The Sealand Skull, Denmark

Another strange human-like skull, but quite different from a normal human (homo sapiens) skull. The story appeared on the Unexplained Mysteries website, September 9, 2010.
The Skull was only discovered in 2007 in the small town of Ølstykke on the Danish island of Sealand. The man who discovered it was a contractor who was hired to replace aging sewer pipes on the property. The initial discovery was taken with a pinch of salt and somehow considered to be the skull of a horse. A former owner of the property was actually a horse butcher and equine bones were known to have been buried in the rear garden. It was only when the skull was cleaned off when it was fully discovered what a find it had the potential to be. Coverage of the find was minimal at first, just a few lines in the local press. Regardless of the actual origins of the skull, for little notice to be taken of it can be a mystery in itself. The first serious study conducted was only attempted in 2010. Scientists at the College of Veterinary Medicine took a closer look at the skull and eventually determined that they could not solve the mystery of the skull to theirs – or anyone’s – satisfaction. They couldn’t even decide what species the skull belonged to. They did arrive at one definite conclusion; while resembling a mammal, it could not fit into the Linnean Taxonomy because of “certain characteristics”. Unable to make any additional headway, the skull was forwarded to the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. Like their Veterinarian counterparts, scientists here were unable to provide details surrounding the skull, but did make one crucial discovery. Carbon dating tests did reveal that the skull was almost a thousand years old. Estimates that the being was alive between 1200 and 1280. That alone ought to rule out any potential hoax as a possibility in regards to authenticity. Further excavations of the site revealed no additional finds.
The skull is bigger than a human skull. The large eye size might indicate that this being might have lived in a dark environment. Also notice the relative small nose hole.
I have added pictures of a normal human skull for comparison, so you can see that the Sealand Skull is indeed quite different.
Click on the images for a large size picture.

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The eye sockets are not only quite large but also much deeper and rounded. They also extend to the sides, while with a human skull the eyes are more centered and look forward. Nose hole is very small. Chin is narrow.

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A good view on the large eye socket. Also notice the large canine tooth.

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The eye sockets extends further down and upwards than in a human skull. The ear canal is also different.

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The Sealand skull is wider at the front than a human skull.

sealand04compImages credit: © Anton Spangenberg