They Might Be Giants? Well, They Just Might Be!

First Published: October 9, 2016 Last updated: October 9th, 2020 Written by: Marcus Lowth Estimated Reading Time: 13 minutes Posted in: Conspiracy, Historical

Just about every culture on Earth has myths and legends of giants who once called our planet home.

Even The Bible speaks of such behemoth-like creatures. Aside from the most obvious story of David and Goliath, are mentions of the Nephilim – said to be the result of interbreeding between The Watchers and the “daughters of man”.

In the Book of Genesis verses 1-4, it states quite clearly that “When human beings began to increase in number on the Earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.”

The “Sons of the Gods” are otherwise referred to as The Watchers – thought by those who subscribe to the ancient astronaut theory to be the Anunnaki – were alien soldiers and workers. When they “married” human women, The Bible states the offspring produced from these liaisons were giant creatures – known as the Nephilim.

Giant skeleton with a man stood nearby

Giant skeleton

Did these Nephilim and other “mythical” giants really once exist? Surely we can’t “cherry-pick” what we accept to be true from such ancient writings.

There have been many finds of giant skeletal remains of these alleged giants (some of which we will look at shortly), but there have also been numerous giant “footprints” unearthed all over the planet, forever cast in stone for all to see. In South Africa in the small town of Mpaluzi sits the four-foot-long “Goliath’s Footprint” – estimated to be anywhere up to three billion years old and a perfect match in terms of dimensions to a human foot. In San Jose in California, at least two separate reports were run in newspapers of five-foot and eight-foot footprints discovered in 1925 and 1926 respectively.

Perhaps, though, it is a discovery of a normal size pair of footprints – at least in terms of the big picture of human history – that might of most interest to researchers. In 1976, Mary Leaky would make the discovery of an apparent definite set of human footprints fossilized into the rock in Tanzania. However, what made the footprints leap out at Leaky was that they were – according to all the accepted tests, she performed – around 3.6 million years old.

The point to consider here is that this obviously goes against what accepted history says is correct for the human presence on Earth. Not only would this suggest that humans may have been on Earth much longer than we currently believe, but that if the claims of giants in the ancient past are true, then they would have lived alongside each other. Perhaps this is where the legends and ancient myths come from. It just might one day prove to be the case that giants did exist. And that the apparent discoveries we will examine will one day be vindicated.

While the thought of giants having once existed is a reach for some people, others go as far as to say they are still here today. And what’s more, there are those in positions of power and influence, who are fully aware of their presence.

Corey Goode And Claims Of Giants In “Suspended Animation”

In September 2015, controversial whistle-blower, Corey Goode, made the rather bizarre claim of giants in “suspended animation” – the last of their race – having been discovered right here on Earth. In a further twist to the already strange statement, Goode himself was part of the team that made the discovery – nearly two-hundred years ago in the nineteenth century.

According to Goode, he served for two decades in a top secret space program. He has made numerous claims of having been to other planets and of a space program run by the “shadow” government.

Whistleblower Corey Goode with a drawing of an alien behind him

Whistleblower Corey Goode.

He also made claims of traveling back in time to the 1800s where he and his team discovered a hidden underground chamber. Inside this chamber Goode claimed were giant beings that appeared to be in some kind of suspended animation.

Goode stated that these giants were the last of their kind and were part of the “ancient builder race” that have been on the Earth since the beginning of time. This race of giants had technology that is far beyond the human race – technology that Goode described as being “multi-dimensional technology!”

Fascinating Revelations?

Goode went on to say about the find:

“There was this one location that, back in the 1800s even, people were going from certain—I guess people would call them Illuminati or other elite groups—they were going to visit this one area that was kind of like a grotto, or an underground cave.

It went up about 90 feet and it was covered—they had coated it—in some sort of pitch-black material. And there was an ancient script language that was around on the inside that they had mostly deciphered. There also were three sarcophagi in kind of a Y-shaped formation on the floor!”

Goode would further state that a cube was in the middle of the three tombs and that, “a blue glowing crystal matrix with like a spider web connecting it to the four corners, suspending it!”

His next description is interesting. In each of the suspension chambers sat a “giant human with reddish beards and pale white skin!”

To some, this description matched those of the much-debated Anunnaki.

Further Evidence Discovered?

According to some, the tales and records of Ancient Egypt also speak of giants. Much of the ancient artwork and wall paintings in the remains of the great Egyptian empire clearly show “giant” people among “normal” sized people – often seen worshipping the oversized person.

Photographs of a giant finger, supposedly the remains of a long-dead giant found in Egypt, began to appear online in early 2012. A photograph of the fifteen-inch long digit was offered as proof of the find. However, at present, the finger’s whereabouts in unknown.

The picture comes courtesy of Gergor Sporri in 1988. He had paid a large sum of money to a man claiming to be from a family with a long history of grave robbing to do so. According to this mystery man, the finger had come into his possession in the 1960s but that is all the information that is on record.

You check out the short video below and see what you think.

An Attempt To Suppress Forbidden Knowledge?

A discovery made in 1940 during the early months of the Second World War also suggested that the tales of giants in antiquity may be true. However, it seems that there was a successful effort to cover-up the find.

According to well-respected zoologist, Ivan T. Sanderson, the find came to him by an engineer stationed on the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific Ocean. While building airstrips on the islands in preparation for a potential (and eventual) conflict with Japan, a discovery of huge human skeletal remains – including skulls – was made. By the time Sanderson had managed to make the trip out to the islands, the remains were no longer there.

According to the engineer, representatives of the Smithsonian Institute had removed the remains. When Sanderson pressed the organization on this, they denied any involvement in the incident. A second engineer also corroborated the story to Sanderson. We should perhaps note, Sanderson was not one to make up such wild statements.

A discovery made in the early years of the twentieth century in 1912 also went “missing” soon after their uncovering.

The Lake Delevan Discovery

In Wisconsin at Lake Delevan, a total of eighteen giant skeletons was made by two brothers. The remains were human but had features similar to those of a monkey. The brothers had been investigating a burial mound when they made the discovery. They believed they had found the remains of an unknown race of ancient people who once called the area home.

They might not have been far wrong either. Several other newspaper reports exist that tell of similar finds in the Wisconsin area. Two discoveries came to light in the 1890s. In Aztalan in 1891 was the unearthing of giant remains. And in 1897, in Maple Creek, came the discovery of a nine-foot skeleton.

What links all three of the Wisconsin discoveries, as well as the finds on the Aleutian Islands nearly half a century later, were the mysterious disappearance of all the unearthed remains. The persistent rumor is that the Smithsonian Institute has “taken” the bones.

The Moberly Coalmine Discovery

As far back as 1885 newspapers were reporting on strange discoveries of gigantic remains. According to a story that appeared in the New York Times in their 9th April edition, a “buried city” in Moberly, Missouri also contained the remains of giant skeletal remains.

The report states that as coal miners were “sinking a shaft” at the location, they suddenly broke through to a previously unknown cavern. Even stranger, this cavern was “looming over the streets of an ancient city”. What’s more, this ancient city was “regularly laid out and enclosed by walls of stone” and further features a “good, although rude style of masonry”.

Newspaper clipping regarding the find of Giants in Moberly

Newspaper clipping regarding the find of Giants in Moberly

The miners, as well as two city representatives, would carry out an extensive exploration of the underground city. One of the things they would discover was a huge hall – approximately 30 by 100 feet – which was full of large stone benches, tools, as well as “statues and images made of a composition closely resembling bronze”. Further exploration would reveal a fountain made of stone that still produced “perfectly pure water”.

However, when they moved past the impressive and still active fountain, they made the most remarkable discovery of all. There, right in front of them, was a partial human skeleton that appeared to be that of a giant. For example, the leg measured at least for and a half feet. This allowed those investigating to estimate the size of the full skeleton would have been somewhere between 10 to 12 feet tall. They would also discover the remains of a giant “shattered” skull with all manner of saws and knives scattered around it.

No Record Of A Promised Second Search Mission

The report continues that the investigative team spent just short of 12 hours in total exploring the newly discovered remains and tools. In fact, they would only return to the surface when they had run out of oil in the lamps. Interestingly, though, despite the newspaper reporting that a second search would take place in the near future, no records of such a search exist. Whether a second mission went ahead in secret or the find was covered over (literally and figuratively) is perhaps open to debate.

Despite plenty of apparent evidence – at least in terms of the newspaper reports – there are many who have since dismissed the account as possibly “partly true” but essentially, mainly based on “hearsay”. For example, a professor at Northwest Missouri State University, Dr. Tom Spencer, would offer that the newspaper likely ran with the claims without researching the facts, or even embellished the story for no other reason than to sell newspapers. They would then simply distance themselves from it and not report on it again.

A depiction of a giant

A depiction of a giant

It is Spencer’s opinion that while an underground cavern likely was uncovered beneath the mine, and perhaps even a human bone or several tools were discovered, the other more elaborate details are likely overdramatized at best.

Others, though, remain convinced that there was a significant discovery made that day on Moberly. One group of local residents continue to search for the “Crystal City” and any further remains of giant skeletons. Whether they do make a discovery over 100 years since the last apparent find remains to be seen. As does whether the wider world hears about it, or whether it, potentially, is suppressed and kept out of the public arena.

The Tomb Of Giants In A Secret Cave Along The Colorado River

In 1909 there were reports of a discovery of giant remains in a cave system off the Colorado River. A report appeared in the Arizona Gazette in April of that year stating that an explorer by the name of G E Kinkaid had made the discovery while rafting in the area. He claimed to have noticed the opening to a cave that when he entered, stretched around a mile underground.

However, it was once he was at the end of the purposely created tunnel that he discovered a huge room that contained all manner of items such as statues, tools, and even weapons. Even more intriguing were the large tablets that had strange symbols and writing on them – very similar, Kinkaid would claim – to ancient hieroglyphics.

Picture of the Colorado River

The Colorado River

By far, however, the most interesting and shocking discovery in the huge mausoleum-type room were the several huge mummies, each of which stood at least 9 feet tall. Furthermore, unlike Egyptian-style mummies, these were clothed and wrapped in strange, dark material.

It was Kinkaid’s belief – as well as that of the reporter at the Arizona Gazette – that the mummies suggested a race of giants could very well have inhabited the America’s long before official records suggest a human presence. He would elaborate that the tunnel system and the huge secret room showed ample evidence of advanced engineering.

Also of interest was evidence of an ancient religion practiced by whichever race created the underground chamber. Not only did Kinkaid discover a “cross-shaped plant” but also “an idol” that was sat cross-legged holding a lotus in each hand. The oriental features of the face made the idol appear very much like Buddha, at least according to Kinkaid.

What’s more, Kinkaid would state that following the discovery, the entrance to the cave system had been intentionally sealed shut by mysterious people claiming to work for the United States’ government.

Perhaps we should also note that Kinkaid was a respected archaeologist as well as a member of the Smithsonian Society. In short, he was a very credible witness.

The Giants Of Lovelock Cave

Two years after the apparent discovery off the Colorado River, in 1911, came a discovery of gigantic remains in Lovelock Cave in Lovelock, Nevada. The cave itself – sometimes referred to as Horseshoe Cave or Sunset Guano Cave – is said to be the oldest such cave system on the North American continent, and certainly predating any known human presence by thousands of years.

So, when two miners, David Hart and James Pugh, made the remarkable discovery while searching for guano for gunpowder, they were shocked, to say the least. After discovering the apparent remains of an ancient civilization – including the discovery of several mummies seemingly 10-foot-tall and giant handprints on the wall as well as giant sandals-like footwear – they would ask Alfred Kroeber of the University of California to assist them.

Picture of Lovelock Cave

Lovelock Cave

As well as the giant mummies, around 60 further mummies of a standard human size were discovered. They would also make discoveries of numerous artifacts, tools, and even weapons. Several digs would take place between 1912 and 1929. All would bring more and more revelations.

For example, they would discover a “donut-shaped stone” that had 365 very clearly marked notches on the outside edge, as well as 52 evenly spaced notches on the inside. This would seemingly some kind of calendar, which again would suggest a relatively advanced civilization. What’s more, following several carbon dating tests, it was determined that whoever had lived in the cave systems at Lovelock, they did so from approximately 1500 BC and could have remained there as late as the 1500s. While there is no doubt about the discovery itself, the claims of 10-foot giant mummies is disputed by many – not least, as no physical proof of the mummies remains.

Even more intriguing, though, are some of the legends of the Native American tribe, The Paiutes. They have resided in the region for thousands of years and one of their legends (although it said by the tribe to be true) is that the cave systems were once home to the Si-Te-Cha who were “red-haired, white-skinned giants”. Similar legends of red-haired giants can also be found in several parts of South America.

Intricate Network Of Giant Tunnels Under Death Valley, California

We should perhaps also take a moment to consider the alleged finds of Bruce Russell in Death Valley, California in 1931. The wider public wouldn’t learn of the apparent discovery of giant skeletal remains until almost a decade and a half later when Howard Hill publicly spoke of them at the Transportation Club in Los Angeles.

According to Hill’s retelling, the Russell, a retired physician from Ohio, had discovered an intricate tunnel and cave system below Death Valley while exploring with a friend, Dr. Daniel Bovee. Of more interest, though, was not so much the network of tunnels, but the discovery of skeletons approximately 9 feet tall. Even more amazing, the skeletons were clothed with “trousers extending just below the knee” as well as a jacket-like garment that appeared to be something similar to sheepskin.

A depiction of a giant skeleton

A depiction of a giant skeleton

When the pair explored further, they would find what they would describe as a “ritual hall”. Stranger still, on the walls of this mysterious room was markings very much like “those used by the Masonic Order”. Indicating the room had played host to some kind of ritual were the remains of several animal skeletons – including those of saber-toothed mammals. While we don’t have the reasons for the claim, Russell would apparently estimate that the remains must have dated back at least 80,000 years – which if true, would make it one of the most important finds in history.

In total, the pair would record 32 separate tunnels over an area that covered approximately 180 square miles. Despite the apparently tantalizing promise to young explorers and archaeologists of making themselves famous by confirming such a discovery, none appeared willing to attempt to locate the underground network of Death Valley.

Whether attempts have been made and blocked by authorities is unknown. Only time will tell if any further explorations go ahead of the apparent cave systems under Death Valley.

Giant Bones Discovered In The Mountains Of Ecuador

A little more recently in 1964 came another discovery of giant skeletal remains, this time in Ecuador. The discovery was made by several of the villagers who, in turn, informed a local priest, Father Carlos Vaca, of the discovery. Cava would return with the villagers to see the huge bones for himself. Once there, he would take as many as he could carry and store them in his house. Nothing much happened with them for several years until Vaca’s death.

Picture of bones from an alleged giant

Are these the remains of a giant?

It was several years after Vaca had passed away that Austrian researcher, Klaus Dona, would hear of the apparent discovery and would seek permission to display the bones in an upcoming display, as well as having them examined. Perhaps amazingly, this was agreed, and Dona did indeed take the bones for further analysis. What’s more, following such tests by experts, the bones were indeed verified as human. And what’s more, if this is accurate, it would suggest that the person they belonged to was somewhere close to 25 feet tall.

Furthermore, tests on the age of the bones – while inconclusive – led Dona to believe they were at least 10,000 years old, if not even older. Even more intriguing is that local legends apparently refer to the region of the mountains where the bones were discovered as the “cemetery of the giants”.

More Recent Discoveries

More recently in 2015, was a feature on the television show “The Unexplained Files”. The alleged discovery of gigantic remains in Georgia in the vast Caucasus Mountains. Georgian researchers had first heard of the discovery from a local man who claimed he had accidentally found the remains. What’s more, he claimed he had discovered them in a sitting position. And at a huge table that sat inside an ancient stone crypt.

By the time the research team had located the crypt for themselves, it appeared to have collapsed in on itself. They did, however, unearth the remains of huge human bones from under the remains.

In a bizarre twist, the bones went for analysis to the respected scientist Professor Vekua. However, Vekua died while conducting his research into them and the remains have disappeared. No-one knows their current location.

You can check out the episode of The Unexplained Files that looked at the giants of Georgia below.

In the same year, a similar claim of discovered giant remains came from Bulgaria in the town of Varna. What was particularly interesting about this find is the location was once the ancient Greek City of Odessos. The mythology of this long ago city run rampant with stories of giants. As do many ancient Greek myths. It begged the question if these myths might have more reality in them than we might think.

Where From Here?

There have been numerous photographs of these finds. Many see these as evidence that these giant race of people did at one time exist. More often than not, however, the tangible evidence becomes lost or misplaced.

This leads to suspicion from those who suspect these finds to be hoaxes. As well as from those who claim a cover-up of this evidence.

And what to make of the claims of Corey Goode of giants existing on Earth in suspended animation? There is no tangible evidence to support his claims, however. So we should perhaps treat them with a pinch of salt at best. However, should there be any truth to them it would bring up a whole host of questions that would need answers.

For a little further viewing on ancient giants, check out the documentary below.


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  • Sakib says:

    It’s very likely that giants were probably jinn, which can shapeshift into anything of any size. Giants probably existed in a previous “age of humanity” before the great flood but apparently that is a myth or so people say. Another interesting point is that some of the oldest buildings have the biggest stones.

  • Andries says:

    It could be very much possible that Giants once roamed the earth.The theory of fallen angels however is not as straight forward as it seems.Has anyone ever seen an “Angel”?what would an angel be?More likely these giants would be genetic hybrids,created by Ancient astronauts/aliens. Any other explanations for the mythical creatures such as Cyclopses,Minotaurs,seamonsters?

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