This sounds like a science fiction story, but apparently it’s true. It’s all the more amazing because whenever we hear of extinct variations of human beings, they are always neanderthals.
Apparently they were a a species of human being that died out 10,000 years ago at the latest. There’s that old familiar number 10,000 again.
And they had some odd features some of us would immediately recognize: small “childlike” faces and huge “melon” heads, allegedly 30 percent larger than our own, which has led to speculation in a new book about their superior intelligence.
A number of people are already wondering if the Boskops did indeed die out, and if the Grays are actually Boskops.
I am most amazed by the fact they have been kept secret while neanderthals got all the press.
UPDATE: You can read an excellent and eloquent excerpt from Immense Journey, by Loren Eiseley, about these strange humanoids, here.