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German Drops Mayan Skull, Endangers Mankind
The Local ^

Posted on 05/12/2012 10:36:00 AM PDT by nickcarraway

An ancient Mayan skull stolen from Tibet by Nazis - said to have magical powers to enable humanity to survive the December 2012 apocalypse - has been dropped by a lab assistant in eastern Germany, chipping its chin.

The volcanic rock skull, named Quauthemoc, was dropped - or, more eerily, may have fallen of its own accord - during a photo-shoot at a laboratory in the small town of Glauchau, Saxony.

"It was probably put down somewhere a bit wobbly," an eye-witness told Bild newspaper. "Suddenly it crashed to the floor. A big piece broke off the chin. It's really tragic."

But the skull's private owner - who was not in the room at the time of the fateful accident - was more sanguine.

"It was a bit of a shock at first, but then I found the damage was fairly marginal, so I was quite relieved," skull-owner Thomas Ritter told The Local. "I don't think it's a bad omen."

The 43-year-old amateur historian calls his Mayan skull Quauthemoc, and says it is one of 13 magic skulls that will help humanity survive the impending apocalypse on December 21, 2012 – the last day of the Mayan calendar.

On that day, Ritter plans to bring Quauthemoc to a meeting with the other owners and their skulls to an ancient Mayan site in Mexico.

"The prophecy says that the skulls will reveal a secret knowledge to humanity on that day," said Ritter. "But I can't say more than that. The skulls might start speaking or something, but I have no idea."

The journey taken by Quauthemoc to the lab in Saxony is worthy of an Indiana Jones adventure – Ritter said it had been kept in southern India and Tibet, where it was stolen from a monastery by a Nazi expedition between 1937 and 1939.

After the war, it was found among the belongings of Nazi Interior Minister and Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler, a well-known connoisseur of black magic and ancient pagan cultures.

Ritter wrote in 2009 that a man whose grandfather was present when Himmler was arrested and took the skull, later gave it to him at meeting in Wiltshire, southern England.

The man told Ritter that Quauthemoc had chosen to “continue its journey” with him.

Ritter said he was not concerned that the chip on the skull's chin will limit its ability to prevent Armageddon.

"A lot of the other skulls have some kind of superficial damage too," he pointed out, rejecting the theory that butter-fingered lab assistants in Saxony would be responsible if the world ends in December.


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: calendar; germany; mayans; oops
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To: dfwgator

I am thinking of buying stock in a hair gel company because to that guy. If his hair style catches on I will make a mint!


21 posted on 05/12/2012 12:54:35 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (In most cases, revenge is not a good thing. In other cases, it's the only thing.)
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To: nickcarraway

good


22 posted on 05/12/2012 1:17:43 PM PDT by Rytas
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Yes, but how did the Nazis get to Tibet, or know that the Mayan skull was there?

So many questions.


23 posted on 05/12/2012 1:18:40 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: mylife

Almost anything. They still cannot fix the previously mentioned lib skull.....


24 posted on 05/12/2012 1:30:20 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: nickcarraway
On that day, Ritter plans to bring Quauthemoc to a meeting with the other owners and their skulls to an ancient Mayan site in Mexico.

Better bring along 13 virgins to offset the damages.

25 posted on 05/12/2012 1:34:01 PM PDT by bgill
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To: nickcarraway

It took a good knock, so it didn't have a glass jaw...

26 posted on 05/12/2012 2:43:41 PM PDT by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Pun Jabber)
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To: little jeremiah

First Rule of Steven Spielberg movies -

there’s always Nazis involved.


27 posted on 05/12/2012 4:15:38 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: nickcarraway
This is the only skull I trust. I forecast a fine, fat future:


28 posted on 05/14/2012 2:45:41 PM PDT by JoanVarga ("Yes We Can" It's not just a slogan. It's a threat.)
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