The place: Atacama Desert, Chile. The year: 2003. A local man named Oscar Muñoz was searching for trinkets left in the abandoned town of La Noria when, according to UFO news site OpenMinds, he spotted a white cloth tied with a violet ribbon. Inside, he found a miniature skeleton, about the length of a pen, with an elongated skull and the wrong number of ribs. Could it be an alien? UFO hunters and scientists alike have puzzled over the true nature of this skeleton, dubbed the "Atacama humanoid" or just "Ata," ever since. On March 22, 2018, a research team presented the most thorough conclusions yet. The verdict? Definitely not an alien.
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Written by Ashley Hamer March 23, 2018
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