Last November, we told you about the discovery of some bizarre, elongated skulls found in an ancient village in Mexico which had a distinctly alien appearance. But scientists have recently shed light on a similar discovery, one found nearly 90 years ago in Peru, which threatens to blow the roof off the origin of these unearthly specimens.
Hundreds of the skulls, believed to be around 3000 years old, were found in a graveyard in the Peruvian region of Paracas in 1928. Like the later Mexican discovery, their bizarre shape was thought to be the result of “head binding,” an ancient practice that causes a child's skull to grow into this strange form. But experts on the history of the Incan peoples of Peru suspect these particular skulls may be something very different.
While the whole “ancient aliens” theory has obviously come up already, the mystery has definitely led to some pressing scientific questions – especially after samples of the skull specimens were subjected to DNA analysis. The results of the tests indicated their genetic structure does not fit that of a human being.
The blog Alien Disclosure Group UK quotes Brien Foerster, an expert on the Paracas find, who reports that the specimens' DNA contained “mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far,” and that the DNA sequence may reveal humanoid creatures “very distant from Homo sapiens.” If that finding is correct, then it is unlikely these Paracas dwellers could have interbred with humans.