Keywords : Alien, Puerto Rico, 1979, Jorge Martin
Koi Alien Photo 40 appears on several websites with captions indicating that it shows a creature killed in Puerto Rico in or around 1979.
Some completely different captions are sometimes associated with this photograph. For example, on one website Koi Alien Photo 40 has the caption: “Dead alien 2. This alien was found in Japan sewers.”
In fact, Koi Alien Photo 40 shows the dessicated remains of a human fetus.
Some websites show Koi Alien Photo 40 with a caption along the lines of "Alien, Puerto Rico, (Martin) 1979".
A more detailed story appears on the Ufologie.net website:
Puerto Rico, (Martin) 1979
In 1979 or 1980, a named "Chino" Zayas met and killed this little creature in a cave, near Santiago of Puerto Rico, . Rafael Baerga took a series of photographs of the being, which has been put out of his formaldehyde jar on the occasion.
A close-up of the cranium of the creature presented above. Photographer Rafael Baerga wished to show the wound inflicted to the being's skull. The photographs have been made one or two years after the incident.Some completely different captions are sometimes associated with this photograph. For example, on one website Koi Alien Photo 40 has the caption: “Dead alien 2. This alien was found in Japan sewers.”
In the course of researching another photograph of an "alien" (Koi Alien Photo 10), I contacted "Dapper Cadaver" (a "specialty store for the finest death related props, Halloween props, haunted house decor, and oddities"). In passing, its owner generously commented upon this photo and several others on this website (email dated 4 January 2011 to Isaac Koi from BJ Winslow). Mr Winslow observed in relation to Koi Alien Photo 54 that he recognized the bone structure as "clearly a human fetuses dessicated remains. It's not uncommon to find these things when people are keeping abortions secret". He went on to say that "The dessicated fetus [in Koi Alien Photo 54] on your site is probably about 5 months old. Note the suture down the front of the forehead, absent in adults, but present in fetuses, and the toothless, sunken in jaw".He went on to state the photo on this page (i.e. Koi Alien Photo 40) is also a photo of another dessicated fetus, as is Koi Alien Photo 53.
In his informative comments, Mr Winslow drew to my attention a tableau of dessicated human fetuses. The photograph below (labelled "koi_ap_54_j") was taken by Joanna Ebenstein for her website, the Secret Museum, which shows her "exhibition of photographs exploring the poetics of hidden, untouched and curious collections from around the world." It shows a fetal skeleton tableau (from Paris, circa 17th century).
Notice the similarities to the "alien" in "Koi Alien Photo 40"?
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