The Crystal Skull
F.A. 'Mike' Mitchell-Hedges (22 October 1882 - June 1959) was an English adventurer, traveller, and writer – for many, he is the real Indiana Jones, if not a James Bond as well.
Mitchell-Hedges spent some years alternating between Central America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Some sources say he was a mercenary, others that he was a British government spy, and others that he was independently wealthy and travelling for diversion.
Today, Mitchell-Hedges is best known for his connection to a famous crystal skull: 'The Skull of Doom'.
Arthur C Clarke made the skull into his signature logo for his popular television series, Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World.
Mitchell-Hedges mentioned the skull in the first edition of his autobiography, Danger My Ally (1954), without specifying where or by whom it was found. He merely stated that 'it is at least 3,600 years old and according to legend was used by the High Priest of the Maya when performing esoteric rites. It is said that when he willed death with the help of the skull, death invariably followed'.
Later editions of Danger My Ally omitted this rather intriguing paragraph. Why, no-one knows.
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