays is needed to determine whether the supposedly calcified bodies are "non-human."

"Maussan has done many things. He says he spoke to the Virgin of Guadalupe," she said. He told me that aliens don't talk to me the way they talk to him because I don't believe in them," Fierro said.

The congress did not take a position on the theses presented in the more than three-hour session. On social media, however, the demonstration in parliament sparked numerous amused comments. It shows "the disregard that this country has for science," wrote a user in the online service X (formerly Twitter). Others circulated videos of the event with comments such as "the Martians have landed", one user called for UFO expert Maussan to be made "president of intergalactic relations".