Giants by Glenn Kimball
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Perhaps that is why so many of the things that are disguised as reality in our eyes, are really fiction; and so much of what we deny, is in fact true. If we only knew all the facts of the world in which we live, we would all be amazed. There is a intense compulsion in the mind to make life simple and keep it that way, even it that means that we don't deal with issues like "life after death", which is the only thing that gives us real hope in the long run. If there isn't anything more than our lives, what difference will anything make in the not so distant future? Solving the question of where we come from, why we are hear and where we are going after death should be our primary questions and not something we run from. However, because these issues are so often open ended questions, it is easier to dismiss them entirely from consideration. We even attack those who have found direction in their lives because the brain can not tolerate the possibility that it hasn't considered everything. We often have a hard enough time making sense of the here and now.
Our brains are constantly simplifying what we hear and see, like we are constantly averaging all equations and blending our experiences into something that happened before. For example, we never read every word in a book. That would be too time-consuming. We tend to pass our eyes over it and assume a goodly portion of the text. We really remember less than five percent of what we read and see because it gets lost in the general file system of the brain. We truly are assumptive creatures who habituate our way through life as if everything that happens should fall neatly into the parameters of what we already know. We assume facts before we let the scenario play out, like people who left the stadium at the two minute warning. These people always miss exciting conclusions. Our minds are constantly being reserved for the new sensations and thoughts, which are quickly classified and filed into the depths of the mind. This is the mind's way of preserving the energy and managing the space within our consciousness.
Occasionally in life we hear or see something so extraordinary that we have a difficult time simplifying it and assimilating. These are the things we normally remember in the end because it takes conscious energy to digest them. These are the problems we pick apart piece by piece ad nauseam until we feel better and the stage of the conscious is cleared. The death of a loved one, divorce, business failures and humiliation often fall into that category. These things often burden the mind until we talk it out and contextualize it into something comfortable, even if comfort means that we dismiss it entirely by labeling it a myth or flush it out through the process of intentionally forgetting. When there are issues that simply can not be filed away, they have the power to destroy our ability to function as normal human beings, because the conscious mind needs to digest what is occupying conscious space before we get back to normal functions. Surely forms of madness come from chemical deficiencies and brain trauma, but much of what we call madness is the brain's way of exiting from a reality that requires more attention than we have space. All of us are a little mad, especially those who display anger in what they know.
History is filled with strange things. Most rational scholarship is as compelled, as anyone else, to ignore the weird and strange, though truth is often stranger than what we believe. However, once in a while there is something that has happened to so many different people from so many different places that it just won't go away. Such is the case with the written history of the Giants.
The factual existence of Giants is just now becoming a "water cooler" topic of conversation. Once you stop trying to isolate and ignore all the individual pieces of evidence, it is apparent that there is a great deal of evidence that the giants once existed. There were too many credible people who wrote about the Giants to be ignored. In addition for the first time the huge bones of the giants haven't all been hidden like a secret that should not be told.
GLENN'S EXPERIENCE WITH THE GIANTS
Glenn photographed the mummies of two of these giant men in Lima Peru in 1969. These giants are still in the gold museum in Lima Peru today and can be seen by anyone who visits. They were mummified because their golden robes are prominently on display. Their crowns could fit around Glenn's waist. Their golden gloves have fingers ten inches long. Their mummies can be measured with a tape and they were both around nine and a half feet tall. There were other personal items fit for a giant king, that wouldn't have been useful to a man of normal size. The actual bodies are there incased in glass for all to see. The news media has never photographed anyone nine and a half feet tall.
These were not mutations. A mutation is something that happens once in a "blue moon". There were two giants in Peru side by side from successive generations. What makes the story even stranger is that the average height of the Peruvians, both now and historically, is well under six feet high.
This isn't the only time Giants were mentioned by prominent people who visited South America. Don Cieza de Leon and Agustin de Zarate published texts on South American Giants in 1553 AD and 1555 respectively. These books came just after the arrival of the conquistadores and were published within twenty years of Pizarro. They said that the native traditions told the incoming Spanish that the giants came to the Americas on raft-like boats. Some of these men were so tall that from the knee down they were as big as a man. Their eyes were the size of plates. Some were clad in skins and others were mostly naked. They said that there were no women on these boats, which was strange indeed. These giants dug deep wells for water that still exist today through solid rock. Cieza de Leon said that when Don Antonio de Mendoza went to Cuzco Peru in 1560 that he found tombs with extremely large bones, similar to the ones that were already found in Mexico City at the time of Montezuma. Padre Acosta found similar large bones in 1560 in Manta Peru where they later found similar bones in 1928 when constructing the railroad to Ecuador. They were hidden behind stalagmites in caves.
When Diego de Ordaz climbed to the high volcano of Popocatepetl, near Mexico City, according to Las Casas, he found a giant thigh bone that he sent to the Vatican. When Cortez invaded Mexico his men found living giants in this region and reported them. In their written testimonies they tore a few ribs from the dead bodies of these giants and brought them back to Spain with them.
In the summer of 1931 Monsignor F. Lunadi organized an expedition into the jungles of San Agustin. He found traces of a very ancient South American empire known to the old British buccaneers of the seventeenth century. These men were giants who had knowledge of electricity which they used in various forms.
This race of ancient white giant men with beards was called the Viracochas. Pedro Cieza de Leon said that they came long before the Incas began to reign. The Indians also called these white men Titicaca, like Lake Titicaca today located high in the mountains between Bolivia and Peru. Glenn Lived in Juliaca Peru on the sores of Lake Titicaca, very close to the ancient city of Tiauanacu where there are huge statues to the giants with six fingers and toes to this day. On the door to the sun, the main entrance to their temple, is carved the image of Viracoca, the creator of not only their civilization, but the white bearded God who created the whole world. This temple has many similarities to the Masonic temples of our day.
At the ruins of Pachacamac where US and British archeologists and the Carnegie Institution are working today, the giants are mentioned. It is said that they built large beautiful temples with iron tools around 500 BC. The tradition has it that these giant men had no women in their group and were later consumed in fire from heaven. It is interesting that the stories of these giants quasi-parallels the story of the Watchers married the Daughters of Eve. The daughters of Eve bore the watchers giant children, but nothing is mentioned that these giants themselves had children. The stories of the Giants often ends in a single generation, though the Giants lived a very long time.
These giants were granted a state of quasi-unprotected immortality by deity. They could be killed, but did live long periods of time if they weren't deliberately killed and for the most part couldn't bare children. According to Hesiod these "Watchers", one of the parents of the giants, were men from the four former epochs of human existence prior to the coming of Adam and Eve. Adam wasn't the first man on the earth. He was the patriarch of the final epoch of time. How else could their have already been men of old and men of renown when Adam and Eve had their first children? That is exactly what it says in Genesis chapter six. The four previous epochs of time rose in culture and science, but were exterminated because they violated the laws of the earth and deity. We are headed for a similar cataclysm in our day because of our rejection of deity. A human remnant of the four epochs survived because of their valiant nature and those people, numbering in the thousands, were called the "Watchers". Hesiod suggests that this remnant numbered in the thousands.
These immortals who survived the cataclysms of the four previous epochs of time were also called angels because they were allowed to pass from the realm of Deity to mortality seamlessly. They were allowed to pass between the heavens and the earth because they were given the assignment by deity to watch over mortals. This is another reason they lived so long and paradoxically the reason they were commanded not to have children. Their job wasn't to interfere with men unless directly commanded. These Watchers weren't classic disembodied spirits, as is the case with classic angels. Most of the evidence and history of the Watchers is included in the audio class "Daniel and the Watchers". In essence the Watchers were noble-immortal men who have yet to die; a status granted them by deity because of their righteousness.
Two hundred some odd of these watchers, because they were still in the flesh, found the daughters of Eve attractive and violated their agreements with deity not to intervene in the lives of men. That is why they are often called "Fallen Angels". They bore children to mortal women which was against their agreement with God. They were angels because of the status deity gave them and fallen because they violated the agreement. However, not all the watchers violated the agreement with deity and remain men of old and men of renown who come and go at the behest of deity. These are the ones who still appear today during a moment in crisis, effect rescues and give important messages and then are gone. Most of us have either had a first hand encounter with one of them at a moment in crisis, or have heard of the stories from our friends.
Daniel met some of them. Moses is said to have translated the book of Jubilees as dictated by one of them. Even Mohammed is said to have been dictated the Quran by one of them. Millions of people have reported a stranger appearing at the moment of crisis and then vanishing without a trace. Others have reported these Watchers coming to them during moments of crisis and giving them critical pieces of advice about subjects they could not have otherwise known. After they left their message they were nowhere to be found. Truly these beings watch over the affairs of men and perform rescues of many kinds, as if they were sent from deity.
The important thing about the giants is that they are children of a small segment of the Watchers and the daughters of Eve. Since one of the parents of the Giants was immortal, these giants often lived a very long time.
The North American Indians believed that the first race of human beings were giants. In the autobiography of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Cody writes that while camping on the South Platte, a Pawnee Indian came into the camp with what the army surgeon pronounced to be a giant thigh bone of a human being. When Cody asked about where such a bone might have come from, the Indian replied that long ago a race of giants had lived in the area. This race of men had been three times larger than normal men and able to out-run a buffalo and even carry it in one hand. Cody wrote:
"These giants denied the existence of a Great Spirit, so he caused a great rain storm to come, and the water kept rising higher and higher so that it drove these proud, and conceited giants from the low ground to the hills, and thence to the mountains, but at last even the mountain tops were submerged and then those mammoth men were all drowned. After the flood had subsided, the Great Spirit came to the conclusion that he had made man too large and powerful, and that he would therefore, correct the mistake by creating a race of men of smaller size and less strength. This is the reason, say the Indians, that modern men are small and not like the giants of old, and they claim that this story is a matter of Indian history, which has been handed down among them from time immemorial."
The bones that were in the possession of Buffalo Bill were given to the museum, that promptly hid them. They continue to be lost to us today, though many saw them at the time.
William Turner, the naturalist and dean of Wells (d. 1568), mentions that on the coast of Brazil, near the river Polata, he saw a tribe of very gigantic naked savages, one of whom he estimated to be twelve feet tall.
While in Brazil, Knyvet several times saw an Indian who, though still a youth, towered to a height of thirteen spans. Since thirteen spans equals nine feet, nine inches, this would have made the giant about the same size as Goliath.
Reaveneau de Lussan reported contact with natives of Chile that were of enormous bulk and stature. Frezier also relates that natives of the coast of Chile told him that some of the Indians living inland stood nine feet high.
Captain George Shelvock, on his voyage in 1719 to the Island of Chiloe off the coast of Chile, saw Indians which stood nine to ten feet high.
Soon after Maldonado discovered the Seri giants, Captain Melchior Diaz came across another tribe of huge Indians while searching farther up the coast for the ships carrying supplies for Coronado's 1540 expedition. Pedro de Castaneda reported that, "After going about 150 leagues, they came to a province of exceedingly tall and strong men-like giants." Evidently, these were the Cocopa, a Yuman tribe who also inhabited the lower Rio Colorado, which the Indians called Rio del Tison.
Antonio Francesco Pigafetta, chronicler of Magellan's circumnavigation of the world: "We had been two whole months in this harbor without sighting anyone when one day (quite without warning) we saw on the shore a huge giant, who was naked, and who danced, leaped and sang, all the while throwing sand and dust on his head. Our Captain ordered one of the crew to walk towards him, telling this man also to dance, leap and sing as a sign of friendship. This he did, and led the giant to a place by the shore where the Captain was waiting. And when the giant saw us, he marveled and was afraid, and pointed to the sky, believing we came from heaven. He was so tall that even the largest of us came only to midway between his waist and his shoulder; 621 yet with all he was well proportioned. He had a large face, painted round with red; his eyes were ringed with yellow and in the middle of his cheeks were painted two hearts. He had hardly any hair on his head, what little he had being painted white...."
Rupert Gould said in his book Enigmas in 1945, included another quote about Magellan's voyage and added, This man was so tall that our heads scarcely came up to his waist, and his voice was like that of a bull.
Many of the other natives in this region were also very tall; this would lead to the naming of those in the region the "Patagonian Giants", Patagonian meaning "people of the long feet."
P. Joseph Tarrubia wrote in his Gianthologia, published in Madrid in 1761, that some utensils found in South America were of such enormous size that they could only have been used by giants. He also noted that several Spanish settlers told of having seen monstrous men, ranging from nine to ten feet in height, when they sometimes strayed from their wild retreats verging toward the Straits of Magellan. Tarrubia further related that: "…the South Americans had a body of soldiers, consisting of about four hundred men, the shortest of whom was not shorter than nine feet and the tallest about eleven feet."
Twenty years before Magellan came, Amerigo Vespucci and some fellow sailors sighted several giants off the coast of Venezuela. Amerigo, for whom approximately one-third of the world was later named, recounted this experience: "Thus sailing along, we came upon an island [Curasao] which was situated fifteen leagues from the mainland. At our arrival, since we saw no people and the island looked favorable to us, we decided to explore it, and eleven of us landed. We discovered a trail and set ourselves to walk on it two leagues and a half inland; we met with a village of twelve houses in which we did not find anyone except seven women. They were of such great stature that there was not one of them who was not taller than every one of us by a span and a half [about 19 inches]. When they saw us they were very much afraid of us. The chief one of them, who was certainly a discreet woman, by signs hauled us up to a house and made them give us refreshments. When we saw such noble women, we determined to carry off two of them, who were young women fifteen years of age, and make a present of them to the king. They were creatures whose stature was certainly above that of average men. While we were thus plotting, thirty-six men arrived, who entered the house where we were drinking, and they were of such lofty stature that each of them was taller when upon his knees than I was when standing erect. They were of the stature of giants in their great size and in the proportion of their bodies, which corresponded with their height.
When the men entered, some of our fellows were so frightened that at the moment they thought they were done for. The warriors had bows and arrows and tremendous oar blades, finished off like swords. When they saw our small stature, they began to converse with us to learn who we were and whence we came. We gave them soft words for the sake of amity and replied to them in sign language that we were men of peace and that we were out to see the world. In fact, we judged it wise to part from them without controversy, and so we went by the same trail by which we had come. They stuck with us all the way to the sea and until we embarked.
GIANTS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSE
Critics have long suggested that the stories from South America are just too incredible to be true. They have openly asked why there aren't stories of giants in the North America. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Again we are people who run from subjects that don't neatly conform to what we believe.
The stories of the giants are located in every state in the union and are beyond the scope of a single class. However, to illustrate this point we choose Ohio.
The History of Marion County, Ohio (1883)
A picture of a skull from 1996, taken by J.C. Chatters of Kennewick Man, Washington State is that of a giant. Giants were also found when removing the gravel bluffs for the construction and repairs of roads.
The History of Brown County, Ohio (1883)
Mastodonic remains are occasionally unearthed and from time to time; discoveries of the remains of Indian settlements. Among the ruins are gigantic skeletons with high cheek bones, powerful jaws and massive frames peculiar to the Red man.
Now and Long Ago: A History of the Marion County Ohio Area
Satterfield, a justice of the peace, said that three giant skeletons were found at the mouth of the Paw Paw Creek. Jim Dean and others found the bones while digging a bridge foundation. She said it was Dr. Kidwell, of Fairmont, who examined them and said they were very old, perhaps thousands of years old. She said that when the skeletons were exposed to the weather for a few days, their bones turned black and began to crumble. All these skeletons, she said, were measured and found to be about eight feet long.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Lake County
Edited by Newton Bateman, L.L.D. and Paul Selby, A.M. (1902)
"The Mound Builders occupied Lake County Illinois. These mounds were quite numerous. Excavations have revealed the crumbling bones of a mighty race. Samuel Miller, who has resided in the county 1835, is authority for the statement that one skeleton which he assisted in unearthing was a trifle more than eight feet in length, the skull being correspondingly large, while many other skeletons measured at least seven feet."
Historical Collections of Ohio in Two Volumes
Editor: Henry Howe, L.L.D. (1888)
"There were mounds situated in the eastern part of the village of Conneaut and an extensive burying-ground near the Presbyterian Church, which appear to have had no connection with the burying places of the Indians. Among the human bones found in the mounds were some belonging to men of gigantic structure. Some of the skulls were of sufficient capacity to admit the head of an ordinary man, and jaw bones that might have been fitted on over the face with equal facility. The other bones were proportionately large."
The Firelands Pioneer (1858)
"In this connection I would say that Mr. Jonathan Brooks, now living in town, stated to me that his father, Benjamin Brooks, who lived with the Indians fourteen years, and was well acquainted with their language and traditions, told him and others that it was a tradition of the Indians that the first tribe occupying this whole country, was a black-bearded race, very large in size and subsequently a red-bearded race or tribe came and killed or drove off all the black-beards."
The Adair County (Kentucky) News: (January 5, 1897)
"An old Indian mound has been opened on the farm of Harrison Robinson, four miles east of Jackson, Ohio. Two skeletons of extraordinary size and great quantities of trinkets were removed."
American Indian Myths and Mysteries
Vincent H. Gaddis (1977)
"He further told me of the killing of a big Indian at Buckchitawa, about the time of the settlement at Marietta. The Indians had a white prisoner whom they forced to decoy boats to the shore. A small boat was descending the river containing white people, when this prisoner was placed under the bank to tell those in the boat that he had escaped captivity, and to come to the shore and take him in. The Indians were concealed, but the big Indian stuck his head out from behind a large tree, when it was pierced by a bullet from the gun of the steersman of the boat. The Indians cried out Wetzel, Wetzel, and fled. This was the last ever seen of the prisoner. The Indians returned next day and buried the big Indian, who, he said, was twenty inches taller than he was, and he was a tall man. "
Hardesty's History of Monroe County, Ohio
"When Chester Bishop was digging a cellar for Asahel Booth, at Clarington, many years ago, he came across a skeleton, the bones of which were removed carefully by Dr. Richard Kirkpatrick, and from his measurements the height of the man when living would have been 8 feet and 5 inches.
Ironton Register, Proctorville, (May 5, 1892)
"Where Proctorville now stands was one day part of a well paved city, but I think the greater part of it is now in the Ohio River. Only a few mounds, there; one of which was near the C. Wilgus mansion and contained a skeleton of a very large person, all double teeth, and sound, in a jaw bone that would go over the jaw with the flesh on, of a large man; the common burying ground was well filled with skeletons at a depth of about 6 feet."
Sketches and Stories of the Lake Erie Islands
Theresa Thorndale, Sandusky, Ohio (1898)
A large quantity of human bones was discovered in a fissure in the limestone near the United States Coast Guard lighthouse. A crude tomb of black stone slabs, of a formation not known on the island… Eight skeletons were found, one measuring over seven feet in height.
Historical Collections of Ohio in Two Volumes, p.p.350-351 Noble County, Ohio
"In Seneca township was opened, in 1872, one of the numerous Indian mounds that abound in the neighborhood. This particular one was locally known as the "Bates" mound. Upon being dug into it was found to contain a few broken pieces of earthenware, a lot of flint-heads and one or two stone implements and the remains of three skeletons, whose size would indicate they measured in life at least eight feet in height. The remarkable feature of these remains was they had double teeth in front as well as in back of the mouth and in both upper and lower jaws. Upon exposure to the atmosphere the skeletons crumbled back to Mother Earth."
The Mound Builders: Robert Silverberg
"This band of people of great size forced its way into the Ohio Valley about 1000 B.C... Perhaps there was a small elite of round-headed giants dominating and ruling an existing long-headed natives..."
A History of Ashtabula County, Ohio (1878)
"In cultivating the soil in the vicinity, implements have been found, and in excavating the ground for graves it is said that bones have been exhumed which seemed to have belonged to a race of giants. This land at one time belonged to a Mr. Pegleg Sweet, who was a man of large size…he, in digging, came upon a skull and jaw which were of such size that the skull would cover his head and the jaw could be easily slipped over his face...The graves were distinguished by slight depressions in the surface of the earth, disposed in straight rows, which, with intervening spaces or valleys, covered the entire area. The number of these graves has been estimated at being between two and three thousand.
Aaron Wright, Esq., in 1800, made a careful examination of these depressions, and found them invariably to contain human bones blackened with time, which upon exposure to the air soon crumbled to dust. Some of these bones were of unusual size, and evidently belonged to a race allied to giants. Skulls were taken from these mounds, the cavities of which were of sufficient capacity to admit the head of an ordinary man, and jaw-bone that might be fitted over the face with equal facility. The bones of the upper and lower extremities were of corresponding size."
History of Logan County, Illinois (1886)
"It is sometimes difficult to distinguish the places of sepulture raised by the Mound Builders from the more modern graves of the Indians. The graves of the former were in general larger than those of the latter, and were used as receptacles for greater numbers of bodies, and contained relics of art, evincing a higher degree of civilization than that attained by the Indians. The ancient earthworks of the Mound Builders have occasionally been appropriated as burial places by the Indians, but the skeletons of the latter may be distinguished from the osteological remains of the former by their greater stature."
Firelands Pioneer (1858)
"There are quite a number of mounds, in the township, where the bones, and sometimes the whole skeleton of the human race have been found. The bones and skeletons found are very large and some of the inhabitants think they must have belonged to a race of beings much larger in size than the Indians found here by the first settlers."
History of Morrow County and Ohio (1880)
"In 1829, When the hotel was built in Chesterville, a mound nearby was made to furnish the material for the brick. In digging it away, a large human skeleton was found, but no measurements were made. It is related that the jaw-bone was found to fit easily over that of a citizen of the village, who was remarkable for his large jaw. The local physicians examined the cranium and found it proportionately large, with more teeth than the white race of today. The skeleton was taken to Mansfield, and has been lost."
The History of Medina County, Ohio (1881)
"In digging the cellar of the house, nine human skeletons were found and like such specimens from other ancient mounds of the country, they showed that the Mound Builders were men of large stature… When the skeletons were found, Mr. Harris was about twenty years of age, yet he states that he could put one of the skulls over his head, and let it rest upon his shoulders, while wearing a cap at the same time. The large size of all the bones was remarked and the teeth were described as ‘double all the way around'."
OTHER PROMINENT TALES OF GIANTS
For years the Smithsonian Institution has been accused of hiding in storage vaults things it doesn't like. In 1968 two Neanderthal-like skulls with low foreheads and large brows were found in Minnesota. As for dating, University of Minnesota scientists said they were reluctant to destroy any of the material, although carbon-14 testing only requires the burning of one gram of bone. They were sent to the Smithsonian. Later Dr. Lawrence Angel, curator of physical anthropology at the institution, said he had no record of the skulls there, although he was sure they were not lost.
History of Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio (1879)
Excerpt recorded by W.W. Williams
"In the township of Milan there were three clearly-defined [sic] fortifications when the first settlers came into the country, and they are still not entirely leveled by the plowshare. All three were upon the high banks of the Huron ...
F. W. Fowler, one of the pioneers of Milan, describes these earth-works [sic], as first seen by him, to have been from two to four feet above the surface of the ground. Large trees were growing upon some of these embankments. Near these forts were mounds or hillocks, which were found to contain human bones, promiscuously, thrown together, as if a large number of bodies had been buried at one time. The skull bones, when found entire, were shown by measurement to be larger, upon the average, than those of the present race, and all exhibited marks that would indicate that life had been taken in deadly combat. Scattered among the skulls and vertebrae, and arm and leg bones, were stone pipes and fragments of burnt clay."
"In Muskingum County's Brush Creek Township, in a document dated March 3, 1880, a mound located on the farm of J.M. Baughman was measured 64 feet in width, 90 feet in length, and 11 feet, 3 inches in height. It was flat on top, an unusual condition for a mound. The mound achieved its odd shape possibly because of the stone altar, owning similar dimensions, found within. The structure was located on the summit of a hill, 152 feet above the Brush Creek In it were discovered the bones of men and women, buried in couplesthe length of their skeletons exceeding eight and even nine feet. The excavation was started in early December, 1870. There was another "dig" included as well. This reflected an attitude toward the then-existing archaeologists, whom these people apparently held in low regard."
CONTINUOUS DATES FOR DISCOVERY
In order to see that the discoveries of bones didn't happen all at once as the result of mass hysteria we include a timeline of some of the giant finds.
1800 Ohio, Conneaut: Among the normal size skeletons found in the remains of mounds were found gigantic bones. Some of the skulls and jaws were large enough to fit over the head and face of a normal man.
1821 Tennessee, White County: An ancient fortification contained skeletons of gigantic stature averaging at least 7 feet in length.
1825 Ohio Valley: David Cusick, a Tuscorora by birth, wrote that among the legends of the ancient people of the stock, there was a powerful tribe called Ronnongwetowanca. They were giants, and had a "considerable habitation." When the Great Spirit made the people, some of them became giants. After a time, and having endured the outrages of these giants, it is said that the people banded together, and through the final force of about 800 warriors, successfully annihilated the abhorrent Ronnongwetowanca. After that, it was said that there were no giants anywhere. This was supposed to have happened around 2,500 winters before Columbus discovered America, around 1000 BC.
1829 Ohio, Chesterville: In digging away a mound where a hotel was to be built, a large human skeleton was found, but no measurements were made. It is related that the jawbone was found to fit easily over that of a citizen of the village. The local physicians examined the cranium and found it proportionately large, with more teeth than the white race of today. The skeleton was taken to Mansfield, and has been lost.
1833 California, Lompock Rancho: Soldiers digging at Giant Lompock Rancho, California, discovered a male skeleton 12 feet tall. Carved shells, stone axes, and other artifacts surrounded the skeleton. The skeleton had double rows of upper and lower teeth. Unfortunately, this body was secretly buried when local Indians became upset about the remains.
1845 Virginia: A human jaw bone of great size was uncovered in a burial mound on which the teeth stood transversely in the jawbone.
1849 New York: From "Illustrations of the Ancient Monuments of Western New York" comes the report that an elliptical mound above near the Conewango Valley held eight big skeletons. Also discovered in the area were a number of other large skeletons one almost 9 feet in height.
1856 West Virginia, Wheeling: A human skeleton was discovered by laborers while plowing a vineyard measuring almost 11 feet tall.
1870 Ohio: In Brush Creek Township a large mound contained skeletal remains of several humans up to nine feet tall.
1872 Ohio, Seneca Township: When the "Bates" mound was opened the remains of three skeletons, whose size would indicate they measured in life, at least, eight feet in height, were found. A remarkable feature of these remains was they had double teeth in front as well as in back of mouth and in both upper and lower jaws.
1877 Missouri, Kansas City: A giant skull was unearthed when mounds wore opened and giant man tracks belonging to humans 25 to 30 feet tall were discovered.
1877 Nevada, Eureka: Prospectors found a human leg bone and kneecap sticking out of solid rock. Doctors examined the remains and determined they were from a human being, and one that stood over 12 feet tall. The rock in which the bones were found was dated geologically to the Jurassic Period, over 185 million years old.
1879 Indiana, Brewersville: A skeleton almost ten feet tall was excavated from a mound.
1880 Ohio, Zanesville: A skeleton was reported to have been of enormous dimensions found in a clay coffin, with a sandstone slab containing hieroglyphics.
1880 Minnesota, Clearwater: Several giant skeletons were found with double rows of teeth.
1883 North Dakota, Mandan: A cemetery of over 100 acres filled with bones of a giant race was discovered.
1884 West Virginia, Kanawha County: A skeleton 7 feet 6 inches long was found in a massive stone structure that was likened to a temple chamber within a mound.
1886 Illinois: A number of large skeletons were found in Logan County and artifacts showing a degree of advancement much higher that the native population had attained.
1891 Arizona, Crittenden: A giant was unearthed and a huge stone coffin that had evidently once held the body of a man 12 feet tall. A carving on the granite case indicated that he had six toes.
1895 Ohio, Toledo: A mound held 20 skeletons, seated and facing east "twice as large as those of present day people."
1923 Arizona, Grand Canyon: The bodies of two petrified human beings 15 and 18 feet in height were discovered.
1911 California, Lovelock Cave: An 8-foot tall, red-haired mummy discovered. This mummy eventually went to a fraternal lodge where it was used for "initiation purposes.
1931 Nevada, Lovelock: Large skeletons were found in the Humboldt lakebed. One measured 8 1/2 feet tall and appeared to have been wrapped in a gum-covered fabric similar to Egyptian mummies. Another skeleton was almost 10 feet long.
1947 California, Death Valley: The skeletons of nine foot tall humans were found.
In the late 19th century, giants with double rows of teeth, red hair, and skulls 3 to 6 times the size of normal humans were discovered on Catalina Island in California.
•A giant found off the California Coast on Santa Rosa Island in the 1800's was distinguished by its double rows of teeth.
The Algonquin have stories of giant, bearded men who first occupied their native lands.
The Cherokee speak of giants who were twice as tall as the Cherokee and also about a great hunter of giant stature named TsulZ kalu.
OF COURSE THE STORIES OF THE DISCOVERY OF GIANT BONES EXTENDS AROUND THE WORLD
15-foot human skeleton found in S/E Turkey in late 1950's in the Euphrates valley during road construction. Many tombs containing giants were uncovered here. This pertains to the picture of the giant human femur and myself above.
E. King Og spoken of in Deuteronomy 3:11 whose iron bedstead was approximately 14-feet by 6-feet wide. King Og was at least 12-feet tall, yet some claim up to 18.
F. A 19'6" human skeleton found in 1577 A.D. under an overturned oak tree in the Canton of Lucerne.
G. 23-foot tall skeleton found in 1456 A.D. beside a river in Valence, France.
H. A 25' 6 " skeleton found in 1613 A.D. near the castle of Chaumont in France. This was claimed to be a nearly complete find.
Almost beyond comprehension or believability was the find of the two separate 36-foot human remains uncovered by Carthaginians somewhere between 200-600 B.C.
THE BEST HISTORIANS IN HISTORY MENTION THE GIANTS
Most of those who chronicle the history of the giants begin with Genesis chapter six in the Bible. Steven Quayle in his huge tome "Genesis Six: Giants" does a very fine jog of that. His book should be considered one of the great encyclopedias of giants ever written. He not only covers the story of the giants from the Bible, which is much larger than most seminarians and biblical scholars have acknowledged, but covers sightings all over the world. This book is a must for those who love the stories of the giants. However, we have preferred to give illustrations of the sampling of giant stories in order to give the topic scope and breath.
One of the greatest historians of all times, the ancient historian Josephus, noted in his Antiquities of the Jews, that fallen angels and women produced children with superhuman strength. He linked these creatures to Greek mythology:
Josephus, Antiquities, 5.2.3.:
Josephus tells about the Jewish battle to wipe out the Nephilim in the Promised Land. He wrote that after the Jewish fighters had moved from Hebron to battle the Gibborim:
"And when they had taken it, they slew all the inhabitants. There were till then left a race of giants, who had bodies so large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight and terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shown to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men."
John F Healy, in his book Pliny the Elder- Natural History- A Selection. Penguin Books, 1991, said, "While, today, one often gets the impression that the myths of the Greek and other civilizations were accepted on blind faith, in fact, the ancients often had bones and other artifacts to support the stories - something that makes them seem a little less like myth and more like fact once this truth is uncovered. For example, one can read this historic account by the ancient writer Pliny the Elder. Pliny was an eye witness to both the slaughters of the Jews in the Coliseum of Rome and to the eruption of Mr. Vesuvius. Pliny said,
"Ambassadors from Olisipo, sent on a mission with this purpose in view, reported to the Emperor Tiberius that a Triton, whose appearance is well known, had been seen and heard playing on a shell in a certain cave. I have illustrious knights as authority for the assertion that a Triton has been seen by them in the Gulf of Gades, perfectly resembling a man in his physical appearance. They say that he climbs aboard ships during the night, and that the side of the ship on which he sits is weighed right down, and, if he should happen to stay there an unduly long time, the ship is submerged. The bones of this monster ...were bought by Marcus Scaurus from Joppa in Judea... The monster was over 40 feet long, and the height of its ribs was greater than that of Indian elephants, while its spine was 1 1/2 feet thick."
Archeologists often discover these large bones in graves. But these are usually dismissed as being bones of "mastodons" - a premise that's hard to justify given the fact that the creatures are often buried in human graves wearing battle armor along with a shield and massive sword.
THE LAST TWO CENTURIES
•A nine-foot, eight-inch skeleton excavated from a mount near Brewersville, Indiana, in 1879.
•In Clearwater Minnesota, the skeletons of seven giants were found in mounds. These had receding foreheads and complete double
• At LeCrescent, Wisconsin, mounds were found to contain giant bones. Five miles north near Dresbach, the bones of people over eight feet tall were found.
•Near Toledo, Ohio, 20 skeletons were discovered with jaws and teeth "twice as large as those of present day people." The account also noted that odd hieroglyphics were found with the bodies 390
• In 1931, skeletons from eight and a half to ten feet long were found in the Humbolt lake bed in California.393
•During World War II, author Ivan T. Sanderson, tells of how his crew was bulldozing through sedimentary rock when it stumbled upon what appeared to be a graveyard. In it were crania that measured from 22 to 24 inches from base to crown - nearly three times as large as an adult human skull. Had the creatures to whom these skulls belonged been properly proportioned, they undoubtedly would have been at least 12 feet tall - or taller.
•In 1947, a local newspaper reported the discovery of nine-foot-tall skeletons by amateur archeologists working in Death Valley.396 The archeologists involved also claimed to have found what appeared to be the bones of tigers and dinosaurs with the human
In 1891, at Crittenden, Arizona, some workers digging the foundation for a new building struck at a depth of eight feet a huge stone sarcophagus. When they were able to open the lid, inside were the remains of a nine-foot giant which time had reduced mostly to a pile of dust.
In 1833, soldiers digging a pit at Lompock Rancho, California, unearthed a twelve-foot giant with a double row of teeth, both uppers and lowers. The Lompock giant's teeth, while unusual, were not unique; another ancient skeleton later found on Santa Rosa Island off the California coast showed the same dental peculiarity.
In 1879, some Indiana archaeologists dug into an ancient burial mound at Brewersville, Indiana, and unearthed a human skeleton that measured nine feet eight inches in length. A mica necklace still hung around the giant's neck. The bones, which were stored in a grain mill, were swept away in the 1937 flood.
In 1925, several amateurs digging in an Indian mound at Walkerton, Indiana, uncovered the skeletons of eight very ancient humans measuring in height from eight to almost nine feet. All eight giants had been buried in "substantial copper armor."
In his History of the Indies, Joseph de Acosta tells a story of the giants:
When I was in Mexico, in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred eighty six, they found one of those giants buried in one of our farms, which we call Iesus del Monte, of whom they brought a tooth to be seen, which (without augmenting) was as big as the fist of a man; and, according to this, all the rest was proportionable, which I saw and admired at his deformed greatness.
In 1903, on an archaeological outing at Fish Creek, Montana, Professor S. Farr and his group of Princeton University students came across several burial mounds. Choosing one to dig in, they unearthed the skeleton of a man about nine feet long. Next to him lay the bones of a woman, who had been almost as tall.589
There have been giants found throughout Asia with the majority being in China. However, other areas have these remains as well with one notable find being a human skeleton measuring eleven feet was found some years ago at Tura in Assam, near the border of East Pakistan, reports Peter Kolosimo.
Chang Woo Gow
Not all Asian giants are ancient. The Chinese giant Chang Woo Gow showed himself in England in 1865/1866 at the old Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly. A courtly gentleman and able scholar, he was invited to visit the Prince and Princess of Wales. He stood eight feet two inches. He was not the tallest in his family, however, for one sister measured eight feet four inches. On his British tour, the nineteen-year-old Chang was accompanied by his bride, King-Foo ("The Fair Lily") and by a three-foot dwarf named Chung, who always stood at his side during the giant's public appearances and became a sensation in Britain.
Chinese Giants, Other
The Chinese, in whose land archaeologists have found some of the earliest skeletal remains of giants, insist they once had among them some men as much as fifteen feet tall. One might dismiss this as just another "tall tale," except that Melchior Nunnez, in his letters from India, vouches for the fact that China grew some giants to that tremendous size. He "speaks of porters who guarded the gates of Peking who were of that immense height; and in a letter dated in 1555, he avers that the emperor of that country entertained and fed five hundred of such men for archers of his guard."
They were still there to be seen seventy years later, for George Hakewill, in his Apologie, 1627, issues a similar report "five hundred of such men for archers of his guard."
In 1575, when the Tartars invaded Poland, Jacobus Niezabilo-vius slew a warrior of enormous size who fought in their ranks. After the battle, Polish soldiers marveled that as he lay dead on the ground "his body was of so prodigious a bulk that... his carcass reached to the navel of any ordinary person standing by the side of it."
While building a new road near Mold in Flintshire in 1833, workers came across a tumulus in which they found some bones and a skull of great size, along with a Lorica or golden vest. Most believed the bones to be the remains of the renowned giant Welsh warrior Benlli who lived at Mold (c. AD 500), and who was surnamed the "Giant of the Golden Vest."
Hector Boetius, in his History of Scotland, reports that the bones of a Scottish giant nicknamed "Little John," who stood fourteen feet high, were still to be seen in his day.
In 1687, while digging into some hillocks at Repton in Derbyshire, Thomas Walker came across an old stone wall enclosure that contained a stone coffin with a skeleton nine feet long. A century later, because of renewed interest in Walker's find, the "ancient sepulcher was again opened... when bones of a very gigantic size, appertaining to numerous skeletons, were discovered, together with some remains of warlike instruments."
As far back as Enoch and Nimrod the giants were a hunted race of men. Nimrod was called the mighty hunter because he loved to hunt giants and lions. Over a very long period of time the giants were killed off because they conflicted with those who were raising crops and animals for their own use. The Giants would come and pillage the population because they were hungry.
However, there are modern stories of living giants in our time. Steven Quayle is about to publish is sequel to his masterful work on the giants and will include a story of a giant found on the Solomon Islands by the Japanese during the Second World War. This giant lived underground in the massive caverns of the island and tossed the jeeps and tanks of the Japanese around with impunity. The giant was finally captured and Steven will tell you that story in his book. He will also tell you of a story about a giant found in the mountains of Afghanistan during the post 911 invasion by US forces. This giant as well was capable of extra human strength. Both of these giants were captured and the military is supposed to be trying to re-engineer a way of turning them into a military force. These stories in isolation would sound preposterous. However, in light of the thousands of accounts of giants from all over the world they may not be as mythological as formerly thought.
Steven has shared with Glenn his evidence and it is compelling.