“Alien” Skull Is Definitely Creepy

If reading Grant Morrison has taught me anything, it’s that aliens don’t actually come from outer space, but rather from other dimensions.  They live outside of the fourth dimension, you see.  So I’m not sure if there would really be skeletal evidence.  Comics have taught me so much.  I should be a scientist.  Regardless, this skull gives me the willies.  How long until we discover that this is a hoax, do you think?  The comments on io9 point to hydrocephaly.  I’d buy that.

via io9


13 Responses to “Alien” Skull Is Definitely Creepy

  1. This looks to be the result of tribal skull binding practices. No aliens, just another example of fashionable body modification taken to extremes in the name of glamour.

  2. Central American Cultures used to actually do this to people when they were babies. The skull was tied to a shape and when it solidified, it went to this shape.

    It might have started with Annunaki though. Or Viracocha.

  3. Provenance is everything! Although these types of modifications are common in Central and South American pre-Columbian cultures, one has to look at the volume of bone mass to understand how this can happen. We have a finite amount of bone that grows in the head; at some point our genes tell the osteoblasts to stop, otherwise we'd all have huge thick skulls (insert politician jokes here). Some of these findings indicate that if they are indeed human (which is widely accepted), then something in their genetic makeup is not telling the osteoblasts to stop. TL;DR – that's too much bone!

  4. I was privy to a theory about that. It involved the osteoblasts being triggered by the expansion of the brain and volume of cerebral/spinal fluid by a certain age. More room to expand meant more expansion, and therefore the need for more bone to protect the expanded brain. It's a simplistic theory, but it would explain a bit.

  5. I have seen this before. I agree with earler posters that this skull seems to be an example of pre-columbian body modification. Much like the copper rings around the necks of some african tribes, elongating the vertebrae and the spaces between the discs. I believe this works by binding and elongation before fusion of the fontanelle, resulting in spaces between the plates of the skull to allow for further bone growth. Must have caused one heck of a headache, though!

  6. The eye sockets are about 3 times bigger than a humans, not to mention the chin/bottom jaw facial structures look very odd, a bit more than copper and brass rings around a babies head.

  7. Doesn't look human. As someone noted the eye sockets are too large. Also, the canines look too large and as if the tips have been broken or rounded off. There's nothing in the pic to give an adequate sense of scale…Looks like a modified monkey skull…by binding like others mentioned about in some human cultures. …but what sicko would bind the skull of a monkey? And did it die before the sutures could full develop or just not close because of the binding? Is there really that kind of money to be made? Is faked alien evidence that big of an industry? Wow! At once intriguing as a source of extra income but disgusting at the same time…

  8. It seems to me that this is an animal's head. The teeth have been broken and the nose has made identification of the species difficult. If it is humanoid and not simian, then the tribal head binding practice is likely. The Egyptian pharaohs also practiced it. The chances of aliens looking humanoid is pretty slim given the diversity of forms that can manipulate their environments. Of course, how would we know the difference between an octopus and an invertebrate octopoid race? Always look for a terrestrial explanation before you look for an extra-dimensional or outworld explanation. Even then, not without concrete (not anecdotal or circumstantial) evidence. It also shows a lack of insight and creativity to jump to the wishful conclusion of extraterrestrial origins.

  9. I always love people who say it is "obviously" extra terrestrial in origin. When such a thing is never the obvious answer. More likely some kind of medical condition or cultural head shaping insanity. Sadly plenty of people will spend large amounts of money on "proof" that aliens are real. Even when said proof isn't proof of anything of the sort.

  10. Sorry skriker but we are not alone…unless you can tell me who was flying the cylindrical metallic craft I saw from 100 yards on a beautiful spring day.