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Year 7 - N° 307 – April 14, 2013

Biguaçu, SC (Brasil)

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João Fernandes da Silva Júnior

The Starchild Case
Child of the Stars

The strange discovery happened in the thirties, when an American teenager went on vacation with her family to a place near the Cooper Canyon, Mexico. The girl was exploring the area when she found a tunnel in an abandoned mine. Curious, she went into the mine and inside she found a complete human skeleton lying on its back over the ground. Beside that skeleton, was a mound of soil resembling a grave, and a bone of an arm appeared out of the ground. The teenager dug with her own hands and removed from this grave another skeleton, buried there too. She tried to regain the two skeletons, however, as he was exiting the tunnel, a heavy rain fell and ended up flooding the mine entrance, and she ended up losing most of the bones, leaving only two skulls and a jaw. That finding was kept in a cardboard box by the teenager. She believed that the skull was from a person who possessed some kind of deformity.

Shape of the face of a Starchild,  done by an artist

In early 1990, the girl who had discovered the skulls died and in 1998 the two skulls and jaw were given to Ray and Melanie Young of El Paso, Texas (USA). Melanie was a neonatal nurse and physiotherapist, and realized that the strange skull could not be caused by some kind of deformity. After talking with her husband, they decided to send those findings to Lloyd Pye, a writer and researcher. Upon receiving them,  Lloyd created the Starchild Project in February 1999. He sent the skulls for a CT scan, and this revealed that the part of the upper jaw of the deformed skull has several impacted teeth (retracted), and this suggested that it is the skull of a child who died between five and six years of age.

Human skull and Starchild skull

The human skull, above, shows a typical frontal bone cavity located between the eye sockets. The Starchild skull, on the right side, in turn, has no trace of frontal sinus, not even showing the possibility of development of this cavity. This fact is considered extremely rare.

The second skull is of a normal adult woman, but it shows a difference: it was framed with wooden boards - a practice that consisted in tying the babies' heads so that the skull became oblong.

The skulls have been dated at 900 BC through test 14C.

Babies were usually strapped to a board by using a rope, or cloth, positioning the head facing forward, with the viewing angle and the neck slightly flexed to facilitate breathing. However, if we rotate the skull of the Starchild, in order to align it with its flat area, we notice that the eyes look downward, and the neck is bent in such a way that it blocks the passage of air during the breathing process.

The volumetric capacity of the skull of the Starchild is approximately 1600 cm, thus exceeding in 200 cm the capacity of the the human being's skull.

The Starchild  skull is slightly heart shaped, and expands on both sides of the sagittal suture (center). An examination of this suture shows that it is not fused, so it could not restrict the expansion if it had been caused by an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid. This suggests that the shape of the skull was not caused by this reason, but, yes, it was its normal structure.

Another indication that this is not the problem with the skull is that the eye sockets are not distorted in hydrocephalic children. The faces of these children are absolutely normal.

Yet, the eye sockets of the skull in question are totally out of normality. As can be seen above, in humans the ocular cavities are deep, approximately five inches deep, cone-shaped, with the openings of the optic nerves located in the deepest point of the cavities.

The eye sockets in the skull of the Starchild are approximately two inches deep, and the openings of the optic nerves are located lower and closer to the inner base of the nose. The surfaces of the eye sockets are perfectly smooth, without any disorders to the naked eye. However, when examined more closely, we found some disorders in its topography and they are identical on both sides. They can be felt with the fingertips. This incredible symmetry almost makes nil the possibility that the "deformity" may have been the result of some disease or genetic abnormality.

There are several other differences between this skull and a human skull, such as the location of the inner ear. In humans, the inner ear is used to help us determine what is up or down, left or right, and for our balance. It is essential for our co-existence with the gravity of our planet. In the skull of the Starchild there is a huge inner ear, much bigger if compared to the human one. Perhaps it was, many a times, more sensitive to small changes in position and movement. The position of the inner ear also differs in this skull (lower and more forward). This type of deformity challenges all scientific explanations.

In 2003 the lab Trace Genetics collected a sample of the skull of the Starchild, as well as of human skulls found along with it, for DNA tests, and these samples were divided into four parts. Two of them were placed in a test tube containing Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. It is known that within a week this acid would have completely dissolved a human bone, and that is what happened with the sample of the human skull. However, it did not dissolve the skull of the Starchild. After a month, the sample of the Starchild skull had not yet been dissolved. This only happened when another much stronger substance was used. This first experiment has already demonstrated that there was something different there ...

   Part from which a sample was taken for DNA testing.

The density of the skull of the Starchild was abnormal, different from the human skull, and furthermore, its resistance was also greater. Its constitution was similar the one of tooth enamel.

The other samples of skulls (human and Starchild) were tested for nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. The results shocked the researchers: they failed to extract, from the skull of the Starchild, any markers originated from human beings! In other words, the Starchild's mother was human, but not the father.

Human Skull and the  Starchild

Since Spiritism provides information both about the coming of beings from other orbs to Earth (the Exiles from Chapel and others) and also comments on the plurality of inhabited worlds, we can consider the Starchild an evidence of this. Not even the DNA tests could identify human markers, i.e., the DNA of the father of that child was not originated from human beings born in our planet - Earth. We then have one more element to consider as favorable to the information presented by the Spirits in their enlightening messages about life in the Universe. We are not alone in the cosmos, because, after all, as the Master Jesus said two thousand years ago: In my Father's house are many mansions.



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