A SET of three-fingered "mummies" recently discovered in Peru are not human and could be aliens, a scientist has claimed.
The Sun reports Professor Konstantin Korotkov, from the Russian National Research University, as saying the supposedly ancient remains are humanoid but not homo sapien.
Prof Korotkov has examined mummies found by colleagues in Nazca, Peru, which date back as far as 6500 years.
He told Sputnik News: "Each of the little mummies has two arms, two legs, a head, a pair of eyes and a mouth.
"Tomographic scans reveal their skeletons.
"The tissue has biological nature and their chemical composition indicates that they are humans.
"Their DNA features 23 pairs of chromosomes, just like we have.
"All the four of them are males, each with a Y-chromosome.
"They appear human but they are not."
Another skeletal specialist, Dr Edson Vivanco, has also concluded the remains are of "non-human beings", Daily Express reported.
While the bizarre three-fingered and three-toed corpses have been branded fake by other scientists, Dr Vivanco said: "There are lots of details that indicate that the bodies are real.
"To recreate a skull with these characteristics is a very difficult task."
The scientist insists if they were fake, he would be the "first to say and report it".
He added: "Right now, we are studying the evidence. And so far, we haven't found anything to say it is a fraud, or that the bodies have been modified or altered in any way.
"We have lots of evidence that sets us on the path to prove that this is real."
Footage of the so-called mummified alien was released in June last year in the ancient city of Nazca, Peru.
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.
Sceptic viewers pointed out the "corpse" looks like it is a half-finished cardboard creation.
One viewer reported commented: "Something seems off. The corpse looks like it was made of plaster."
Earlier this year, The Sun 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, claimed these features are not a deformity - claiming they are "another creature, another humanoid".
This article originally appeared in The Sun and is republished here with permission
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