Paris, France-- An unusual assortment of scientists and art experts met today outside the Lourve in Paris to give an incredible annoucement to the world. The scientists included exobiologists, geneticists and astronomers. Their findings pointed to two stunning conclusions: the Mona Lisa was not human and da Vinci did not paint her on Earth.
After a five year study of the Mona Lisa, the specialists presented their findings to the public. Dr. Karl Saygun from NASA was chairman of the group, and he spoke to the press.
"The Mona Lisa was a humanoid from another planet." stated Dr. Saygun. "Human beings can't smile like that--we don't have the facial muscles. That's why she has always been such an enigma throughout the centuries." said the astronomer.
Besides the Mona Lisa herself, the famous painting's strange background offers clues to its extraterrestiral source.
"The landscape isn't like anything we have on Earth. The colours are all wrong. The lighting is all wrong too. Spectral analysis of the painting indicates it was painted around a silver-coloured sun. It's not of this Earth." stated Dr. Saygun.
The final clue to the painting's extraterrestrial origin came from an analysis of the wood it was painted on. It was always assumed to be the wood from a poplar tree. A DNA analysis of the wood gave some surprising results.
"We did a DNA scan of the wood--it has tubular DNA. We don't even have theories about tubular DNA, it's literally out of this world!" said Dr. Saygun with a stunned look on his face.
The conclusions about the Mona Lisa seem to give more questions than answers.
"Was da Vinci also from another planet?? Did he visit this other planet to paint the Mona Lisa?? Or did the Mona Lisa come from another planet to visit Earth?? We just don't know."
Scientists plan to continue investigating the Mona Lisa in search for answers.
'The past holds many secrets." said Dr. Saygun. "It is much more strange than we ever dreamed it could be."