And the cynicism mounts

Well, apparently the alleged “crystal skulls of doom”1 are no more than fakes.

Which is somewhat unfortunate, because it’s (they’re) actually kind of neat. (And which begs the question: are there genuine skulls of doom out there?)

(fake) crystal skull of doom

(via Guardian Unlimited news blog: “The ancient and wholly rubbish prophecy of the crystal skull”)

1 See The Unexplained, by Karl P.N. Shuker, and probably 20 or 30 other books as well.