Pictured right is a normal human skull. On the left is the skull of Starchild, which is believed to have been found in Mexico in the ’30s. Contrary to popular speculation, it is that of a human, not an extraterrestrial. Further analysis has shown that the skull has all the characteristics of a child who died as a result of congenital hydrocephalus, a condition whereby cerebrospinal fluid accumulates within the ventricles of the brain. This causes pressure in the skull, enlargement of the head, and subsequent cranial deformities. 

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