The Mitchell-Hedges skull is made of clear quartz crystal, and both cranium and mandible are believed to have come from the same solid block. It weighs 11.7 pounds and is about five inches high, five inches wide, and seven inches long. Except for some slight anomalies in the temples and cheekbones, it is a virtually anatomically correct replica of a human skull. Because of its small size and other characteristics, it is thought more closely to resemble a female skull and this has led some to refer to the Mitchell-Hedges skull as a "she."
Research on the Skull
This crystal skull was loaned to Hewlett-Packard’s crystal research laboratory for scientific tests to try to establish how old it was and how it had been made. Scientists were completely unable to carbon date it because crystal has no carbon in it. They then looked for tool-markings to try to establish how and when it was made. What is amazing is that fact even under extreme magnification they were stunned to find no evidence of any tool-marks on the skull which would have been evidence that it was carved with metal instruments and even more amazing is that researchers found that the skull had been carved against the natural axis of the crystal. Modern crystal sculptors today always take into account the axis, or orientation of the crystal's molecular symmetry before they carve, because if they carve the crystal "against the grain," it is bound to shatter even with the help of technology today with the use of lasers and other high-tech cutting methods.
Dr. Dorland's best hypothesis for the skull's construction is that it was roughly carved out with diamonds, and then the detail work was meticulously done with a gentle solution of silicon sand and water. The exhausting job, assuming it could possibly be done in this way would have required 300 years to complete. Leading one member of the research team to comment ‘This skull shouldn’t even exist!’ and leading others since to speculate that perhaps the skull is of ‘no earthly origin!’.
One of the most interesting facts that scientific tests reveal is that the crystal skulls are made from precisely the same type of quartz crystal (or piezo-electric silicon dioxide) which we use today inside all our modern electronic devices in minute quantities. Without it the internet and all other electronic communications would not be possible, and our whole modern world would simply cease to exist because it is used to store massive amounts of information. If you can imagine how much information we store inside these tiny silicon crystal chips inside our computers, just think how much information might be stored inside a crystal skull? This has lead many people to wonder if perhaps there might be some truth in the original legend which says that the crystal skulls are a source of great knowledge, wisdom and information that is yet to be discovered.
The Crystal Skull Inherited
Bill firmly believes that the Crystal Skull has the power to channel energy and get it flowing. He also believes that the Skull helps with mental, physical and emotional balance guiding us towards an in-depth knowledge of ourselves and all that surrounds us.
2012 and the Maya Dooms Day Prophecy
According to Mayan legend there exist thirteen skulls all of the same size and shape as human skulls, but made of pure crystal scattered around the world. It is believed that the skulls were left behind by the earliest ancestors way back in time and believed to be the source of great knowledge and wisdom. The Skulls were said to contain important information about mankind’s origins, true purpose and future destiny.
This interesting legend prophesied that one day at the end of the Mayan "Long Count" calendar, b'ak'tun-cycle, which ends at 18.104.22.168.0. according to the Maya, which has been translated by humans to end on 21.12.2012 or on 23.12.2012, when it reaches the end of a 5,126-year cycle. That it will be a time of great crisis for humanity with the earth falling off its axis, the beginning of the Apocalypse and the end of the world as we know it. It is believed that all 13 of these crystal skulls from around the world would have to all be rediscovered and brought back and lined up together to enlighten and reveal information vital to the very survival of the human race and prevent the 2012 Apocalypse and the end of our existing world.
As with everything human there are vast differences in opinions all over the world as to what will really happen. Movies have recently emerged from Hollywood depicting their version.
Some wonder if this is a real “End Of The World” or a transition to new spiritual level. According to Mayans there have been several end of the world events due to natural disasters. This latest Apocalypse on 21.12.2012 would be due to man’s own actions.