Thursday, November 24, 2011

Triangle-shaped ‘alien skull’ found in Peru

Just like every other time an inexplicable artifact surfaces only to be later discredited in a far less high profile news story, a supposed alien skull has allegedly been located in Peru.
Peruvian anthropologist Renato Davila Riquelme has discovered what appear to be the mummified remains of an alien-like creature, including a "triangle shaped" skull nearly as big as its 20-inch-long body.
Has the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull --the setting for the underwhelming 2008 Indiana Jones vehicle--finally been discovered? Well, don't be expecting a victory lap from Steven Spielberg or George Lucas anytime soon.
Riquelme himself posits that the remains are those of a child. Peruvian news site RPP however, has interviewed several (conveniently anonymous) Spanish and Russian scientists who claim the remains are actual those of an extraterrestrial, supported by the clearly "alien" skull.
The remains of an eyeball in the right socket will help determine its genetic DNA – and clear up the controversy if it is human or not. Another possible explanation for the skull is tribal ritual, which has in certain regions been known to involve skull modification. The practice has been known to occur for at least the past 9,000 years, and the paper says:
To achieve the desired shape, the head was wrapped in tight cloth. In the case of cranial flattening, the head was placed between two pieces of wood. The technique would usually be carried out on an infant, when the skull is at its most pliable. The cloth would be applied from a month after birth and be held in place for about six months.

Do you think there’s any chance at all the alien skull in Peru is a true extraterrestrial find?

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