There are many reasons why the scientific community refuses to admit the existence of extraterrestrial beings on Earth but the one that is invoked the most is the absence of bodies or physical remains.
However, this reason often creates a no-win situation because almost all evidence is either dismissed as hoaxes even when they are not or simply vanish before they can be studied.
Such is the case of the Rhodope a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ skull, a fascinating relic the likes of which have never been seen before.
This skull was found in the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria by a man from Plovdiv, a city located 90 miles (150 kilometers) southeast of the capital city of Sofia.
The man, who chose to remain anonymous discovered the skull buried alongside a small elliptical metal object.
His interesting story began after having a dream in which five humanoids wearing yellow metallic clothes directed him to a spot in the Rhodope Mountains, near the border between Bulgaria and Greece.
On the 21st of May, 2001 he headed to the spot the strangers had indicated and surely enough, the skull was there.
His finding generated a lot of excitement and controversy and many U̳F̳O̳logists consider it evidence for the existence of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and their presence on Earth.
He initially presented his find to a narrow circle of people interested in the paranormal but the skull did not remain secret for long.
The skull was examined by archaeologist Katya Malamet of the Bugarian Academy of Sciences and by Professor Dimiter Kovachev, the Director of the Paleontology Museum in Asenovgrad. Both of them have said they have never seen anything like it before.
The skull is as small as a human baby’s but its bone structure is lighter and thinner and it weighs only 250 grams (8.8 ounces). It has six cavities that researcher think belonged to the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳’s sensory organs.
When alive, this being possessed six eyes or perhaps other completely unknown organs. Interestingly, it has no mouth hole where we would expect to find one.
Professor Kovachev is positive it is not a fossil and does not resemble any hominid skull known to science. “We couldn’t find any analogy or correlation with anything from the past 30 million years,” Kovachev said.
Skeptics believe the skull belongs to a still unidentified animal species although its features do not resemble those of any other animal.
There are several interesting theories about the Rhodope skull. Renowned Bulgarian psychic Koubrat Tomov believes it belonged to a genetically engineered being, created by the Atlanteans.
According to him, the skull represents the remains of a failed experiment that occurred thousands of years ago in that area.
Another theory states this is likely the remains of hastily buried a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳, killed by soldiers operating in the area during World War 2.
The Bulgarian villager who found the skull said that he had been made several generous offers to sell it. Unfortunately, the skull disappeared before scientists had the chance to perform DNA analysis and carbon dating.
Whoever the owner is today, he obviously doesn’t want to share his possession with the rest of humanity, even though it could be evidence for the existence of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s.