I have just watched a great documentary by Nat Geo called "The Truth Behind The Crystal Skulls" that does an in depth investigation into the Mitchell
Hedges "skull of doom". I cant link anyone to the documentary as its not on youtube but you can see the trailer
. Ill outline some of the tests they did for the program.
Anna Hedges claimed that she found the skull buried under a collapsed altar inside a temple in Lubaantun, in British Honduras, now Belize in 1924.
One of the claims at the Mitchell Hedges website is that its impossible to replicate even with modern machinery. So Nat Geo contracted Barry Liu owner
to have a go at making an exact replica.
He managed to make an exact replica in 8 days.
Next Dr John Morris at Institute of Archeology, Belize had a look at the skull and came to the conclusion that it had no similarities with myan art
and that it didnt look like any other skull found in that part of the world in pre-Columbian times.
Next forensic artist Gloria Nusse
had a look at the skull and cam to the
conclusion that it must have been made from a reference human skull as it was so accurate. She then made a cast of the replica skull and set about
making a facial reconstruction to see if the had ancient American features.
The face turned out to be female and was clearly European so it cant have been created by ancient Americans 3600 years ago as its claimed.
Dr John Morris explains that in attempt to find where Anna mitchell-hedges claimed to have found the skull in 1927 they re-mapped the site but they
couldnt find any of the tunnels or passages she described.
Norman Hammond (academic and Mesoamericanist scholar) says that Anna Mitchell-Hedges wasn't even on the expedition in 1927 as she is not mentioned in
any of the official logs or journals. There was also no record in anyones journals of the skull having being found at the time they say it was..
So where did the "Skull of Doom" come from?
It seems that Mitchell-Hedges bought it at an auction from Sotheby's ,Burney , UK in 1944, many years after the expedition to the temple in
Lubaantun. A copy of the Sotheby's catalog has been discovered.
This would explain why the skull was European. There are many more claims as to why the skull is fake in the documentary and the
page on crystal skulls so you can make up your own mind but for me its pretty clear that
Mitchell-Hedges and his daughter Anna Mitchell-Hedges have been caught out as hoaxers.
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