The humanoid skull that is unlike any other

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It was back in the 1930s when an American teenager discovered an abandoned mine tunnel in Mexico’s Copper Canyon region.  Inside it she found a human skeleton and, clutching onto its arm, was the hand bone of another skeleton buried mostly under the earth. It was described as being small and misshapen. The teenager returned to the site the following day only to find that a flash flood had washed most of the bones away. Nevertheless, the upper section of the skull of the buried skeleton, along with a small piece of the upper jaw bone remained.  The significance of the skull remained unrealised for nearly 70 years.  

In 1999, the highly unusual skull, which has been dated at 900 years old, was handed to author and researcher Lloyd Pye to investigate after health professionals failed to identify a condition that could explain its appearance. The skull became known as the "Starchild Skull," and between 1999 and 2013, Lloyd enlisted the help of numerous experts and independent medical and scientific institutions across three countries (USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom) to conduct extensive research and testing.

One of the major contributors to the research project was Dr Ted Robinson, who had a background in medicine and plastic surgery and specialised knowledge of cranial surgery and cranial anatomy.  Dr Robinson studied the skull for a period of two years and involved specialists in the disciplines of radiology, ophthalmic surgery, oral surgery, craniofacial surgery, neurology and paediatric neurosurgery. The report Dr Robinson prepared was astounding.

Firstly, Dr Robinson’s expertise in cranial deformities enabled him to rule out all the human deformities he knew of that could account for the skull’s appearance, nor were any of the other specialists able to find any deformity, illness or cultural practice that could account for the misshapen head.

Secondly, Dr Robinson reported that the bone of the skull is much thinner, lighter, and stronger than regular human bone, it contains unusual reinforcing fibres, the brain is 30% larger than a normal human of its size, the frontal sinuses are absent, the eye sockets are shallow, and the entire skull has over 10 standard deviations from the human norm , a highly unusual statistic.

Robinson wrote: "One can only reasonably conclude from these statistical studies that the Starchild skull is distinctly different from human."

Nevertheless, the medical reports and investigations were not enough to convince mainstream scientists that this skull was definitely not human.  Instead, they explained away the abnormalities with the claim that ‘nature can do anything’.

The scientists running the Starchild Project knew that the only definitive way of proving that the skull was not human was through DNA testing. So they waited nearly a decade while the technology for recovering and sequencing "ancient" DNA, such as the 900-year-old Starchild's, could be perfected.

In 2010, the Project secured access to a highly sophisticated ancient DNA lab capable of recovering non-human DNA. Preliminary DNA testing found that a significant percentage of the DNA in the skull appears to not be human, a finding that, if verified, would indicate the skull belongs to a new species.

In 2012, a geneticist was able to secure a fragment of gene from the 5% of human nuclear DNA that code for proteins and which is a highly functional ‘master gene’, one of the most vitally important genes in the body of any species on Earth. It is known as the FOXP2 gene.  An analysis was carried out on this gene, the full report of which can be read here, and the results were again startling.

The FOXP2 gene in normal humans is 2,594 base pairs long and contains no variations. In mammals and other "higher" species, any single flaw in FOXP2, any isolated mutation or variation, can cause a severe negative impact in some of the most important aspects of development and will normally lead to death. While a tiny amount of survivable mutations are possible in FOXP2, every one that occurs presents debilitating or life-threatening consequences, so up to this point in time none have been passed on to the general population of humans. This means in the vast, vast majority of humans, the FOXP2 master gene is absolutely identical.  

The fragment of gene that was recovered from the skull and analysed is 211 base pairs long (out of 2,594 base pairs).  Now comes the incredible result of the analysis.  While all normal humans have the exact same base pairs, the Starchild’s gene contained a total of 56 variations within the fragment!


fight your Aliens battles elsewhere; in fact, go find yourselves some face-huggers or headcrabs.

What makes you think this Star child is a baby with a birth defect? The way they describe the sinus cavities and the shallow Eye pockets and as you look at the front, is very narrow and small area which will allow space for facial features. along with The enlarged head and brain area seems to indicate far more then Genetic defects in a human face.
The comments regarding genetic sequencing and the disparities between the species and correlation with humans is quite fascinating as well, which when interconnected with the physical findings seem to indicate something far beyond our current scope as we understand the human anatomy and DNA sequencing today.

There is an explanation for this. This is the skull of a Nephilim. They are written about in the bible. Google the name "L.A. Marzulli". He has done extensive research on this.

provides some info Wikipedia believes is insignificant. Their ignorance knows no bounds.



Wikipedia is not a valid source to base an argument upon. This topic is a good example of why. Wp mentions only the two studies which support the "skull is human" viewpoint, yet excludes the three studies which support the "not known human" conclusion. If Wp was an impartial reference, it would simply list all the studies and the respective conclusions. What we have instead is an opinion piece.


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