Where is Paracas – The Juan Navarro Museum – The ancient artifacts – The Paracas Skulls – Head binding practices in Peru – The difference between naturally and artificially elongated skulls – DNA testing of the Paracas Skulls – The Starchild
Paracas is a small fishing village about 3 hours south of Lima. You can easily get to Paracas from Lima by bus (learn about the best way to travel in Peru). Becoming more and more popular with tourists, the town is rapidly growing and you probably won’t recognize it in five years! Besides the main street, there is a beautiful ocean-front area, lots of restaurants and shops. There’s plenty to see around Paracas: teaming with marine wildlife Islas Ballestas, the red beaches of the Paracas National Reserve and the famous Paracas Candelabra, which is just as mysterious as the Nazca Lines down the road. But there is something in Paracas that is especially thrilling for anyone interested in the Ancient Astronaut Theory: the Paracas skulls.
The Juan Navarro Museum
The Paracas History Museum, also called the Juan Navarro Museum after its owner and director (until his passing in 2017), is located at the very end of Malecon de Chaco, across from the Marina Turistica de Paracas. The entrance fee (as for September 2019) is 10 soles, which is about US$3.
The museum is rather small and basically consists of a big room with adjacent hallways. Besides the skulls there is a collection of tools, fabrics, pottery and various artifacts from Paracas, Nazca, Chincha, Inca and other local cultures. Behind a wall there is another fun collection: money from all over the world!
Fabio, a very knowledgeable young employee, volunteered to give us a short tour of the exhibit. The “short” tour became an almost 2-hour long fulfilling conversation. It was so cool to talk to someone like-minded who knows so much on the subject!
Besides Paracas and Nazca fabrics and pottery, one of the displays is dedicated to obsidian tools. Apparently, the indigenous people managed to perform brain surgeries with those. Those surgeries were not only performed to cure various diseases, such as migraine and epilepsy, but also for spiritual purposes, to let out the demons. Sometimes a golden plate was placed inside a skull, as a sign of the person’s nobility: the lucky owners of a golden plate were often high priests or kings.
But what is even more mind blowing than the surgery itself, is that as much as 80% of the patients survived. A lot of the skulls, found in the area, both regular and elongated, contain round “drill” holes, some of which show signs of healing. For comparison, the survival rate of skull surgery in the times of the Civil War was only 50%.
How they could achieve such a high survival rate with these rough and rather primitive instruments, is on the verge of unbelievable. One thought comes to mind: there must have been more advanced tools. Can it be that the real instruments for those surgeries were simply never found? Not every material can withstand the test of time.
As far as who gave the native cultures the knowledge of how to conduct such a complicated surgery, the answer may easily lie with the “other” kind of people, occupying this territory: the owners of the elongated skulls.
Why Did the Indigenous People of Peru Practice Head Binding?
The Juan Navarro Museum in Paracas has about forty skulls out of over 300, found in the area. The collection is constantly growing, thanks to donations from the locals who still find these skulls and the enthusiasm of the museum staff.
A traditional tour guide will tell you that the indigenous people of Peru practiced a process called “head binding”. When the child is born, his or her skull bones are still relatively soft and pliable. The parents squeezed the baby’s head between two pieces of wood and applied extremely tight bandages for a long period of time.
One of the main reasons for the cranial deformation was to demonstrate the person’s social status. The owner of the elongated head basically stated: “I am of a high rank because I look like this”. It was so much in fashion and meant so much in those societies that the parents were ready and willing to subject their babies to such a complicated and often painful procedure!
It’s interesting that the native people of the past performed cranial deformations all over the world: besides Peru, elongated skulls were found in France, Germany, Australia, Oceania and even Africa!
One question comes to mind: why did all these people, in completely different parts of the world want to look like this?
In every culture of the world kings were always positioned as the direct descendants of the gods. So it is not surprising, that they wanted to demonstrate this relation by looking like gods, by resembling their head shape. In 16th century, a Spanish historian, Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo asked the Maya, why they elongated their heads. They answered that their ancestors were told by the gods themselves that it would make them more noble and handsome.
So, was it the desire to look like gods and therefore be more god-like?
Besides the Peruvian creator god Viracocha, we know that the first gods and pharaohs of Egypt had elongated heads (ex. Osiris, as well as Nefertiti and Akhenaten). So did Kukulkan and Quetzalcoatl of Mayan and Aztec cultures years later. But the first to have had elongated skulls were the famed Sumerian gods Anunnaki.
Just like they spread their influence to Egypt, which residents were the first to start cranial deformations, can it be that somehow Anunnaki showed up in the ancient Peru (and later in Mesoamerica) as well, thus creating the elongated skull “fashion craze”? Can it be that the heads of Paracas belonged to some of these individuals?
The Difference Between Artificially and Genetically Elongated Skulls
There are several skulls at the Paracas Museum that have been clearly artificially elongated. When you look at them, you instantly notice the difference. Just look at this picture of the two skulls (from different angles) and tell me: which one do you believe is artificially elongated and which one seems naturally shaped?
Yes, there are many distinct differences:
- Many of the Paracas skulls are larger in volume, some about 20%, some as much as 60%! And it is pretty obvious that by head binding one can alter the shape of a skull, but the volume would stay the same. When you see an artificially elongated skull, it is so distinctly egg-shaped, comparing to perfectly oval enormous heads of the mysterious owners of the Paracas skulls. Additionally, you may notice a weird bump on the forehead!
- There are some big physical differences between regular and the Paracas skulls: on many of them you won’t see any sagittal suture. The sagittal suture is a connective tissue between the two parietal bones of the skull. The Paracas skulls either don’t have it at all or have it in unusual places.
- Position of foramen magnum. Foramen magnum is a hole in the base of the skull through which the spinal cord passes. The Paracas skulls have it further back than humans and it is also slightly smaller.
- Many of the skulls have different cheek bones, higher than a regular human and more pronounced.
- Eye sockets are larger.
- There are strange tiny holes on the back of the heads.
- A lot of skulls have auburn hair or sometimes even blond. The hair is also 30% thinner than native American.
DNA Testing of the Paracas Skulls
In the modern times, a DNA testing can tell so much about any found human or animal remains. The Paracas skulls were not an exception. Due to the continued efforts of the museum director Brien Foerster, researcher LA Marzulli, the author of the Star Child project Lloyd Pye and other enthusiasts, the skulls undergo continuous testing.
The results are astonishing. The first DNA testing revealed that the mitochondrial DNA has “mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far”. The second testing showed that the skulls have Middle Eastern (Mesopotamia) and Eastern European origins.
This further proves the theory that we deal with someone, who came to South America from across the ocean, who possessed unique physical features and unprecedented knowledge. Can it be that the Anunnaki had a reason to travel to Peru? Well, according to author Zecharia Sitchin, they did.
In Mesopotamia, in the middle of the Bronze Age, the Anunnaki ran out of tin, one of the two elements of bronze. Even mainstream archaeology agrees that the sources of tin in the Bronze Age Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures are unknown, since Europe and Asia have very few tin sources. Peru and Bolivia remain the major tin producers to this day.
The local legends about the light-skinned tall bearded people, under the name of Viracocha or Kon Tiki, accompanied by assistants, who came from across the sea, are still very much alive in Peru, as well as Bolivia. The gods taught the native population amazing skills (for example, it is proven that the ancient city of Tiwanaku had running water, powered by hydraulics). The mysterious newcomers established the first laws and jump-started the South American civilizations. Even though Kon Tiki had left (sailed westward across the Pacific Ocean), some of his assistants might have stayed in Peru to continue the work.
Another theory is that the Paracas skulls belong to the Nephilim, the offspring of the Fallen Angels and human women. They were an advanced civilization of taller and stronger people. Perhaps they were also the inhabitants of Atlantis, which had an unfortunate fate to forever disappear under the waters of the Atlantic. Some of the survivors spread out across the world, thus becoming the main part of the ancient legends. In this case, the Paracas skulls belong to their descendants.
More on the Nephilim hybrid theory: L.A. Marzulli, “Nephilim Hybrids: Hybrids, Chimeras, & Strange Demonic Creatures”
One particular skull in the museum is especially strange, a so-called Star Child. It is a small skull with highly unusual features. In fact, it doesn’t look human at all. The skull is 900 years old and appears to have belonged to a 5-year old child. Besides striking physical differences to a human, such as position of the eye sockets, a much smaller lower part of the face, lack of frontal sinuses, etc., the bone material is different: it is lighter and thinner, but stronger due to unusual fibers. It resembles tooth enamel rather than a bone of a human skull.
The DNA testing of the Star Child skull revealed amazing results. Click here to read the technical details of this testing, which was performed in various labs by different people.
A longtime Star Child researcher Lloyd Pye writes:
Things have changed dramatically since 2004 in regard to the Starchild. The site link is www.starchildproject.com. I have recently published a book about the eight years of scientific testing that we’ve done with it, “The Starchild Skull: Genetic Deformity or Human-Alien Hybrid?” This book makes clear that we don’t yet know what the Starchild is, neither its sex or its age at birth (though we do know it died 900 years ago). However, we DO know its mother was a Native American human and its father was NOT human. What we have been unable to prove was exactly what his father was, or how far his father was from the human norm. As of late last year (2006), there is a new test that we can apply to the Starchild’s DNA that will answer those questions in full. We expect to be able to pay for this expensive, time-consuming procedure sometime in 2009, and we fully expect that it will prove beyond any shadow of doubt that the Starchild was indeed a human-alien hybrid, and its father was a pure alien.
Unfortunately, Lloyd Pye was not able to finalize the project due to his passing in 2013. However, the research continues.
DNA testing is very expensive and there is a further complication with testing of these particular skulls: not many labs will risk going against the mainstream academics. According to the researchers, some of the labs even refused to disclose their findings, claiming them inconclusive: the results were simply too incredible.
Hopefully, with time more people will open their minds to the possibility that the Paracas skulls might not be human after all, and those findings can finally become accepted.
And what do you think of the Paracas skulls? Do you think they belong to Anunnaki? Or Nephilim? Have you seen any other elongated skulls anywhere else in the world? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments !
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