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Bizarre skeletal remains with just three fingers and three toes could be alien - despite having many similarities to humans, it is claimed.

The mysterious remains, which were found in Peru alongside a nine-month-old baby mummy, have been named Maria by a research team.

Tests reportedly reveal that Maria is humanoid - because she does have 23 chromosomes - but she does have a number of things that mean she is not human.

Professor Konstantin Korotkov, from the Russian National Research University says he has also seen four other male mummies found by colleagues in Peru, which date back as far as 6,500 years.

These results will have to be independently verified by other labs before we can say anything definitive. To read more, click here.

Category: Weird Desk