Obama's scar on head sparks conspiracy theories
Last updated at 8:57 AM on 7th April 2011
It could be caused by the shape of his hairline, a slightly slapdash barber or simply a trick of the light.
But bloggers in America are convinced the ‘scar’ on Barack Obama’s head has a more sinister explanation.
Conspiracy theorists claim the line, running up over the president’s crown from behind his right ear, proves he has secretly had brain surgery.
President Obama meeting comedian George Lopez as the First Lady looks on. Some observers believe this image shows a distinctive scar which looks like those left after brain surgery
Left: Obama's head from a different angle. Right: An enhanced image which purports to show the scar running from the top of the President's head to behind his right ear
They suggest it could be anything from a routine procedure to the work of extra-terrestrials, and have posted enhanced images of his head on Right-wing blogs as ‘evidence’.
Commentator Ben Hart wrote on Conservative discussion forum EscapeTyranny.com: ‘Was it a brain operation? Has it affected his thinking? Is he really an alien from another planet?’
The White House dismissed the theories as ‘ridiculous’.
The Escape The Tyranny website strongly questions Obama's head scars as well as why no one has seen his birth certificate
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When I saw Sky 1 advertising "An Idiot Abroad", I thought it was a documentary following Obama's Presidential run.
- Nj, Liverpool, 07/4/2011 09:58
He has obviously had one of his faces removed.
- Dr Leevil, Norwich, UK, 07/4/2011 09:58
- me down here, manchester, 07/4/2011 09:55
The evil "British Petroleum" must be to blame, surely. I am sure he will confirm this in his next interview.....
- Happy Hog, Hampshire, 07/4/2011 09:53
be careful what you write if you ever want to visit america, we all know this idiot can not take it, and will ban you from HIS country if you are not nice to himthat said , did they find anything in that skull, maybe a little oil. is if worth invading?
- good lord lucky peasant, 1% interest mortgages for british citizens over 21, keep off the gatwick express unless you want to pay a penalty fare check ticket, 07/4/2011 09:51
Ask him what it is, if it has any public interest!!! (Or, if he is too shy to explain; ask Michele)
- eddy jacobsen, london, 07/4/2011 09:51
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