Followers of my pages have probably figured out that I have a fascination for The Mitchell Hedges Crystal Skull. Although the story of the skull’s discovery is highly questionable, can we really be sure it’s a fake? There is a recent documentary, which can be viewed on You tube titled “Secrets of the 13 Crystal Skulls – 2017 Documentary” produced by National Geographic, featuring the work of Dr Jane Walsh of The Smithsonian Institute who has spent twenty years plus, conducting research into the crystal skulls, in particular The Mitchell Hedges Skull of Doom. The findings suggest that the skull is most likely a Victorian fake therefore of no great antiquity. The following reasons have been given: – The skull appears to be that of a European female. This was concluded after facial reconstruction of the skull using modern forensic methods, (this we already knew). The Skull has had an almost exact copy made by master carver Zhou Zhao Ming at Skullis in China. This was done to disprove a long held belief that the skull could not be replicated in modern times. The Mitchell Hedges Skull has microscopic tool marks which suggest it was fashioned with a diamond wheel. (It is however finished to a much higher standard than the Skullis, Chinese replica, this has been revealed by microscopic inspection of the finished surfaces of both the Mitchell Hedges and the Skullis copy). In fact the surface of the Mitchell Hedges Skull of Doom has a finish which is of an amazing quality.
OK just a few observations of my own. The Smithsonian Institute has conducted a great deal of research into this amazing object but can we trust their findings? They have voiced an opinion, but have not produced conclusive proof. Do machining methods deemed to be modern rule out the possibility that the Skull of Doom could be an ancient artifact? If this is the case, then following the same line of reasoning, the Great Pyramid, Puma Punku, and the Sarcophagi of the Serapeum of Saqqara should also be questioned in the same way. At each of these sites close inspection of the finished surfaces suggest modern machining techniques were used. The fact that the skull portrays facial features akin to European appearance is insufficient evidence to discredit the authenticity of the skull either. In Tiahuanaco carved heads can be found in the walls, displaying features of various races from all over Earth. Consider the Cloud People of Peru, the Chachapoya. Although now extinct, it is noted that the Cloud People were a fair haired, white skinned race with European appearance. OK, the latest findings don’t give all the answers, further research must be done. Is the Mitchell Hedges Crystal Skull a modern fake? The jury is still out!