5 of The Strangest Skulls Ever Discovered
Archaeology has uncovered a great deal about our past but we’ve barely scratched the surface. The Earth holds many secrets but sometimes amazing discoveries are made and these skulls are proof.
These unusual skulls were turned up by the excavation of a burial mound in Bradford County, Pennsylvania in the late 1800s. The three researchers overseeing the dig were stumped when instead of 13th century Native American remains, the burial mound revealed what looked like demon skulls.
Besides the horns growing out of the foreheads, the skeletons had another intriguing feature: they were seven feet tall!
Could these skeletons be the remains of an ancient race of giants that inhabited North America thousands of years ago? Some have drawn parallels between this discovery and the mysterious Mound Builder civilization from prehistoric times. A number of megalithic structures have been attributed to this elusive civilization and some researchers claim evidence points toward the Shining Ones or Nephilim.
The remains were sent to the Philadelphia Museum and have since disappeared, eliminating the possibility of a thorough analysis.
These strangely-shaped skulls have been causing quite a stir since their discovery in 1928. The 300+ skulls have been dated at over 3,000 years old and some researchers believe this discovery warrants a change in the accepted anthropological paradigms.
While many cultures practiced head binding in order to achieve an elongated head, these particular skulls seem to have a different story. While head binding modifies the shape of the head, it cannot increase the cranial volume in any significant way.
So how can we explain the fact that the Paracas skulls are 25% larger and 60% heavier than regular human skulls?
In an attempt to shed some light on this mystery, a series of DNA tests were arranged by the Director of the Paracas Museum of History. Samples of skin, hair, teeth and bone fragments were sent to a genetic laboratory for analysis and the results were amazing.
As it turns out, the skulls belonged to a very distant relative of Homo sapiens. The mitochondrial DNA presented mutations that were never found in any other human beings.
This skull was discovered in a mine near Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1930s. It remained in the family of the digger and regarded as a curiosity.
In 1999, paranormalist Lloyd Pye got a chance to examine the skull, claiming that it was evidence of interbreeding between humans and aliens. Pye called it the Star-child Skull, believing his mother had been a human female while his father had originated somewhere between the stars.
The skull belonged to a five year old boy who died almost a thousand years ago. Some researchers suggested that the skull is deformed due to a condition called hydrocephalus but Pye claims DNA analysis showed no evidence for this affliction. The same DNA testing also revealed so many genetic differences between Star-child and regular humans that he could be considered a totally different entity. His cranial cavity is 30 percent larger than that of a normal child.
Despite being much thinner, the skull bones are actually stronger, due to the presence of unusual microscopic fibers in its structure, a feature not seen in normal human skulls.
Nobody knows what this is or where it is. All we can say with certainty is that it actually looks like the skull of an alien creature.
This fascinating relic was found in the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria by a man who claimed to have received instructions in a dream. According to his account, five humanoids in yellow suits showed him the spot where he was supposed to dig. Heeding their call, the man discovered this skull, buried alongside an elliptical metal object.
The skull is as small as that of a human baby but packs enough mystery. It’s much thinner and lighter than human bone, weighing only 8.8 ounces (250 grams) and it has six cavities, indicating an unusual number of eyes or perhaps different sensory organs.
The Director of the Paleontology Museum of Asenovgrad had a chance to examine it and said it resembles nothing he’s ever seen.
Theories about its origin range from remains of ancient failed genetic experiment to hastily buried alien but it seems we’ll only be left with speculation, as the skull has disappeared without a trace. The man who found it said he had been offered a large sum of money in exchange for the skull.
Whoever owns it wants to keep it secret.
Legend has it that a long time ago, there were twelve planets inhabited by humans, each planet possessing its own skull. The thirteenth skull served as a link between the rest of them.
Those who came on contact with the skulls say that they witnessed strange and unexplained occurrences. The skulls apparently talk and can even project holographic images. They are also said to possess healing powers and the secret to longevity.