Curse of the crystal skulls: The real life story of the new Indiana Jones movie

The lamplight glimmered softly, turning an ordinary suburban sitting room into a place of eerie mystery.

Before us, in the semi-darkness, sat Carole Wilson, a renowned psychic whose strange powers had previously been used by police officers trying to solve murder cases and find the missing.

But now they were being deployed in an attempt to unlock the secret of one of the most extraordinary objects we had ever beheld - a life-size human skull fashioned from breathtakingly pure crystal.