Mystery Stone Head Of Guatemala
By James Donahue
It was sometime around 1950 that a landowner in the jungles of Guatemala discovered a gigantic carved
stone head on his property and took a picture of it. The photograph eventually found its way to the office of Dr. Oscar Rafael
Padilla Lara, a philosopher and lawyer, who published it with a short article in a newsletter that got into the hands of famed
explorer and writer David Childress.
Childress noted the oddities about the image of the stone head. Unlike the native pre-Hispanic people
living in that area, this head had Caucasian features, with thin lips, a large nose, and a face that was turned up toward
the sky. It suggested that an earlier Caucasian civilization or perhaps a visitation by Caucasian explorers from the old world
may have stirred an ancient craftsman to chisel out such a face in that remote jungle part of the world. Childress wanted
to learn more.
He tracked down Dr. Padilla, who in turn located the owners of the property. It was learned that the
monolith was located near a small village in the southern region of Guatemala. An expedition was launched and the remains
of the head were eventually found. But to their horror, the head was found smashed into fragments.
It turned out that area revolutionaries had used the head for target practice. It had been fired at
by high powered guns and bombed into almost complete ruin. Padilla was able to measure its original height at between four
to six meters. Since the rebel forces were still at war, the team evacuated the area and never returned.
Thus we have a mystery in that jungle that may never be solved, thanks to the foolishness of local
tribal warfare and militants armed with modern arms. Incapable of seeing the historic value in such a work of art located
deep in that jungle, the natives used the head for target practice.
Interest in the mystery head was rekindled when filmmaker Raul Julia-Levy used the site and the story
to produce a movie "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond." The film suggests that aliens from other worlds made contact
with past South American civilizations.
Hector E. Majia, a Guatemala archaeologist, offered the following statement in relation to the film:
"I certify that this monument presents no characteristics of Maya, Nahuatl, Olmec or any other pre-Hispanic civilization.
It was created by an extraordinary and superior civilization with awesome knowledge of which there is no record of existence
on this planet."
Thus the speculation about the strange carved Caucasian head in the jungle goes on. That it has been
blasted into pieces by the illiterate wayfaring natives has only served to deepen the mystery. Since researchers are unable
to study what once stood there, there appears no way to ever learn its history.
That a single photograph of the head was snapped when the head was first discovered is the only real
record of its existence at all.