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Skull linked to secret Yale society to be sold

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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:34 AM
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Skull linked to secret Yale society to be sold


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NEW YORK (AP) -- A human skull that once apparently belonged to Yale's mysterious Skull and Bones society is being sold at auction.

Christie's in New York believes the skull was used as a ballot box around 1872. It has a hinge on top and is surrounded by crossbones.

Skull and Bones was founded in 1832. The elite society has closely guarded its members' names and its activities since the early 1970s. Publicly known members include both presidents Bush.
(visit the link for the full news article)



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[edit on 1/5/2010 by x2Strongx]




posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:34 AM
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Is this Geronimo's skull? I wonder what the family thinks of this?

I feel sorry for the family of the deceased whoever they might be.

I'm sure there is going to be a lot of lawsuits over this one. So, how much do you think the skull is going to go for?

Here is a picture that was in the news article:



For some reason the link will not go through on this... Just copy and paste this link here:
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(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 1/5/2010 by x2Strongx]

[edit on 1/5/2010 by x2Strongx]



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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I wonder if it's the same skull pictured here?



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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The Skull was used as a ballot box in 1872. Geronimo died in 1909...





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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:46 AM
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Interesting.

I'm sure a bonesman is going to end up buying it..

/wonder why they're selling it in the first place.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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I wonder why they are selling it too?

If it's the real deal it'll go for billions I'd think (or get taken off the market at a million or so and sold in a private auction for billions).

-m0r



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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the story I read estimates 10k-20k.

www.ksl.com...



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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Not buying for a second that this is a skull of any significance.

Just a prop.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:55 AM
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I bet some stoner bids on the skull. It looks like it would make a nice base for a water pipe



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:55 AM
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I have read that it is suppose to be Geronimo skull. I doubt there is any documentation to that. But if there is any way it could be proven I am sure the courts would rule it belongs to the family and, or the native Americans.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:02 PM
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Someone should Buy that just to destroy it, Secret societies are bad!, sometimes they could be neccisarry but all the scret societies ive heard about do not convey a nice message.
Secrets & Lies, No one likes them



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:16 PM
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I can make you one if you like.....just give me your adress..


Don't worry...just a joke..



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 02:36 PM
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They have released some more information on the article listed in the OP.
Source: AP


The skull is believed to have been owned by Edward T. Owen, who graduated Yale in 1872 and went to become professor of French and linguistics at the University of Wisconsin. The word THOR is etched into the skull; it may have been the nickname given to Owen or another society member.

The skull is being sold with a black book, inscribed with Owen's name, the year 1872 and the numeral 322, a reference to the society's year of inception and to the death of the orator Demosthenes in 322 B.C. It contains the names and photographs of about 50 Bonesmen, including Taft, who became the 27th president of the United States; Morrison Remick Waite, who became U.S. chief justice in 1874; and William Maxwell Evarts, who served as U.S. secretary of state and U.S. attorney general.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by x2Strongx
They have released some more information on the article listed in the OP.
Source: AP


The skull is believed to have been owned by Edward T. Owen, who graduated Yale in 1872 and went to become professor of French and linguistics at the University of Wisconsin. The word THOR is etched into the skull; it may have been the nickname given to Owen or another society member.

The skull is being sold with a black book, inscribed with Owen's name, the year 1872 and the numeral 322, a reference to the society's year of inception and to the death of the orator Demosthenes in 322 B.C. It contains the names and photographs of about 50 Bonesmen, including Taft, who became the 27th president of the United States; Morrison Remick Waite, who became U.S. chief justice in 1874; and William Maxwell Evarts, who served as U.S. secretary of state and U.S. attorney general.



Wow that is a pretty cool piece of history right there, secret society or not to have been a fly on that skull.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by RedGolem
I have read that it is suppose to be Geronimo skull. I doubt there is any documentation to that. But if there is any way it could be proven I am sure the courts would rule it belongs to the family and, or the native Americans.


Where did yu read that. I have read that they have the skull of Geronimo in their posession(along with Pancho Villa and quite a few others), but have never seeeen anything that claims this is one of them.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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wonder if this has anything to do with them giving the thing up??

www.msnbc.msn.com...

the family is supposedly suing skull and bones over the thing.

unless, they have more than one skull....

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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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By most accounts, they have MANY in their possession.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:09 PM
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Let's not forget... this IS a human skull they are auctioning off. Regardless of who this belongs too... I don't think it's right to be able to auction an item like this, however museums do it every day.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by captaintyinknots


Where did yu read that. I have read that they have the skull of Geronimo in their posession(along with Pancho Villa and quite a few others), but have never seeeen anything that claims this is one of them.


Captainty
Ok you are right that they are not claiming the skull they are auctioning off is Geranamos. I just have read that they do have possession of Geranamos skull and it is part of the ceremonies. I was not aware they have multiple and thus are used in ceremonies.



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