In the early 1990s, mountaineering guide Jose Luis Delgado Mamani was exploring the Peruvian countryside when he came across an area where the rock had been smoothed to a flat surface and adorned with a small alcove. Known as Aramu Muru and located on lake Titicaca near the border with Bolivia, the flat stone is roughly 23-feet square, with a T-shaped alcove some 6 feet, 6 inches tall carved into it.
Momia Juanita (Spanish for “Mummy Juanita”), also known as the Inca Ice Maiden and Lady of Ampato, was discovered in southern Peru in 1995. She was sacrificed as an offering to the Inca gods sometime between the year 1450 and 1480, at approximately 11–15 years old. She’s the best-preserved mummy ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed.
The site was probably chosen for its unique location and geological features. It is said that the silhouette of the mountain range behind Machu Picchu represents the face of the Inca looking upward towards the sky, with the largest peak, Waynapicchu, representing his nose. This photograph (left) was allegedly taken from a unique angle and position that is not typically reached by visitors. On the right, a better view of the face from the same photograph rotated 90 degrees.
In 2004, Civil Engineer Germán Pereira was taking photographs of the Carabineros (state police) on horseback in the Parque Forestal of Santiago, Chile. One of the photos, after being downloaded from his digital camera, showed the image of a strange being. CIFAE Chile interviewed the witness and performed the analysis of the photograph ― their findings were inconclusive.