Until the end of the 20th century, it never occurred to anyone that the mythical Cyclops actually existed. However, a sensational find in Texas (USA) shocked scientists all over the world.
The fact that paleontologists Victor Pacheco and Martin Fried, during a vacation in Big Bant Canty decided to combine business with pleasure and examined one of the caves, where they found the remains of a creature about 2.5 m tall and weighing 300 kg, whose skull in the middle of the forehead was only one eye socket. The age of the bones – is about 10 thousand years. Scientists have been able to recreate the appearance of the creature from the skeleton. I must say, his appearance fully fits the description of the mythical Cyclops.
Authors of the discovery are not once have to regret that curiosity has brought them into that ill-fated cave – because the message of their discovery was first perceived as a stupid joke. Only after a thorough examination of the bones and skull did the experts recognize that they undoubtedly belonged to Cyclops.
But how did a creature from Greek mythology come to Texas? Well, either the Greeks before our era managed to visit America, or the Cyclops lived across the ocean, and in Europe. Recall: Homer depicted Cyclops as cruel giants and indicated that they lived in caves, raising cattle.
Of course, the heroes of Greek myths were a long way from the American Cyclops, but they could visit the Rhodope Mountains in neighboring Bulgaria without much trouble. If Cyclops was a real creature, why not assume that the Minotaur – half-bull half-man – also once trampled this land?
And here is a new discovery, which gives grounds for just such an assumption.
On May 21, 2001, in the Rhodope Mountains was discovered a mysterious skull, which the Bulgarian media soon dubbed the “mystical skull”. If we believe the author of the find, he first dreamed about it… It turns out that Roman Genchev, an avid collector of meteorites, almost a month had the same dream: he is sent on a business trip, on his day off, he goes to the mountains and finds the skull of a strange creature. That’s how it happened.
Scientists, without delay, examined the skull. The first thing they did, using the radiocarbon method, was to establish its age and conduct DNA analysis. Apparently, the findings were so intriguing that they were classified… But in the age of the Internet, it is very difficult to hide information about such a find, reports about it first appeared on the web, and then in a number of print publications.
Unfortunately, I have not found data on the age of the skull, but if you take into account that only its facial part was found, neatly sawn off by someone in time immemorial, the mysterious creature clearly fell at the hands of man. Maybe the unknown monster hunter was Theseus, the legendary king of Athens, who defeated the Minotaur?
Wrap the skull found by Genchev in flesh, imagine eyes filled with blood, and you get a pretty creepy creature, resembling a hybrid of a man and a bull. It is true that the victory over this particular monster is not a myth: it is assumed that the creature was of small stature.
However, it is possible that the skull did not belong to an adult. It is necessary to consider also the fact that we know nothing about fighting qualities of the monster. Maybe it possessed the ability to influence a person telepathically, spit poison, or operate under cover of darkness, attacking from ambush?
Bulgarian ufologists have suggested, based on DNA testing, that the skull clearly belonged to an extraterrestrial creature. There was even a hypothesis that it belonged to a biorobot that was fueled with human blood: supposedly, the skull had some sort of centrifuge where the separation of plasma from blood took place.
Of course, there are also less shocking hypotheses, for example, some scientists believe that it is the skull of a prehistoric animal not yet known to science.
In 1995, in South America, archaeologists also discovered a strange skull with an unusual elongated shape, which is now preserved in the Peruvian Museum of Paracas. Scientists estimate it to be at least 10,000 years old. Many consider it as irrefutable evidence of aliens visiting the Earth.
Some researchers tend to think that the cause of this shape of the skull is a genetic mutation, but the most popular hypothesis is that the lengthening was done artificially. For some reason, possibly religious, ancient people practiced changing the shape of the skull in this area of the planet. A newborn baby’s head was tightly bandaged, sometimes achieving striking results. Similar examples are found among the skulls of the Incas. So it is likely that no long-headed aliens have come to us.
But the so-called Taung baby skull, found in 1924 in northwest South Africa, the shape resembles a pumpkin. For many years it was believed that it belonged to a monkey-like creature at the age of three. However, more recently, Lee Berger and Ron Clark of the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) suggested that the skull does not belong to an earthly creature, but a humanoid, who died in a fall on the sharp rocks.
It is also worth mentioning the skull of the so-called star boy, which was discovered in Mexico in the 1920s, but has only recently fallen into the hands of scientists. It clearly belonged to a child but a rather strange one. For example, it is believed that it may have had three frontal lobes of the brain, rather than two as in normal humans. The brain volume was also quite big for a child – 1600 cm3 (the average adult’s brain volume was 1400 cm3). The shape and location of the eye sockets are also unusual.
If we talk about anomalous findings, it is impossible not to remember the famous crystal tortoises. Discovered in South America and other parts of the world, they are still an unsolvable riddle for scientists. For what purpose were these unique products? How could they have been made?
In 1927, during the excavations of an ancient Mayan temple in British Honduras (now Belize), the most famous of them all was discovered, later called the Mitchell-Hedges Skull, or Skull of the Rock. According to the story of Anne, the adopted daughter of the famous British archaeologist Mitchell-Hedges, who found it, in the first days after the “communication” with his amazing find, she began to have striking visions.
It was as if she was transported to the time of the ancient Maya, observed their life, rituals, saw blooming cities. Already in 1927, it was suggested that the skull in some incomprehensible way could store information about the times when this masterpiece was created.
In the 1960s, a crystal skull was found in Mexico, preserved since 1898 in the British Museum, which researchers believe is a simplified copy of the Mitchell-Hedges skull. Unlike the Skull of the Rock, which has its lower jaw made separately, it is monolithic.
Both skulls, according to experts, are female and virtually commensurate with the real ones in terms of their parameters. Attempts have been made to recreate the appearance of those mysterious ladies who served as models for these unique objects. Although facial reconstructions from the skull were carried out at two different institutions, they produced similar portraits of the Indian girl. Who was she? The young queen of Atlantis, lost in the abyss, or the daughter of a Mayan ruler?
The main mystery of the crystal skulls is the filigree of their execution. According to some experts, to make such masterpieces without the use of modern technology is impossible. For example, a specialist from the famous firm Hewlett-Packard, who studied the Skull of the Rock, said that according to all the laws of crystallography, the skull should have split already in the initial stage of processing the original material.
One of the scientists calculated that it took at least 7 million hours to produce such a skull. Of course, after such statements of experts, there was a hypothesis that the skulls are the work of aliens (apparently, they had nothing else to do on our planet).
I personally prefer the opinion that the manufacture of crystal skulls involved a highly evolved Earth civilization, which died in some global cataclysm. That it existed (perhaps even more than one!), testify to the Ika stones, pyramids found in the Crimea, a unique stone map found in the Urals, and many other artifacts.
We should not forget that the history of civilization on Earth knows many examples of various anomalous curiosities. For example, Robert Ripley, who opened a network of museums around the world, in 1930, photographed a Chinese man with a horn on top of his head in Manchuria, and in Africa, there is a tribe of “ostrich-men” who have only two toes on each foot (claw syndrome).
Many members of the human race still skilfully mutilate themselves. Think of Burmese women lengthening their necks with rings. Finally, let us take a look at the Kunstkammer, where not aliens are spiked.
We still know very little about the history of our planet and life on it. Recently, I have come to the conclusion more and more often than much of what myths, legends, and fairy tales tell us existed on Earth. Giants, Cyclops, gnomes, dragons (surviving dinosaurs) all once lived on our planet but were exterminated by man. Maybe in 10 thousand years, the skull of a cow found by our descendants will also seem very strange to them…