In the Belgian zoo Pairi Daiza, there is a small chamber of curiosities housing a variety of intriguing artifacts. Recently, a photo of a particularly unusual mummy went viral on the internet.
According to the description on the zoo’s official website, this chamber holds both authentic and replicated exhibits from the 19th century sourced from the London Maritime Museum.
However, there’s no clear distinction provided between the genuine and fabricated items. Within this Kunstkammer, various peculiar items are displayed, including a two-headed child’s skeleton, an eight-legged fetal lamb, Egyptian animal mummies, a fragment of meteorite, cutlery from Fiji cannibals, and a purportedly cursed doll.
Recently, a visitor to this “mysterious chamber” took a photograph of a mummified humanoid creature with an unusually elongated skull. The mummy is showcased on a wire stand and is said to have been created by evaporating fluids from the body, as indicated on the accompanying plaque.
Records suggest that this particular mummy was discovered in 1875 among the collection of curiosities belonging to a certain Palmer-Hudson. However, further details about its origin remain unknown.
Subsequent discussions on Reddit and other platforms where the photo was shared sparked debates regarding its authenticity—whether it could be a genuine mummy, possibly of extraterrestrial origin, or a fabrication.
One user argued that the mummy lacks sufficient historical background to be a forgery. It appears to have been quietly stored for decades within this small Belgian museum of curiosities, without any attempts to commercialize it or perpetuate a media hoax using its existence.
Another observer noted similarities between this mummy and the popular alien-like mummies exhibited in Peru, which were recently showcased in the Mexican Congress.
Despite differing head structures, both sets of mummies share the commonality of possessing three fingers on their hands.
A different individual came across a 19th-century image on the internet depicting the remains of a child with an unusually elongated skull, drawing comparisons to the Belgian mummy. The resemblance is striking, except for the presence of three fingers on the hands, which diverges from the depicted image.
There is no direct information from the zoo about the creature.