Update on Jaime Maussan’s Fake Alien Mummy Circus

The UFO Watchdog blog recently posted an update on the alleged alien mummy brought to Gaia TV by Jaime Maussan. Jaime of course has a long, glorious history of hoaxing.

You can read the update here in full, but it’s basically about how the World Congress on Mummy Studies (yes, that’s a real scientific organization) has issued a statement calling Jaime’s latest circus act a disinformation fraud. One wonders why Christian researchers focused on Peruvian elongated skulls haven’t tried to work with these professionals. . . . but let’s not digress. Here’s a Google translation of the World Congress on Mummy Studies statement posted at the UFO Watchdog site (original here):

Statement by the scientific community
About the fraud of alien mummies

Adherents to this document, members of the national and international scientific community, experts in the study and preservation of human remains (mummies and skeletons), communicate the following:
1.- for some time now, the alleged discovery of “Alien mummies” in our country has been publicized through an irresponsible organized campaign of disinformation.
2.- the published testimonies and images make it possible to affirm that these findings correspond, without any doubt, to human remains Colombian – the cultural heritage of the nation. Furthermore, the exclusion of the entire related archaeological context is absolutely contrary to the scientific research of this kind of cultural property.
3.- it is up to the authorities to make the corresponding complaints, since this ‘production’ has violated numerous national and international standards which ensure the defence of cultural heritage. We hope that these same authorities will ensure the proper protection and proper investigation of these remains, as well as their place of origin, in order to stop the huaqueo and trafficking of human remains. We also expect exemplary sanctions for those responsible for this predation of the heritage which is of all Peruvians and humanity.
4.- Finally, these illegal and criminal actions in a human body violate human dignity. In particular, the exploitation of pre-Columbian mummies carried out by these people, assaults and offends the Andean Culture, implying that their achievements were due to so-called ‘External Aid’.
The undersigned offer our best offices to work with the authorities to demonstrate our statements in the relevant bodies. We also offer to participate in activities that contribute to defending and highlighting the importance of our cultural heritage, legacy of our ancestors.

Sonia Guillén O ‘ Negglio (Identity Card 04649168), Guido Lombardi Almonacín (Identity Card 06959233), Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao (ID 07258405), María Del Carmen Vega Dulanto (ID 10308912), Melissa Lund Valley (ID 07763061), Patricia Maita (ID 25835019), Martha Palma (ID 10537749), Carlos Herz Sáenz (Identity Card 07913390), Alejandra Valverde Barbosa (Identity Card 48813194), Marcela Urizar Vergara (CI 11347428-9), Claudia Aranda (ID: 20056087 ), Leandro Luna (ID: 23511760).

DECLARATION OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY REGARDING

THE FRAUD OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL MUMMIES

The subscribers of this document, members of the national and international scientific community, experts in the study and conservation of human remains (mummies and skeletons), communicate the following:

1.- In the last few months, the alleged discovery of “extraterrestrial mummies” in our country has been publicized through an irresponsible, organized disinformation campaign.

2.- Testimonies and published images on this case, allow to assert that these findings correspond undoubtedly to pre-Columbian human remains – Cultural Patrimony of the Nation, maliciously manipulated and even mutilated to obtain an ‘ad hoc’ appearance for commercial exploitation. Moreover, the exclusion of the entire related archaeological contexts is absolutely contrary to the scientific investigation of this kind of cultural finds.

3.- It is upon our authorities to make the corresponding accusations, since this ‘production’ has violated numerous national and international norms that watch for the defense of Cultural Heritage. We hope that these same authorities will seek the protection and correct investigation of these remains and their place of origin, in order to stop looting and trafficking of human remains. We also expect exemplary sanctions for those responsible of this depredation of heritage that is of all Peruvians and Humanity as a whole.

4.- Finally, the criminal abuse of corpses for petty ends violates human dignity in a profound way. Thus, exploitation of pre-Columbian mummies carried out by this organization, attacks and particularly offends the Andean Culture, implying that its achievements were due to an alleged ‘alien aid’.

We offer our best offices to collaborate with the authorities to demonstrate our statements in the corresponding instances. We also offer to participate in activities that would defend our patrimony and help educate the public about our ancestors and their legacy.

Sonia Guillén O ‘ Negglio (Identity Card 04649168), Guido Lombardi Almonacín (Identity Card 06959233), Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao (ID 07258405), María Del Carmen Vega Dulanto (ID 10308912), Melissa Lund Valley (ID 07763061), Patricia Maita (ID 25835019), Martha Palma (ID 10537749), Carlos Herz Sáenz (Identity Card 07913390), Alejandra Valverde Barbosa (Identity Card 48813194), Marcela Urizar Vergara (CI 11347428-9), Claudia Aranda (ID: 20056087 ), Leandro Luna (ID: 23511760).

I don’t know what laws there are in Peru against mis-using an ancient corpse. That’s one method of how this specimen could have been faked. It may be a serious crime. I can only hope that all those responsible get caught and wind up in jail.

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