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I have a rather odd request. I'm co-authoring a book on UFOs (from a skeptical point of view). In the process of researching the book I've had to deal with a lot claims of extraterrestrial artifacts and supposed skulls of aliens. One of the latter is the so-called Rhodope skull, from the Rhodope Mountains in southern Bulgaria. What is purported to be the alien's face, particularly with respect to its eye sockets look to me to be a broken off section of the skull of either a goat or some other hoofed mammal, perhaps a deer. What are supposed to be its eyes look mor like nasal passages surrounded by spongy bone, probably, in life, full of blood vessels for warming and moisturizing breathed -in air.

You can see the skull at

Can you tell me if my suspicions are confirmed?

Sincerely, Tim Callahan

HI Tim:

This does not look like any part of a goat's skull to me.. or a cow skull - llama, sheep - equine, and other  hooved animals I expect would look similar to cow  or goat -

I could be all off base but  from what I have seen  of goat and cow skulls I see nothing that resembles this to me - even broken away ... if it was broken .  

Actually it does not look like a skull to me.. at all sorry..
I do not think though it is a goat  or other ruminant or ungulate
The flat plates on top really are confusing

I'm sure you already have looked but try looking  at this

hope this helps some  


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