For centuries, humanity has witnessed historic losses – many artifacts and scientific knowledge have disappeared during wars, the devastation of natural disasters, and due to human ignorance. However, many valuable clues to unlocking ancient mysteries may be hidden underground.
Legends and myths of various national cultures mention giant men. Finds of skeletons up to three meters long confirm the possibility of the existence of these ancient giants.
Abraham Lincoln said at the sight of Niagara Falls:
“Niagara was admired by the extinct giants whose bones rest in the American hills, and now admired by us. It is older than the first man and remains as powerful and fresh today as it was 10,000 years ago.”
Giant men are mentioned in the legends and myths of many different national cultures. And finds of skeletons up to three meters long, as well as other ancient artifacts, suggest that there is truth behind these legends.
In the Bible, giants are also mentioned repeatedly. Here, for example, is a quote from Genesis 6:4:
“At that time there were giants on the earth, especially since the sons of God began to come in to the daughters of men, and they began to give birth to them: these are strong, anciently glorious men.”
The Philistine Goliath, who fought with David (1 Samuel ch. XVII) was six cubits and a foot tall, that is almost three meters.
Myths of Ancient Greece tell about prehistoric giants – titans. The mother of the titans, who inhabited the Earth before man, was the goddess Gaia. Then they were defeated and cast into tartarus by the gods of Olympus.
Pliny the Elder’s Historica naturalis, completed in 77 AD, also mentions the discovery of giant skeletons. In the first century, the Roman historian Josephus Flavius mentioned the existence of giants many times.
The Maya also have a fascinating story about giants. The last giant who lived on Earth, according to their version, was called Cabrakan, that is, “earthquake”. He was so powerful that he could shake the mountains, but in the end he was deceived and poisoned by a mere mortal.
In 1608, traveler and explorer John Smith described the giant men he saw as follows: “The length of the shin of the tallest of them was three quarters of a yard (that is, about 70 cm), and the other members being in proportion to them, he seemed the most majestic of all. His arrows were five quarters of a yard long (about 114 centimeters) with tips of crystal-like stone.
The 16th-century Spanish navigator Hernando de Soto explored what is now the United States and also described the giants he discovered, who were half a meter taller than the tallest man he knew. Legends of giants can be found in the legends of many Native Americans.
The burial places of ancient giants are considered to be the hills of the American Midwest, where there used to be Indian settlements. We have already written about the appeared information concerning the documents of the Smithsonian Institute, concerning the destruction of giant skeletons (1.8-3.65 meters), the existence of which traditional archaeology for various reasons does not want to recognize.
Smithsonian Institution officials said that the parameters of the destroyed skeletons indicated in the documents could have been misinterpreted. Douglas Hamilton, author of “The Giant Tradition,” contacted the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History before publishing his work. He writes:
“In personal communication with representatives of the Smithsonian Institution, I encountered a continued stubborn unwillingness to acknowledge the facts contained in the documents. One of my interlocutors said that in the era when archaeology as a science was still in its infancy, skeletons were measured immediately after they were removed from the ground. In his opinion, there is a significant probability that the bones were incorrectly composed and the skeletons were tens of centimeters or even meters larger than when they were alive.
Hamilton objects that not all skeletons have undergone such deformation, besides the fixed length of leg bones is proportional to the length of forearms and the size of skulls. Therefore, it is hardly possible to doubt the impressive height of these people in life.
In June 1933, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune published an article reporting the discovery of more than ten skeletons in Louisiana, all over 210 centimeters in length. It also said that the area was investigated by specialists from the Smithsonian Institution. The article stated that “the discovery supports the theory of prehistoric giants living in these places”.
Hamilton also cites an 1884 document called “The Muskingum Story,” which describes the remains of several giants discovered in Ohio and apparently burned after death:
“Near the altar, on the west side, we found three skeletons – charred and covered with ashes. Their faces were turned upward; they were lying with their heads to the south. Dimensions: 2.7 meters, 2.8 meters and 2.85 meters.”
These skeletons were carried away by a terrible flood that occurred in 1937. The disaster destroyed the building that housed the bones of the giants and many others.