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The skull of doom

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posted on Oct, 27 2002 @ 02:42 AM
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the skull of doom

The most famous crystal skull is the Mitchell-Hedges "skull of doom," allegedly discovered by a 17-year old Anna Mitchell-Hedges in 1924 or 1927 while accompanying her adoptive father on an excavation of the ancient Mayan city of Lubaantun in Belize, where the elder Mitchell-Hedges believed he would find the ruins of Atlantis.





This clear quartz skull is about 5.25 inches high and weighs about 11 pounds. It superficially resembles stone skulls made by the Aztecs. The Aztec skulls are stylized, however. The Mitchell-Hedges skull is realistic with a detachable jaw.


It is at least 3,600 years old and according to legend was used by the High Priest of the Maya when performing esoteric rites. It is said that when he willed death with the help of the skull, death invariably followed. It has been described as the embodiment of all evil

crystalinks.com...



[Edited on 31-10-2002 by quaneeri]




posted on Oct, 27 2002 @ 08:04 AM
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I'm not sure that you haven't had a cut and paste glitch or if you've slightly misunderstood the article at skepdic.com...
most of what you've copied asserts the truth and mystery of the skull, the last bit is a snippet of scepdic.com's demolition of the whole pack of nonsense.
Mitchell-Hedge's fraud is almost as famous as the Piltown man. And this Crystal Skull fraud is David Icke/Lost land of Atlantis territory. Mayans before 1600 BC?? I think not. Even the looniest of "historians" would hesitate to go that far back.
Anyone interested and unfamiliar -go to the excellent site and read it all. It's well-researched and linked and is a good example of the long history of charlatanism.
The skull is generally attributed to European crafsmanship in the mid-19th Century.



posted on Oct, 30 2002 @ 11:21 PM
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The Mitchell-Hedges skull is the quintessential crystal skull, but there are many others. Much of the crystal skull lore speaks of there being a total of thirteen in existence, all of them linked together in some mystical way. A strange kinship among crystal skulls is often noted, and not just because of mineral or structural similarities -- some who claim sensitivity to the skulls' energies have observed that skulls seem to interact as if they "know each other" when gathered at one place.



There is a pair of similar skulls known as the British Crystal Skull and the Paris Crystal Skull. Both are said to have been bought by mercenaries in Mexico in the 1890s, possibly at the same time. They are so similar in size and shape that some have guessed that one was copied to produce the other. In comparison to the Mitchell-Hedges skull, they are made of cloudier clear crystal and are not nearly as finely sculpted. The features are superficially etched and appear incomplete, without discretely formed jawbones. The British Crystal Skull is on display at London's Museum of Mankind, and the Trocadero Museum of Paris houses the Paris Crystal Skull.



[Edited on 31-10-2002 by quaneeri]



posted on Oct, 30 2002 @ 11:29 PM
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Estragon

Yeh, i have since re-edited the first post.

And made some corrections.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 12:12 AM
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i have just finished watching the documentry on discovery channel. 2 other fake skulls were made by polishing wheels something the mayans didnt have.
When they tested the skull of doom they said the tools used were like modern dentistry, the owner of the skull claims that these tools werent available in the 1920's.
The documentry ends without scientific confirmation of wether it was possible to make it in the 20's
does anyone know if it is?



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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Project Camelot interviews the current owner of the Mitchell Hedges crystal skull:



He also speaks of when the skull was brought together with a Crystal Orb, that the skull turned white and the orb turned gold; even a vague picture in the video where you can kind of see it.

A must see!
edit on 24-3-2011 by Topato because: (no reason given)




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