Lord Pakal: A Mystery Unresolved – by Kevin Smith

Lord Pakal Burial Mask

Do you know this man? He is Lord Pakal. Never heard of him? Well, you may not know his name, or anything about him, but he has impacted your life in a huge way no matter where you live on this planet.

Lord Pakal is the founder of the Mayan Empire. He is the first king of the Mayans, and it is their calendar–ending on December 21, 2012–which has the world in a whirlwind about the possible end of time this year.

The picture at left is a photo of the jade mask and the elaborate beads in which Lord Pakal was buried. Because the features of this mask match other carvings depicting Lord Pakal, we can assume that this is a pretty accurate representation of how he looked in life–except he wan’t green.

The tomb of Lord Pakal was discovered and excavated back in the 1980’s. Until then, Pakal was nothing more than a legend, a myth. But then, a Mexican archeologist discovered his tomb.

Pakal is a great mystery. Finding his tomb has made him even more mysterious. But the maximum mystery is found in the way in which his remains have been handled.

Information leaked out from the excavation team that Pakal was a giant, had six fingers and toes on each hand and foot, had a “strong complexion” and a cone shaped skull. Officially? None of that has been said officially. In fact, the official version is devoid of photos. There is not one single photo of the skeleton of Lord Pakal that has been released to the public. Why? What are they hiding?

There is no way to know for sure the precise details that are being hidden from the public, but we can safely assume a couple of things. Take a good look at the bust of Lord Pakal on the right. His features are not Mayan. His features have a slight asian look. He has an elongated face, large ears, high cheek bones, and a very peculiar nose.

Pakal’s nose is long and fairly large for his face, but that is not what is unusal about it. Notice that his nose starts in the middle of his forehead. Other Mayan carvings of other people do not depict the noses as starting in the middle of the forehead, but Pakal’s does. Take a close look at the death mask (the jade mask) above and you will see that it also shows his nose beginning in the middle of his forehead. All depictions of Pakal show this feature very clearly–and you don’t know another human in history whose nose began in the middle of their forehead.

Although we cannot tell for sure by looking at this bust of Pakal, it does appear that it is possible he had an elongated skull. Apparently, that is what the archeologists found, and what was leaked by members of the excavation team. The leaked info also said he had a “strong” complexion. The leaked info, the whispers in the wind, were that Pakal’s skeleton was about 9 feet tall.

All these features and all these whispers in the wind surely make Pakal a very mysterious guy. They certainly justify one wondering if he was possibly not from this planet. Some have speculated that he was, in fact, not from this planet. But is that really a reasonable explanation for his many mysteries? Perhaps. Perhaps not.

Lord Pacal or Pakal

Pakal became king of his people at the age of 12. That would indicate he was being raised among these people and did not descend from the sky in a spaceship. True enough, it is possible he was brought here by his parents who came from another planet. Possible. But then, we should have some legends and folklore to that effect. We do not, but the Spanish slash and burn conquistadors are responsible for destroying almost all records of these people. So completely did the Spanish dominate Central and South America that in Peru, no native ever held the office of President from the days of the Conquistadors until the election of President Toledo. For over 500 years, the native people were locked out of their own government. President Toledo was the first. So, it is possible there were once written records of Pakal’s family descending from the heavens.

What we can say for sure is that Pakal becam king at age 12 and reigned until his death at 80. What we can say for sure is that he is very mysterious with his six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, his nose beginning in the middle of his forehead, his elongated face, elongated ears, and possibly his elongated skull. His giant stature is also a mystery. It was certainly not due to a genetic defect since people who suffer from that never live to age 80.

More mysterious is the fact that the Mexican government has closed the information on Pakal. Whatever photos may exist of his skeleton have never been released to the public. Their official statement about his skeleton is that it deteriorated rapidly after exposure to air and is now just “junk”. And we just have to take their word for it because they never released any photos or videos of Lord Pakal’s remains. Why?

Obviously, there is something about Pakal’s true appearance that the Mexican government does not want the public to know. Is it that his appearance was obviously not terrestrial? Or, is it that his appearance was obviously not Mayan?

Take a look at this photo and consider the possibilities. These are reconstructions done by forensic artists. Of course, the one of Pakal was done from the jade mask and not from his skull. It is very close to the mask, except the artist did not accurately portray the nose. I suppose the artist simply assumed the mask was in error since everyone knows the nose does not being in the middle of the forehead. But, Pakal’s nose did. We can safely assume that from the fact that EVERY Mayan depiction of him shows this.

As you can see, Pakal does not look Mayan at all. He has the same strange features as the Egyptian Akenhaten. Was Pakal Egyptian? Were both Akenhaten and Pakal descendants of Osiris? The features seem to indicate some type of familial tie.

In the case of Osiris, his tomb was discovered and excavated in 2010. Zahi Hawass went on television and took the camera crew into the tomb of Osiris. He showed the blue granite sarcophagus–empty, or course. Hawass said that it was empty when they opened it. Interestingly, there are photos in the public domain that show all the work in the tomb of Osiris right up until the lid of the sarcophagus was raised, and later. There are no photos of the moment the lid was raised. There are no videos of that moment in the public domain, either. There is one statement by one archeologist that skeletal remains were found in the sarcophgus while Hawass declares it was empty. Why did Hawass not want us to see Osiris? For the same reason the Mexicans did not want us to see Pakal?

It may be a stretch, but I think it is not much of a stretch, to conclude that something about both these skeletons was highly unusual and indicated they were not of the ethnicity of the people they ruled. Perhaps they indicate that Osiris and Pakal were not from this planet. Possible? Absolutely possible. When the data is hidden and the evidence kept from the public, then all speculation is on the table. What data we do have, what evidence we can see (such as the carvings and the jade mask), do indicate Pakal was not Mayan. They may indicate he was of off-world origins.

These mysteries will have to remain unresolved unless and until the Mexican government decides to come clean on this. Isn’t it odd that the Mexican government has been one of the most open in sharing information about UFOs, but is absolutely closed on Lord Pakal?

By Kevin Smith
©2012 by Kevin W. Smith.

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