Posted by: Kirk Sigurdson on February 12th, 2014
DNA tests have recently been conducted on a very unusual skull, which was discovered in Paracas, Peru. According to Brien Foerster, it has “mtDNA with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal so far known. The cranial volume is up to 25 percent larger and 60 percent heavier than human skulls… [and] it contains only one parietal plate, rather than two.”
The skull is one of three hundred that were discovered on a dig in 1928. Julio Tello, a Peruvian archaeologist, supervised the dig, which took place on a desert peninsula of the South Coast of Peru. The region was once a significant part of the Incan empire.
Brien Foerster holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria, Canada. Since he did not earn a PhD from any university, his credentials are in question. Foerster runs guided tours in Peru, and has appeared four times on Ancient Aliens, a television program on the History Channel.
It is not surprising that the first public confirmation of DNA tests on the skulls, which are elongated to a remarkable degree, would be conducted by an amateur archaeologist. Peru is one area of the planet that has ruined quite a few careers in archaeology and anthropology. Why? Because the current power structure of our planet does not want to disclose things like non-human skulls, giant skeletons, and evidence of civilizations that run counter to the prevailing archaeological “record.” Modern DNA tests were perfected in the 1980’s. One has to wonder why a test was not conducted on Paracas skulls before 2014, or, if tests were conducted, why the results were not made public.
One thing is certain: The Paracas skulls are highly unusual and worthy of DNA testing. Considering how heavy and how large the skulls are, it would be interesting to hear whether any skeletons were found with them. Out of three hundred skulls, it’s hard to believe that not even one (assumedly giant) skeleton was found–if not in 1928, then in the decades that followed Tello’s discovery.
For more information on the Paracas skulls, go to: DNA Tests Reveal South American Elongated Skulls NOT Human
Kirk Edward Sigurdson attended New York University, where he earned a Master's degree in English literature. His master's thesis entitled "A Gothic Approach to HP Lovecraft's Sense of Outsideness" was published in Lovecraft Studies Journal. After writing three novels while living in Manhattan's East Village, Sigurdson returned to his native state of Oregon. It wasn’t long before he began work on a fresh new novel that drew upon his knowledge of the sasquatch phenomenon. As research, he ventured dozens of times into sasquatch "hot spots" for overnighters, often with friends who shared some very unique experiences. He also drew upon childhood exposure to sasquatch calls and knocking that occurred during family camping trips to Horseshoe Lake in the Cascades mountains. Kirk Sigurdson is currently a Professor of Writing and English literature at Portland Community College.