6.15 – FACES OF THE GODS (7.11.14)


Cahuachi, Peru. 2,000 years ago, this ancient settlement served as the religious and cultural capital of the Nazca people. But sometime around 500 AD, the Nazca mysteriously disappeared, leaving Cahuachi to fall into disarray. 1,400 years later, in 1910, anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka came to Cahuachi to study the ancient Nazca civilization. During a dig, he unearthed some of the most surprising and shocking artifacts he had ever seen. They were skulls with enormous, elongated craniums. Where did they come from? How did they get there? And were they human?

“In Peru, we find these weird, elongated skulls. And they’re bizarre-looking. I mean, and these people look like aliens.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“One may say, “Okay, aliens,” but another aspect that we have to consider is that skull and cranial deformation, forming elongated heads, is a practice that’s known throughout much of the ancient world.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

In 1870, the process of skull deformation was well chronicled by a German botanist and explorer named Georg Schweinfurth. While exploring the African Congo, he came in contact with a tribe called the Mangbetu. They routinely performed a ritual of cranial binding that allowed them to physically alter the shape of human skulls.

“They took infants’ skulls and compressed them and bound them, and they forced the cranium out and elongate it. And in many cases they doubled the size.”

  – David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“And a big question is why was this being done? It may have been a way to distinguish the elite, perhaps, from the everyday people. May have been a social stratification type of issue. Something that also appeals to me is that may have been a way to express, physically, and maybe try to achieve, physically, greater levels of consciousness, or higher levels of mental ability.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“In my opinion, they did this in order to mimic the gods. And those gods were physical beings, because if they were just a figment of our ancestors’ imagination, I don’t think that’s a compelling enough reason to expose your children to such a ritual to achieve that type of look. And in my opinion, these people were misinterpreted flesh-and-blood space travelers.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“Some people have suggested aliens had elongated skulls and, apparently, ancient peoples are mimicking those skulls. The old saying is that ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.’”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

Although there have been many images that attempt to depict what aliens might actually look like, one in particular has come to dominate the public perception. It, too, features an elongated cranium, and is associated with an extraterrestrial race that many refer to as the Greys.

“In terms of entities, one very common description are the so-called Greys. Three-and-a-half, four feet tall. Essentially humanoid but very spindly with disproportionately large heads and huge black almond-shaped eyes.”

  – Nick Pope (British Ministry of Defense, 1985-2006),
(Author, Open Skies, Closed Minds)

But would someone in a primitive society really want to replicate this look and deform their skull? Some archaeologists have a different perspective. They point to artistic self-expression as an explanation of these customs.

“There are all kinds of people that that either worship the body, or use the body as art, be it a tattoo or piercing of some sort or tribes that put things in their ears or on their lips to try to grow parts of their body. Some societies we know practiced binding parts of the body, feet or heads, and try to make certain shapes, and this was done for whatever reason. We know today that this isn’t usually the most healthy thing to do, but it doesn’t mean people don’t do it. The people are always trying to change their body to make it look a certain way.”

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.
(Former: Biblical Archaeologist, UCLA),
(Current: Asst. Prof. of Classic & Religious Studies,
Univ. of Iowa)

Whatever the explanation may be for these rituals, they are not just found in Peru and the African Congo. Skull deformation is a global phenomenon.

“What’s really strange is that this is found all over the world. And this is something that archaeologists cannot easily explain. Because for people on remote islands, for people in South America, or Malta, or in Africa, to suddenly, independently, do this cranial deformation like this, seems incredible. I mean, this is something that had to be learned; something that was taught to them.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“We seem to have basic similarities, as if there was one civilization or at least one type of culture that that was influencing people around the world. I find it more and more difficult to believe what I was taught as an undergraduate, that all these different cultures just coincidentally came up with the same concepts, independently of each other.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

Could it be that the elongated skulls found throughout the world are really the result of ancient humans trying to emulate the appearance of otherworldly visitors? Or could they really be the skulls of extraterrestrials? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe further clues can be found by examining other strange bones and relics – relics that may provide proof of giants.


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