EXCLUSIVE: Alien hunters hoping to prove the Nazca tombs contained extraterrestrials have been left shocked after tests on the mummified remains found they contained DNA from living beings
The bodies, which included a three-fingered corpse, were reportedly found in a tomb near the Nazca Lines in southern Peru, and it was thought by some researchers they could be a newly undiscovered species or even aliens.
Scientists were unable to get DNA codes from some of the samples sent for analysis, however, DNA types were confirmed for a three-fingered hand, and from a brain tissue sample.
However, in a blow to people hoping for proof of alien visitations of Earth, the samples were concluded to be a 100 percent match to human DNA.
Both the hand and brain tissue were found to come from a male homo sapien, according to a report from Paleo DNA laboratory at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada, now available online.
It said: “The evidence suggests the source of DNA from the biological material from the cranial brain and the bone extracted from the hand belongs to homo sapiens (humans).”
Conspiracy theory website Gaia.com ran a series of videos which claimed the bodies had been found in a tomb near the Nazca Lines in southern Peru, and it was thought they could be a newly undiscovered species or even alien.
The bodies were carbon dated to between 245 to 410 AD, but genuine scientists believe they have been created to look like aliens using the “grave-robbed” mummified remains of anciently-buried humans.
The organizers of the ninth annual World Congress on Mummy Studies, which took place in Lima, Peru, last August, 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.
Commenting on the DNA results, British UFO investigator Nigel Watson said: “It shows it has a male human skull and hands. Another fake bite the dust.”
However, Gaia.com has since released a further video suggesting it could be a being closely related to humans and still from outer space.