I ran across some info on this phenomena a few weeks ago but I ignored it because, frankly, I thought it was a hoax. But having run across more info on this odd mummy I am now reconsidering my assumption. Here are the details of the alleged find…..
The mummy was found recently near Nazca, Peru famous for the Nazca Lines which ancient astronaut theorists along with the infamous author Erik von Daniken believe to be “landing strips” for ancient alien aircraft or space craft. The mummy is in a crouched position which is typical of many mummies found in Peru and the surrounding region. It has an elongated skull and three fingers on each of its hands! But is this thing real or is it yet another hoax? And IF it is authentic then how does that change our conception of human origins and human history?
There have been many hoaxes over the decades in archaeology such as Nebraska Man (a pig) and Piltdown Man so we must be skeptical about claimed finds that seem out of place. That’s not to say that we immediately pass them off as frauds but that such finds should be thoroughly investigated and analyzed by competent researchers. This is actually a two-sided coin because there have also been several authentic finds that have been passed off as hoaxes when, come to find out, they are not. So, we walk a fine line between what is real and what is a hoax. Continue Reading