It's as it was always thought to be: a mummy. It's not a dead alien involved in the Roswell crash, nor the alleged Aztec, NM crash, nor a secret display in a secret government/military lab, nor the prop for a disinformation operation. It's a mummy.
From Curt Collins' blog:
MUMMIFIED BODY OF TWO YEAR OLD BOY
At the time of burial the body was clothed in a xxx-xxx cotton
shirt. Burial wrappings consisted of these small cotton blankets.
Loaned by the MR. Xxxxxx, San Francisco, California
The "research" team of Adam Dew, Tom Carey and Don Schmitt supposedly spent a year or so researching what the Kodak images represented. This group then turned the slides over to one Jamie Maussan, who in turn had "experts" in the fields of anthropology, forensic pathology, etc. and all supposedly came the the conclusion that the images depicted something that was not human...not of this world.
The poster child for "I want to believe", Tony Bragalia, gave the smug impression that the images shown in the Kodak slides would change every fiber of our belief system. The slides would prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that dead alien bodies were indeed recovered at Roswell and skeptics and debunkers would be eating crow after the "Great Reveal of May 5th."
Up to six thousand people paid their hard earned money to attend the "Great Kodak Extravaganza" at Mexico City's National Auditorium. A further 3000 or so paid to view the event on-line in a pay for view fashion. These folks were told that they themselves would be witnesses to a changing paradigm...."BeWitness", be part of an event that would change history as we knew it.
It was dog shit!....pure unadulterated dog shit...
What took Dew, Carey and Schmitt well over a year to research and come up with a dead Roswellian ET alien, only took a few individuals 48 hours to come up with the proof that the image in the slides was definitively that of a mummified body of a young child...a human child. So much for the field of ufology.
But it may be even worse, if such is possible. What if all of the principles involved in this dog and pony show knew that what was being peddled was false? The original unveiling of the slides were cast in a dark blue lighting [not the original lighting of the photos themselves] with the purpose to visually distort the images as to be seen as something bizarre and freakish...not of this world.
The placard shown in all of the photos was either heavily blurred or blotted out by white light, yet one photo shot had a fairly good quality of the writing on the placard that was not shown at the Mexico City venue. An oversight by Dew, Carey, Schmitt and Maussan? Or was it deliberate with the intent to obfuscate the possibility that they knew all along what was written on the placard?
At what point in time was it determined by the group that what they had in their hands was the image of a mummy. It was plain for all to see. A small human mummified body lying on an open glass shelf surrounded by other artifacts. The obvious setting for a museum. The open chest cavity showing the results of the ritualistic removal of the visceral organs during the mummification process. The state of desiccation of the body as a whole. Perhaps by the time Carey, Schmitt et al made the true discovery it was way to late in the game to change direction and admit that they had made an honest mistake. It was either incompetence as researchers or an outright attempt to scam the general public with the hopes of a big pay day.
I had proposed this on Rich Reynold's blog: whenever Bragalia, Carey, Dew and Schmitt are mentioned, there should be an astrik (*) by their names depicting their combined epic failure. Ufology's version of a "scarlet" letter with an automatic admittance into Ufology's Hall of Shame