Of all the musical artists out there, few are of greater interest as topics of conversation in conspiracy circles as Lady Gaga. She has been declared an alien, a demon, the chosen face of the Illuminati, a dimension hopping tourist, an artist, and a scare monger – not necessarily in that order. But when she comes forward telling of bony protrusions pushing out from her head and reveals them during a photo shoot, it only stokes the flames of speculation that there may be more to this pop star than meets the eye.
The horns, according to Gaga, protrude from her skin when she feels a sudden bout of inspiration. The photos, which appeared both on her most recent Album’s cover, Born This Way and in a photo shoot appearing in fashion resource, Harper’s Bazaar. But the photos appear to show a type of horn protruding from the inside of her head. While Gaga denies having any surgery to create the unusual horns, she does state that they are temporary – appearing only when she is under the influence of what she calls “inspiration.” This inspiration, as she has said in the past often comes from another source.
Already Gaga gained the attention of the UFO community after her most recent video alluded to a mythology to humanity that included an alien presence and even a race living within the human race. Symbolism has been present in her work for quite some time, though it often remains ambiguous and leaves many theorists disagreeing over just what they mean.
There is a phenomenon known within the medical community as ‘cornu cutaneum’ or cutaneous horns. These horns are often discolored, looking far different from those sported by Gaga and they appear over the course of several years growing in a way similar to other lesions on the skin. They run the gamut in danger from cancerous to completely benign. But the ones shown by Gaga look completely different from those found in sufferers of this rare condition. Horns in humans have also been seen as deformities in the shape of the skull, which bear a far closer similarity to Lady Gaga’s horns, but are usually there from birth. There are no known cases where an individual would grow horns under certain mental conditions such as a sudden episode of inspiration.
The key point here is there have been no known cases in humans. It has been suggested by some that Lady Gaga may not, in fact be human, but rather some variation on the human form due to outside influence – often suggested to be alien in origin.
The beautiful thing about it is these horns provide a new level to the mythology of pop music that is often very lacking in the prepackaged corporate form. Cult pop sensation, Klaus Nomi who rose to fame in 1972 was theorized to be an alien during his musical career and even used several similar images during the course of his career to those seen in Lady Gaga’s latest piece. Could there be a common thread? Or is the latter simply referencing the former?