1963:

We see the end of a two year legal battle over custody of The Black Crystal Skull when the relic is sequestered from the Smithsonian by the Bloom Estate in early November. The Estate executor, Joey Allen, returns to his home in Dallas, Texas with the artifact. It remains in his home for much of the next decade, with the exception of the summer of 1966, wherein Mr. Allen loans the skull to the University of Austin’s archeological program for study. In fall of 1976, Mr. Allen passes away from natural causes. The Black Crystal Skull is found shattered in Allen’s study, temporarily ending a 53 year old mystery.

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