Mexican politicians have heard testimony that "we are not alone" in the universe and seen the alleged remains of non-human beings in an extraordinary hearing marking the country's first congressional event on unidentified flying objects.
In the hearing on FANI, the Spanish acronym for what are usually now termed Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP), politicians were shown two artifacts that Mexican journalist and long-time UFO enthusiast Jaime Maussan claimed were the corpses of extraterrestrials.
The specimens were not related to any life on earth, Maussan said.
The two tiny "bodies," displayed in cases, have three fingers on each hand and elongated heads.
Maussan said they were recovered in Peru near the ancient Nazca Lines in 2017.
He said that they were about 1000 years old.
Similar such finds in the past have turned out to be the remains of mummified children.
"This is the first time extraterrestrial life is presented in such a form and I think there is a clear demonstration that we are dealing with non-human specimens that are not related to any other species in our world and that any scientific institution can investigate it," Maussan said.
"We are not alone," he added.
Jose de Jesus Zalce Benitez, director of the Scientific Institute for Health of the Mexican navy, said X-rays, 3D reconstruction and DNA analysis had been carried out on the remains.
"I can affirm that these bodies have no relation to human beings," he said.
Lawmakers also heard from former US navy pilot Ryan Graves, who has participated in US Congressional hearings about his personal experience with UAP and the stigma around reporting such sightings.
In recent years, the US government has done an about-face on public information on UAP after decades of stonewalling and deflecting.
The Pentagon has been actively investigating reported sightings in recent years by military aviators, while an independent NASA panel studying UFOs is the first of its kind by the space agency.
NASA is set to discuss findings from the study on Thursday.