Skulls have always been a popular subject for scholars and society as a whole and still remain interesting today as if there is always something new to be learned from them. Skulls have been used in religious ceremonies, education, Hollywood culture, folk tales, legends, and much more. One of the popular most recent examples being Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, a movie based on infinite knowledge, aliens, magical crystal skulls, and all that other good stuff. Although there has not been anything as far-fetched as these “crystal skulls,” there have been a few bizarre skulls found from across the world that some people question their human origin, and others, its authenticity.
In the 1880s during an archaeological dig in Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania a number of human remains were dug up. The skeletons of these artifacts were all anatomically correct for human beings, but they had one odd feature, projections (horns) protruding from the skull above the eyebrow. The fact that they had horns and that they would have been seven feet tall in real life provides people with reason to doubt the “authenticity” of these remains. However, this was not the first time skulls like this were discovered. Similar skulls have been found in Wellsville, New York and El Paso, Texas. The remains were sent to the American Investigating Museum in Philadelphia, were they were conveniently stolen never to be seen again.
Another mysterious case of skulls, are the notable Peruvian skulls excavated near Nazca. Similarly to the horned skulls, they were believed to have been very tall, up to nine feet! This odd phenomenon was also found in Mexico, just as the horned skulls were found at other locations. The difference though, is that these skulls’ cranial portion are elongated to an unbelievable extent. The even more bizarre thing, is that the skulls show evidence that suggests ancient brain surgeries. From this, people believe that during infancy the skull was altered, but this is just a theory. “Suggestions that the skulls were altered by a process of binding the skull in infancy, when the cranial bones are soft, encouraging them to grow into an un-natural shape, have been rejected” Strangely enough, these un-natural heads have been seen throughout history with the Easter Island rock faces, images of Egyptian Pharaoh, Iknathon, and the hieroglyphics of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and his family.
Their are even more examples of these un-natural skulls. One, being the Starchild Skull, a skull of a five year old child with a skull 20 cm larger than the adult skull. On top of that, the back of the skull is flattened and the optic nerve is located at the bottom of the eye socket instead of the back. Another case being the Robert Connelly skulls; skulls that have facial “characteristics that are entirely within the range of a normal human skull.” The unusual part is the cranial cavity. The eye sockets are fifteen percent larger than a normal human skull and the cranial cavity is twice the size of a normal skull.
Whether or not you believe in these findings being scientifically correct or authentic or not, ( I too am not completely sure whether or not I believe some of them) they are none the less very interesting mind boggling topics that make you use your imagination. Check them out below if you liked these unusual skulls.