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The Mysterious World of the Crystal Skulls

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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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So, one original Skull could have been smashed by some Spanish priest??

That's great!!

Nice Thread btw..... very interesting read.... not knowing myself whether there is any truth in the skulls but would like to have one on my living room wall as they look quite nice!!




posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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Great thread S+F ... Always had a strong draw to this subject, even from an early age..

I'd love to touch one of these skulls just to see what I get from it....



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by SpiritualStar
Wow, what an awesome post OP. Very well put together. I must admit something about these skulls.

This is where it gets kinda weird for me.

From when I first learned of these skulls, I have always been drawn by them - completely contrary to my feeling about normal skulls, since I do not like skulls.

In a way I can't explain, every time I see one I want to touch it or be near it. Just seeing them in the image makes me feel this way. They give me the feeling as though I am supposed to know something about them, as if I am supposed to remember, but just looking at them gives me this impression.

I have never been close enough to do so, however, but someday I can only wish I can.

I do wonder what would happen if I did get the chance to touch one.




Hey, Firstoff, star and flag for the OP of this thread.

Secondly, and this is going to sound like copy cat bs but I had to post this, I have always felt the need, since learning about the skulls, to touch them as well. I just learned about the skulls and their history last year. To me, they seem like ...hahaha, the most perfect creation I have ever seen in pictures. I would love to touch one or be near one. I can almost imagine what it would feel like to lay my hands over the smooth surface of the Mitchell Hedges skull.

Since learning about the skulls, whenever I see or feel quartz crystal, I am reminded of them.

While down on 4th ave in Tucson, a few weeks ago, I was in this new age store. There was a woman there with these huge Quartz Crystal bowls. She was tapping the sides of the bowls with a rubber mallet drum stick and when she did so, she swirled the stick around the bowl and a low frequency hum could be heard. I remember standing there and holding my hands next to the bowl. I (or anyone for that matter) could feel the vibrations from the bowl when I put my hands around the outside. I imagine that that feeling is what the crystal skulls would emit, if I ever got a chance to touch one.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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Ahh, my heart aches when I think how many of them could be destroyed by some people who were afraid of them. Story about spanish missionary... well, religious zealots, u gotta love them.

Regarding how were they made. Think it would be worthy to pursue subject how they were cut not along axis (if they really are), if it's REALLY impossible using all wonders of today's technology, then it would make very credible proof that their origin is either out of this world, or that we know a squat about history and civilizations once habitating earth.

So anyone familiar with the subject?

Oh, btw, to say that they are poorly made is like to say universe is rather simple design.
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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:12 AM
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Topic should read: "The Less Than Mysterious World of the Crystal Skulls".

From National Geographic (2008)

... recent electron microscope analyses of skulls by the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institution revealed markings that could only have been made with modern carving implements. Both museums estimate that their skulls date to sometime in the mid- to late 1800s, a time when public interest in ancient cultures was high and museums were eager for pieces to display.

Its examinations and the fact that no such skull has ever been uncovered at an official archaeological excavation led the British Museum to extrapolate that all of the famed crystal skulls are likely fakes


All crystal skulls are "fakes" carved in 18th or 19th century Europe. Move on...



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by sir_slide
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Well we are mainly talking about the Maya here in reference to the skulls. Nearly all of their books were destroyed by the Spanish, except for the Popul Vuh which does actually speak of the skulls I believe.

You should have a read of the information in regards to Max and Sha Na Ra as those are genuinely ancient. They have not been proven to be anything but ancient and how ancient they really cannot say. The ones proven to be 'modern fakes' are the British Museum Skull, the Smithsonian Skull and the Paris Skull, as far as the more famous ones go.



Therein lies the issue though doesn't it. 'Nearly all their books were destroyed by the Spanish' may be true, what they really contained is not known. I'm fairly sure Popul Vuh mentions a skull all right, a real human one though, and even then it could be the actual head with all that entails (eyes, skin, hair etc.) rather than just the skull.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:40 AM
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That was such an awesome read. I even feel a little more complete now

Great work, OP!



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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There are only few true mysterious skulls out there, all the rest are manufactured and there are a lot of those types. The claimed effects of these manufactured ones used for "Santeria" and such are based on the peoples beliefs who use it in their practices and are placebo.
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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by youthsavior
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a wonderful report indeed... so s&f.. but you did fail to mention their extraterrestrial connection! Psychics, and metaphysisists believe that the original 13 crystal skulls are linked to different extraterrestrial civilizations, and that each one can be accessed through different portals scattered around the world. each skull represents an energy/ carries knowledge of an et race. the mitchell hedges skull is believed to be linked to the pleiadian et's. i don't know if you knew this or not, but theirs a few really good books on crystal skulls that mention this. they are indeed mysterious, wonderful, amazing, and yeah...im trying to get my hands on one!


You can! Proven to have mind altering abilities too!

crystalheadvodka.com...

Combine 13 of them and you'll have one hell of a party.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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Great read and great thread (Too bad the Indiana Jones movie wasn't so great
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But onto topic...


I've always been interested in the skulls since I first became aware of their existence.

The most interesting part of it all is how it is proven that quartz can store information. I believe if there are any "super" powers to the skulls then it would be that brought together, they would reveal thousands of years worth of information.

If 13 skulls were ever found though, I wonder if the people in control of them would allow for them to be studied and analyzed together; by scientists and psychics alike.

I believe there are thousands of hidden technologies humans have overlooked, that our ancient ancestors were well aware of, and I think this may be one of them.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Interesting information.

Ive always been interested in these crystal skulls.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by Scott495
In my view the crystal skulls are obviously just lumps of crystal shaped (and not very well) into something to look mystical and theyre used to exploit people into beleiving in something not real either for financial gain or sense of self importance and purpose. Computers shaping mankind? lol. Im not trying to upset anyone here and remember this is just my opinion but the skulls are so poorly made it begs beleif why anyone would choose think theyre real. if you beleive in them and gain some comfort for that...your in a better place than I am.


Ah have you really examined the the Mitchell Hedges Skull the one with the 2 part jaw? No one could say this was not well made as an artist i can tell you that. The others i have seen I have to agree.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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She may have been afraid they would damage it as their methods could not have been to refined in the 30's



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Yeah something like that, if the skulls have the power to the save the world!



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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Just because there are tool marks doesn't mean they aren't old. It is possible they were machine polished for sales purposes afterward. I can't see why the authentication "experts" would overlook this.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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You're actually wrong.

They tried to recreate the MH skull and failed miserably, it was actually a bit of a joke.

Anna had already submitted it to tests, and they concluded "the damn thing shouldn't even exist", if I owned I certainly wouldn't put it through further tests just to satisfy the skeptics, screw the skeptics.

If you can provide examples of modern skull that rival the Ancient ones then I'm all ears, otherwise all you have is your skepticism, nothing else. no evidence, just preconceived notions of the skulls lack of authenticity.
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:26 AM
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Yeah, when the Spanish priest was shown the skull he smashed it into a thousand pieces instantly, it was the work of the devil apparently, nice one Spain!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:30 AM
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Originally posted by Scott495
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fact is Ive seen better ice sculptures and the skill these people have is truly amazing, but theyre not mystical.

they are NOT anatomically correct, something that for certain a higher power would have easily ensured was done (why make an imperfec skull when you can travel the universe and space and time?) people who claim these are perfect representations of a human skull need to read a bit more and very few people actually claim this because it can be so easily proven to be wrong (this applies to all the skulls, not just the known fakes). if it were truly anatomicaly correct i would probably be a believer.

also same thing about not being able to replicate could be said about many ancient artifacts, pyramids, ming dynasty vases etc etc but theyre not mystical or have any special powers. Also Im pretty sure some ancient blacksmiths who spent every waking hour manualy shaping steel possesed skills we dont have today. Samurai swords for example, sure thyey can still make them but nowhere near as good as they used to.

I stand by my original comment that if a mystical being or alien or whatever made these they would have done a much better job and something that no exeptionaly talented earthing could produce. Also all the special properties and such assosiated with these skulls is also apparent in normal quartz. All the phsycic phenomenon stories are just that...stories that many people beleive happened to them and thought...must have been those damn skulls, I mean i had a nightmare so cant be anything else!?!

if they truly posses some unique power then why are the people who own them not flying about or healing people (for real) or such? Even the internal structure of the crystal would be different at a subatomic lvl if information or such was being stored and organized.....its not.

my sceptisism does not come from reading this article alone. ive seen many documentaries and read quite a bit. i learned a few new things here but nothing that makes me beleive these are real.

if i had a REAL crystal skull then the whole world would know about it without a doubt because they would actually posses some kind of real tangible power other than the usual crystal ball hokus pokus.

I would love someone to show me something I cannot dispute. I love finding out new and wonderful mysteries, but there has to be more to it than a lump of quartz shaped like a skull and people claiming to channel phsycic powers through it like some tv magician.
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You have already previously stated your skepticism, there is a disclaimer in the OP that reminds that skepticism may have to be suspended.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:35 AM
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You should actually look into that, the channeled messages are incredible, you have no idea! A major one was done by a psychic who works with the homicide squad in Toronto and has helped solve hundreds of murders. Look into it guy



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:38 AM
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Skull Madness!

Scott495: Stating that the skulls are 'poorly made' is just a very silly thing to say, I strongly urge you to be open minded in regards to some of the skulls, and please read some of the facts concerning the skulls, especially the MH skull.
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