There are nearly as many theories about the enigmatic "Head" said to have been worshipped by the Knights Templar as there are about the Great Pyramid. Was it the disembodied head of John the Baptist? Was it a demon named Baphomet? Was it a mechanical head that foretold the future, like the one constructed by Roger Bacon? Just like Great Pyramid theories, the Templar Head theories are guaranteed to send your average academic into a blue-faced apoplectic rage. "There never was any Head", they say. "It was a false confession obtained under torture. Any sane person can see that."
The Templecombe panel is a good example of what Charles Fort called "Damned Data" -- data that doesn't fit in with currently accepted academic theories. The Head is sometimes explained away as being that of Christ, and it's true that at first glance it has some resemblance to medieval icon-paintings... except that the latter always have a halo, and usually a body as well! To clinch matters, the gaping mouth and drooping eyelids of the Templecombe Head give it an unmistakeably decapitated appearance. Anyone without an agenda to debunk The Templar Revelation would have no hesitation in saying it was the Head of John the Baptist!