In 2005 a $10,000 Reward for Pedro Mountain Mummy appeared in headlines in the news around the world. The AP story circulated as their readers were introduced to a little known, little man identified with the Wyoming mountain range he was discovered in 1932.
Paleo-anthropology is a fascinating subject where piecing together the skulls and artifacts allows us a peek into the history of mankind. Pedro was a bit of an anomaly. Facts are, Pedro was a mummified human and only 14″ tall! Many scientists who examined the mini-mummy were divided. Anthropologist groups said Pedro was a diseased baby. But medical doctors and radiologists thought Pedro was a full-grown adult. To make matters worse he was stolen in 1950 and not heard of since.
Unless this mini-man surfaces, the testing necessary to discover what he and solve this mystery will never come to be. So the Museum offered $10,000 reward for his return. If after a CAT scan and full examination by medical professionals and IF found to be a fully grown man, then this could suggest that the Native American legends of the “Little People” might in fact be true. It would also challenge the evolutionary family tree. Which branch would this mummy fit ? And are there more of these waiting to be found???
Although leads resulted from the news story, they did not help materialize the little man. However certain positive developments have resulted over the last next several years with a series of events we will report on in the future.
Update: As of April 19th 2018 the $10,000 REWARD was now been officially removed.