IT WAS a mind-blowing announcement - that not only had remains of historic inhabitants of Antarctica been found, but at the same time they could be from aliens.
The story went viral online, claiming that three ancient skulls were unearthed by a team of archaeologists.
It was seen as mind-blowing, not only because it was thought at the time Antarctica was first reached by humans, in 1820, hundreds of years after the suspected age of the skulls, but also because they were "elongated with giant craniums", leading some commentators to claim they could have been the remains of aliens who visted Earth.
The reports claim that an archaeologist called Damian Waters and his team uncovered the skulls in a region of Antarctica called La Paille.
They were hailed initially as the first human remains uncovered from Antarctica, before it changed to the first remains of aliens found on Earth.
Mr Waters, allegedly an archaeologist from Smithsonian Institute of New York, reportedly said after the alleged discovery in 2014: "We just canít believe it. We didnít just find human remains on Antarctica, we found elongated skulls.
"I have to pinch myself every time I wake up, I just canít believe it.
"This will redefine our view of mankindís history as a whole.Ē
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Elongated skulls have been found in Peru, Egypt and other areas with an ancient historical past.
While many conspiracy theorists point to them of alien visitations of Earth over the centuries, they have been explained away as a bizarre practice by some ancient civilisations, to extend the length of the skull through manipulation from an early age.
Conspiracy theory websites reported at the time about the Antarctica skulls: "It shows there was contact thousand of years ago between civilisations in Africa, South America and Antarctica.
"These elongated skulls are much, much larger than normal human skulls would be.
"Purposeful cranial deformation can change the shape of a skull, but it cannot increase the volume of the skull.
"In addition, these skulls have quite a few other important physical characteristics that greatly set them apart from normal human skulls