A VIRAL post about ancient Peruvian skulls has claimed they’re evidence of aliens visiting Earth.
USA Today recently reported on the since deleted Facebook post which features a YouTube video supposedly showing some of the skulls in Peru.
According to USA Today, the viral conspiracy claims the eye sockets and length of the skulls are ‘proof’ of their alien origin.
Hundreds of cone-shaped skulls were found in the Paracas region of Peru in the 1920s by archaeologist Julio Tello.
Since then, scholars have speculated about their unusual shape and how they formed.
The viral Facebook post told people to watch the video and said: « Check the eye sockets 100% alien. »
The video was posted to YouTube last month and has hundreds of thousands of views.
The presenter of the video speaks Spanish throughout and titled the post « I found STRANGE and DEFORMED SKULLS in the mountains of Huancavelica. »
Huancavelica is a city in Peru.
USA Today reached out to the poster, who said, « the video was made by a local boy and looks 100% real. »
The Facebook post was said to have been shared over 500 times before disappearing.
However exciting the footage may look, lots of experts believe the skulls are human and were forced into forming their elongated shape with bindings.
Professor Melissa S. Murphy, a Peru anthropology specialist, told USA Today: « The eye sockets are normal and perfectly within the range of human variation and look like eye sockets of other human skulls from Peru. »
She touched on how ancient people in Peru would use tight cloth head bindings to create an unusual skull shape.
She added: « Prehispanic peoples on the south coast of Peru and elsewhere in Peru have engaged in this practice for thousands of years.
« Deliberate head shaping is a form of cultural modification of the body that marks different things, like one’s identity, a rite of passage, (or) an occupation. »
Fermi Paradox – what is it?
Here’s what you need to know…
- The Fermi Paradox isn’t strict evidence for alien life – but more of a thought experiment
- It’s a famous contradiction posed by physicist Enrico Fermi
- Fermi suggested that the enormous size of the universe – and the billions of Sun-like stars in the galaxy, and their planets – makes it highly likely that there is intelligent life out there
- Some of these civilisations may have developed interstellar travel
- But Fermi also noted that there’s a significant lack of evidence for life on other planets
- The chances of aliens being able to reach us are high, but there’s no evidence that aliens ever have
- This paradox has baffled scientists for decades
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