A program on History Channel describes an allegedly non-human skull found in mexico, called the starchild skull. From http://www.starchildproject.com/:
THE STARCHILD SKULL is a genuine 900-year-old bone skull found in Mexico in the 1930s. The Starchild Project is an informal organization which began in 1999 when Ray and Melanie Young, the owners of the Starchild Skull, asked Lloyd Pye to head research efforts to determine what caused the unusual shape and properties of the bone.
The results uncovered by the research team ruled out all known deformities [click to read the report], and presented the scientific community with a genetic and physical profile never before seen on Earth.
Now new DNA findings indicate that the Starchild Skull may well be “alien”! Now all that remains is to determine whether alien means “foreign to normal human genetics within the framework of that subject as it is currently understood,” or “definitely not from planet Earth”…. or something in between.
Has anyone heard of this? My first thought was google, then this site. Didn't find anything definitive either direction. History Channel program seems to play up the extra-terrestrial possibilities.
My initial (uninformed) reaction; if its some sort of genetic abnormality, the skull seems very large. 900 years ago (carbon dating) wouldn't someone with a severe mutation die before maturity?
Has any scientific study been devoted in debunking this extra-terrestial hypothesis?