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                                        ‘X’ CHRONICLES NEWSPAPER

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         Vol. 31, No. 02        ISSN 1499-8599         A REL-MAR McConnell Media Company Publication Digital Version                   Feb / Mar 2020

                                THE MYSTERY OF THE



         F.A. Mitchell-Hedges                            accounts of their discoveries and other world a glowing human skull made of clear quartz
                                                         tales of their origins. But who made them? crystal. Anna runs back down the pyramid as
        and Daughter Anna’s                              When, where, and how were they made? And for fast as she can, yelling for her father to come to
                                                         what purpose?  That’s the mystery. Here’s the see what she had found. Later they lowered

                Lies Exposed!                            story of the most fascinating of them all – the Anna – the smallest member of the team – via
                                                         Mitchell-Hedges skull.                           rope into the room. She picks up the heavy
                                                                                                          artifact and can immediately feel its power.
                                                                                                                 The local Mayans later tell Mitchell-
                                                                                                          Hedges that if the government finds out about
                                                         THE PLACE OF THE FALLEN
                                                                                                          their discovery, the crystal skull will be
                                                                                                          confiscated, so they gave the father and daughter
                                                                                                          permission to take it out of the country.
                                                         British Honduras, 1924: Intrepid adventurer
                                                         F.A. Mitchell-Hedges is exploring the ruins of   THE SKULL OF DOOM
                                                         the lost Mayan city of Lubaantun, which means,
                                                         “Place of Fallen Stones.” Joining him on the
                                                                                                          That’s one story of where this particular crystal
                                                         expedition is his adopted daughter Anna. It’s her
                                                                                                          skull came from.  There are other stories, and
                                                         17th birthday.  While the rest of Mitchell-
        A strange fad emerged in the early 20th century:                                                  other skulls: one is on display in the Musee de
                                                         Hedge’s team is taking a siesta, Anna climbs to
        Life-size facsimiles of human skulls carved                                                       Quai Branly in Paris; another lives in the
                                                         the top of a pyramid to get a view of the ocean.
        from clear quartz began showing up in the                                                         archives of the Smithsonian Museum in
                                                         But something at her feet catches her eye –
        collections of museums and wealthy treasure                                                       Washington, D.C.
                                                         there’s a light emanating from a hole in the
        hunters. Purported to have magical powers,
                                                         stones. She crouches down and peers into the
        these crystal skulls came with action-packed                                                                             (Continued on Page 11)
                                                         dark room, and there, under a crumbled altar, is
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