There be giants: hoax or science

figure-12Reports of unearthing remains of humanoid giants have been floating around for generations and centuries, but since the early 1800s, when archaeology was in its early childhood, more and more fossil hunters have been digging up more than dinosaur bones.

Admittedly, a number of reports have since proven to be frauds or hoaxes, from an era when PT Barnum and others were making fortunes on circus Freak Shows. But some evidence still remain in the curiosities files in museum basements in almost every continent on the planet.

German archaeologist and lecturer Klaus Dona is one of the world’s most prolific and passionate scientists to report on the existence of an ancient race of giants that once roamed the earth, and that includes North America.

He is not alone as more and more scientific thought has been afforded dozens of examples of unexplained giant human bones found a very deep depths and in ancient caves and sink holes, even in recent years.

Once again, as those who have unearthed extremely old stone tools in North and South America have found, the western scientific community is a very hard nut to crack. They seem to be bound to their accepted norms and too often will not deviate from “the code” even in the face of new or strange discoveries for fear of being ridiculed and shamed as a charlatan.

“I don’t want to fight with the scientists, but I think they should open their eyes research some of our findings,” says Dona. “They might discover many strange things.”

Giants are recorded in the Bible in a rather matter of fact way, as if the people of the day fully accepted that as true. In Genesis chapter six it tells us, “There were giants in the earth in those days, and afterwards.”.

Brantford’s Ilse Kraemer, displays some of the huge cutting tools Dr. Robert Lee discovered in the on Manitoulin Island. She worked with Lee on the Manitoulin dig and brought some of the finds home. Photo by Jim Windle

This one little verse says quite a lot, according to Dona.

“What does God mean when he said there were “giants” here on Earth? We have already seen how the pre-Flood world gave the ideal conditions for long life and huge growth, which we also know from the dinosaur, plant, insect and other fossils. But what about humans? We know they lived very long by the genealogies of Genesis (e.g. Adam lived 930 years). Would they, too, continue to grow very large?

“Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was as strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath. Also it was I who brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.” (Amos 2:9–10).

“There were giants [nephilim] on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:4).

It’s not just biblical references. Stories of giants are commonplace in ancient societies around the world.

There are more examples, but many of these references have been explained away by revisionist scholars and clergy alike. But what does one do about those finds that still remain unexplained?

One such collection of giant bones was found in the estate of the late Father Carlos Vaca. Anatomists identified one of them as a section (occipital) of a human skull. They believe that another bone may be part of a human heel. Judging by its size, it would have belonged to a giant human or primate. In its lifetime, it would have been an unbelievable 7.50 metres tall.

“The skeletons show no signs of diseases such as the hormonal growth problems that are common in most cases of gigantism. In all the skeletons, the joints seemed healthy and lung cavity appeared large. One of the skeletons that we have dated was of a female who was about 60 when she died, much older than typical cases of gigantism,” reports Cuenca Highlife magazine.

So where are these amazing finds today? A story was circulated that the Smithsonian Museum called in or bought up all relics of giants from museums and collections around the world and have them locked away.

This rumour was debunked several times, along with a letter from the Smithsonian officially denying these rumours as internet drivel. But those who believe in giants say the museum is itself coordinating a covert cover-up.

National Geographic published a story in 2012 about a find in Italy, near Rome, that has today’s scholars curious.

“At six feet eight inches (202 centimetres) tall, the man would have been a giant in third-century A.D. Rome, where men averaged about 5 and a half feet (167 centimetres) tall. By contrast, today’s tallest man measures eight feet three inches (251 centimetres),” says the article.

Although by today’s standards, a 6’ 8” human is not all that hard to find. A good number of NBA players measure in at around that height. But by the standards of a 5’6” average Roman man, 6’ 8” would have seemed to be giant-like.

There is a 1912 dig site at Lake Delavan, which was overseen by Beloit College and it included more than 200 effigy mounds that proved to be classic examples of eighth century Woodland Culture. But the enormous size of the skeletons and elongated skulls found in May 1912 did not fit very neatly into anyone’s concept of a textbook standard. They were enormous. These were not average human beings, according to reports of the day.

Also in 1912, the New York Times reported that 18 skeletons found by the Paterson brothers on Lake Lawn Farm in southwest Wisconsin exhibited several strange and freakish features.

Their heights ranged between 7.6 feet tall and 10 feet tall and their skulls “presumably those of men, are much larger than the heads of any race which inhabit America today.” They tend to have a double row of teeth, six fingers, six toes and, like humans, came in different races. The teeth in the front of the jaw are regular molars. Heads usually found are elongated believed due to longer than normal life span.

Tools found on Manitoulin Island by Dr. Thomas Lee in the 1970s made from quarts were independently dated to be as ancient as 100,000 to 300,000 years old. They show definite signs of use as a scraper tool, with purposely crafted cutting edges. This presented a problem for Dr. Lee. If authentic, who would be big or strong enough to use them? For that reason, the western archeological community rejected his finds as frauds. But were they? The tools were found right across from a channel to an island the local Indigenous people named “Giant Island.”

Brantford’s Ilse Kraemer has several of these large quartz hand tools. She worked with the late Dr. Lee and brought some of these finds home with her.

One must wonder how much can they lift if twice the size of an average human today. Could these Giants the Bible and many other civilizations have in their history and folklore?

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