Russian scientist claims Peru's 3-fingered mummies are ETs; others scoff

A controversial Russian scientist has claimed that strange 'alien' remains unearthed in Nazca, Peru are 'not human'.

The mummies were unearthed in 2017, and have been touted as evidence of 'ancient aliens' by UFO fans who claim that the creatures may have inhabited the earth long before people did.

While the mummies of Peru have been largely dismissed by the scientific community as being hoaxed, conspiracy theorists are still fascinated by the 'three-fingered mummies' with elongated heads.

Russian National Research University professor Konstantin Korotkov said, ''They appear human but they are not. Their anatomic structure is different.''

It should be noted that Korotkov is a noted eccentric who has previously claimed that he has invented a camera which can photograph the soul.

Korotkov, a professor of computer science and biophysics at Saint-Petersburg Federal University, said, ''Right now we are making a detailed analysis to see if the shape of the position of all the chromosomes, of all the amino acids, coincides with ours.''

Others are sceptical – pointing to the fact that the video's creators are trying to charge people to download information from their website.

The World Congress on Mummy Studies has described the find as a fraud, and calls it ''an irresponsible organized campaign of disinformation''.

Hoax debunking site Metabunk has a detailed analysis debunking the 'find'.

Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual said, ''I think the whole saga of finding these mummies is laughable and they are very probably fakes.

''The new evidence does indicate the Maria is human, the only strange thing is that she has an unusual rib structure. This is probably because she is a so-called bone montage made by fakers. Those involved in 'scientifically' examining the mummies seem to believe they are ancient aliens, but they are suffering from the wish to believe.

''If you think about it how would humanoid aliens with three long fingers survive? They would be incredibly clumsy and it seems doubtful they would be capable of making a cup of tea let alone a flying saucer.

''It also doesn't look good that this earth-shattering news was originally fed to us via a website you have to subscribe to, rather than through officially recognised scientific channels.

''At the end of the day this is fake news delivered in a slick fashion to indulge our fascination with ancient aliens and UFOs.''

Dr Korotkov said at the time of the finding that the features were not a deformity and that the find was ''another creature, another humanoid''.

Now Dr Korotkov his team claim to have undertaken genetic tests on tissue samples taken from the mummy, as well as a second individual found nearby named Vavita. According to them, the bodies date back to about the 5th century AD and could be extraterrestrials or cyborgs.

Dr Korotkov said that tomographic scans reveal that the tissue has biological nature and their chemical composition indicates that they are humans.

He further added that their DNA features 23 pairs of chromosomes just as in humans, but their anatomic structure is different.

The paranormal researcher added that the individuals' rib structure is different to that of humans as the bones are keel-shaped in the upper part and the rib cage consists of semicircular ribs.

The scientists added the team also studied the mummies' internal organs and have found several mummified internal organs.

The body was found covered in white powder, which new tests show is the antibacterial chemical cadmium chloride.