posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 03:22 AM
The historical record shows that Mr. Mitchell-Hedges bought the skull from an antiquities collector named Sydney Burney in 1933, which he later sold
to pay a debt. It was later purchased by his daughter Anna, who made up an adventurous story about finding it on her 17th birthday in the jungle ruins
of a lost city.
All the fanciful, adventurous stories about discovering the crystal skull amid ruins in the Central American jungles were just myths created to craft
a colorful backstory to the strange skull. "I discovered it in a long-lost ruined jungle temple" is more fun than "My father bought it from a guy
at an auction."
The hoax lasted for decades, and fooled hundreds of crystal skull enthusiasts.