Mexican Congress heard testimony asserting that “we are not alone” in the universe and saw what Jaime Maussan, a Mexican journalist and long-time UFO enthusiast, claimed were the remains of alien bodies during an extraordinary hearing, marking the Latin American country’s first congressional event on UFOs.
During the Tuesday hearing, which revolved around FANI, the Spanish acronym for what is typically now called Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP), politicians scrutinized two items that Maussan claimed to be the remains of extraterrestrial entities.
Maussan, a long-time UFO enthusiast, declared that these specimens had no connection to any life on Earth. The two small “bodies,” showcased in cases, featured three fingers on each hand and elongated heads.Maussan claimed that they recovered the specimens near the ancient Nazca Lines in Peru in 2017 and estimated their age to be approximately 1,000 years through carbon dating analysis conducted by Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM).
It should be noted that similar finds in the past have turned out to be the remains of mummified children.
Maussan claimed that this event was the initial presentation of such evidence and expressed the belief, “I am of the opinion that this presentation serves as clear evidence that we are dealing with specimens from non-human origins, unrelated to any other species on our planet, and all scientific institutions have the chance to conduct investigations.” He emphatically added, “We are not alone.”
Jose de Jesus Zalce Benitez, Director of the Scientific Institute for Health of the Mexican navy, stated that they had conducted X-rays, 3-D reconstruction, and DNA analysis on the remains of alien bodies . He confidently stated, “I can affirm that these bodies have no relation to human beings.”
However, UNAM, on Thursday, republished a statement that it had initially issued in 2017, clarifying that its National Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry with Accelerators (LEMA) had conducted the work solely to determine the age of the samples. The statement stressed that they did not make any conclusions about the origin of these samples.
Lawmakers also heard from former U.S. Navy pilot Ryan Graves, who has participated in U.S. Congressional hearings about his personal experience with UAP and the stigma around reporting such sightings.
Congressman Sergio Gutierrez, a member of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s ruling Morena party, expressed his hope that this hearing would be the first of many similar events in Mexico. He said, “We have reflections, concerns, and the way forward to continue discussing this.”
In recent years, the U.S. government has reversed its stance on public information regarding UAP after decades of stonewalling and deflection. The Pentagon has actively investigated reported sightings by military aviators, while an independent NASA panel studying UFOs is the first of its kind by the space agency. NASA plans to discuss the findings from the study on Thursday.
However, it’s worth noting that Maussan faced swift backlash and criticism from skeptics on Wednesday who questioned the authenticity of his presentation. One user on the X social media platform, formerly known as Twitter, commented, “This could really undermine efforts to take the issue seriously. Why didn’t they wait until a scientific paper was ready to publish it?”