The Real Crystal Skulls: Stranger than the Indiana Jones Movie

Alexandria Ducksworth
Jul 18 · 4 min read
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“Crystal skull at the British Museum” (via Wikimedia)

Remember when George Lucas and Steven Spielberg collaborated once again for another Indiana Jones movie? You got aliens, shady Russians, ancient mysteries, and killer ants.

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (2008)” (via Youtube)

The story of the real crystal skulls is wrapped up in a mish-mash of hoaxes and outlandish metaphysical claims. On the one hand, the crystal skulls are no more than collectible knick-knacks mistaken for highly valued artifacts. Meanwhile, some people believe the skulls are products of highly advanced technology from outer space, Atlantis, and Lemuria.

I mean, it would be cool if the skulls were portable alien supercomputers. I would love to know what information they carry. Unfortunately, as much as I love Atlantis theories, we are far from such a conclusion.

Let’s go back to the 1920s when a young explorer reportedly discovered “The Doom Skull”:

The Mitchell-Hedges Skull aka “The Doom Skull”

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“Lubaantun, Belize” (via Wikimedia)

Coincidentally on her 17th birthday, Anna Mitchell-Hedges found a clear quartz skull deep inside an ancient pyramid in Lubaantun, Belize. According to her, the skull has powerful psychic powers properties including the ability to will death, thus calling it “The Doom Skull.” She even mentioned she witnessed JFK’s future death through the skull in the 1990 video documentary Crystal Skull of Lubaantun

Meanwhile, Anna’s foster father, Frederick Mitchell-Hedges, mentions the mysterious Mitchell-Hedges Skull (MHS) in his book Danger My Ally. Oddly enough, he doesn’t reveal how he retrieved it.

Wait, his adopted daughter found it, right? What’s the big deal?

The whole Mitchell-Hedges excavation story might just be a mere tall tale. There are records Frederick purchased the MHS through a Sotheby’s auction. His excavation buddies Lady Richmond-Brown and Dr. Thomas Gann didn’t even mention the skull while they were down in Lubaantun. If it were such a great discovery, you’d think they would write endlessly about it. Well, this is not the only suspicious skull case.

Fake Skulls Everywhere?

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“Crystal Skulls” (by Archie at Flickr)

Further back in the late 19th-century, people were crazy over crystal skulls thanks to French artifact collector Eugène Boban. He would go to Mexico to collect skulls then sell them at his home base in Paris. Consumers back then weren’t aware of the skulls’ authenticity. If anything, any legit skull artifact created by the Aztec or Mayans would’ve been made of basalt, not quartz.

In 1992, a crystal skull was mysteriously sent to the Smithsonian only to be uncovered as a fake. Where are the magical powers? How come there are no shocking reports from people as they were testing its properties in their labs?

Maybe we don’t have the technology to accurately decipher the skulls. Remember, a super-advanced race made these skulls. *wink wink*

There are a few who believe 13 powerful skulls exist somewhere in this world. If they ever come together, they will unlock the universal secrets of mankind.

“The crystal skulls are complete depositories of knowledge and each skull contains a particular specialist area of information — like a living library [each skull is like one volume in a set of encyclopedias]. And the people who will in the future be able to ‘read’ the crystal skulls will only be able to extract all the knowledge from the skulls once they are all assembled together…

Of course, the knowledge that is going to come out from the skulls is quite unimaginable to our current minds. But that it is definitely going to come out at a certain time is already foregone. It has been prophesied. But whether we humans then use that knowledge for good or for our own destruction is really down to our preparations.” -Patricio Dominguez, Pueblo Spiritual Advisor (via Crystal Skulls)

Where are these skulls, then? Apparently, some have already found them and they have names: Sha-Ra-Na, Max, Ami, and E.T. Could the Mitchell-Hedges skull be part of the prophecy?

Art conservator Frank Dorland studied the MHS for six years. He took the skull to a Hewlett-Packard lab, and some strange things happened. He claimed to have seen an aura around the skull and heard a choir singing from it. Maybe Dorland has been staring at the skull for too long. Who knows? Overall, it’s an intriguing story.

Do you think there are powers held within the legendary skulls, or it’s all made up by people’s elaborated imaginations? The crystal skulls have fascinated millions of people for their alleged magic. Some just buy them from New Age stores as fancy paperweights.

The truth of the crystal skulls is still up in the air. Whatever it may be is up to you to decide.

I don’t know for myself until I find one in a forgotten ancient location and hold it in my bare hands.

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