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Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Crystal Skulls

When I reported on the story of the crystal skulls being fakes the other day, it occurred to me that I was not very well-versed in the whole crystal skulls legend.

Now, you have to realize that I have been reading books on the paranormal since I was a little, little kid. I was found to have a collegiate-level reading comprehension in the 3rd-grade and I have always weighed-in at a cool 98-lbs., so reading was something I truly enjoyed. And reading about ghosts, unexplained phenomena, and the Loch Ness Monster (in particular) always tickled my fancy.

As I got older, I became more serious about "researching" these subjects. By the 5th-grade, I was reading full-length, scientific books and diatribes on these things and making notes. I still have newspaper clippings of sightings from Loch Ness and the like, going all the way back to the 1980s. As an adult, I had amassed a small collection of books relating to these fields and knew most of the stories and accounts more or less by heart.

Of course I had heard of these crystal skulls, but in reading the piece and reporting on it, I realized I really didn't know the story. And that perplexed me; how could I not, if they were such an important part of the paranormal canon?

So a little bit ago, I pulled most every major source I have - many of which are not even listed as Sources for The OddBlog because of their dubious content (no matter how earnest the writer may have been) - and figured out... none of them even mention the crystal skulls!

And, I mean, here's chapter after chapter on the Aztecs, Mayans, Lake Titicaca - from mentions of spacemen and alien visitors to the truly bizarre (marine aliens, ancient heart transplants, etc.) - the Nazsca Lines... no crystal skulls.

While the mainstream scientists and media will often lead you to think we, as a community, will just lap-up any old wives' tale as "evidence of something," it just isn't true. The real truth is that intrepid paranormal researchers have often done a very good job of separating the wheat from the chaff and these crystal skulls, no matter how well they fooled the so-called "experts," didn't pass the muster.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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