In 1975, Robert K. G. Temple authored the first authoritative manuscript on what has become known, sharing the title of his book, as "The Sirius Mystery," in reference to the unexplained methodology Africa's ancient Dogon tribe had employed to solve an interstellar mystery.
The story goes that the Dogon had somehow possessed knowledge of Sirius B, a white dwarf companion to the star known as Sirius A, long before modern astronomers had confirmed the existence of a smaller star which is, curiously, invisible without the aid of telescopes.
However, more recently the term "Sirius" in relation to ancient astronaut and UFO mysteries has been a hot word in relation to an upcoming documentary produced by Dr. Stephen Greer of the Disclosure Project. According to Greer, the film will not only deal with the important global economic issues of today as they relate to the UFO enigma (and of course, from an exopolitical standpoint), but the film is also alleged to reveal new information about a small, mummified humanoid which Greer says, rather hopefully, may indeed prove the existence of extraterrestrial life.
Late last year, Greer noted publicly that he and his colleagues "traveled to the country that is now home to this small possible ET body and were able to successfully obtain extensive X-Ray and CT Scans of the entire body. We were also able to obtain DNA samples under sterile, surgical conditions. These DNA samples are now being studied by one of the world’s top geneticists." According to Greer, X-Ray and CT scans of the small anomalous mummy appear to reveal that its organs, such as lungs and possibly a heart, can be seen in addition to a fully intact skeleton.
So will this discovery prove, once and for all, that extraterrestrials have visited planet Earth? Maybe that's just a bit of a stretch... and here's why: even in the event that the creature in question were found to be a specimen of some creature other than a human being, or possibly an early human ancestor, this still does not prove that the body belonged to anything extraterrestrial. If anything, it more strongly suggests by its "alien" appearance that there could potentially be (or at very least, perhaps there once were) non-human entities in existence here on Earth, and beings which also were much smaller than modern day humans.
This in itself is exciting, since it may suggest that there is far more to planet Earth than we can presently account for in terms of the varieties of life that have existed here over the last several hundreds of thousands of years. In a recent article on the subject, I also noted that Greer's "alien", rather than being a one-of-a-kind discovery, actually may represent one example in a much longer lineage of "alien dwarf" discoveries; similar discoveries in modern times have occurred dating back to the 1930s, though in almost every case, the origin of the alleged "alien" body has been somewhat questionable.
Perhaps Greer will prove us wrong... but much like the quandary that arises with regard to appending an "extraterrestrial" origin to all instances of UFO phenomenon, we should be careful with how we define any similar anomalies... just because something looks "alien", does not mean that it actually came from outer space!