The mysterious Atacama alien skeleton is a stillborn girl with an astounding seven different mutations in genes responsible for bone development


A bizarre, mummified, six-inch-long skeleton once suspected of possibly being an alien, was discovered back in 2003 in Chile’s Atacama desert and was heralded by some as a potential breakthrough in the search for ET confirmation. This fantastic conclusion was, unfortunately, squashed five years ago when DNA tests on the ‘alien’ revealed that it was, in fact, a human being. However, researchers were still stumped by what may have caused Ata’s unique appearance, but a newly-published paper appears to have solved the mystery.

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Whole-genome sequencing of Atacama skeleton shows novel mutations linked with dysplasia. Photo by Dr Emery Smith

Dubbed the ‘Atacama alien’ or ‘Ata’ for short, the skeleton’s conical head and abnormally large eye sockets bore an uncanny resemblance to the iconic depiction of a grey ET.

By way of DNA extracted from Ata’s bones, geneticists were able to determine that this skeleton was that of a girl who was either stillborn or died shortly after birth. The remarkable nature of the skeleton, they say, is the result of an astounding seven different mutations in genes responsible for bone development.

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Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama ‘alien’ skeleton.
Mummified remains from Chilean ghost town revealed to be baby girl with malformations so bizarre they led to speculation over alien life. Photo by Dr Emery Smith

This confluence of genetic abnormalities resulted in the skeleton being more akin in composition to a six-year-old child as well as the variety of bone deformities which originally gave rise to speculation that Ata had been an alien.

Although the ultimate conclusion of the study may be a bit disappointing to UFO enthusiasts, the researchers behind the project say that their findings could go a long way towards diagnosing and treating those with skeletal deformities.

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  1. A family who are living next door (420 Fawn Lake Bridge Rd, Tuscumbia, Alabama) still try to shoot me since we moved in. They still cannot shoot, and kill me because we are protected by Galactic Federation of Light! If they can kill me, they will receive big money from the Shadow Government!

    • I know you don’t fear, and don’t . But still better to be careful about the facts .
      Basically now we know your neighboor’s address. : )

      Always wanted to see a fairy . when i getting older it was hard to except that there are no fairies and other creatures like this. but today i say it’s not only in our fantasy, but out there as well. we just need to collect back into ourselves again.

      • We, in a human body, have very limited frequency we are able to see. That is why we cannot very much see anything. But during winter when dragonflies do not exist very much, but still we were surrounded by them. Even some of them were willing to stop on our bodies. It is easy to guess that those dragonflies were NOT really dragonflies.

        I would like to emphasize the addresses of those evil shooters in order to prevent further shooting. I know we are protected, but it is so annoying to see them sneaking up to me and try to shoot me. Guns and rifles are for only primitive cannibal reptilians. I live Tuscumbia, Alabama, but I feel I am living in Papua New Guinea with Cannibal tribes. The difference is only weapon they use, instead spears, my neighbors use guns and rifles. But the they have same mentality as predators.

  2. I have found the similar creature flying on a Youtube video.
    Youtube: Humanoid flying insect creature extremely slow motion

    It looks like dragonfly, but it isn’t. While I had lived in Clearwater Florida, I was surrounded a bunch of dragonflies outside of my house. They might have been angels or some kind of alien beings to protect me. When a retired green beret guy who is living 3070 Myrtle St N Clearwater, FL 33763 tried to shoot me by his gun, suddenly, I heard the voice said “Do not worry! We are protecting you!”. When he pulled the trigger, a bullet did NOT fly at all. He looked bewildered to wonder why a bullet did not fly to me.

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