DNA Analysis of Paracas Elongated Skulls Released: Unknown To Any Human, Primate, or Animal


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PPPParacas is located in the Pisco Province in the Inca Region on the Southern coast of Peru. Home of the ground breaking discovery in 1928 by Julio Tello of a massive graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with elongated skulls, now known as the famous Paracas Skulls.

They are approximately 3000 years old, and initial DNA analysis of them has revealed that they may not have come from humans, but from a completely new species, according to Paracas Museum assistant director, researcher and author Brien Foerster. Here is the apparent quote from the geneticist who did the testing

“Whatever the sample labeled 3A has came from – it had mtDNA with mutations unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far. The data are very sketchy though and a LOT of sequencing still needs to be done to recover the complete mtDNA sequence. But a few fragments I was able to sequence from this sample 3A indicate that if these mutations will hold we are dealing with a new human-like creature, very distant from Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans. I am not sure it will even fit into the known evolutionary tree. The question is if they were so different, they could not interbreed with humans. Breeding within their small population. they may have degenerated due to inbreeding. That would explain buried children – they were either low or not viable” (Source)(Source)

It’s always been thought that the skulls were a result of cranial deformation, where the head is bound or flattened to achieve the shape. Many authors state that the time period to perform this shaping was approximately 6 months to 3 years, but the practice is no longer performed, which makes it hard to really know.  According to Forester:

From the doctors that I have spoken to, they have said that you can alter the shape of the skull but you cannot increase the size of the skull. The skull is genetically predetermined to have a certain volume.” (Source)(Source)

What he is saying is that you can change the shape of the skull, but not the actual volume of it, the shape, but not the size. This is why these skulls are such a mystery, because of their cranial volume, which in some cases is 2.5 times larger than a conventional human skull. Again, it’s well known that cranial deformation changes the shape of the skull, it’s been done by ancient cultures before by binding the head between two pieces of wood, or binding in cloth, but this does not change the volume and cause elongation like we see with the Paracas skulls.

“As I have said, deformation can alter shape, but not the volume of bone material, and certainly not twice as much. We are dealing with 2 different phenomena: elongation through binding, and elongation via genetics. The Paracas skulls are the largest found in the world, but from what root race stock would they have originated? To suggest that natural elongation was the result of hydrocephaly or some other clinical condition is ridiculous, when one takes into account that at least 90 of them were found in 1928.” (Source)

I would also like to quote author and historian Graham Hancock.

“I have grave doubts about stories presently doing the rounds on the internet, and apparently bought hook, line and sinker by many, making extravagant and premature claims about the implications of DNA testing on certain elongated skulls from Paracas in Peru. We have no details of the lab that’s done the testing, and even in the sensationalist reports that have been attracting so much attention it is emphasised that the findings are preliminary. Let’s wait until we see the findings themselves, rather than someone referring to them, and let’s get more detailed results, before we get in the least bit excited. That being said, previously unknown species of human have been coming out of the woodwork recently (Denisovans, Homo Floresiensis) so who knows? It’s always good to keep an open mind but right now I fear this whole thing with the Paracas skulls is going to blow up into a great discredit to alternative history. I do hope I am proved wrong.” (Source)

Foerster has raised thousands of dollars so far for the initial DNA testing, but a full genome study to completely verify the theory would cost at least one hundred thousand dollars.

Juan Navarro, the owner and director of the Paracas History Museum allowed the taking of samples from 5 skulls. The samples collected consisted of hair, tooth, skull and bone skin. Apparently, the process was documented via photos and video. The samples were given to the geneticist, who was not given any information about where they came from.

The implications of this are huge, regardless of what the final findings will be! We’ll try and keep you updated. Here is a full interview with Brien Foerster, and you can check out the sources for more information. Hopefully more proof surfaces within the next few days, interesting story to say the least. I am very open to the possibility of the discovery of a new species, possibly extraterrestrial in origin, but there is still lots of work to be done. I am also open to the possibility that they are human.

Sources:

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/initial-dna-analysis-paracas-elongated-skull-released-incredible

http://www.grahamhancock.com/forum/FoersterB6.php

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/paracas-elongated-skulls-species-aliens-hoax-133156477.html#cHCt0Bt

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/are-paracas-elongated-skulls-new-species-aliens-or-hoax-1435980

http://news.discovery.com/human/psychology/why-pointed-skulls-spawn-alien-theories-140211.htm


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  1. Can someone explain to me why, with all of our technology, it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to do DNA research? An itemized list would be nice.

    What would also be nice is if some institution would do important work like this pro bono…Is the scientific community and their dogma so afraid of new findings they won’t even do the research???

    I would also like to see more support for research on the Starchild Skull. Lloyd Pye, (RIP), the first real proponent for research on this artifact made some good headway but again, like the Peruvian skulls, more definitive research is needed. They are almost there. Of note, Lloyd did not coin the term “Starchild Skull” but for some reason it stuck, much to Lloyd’s chagrin.

    It would behoove these scientific institutions to either prove or disprove what these artifacts represent and where they came from rather than just ignore them outright. That is a real shame.

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    • Scientific community’s dogma huh?
      Apparently there’s a flaw in this research, or they wouldn’t be rejecting. You speak of the scientific community as if it’s a bunch of evil men in secret rooms, pushing buttons, controlling the world. Science is peer reviewed. Meaning, people all over the world will take this data, examine it and if they find a flaw in it, it gets rejected. If the data is consistent with the theory, they’ll accept it.
      And if they’ve rejected this finding, then it’s probably bullshit.

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    • Dan

      Bigmowma2014: A proper Dna test is really expensive because ancient Dna is always damaged and fragmented. So for a proper test to be conducted, the scientists need to make several hundreds of “shot gun” tests, as they are called and then piece the puzzle back together again. Not only are the individuas samples expensive in them self but when you need to do several hundreds of them, the bill just piles up. Also, putting the puzzle back together is very time consuming.
      All this is due to the fact that Dna doesnt survive in the cell for very long. The Dna is in fact destroyed almost immediately following death. For that reason a single Dna test of such a specimen will always show fragmented and very distorted DNA, leading pseudo scientist to conclude that this must be of alien origins. And, thats in fact what fragmented DNA looks like. However, when you compare several samples or shots of the same specimen, it becomes clear that it is in fact, just human dna that is damaged. This process allows scientist to completely reconstruct what the original dna looked like.
      And yes, this is the very same mistake that Lloyd Pye made. He only made single test that and therefore his Star child skull tests, looks the way it does; like fragmented human DNA.
      Hope this answers your question.

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    • Here have a name

      Do you work for free? It takes teams of scientists to do this. It is very work intensive, takes a long time, and they have to be paid for doing their job just like anyone else. Plus the equipment must be paid for, and bills, and lab space, etc. etc. etc. You can’t just pop a sample in a tube and have the computer do all of the work like on TV. If you think you can do it for free then have at it.

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    • I think the blood or dna from hair, bones etc is like fossilized and the process of making the dna ‘alive’ again is the costly factor. Just a guess.

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  2. you don’t think the geneticist doing DNA research is going to figure out where the samples came from? unless said geneticist lives in a cave…

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    • - Collective Evolution

      No I never said that, I mention in the article that I look forward to the results of full testing if they ever come out :)

  3. I actually know a clan that tie towels around their head and yes they do shape them still.. In like India or something like that.. I watched it on discovery also National Geographics had it in it too.. Just saying.. I seen the part about not being able to… It can and they still do it today.. You would have to look it up but I’m willing to place a bet lol on it.. But the shape of those skulls and facial structures i see in other stuff like this it would fall in same place as the group i’m referring to and could be the first or first few generations of the Mangbetu tribe.. Well known for doing this.. http://afritorial.com/tribe-the-mangbetu/

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    • - Collective Evolution

      Yup, shape can be changed…but these skulls are unique because the volume (size) is different.

    • Lol I have black blood in me and i try to learn all this stuff.. You have no idea when it comes to black.. don’t matter what culture you are if you black you family… lol .. hey even i find it odd.. lol So i took time to look at all the statues with this kind of head shape and stuff. I thought it was cool.. but this is interesting no dout.. i would like to find out if same clan. i think so.. if not these guys for sure. http://hiddenincatours.com/elongated-skulls-of-paracas-a-people-and-their-world/ I would help you on your quest for info but the 2 links i plotted basicly lead you to all i know. I just seen so many picts of this stuff i knew what it was about..
      I only have completed high school. I work on farms and i build houses.. just history and science grab my attention. and i understand it oddly..

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      • Anti-retard

        “and i understand it oddly” <- yet didn't understand it at all…

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  4. passenger

    Could it be that these skulls are evidence of a very discreet and unusual type of mutation?

    That would mean that the skulls were actually from a mutation of homo sapiens but a limited and localized aberration. These biological exceptions being caused by various factors such as environment, inbreeding, etc. Maybe unique conditions might have led to such rare but repeating deformities?

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    • Tom Amans Sr

      These skulls are found on every continent.
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  5. Equipment and technology costs money. Depending on the sample being used it needs to be completely frozen before being sliced for preparation. The solution needed has be be manufactured and shipped. The people doing the research has to be paid, the people who fix and maintain the equipment have to be paid. Contrary to what many Americans think, nothing is free, someone has to pay for it. As far as needing more evidence before coming to a conclusion, it is more a fear of lawsuit and ridicule if they are wrong. If someone got an ultrasound dome and was told they were having a girl, they would be pretty pissed when the boy showed up and the room was already painted pink. Now multiply that by the tens of thousands of people following this story world wide.

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  6. Certainly a fraud. How can anyone believe in something so stupid?

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    • Kim bishop

      How can anyone be so narrow minded? Science is Science.

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    • Vanilla World only please

      “Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance” – Albert Einstein

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    • Vanilla World only please

      Wow. I guess scientific inquiry needs to pass the court of public opinion before moving ahead.

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    • - Collective Evolution

      Don’t see how this is a fraud, these skulls are well known. And believe what? Full DNA testing has yet to be done. I also mention that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions, there is a great quote in the article by Graham Hancock :)

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  8. jojo

    this is thrilling. I’ll let other’s hold off on excitement. I’m excited as hell. If there were sabertooth tigers who could have taken any tiger alive today — but instead they died out — why can’t there be a more majestic version of people who didn’t make it either. it’s not always the “best” that survive. Also —– somebody smarter than us built all those megaliths. My money is on these guys. but were they a natural mutation or an experimental improvement on humans enacted by aliens from outer space?? hmmm. my money is on — boring old natural mutation — but would love to be proved wrong.

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    • Swan

      your forgetting something. Saber toots didn’t die out.

      They isolated, and devolved. into the “inferior” tigers we know today. So it really isn’t because of what you said. Nature can also cause mutations that tone-down survivability when it isn’t needed.

      Look at Hawaiian species of flowers and birds, they originally were formidable with thorns and venoms, claws, and such. But being isolated with no contenting species to compete with or struggle to survive, they loose those traits.

      Thats why the Ohia flower on Hawaii has soft nubs that used to be thorns. it evolved them away. That lump on their head might not have been advantageous at all. the brain for all we know could have evolved to be more efficient in a much smaller area.

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      • Hawaian floras and fauna was destroyed for tribal ceremonies needs. Please read more about the subject, Their cranium volume was up to 2400cc compare to homo sapiens at 1250cc.

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  9. jojo

    here is my question — and I really hope somebody who knows can answer: how often does DNA that does not match any other show up in species?? Of any kind?? For example is there a strange deep sea fish somewhere that has some part of their DNA that no other creature has? — Does this EVER happen? If it happens, ever — if there are other examples of lone wild card DNA out there — then — this is awesome and also reasonable in the scheme of things. IF this NEVER happens, if no where else in nature are there isolated DNA found. Well then it’s sci fi alien time.

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    • jack

      This was mitochondrial DNA not genomic DNA that was tested. Its very likely that they didn’t test genomic DNA partly because of the expense and partly because the sample was too corrupted. I have studied DNA analysis and I would not trust these results for a second. I doubt they are real, If they are real the sample must be corrupted and which machine did they use for analysis as many of the low input machines (as you would likely need for this) are highly error prone and used as a last resort. Those skulls are clearly human, I can name every bone on them. Whoever said they might not fit into the evolutionary tree was simply an idiot at best or just plain dishonest. Our repertoire for known species is expanding all the time due to new much lower cost machines for sequencing and there are projects currently running to sequence one of every genus, but we don’t do it by testing mitochondrial DNA because you would learn almost nothing. What are the odds that an alien species with the exact same bone structure with the exception of some elongated parietals, frontal and occipital made it to earth, its utterly ridiculous. Of course many people here will still believe it for the simple fact that they want to. You can’t help some people.

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  10. This is clearly bunk – one only take two minutes to work that out. See here for the debunk: http://politicoid.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-paracas-skulls-an-object-lesson-in-critical-thinking/

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  11. Seth Torkornoo

    What has UNESCO (UNO) said about these skulls so far?

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    • Unesco is against all things disturbing the main stream.

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  12. CJ

    I would like to know if any other bones were found with the skulls. What are the chances of finding so many completely intact skulls but no other body parts?

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    • Jason

      If you watch the attached video, they did find skeletons. The scientist states that the skeletons were 5’10” to 6′ tall and they had reddish/brown hair. This is unlike any of the native people of the Peruvian region who were much shorter with black hair.

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  13. anne lenke

    I have heard of a Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck institute, he did something similar with neanderthal genome and got some recognition for that…

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  14. have they done a facial reconstruction on these skulls to show what they may have looked like, they would definitely stand out in a crowd.

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  15. Kassy

    Even tho I’m aware that extra terrestrial activity exists in most of the power spots of the planet, I feel this particular Paracas Culture was actually a mutation of human being DNA. It’s odd to me that only the elongated skulls are different. The eyes, nose, mouth, teeth and neck seem to be very “human.” So what was the DNA of the entire body? If it’s entirely human, then the DNA of the skull should be human too. If it is different, then it would be good to find out what kind of DNA was discovered in the elongated part of the skull. This article does not explain those details. Although these researchers seem sincere, I also surmise they they might be exaggerating their findings. Lots of questions still remain unanswered.

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    • There is a great 2 hours youtube conference from Lloyd Pye (Everything you know is wrong) that will offer light on the impossibility of human mutation from pre-human state to homo sapiens and other elongated heads.

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  16. Would you believe they are hiding in the Vatican? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcwnbQzNz9Q – 22:47

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  17. This is very interesting. You can’t argue with evidence.

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  18. This is a vital issue to continue research on. We must overcome the stigma and ridicule of actually performing investigate scientific research on these skulls. I understand the dollar costs as any thinking person should and it’s sad how they have to explain that these funds won’t go to them. Corporate spends billions on their own studies and conclusions which are subject to questionable if any peer review, yet here is essentially proof of non-homo sapiens living in the past. The implications of remodeling history, genetics and anthropology are manifold and exciting.

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