A lady, who claims an alien abduction, found a small pellet in her mouth. There is speculation that this may be an implant. The purported implant will be referred to as “the object” throughout this report. The purpose of this analysis is to identify the object, that is, specifically determine whether there is any anomaly which would indicate it is an alien implant.


  • The object is definitely not an alien implant. It is positively identified as 7½ lead shot from a shotgun shell. Properties such as diameter, weight, and softness match that of the lead shot reference. Also, polydimethylsiloxane is detected on both surfaces. This material is common and used in the manufacture of the shot. Additionally, lead carbonate is indicated to be on both samples.
  • The surface of the object is gray which is typical of lead exposed to the environment. It is coated with predominantly lead phosphate, a moderate amount of lead carbonate, and smaller amounts of polydimethylsiloxane and a protein derived material. The lead phosphate and some of the lead carbonate are speculated to be a result of the firing process, i.e. it has been through a shotgun. The remaining components such as some of the lead carbonate and polydimethylsiloxane, as noted above, are also found on the 7 ½ led shot and are residuals from the manufacturing process. The protein component could be from an animal euthanized by the shell or from the abductee’s mouth.
  • Without further background information it is not possible to ascertain how the shotgun shot ended up in the witness’s mouth. One theory is that she ate an animal euthanized by a shotgun. The 7½ size is usually used for smaller game such as duck, grouse, dove and quail. Other sources are open to speculation.

The Analysis

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