Crystal skulls are replicas of human skulls, usually made of quartz, that can be found all around the world. The skulls have some important differences between them, with most important though is about the size, colour, detail, and clarity of the crystal.
Many people make the connection between the crystal skulls and an old Native American legend. According to the legend, there are thirteen crystal skulls spread all around the world, that when combined, can give vital information about the survival of the human species, and that they will be discovered only when humanity is on the brink of collapse and it is ready for this knowledge.
It is said, that only five of these legendary skulls have been discovered to this day. One of the most well-known crystal skulls is that of Mitchell-Hedges, and also the crystal skull “Max”, Sha-Na-Ra, and the skull that belongs to the British Museum. All of the skulls have been assigned some unexplained abilities, such as the cause of visions to humans, the projection of images in their interior, healing powers, and the telepathic communication with humans.
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The Crystal Skull of Mitchell-Hedges
- In 1924 (1927 for some), in the small country of Belize in central America the skull is being discovered. It took its name from the head of the expedition “Frederick Albert Mitchell-Hedges”. The discovery was made by his daughter “Anna” on her 17th birthday, during the excavation of a Mayan temple.
- In 1954, there is a reference about the crystal skull in the autobiography of Mitchell-Hedges, without him saying the exact date or how they found it.
- In 1959, Mitchell-Hedges dies and his daughter Anna inherits the crystal skull.
- In 1970, gives the crystal skull to an art conservationist named Frank Dorland, in order to examine it in the laboratories of Hewlett Packard in California. According to Dorland, the results were extraordinary. The skull was constructed by a single piece of clear quartz, something which is rarely found in nature. They found no signs or marks of tools, which suggested that the skull was either naturally made or it was crafted entirely by hand and low-friction tools, such as wooden picks, but given the hardness of quartz crystals this could have taken over 300 and years to make. At the end of his essay he said “This skull should not exist!”.
- In 1988, researcher Joe Nickell reveals that the crystal skull was sold in 1943 by the House of Sotherby’s to Frederick Albert Mitchell-Hedges. Sydney Burney seemed to be the original owner of the skull, he was an art dealer from London. Mitchell-Hedges’ daughter Anna, answered to the accusations that her father gave the skull to Burney, and she said that indeed he gave it to him but did not sell it. He only gave it so Burney did keep it safe and care for it for as long asked her father would be on its travels, but Burney’s son auctioned it without his permission. According to Anna, her father then had to purchase the skull but originally belonged to him, as he was unable to cancel the auction, and this is the reason why it seemed as if he had purchased the skull instead of being the one who discovered it, in the original owner of it.
- In 2007, Anna passes away when she is a hundred years old.
- Today, the skull belongs to a new owner whose identity is being kept secret.