The figures were first presented in September, when journalist and ufologist Jaime Maussan appeared in front of Congress and explained they’d been recovered from Cusco in Peru.
Maussan claimed the specimens were not related to any life on Earth, saying: “The public has a right to know about non-human technology and non-human entities.”
The revelation was met with skepticism at the time, with physicist and presenter Professor Brian Cox among those criticizing the claims made by Maussan as he said they were ‘way too humanoid’ to be genuine.
However, Maussan continued to insist the bodies were real when he appeared again in front of Mexico’s Congress on Tuesday (7 November).
The ufologist came armed with a string of doctors to back him up, all of who said the bodies had at one point been alive.
Anthropologist Roger Zuniga, of San Luis Gonzaga National University in Ica Peru, offered up a letter signed by 11 researchers from the university which stated the bodies were not fake.
Speaking to Reuters after the congressional session, he said: “They’re real.
“There was absolutely no human intervention in the physical and biological formation of these beings.”
However, Zuniga has pointed out that he doesn’t know the origin of the beings, and the letter made clear that the scientists were not implying the bodies were ‘extraterrestrial’.
Maussan has not offered up a definitive explanation for the origins of the bodies himself, but stated: “None of the scientists say [the study results] prove that they are extraterrestrials, but I go further.”
The ufologist went on to suggest the bodies could be evidence of non-Earthly life forms.
After reviewing test results and images of the bodies, Argentine surgeon Celestino Adolfo Piotto expressed belief they were an evolved version of humans as we exist today, claiming they were ‘our descendants’.
Maussan has previously come under fire by the scientific community after making similar claims about bodies in Peru.
When the bodies were studied by the country’s prosecutor’s office, it found the bodies were actually ‘recently manufactured dolls, which have been covered with a mixture of paper and synthetic glue to simulate the presence of skin’.
Though Zuniga acknowledged false specimens have been an issue in the past, he stood by his claims that the ones presented in Mexico are real.