Cone Heads part 2: Who Were They?

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As we saw in the last blog, things are not always what they seem to be. We real­ized that elon­gated heads are not an iso­lated phe­nom­e­non. They are global, found in many cul­tures, thou­sands of kilo­me­ters apart and iso­lated by dif­fi­cult bar­ri­ers like oceans, moun­tains and deserts. The occur­rence of elon­gated heads can be found over long peri­ods of time through­out his­tory, from over 45,000 years ago up to the present. Even more inter­est­ing they most often occurred in the elite: roy­alty, high priests/ priest­esses, and nobil­ity in their respec­tive cul­tures.  Let’s take a brief look at who these peo­ple were.

We first see these elon­gated heads from 45,000 BCE in Nean­derthal skulls. They have also been recorded in pre-historic Homo sapi­ens (12,000 BCE), from the Shanidar Cave in Iraq. Their occur­rence can also be found in Neolithic South­west Asia. We see them in the Old World, Huns and Alans, and East­ern Ger­manic tribes. Hip­pocrates describes macro­cephali, or elon­gated heads, in 400 BCE. Indige­nous peo­ples of Aus­tralia, Maya, and North Amer­i­can Indian tribes (Chi­nookan of North­west and Choctaw of the South­west) also had elon­gated heads.

The sci­en­tific name for elon­gated heads is dolicho­cephaloid. Some have tries to sug­gest that the shap­ing was caused by hydro­cephaly, so called ‘water on the brain’. When this hap­pens, it pro­duces a com­pletely dif­fer­ent shape, sim­i­lar to almost a beach ball. Hydro­cephaly would not hap­pen on the large scale that can be found in local peo­ple as in the case with dolicho­cephaloids. Prob­a­bly the largest group of dolicho­cephaloids is from the Para­cas area in the Andean moun­tains and coast south of Lima, cul­tur­ally active from 800 – 100 BCE in what is now Peru. Many researchers feel these skulls are at least 3000 years old. One researcher, Lumir Janku, sug­gested on exam­in­ing the Para­cas skulls that there were 4 types: pre-modern and Cone­heads 1,2, and 3. Inter­est­ingly, the ‘pre-modern’ skulls appeared to have Nean­derthal fea­tures, some­thing that would be ‘impos­si­ble’ accord­ing to mod­ern arche­o­log­i­cal the­ory, so they have been com­pletely dis­missed by main­stream sci­ence. The (Coneheads)C1,C2 and C3 had much larger heads than mod­ern man, being 2200 – 2500 cubic cen­time­ters, while mod­ern man has an aver­age head size of 1450 cubic centimeters.

When perus­ing the Para­cas His­tory Museum, it becomes appar­ent that some of the skulls have tell­tale bumps from being bound or deformed in infancy — but many do not. This would mean that some of these skulls were either trans­formed by another tech­nique, or that they were nat­u­rally an elon­gated shape. In the Para­cas Museum there are also sketches and spec­i­mens of mother mum­mies with unborn fetuses, still in the uterus, who present elon­gated head struc­tures.  It should be noted that these mum­mies are in close prox­im­ity to Nazca, the area where giant geo­glyph lines form the famous pic­tures that can only be seen from high above.

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Another inter­est­ing fea­ture of the Para­cas elon­gated skulls is that many of them lacked molar teeth, and had pen­cil tip-sized holes in the back of the head not found in mod­ern human skulls. A lack of molars has also been noted in the elon­gated skulls found in Iraq. The two holes in the back of the skull plainly should not be there. They resem­ble sim­i­lar holes in mod­ern man’s inte­rior jaw, which allow nerve and blood ves­sels to exit the skull. It has been the­o­rized that these addi­tional holes are there to help feed the larger skull capac­ity with addi­tional arter­ies. The aver­age human skull has three main plates, which make up the upper por­tion of the cra­nial area (frontal plate and two pari­etal plates behind). In the “natural-looking” Para­cas skulls there are only two plates (one frontal and one pari­etal). Even more spe­cific the enlon­gated skulls them­selves had much thicker bone. All of this does give evi­dence to these skulls com­ing from a dif­fer­ent, but related species. Could they be the ‘fallen angels’ men­tioned in the Old Tes­ta­ment of the Bible? These ‘angels’ were said to have bred with the women of man to cre­ate the giants of old; they are talked about at great length in Sumer­ian tablets. When you put this infor­ma­tion in a back drop of mega­lithic struc­tures, found in Peru, that defy repro­duc­tion even by mod­ern builders, it is pos­si­ble to believe that the “Cone­heads” come from a very advanced cul­ture, with a unique level of technology.

Recently pieces of these skulls, as well as their skin and hair, have been extracted to per­form DNA tests. Due to cost and time this is a slow pro­ce­dure.  We are all anx­ious to see the results. Here are a few You tubes to show you addi­tional skulls (Here and Here )

Dif­fer­ent Theories

  There are sev­eral the­o­ries on who these peo­ple were. As we saw in our last blog, the com­mon belief of main­stream sci­ence is that these were peo­ple with nor­mal head shapes that went through some form of bind­ing in infancy to shape the head for cul­tural and pos­si­bly polit­i­cal rea­sons. While this is quite pos­si­bly true in some cases, oth­ers believe that there were some peo­ple that had this elon­gated shape nat­u­rally, and oth­ers may have been copy­ing them. Let’s look at some of the most inter­est­ing alter­na­tive theories:

The Atlantis Theory

Some peo­ple feel the var­i­ous dif­fer­ent shapes of heads were rem­nants of the cit­i­zens of the lost con­ti­nent of Atlantis. These peo­ple either had this shape nat­u­rally or had some spe­cific rea­son to shape the head from infancy to enhance some per­son power, may it be polit­i­cal power, men­tal capac­ity or psy­chic abil­ity. In this the­ory the sur­viv­ing Atlanteans became seeds for other cul­tures, pro­vid­ing knowl­edge of sci­ence and psy­chic arts wher­ever they dis­persed to. They founded cul­tures in Mex­ico, Peru, Egypt and beyond. Other peo­ple started copy­ing them, cre­at­ing the elon­gated heads as a cus­tom rep­re­sent­ing a cer­tain class of peo­ple. A sim­i­lar the­ory says that these peo­ple were the sur­vivors of another lost Pacific con­ti­nent, the con­ti­nent of Mu, which dis­sem­i­nated cone­heads to South Amer­ica and Mexico.

Nephilim-Watchers The­ory

The “Watch­ers” are men­tioned in the Books of Enoch. Ref­er­ences can also be found in ancient Sumer­ian writ­ings. Andrew Collins believes they came from what is now North­ern Kur­dis­tan, Iraq and the moun­tains of Lebanon. They were thought to be peo­ple of tremen­dous knowl­edge and had the power of flight, allegedly going all over the world in boats and air­ships.  These air­ships are also men­tioned in the famous vimanas of epic Hindu text such as the Ramayana – air­ships in antiq­uity. They trav­elled to dis­tant lands, and are still famil­iar today in Bud­dhist and Hindu myths. We get glimpse of this in the mid­dle easts magic car­pet rides. This might explain why the head shap­ing is so wide­spread in the world.

The Nephilim-Extraterrestrial Theory

The Nephil­ians are the­o­rized by some to be a ‘space alien’ race that came to our planet a long time ago and helped shape ancient civ­i­liza­tions. They gave us sci­ence, cul­ture and writ­ing. They had cone-shaped heads. There are stat­ues and fig­urines of these peo­ple in ancient Sumer­ian sites in Iraq. As the ETs returned to their own homes, the humans left in charge (the elite) emu­lated them to appear dis­tinctly dif­fer­ent from nor­mal humans.

Another Species of Hominid

Blend­ing some of these the­o­ries together, some feel there was an ancient species of Hominids unknown to mod­ern man, sim­i­lar to Homo sapi­ens, who nat­u­rally had cone-shaped heads. Highly intel­lec­tual and advanced in many areas, they helped seed many of the cul­tures around the world, pos­si­bly trav­el­ling exten­sively. For unknown rea­sons they died out, either due to some health issues in their genetic line, war, famine or some nat­ural dis­as­ter that they didn’t sur­vive. Oth­ers again emu­lated them for favor­able posi­tions among the Homo sapi­ens survivors.

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Ancient Egypt

Cra­nial defor­ma­tion of elon­gated skulls is well known among some of the pharaohs. Akhen­aton is shown to have an elon­gated head as did his wife, Queen Nefer­titi, as seen in one of the most famous Egypt­ian lime­stone busts. Their son, Tutankhamen (King Tut) also had an elon­gated head. All the other six sib­lings also had elon­gated skulls.  This group brought to Egypt new cus­toms and a belief in a monis­tic God, instead of all the lesser gods known to the local priests of the time. Under­stand­ably they were not pop­u­lar with many of the elite, espe­cially the high priests, and there were attempts to erad­i­cate these con­cepts from Egypt­ian beliefs. But Akhen­aton let these con­cepts leave Egypt with his then-follower (or pos­si­bly the oppo­site) Moses, of Jew­ish fame. Moses kept these con­cepts alive in the desert, cul­mi­nat­ing in the famous Ten Com­mand­ments and the Ark of Covenant.  There are many other exam­ples of elon­gated heads in Egypt and other ancient cul­tures in the region, at the time of Akhen­aton and long before. Large groups of cone-shaped heads have been found in Malta (a group of islands in the mid­dle of the Mediter­ranean), asso­ci­ated with the very com­plex and advanced mega­lithic ruins that are now dated to 7000 – 9000 BCE, clearly ear­lier then the Egypt­ian and Sumerians.

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The Huns

It is not estab­lished for cer­tainty, but many schol­ars believe the Huns descended from the Xiongnu (or Hsi­ungnu) peo­ple, in the area that is now Mon­go­lia. They even­tu­ally migrated and inter­min­gled with Siber­ian, Tur­kic, Ugric and Iran­ian peo­ples. It was from cen­tral Asia that they launched their fierce drive that helped bring down the Roman Empire.  In bur­ial sites there and in Ger­manic areas, 1–5 % of the skulls had elon­gated heads from the fourth to fifth cen­tury CE. How­ever, in the Alani and Sar­ma­t­ian bur­ial sites in East­ern Europe, ceme­ter­ies of the sec­ond to fourth cen­turies CE had 80% of the skele­tons exhibit deformed crania.

Taoist Cone­heads of Ancient China

Taoist art shows a num­ber of the “mas­ters” and “immor­tals” with either elon­gated skulls  sim­i­lar to the Mayan and Olmec of Mex­ico. One of the most promi­nent Taoist immor­tals with an elon­gated head, and I must admit my favorite, is Shou Xin Gong (trans­lated as “Start of Longevity”). There are many stat­ues and fig­urines of the immor­tals of China found up to present day. Shou Xin is a sym­bol of long life and is often depicted hold­ing a peach and a Reishi mush­room in his hands. Many believe that Shou Xin could fly, with tales of him going into the heav­ens in a cloud of smoke. The era that he was sup­posed to have lived is 1200 – 1500 BCE, sim­i­lar to the time-lines of the exis­tence of the early Olmec of Mex­ico. Some feel these pre­de­ces­sors of the Maya had direct com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the Chi­nese, as much of the art, sym­bols and cul­ture (includ­ing five-element the­ory and acupunc­ture, rev­er­ence for jade, and use of mush­rooms) can be found in both cul­tures start­ing in the same time period.

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Were these elon­gated skull peo­ple from around the world another species? Did they come from the heav­ens, another dimen­sion, another time or were they extrater­res­trial? It appears they were often asso­ci­ated with very old cul­tures that had advanced build­ing tech­niques, mostly on the mega­lithic scale. Will we see these “peo­ple” again? Well, I will leave that up to your imag­i­na­tion.               


  1. Joseph Martin   •  

    Infor­ma­tive and updated knowl­edge, as always Terry. What is the role of these cone­heads and/or Nephilim on the Earth today now going for­ward? Your thoughts would be appre­ci­ated, Best, Joseph

  2. Wyandotte   •  

    Absolutely fas­ci­nat­ing. Never knew any of this.

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