Newfound Artifacts May Prove Aliens Visited Mexico 5,000 Years Ago
Mexico is experiencing a surge of alien activity, recent reports suggest.
Earlier this month, witnesses reported a mysterious craft flying over parts of the Central American country, providing us with our first noteworthy UFO sighting of the year.
Then, archeologists discovered what they believe to be a loose map of the universe in a crater in Mexico, based on the knowledge that the natives had at the time, and depicting spheres as floating in an inky black sky.
Now, many dedicated alien truthers are getting excited about much older accounts of alien encounters as recorded through the medium of ancient Mexican art and sculpture.
A YouTube video from UFOmania - The truth is out there shows off a series of intriguing ancient artifacts, purported to be 5,000-year-old relics in the possession of Mexican farmers, which seem to depict humanoid beings that look very similar to our typical interpretation of aliens in the modern era.
A text-to-speech voice that starts the video explains a little of the backstory behind these artifacts, but as is always the case with these kinds of conspiracy theories, concrete details are sketchy at best. The pictures have no sources nor explanations, and the video merely implies a tangential connection to artifacts that have been studied by researcher Klaus Dona, a recurring player in the UFO truther community.
According to the video:
Presumably, whoever put this video together isn't a fan of the Smithsonian or "the like"—established institutes of learning and rigorous scientific study probably seem like a bit of a drag when you're just looking to get some YouTube traffic from a bunch of photos that seem to have been scraped off a Google image search in the weeks preceding the video's launch.
There are two big questions to answer about these mysterious photos.
The first is whether or not the pictures are genuine articles, uncovered relics that truly date back to the says of pre-European American settlements. This is hard to prove without any more information on the artifacts—without a good look at the sculptures and carvings, it's hard to tell whether these are real, or whether they were created by enthusiastic forgers.
The second big question is whether or not the objects are intended to depict space aliens in the first place. Certainly, some of these humanoids look vaguely like our traditional view of grey aliens with large eyes and bulbous skulls, but many could just as easily be a stylized interpretation of a human. Ancient art is convenient for UFO conspiracy theorists because unusual art styles can easily be willfully misinterpreted in the context of a certain intended reading.
For example, a lot of the pictures in the slideshow resemble traditional flying saucers, but they could just as easily be bells, cooking implements, or stylish interpretations of mountains. As fun as it is to read into these pictures, without guidance from an expert (such as the kind that work at the dreaded Smithsonian), any attempt to decipher these pictures boils down to little more than guesswork.
Ultimately, it's unlikely that these pictures are quite what they seem. Without any actual scientific evidence, it's best not to base a belief in aliens on a suspicious YouTube video with all the production value of an eight-year-old discovering PowerPoint for the first time.