I am not one to put much stock into the whole Ancient Astronaut Theory, because that History Channel program has killed my beliefs in it. According to
that show, every human advancement in our entire history can be attribute to assistance from extra-terrestrials. I am not buying it at all. Call me a
naturalist, and a believer in human ingenuity and intelligence. Until I see a smoking gun regarding the topic of Ancient Aliens my stance will remain
on the fence.
In regards to these Peruvian children and elongated skulls? I have no idea, and perhaps it could be a result of an unknown tribal ritual or even good
old fashioned birth defects. Birth defects can be caused by a myriad of reasons like dietary deficiencies, radiation, inbreeding, and other things I
have no idea what. However, these incidents can in most cases if not all be attributed to a medical explanation. Allow me to take a stab in the dark,
could possible explanation be found in the case of the Peruvian findings be a result of long exposures to high elevations? I only say that because
many Peruvian settlements have been found at high elevations in the Andes Mountains. One notable example would be the city of Machu Picchu. Could the
craniums of these children enlarge themselves in utero to compensate for the lower levels of oxygen being obtained by the mother?
Effects of high altitude on humans
One hundred and forty million people live at altitudes above 2,500 metres (8,200 ft). Studies have found that these populations, especially people
living in the Andes and in the Himalaya, have ways of compensating for the lower oxygen levels that are different from people living at sea level.
Compared with acclimatized newcomers, native Andean and Himalayan populations have better oxygenation at birth, enlarged lung volumes throughout life,
and a higher capacity for exercise.
Just a thought. I am open to more modest and natural explanation until we find UFO wreckage or an ET smacks me in the face. Not buying the one size
fits all approach being promulgated by the Ancient Astronauts crowd to explain all ancient unknowns, and anomalies. I will give it to them, a lot of
what they postulate about is interesting in a science fiction sense, but not reality. Just my opinion. Great job Slayer, and I look forward to the
more in-depth thread about this topic.
I had to put this guy up for good measure, because he could very well be a martian.
edit on 27-7-2012 by Jakes51 because: Found a better video of the Ancient Astronauts guy, Giorgio A.