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Mummies from space?

By fortean editor Raven Akki

Posted October 05, 2012
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Ancient astronauts: Did ETs visit Egypt just to pull poses and load up on clag? © Ignatius Rake

Is a well freaky mummy in the Cairo Museum proof of ancient astronauts or simply someone's proficiency in using Photoshop? You be the jury!

So this image caught my attention recently, apparently leaked from the Cairo museum in Egypt.

I'm not going to write the full story about it because in fairness it's done the rounds on FaceBook and other social media outlets and I'm not the first to write about it on a website or blog either.

But it is interesting nonetheless.

One bit of backstory I will write is that it's supposedly been dated at around 2,000 years old.

Now normally the very first question would be is this a hoax?

However, I remember something from my history.

Is this hieroglyphic jobbie depicting the above mummified fellow?

I personally like to sit on the fence on this matter, as I do a lot really, but you are entitled to your viewpoint.

So you decide.

Is this a hoax?

Is it real?

What other mysteries could be found after this?

Chief hack's note: Admittedly, this mummy-in-the-museum one's probably a Photoshop hoax if this article is to be believed. However, there are still shedloads of anomalies, holes and WTFs with regard to the ancient world out there. Just ask Messrs Hancock and Cremo. So get digging and uncover the truth, dammit! The first reader to conclusively solve all the riddles of the distant past wins a set of steak knives and a hat. The second gets a fish in a towel.

See also Spy camera snaps teleporter, posted 16/9/12.

What mean fortean?

The terms fortean and forteana derive from the work of Charles Hoy Fort (1874-1932), an American journalist who catalogued anomalous and paranormal reports, ranging from frog falls and spontaneous human combustion to ghosts, cryptids and UFOs. Spending much of his time sifting through "the data of the damned" in the New York Public Library and the British Museum Library, he wrote four seminal texts based on his findings and theories, viz The Book of the Damned (1919), New Lands (1923), Lo! (1931) and Wild Talents (1932). To learn more about this home-brewing inventor of topeacho, have a read of this.

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