A UFO scientist has released an image of an alien, which he claims was given to him after an autopsy in the top-secret Area 51.
The photo, which was taken on film, was reportedly sent to UFO expert, Tom Carey. The pictures were verified to date back to 1947 by Kodak, which was the same year of the Roswell UFO incident, in which an extraterrestrial spaceship is said to have crashed.
"What's interesting is, the film is dated 1947," Carey said according to the Mirror. He has reportedly contacted Kodak historian in order to gain further confirmation on the date of the image.
"We took it to the official historian of Kodak up in Rochester, New York, and he did his due diligence on it, and he said yes, this filmstrip, the slides are from 1947".
"And from the emulsions on the image, it's not something that's been photoshopped like today," he said adding: "Its original 1947 images and it shows an alien who's been partially dissected lying in a case."
Describing the alien to be four feet tall with an insect-like head, Carey said:
"The head has been severed, and there's been a partial autopsy. The innards have been removed, and we believe the cadaver has been embalmed, at least at the time this picture was taken."
Other scientists have however, expressed skepticism on this news. "Usually when people make promises that they have the smoking un of ufology – positive evidence of their existence – the y come to nothing or they produce rather underwhelming evidence," Nigel Watson ,author of the Hynes UFO Investigations manual was quoted as saying.
"However, if aliens were retrieved it would be a world changing event and I can't imagine they would keep the lid on such an event throughout the 50s and 50s."
The Roswell incident of 1947 had sparked widespread conspiracy theories among ufologists. They claimed that another alien spacecraft had crash-landed and that the extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military who then engaged in a cover-up.
The Military's response, that the crash was merely a conventional weather balloon, was widely viewed with skepticism.