Here’s a funny little mystery I found by accident while bored out of my mind at the tail end of a twelve hour shift.
The Starchild Skull was found in 1930 in the Chihuahua region of Mexico. It was found alongside an adult female’s skeleton. Carbon dating on the skull was done and found that the skull was about 900 years old.
Here’s where it gets interesting…
A dentist was brought in to examine the Starchild Skull and he concluded that the skull belonged to a child of between 4.5 and 5 years old. However, the interior space of the skull is a full 200 cm³ larger than the interior of an adult’s skull! Also, there are no frontal sinuses in the Starchild Skull, the back of the skull is flattened and the orbital bones are ‘shallow, with the optic nerve canal situated closer to the bottom of the orbit than to the back’.
Intrigued, scientists decided to do DNA analysis. Despite doing Nuclear DNA tests six times, scientists were unable to conclusively test the Y chromosomes from the Starchilds father. According to Wiki the ‘founders of Trace Genetics stated that ‘the inability to analyze nuclear DNA indicates that such DNA is either not present or present in sufficiently low copy number to prevent PCR analysis using methods available at the present time’.
Many alien theorists have come to the conclusion that the mysterious skull is proof of an alien/human hybrid. Skeptics say it’s nothing more than possibly Crouzon syndrome and that the DNA samples may have been untestable using current methods because of acidic soil (where the skull was found) or other factors, like humidity in the air.
However, whatever the truth may be, the Starchild Skull defies explanation and has stumped scientists for over eighty years. Is it possible that this skull is proof of aliens interbreeding with humans or just a terribly disfigured child?
What do you think?