IT WAS a mind-blowing announcement – that not only had remains of historic inhabitants of Antarctica been found, but at the same time they could be from aliens.
The story went viral online, claiming that three ancient skulls were unearthed by a team of archaeologists.
It was seen as mind-blowing, not only because it was thought at the time Antarctica was first reached by humans, in 1820, hundreds of years after the suspected age of the skulls, but also because they were “elongated with giant craniums”, leading some commentators to claim they could have been the remains of aliens who visted Earth.
The reports claim that an archaeologist called Damian Waters and his team uncovered the skulls in a region of Antarctica called La Paille.
They were hailed initially as the first human remains uncovered from Antarctica, before it changed to the first remains of aliens found on Earth.
Mr Waters, allegedly an archaeologist from Smithsonian Institute of New York, reportedly said after the alleged discovery in 2014: “We just can’t believe it. We didn’t just find human remains on Antarctica, we found elongated skulls.