Although many archaeologists are confident that a great deal about our past has been uncovered, we’ve really just barely scratched the surface. The Earth holds countless untold secrets and amazing discoveries such as these 5 incredibly intriguing skulls.
The Horned Human Skulls
These unusual skulls were turned up during the excavation of a burial mound in Bradford County, Pennsylvania in the late 1800s. The three researchers overseeing the dig were stumped when the burial mound revealed what looked like demon skulls rather than 13th century Native American remains.
Research shows that the horns on their forehead served as a symbol of wisdom and rulership. This is why shamans, priests, and kings adopted the convention of wearing horns, especially in the form of a crown. 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.
The Paracas Skulls
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.
Many cultures practiced head binding in order to achieve an elongated head. A very young child’s skull is pliant at birth, and remains in this way for months. It is therefore possible, by wrapping a rope around the head, with a board placed at the back of the skull, and perhaps the front as well, to alter the shape of the head over time. Examples of this technique have been found in Europe.
But how can we explain the fact that the Paracas skulls are 25% larger and 60% heavier than regular human skulls?
To suggest that the natural elongation was the result of hydrocephaly or some other clinical condition is ridiculous, when this would tend to make the skull expand evenly, making them more round than elongated.
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.
Starchild: A Hybrid between Humans and Grey Aliens?
This skull was discovered in a mine near Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1930s. It remained in the family of the digger and was regarded as a sacred 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 Starchild 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 Starchild 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.