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Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 (CDT) by Thoth
Nothing evokes such a strange mixture of fear and curiosity, or forces us to confront our own mortality, more than human skulls. When skulls are discovered that are physically very different from how we expect human skulls to look - often unique in their shape, structure and bone composition - we find ourselves in the curious position of trying to understand how and why these extraordinary artefacts exist.
Of course it's possible that there are rational explanations for these anomalous discoveries. Some researchers for example have proposed that the skulls may be illustrations of ancient cultural traditions, while others suggest that some can be attributed to specific medical conditions.
However, a growing number of researchers support the theory that man's evolution could be the result of genetic engineering by extraterrestrial cultures (alien intervention theory), and believe that at least some of the skulls could offer DNA evidence of such alien contact.
These alternative theories, along with related research into the origins of these skulls, are slowly beginning to challenge the mainstream scientific paradigm regarding human evolution, and are drawing attention to our lack of knowledge about what occurred in humanity's distant past.
Without doubt one of the most famous of these anomalous skulls is the so-called Star Child skull, which was given to researcher Lloyd Pye by a couple from Texas in 2001. According to many legends in Central America, ‘Star People’ would sometimes visit the earth and mate with certain women, who would subsequently give birth to a hybrid child; a ‘Star Child’. Such a child would be considered a great blessing and was raised and nurtured by the whole community. When the child reached between five and eight years of age the Star People would return to collect it and take it to their own world.
The story behind the discovery of the Star Child skull was not officially documented at the time but according to Pye, a teenager vacationing with her parents in Mexico discovered it. The body of what was clearly a young child was unearthed from a shallow grave in a cave where it had been buried with its mother. The girl took the remains home where she kept the two skulls for the next fifty or so years. How much of that history is true and how much is urban legend will never be known for sure, but from these uncertain origins has grown an enigma that has baffled science. Extensive tests have proved that this is a genuine skull, and not a hoax. Further analysis has also yielded some amazing results which suggest that that the skull is very unique indeed.
Commentators who are predisposed to be defensive of mainstream science and of the established paradigm naturally accuse Pye of quackery and pseudoscience but in reality nothing could be further from the truth. Pye has worked with tireless determination to encourage independent analysis of the skull, which has been examined by eleven different experts in laboratories across the world. Tests carried out on it by these independent scientists on the DNA and x-rays of the skull consistently point to it being very much out of the ordinary.
One immediately obvious characteristic is the skull's incredible volume. The average volume for a human skull is 1400 cubic centimetres (cc). In contrast, the volume of the Star Child's skull is 1600 cc, far greater than the average for adult humans. If this Star Child had survived to adulthood, its brain capacity would have grown to over 1800 cc - far beyond the expected human average. Analysis of the skull has revealed that the bone is 50% thicker and stronger than a normal human skull, and that it contains as yet unidentified microscopic fibres as well as traces of aluminium, which is toxic to humans.
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