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Alleged Mummy found at Nazca, clearly has three fingers and toes

Paradigm Shift Required? 3-Fingered Mummified Humanoid Found in Peru May Change the Story of Human Origins


A remarkable mummified body has been discovered in Nazca, Peru. While mummies can draw attention, this particular find may alter the story of human origins. The crouched mummified body of a humanoid figure with an elongated skull and three fingers on each hand is certainly fascinating, but is it real? And if it is, what could it tell us about human history?

Close up of skull and three, long fingers on the body.

Close up of skull and three, long fingers on the body. (Screenshot Youtube)

Open-minded scientists studying human origins may find themselves in a situation where they have to identify this surprising discovery as true, probable, or a false find. It is important in these situations to remain curious yet skeptical. Numerous hoaxes have been taken as fact in archaeological history, but there are just as many (or more) factual finds that have been discredited for not fitting into mainstream science. As shown with the recent unearthingof 300,000-year-old remains in Morocco, the history of humanity is always transforming. We should keep an open mind yet stay apprehensive about jumping to conclusions on new discoveries, even if they seem incredible at first.

CAT scan image of the body

CAT scan image of the body (Screenshot Youtube)

Jaime Maussan, an investigative journalist from Mexico, first introduced this find to Gaia filmmakers. They joined a team of researchers and scientists just outside of Nazca to investigate the story of the mummified body.A video discussing the analysis of results so far suggests that the body may be unique to the known fossil record.

One of the lead scientists examining this case is Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, a professor at Saint-Petersburg University. Dr. José de Jesús Zalce Benítez, Forensic expert at the National School of Medicine of Mexico, and Natalia Zaloznaja MD PhD, Head of image analysis of the Medical Institute MIBS, also participated in the initial examinations.

The face has large eyes, small nose and only holes where human ears would be

The face has large eyes, small nose and only holes where human ears would be (Screenshot Youtube)

The body measures 168cm (5’6”) tall and has proportions very similar to humans. Features that set the individual apart however are the three long fingers on each hand and the elongated skull and lack of nose and ears (with only holes in these areas.) Dr. Korotkov asserts in the video that these features are not a deformity, but the individual is “another creature, another humanoid.”

The skull is elongated compared to a human

The skull is elongated compared to a human (Screenshot Youtube)

This is not the only example of an elongated skull found in Peru. The ‘Paracas skulls’ are the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world. They number more than 300 and were found in a graveyard in Paracas, Peru. Some of these skulls date back around 3,000 years. The reason for the shape of these skulls has long been debated, as have their origins.DNA testing of the skulls placed their origins in Europe and the Middle East. Other strange features of these elongated skulls are the different location of the foramen magnum, where the spinal cord attaches to the skull, from normal human skulls and their larger size and heavier weight.

Elongated skulls on display at Museo Regional de Ica in the city of Ica in Peru.

Elongated skulls on display at Museo Regional de Ica in the city of Ica in Peru. (Public Domain)

Returning to the mummified body found near Nazca, it is covered in a white powder which was apparently used to dry the skin and preserve the remains. It gives the skin a greyish appearance. The internal organs are said to be intact.

A sample of grey skin was removed from under the white preserving powder

A sample of grey skin was removed from under the white preserving powder (Screenshot Youtube)

Carbon dating of samples from the body show dates between 245 – 410 AD. DNA sequencing is currently underway. Melissa Tittl, Gaia’s Director of Original Content, says in the video that further analysis of CAT scan results is also in progress.

M.K. Jesse, a Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the University of Colorado Hospital,told Gaia that it seems unlikely anyone made changes to the skull or hands to provide their unique appearance.

Senior Director of Content for Gaia, Jay Weidner,says that petroglyphs located near the mummified body show three-fingered humanoid figures as well. Dr. Korotkov pointed out that there are many other examples of three-fingered figures in South American iconography – could these depictions have been based on reality? Or are they only art?

Three-fingered being found amongst petroglyphs nearby in Nazca

Three-fingered being found amongst petroglyphs nearby in Nazca (Screenshot Youtube)

Many questions remain regarding this mummified body: If it is real, is this an example of a forgotten human species? Are the unique features deformities – either developmental or intentional? Could this be evidence of a non-human species? If proven true, what would this discovery mean for the study of human origins and the ancient past? To answer such questions, further examination of the find is required.

Top Image: Alleged Mummy found at Nazca, clearly has three fingers and toes (Screenshot Youtube)

By Alicia McDermott



Gary Moran's picture

The person who originally reported to have ‘discovered’ these mummies has been reported to have fronted other bogus ‘findings’, and reputable researchers have have discredited his findings on other occasions as well. By all accounts, it is a well made fake, with real bones inside, but not at all what it is purported to be. 


Why is this site so censored that creationists have a difficult time posting?
God damn page refreshed and erased all the text I had in it already damn!
But again 100% legit finding but is not evolution proof but creation proof, or evidence.
The book of Asher talks about how the Giants did animal experiments, so this is or could be one of those. But here they did experiments with
snakes and Humans. I watched the video and then the other one that comes up after you watch this one, and it was a press conference in Peru or Mexico, and
showed several different bodies just like this one, but they said they were all reptillian.
We did not evolve nor is this evidence of any of that. I'm open to ET or Angles and weird experiments with humans and animals but not evolution which is the fraud!!!!!
Movie or other video said something about the Govt working with them? Oh hell no don't let the govt nor the smithsonian have anythign to do with this!!!!
you'll never see them agian and will never be able to prove crap.

Thanks for your reply. I stand by my comment. There have to be some standards in any kind of journalism or publications would be full of unsuitable content. This article does a disservice to Ancient Origins. Some amateur YouTubers provided much more meaningful, concise, enlightening and relevant information on the topic.

Hi Luis,

I saw no claim in the article as to the validity of the finding, and nothing by the author regarding his personal opinion on the subject. The idea of the site is to present the facts,as they are known so that you and I, as the readers, may be prompted to do our own research on the subject and form our own opinion. It stimulates our curiosity to learn.

To remove an article because you or I, or anyone else did not agree with it’s content would be to go against the goal of the site itself, and THAT would destroy the credibility of the website.


R. Lee Bowers

I was excited when i saw this. a quick search on youtube and there are many videos that very clearly debunk this and shed some light on the sources, which happen to be shady. After watching them, the only paradigm that shifted was my trust in Ancient Origins. I ask the moderators to remove this post because it takes away credibility from this website, which has a lot of really great content.


Alicia McDermott's picture


Alicia McDermott holds degrees in Anthropology, Psychology, and International Development Studies and has worked in various fields such as education, anthropology, and tourism. Traveling throughout Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador, Alicia has focused much of her research on Andean cultures... Read More

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