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Date: 05/07/13 11:50 PM

25 Responses to The Atacama Alien: What The Hell Is It? [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18931 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm
    Link: The Atacama Alien: What The Hell Is It? - You hear about the Atacama Alien last week? Found in S. America, it looks like a space alien, but here`s what we know.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Oh, sorry. That`s mine. A chew toy for my dog.
  3. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    I don`t understand, so its a small human but only matches 91% of our DNA?
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    Bet when that poor thing died it never figured it would become a celebrity in 2013.
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    PurplePyro Female 18-29
    7 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    It`s the remains of a foetus aborted illegally by some desperate woman who probably didn`t survive the ordeal either. Sensationalizing it like this is cruel and disrespectful to mother, the child, and anyone who had to go through something like this. The full explanation can be found here.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    Why do the legs look like they`re made of tubes??
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    @Purple thanks for that link.. Good job that wasn`t the original credit or we`d have a pro-life pro choice debate on our hands...*leaves*
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    ak4775 Male 30-39
    354 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm
    I bought one just like that on ebay.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    PurplePyro
    Female, 18-29, Canada
    3 Posts Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:29:45 PM
    It`s the remains of a foetus aborted illegally by some desperate woman who probably didn`t survive the ordeal either. Sensationalizing it like this is cruel and disrespectful to mother, the child, and anyone who had to go through something like this. The full explanation can be found here.
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    Ye gods, poor thing
  10. Profile photo of cityncolour
    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    Mystery Solved
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    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    DOH! i see you beat me to the link PurplePyro. good show.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    Ick, a bit of bile rose into my throat while reading the linked explanation.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36838 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I sense a Fiji mermaid in there somewhere.
  14. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    Last week? This is older than that, and already solved.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    So... they`ve either proven that it is human (but with 9% non-human DNA?) OR that it`s an alien that shares 91% of our DNA. Hmmmm...
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm
    Whether or not you agree with Purplepyro, at least it was a more credible link than Fancy`s. Yet again Fancy keeps the low standards of IAB, now with added junk science.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm
    its mini-mini-mini-me
  18. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    1) A personal blog from someone claiming to be a museum curator, but giving no name or identification, is as reliable as the original source.

    2) Assuming the person is legit and really knows his or her stuff, there was no explanation about the major difference in DNA.

    I`d like some more information from credible sources before trying to reach a conclusion. There are still too many unanswered questions.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7607 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 11:35 pm
    Thank you for those links. I assumed it must be a miscarriage or abortion until I read the article, In fact, it seemed so obvious that I wonder why the article did not even mention the possibility? That seems irresponsible to me.
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    May 8, 2013 at 12:59 am
    @cityncolour thanks for your link, this was definately a better explanation.
  21. Profile photo of joeblowsglas
    joeblowsglas Male 30-39
    72 posts
    May 8, 2013 at 1:10 am
    paolov.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/atacama -alien-mystery/
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    DutchWeed Male 18-29
    92 posts
    May 8, 2013 at 9:18 am
    total bullpoo
  23. Profile photo of Denogginizer
    Denogginizer Male 30-39
    821 posts
    May 8, 2013 at 10:59 am
    That`s just a dead baby. The "article" says it lived 6 to 8 years, but the cranial bones say otherwise.
  24. Profile photo of Badenov
    Badenov Male 70 & Over
    267 posts
    May 8, 2013 at 7:04 pm
    Hey I know that guy! Uncle Louie! Que pasa?
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    zeebeedee Male 50-59
    614 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    (What Species Was It?)

    Walnut

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