In 2003, researchers made a mysterious discovery in the Atacama Desert, Chile. They found a small skeleton that looked like an alien creature and had many characteristics that scientists could not explain.
This strange skeleton, nicknamed “Ata”, is only about 15 centimeters long, and while humans have 12 ribs, this creature had 10. Which led skeptics to speculate that it could be the remains of a premature birth or miscarriage of the fetus, although others assured that this is evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial beings on our planet.
Ata was kept in a private collection until 2009, and in the fall of 2012, scientists studied her using x-rays, computed tomography, and genetic sampling. Preliminary genetic results indicated that the skeleton appeared to be of human origin, but 9% of the DNA test results did not match the human genome benchmark.
The scientists quickly substantiated these results, reassuring them that they were within expected parameters for DNA contamination and degradation after so many years of exposure to the elements. But this does not prevent many conspiracy theorists from assuring that the scientific community is trying to hide the truth.
Once again, the scientific community was puzzled by the new discovery. This time, the California man received the mysterious creature from an unnamed man who claimed to have found it in his backyard in Arizona.
Strange creature from Arizona
Todd Ray, who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of monstrous two-headed creatures, said the mystery man sent him the body of another creature that apparently appeared in his backyard. Ray, producer and director of the American television show Venice Beach Freakshow, described the creature as “a strange shape” and admitted that experts in the field of zoology have not yet been able to determine its origin. He even said he was open to the possibility of having a DNA test.
Ray explained to The Huffington Post that he received a call some time ago from a man who refused to identify himself or provide his personal details and said he had found a strange creature in his Arizona backyard and handed it over to him so he could display it in his marked award-winning collection of monstrous creatures. At first, the record producer did not attach much importance to this, since he receives such calls daily.
“I get a lot of those calls,” Ray told the Huffington Post. “I got a call from a guy in Arizona who said he found a dead creature in his yard. He was scared and said I could show it on my show Strange Phenomena.”
Ray hoped the mystery man would send him some photos, but instead, a few weeks later, he received a package that didn’t contain any details about the sender. When he opened the package, a sample was found in a container filled with alcohol. It was a creature with gills under its head and a “fleshy mustache”.
“It’s a creature much stranger than I could have imagined,” Ray continued to explain. “This is truly the strangest creature I have ever seen. It is a mystery to all who see it. I don’t want to call him an alien, but he definitely has the shape of an alien. It is about 30 centimeters long and has items for the ears and under the head. He has strange eyes and something in his mouth that looks like a fleshy fang.”
As if that wasn’t enough, scientists have yet to identify it. However, one expert suggested that it may have been created from parts of several known creatures. Christina Simmons of the San Diego Zoo said it could be a fetal miscarriage or a malformation of any known animal species, but also acknowledged that it appears to be a mixture of different tissues.
“The eyes and body do not seem to be of the same origin as the facial tissues,” Simmons said.
For their part, experts from the Arizona Department of Game and Fish noted that this creature has the features of mammals and may be a squirrel or a deformed fetus of a pig or a bear. Larissa Harding, an official with the Arizona Department of Game and Fish, recommended a DNA test to determine the identity.
And for conspiracy theorists, this creature is the ultimate proof of the existence of extraterrestrial beings on our planet. Popular ufologist Scott Waring said the creature could be a radiation-induced mutant. But he also suggested that it could be the child of a human-alien hybrid.
“This is a strange creature,” Waring wrote on his UFO Sightings Daily blog. “If it was found in Chernobyl, its cause would already be known, but in Arizona? If this mutation was caused by radiation, then there is a great danger in the place of Arizona where they found this creature. It looks like a human-alien hybrid and has fins for flight. Whoever this creature is, one thing is clear – it is a child. The real proof of genetic manipulation has failed. It is very similar to an alien in India in 2015.”
No one can deny that this is an amazing creature that leaves no one indifferent. It is a pity that the person who discovered it could not tell in more detail about where and how he found it. We’ll have to wait for the results of the DNA analysis for now, although, knowing the scientific community, we already know that they are hiding the truth.
To be an alien? Genetic mutation? Or a mixture of the remains of different animals?