Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Crystal Skull

With the recent premiere of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, residents of the San Luis Valley in north central New Mexico and southern Colorado may find themselves recalling the actual “crystal skull” that once made an appearance in their area.
The San Luis Valley stretches from Colorado south into New Mexico, and from the San Juan Mountains at the valley’s western edge, to the Sangre de Cristo range at its east. The valley is an approximately 150-mile-long by 45-mile-wide alpine basin, and over the years has become notorious for its residents’ abundant reports of Bigfoot, UFOs, green fireballs, and demonic figures. From 1975 through 1978, the area attracted international attention for its large number of unusual livestock deaths, and many eyes turned to it in 1995, when a bizarre, translucent skull turned up on a San Luis Valley ranch.
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