September 30, 2016 | Updated at 05:54 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Tiny 'Alien' Skeleton Found VIDEO: Body Only 6 Inches In Length Discovered in Chile, VIDEO & Details

A small skeleton with a head strikingly similar to that of an alien was found in Chile's Atacama Desert a decade ago, and still remains a medical mystery.

By Robert Leo, EnStars on May 01, 2013 08:59 AM EDT
Tag :   offbeat
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Tiny 'Alien' Skeleton
(Photo : Screenshot/YouTube)

A small skeleton with a head strikingly similar to that of an alien was found in Chile's Atacama Desert a decade ago, and still remains a medical mystery.

According to NBC News, when the mummified body was located, there were people who suspected that it may be an alien "that had somehow landed on earth," although scientists haven't made that notion.

After the specimen was evaluated by DNA and various other forms of testing, it was found to be a human that was roughly 6 to 8 years of age upon death. Nonetheless, the body only measured 6 inches in length.

"While the jury is out regarding the mutations that cause the deformity, and there is a real discrepancy in how we account for the apparent age of the bones ... every nucleotide I've been able to look at is human. I've only scratched the surface in the analysis. But there is nothing that jumps out so far as to scream 'nonhuman,'" Gary Nolan, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine told Live Science.

The remains were analyzed in the fall of 2012, as the research team wanted to see whether a rare disorder could explain the unorthodox skeleton, which only had 10 ribs compared to the 12 usually found in a healthy person.

Although the findings are for the most part, conclusive, some of the oddities in the tiny skeletal structure still remain unexplainable.

"There is no known form of dwarfism that accounts for all of the anomalies seen in this specimen," said Ralph Lachman, a professor emeritus at the UCLA School of Medicine and a clinical professor at Stanford University.

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Kim Richards

'RHOBH' Kim Richards is a Grandmother

Kim Richards is officially a grandmother. Her daughter, Brooke Brinson, gave birth earlier this week.

2016 Ryder Cup - Morning Foursome Matches

"One Direction" Member, Niall Horan, Releases First Solo Single ‘This Town’ [WATCH]

One Direction member, Niall Horan decides to continue his singing career while the boy band is on hiatus. The singer releases his first ever single as a solo artist.

Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Warcraft' - Red Carpet

‘Warcraft’ Movie Gets Commendation from ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Director

The "Warcraft" movie may have gotten less than appealing reviews from film critics, but "Star Wars: Episode VIII" director, Rian Johnson, only has praises for it.

MacBook Air

Macbook Pro 2016 to release in November with tremendous specs

Apple's next big thing: Macbook Pro 2016 is speculated to be released by this November 2016 with some of the incredible and never before features.

Chelsea Houska & Cole DeBoer

Is 'Teen Mom 2' Chelsea Houska Revealing Her Baby's Gender at Her Wedding?

Chelsea Houska is speaking of her potential gender reveal at her wedding.

Real Time Analytics