After images were released of what looks like a 6-inch alien creature, a lot of buzz began to generate around a documentary film titled "Sirius." Filmmakers said the documentary would reveal that the DNA of the miniature creature couldn't be medically classified, insinuating that it was a foreign life form.
Well, the DNA test results are in. As it turns out, the 6-inch humanoid is, in fact, likely human.
"I can say with absolute certainty that it is not a monkey. It is human -- closer to human than chimpanzees. It lived to the age of six to eight. Obviously, it was breathing, it was eating, it was metabolizing. It calls into question how big the thing might have been when it was born,"said Garry Nolan, director of stem cell biology at Stanford University's School of Medicine in California.
"The DNA tells the story and we have the computational techniques that allows us to determine, in very short order, whether, in fact, this is human," Nolan explains in the film.
"'Sirius' focuses on the remains of the small humanoid, nicknamed Ata, that was discovered in Chile's Atacama Desert 10 years ago and has, literally, gone through different hands and ownership since then," The Huffington Post notes.
HuffPost has more background on the documentary:
The film also explores an ongoing grassroots movement to get the U.S. government to reveal what it reportedly knows about UFOs, extraterrestrials and the availability of advanced alternative energy technologies that could greatly benefit everyone on Earth.
One odd thing about the Ata controversy is how it came to the recent attention of the American public.
Early in the documentary, Greer refers to Ata as an extraterrestrial being, explaining how it was found in the Atacama Desert and "we don't know how it came about." That seems strange because HuffPost recently reported on the well known history of little Ata since its discovery 10 years ago and subsequent moving from hand to hand, ending up in Spain.
Watch the theatrical trailer for "Sirius," which now has nearly 1 million views: