Humanoids Among Us Week: Atacama Humanoid

In 2003, this 6-inch humanoid skeleton was discovered in the Atacama Desert in Chile.  Those who remember the episode of Destination Truth where they went to that abandoned town called La Noria in Chile, the one they found skeletons rising from the graveyard in, well that's where this unusual being's skeleton was found near the church.  Testing showed that it was about the development of a 6-year-old and its parents were native humans. So, how is this possible?

Was it mercury poisoning from the town's copper mining creating some kind of odd birth deformity? They think it must be a form of dwarfism and perhaps the most unusual question is - how long did this little one live - truly 6 years? Why didn't locals speak of this tiny being and its parents?

(above) The Atacama humanoid is the length of a human fetus at 3-1/2 to 4 months.

(above) a 5 month old fetus of a human.