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DNA testing to determine who the elongated skull peoples of Peru were. And prepare for continuing investigations of other ancient enigmas.
John Clevenger
Santa Barbara, California
United States
1 Team Member

In our first project, we will determine who the enigmatic elongated skull peoples of Peru were, where they came from, and when. People with similar skull forms also existed across the Atlantic Ocean. In both locations, these odd beings were directly associated with gigantic stone constructions. We suspect that they were the ancient wizards who built the megaliths.

With your support, we may be able prove it.

Greater cranial capacity may mean that these people—whose elongated skulls seem not to have resulted from head-binding, but were apparently natural—were smarter than normal humans, possibly explaining their technological prowess. Our preliminary study of several specimens has revealed other startling anatomical abnormalities, including missing sagittal sutures (skull bone divisions), larger eye sockets, thicker spines, and fewer ribs.

Did these strange people stem from an extinct, unknown branch of human evolution? Did they result from selective breeding or even outright genetic engineering? Were they even human?

We don’t know.

Astoundingly, these bizarre specimens have never been rigorously assessed scientifically. It’s high time to tackle this taboo subject and reveal what may be a remarkable reality.

Our first round of mitochondrial DNA testing, to be paid for by this campaign, should answer these questions. Our DNA testing may also connect these weird beings to similar populations across oceans. If so, we will have proven prehistoric transoceanic transit. By itself, that would rewrite history. But we may also prove that the GMC did exist—and that would change everything.

Should we beat our modest campaign goal, we’ll apply additional money first to follow-on tests. Carbon-14 testing will reveal when the various groups we’re studying (from coastal areas like Paracas to highland areas like Cusco) lived, while hinting at their migratory history. And morphological studies involving CT scans and statistical anatomical comparisons will tell us how these people stacked up against various human populations around the world.

Budgeting breakdown will be as follows: $7500 directly to testing operations of
the elongated skulls people; $2500 for website implementation, publicity, and
online lectures set-up (the first one featuring Brien Foerster discussing the
elongated skulls project); and $2500 for grantwriting, including three major
grants to support later stages of the elongated skulls project, one of them a
million-dollar grant

Should we raise sufficient funds in this campaign, we may also allocate some money to production of a sizzle reel for use in pitching our TV series to networks.

Join our Quest! Together, we might just change the world.

To learn more, please visit www.genesis-quest.com,
and chime in at www.facebook.com/GenesisQuest.
If you can’t contribute, please help spread the word!

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raised by 83 people in 1 month
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$12,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on October 31, 2012
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  • $10USD

    One-time status update email on GQ Project 1 from Brien Foerster!

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    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $20USD
    Online Lecture Special Access

    Admission to Brien Foerster's online lecture on the elongated skulls project on Friday, October 26, 2012, at 9:00-11:00 pm Eastern time (6:00-8:00 pm Pacific; 8:00-10:00 pm Peru time). Learn the exciting latest developments!

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  • $25USD

    Your name on our website as a GQ JUNIOR EXPLORER SPONSOR. We are truly thankful for your contribution to our research!

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    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $50USD

    Your name on our website plus a special logo for your website or Facebook as a GQ EXPLORER SPONSOR. In addition, a special thank you email from our team for your contribution to our research!

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  • $100USD

    The Perks above plus our private e-bulletin on current events with special photos accessible only to the EXPEDITION CREW from now until the end of 2013.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $500USD

    All the Perks above and a personally autographed book and photo from one of our authors such as Christopher Dunn, Brien Foerster, Stephen Mehler, or Robert Schoch. Plus a 20% discount on Genesis Quest Online lectures throughout 2013.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $1,000USD

    All the Perks above and a private online session with all Genesis Quest Investigators. Now’s the time to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about ancient enigmas to our Genesis Quest experts.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $5,000USD

    All the Perks above and a guaranteed reservation plus a 20% discount to a 2013 Genesis Quest Enigma Tour of your choice, while enjoying meals on us with the Genesis Quest team.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $10,000USD

    All the Perks above and a chance to join us on location for 3 days at one of our exclusive expeditions. Rub elbows with Genesis Quest experts in action in the field! Plus you have the opportunity to appear as a guest on an upcoming show. (Transportation not provided to location.)

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