Sometimes portents take a long time to come true. In 1991, after my first novel, Crystal Skull, was published, I received a prediction that seemed highly unlikely at the time. Our late friend Renie Wiley, who was a talented psychic, saw the cover of the book that featured an image of the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull, and said: “That crystal skull will come to you.”
I thought that maybe Anna Mitchell-Hedges, then caretaker of the skull, would see the book and contact me…or maybe I should contact her and see what happens. Those were passing thoughts, and I didn’t think much about it again, though I never forgot what Renie told me. So Saturday evening, Aug. 31, Renie’s prediction came true…28 years later. The Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull came to our house.
Bill Homann, the caretaker of the skull, had contacted me a couple of months earlier and said that he was leading a workshop with the skull at a bookstore in a nearby town and did I want to get together. We had been corresponding casually for several years and had talked about getting together. He’s a big Indiana Jones fan and so knew about my books, including Crystal Skull. Finally, the opportunity arose.
But it was touch and go with Hurricane Dorian boring in on south Florida. Finally, on Friday, the hurricane slowed its pace assuring that there would be no big blow for a few days. So friends gathered for a potluck dinner. Bill was the last one to arrive because people were doing private sessions at the bookstore from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Then he had a 45 minute drive to our house.
After the dinner, we set up chairs in a circle in the living room and Bill talked about the history of the skull and his involvement with it. He went into the legend of the 13 crystal skulls worldwide that are interconnected in an energy grid. Interestingly, we had 13 people in attendance. Synchronicity.
Taking a page out of Indiana Jones, Bill talked a bit about how Anna Mitchell Hedges, the adopted daughter of adventurer F.A. Mitchell-Hedges, found the skull in 1924 near the top of a pyramid at Lubaantun, British Honduras (now Belize). Anna, who was 16 at the time, was told not to climb the pyramid on her own because the climb was steep and some stones could easily break free. But she and a couple of Mayan kids climbed the pyramid one morning, anyhow. According to the story, Anna glimpsed a reflected ray of light coming from a gap in the stones near the summit. After reporting it to her father, the opening was gradually expanded and six weeks later, when it was wide enough for a slender person to enter, Anna was lowered down on a rope and found the crystal skull on her 17th birthday. The jaw was found a month later.
Anna lived until she was 100 years old and died in 2007 on Bill’s birthday. She lived with Bill for several of her last years.
Bill believes the skull comes to us from antiquity. However, skeptics say that such a skull couldn’t have been made in ancient times without modern stone-cutting machinery. They suspect (with no proof) that Mitchell-Hedges planted the skull in the pyramid for Anna to find. They go on to suggest (again with no evidence) that the adventurer bought the skull at a charity shop in London. It’s all part of an effort to debunk the legitimacy of the skull.
Anyone who has traveled to pre-Colombian stone sites, particularly in Peru and Bolivia, knows that the so-called primitives without modern tools were able to create seamless walls of stone weighing tons that fit perfectly together often with jagged edges and using no mortar. How were those stones cut and lifted in place? Present day master stoneworkers have no idea how they did it, and admit even with their machines, they would have a difficult time re-creating such massive walls.
Sure, stone walls are not crystal skulls, but the same question arises in both cases. What kind of technology did the ancients possess to create such walls and crystal skulls. If markings on the skull, viewed under high magnification show telltale signs of machine cuts, who is to say that such technology, or some related technology, did not exist in ancient times. Bill thinks the skull dates back to the time of Atlantis or even earlier.
Another bit of synchronicity: Bill had recently been featured on Expedition: Unknown on the Discovery Channel. Meanwhile, Bruce Gernon, who was in attendance, and I will be on an upcoming episode of the same show in October on the Bermuda Triangle.
Following Bill’s introduction of the skull, he guided us into a group meditation with the skull. Afterwards, we took turns sitting with the skull for a few minutes each. Under Bill’s guidance, the sitter would hold their hands a few inches from the skull, then expanding their arms out to the sides, then coming in slowly. That was repeated three times, then the sitter crossed arms over the chest and pulled in the skull-energy to the heart chakra.
When it was my turn, I was already quite relaxed. I’d been sitting a few feet to one side of the skull. I felt a gentle vibration rolling up and down my spine and when I brought my arm inward toward the skull I felt a wave of energy that was similar to pressing against a large beach ball. Others had varying experiences, from feeling heat and waves of energy to a greater sense of peaceful.
After everyone had a session with the skull, we finished with some picture-taking with the skull, and…oh yes, Rose Strain’s delicious cheese cake!