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Is it me or is this whole “Atacama Alien” thing getting a bit too uncomfortable?

The Sirius documentary team has stepped up their marketing research and have released new information about Ata, the Atacama alien.  Dr. Steven Greer and the Sirius team recently declared that the tiny fossilized creature found in Chile’s Atacama desert was some kind of humanoid alien. This week, the team has stepped it up a notch and went a bit further by releasing the thing’s name, sex, and even age.

Ata is said to be a male between the ages of six and eight years of age.

‘Ata’ – The Atacama Humanoid. (Credit: S.T.A.R. Research)

The Sirius team is calling the creature “Ata,” and claim that their analysis has revealed that the mysterious humanoid is male and survived 6 to 8 years, post-birth. Their findings are the result of bone density and epiphyseal plate studies. They had previously disclosed that their DNA sequencing studies have determined the creature to be a “humanoid of unknown origin.”

The analysis has been conducted by a “top research scientist at a prestigious American university.” However, they are not releasing the name of the university or the researcher for “security purposes.” They do say they will announce this information, along with the DNA analysis, on or before the premiere of the film on April 22.

The team does not give any explanation as to what security concerns they are afraid of, or why these concerns will be resolved within the next few days. However, this isn’t the first time the filmmakers have noted their concerns with safety. In the movie’s summary, they write that UFO researcher, Dr. Steven Greer, “feels the pressure of an imminent assassination attempt.” –source:

That’s a bold move for the Sirius team. They’ve been revving up their findings as the film’s premier looms closer, but at what cost? The Atacama alien was found in 2003 and since then has been debunked by several websites and researchers are pure bunk:

The current owner of the Atacama Humanoid is Barcelona entrepreneur Ramon Navia-Osorio, who heads up a UFO organization, the Institute for Exobiological Investigation and Study (IIEE). Navia-Osorio recently wrote a lengthy report, “The Anthropomorphic Being From Atacama,” that was posted by Julio Gonzalez in the Argentina news website, Realidad OVNI (UFO Reality).

Navia-Osorio’s account includes steps he took to have the creature analyzed and how he got differing opinions about its identity. One study conducted by three doctors concluded that, whatever the creature turns out to be, they didn’t think it was a hoax.

A second document, from a forensic medical expert at Basque Country University, concluded: “It’s a mummified body with all typical characteristics of a fetus. The body displays all the structures and anatomical links normal for the head, trunk and extremities. Taken together, the proportionality of the anatomical structures … [allows us] to interpret beyond doubt, that this is a mummified human fetus completely normal.” –source: HuffingtonPost

  • Elder Druid

    Yes I tend to agree with you Tom for many investigated cases, but in this case we have the DNA test and the results are definitive, beyond any doubt. So it doesn’t simply appear human, it is human, unless you want to consider the posibility of cross breeding techniques. I am still waiting for more explanations, so I have to wait for more test and results. Currently there is no explanation for the size, the head and the ribs.

  • What are you talking about? The DNA results came back human. Definitively.

  • Elder Druid

    If you read carefully my first comment, this is exactly what I said. They still do not know the why for the size the ribs count and the head (shape etc).

  • citizen k

    Does a human DNA prove that someone comes necessarily from planet Earth?What about if there r plenty of planets out there inhabited by ppl with a human “compatible” DNA, or with our same DNA?Who told that “aliens” must be necessarily sooo different from us?Green,grey,big eyes,10 feet long,blah blah…Maybe humans r spread all over the galaxy,some r ahead in their history some r still in the stoneage.After all it’s just a matter of finding the right propulsion to reach us…’n a good shortcut of course.

  • seventhseal

    Could it be a conjoined twin? The skull looks flattened – the plates aren’t connected correctly. I think that fact makes it look more alien.

  • larry141094

    The human skull fuses after birth…

  • Jessica Snethen

    I am no scientist or expert in ancient remains but saying this I feel as though it doesn’t look right at all. I don’t see it as being a human baby fetus as the skull shape and body shape just does not add up as being a human mummified. I can honestly say I am baffled by this one. I do believe in aliens 100% but have never seen one up close and personal so knowing what to look for in these remains is far from anything I can do. Wow, it is baffling.

  • rocknray