Claims that five 1,700 year-old mummies look more reptilian than human have been causing a stir with conspiracy theorists.
New images of the “alien mummies” were unveiled during a press conference called “The mummies of Nazca” in Peru by Mexican ufologist and journalist Jamie Maussan on Tuesday.
The new images included X-rays of the mummified remains so Maussan could banish claims that they were fake or made of plaster, Ruptly has reported.
Maussan alleges that of the five bodies discovered, three of them had “characteristics that are closer to reptiles than humans.”
He added: “Nobody has proved it is a fraud.”
“We are going to present preliminary evidence that will determine in the vision of the media, in the collective vision of the popular conscious, the validity that it has.”
Maussan has claimed that carbon dating samples of the body dates between 245 to 410 AD, though the result has not been verified as true.
Footage of the so-called mummified alien was released in June though some were not convinced.
Supposedly filmed in the ancient city of Nazca, Peru, users pointed out the “corpse” looks like it is a half-finished cardboard creation.
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.
One viewer commented: “Something seems off. The corpse looks like it was made of plaster.”
In July we reported how the “discovery” prompted a number of experts and conspiracy theorists to offer their opinion.
In a short documentary on the bizarre find, Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, a professor at Saint-Petersburg University, claims these features are not a deformity – it is “another creature, another humanoid.”
One website, Ancient Origins says: “We should keep an open mind.”
But others claim it is an obvious fake.
Some point to the fact people are being charged up to $300 to attend a conference to discuss it as proof it is fake.
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, told MailOnline: “This seems to be a plaster cast over a bone structure with three fingers attached to the hands.”
“Such hoaxes are the product of wishful thinking mixed with greed and a lust for publicity.”