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Peruvian Mummy Update — And Then There Were Five

“Nobody has proven that it is a fraud. We are going to present preliminary evidence that will determine in the eyes of the media, that these are true specimen. And if there are still doubts that this is real, the obligation of Peruvians and the whole world is to preserve these bodies to find a true answer.”

If those three-fingered humanoid mummies allegedly discovered and revealed to the public in Peru over the past two months could count off for roll call, they’d need two hands. At a press conference this week in Lima, mummy spokesperson and journalist Jaime Maussan announced that there are now five confirmed bodies so far – bodies that he and Gaia.com, his partners in the recovery, are calling “The Mummies of Nazca.” Which will they run out of first – mummies or fingers?

During the press conference, Maussan presented a number of X-rays of what he claimed were skeletons inside the mummies which resemble plaster statues more than the more familiar cloth-wrapped mummies of Egypt and movies. As in previous teaser videos for the pay-to-view series from Gaia.com on the mummies, he claims they are over 1,700 years old, which is also the speculated age of the famous Nazca lines, conveniently connecting the two without actually proving it.

Jaime Maussan (Ruptly)

This is the first time that anyone involved with the mummies has revealed how many have been found, possible relationships between them and what species they resemble.

“Apparently the body of a baby with the same characteristics according to the first analysis could be related. However, now it is necessary to perform a DNA test to be able to determine the relationship between the two. Those are two bodies and there are three of which seem to have characteristics that are closer to reptiles than to humans. That is, we have five bodies.”

Five bodies, at least one a baby, and three that look like reptiles. This has Reptilian fans sweaty, while the elongated skulls have the grey believers salivating. No one can explain the tree-fingered hands and three-toed feet, which has prompted some to declare this a new species among aliens as well as humanoids. That body count of five doesn’t seem to include the headless mini-mummy revealed earlier this week, unless that’s the baby.

One thing that has remained the same in all of these teaser videos is some variation of this statement:

“… now it is necessary to perform a DNA test …”

The rest of us knew that from day one. What are they waiting for … other than all four episodes of the series to run first?

Stay tuned and be grateful you can count to 7 without removing your shoes.

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Paul Seaburn Paul Seaburn is one of the most prolific writers at Mysterious Universe. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.
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