A SET of “alien mummies” recently discovered in Peru are real, according to one scientist who is part of a team researching the remains.
Dr Edson Vivanco, a skeletal specialist, says the 1,700-year-old mummies of Nazca found in the South American country are remains of “non-human beings”.
While the bizarre three-fingered and three-toed corpses have been branded fake by other scientists, Dr Vivanco said: “There are lots of details that indicate that the bodies are real.
“To recreate a skull with these characteristics is a very difficult task.”
The scientist insists if they were fake, he would be the “first to say and report it”.
He added: “Right now, we are studying the evidence. And so far, we haven’t found anything to say it is a fraud, or that the bodies have been modified or altered in any way.
“We have lots of evidence that sets us on the path to prove that this is real.”
Footage of the so-called mummified alien was released in June in the ancient city of Nazca, Peru.
The video was posted by website Gaia.com which charges curious users money to view their exclusive paranormal content.
The site claims the extraterrestrial beast’s body was dug up during an excavation of the mysterious caves.
Sceptic viewers pointed out the “corpse” looks like it is a half-finished cardboard creation.
One viewer reported commented: “Something seems off. The corpse looks like it was made of plaster.”
Dr Konstantin Korotkov, a professor at Saint Petersburg University, claimed these features are not a deformity – it is “another creature, another humanoid”.