posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 06:07 PM
In comparison to a human skull aged between 5 and 10 years old, it is slightly thinner. At least that's what I can ascertain from the MRI Rapid
Prototype I have.
When you look at it, there's a lack of a sphenoid bone inside. The sphenoid inside your skull is shaped like a bird, or a butterfly, and this one
doesn't seem to have one. It's as if the skull absorbed it.
With that said, it's definitely unusual. As far as where it was found, it was found somewhere in Chihuahua Mexico. Even that could be debated as it
was removed from a cave I believe, set under a tree along with the complete remains, and for some reason or another when the girl who found it went
back, there was some kind of flood or something that washed the things away. Again, I have no idea what the true story is on this as I got a sample
copy of Lloyd's book, and haven't had time to read it yet.
I know that there are plenty of skeptical people out there, I would know, I'm one of them. What I don't enjoy is having to tell people over and over
again that I'm not the owner of the skull. I'm not a guy who sees aliens behind every tree and bush. I didn't get paid, so there was no bias
towards making it look like an alien. The materials did that alone. If I'd painted it, it definitely would have looked far more alien like.
As far as getting a rapid prototype of the lower mandible to see how the whole thing works, not possible as there was no lower mandible, I fabricated
it based on the partial upper maxilla, so there's no code to work from in that regard.
I know a lot of people would love to do the CG thing with the piece, but they'd likely be just doing the exact same thing I did, only likely making
theirs more alien, or basing their work on the parts that I created.
If people want to do their own rendition of the Starchild, which like another poster said, elicits a preconceived notion of being alien, do what I
did, and start from scratch. Copying, or building on other people's work is taking the lazy man's route. When I saw all of Lloyd's other artist's
interpretations I realized that they all had the same look, the same generic features and they were based on nothing more than speculation. I actually
had something tangible to work from.
I encourage everyone to contact Lloyd and talk to him about this project of his.