Originally Posted by MrRetep
Like I told the other "The skull is very much real, they have been found all over the world. Like mentioned earlier, it was a very common practice. People with elongated skulls were of importance it was a symbol of being better than everyone else. The alien explanation on the other hand is probably fake."
Not that wikipedia is the end all source, but they offer a good summary and explanation of the practice.
tl;dr. Skull is real, Aliens are fake. the end
yeah I think i've seen that episode on Taboo where some cultures deform their bodies whether it be stretching their necks, skulls or breaking their legs and stretching it , but that picture right there looks real fake.