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Crystal Skulls, Past and Future of Humanity

In 1927, the American archaeologist F.A. Mitchell-Hedges was excavating the Lubaantoon, the ancient Mayan Indian citadel, discovered in the jungle of British Honduras, the City of the Fallen Stones, and discovered a polished quartz skull. In places, smoky spots and small balls resembling air bubbles were visible in it, but there were no cracks or scratches.

Weighing almost 5 kg, and being the perfect replica of a woman’s skull, it has a finality that would not be possible without the use of more or less modern ways, ways that the Mayan culture possessed and which we do not know about. The skull is perfectly ground. It’s jaw is a hinged part separate from the rest of the skull. It has attracted (and will probably continue to do so to a lesser extent) specialists from various disciplines over time. It is also worth mentioning that esoteric attributes of supernatural abilities, such as telekinesis, emitting an unusual aroma, discoloration is attributed to it. The existence of all these properties is difficult to prove.

The skull was subjected to various research. One of the inexplicable things is that it is made of quartz glass, and therefore having a Mohs hardness of 7 (scale of minerals from 0 to 10), the skull was able to be cut without such hard cutting materials as rubies and diamonds. Skull studies conducted in the 1970s by the American company Hewlett-Packard, have determined that in order to achieve such perfection, it would have to be sanded for 300 years.

Crystal skull in the British Museum

An examination of Hewlett-Packard showed that the skull was made long before the appearance of the first civilizations in this part of America. Rhinestone of such high quality is not found at all in these places. But the most striking thing was that the skull, whose weight is 5.13 kilograms and the dimensions are 125.4 x 203.4 millimeters, is made of a solid crystal.

Mitchell-Hedges

Here is what engineer L. Barre, one of the best experts at Hewlett-Packard, said in this regard: 

“We studied the skull on three optical axes and found that it consisted of three to four spines … Analyzing the splices, we found that the skull was cut from one piece of crystal together with the lower jaw. According to the Mohs scale, rhinestone has a high hardness equal to seven (second only to topaz, corundum and diamond), and it is impossible to cut it with anything except diamond. But the ancients somehow managed to process it. And not only the skull itself – they cut from the same piece the lower jaw and the hinges on which it is suspended. With such a hardness of the material it is more than mysterious, and this is why: in crystals, if they consist of more than one splicing, there are internal stresses. When you press the crystal with the head of a cutter, because of the voltage, the crystal can split into pieces, so it cannot be cut – it will simply split. But someone made this skull from one piece of crystal so carefully that it did not touch it at all during the cutting process. We also found a kind of prism carved in the back of the skull at its base so that any ray of light entering the eye sockets is reflected in them. Look in his eye sockets and you can see the whole room in them.”

In 1886, the Smithsonian acquired the Crystal Skull

Engineers and technicians also found something interesting. The skull has striking optical properties. In the cavity of the skull and at the bottom of the eye depressions are placed masterfully made lenses and prisms that allow you to transmit images of objects. Facial arcuate faces act as light tubes, like modern optical fibers. They transmit light from the base of the skull to the eye depressions, where they end with two miniature lenses. The two projections at the base of the skull are shaped like small pyramids.

Amethyst skull

When the light beam is directed into the cavity of the skull, the eye depressions begin to shine brightly. If you direct a beam of light to the center of the nasal cavity, the skull begins to glow completely and a bright halo appears around it.

Studies have shown that the skull was machined without taking into account the molecular symmetry of the crystal and the extreme fragility of the material. This cannot be done without crushing the crystal, even with a laser. In order to prevent such a crystal from crumbling during processing, precise analytical methods were required: the cuts should be strictly oriented with respect to the crystal growth axes. Scientists came to the conclusion that not one of the known modern technologies is capable of creating an exact copy of a human skull from a single piece of quartz. They even refused half a million dollars, which were offered to the one who made a copy of the crystal skull.

“Deadly obsession” caricature from the times of fascination with”devilry” in France

Some people believe that the crystal skull possesses mystical properties. It has different effects on those who approach it: someone experiences discomfort and incomprehensible fears, others even faint and lose their memory for some time, while someone, on the contrary, calms down and falls into a blissful state.

Wall of skulls in Chichen Itza

Historians and ethnographers interested in the Lubaantun find have begun to look for information that could shed any light on this phenomenon. Something was discovered in ancient Native American traditions. They said that there were thirteen crystal skulls of the “Goddess of Death” and that they were stored separately from each other under the watchful supervision of the priests and the strict guard of special warriors. 

Thirteen clergymen in different places at the same time had to peer at each other’s “own” skull. And they could see what was happening at that time anywhere on the Earth, and also see the past and future, right up to the end of the world. Legends said that initiates could see in the turtles the day of the return of the gods, including Kukulkan himself – the white-skinned bearded “god of the planet Venus”.

Skull MAH

When historians became interested in this mysterious item from the Mitchell-Hedges excavation, it turned out that it was not the first such find – the archives found a reference to all the forgotten and unprecedented draw attention to the fact that in the late 80’s, a crystal skull was found in Mexico from soldiers of the Mexican emperor Maximilian, still exhibited at the British Museum. It differs significantly from the one from Lubaantoon – despite the similarity in size, it is less transparent, less detailed, and the lower jaw is fused with the skull. Nevertheless, the very existence of such mysterious skulls caused a sensation.

There are 13 such skulls, according to a legend spread in Mexico and Central America. According to local tradition, death (symbolized by numerous skulls, also represented on reliefs of the Mayan pyramids) marks the beginning of a new life of knowledge. We live in the fifth cycle. In each cycle, the human race lived, which disappeared after its end. We live under the fifth sun. Under the first, giants lived, they were destroyed by water. The kite destroyed people living under the second sun. It turned humans into apes, and only two were saved – a man and a woman. Inhabitants of the third world ate some fruits. It was destroyed by the fire of heaven. Under the fourth sun, people were starving.

According to the Mayan predictions, our world will perish from the earth’s oscillation and shake (the Earth’s magnetic poles may shift). However, in any doomsday story, there is hope for salvation. For the Mayan Indians, 13 crystal skulls became such a hope. When gathered together, the 2012 end day scenario would be prevented. The Mayan legend even states that the skulls were created when the 12 planets were inhabited. Their inhabitants conveyed the skulls of the Atlantean civilization, and they in turn gave them to the Mayan Indians.

In the course of the searches, another intriguing detail suddenly emerged. It turned out that ancient crystal skulls are of interest not only to historians, but also to some secret societies. So, in Honduras, the so-called “Pink Quartz” – a masterpiece that is not inferior to Mitchell-Hedges in its perfection – disappeared without a trace. The investigation found that, before its disappearance, priests of some secret cult had been repeatedly tried to steal it.

In addition, the crystal skulls were also of interest to serious government. So, in 1943 in Brazil, after an attempt to rob a local museum, agents of the German society “Anenerbe” were detained. At the interrogations, they showed that they had been brought to South America by the secret defence ship “Passim” – with the special task of finding and “seizing” the crystal skulls of the “Goddess of Death”. Several groups were abandoned for the same purpose. Although many were also arrested, it is possible that someone has succeeded.

Why were the crystal skulls needed by the most secret institutions of Hitler’s Germany?

Those who were interested in the secret history of the Third Reich, know today some things about its mystical roots and about a particularly secret purpose – to seize power in the invisible, metaphysical world. They also know about the main research structure of the SS – the elitist Order of Anenerbe (Heritage of Ancestors), which had over fifty research institutes under its control. The “mysterious cardinal” of this mystical order is a descendant of an ancient lineage, the bearer of the “knowledge of the devil,” Gruppenführer SS Karl Maria Willigut. It was at the initiative of Weister (alias Willigut) that the Emissaries of Anenerbe scoured around the world in search of ancient knowledge, archives and magical details of secret societies. The quest for the crystal skull was included.

Prussian officer 

They were especially interested in the magical methods of the priests of Atlantis. The Nazis hoped that this knowledge of the “progenitor of the Aryan race” would allow them not only to create a “superhuman”, but also to subjugate the rest, “subhumans.”, through magic. In search of the most ancient magical knowledge, Anenerbe organized expeditions to the farthest corners of the globe: Tibet, Central and South America, Antarctica. The two last continents were given special attention, since it was there that it was expected to find traces of the ancient Atlantes and their knowledge.

The Skull and Bones Order, whose members are representatives of the American elite

The first crystal skull was purchased in 1886 by the Smithsonian Institution. One of the skulls found is stored in Japan and is made of solid amethyst.  The skull “Mah” found in Guatemala is made of pure quartz.
The Crystal Skull stored in the Museum of Man and Paris, is rather rough and depicts the Aztec god of death. Finding him in Mexico City in 1885, Boban, who found it in Mexico City in 1885, exhibited it along with a collection of real human skulls in his store, which he called ‘Museo Cientifico’. The fashion for stereoscopic photographs of skulls, skeletons, which were called Devils, was so high that the artists even made fun of it in caricatures.

The Skull and Bones secret society in the past.

On the British Museum website, the crystal skull is located in the fakes section, although in the Mexican Museum it is located in the department of Aztec and Mistex artisans.

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Murder Mysterious: What Happened at the Hinterkaife Farm?

This story, which took place on April 4, 1922, on the Hinterkaifike farm, located between Ingolstadt and Schrobenhausen in Bavaria, still excites the minds of lawyers and journalists. Then they found the bodies of the owner of the farm and his wife, their daughter and her two children, a maid who had recently come to them to work …

Everyone in the village knew about the Gruber. They were a wealthy family, but with a bad reputation. The father of the family, Andreas Gruber, was a cruel and rude man, so the workers on the farm did not stay long. Although everyone wanted money, few were willing to endure Andreas’ harsh temper. Cecilia Gruber, his wife, used to be the owner of Hinterkaifeke – she inherited the farm from her husband. From him, she left two children, Martin and Cecilia. Soon the couple had a daughter, Victoria. She was not the only child, but the only one survived to adulthood – the rest of the children died in the absence of proper care. 

Victoria grew up with Cecilia the younger as a sister. She was a quiet girl who sang in the church choir. Andreas did not deny himself the pleasure of making fun of both girls, and when Victoria turned 16, he forced her to enter into a relationship with him. Nobody knew about this, because the family lived as hermits, and the locals preferred not to pry into other people’s affairs. 

Cecilia the younger got married and left. At the age of 27, Victoria also found herself a husband, Karl Gabriel. According to rumors, he married solely for the sake of a share of the land, but upon learning of the incestuous relationship between his wife and father-in-law, he dropped everything and went to the front. A month later, Victoria gave birth to a daughter, Cecilia. 

In the end, Victoria broke down and told about incest in confession. Gruber was sentenced to a year of hard labor, and she herself was imprisoned for a month. However, when Andreas returned, everything was resumed. Once their neighbor Lorenz Schlittenbauer wooed Victoria – his wife died then, he had sex with Victoria several times in the barn and must have decided that his farm still needs a mistress, besides, he is a respected non-poor man. But Andreas refused to marry his daughter, claiming that he “fondled her himself.” When it turned out that Victoria was pregnant, she persuaded Lorenz to recognize the child as her own, but she never got married, and Gruber was named his guardian. So Lorenz was forced to pay child support until the child came of age, not even being sure that he was from him.

The baby was named Joseph. Unfortunately, he was unwell, grew poorly and was often ill. For the villagers, this served as a signal that Joseph was born as a result of an unnatural relationship between Victoria and her father.

Footprints and ghosts

Shortly before the murder, Victoria was seized with anxiety. She repeated that she felt that the farm was being watched. She saw the silhouette of a man, but could not find out who it was. Andreas also noticed oddities: footprints in the snow around the house, rustling in the attic (and when he got up, no one was there), flashing torches … Once he found a Munich newspaper that no one in the family subscribed to. He also lost his keys.

On March 31, a couple of days before the murder, the maid Maria arrived at the farm. The previous one asked for a calculation when she began to suspect that a ghost was in charge of the house.

Murder

For several days, nothing was heard about the Gruber, but life was in full swing on the farm: smoke poured from the chimney, sounds were heard, someone walked … But after several people with whom Andreas had appointments, they could not getting inside, their neighbor Lorenz became worried and called the police. 

The bodies of all six were found in a house that was in perfect order. Little Joseph was killed in his cradle, Maria – in her bed, the rest were piled up in a heap by the barn and obviously not the first day dead. All residents of the farm were killed in one way – hitting the head with a hoe. At the same time, nothing of the valuable things and money, which was abundant on the farm, was not lost. Cynologists with dogs were able to take the trail of the criminal, but lost him at the edge of the forest.

The police interviewed about a hundred suspects, chief among whom was a neighbor of the Lorenz farm, whom Victoria had deceived and, perhaps, her ex-husband, who allegedly died at the front, could in fact be alive. In 2007, the students of the police academy, as a practice, re-investigated the case, found a new suspect, but out of respect for their relatives, they did not disclose their name.

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A dead star in our galaxy has sent a new radio signal

Magnetar SGR 1935 + 2154, which emitted the first known rapid radio burst from inside the Milky Way in April, flared again, giving astronomers another chance to unravel the cosmic mystery.

The little dead star that sent the signal earlier this year did it again.

On October 8, 2020, the CHIME / FRB collaboration discovered SGR 1935 + 2154 emitting three millisecond radio bursts in three seconds. Following the CHIME / FRB detection, the FAST radio telescope detected something else – pulsed radio emission corresponding to the rotation period of the magnetar.

It is very interesting to see SGR 1935 + 2154 again, and I am optimistic that if we study these bursts more closely, it will help us better understand the potential relationship between magnetars and fast radio bursts, “says astronomer Deborah Goode of the University of Britain Colombia in Canada and a member of CHIME / FRB.

Until April of this year, fast radio bursts (FRBs) were ever recorded only from outside the galaxy, usually from sources millions of light years away. The first was discovered in 2007, and since then astronomers have been trying to figure out what causes them.

As the name suggests, FRBs are bursts of extremely powerful radio waves found in the sky, some of which release more energy than hundreds of millions of suns. They only last a millisecond.

Since most sources of fast radio bursts seem to flare up once and no repetition is detected, they are highly unpredictable. In addition, the ones we detect usually come so far that our telescopes cannot distinguish individual stars. Both of these characteristics make it difficult to track the FRB to either the exact source galaxy or a known cause.

But SGR 1935 + 2154 is only 30,000 light-years away. On April 28, 2020, it spat out a massive millisecond pulse that has since been dubbed FRB 200428 under the fast radio transmission naming convention.

Once the signal strength was adjusted for distance, FRB 200428 was not as powerful as the extragalactic fast radio bursts, but everything else was in line with the profile.

“If the same signal came from a nearby galaxy, such as one of the closest typical FRB galaxies, it would look like an FRB to us,” said astronomer Srinivas Kulkarni of the California Institute of Technology. “We’ve never seen anything like it before.”

We don’t know much about the three new bursts yet. Since scientists are still working on the data, it is possible that some of the early findings could change, Goode said. But now we can say that they are both similar and not similar to FRB 200428.

They are a little less powerful again, but they are all still incredibly strong, and they all lasted only milliseconds.

“Although less bright than those detected earlier this year, they are still very bright flares that we would see if they were extragalactic,” Goode added.

“One of the more interesting aspects of this discovery is that our three bursts appear to have occurred during the same rotation period. The magnetar is known to rotate every ~ 3.24 seconds, but our first and second bursts were separated by 0.954 seconds, and the second and third were separated by 1.949 seconds. This is a bit unusual, and I think we will look at it later. “

This could reveal something new and useful about the behavior of magnetars, because – let’s face it – they’re pretty weird.

Magnetars, of which only 24 have been confirmed to date, are neutron stars; it is the collapsed core of a dead star, not massive enough to turn into a black hole. Neutron stars are small and dense, about 20 kilometers in diameter, with a maximum mass of about two Suns. But magnetars add something else to this: a stunningly powerful magnetic field.

These stunning fields are about a quadrillion times more powerful than Earth’s magnetic field and a thousand times more powerful than a normal neutron star. And we still do not fully understand how they came to this.

But we know that magnetars have periods of activity. As gravity tries to hold the star together – an internal force – the magnetic field pulling outward is so powerful that it distorts the star’s shape. This results in a constant voltage that sometimes causes giant starquakes and giant magnetic flares. SGR 1935 + 2154 is undergoing such activity, which suggests a link between magnetar attacks and at least some FRBs.

Obviously, astronomers have found that the source of the first intragalactic FRBs is of great interest. When CHIME / FRB reported their discovery, other astronomers decided to look at the star, including a team led by Zhu Weiwei of the National Astronomical Observatory of China, which had access to FAST, the largest single-aperture radio telescope in the world.

And they discovered something interesting, which was also reported on the astronomer’s Telegram – pulsed radio emission. These radio pulses were nowhere near as strong as the bursts, but they are extremely rare: if confirmed, SGR 1935 + 2154 will only be the sixth pulsed radio frequency magnetar. And the pulse period turned out to be equal to 3.24781 seconds – almost exactly the rotation period of the star.

This is curious, because until now astronomers have not been able to find a connection between magnetars and radio pulsars. Pulsars are another type of neutron star; they have a more normal magnetic field, but they pulsate with radio waves as they spin, and astronomers have long tried to figure out how the two types of stars are related.

Earlier this year, Australian astronomers identified a magnetar that behaved like a radio pulsar – a possible “missing link” between the two and evidence that at least some magnetars could evolve into pulsars. SGR 1935 + 2154 might be another piece of the puzzle.

“Based on these results and the increasing burst activity, we hypothesize that the magnetar may be in the process of transforming into an active radio pulsar,” Weiwei’s team wrote.

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Starlite: a mysterious material whose recipe was taken to the grave

Enthusiasts continue to struggle with the riddle of the unique material, the creator of which died without revealing the secret recipe.

At the dawn of the 1990s, reports began to appear in the world media about the creation of a new plastic material that could withstand heating to incredible temperatures – up to those that develop during a fire or on the shell of a spacecraft when passing through the atmosphere. Such statements were very embarrassing for scientists also because the author of the find was a man without a diploma or any formal education at all – the British hairdresser Maurice Ward.

Starlite – this name was invented by the granddaughter of Maurice Ward – was repeatedly tested by NASA as a possible heat insulator, the military and large corporations looked closely at it. The author did not refuse to provide samples for research, but he kept the recipe in complete secret, not sharing it with anyone – until 2011, when Maurice died, taking this secret with him. Perhaps thanks to this twist, the plot did not disappear into oblivion along with Petrik filters and other “miracle inventions”, and the history of the mysterious Starlite continues to this day.

According to Ward himself (by the way, his personal blog and YouTube channel survived on the Internet), he was prompted to search for fire-resistant material by a television report, from which he learned that many victims of fires die from poisoning by the caustic smoke of burning plastic. Previously, the hairdresser dabbled in the search for his own shampoo recipes, but around 1986 he completely devoted himself to a new venture. Three years later, the composition was found – and, of course, it turned out to be incredibly simple and included the most common store ingredients.

It was not easy for the “genius upstart” to break through, and over the next few years he pounded the thresholds of laboratories and companies without any benefit. Fate smiled only in 1993, when a message about Starlite was published in the authoritative International Defense Review. It referred to “amazing results” from some of the independent experts who tested Starlite. According to some reports, the material did not burn at temperatures up to 10,000 ° C and was not supplied even by a high-power laser.

Moreover, in the same 1993, the incredible thermal insulation properties of Starlite were demonstrated to the public. On the Air Force show Tomorrow’s World, a chicken egg coated with a thin layer of this material was sprayed with the heat of a gas burner for several minutes, after which it was shown that it remained raw inside. It would seem that the deed is done: it remains to find out which of the industrial giants will be interested in the invention and from whom Ward will be able to get legitimate millions, if not billions of dollars for the miracle recipe. The prospects for its use in engineering and construction were discussed. In 1994, the material was tested at Boeing as an alternative to space shuttle thermal insulation ceramics.

It is worth saying that Maurice Ward has always shown a certain paranoia about the security of his invention. As far as is known, he refused any projects in which he could not maintain a controlling 51 percent. The inventor personally monitored all samples that were submitted for testing, making sure that no one had the opportunity to reconstruct the Starlite composition. Ward also did not file a patent so as not to reveal the secret formula and repeatedly announced attempts to steal. The story that took place in the late 1990s is characteristic. It is known that at this time the inventor found partners from Canada and organized a startup Starlite Safety Solutions, which presented the results of material tests to investors. However, according to those same partners, Maurice Ward turned out to be completely incapable of negotiating – “the more he was offered, the more he asked for”

On the one hand, Ward is understandable. If the author’s statements are accurate, the find could be worth billions, which no corporation likes to share. On the other hand, Starlite could well change the modern world and save many lives, and perhaps doing so was not entirely ethical. Again, if all statements about the properties of this material are true. And this is its main mystery.

Indeed, despite all the doubts of many observers, there is enough authoritative evidence in favor of Starlite every now and then. Thus, Joe Kissell, who wrote about him in 2009, received a letter from Pamela Pohling-Brown, who authored the same article in the International Defense Review. She in every possible way confirmed the reliability of the results presented then and even named the expert who conducted the testing. 

“I’m afraid the topic is somehow classified,” summed up Pauline-Brown. By the way, Ward’s former partners from Canada hinted at the same. It turns out that there is still something to hide?

Maurice Ward has repeatedly stated that, fearing theft, he never even wrote down the recipe on paper, and keeps it in his head – fortunately, it is quite simple. According to him, the secret has been entrusted to only a few closest family members – however, they have not shown much activity since the death of the inventor in 2011. In 2013, two of Ward’s daughters announced the sale of a “certain version” of Starlite to the American company Thermashield, but the third said that she had kept the “best” formula. And since then nothing has been heard about Thermashield, and the company’s website has not been revoked.

But there are plenty of hypotheses and speculations about the composition of Starlite. They find the main clues all in the same publication by Pamela Pauline-Brown, where the following was said.

 “It consists of a set of organic polymers and copolymers with organic and inorganic additives, including borates, small amounts of ceramics and other barrier ingredients, for a total of 21. Perhaps uniquely, this thermally and explosion-proof material contains up to 90 percent organic matter.”

Armed with this data, yet another “genius self-taught” reproduced the recipe. Canadian Troy Hurtubise, known for developing the bear-repelling suit – and for testing inventions on himself – said he found the same or a similar recipe and demonstrated it under the name Firepaste. However, in 2014 he died in a car accident – as if the material really surrounds the halo of special operations.

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