Pedro the Pygmy


Pedro the Pygmy, sometimes referred to as the San Pedro Mummy, is a strange humanoid corpse that was unearthed in 1932 by two prospectors.

The story begins in October of 1932 when two prospectors (Cecil Mayne and Frank Carr) looking for gold blasted into some rock in the San Pedro Mountains in Wyoming. After the blast, a small room was revealed and there sitting on a small ledge was Pedro the pygmy.


The mummy was sitting with its arms crossed which covered its legs, weighed about 1 pound and was only 7 inches tall (in the sitting position, an estimated 14 inches if standing). Some of the more strange features with the body of Pedro were a flattened skull, large bulging eyes and a jelly like substance that was found on top of its head

Possible Explanations

There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:

  • A pygmy human subspecies
  • A human with clinical dwarfism

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