These skulls are believed to be between 5000 and 35000 years old. During early expeditions, archaeologists were told by indigenous people that the skulls possessed remarkable magical and healing properties. However, people were unsure as to where they came from, or even why they existed. Some claim that these are remains from the lost civilization of Atlantis, while others feel they are fakes. The skulls have also been believed to have the capability to enable us to look into the past, present and future, enabling us to understand the nature of human creation and evolution.
The skulls have become another tool of divination, being that crystals themselves have been thought of as having magical powers, as well as transmitters and receivers of energy. In metaphysics, crystal skulls are used for ceremonial work, healing, energy work, and enhancing one's psychic abilities.
Humanity has always been on an esoteric journey to solve the mysteries of its creation linked to people and objects that allegedly contain higher powers, or can enhance those of the questor. There are countless hypotheses that the crystal skulls are the legacy of some higher intelligence or ancient astronauts who seeded the human race.
Historians and social anthropologists decided to find out more about the strange skulls. During their quest for answers, they came across an ancient Indian legend saying that there had been thirteen crystal skulls of the Goddess of Death; they had been kept separately from each other under the strict control of pagan priests and special warriors.
Searches for more skulls started; some of them were found in museums and some in private collections not only in the USA, but in Mexico, Brazil, France, Mongolia, and in Tibet. There were more than 13 skulls found. However, not all of them were as perfect as Mitchell-Hedges skull was. Very likely, those were just later attempts to create something similar to the original skulls that were believed to have been gifts by God to the people.
Much research is currently being done on the skulls. However, their origin is still a baffling mystery. Many crystal skulls are designed at specific angles representing a union of sacred geometry and the nature of the quartz crystal used. They seem to defy logic. Everything that is known about lapidary work indicates that the skulls should have been shattered , fractured, or fallen apart when carved.
There are several crystal skulls in existence today around the world. Some of these have been revealed as fakes, but the mystery and symbolism of the skulls lives on.