Tag: archaeology

15 Credibility Street #20: A Mummy-Bundle of BS

Mummies, aliens, and alien mummies. It’s a strange strange world out there… News chat: 70th anniversary of Flying Saucers “Anonymous” needs to be ignored. Their goofy (and boring) claims are baseless and should not be considered “news”. Real people have to waste valuable time debunking this s**t. Gwnyeth’s GOOPy stickers Gizmodo was the first to point out…

Elongated skull find in Russia hijacked for pseudoarchaeology ideas

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…

Foerster, Pye and Ketchum collaborate: Paracas elongated skull exposed! (UPDATE)

NEW (09-Feb-2014): Brien Foerster has contacted me saying that Melba Ketchum is not the geneticist behind the released results. See more details in the update below. On the south coast of Peru in 1928, Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, discovered a collection of remains of individuals with unusually elongated skulls. Cranial deformation is a widely known practice…

Starchild skull proponent Lloyd Pye has died

Lloyd Anthony Pye, an American author and paranormal researcher, has died after a bout with lymphoma cancer. He was best known for his promotion of the Starchild skull, a deformed specimen, which he claims is remains of an alien-human hybrid. DNA tests have shown it is human (and both parents were human) suffering probably from…

Submerged pyramid structure found in Azores

Not sure what to make of this discovery, but it is in a volcanic area with seamounts and there are questions about the historical settlements here. Of course, this discovery is being linked to Atlantis. Terceira: Subaquatic pyramidal shaped structure found – Azores | Portuguese American Journal. An underwater pyramidal structure was identified at a depth…

Popular Archaeology promotes haunted museums

Popular Archaeology has a story on a haunted museum in North Carolina. My question: Is paranormal investigation now considered “archaeology”? Ghosts in the Nation’s Attics? | Popular Archaeology. Like cemeteries, old homes, and sunken ships, even museums may not be beyond the domain of investigators who specialize in detecting and documenting paranormal activity, experiences or…

China’s biggest fake item museum

A museum in disgrace is closed. Museum’s ‘ancient relics’ exposed as a very modern swindle. A Chinese museum has been forced to close after claims its 40,000-strong collection of supposedly ancient relics is almost entirely composed of fakes. The Jibaozhai Museum in Jizhou, a city in the northern province of Hebei, opened in 2010, its…

Chemistry of the crystal skulls confirms their fake origin

Margaret Sax, conservation scientist at the British Museum, and Jane Walsh, archaeologist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, have worked together to study the lengendary crystal skulls from Central America, supposedly made before the Spanish exploration of the continent. Crystal Skulls Deemed Fake. Walsh has traced fake crystal skulls at the British Museum…