UFO watchers are in a tizz over the discovery of an ancient skeleton with an elongated skull that resembles an ALIEN. The humanoid skeleton was unearthed from a site known as Russia’s Stonehenge and it is being heralded as proof that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago. Researcher Maria Makurova told Russian news agency TASS: “We have found a well preserved skeleton.
Thanks Yahoo for, once again, making a sensational piece of garbage out of an interesting archaeological find. Why is aliens even mentioned? Oh, right… unapologetic click-baiting.
Even the researchers are not saying that the elongated skull is anything too remarkable because they knew the heads were bound with rope to encourage the look.
‘Her skull was elongated because the tribe did so by tying up the heads of their children with rope. It was clearly a tradition in the tribe.’
The less than 2000-year old skeleton likely belongs to a Sarmati tribe woman of today’s Ukraine, Kazakhstan and southern Russia.
I suspect it’s not much different in comparison to current body modifications we see worldwide today. Is there some alien race with holes in their ears and body art we are emulating? No, but that is the crazy idea being proposed in this case.
Check out the comments on the Yahoo piece, if you dare. It’s full of depressingly delusional statements from people who have no understanding of human origins and culture and can’t even digest the article and facts presented. You’ll have that everywhere but it doesn’t help that the media promotes it. They will cater to even the most ludicrous of beliefs and call it “news”.
The Arkaim site was discovered in 1987 and was almost flooded for a land project before its historical worth was known. But the location has frequently been cited by neopagan and pseudoscientific promoters. So, it’s reputation as a woo-woo site is now enhanced by this elongate skull find and hyped misinterpretation.
DN readers will recall that we’ve had several run-ins with unreasonable discussion of elongate skulls before, including involvement by everyone’s least favorite Bigfoot “geneticist” Melba Ketchum, and others with fringe ideas about ancient cultures, possibly “angels”. Worse than fiction, I know…
A mass gravesite with skeletons exhibiting cranial deformation was found in Mexico in 2012. That story too prompted mystery-mongering sites (such as BeforeItsNews) to call it an “alien mass grave”. Total BS. But such bizarre interpretations of real science is handy to support these strange worldviews and, sadly, not enough people can tell the difference between genuine science and blatantly ridiculous pseudoscience.
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