08 July 2017

Peru Scientists Call Maussan-Gaia Mummy a Fraud


[Special thanks to Curt Collins for originally sharing this info on Facebook.  For more on Jaime Maussan's support of hoaxes, click here to see the video evidence for yourself.]


UPDATE 0710/17 @ 3:20PM (PST):  Comments and a link to this story left by ufowatchdog.com on Gaia.com's Facebook page and You Tube channel have been removed.

UPDATE @ 4PM (PST):  Gaia.com is now advertising a preview for a second mummy they allege to have.  Of course, you have to subscribe to their video streaming service to learn more.

"Statement by the Scientific Community about
the Fraud of Alien Mummies"
As many are aware, known UFO hoax promoter Jaime Maussan and Internet subscription website Gaia.com announced the finding of what they allege is a non-human mummy found in Peru.

Many have called the promotion of the Nazca mummy nothing more than a fraud perpetrated for financial gain.  Maussan alleges the mummies (yes, there are at least three known at this point) have been studied for the past eight months, but Maussan and Gaia.com have offered little scientific evidence of their claims.

Instead, advertisements selling a monthly subscription service to Gaia.com to view information have been offered and a conference offering more information is forthcoming for those willing to pay $300 to $350 per person to attend - this price doesn't include hotel, travel, or a $50 dinner to "meet Gaia TV personalities".  The supply of evidence for claims of commercial exploitation is plentiful.

Alleged Nazca mummy
Now comes the World Congress on Mummy Studies, a scientific organization calling the find a fraud and those behind it "an irresponsible organized campaign of disinformation."

The Lima, Peru based scientists involved with the statement also allege those behind the mummy have violated the law and call for legal action.

The statement calls the alleged mummy exploitation "criminal abuse of corpses for petty ends" and the abuse of such corpses not only "violates human dignity in a profound way", but also is a "predation" on Peruvian heritage as well as humanity.  Gaia.com and Maussan are being accused of a serious act of cultural misappropriation for commercial exploitation.

The following is a Google translation of the original posting found here.



Statement by the scientific community
About the fraud of alien mummies

Adherents to this document, members of the national and international scientific community, experts in the study and preservation of human remains (mummies and skeletons), communicate the following:
1.- for some time now, the alleged discovery of "Alien mummies" in our country has been publicized through an irresponsible organized campaign of disinformation.
2.- the published testimonies and images make it possible to affirm that these findings correspond, without any doubt, to human remains colombian - the cultural heritage of the nation --, 

. Furthermore, the exclusion of the entire related archaeological context is absolutely contrary to the scientific research of this kind of cultural property.
3.- it is up to the authorities to make the corresponding complaints, since this 'production' has violated numerous national and international standards which ensure the defence of cultural heritage. We hope that these same authorities will ensure the proper protection and proper investigation of these remains, as well as their place of origin, in order to stop the huaqueo and trafficking of human remains. We also expect exemplary sanctions for those responsible for this predation of the heritage which is of all peruvians and humanity.
4.- Finally, these illegal and criminal actions in a human body violate human dignity. In particular, the exploitation of pre-Columbian mummies carried out by these people, assaults and offends the Andean Culture, implying that their achievements were due to so-called 'External Aid'.
The undersigned offer our best offices to work with the authorities to demonstrate our statements in the relevant bodies. We also offer to participate in activities that contribute to defending and highlighting the importance of our cultural heritage, legacy of our ancestors.

Sonia Guillén O ' Negglio (Identity Card 04649168), Guido Lombardi Almonacín (Identity Card 06959233), Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao (ID 07258405), María Del Carmen Vega Dulanto (ID 10308912), Melissa Lund Valley (ID 07763061), Patricia Maita (ID 25835019), Martha Palma (ID 10537749), Carlos Herz Sáenz (Identity Card 07913390), Alejandra Valverde Barbosa (Identity Card 48813194), Marcela Urizar Vergara (CI 11347428-9), Claudia Aranda (ID: 20056087 ), Leandro Luna (ID: 23511760).

DECLARATION OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY REGARDING

THE FRAUD OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL MUMMIES

The subscribers of this document, members of the national and international scientific community, experts in the study and conservation of human remains (mummies and skeletons), communicate the following:

1.- In the last few months, the alleged discovery of "extraterrestrial mummies" in our country has been publicized through an irresponsible, organized disinformation campaign.

2.- Testimonies and published images on this case, allow to assert that these findings correspond undoubtedly to pre-Columbian human remains - Cultural Patrimony of the Nation -, maliciously manipulated and even mutilated to obtain an 'ad hoc' appearance for commercial exploitation. Moreover, the exclusion of the entire related archaeological contexts is absolutely contrary to the scientific investigation of this kind of cultural finds.

3.- It is upon our authorities to make the corresponding accusations, since this 'production' has violated numerous national and international norms that watch for the defense of Cultural Heritage. We hope that these same authorities will seek the protection and correct investigation of these remains and their place of origin, in order to stop looting and trafficking of human remains. We also expect exemplary sanctions for those responsible of this depredation of heritage that is of all Peruvians and Humanity as a whole.

4.- Finally, the criminal abuse of corpses for petty ends violates human dignity in a profound way. Thus, exploitation of pre-Columbian mummies carried out by this organization, attacks and particularly offends the Andean Culture, implying that its achievements were due to an alleged 'alien aid'.

We offer our best offices to collaborate with the authorities to demonstrate our statements in the corresponding instances. We also offer to participate in activities that would defend our patrimony and help educate the public about our ancestors and their legacy.


Sonia Guillén O ' Negglio (Identity Card 04649168), Guido Lombardi Almonacín (Identity Card 06959233), Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao (ID 07258405), María Del Carmen Vega Dulanto (ID 10308912), Melissa Lund Valley (ID 07763061), Patricia Maita (ID 25835019), Martha Palma (ID 10537749), Carlos Herz Sáenz (Identity Card 07913390), Alejandra Valverde Barbosa (Identity Card 48813194), Marcela Urizar Vergara (CI 11347428-9), Claudia Aranda (ID: 20056087 ), Leandro Luna (ID: 23511760).

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