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With the enigmatic ‘Crystal Skulls’ bound to burst back into the limelight with the May release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, here’s a new website set to fill you in on some of the real-life background to the mysterious artefacts – the official Mitchell-Hedges website:

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”.

Of particular interest to TDG readers: a 1983 interview with Anna Mitchell-Hedges about the skull, the Atlantis link, and a bio of Mike Mitchell-Hedges’ life. Also, on the homepage, there is a link to the Arthur C Clarke documentary that tackled the crystal skull (I’ve posted the video here on TDG). Thanks Filip.