Jaime Maussan

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Jaime Maussan
Born (1953-05-31) 31 May 1953 (age 70)
EducationNational Autonomous University of Mexico
Miami University

José Jaime Maussan Flota (born 31 May 1953) is a Mexican journalist, television personality, and ufologist. He has promoted claims of supposed alien remains that have turned out to be hoaxes.[1]


Since 1970 he has been a reporter at various newspapers and broadcasting outlets, among them El Sol de México, XEX Radio and with Televisa, he worked at 24 Horas newscast and 60 Minutos. With Televisa he was a correspondent at the United States and a general assignment reporter for the Domingo a Domingo (Sunday to Sunday) program hosted by Jacobo Zabludovsky. He also produced stories for the Sunday show.[citation needed]

In June 1990 he was named on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)'s annual Global 500 Roll of Honour.[2]

Alien claims[edit]

Maussan was involved in publicizing a specimen dubbed "Metepec Creature", which later turned out to be a skinned monkey, as well as a "Demon Fairy" in 2016, which turned out be the remains of a bat, wooden sticks, epoxy, and other unknown elements.[1]

In 2015, Maussan led an event called "Be Witness" where a mummified body claimed to be an alien child was unveiled. The mummified corpse was later identified as a human child.[3]

In 2017, Maussan appeared in a video hosted by Gaia, Inc. where a mummified body supposedly discovered in Peru near the Nazca lines claimed to be "a three-fingered alien" was unveiled.[3]

On 12 September 2023, Maussan unveiled two allegedly "nonhuman beings" to Mexico's first Congress of the Union public hearing regarding UFOs. Maussan claimed that these were mummified corpses found in a diatom mine in the city of Cusco, Peru near Nazca, and were believed to be more than 1,000 years old.[4][5] Maussan claimed that scientists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) came to the conclusion that, in his words, the corpses are not "part of our terrestrial evolution" and that almost a third of their DNA is of "unknown origin",[6] however Julieta Fierro, physics researcher at UNAM, stated that the university never endorsed such claims and that Maussan's data "made no sense."[7] UNAM further republished their September 2017 statement specifying that they did not make any conclusion as to the origins of a sample sent to them for carbon-14 testing and that no other other kind of testing was performed by them.[8] Wired reported that "mummies" presented by Maussan are believed to be "an elaborate hoax made of human and animal bones".[9]

Hydrotene claims[edit]

In late 2020, Maussan became associated with the promotion of a purported COVID-19 treatment named "Hydrotene." The product, championed by Dr. Juan Alfonso García Urbina, was claimed to have a 96% effectiveness rate against viral diseases. It was promoted as a natural remedy with decades of research behind it by Maussan and doctors José de Jesús Zalce Benítez, Víctor Gómez Lermaand, and Jesús Morán. The scientific community does not recognize Hydrotene as a legitimate treatment for COVID-19. The product's promotion reached a peak when Morena senator, Lucía Trasviña Waldenrath, organized a forum titled "Hydrotene: Strategies and Alternatives for COVID-19 Treatment," in which Maussan was slated to participate. However, the event faced significant backlash on social media, particularly due to Maussan's involvement, leading to its cancellation. Experts and academics have denounced Hydrotene as a "miracle product," cautioning against its unproven claims and lack of scientific validation.[10][11][12]


  1. ^ a b Romano, Aja (16 September 2023). "The true story of the fake unboxed aliens is wilder than actual aliens". Vox. Archived from the original on 16 September 2023. Retrieved 16 September 2023.
  2. ^ "Jose Jaime Flota". Global 500. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b Dan MacGuill (21 June 2017). "FACT CHECK: Did Researchers Find a Mummified, Three-Fingered Alien in Nazca, Peru?". Snopes. Archived from the original on 20 September 2023. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ "1,000 year-old 'alien corpses' displayed in glass cases in Mexico". Sky News. 13 September 2023. Archived from the original on 13 September 2023. Retrieved 13 September 2023.
  5. ^ Higham, Aliss (13 September 2023). "Ancient 'non-human' alien bodies found in mines, UFO expert says". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 13 September 2023. Retrieved 13 September 2023.
  6. ^ Cobham, Tara (13 September 2023). "'Alien corpses' shown to Congress as UFO expert forced to testify under oath". The Independent. Archived from the original on 13 September 2023. Retrieved 13 September 2023.
  7. ^ "Scientists call fraud on supposed extraterrestrials presented to Mexican Congress". Associated Press News. 13 September 2023. Archived from the original on 13 September 2023. Retrieved 14 September 2023.
  8. ^ "El Instituto de Física de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) emite hoy, 13 de septiembre de 2023, el comunicado publicado en 2017, derivado de la misma situación que ahora vuelve a ocupar la atención mediática". www.dgcs.unam.mx. Archived from the original on 14 September 2023. Retrieved 14 September 2023.
  9. ^ Lagos, Anna. "No, This Is Not an Alien. Here's Why". Wired. Archived from the original on 14 September 2023. Retrieved 15 September 2023.
  10. ^ "The truth behind the Mexican who supposedly invented a vaccine against COVID-19". infobae-com. Infobae. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  11. ^ "Hydrotene, the supposed treatment against Covid promoted by Jaime Maussan". eluniversal.com. El Universal. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  12. ^ Ortega, Eduardo. "Senator from Morena promotes 'miracle product' against COVID-19; Jaime Maussan participates in the forum". elfinanciero.com. El Financiero. Retrieved 4 October 2023.

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