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Giant 7 – 8 Foot Skeletons Uncovered in Ecuador sent for Scientific Testing

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Strikingly tall skeletons uncovered in the Ecuador and Peru Amazon region are undergoing examination in Germany, according to a research team headed by British anthropologist Russell Dement. Will these remains prove that a race of tall people existed hundreds of years ago deep in the Amazonian rainforest?

According to a Cuenca news site, since 2013 the team has found half a dozen human skeletons dating to the early 1400s and the mid-1500s which measure between seven and eight feet (213 to 243 centimeters) in height.

Dement said,

“We are very early in our research and I am only able to provide a general overview of what we have found. I don’t want to make claims based on speculation since our work is ongoing. Because of the size of the skeletons, this has both anthropological and medical implications,” reports Cuenca Highlife.

Skeletal Remains in Ecuador and Peru

In late 2013 Dement received word that a skeleton had been uncovered by a Shuar local, approximately 70 miles (112 kilometers) from Cuenca, in Loja Province, Ecuador. Dement traveled to the site and recovered a rib cage and skull of a female which had been exposed by flooding. The bones were thought to date to 600 years ago. The rest of the skeleton was located and, once assembled, reportedly measured seven feet, four inches (223.5 centimeters) in height.

This prompted the formation of a research team including four researchers from Freie Universität in Germany, and the assistance of Shuar locals. Funding was provided by the university for excavation and investigation.

Recognizing it is a controversial area of research, Dement noted “Even though I had been working with Freie for many years, I was concerned that they might not give a grant for someone looking for giants. To outsiders, especially scientists, I understand this sounds a little hair-brained. […]

“Because of the sensational nature of this, we have to be extremely diligent in our research since it will be met with a great deal of skepticism,” he said.

Illustration from "Mundus subterraneus" - suggesting that fossil bones were from giants

Illustration from "Mundus subterraneus" - suggesting that fossil bones were from giants ( Wikimedia Commons ).

Within six months of excavations and mapping at two different sites: the one outside of Cuenca, and another settlement dating to about 1550, approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) away on the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border, the team had found five more tall skeletons, as well as artifacts. It is believed by Dement and colleagues that the tribe at the second site had been at the settlement for at least 150 years.

The three complete skeletons and two partial skeletons had no disfiguration and suggested they were relatively healthy.

Dement said,

“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.

The burials were elaborate. Bodies were wrapped in leaves and buried in thick clay. This sealed the skeletons and protected against water intrusion, leaving the remains in fairly good condition.

Legends Come to Life

It is reported that Dement had previously studied Amazon indigenous communities for more than two decades and had heard the legends of “very tall, pale-skinned people who used to live nearby,” he said. Community elders described them to Dement as a race of large, peaceful Amazonians who were welcomed by the indigenous Shuar and Achuar people, however, the locals also believed these people belonged to the ‘spirit world’ and were purely mythical.

A Shuar man in traditional garb.

A Shuar man in traditional garb. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )

Real-Life Giants

Since the announcement of this discovery several reports have vastly exaggerated the dimensions of the finds, with seven feet being reported as seven meters (making them 23 feet tall). The bones have also been erroneously connected with hoax photos, as well as a reconstruction of an “Ecuador giant”, which was in fact a fake skeleton for a now-closed theme park in Switzerland.

These false reports should not detract from the actual discovery of seven-to-eight-feet skeletal remains in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian rainforest, which are being scientifically studied. Such skeletons, while seeming to fit the ancient legends of a mythical race, are not unheard of or unproven in scientific literature.


Are we talking about Chachapoya People?

Searches for information on the claimed anthropologist return only links to other versions of the above article.

I think this is a burn. If someone has a proper job, i.e. Anthropologist, one could expect to be able to google the name and the job and get something. Something that shows he is an anthropologist. But nothing. There is a rather heavyweight looking lawyer by that name (I hope, if this is a hoax, THAT was thought through). If Freie Universität is funding something, why can't we find it on their website? In fact, there is nothing at all to link that place to the story. Why put a link to the university if it doesn't refer to the thing your article refers to?... 
And if a major find was being researched by a prominent German university, isn't it a bit disconcerting that it's only media outlet is essentially just an expat blog ... by a guy ... who now lives ... in that country?... 
And if we take the story in the context of it coming from a one man news/blog site, on the t'internet, with no other searchable t'internet sources, and a man who may as well be Michael Knight as the protagonist, we can draw only one conclusion: It doesn't exist.
I'm surprised that there wasn't the obligatory prattle about Watchers/Nephilim. Georgio wouldn't have missed that opportunity. After all, a bit more googling shows this is a region von Daniken and Bruce Fenton have had a go at. Giant fans know this is a region where sex pest giants attacked locals and had to driven off by angelic intervention. 
Actual experts also know that this is a good area to find ice age megafauna fossils. Meh.

This isn't news.
There is a woman in Loja who keeps a private museum of
giant bones -- some much larger than is being reported in this
article. And who says locals think giants are "mythical"?
Nonsense. Nobody who has looked into this in Loja Province,
which is just to the south of me, thinks that. Everybody
knows that giants lived here in large numbers. Everybody
knows that it is orthodox archeology that is pure "myth."
(A la Michael Cremo's "Forbidden Archeology.").
Everybody knows that "convention" lies about this, just
as it does in every other scientific discipline ( See :
"The Ascendency of the Scientific Dictatorship" by
Phillip Darrell Collins). Science is not about the quest for
impartial knowledge. It is the quest for consensus within
a privileged, professional, authoritative elite.

Even the photo of the Shuari is misleading. It a photo of
"Tzama," whose lodge is outside of Palora in Provincia de
Morona Santiago near Rio Pastaza--- way to the north of Loja,
and he has no connection to any of this, or to the Shuar groups
that live in or near Loja. (I stayed at Tzama's lodge last
December, so I know him personally).

Moreover, I have friends here in Ecuador who have structures
on their land that could ONLY have been built by men who
were a minimum of 12 feet in stature.

I don't know who these Germans are, but they should
just go home and leave us Ecuadoreans alone.
These news reports aren't just disinformation.
They're embarrassing -- and to people here who
understand the true history of the land, just
ridiculous . . . not because of what they disclose,
but because of what they omit.

Please elaborate about the structures on your friends properties that could have only been built by 12 foot or higher giants... this is very interesting.

On another note, my grandfather, may he rest in peace - spoke about these people in the cloud forests and actually SAW what most believe to be a remnant of this race of people. They were tall, blond hair, blue eyes and paid in gold nuggets whenever they had to buy supplies in the nearby villages. When tracked down, they would disappear into the dense rainforest, just as easy as they appeared.

Here is 1 guys experience with apparently meeting extraterrestrials meeting that criteria, living underground.

Responding to "JA" ---
First of all, these "people in the cloud forests" that you describe
are similar to what one elderly explorer I know who has spent
the last 65 years looking for Valverde's gold (which Atahualpa,
the last king of the Incans hid from the greed of conquisadors
before they executed him) has encountered. Supposedly, deep
in the "cordillera de Los Llanganates," which is so inhospitable
that my friend had to commission helicopters to get in and
out of there, such beings exist.

When I asked him if he was serious, he said, "Yes . . . as
fantastical as it sounds, such beings exist. I, and members of
my crew, have seen them . . . they are clearly indigenous,
dark, extremely tall, and I frequently saw them carrying gold.
They clearly have some kind of ability to use thought to
travel interdimensionally, because you will see them one
minute, they will acknowledge your presence . . . and then
disappear. Moreover, they communicate telepathically and
clearly do not need language. They have abilities that we
apparently lost long ago." Some of my friend's exploits are
covered in Mark Honigsbaum's book, "Valverde's Gold."
( ISBN : 0374191700 ).

It isn't a fictitious story. These things have actually happened.

As for "the structures" . . . let me put it to you this way.
When WE build a normal home, it has what? An 8 foot
ceiling? Tools, utensils, and artifacts that look like they
would accommodate humanoids that are roughly
five to six feet tall . . . right? If you encountered structures
with 15 foot high ceilings and had utensils of a size that
were made to accommodate humanoids twice our size . . .
what would you think?

Maybe it's art? Modern archaelogical apologists wouldn't
be embarrassed to suggest something this preposterous.
But Occam's Razor would suggest something quite different.

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What website are you talking about?

These skeleton’s are no big thing! Has anyone ever heard of “Samoan's?”

A very close friend of mine is, Samoan! While talking with his Mom, one day, she informed me of her Great Grandfather who was well over 8 feet tall. She showed me a picture of him that showed he was proportionately...tall!. Not as described in the text above in which archeologists paint them as being FAT around the waist. No! Her great grandfather was slim at the waist with broad shoulders.

She went on to tell me that in the past, it was not uncommon for her people to grow to heights in excess of 10 to 12 feet tall. It is only due to inter-marrying with other tribes from nearby islands that they started to lose their height.


Thanks for the comments, more interesting than the article. From all around this world, there are tales of giants, some destroyed by the so called authorities of knowledge, to keep their stupidity intact. As well as being the elite of what exactly? To keep the sheeple in place, and not to question them, because they know what's best for us. Talk about a crock of s....

Where the F are the photos to support this story?? the FIRST thing that should be done or should have been done is secure photographic evidence, everyone has a cell phone with the capacity for taking photos, there is no reason an article like this should be put out without also providing photographic evidence of the so called find and burial site etc.Common sense especially if you don't want the information to be buried. Until then this story is a joke.

and still no photos. No surprise here

Kobe Bryant, for example was 6'6" at 11 years old. Andre the Giant was 7'4" at 12 years old. Look at basketball rosters and see how many people are above 7' tall. The tallest recorded human was 8'11" tall. That's almost 9 feet. And imagine that these modern records only go back to recorded history meaning these people had to be around modern civilization to be measured. Humans have been existing for 40 thousand years, give or take. There have been many giants throughout history.

Who is the lady in Loja Ecuador that has a private museum of giant bones? Do you have a name or address for her? I want to go see them. Thanks

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