Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Something Strange For Tuesday...!

Once in a while, I find an article that is beyond strange. There are many things in this old world that I don't understand, and this story is only one of them.

At some point in time we must understand that until we solve some of the great mysteries of our past, we cannot hope to understand and deal with many of the coming mysteries ahead. That, of course, is just my opinion!

Atacama Alien

In 2003, a tiny humanoid skeleton was found in near a churchyard in a Chilean ghost town. Barely six inches long, with a terribly malformed skull, the skeleton (nicknamed Ata) was initially thought to be some kind of alien. The specimen was turned over to Stanford University, where a battery of experts studied it. DNA evidence quickly revealed Ata was in fact a human boy, having died within the last few decades. However, the skeleton remains quite mysterious; it seems to show development consistent with a six year old, and only has 10 ribs to the typical human 12. Researchers believe that Ata was either a very tiny dwarf, or that he suffered a disorder like progeria, which caused him to age rapidly while still in the womb. Others posit that Ata was merely stillborn or aborted (the force of which could have distorted the body). Further tests may reveal Ata’s ultimate fate.

I'm hopeful that research may answer the questions for sure about this tiny little "person", and those findings be passed on to the rest of us. After all, many of us would love to know the full story!

How about coffee out on the patio this morning? I'll get some sausage and biscuits for a snack!


Chickenmom said...

Couldn't they find a longer ruler to measure the little guy? Good mystery, Mr. Hermit! Wonder what it really is! I'll bring fresh eggs.

Glan Deas said...

Ata was founded in 2003, and research is still continue??.... It is too long duration.

Kopi Luwak

Mamahen said...

Oh my I agree 10 yrs they should have some answers by now.....or maybe they do, and we aren't privy to that knowledge!! I'll bring some melon to add to your feast..

linda m said...

After 10 years they should have found an answer. Or maybe they did and are afraid to tell people what really happened? Good mystery. Coffee on the patio sounds good to me. I'll bring some danish.

Sixbears said...

Weird, and strangely a little sad.

JO said...

Great mystery. Last night on Pickers they went to a retired circus guys place and he showed them the shrunken heads and some other things they used to display. They were made by a man in Phx. Az,
None of that stuff was real. It was interesting. Hope they do find out what this was.

Coffee on the patio sounds really good on this chilly morning. It should be really chilly out camping.

Dizzy-Dick said...

It is one of the "little people" that live in fairy tales. They live in dens under big oak trees (grin)

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
I can't figure out why they didn't have a full size ruler myself! Another mystery!

You know how I love those fresh eggs!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Glan...
It could be that they just don't want to share the information!

I really appreciate you coming over today!

Hey Mamahen...
I'm leaning to the "don't want to share" side!

Fresh melon sounds great!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Linda...
I'm with you that some kind of answer should have been found and shared!

Danish would sure be good!

Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Sixbears...
It is sad, for sure! Weird is a good way to describe it!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Jo...
Some questions are easy to come by while others stay around for a while!

Good show! Pickers is a favorite of mine.

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over today!

Hey Dizzy...
sort of makes sense, doesn't it?

Guess we will never really know!