Mexican paranormal journalist Jaimie Maussan, who is at the forefront of the investigation into the shocking alleged discoveries says there is an attempt by scientists and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture to label the bodies a hoax because it is feared the “truth” will lead to history having to be rewritten.
Around six bodies, which included a three-fingered corpses of varying sizes, were reportedly found in a tomb near the Nazca Lines in southern Peru.
Conspiracy theory website Gaia.com ran a series of videos which claimed the bodies had been found in a tomb near the Nazca Lines in southern Peru and it was thought they could be a newly undiscovered species or even alien.
The bodies were carbon dated to between 245 to 410 AD, but genuine scientists believe they have been created to look like aliens using the “grave-robbed” mummified remains of anciently-buried humans.
Scientists said the bodies were built using genuine human mummified remains but Mr Maussan said they had “not even seen them”.
He made the claims in a filmed interview with British ufologist Steve Mera who visited Peru.
Mr Mera said: “There has been a lot of international attention, but surprisingly it has been very quiet here in Peru.
“Do you believe the government has been trying to pressure, to maybe keep it quiet?
“You went to the Ministry of Culture to try to present your findings, can you tell us how that meeting went?”
Mr Maussan said: “The attitude of the government,the Ministry of Culture, is really to reject these findings, it is very disturbing… the real victim here is the truth.
“People around the world deserve the truth about this.
“They are trying to stop this, they are fearful this could be true and we will have to rewrite the books of history, everything we know could change and that is too fearful for many people.
“Even without the bodies they are saying this is not true.
“This is physical evidence in the hands of society for the first time, and they want to take that away from us.”
Mr Mera suggested it was very “coincidental” that statements from Peruvian scientists and the government saying it was a criminal hoax were made just before Mr Maussan and his team announced their preliminary findings at a press conference.
Mr Mera added: “They said it was all fake. How can they do that if they have not seen them?”
Mr Maussan said: “They did an event to declare our findings a hoax, a fraud.
“They don’t have the bodies, they don’t have the X-rays, they don’t have the CAT scans… they have not presented anything one shred of evidence that backs their word.”
After the interview, Mr Mera said he pondered on the claims.
He said: “They have discredited it, but are doing it without laying a single finger on any of the bodies.
“How can they do that if they have not seen them?”
The organisers of the ninth annual World Congress on Mummy Studies, which took place in Lima, Peru, last August, issued an angry call on Facebook for an official inquiry into whether archaeological crimes have been committed.
The congress brings together world experts in mummies and skeletons in a new location each year.
Under the heading ‘The Fraud of Extraterrestrial Mummies’, translated from Spanish, the congress said it believed real human mummified remains had been mutated and re-arranged to create bogus alien-looking creatures.
Other scientists looked at X-ray images of the three-fingered hands released by Gaia.com and said they had been created using identifiable human hand bones from a number of bodies.