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Fossils of alien corpses were discovered in Peru.

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This statement is false. I searched the term "Fossils of alien corpses were discovered in Peru" and was met with a lot of articles that were mere speculations. According to The New York Times a ufologist who had a history of performing pseudoscience on television, claimed that these specimens were alien fossils from Peru. However, other scientists from NASA were rather embarrassed by such an evidently false claim. A 2021 study done by the Ktisis Cyprus University of Technology  showed that the specimens were combined bones from several different species, including the head of a llama. After research, it appears that this many credible scientists believe the claim is false and was only used as an attention grab.

by Titan (25.6k points)
The part about NASA's reaction came from the New York Times article? Or did NASA put out their own statement on this? I like that you are able to debunk this with NASA -- but I'd love to see where this came from and learn more. I really like the info from Ktisis Cyprus University of Technology. The part about the llama head is very interesting.
by Journeyman (2.8k points)
This references a lot of reliable sources, but could you link where you read them? I'm curious where you found that NASA was "embarrassed" by the statement.
by Journeyman (2.4k points)
Was this the article?
I don't have a New York Times subscription so I couldn't read the whole thing, but it's the only Times article on the topic I found.
by Journeyman (2.8k points)
This was a good fact-check with solid writing that helped me better understand that the claim is false, however I would link the article you found your evidence from.

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