1. The Atacama Skeleton
In 2003, a man by the name of Oscar Munoz stumbled upon this six-inch-long skeleton in the Atacama Desert. The skeleton’s strange alienesque features caused quite a buzz among those still hopeful for proof of extraterrestrial life. After extensive analysis, it was determined that the skeleton does in fact, belong to a human. Scientists could confirm this with absolute certainty through DNA extraction. Naturally, this probed further mystery regarding how and why a human could be so small.
After successfully confirming that the Atacama was not an alien, researchers had a different mystery to unravel. Scientists immediately began working on plausible theories that would explain a six-inch-long human skeleton.
Initially, the skeleton was believed to be a mummified aborted fetus. Alternative opinions believe the skeletal remains belonged to a young child with severe deformities. The mystery remains unsolved but continues to intrigue mystery fans.