Alien skulls: You have to be a rock head to find them

This story is GREAT. It illustrates that amateurs can make some huge gaffs. Ask the experts first before assuming something completely preposterous.

UFO: Missouri witness reports unidentified entity skull finding

A Missouri witness reports finding a skull of an unidentified entity according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness filed their report on 6 May 2012.

“There’s not a hole lot I can say about this. I found it in a creek.”

“I have this in my home and want to have it checked for DNA.”

“I’ve had it a couple of years and would love to find out once and for all if its a real alien skull or just a cool looking rock. My opinion is that it looks like a real skull.”

Tip: CFI’s Morning Heresy

MUFON skull on left, real skull on right

Love the “hole” lot he can say about it…

Take it from a geologist. It’s a rock (left). Missouri has limestone which is exactly what this looks like – eroded limestone which often has holes, pits and rounded surfaces. The yellowish color is clay – an end product of limestone weathering (breakdown of the rock by water, time, erosion). Try searching “holey limestone” on Google image search. You get lots of this.


Fish love them.


If it looks like a rock, it’s probably not an alien skull. But this is actually a quite common claim. Iron concretions have been mistaken for ancient human remains. I’ll show you why. I have an alien skull in my own possession. Wanna see?

Photo: Sharon Hill

THIS, my friends, is an ALIEN SKULL! Yeah, mine rocks. Literally! (It was found in a coal mine.)

Somedays, I pity MUFON for having to take such a report. In fact, most days I do.

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  5 comments for “Alien skulls: You have to be a rock head to find them

  1. Fastmover01
    May 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM


  2. snoma
    May 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    ALIEN SKULL! So Indy 4 was actually a documentary?! Holy cripes on toast!

  3. Massachusetts
    May 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Good story, good points made, interesting rocks. But one caveat: let’s be fair to the guy, remember he was asking for help figuring out what he had, not making an extraordinary claim.

  4. Massachusetts
    May 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Interesting, though, that he automatically thought alien skull and not dinosaur skull or something more in line with natural history. Science education definitely goes a long way.

  5. Brian Hart
    May 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    The Independent Investigations Group (IIG) took a look at one of these “Alien” skulls a few years ago. Our archaeologist member, Sherri Andrews, immediately recognized it as a rock that had been bored out by a clam. Yes, a clam!
    You can see our full report here:

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