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Mexican Congress holds hearing on UFOs with alleged “alien” bodies.

MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Mexican lawmakers heard testimony that “we are not alone” in the universe and saw the alleged remains of non-human beings in an extraordinary hearing that marked the first congressional event of the Latin American country about UFOs.

At Tuesday’s hearing on FANI, the Spanish acronym for what are now called Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP), politicians were shown two artifacts that Mexican journalist and longtime UFO enthusiast Jaime Maussan claiming they were the corpses of extraterrestrials.

The specimens were not related to any life on Earth, Maussan said.

The two small “bodies”, displayed in cases, have three fingers on each hand and elongated heads. Maussan said they were recovered in Peru near the ancient Nazca lines in 2017. He said they were about 1,000 years old, analyzed using a carbon dating process by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

In the past, similar finds have turned out to be the remains of mummified children.

Maussan said it was the first time such evidence had been presented.

“I think there is a clear demonstration that we are dealing with non-human specimens that are not related to any other species in our world and that all possibilities are open for any scientific institution … to investigate,” Maussan said.

“We are not alone,” he added.

José de Jesús Zalce Benítez, director of the Mexican Navy’s Scientific Institute for Health, said X-rays, 3D reconstruction and DNA analysis have been carried out on the remains.

“I can state that these bodies have no relation to human beings,” he said.

On Thursday, UNAM republished a statement first issued in 2017, saying that the work of its National Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry with Accelerators (LEMA) was only intended to determine the age of the samples.

“In no case do we make any conclusions about the origin of these samples,” the statement said.

Lawmakers also heard from former U.S. Navy pilot Ryan Graves, who has participated in U.S. Congressional hearings about his personal experience with UAPs and the stigma surrounding reporting such sightings.

Rep. Sergio Gutiérrez, of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s ruling Morena party, said he expected the hearing to be the first of similar events in Mexico.

“We are left with reflections, with concerns and with the path to continue talking about this,” said Gutiérrez.

In recent years, the US government has made a turnaround in public information about the UAP after decades of suppression and diversion. The Pentagon has been actively investigating sightings reported in recent years by military aviators, while a independent NASA panel studying UFOs is the first of its kind by the space agency.

NASA will discuss the results of the study on Thursday.

Maussan faced swift backlash and criticism Wednesday from skeptics who questioned the authenticity of his presentation.

“This could hurt efforts to take the issue seriously,” said one user on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. “Why didn’t they wait until a scientific paper was ready to publish?”

Reporting by Cassandra Garrison and Reuters TV Editing by Rosalba O’Brien

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