The UFO 'believer' community has been rocked by an admission that a photograph of an alien was actually the mummified remains of a dead child.
An image taken from the so-called Roswell Slides was unveiled last week in front of a worldwide online audience at an event called Be Witness.
Ahead of the big reveal, researchers said the picture was a "smoking gun" which proved aliens had crashlanded on Earth.
But these claims are now in tatters after Tony Braglia, a "principal investigator" who analysed them, issued an astonishing public apology.
He said the dead alien (pictured below) was actually a Native American child who lived in the abandoned ancient city of Mesa Verde.
The Roswell Slides: UFO researcher apologises after admitting 'dead alien' picture actually showed the mummified body of a child | Mirror.co.uk