What Does The 5m Human Skeleton Found in Australia Mean?

First Published: April 9, 2016 Last updated: August 31st, 2020 Written by: Marcus Lowth Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes Posted in: Conspiracy, Historical

Look around the web long enough and you shouldn’t have many problems finding the various stories over the years about massive human skeletons being found. There’s more than one, but the most recent discovery – found in Australia at 5.3m tall – is one of the most impressive yet. With many people happy to believe in the story of giant men in the form of various myths and ideas over the years, this is just yet another point to add to the list of credible evidence that there was, at one stage, humans much larger than our current forms walking this Earth.

However, not everything is as it might seem when you read articles about the latest discoveries – especially when you turn to websites like World News Daily Report. These are website that break news that we “won’t find anywhere else” but the problem is that these websites tend to be ‘faux news’ in that, well, it’s all made up.

In this guide to the latest discovery, we’ll break down what the story is being sold but also the truth of what appears to be a load of nonsense. Forgive us if some of this article sounds like we believe the story – we merely want to set the scene!

Person unearthing a giant skeleton

Do giant skeletons await our discovery?

The Latest Discovery?

Standing at a barely believable 17ft and 4in, this latest discovery was a discovery found near the ancient ruins of what is so far the only discovered megalithic civilization found in Australia. It was discovered by “Hans Zimmer”, of the University of Adelaide, and it has since left many experts and interested parties dumbfounded about its overall existence.

It was discovered at an interesting time for archaeological discovery in Australia. In 2014 alone, they found the excellent Uluru dig site and now this new discovery adds something far more interesting to the path moving forward. It was actually discovered near the Ayers rock, and is quite easily the largest skeleton which has ever been found. This fascinating discovery, though, is seemingly impossible – at least in accordance with the kind of science that we follow.

Whilst an exciting and unique discovery in the eyes of most people within the world of archaeology, it has left more questions to be picked up on than answers which certainly adds another level of mystery. We’ll take a look at all of the information we could find on the latest discovery in here.

The Largest Ever

As you might imagine, this is the largest skeleton ever found within the shape of a human being – and make no mistake, it’s in the perfect shape of a man. There’s every bit definition that you would expect to find, with clear points showing that this isn’t some gimmick or a coincidence of fossils lying together; this is all the one thing.

One of the first exclamations from experts was this was someone who suffered from the most extreme cause of gigantism possible, which is merely seen as speculation at this point in time. Even then, there has never been a recorded form of gigantism that gets anything close to this level of height, so it would have to be a one-off case – even then, how does that explain the other huge skeletons found in the past?

At the time of writing, the idea is to just keep digging and see what comes up eventually. At this moment in time it would be nearly impossible to draw any legitimate conclusions that could be used to help prove anything. What we can say for sure, though, is that this really creates something that is interesting, engaging and worth your time.

The hope is that the discovery of this megalithic civilization could offer more clues and ideas about how this kind of person could ever have existed in the first place. Given that the massive block which was found weighed over 80 tons, we imagine that even this magnificently large fellow would have had a hard time carrying it on his own!

So, how did this block get moves all that distance into the desert – did they use technology we don’t have? Outside of having superhuman strength of immense numbers and the greatest level of synergy ever found in a workforce, it would appear so. However, absolutely nothing stands out in terms of archaeological discoveries that showcases that these ancient races ever had anything beyond what we do. Aside from the scale and accuracy of many findings these days, it’s hard to know how they actually created the process.

With no real answers at this moment, only speculation, every new find just adds something new and scary to the tables. There’s nothing that can really be done to help us avoid these problems with discovering the facts other than to keep digging and hoping for the next breakthrough to occur quite quickly.

The most interesting factor is the fact that we have “found” multiple huge skeletons, leading to the idea that there was a civilization of pretty large people living here. This also removes the idea that someone was suffering from a majorly unique and extensive form of gigantism – why would the entire region be suffering from that?

Thankfully, unlike the giant skeleton found in Saudi Arabia in the past, this is still open to genuine archaeological discovery. There is no military intervention here and it’s not been cordoned off and blacked out in the media.

As you might imagine, this is sending people wild with speculation. One of the most common is that these are what the bible eventually described as the Nephilim giants. Logic dictates that every store in the Bible has a natural genesis from disasters to freaks of nature – could this be the location that inspired the creation of the Nephilim in the story of the Bible?

Indeed, most cultures have their own history of giants that roamed the world freely.

The speculation about why these exist rages on!

Speculative Causes

Of course, every time there is the “discovery” of something great that is no longer seen in this world – like massive stones moved seemingly without technology and giant people – the immediate conclusion is ‘disaster’.

Everyone must have been wiped out, it’s the only explanation that some will even begin to agree with. Many specialists are already looking at the idea that the old Uluru civilization must have been wiped out in the past.

A picture of workers digging out a giant skeleton

Are discoveries of giant skeletons credible?

The idea is that “something” caused a massive obliteration of the area, turning it from a fertile land of great development and positivity to damaged, sterile land in an instant. It sounds quite tough, right?

This is due to the “fact” that there are numerous ferrous deposits which are being found all across the Australian Desert. The idea is that some form of major meteorite hit the region and took everything with it, thanks to the discovery of meteorites and various other factors across the land.

Some geological deposits show that this happened something in the timeline of 3,500-2,500 years ago.

The high radiation levels found near the ruins as well as the massive widespread destruction of the region leads to the logical conclusion that something almighty – but natural – hit this part of the world and wiped out everything that once lived here.

People are already jumping on this explanation as the common one to go with, as is always the case.

From the massive underwater cities and docks that have been found in the past, far more impressive and ornate than our own cities and designs, to the huge skeletons found periodically it’s easy to point to the idea that something pretty major has gone down way beyond our own timeline and understanding.

Not a Photoshop?

Immediately, people started to bring to the defence of both the original author and the people who were selling this as real. With anything that seems a bit weird, there was immediately discussion about how it could all be a great Photoshop, a manipulated set of images.

One of the major debunking precedents for this kind of discovery comes from 2007. This is when a leading editorial, Voice, produced the “discovery” of a giant skeleton in the past. They were, though, the victims of a hoax creation which caught them out and harmed their credibility for a while. The editor, P. Deivamuthu, made an unreserved apology for being hooked with the hoax.

Most say that the Saudi Arabian find was also a hoax, so it’s hard to know what to think. However, in this instance, there are “quotes” from the people who actually made the discovery – for that reason, it’s much easier to believe that this was actually found and that it is not a hoax. Unfortunately, this changes quite dramatically when you find out that the “source” of the quotes is actually a made-up individual.

The website behind the original stories, World News Daily Report, states on its website that

WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.

As you can see, this immediately casts doubt on what is the only source for that information out there on the web. No official outlets have run with this and no big archaeological groups have gotten involved.

When we first investigated this story it seemed quite plausible – insane things are found on this planet all the time – but we soon became concerned by two things;

  • No serious media outlets even had a reference to it.
  • The University of Adelaide has no Hans Zimmer.

As you might imagine, this set our alarm bells ringing as the original source for the project was no longer around to verify it. In fact, he never existed – Hans Zimmer is merely the name of the composer used to create music in the like of The Pirates of the Caribbean or Gladiator!

One of the main images used showcases what is clearly a mammoth being unearthed, not a man. Whilst other massive fossils and bones have been found in the past that ARE credible, we have to say that the giant man from Australia is a false image. There is nothing believable about this once you take the time to delve into who the main players are behind the images and why it all even exists in the first place.

Whilst stories like the discovery of the giant back in Roman times is true, and verified by experts, this was never picked up by any legitimate media source. Unfortunately, it looks like this might have been yet another hoax that was taken from an image manipulation competition on the web.

If you want to read more about the debunking of these kinds of finds in the past, you should look into what really can constitute the discovery of things like this by Micah Hanks. This is well worth reading through in full, as the information held within can really help you understand what the “real” story is.

Whilst we aren’t really willing to write off the idea of giants or anything like that, given past discoveries that point to something a bit more engaging than what we think, we know this particular story is false. Other stories in the same vein have been proven to be equally false so it’s hard to know what to buy into and what to understand.

One thing we can say for sure, though, is that readers can disregard the giant skeleton in Australia. The person who “found it” isn’t even real!

Past Precedent

In the past, giant skeletons have been taken from websites such as Worth1000 which hosted awesome photo editing competitions. From the likes of Slenderman being created in this kind of format to the “discovery” of giant skeletons being a backstory for an edited image, it’s hard to know what to trust when it comes to stories like this.

We’re firmly on the fence with the idea of giants being discovered – we probably fall quite closely in line with what Micah was saying in his above articles – but we don’t buy this one at all. It’s been well and truly debunked already and it has been showing to be nothing like a real skeleton.

The main hope for ourselves here, though, is that we’ll eventually discover proof – with real archaeological experts getting involved – of a larger race that existed here. It’s simply too cool an idea not to believe in!

We aren’t down with the whole idea of “if the mainstream media ignores it then it’s not true” but we’ve not seen anything from any source that would even be slightly believable. We’re happy to take videos with unexplained conclusions and discuss what a potential conclusion may be ourselves, but we’re less likely to trust a story that comes from a faux news website!

What do you think, though? Many of the giant stories are clearly false or photoshopped to high heaven, but what about some of the more legitimate ones over the years? What do you think could be possible?


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About Marcus Lowth

Marcus Lowth is a writer with a love for UFOs, aliens, and the Ancient Astronaut Theory, to the paranormal, general conspiracies and unsolved mysteries. He has been writing and researching with over 20 years experience. Marcus has been Editor-in-Chief for several years due to his excellent knowledge in these fields. Marcus also regularly appears as an expert on radio talk shows including Troubled Minds and Unexplained Radio discussing these topics.

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  • PHD says:

    Interesting the skeleton cast a shadow to its left, our right and the scientists cast no shadows that direction…..

  • Richard says:

    I guess if jackasses do not believe in human 15 footer skeleton remains,,, then one should buy a plane ticket, fly to Australia and use ones own eyes to figure it out. Check it out if its real,, or real ********. Simple. And if it is real, do not let Smithsonian near it,,, or its History. Richard, Geologist

  • Ronnie says:

    Jesus said blessed are those who do not see yet still believe, cursed are those that see and still do not believe.

  • Walter S. Jones, Jr. says:

    Could it be possible that ancient giants were simply humans who possessed a genetic advantage of very active pituitary gland mixed with inhaling a higher degree of pure oxygen. If you look at plant life, mammals, sea life and other life forms, they seem to possess great size, and that has been verified by fossils and skeletal remains of many life forms. Perhaps some humans did not possess this genetic advantage and identified the larger humans as giants. To explain their great size, stories and myths developed about them as being god-like took hold. Just a thought!

  • Nos Feratu says:

    what I find interesting, there must be triplets because the same skeletons were found in Iraq and Greece..

  • Ruben says:


    I took a screenshot, if you deleted my message, is shown to lie, the news is false.


  • Sol L says:

    Hello! I guess it’s a serious site, but thanks to this post, we discovered the inappropriate use of images that haunt the internet, we know that the public domain but the image of researchers digging belongs to a National Institution of government in Mexico (INAH, you should Google it. who is responsible for protecting the cultural heritage of our country). This image is copyrighted mentioned hope you can respect that, because they are serious investigations by professionals

  • Otoniel López Ortiz says:

    hey i know where that images came from, and of course are fake, the images came of an paleonthologic discovery of an hadrosaur tail in Coahuila, México, the guys in the image are paleonthologhist of the Mexican National University, i know them, an that images are fake, i got all the original photos of that excavation.

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