There is a widespread belief that our understanding of history is somehow flawed and that we have a fundamental misunderstanding of how historical events transpired.
Among the most prevalent manifestations of this is the problem of unusual archaeological anomalies and “impossible fossils,” which are fossilized remains preserved in an extremely old stone that have no reason to be in that location.
The English fleet took the French-controlled Caribbean island of Guadeloupe in 1810, and among the many local trophies carried to England was a limestone block containing a skeleton of a lady without a head and hands embedded in it.
Portions of a fossilized human skull from that island were donated to The Charleston Museum in 1816 by Dr. Félix L’Herminier. The Museum also purchased his extensive collection of mammals, birds, skins, and seeds. The French naturalist then became the first salaried curator of the Museum, a position he occupied for four years before returning to Guadeloupe
In fact, the remains were nearly complete, with only the head and feet missing. They appeared to have belonged to a modern woman, who would have measured approximately 5.2 feet tall in real life.
It was a totally typical modern skeleton uncovered in a 1.6-kilometer-long stratum of limestone on the island’s northeastern coast. The French discovered several skeletons of prehistoric animals and only one human skeleton in this area prior to the British conquest.
This layer has a contemporary date of 28 million years. That is, the formation of this layer occurred 25 million years before the appearance of man.
The study of ancient human remains was only being started at the time; for example, the first bones of a Neanderthal man were discovered in 1857. As a result, despite its ambiguous antiquity, the ancient skeleton sparked a lot of attention and became a permanent part of the museum’s natural history collection.
This skeleton began to draw the attention of creationists around the end of the nineteenth century (supporters of the divine theory of the origin of the world and man). According to them, an extremely ancient and yet totally modern human skeleton, which belonged to a woman who lived before the Flood, proved the truth of their ideas.
There were some questions about how this skeleton could have made its way into what was described as hard, impenetrable rock estimated as being from possibly the Miocene age, around 25 million years old, a time period during which many of you may already be aware that there were no modern human beings on the planet.
And so would begin the strange and contentious tale of the “Guadeloupe Woman.”
As an anomaly, the bizarre skeleton was displayed in the museum until it was moved to the Natural History Museum in 1881, where it remained on display, evoking awe and wonder from visitors, especially when Darwin’s Theory of Evolution became popular, as it was perceived by some to be in direct opposition to Darwin’s ideas.
The Guadeloupe Woman remained on display until 1967 when it was moved to the museum’s storerooms, where it continues to elicit debate to this day.
A skeleton was brought to the British Museum in 1812, and when scientist Karl Koenig inspected it two years later, he instantly ran into dating issues, recognizing that it was a modern type skeleton but candidly stating that he had no idea how old it was.
However, a bizarre skeleton was quickly removed from the museum shelf and placed in the basement, where it should still be labeled PA HR 4128. This skeleton was even mentioned on the official website of the British Museum until 2006 when it was deleted.
The skeleton is obviously of interest to creationists, as it is frequently cited as evidence that the world is younger than evolution claims, and in this particular case, the skeleton has long been presented as evidence of the biblical flood of Noah’s Ark fame.
If not for modern humans, how might old limestone from the Miocene Era get contaminated with present human remains? The creationists, of course, adore this type of stuff because it gives them the opportunity to seize on some sort of evidence that people did, in fact, live side by side with dinosaurs.
Alternatively, there are wild theories that this is evidence for the existence of time travel, with these explorers unintentionally leaving behind evidence of their passage while traveling through the recesses of ancient history and prehistory
This skeleton could be a 15th-century skeleton now. However, this has not been verified. Even at 28 million years old, it could potentially be considerably older.