Recent episodes of Doctor Who have featured a strange race of humanoid beings, a part of a conspiracy called The Silence. These beings have small faces and huge skulls. They live among us, controlling humanity, but remain a secret, because they have the ability to be forgotten as soon as they slip out of view.
These sinister characters aren’t purely an invention of the writers for Doctor Who. For about a hundred years, there have been people who believe in the existence of a second species of humanity, Homo capensis, also known as Boskop Man, and by the biblically-inclined, the Nephilim.
Some assert that Boskoponians are extinct. Among those are Gary Lynch and Richard Granger, who wrote in their book Big Brain, “With their perhaps astonishing insights, they may have become a species of dreamers with an internal mental life literally beyond anything we can imagine.” They base their analysis on old writings, from the first half of the 20th century, commenting on individual human fossils that were found to have large cranial capacities – big brains.
Others, including Karen Hudes, a former legal counsel with the World Bank, believe that Homo capensis survives, and forms a master race, leading elite organizations and using us as slaves without or knowledge. Hudes recently announced during an interview about monetary policy that, “There is a second species on this planet. They’re not extraterrestrials. They’re very much with us. They have made maps in the previous ice age. The remnants of their civilization are all over the place, a lot of time along the coast. It’s submerged, because the sea level has gone by over 400 meters, but this group has large brains. They’re very distinct from Homo sapiens. Their DNA is so different that if the two species mated, their offspring would be infertile, and we know this because their DNA was just tested. There are skulls all over the place on Earth, because they have been with us, but after the ice age, there weren’t that many of them, and so they’ve been hiding, and one of the places that they’ve been hiding is in the Vatican. That’s why the Vatican are wearing those mitres. It turns out that’s also what the high priests wore in the early beginnings of Judaism… Not only is Homo capensis trying to keep human beings under control by divide and conquer using our money system, they have also been doing this with our religions, organized religions, trying to get human beings to hate people of different religious faiths so that they will kill each other off, so that the people in the back of manipulating human beings could stay in, what can I say, to use us like cattle. That’s what’s been going on through our history.”
It is true that ancient skulls with large cranial capacity have been found, but then, ancient skulls with small cranial capacity have also been found. Many with average cranial capacity are also in the fossil record. That’s what would be expected. People have a range of cranial capacity.
Believers in the reality of Homo capensis have also cited skulls that share the basically human cranial shape, but also have odd deformations. These skulls are real, and have been found in different places around the world.
Scientific and anthropological research has concluded that these skulls come not from a separate human species, but from human individuals whose skulls have been transformed. The use of cradle boards and other apparatus with young children has been used at different times of human history to purposefully create elongated skulls, flattened skulls, bulbous skulls, and other unusual cranial shapes. Sometimes, people are born with skulls that have out-of-the ordinary shapes.
People, Homo sapiens people, can be strange. Paleoanthropologist John Hawks refers to the continuing belief in the existence of Homo Capensis, extant or extinct, as “complete lunacy”. His assessment of Boskop Man: “Suppose that we take the “Boskops” story just as a science fiction fairy tale – a story showing that evolution is not synonymous with progress, as the authors imply. I still conclude that much of the other information about brain size in the excerpt is questionable or false.”