3d Digital Sculpture of Giant with hair, copper breastplate, and gorget. Image courtesy of Marcia K. Moore, Ciamar Studio.

The Establishment Has Already Acknowledged A Lost Race of Giants - Part 1

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One of the most controversial subjects regarding the ancient prehistoric cultures of North America concerns what we refer to as the Unique Physical Types (UPT). For the purposes of what follows, these UPT are often gigantic humanoid skeletons with hyper elongated or high-vaulted crania, occasional extra or pathological detentions (including several reports of double or triple rows of teeth), and are usually discovered in the burial mounds and associated graveyards of the Adena-Hopewell, Archaic Cultures, and Southeastern Ceremonial Complex.

It is common today for alternative history researchers to tell the story of how these beings were discovered en masse throughout the 19 th and early 20 th centuries. Historians, antiquarians, and archaeologists recorded the discovery of the Unique Physical Types all over the United States, with a large concentration found in the mounds and earthworks of the Ohio River Valley and along the Mississippi River.  These accounts can be found in any number of county, township, and state histories, as well as anthropological literature from both inside and outside of the Smithsonian Institution. Here are several examples:

Kentucky: “From a mound on the farm of Edin Burrowes, near Franklin, were exhumed, in May, 1841, at a depth of over 12 feet, several human skeletons. One, of extraordinary dimensions, was found between what appeared to have been two logs, covered with a wooden slab. Many of the bones were entire. The under jaw-bone was large enough to fit over the jaw, flesh and all, of any common man of the present day. The thigh-bones were full six inches longer than those of any man in Simpson County. Teeth, arms, ribs, and all, gave evidence of a giant of a former race”. (History of Kentucky, Lewis Collins)

Jo Daviess County, Illinois : “The mounds on the bluff have nearly all been opened within the last two or three years…In all that have been opened the excavators have found in the center a pit that was evidently dug about two and a half feet below the original surface of the ground…The bones in this pit indicate a race of gigantic stature, buried in a sitting posture around the sides of the pit, with legs extending toward the center”. (The History of Joe Daviess County)

“Near the original surface, 10 or 12 feet from the center (of the mound), on the lower side, lying at full length upon its back, was one of the largest skeletons discovered by the Bureau agents, the length as proved by actual measurement being between 7 and 8 feet. It was all clearly traceable…” (12 th Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology)

Kanawha Valley, West Virginia : “No 11 is now 35 by 40 feet at the base and 4 feet high. In the center, 3 feet below the surface, was a vault 8 feet long and 3 feet wide. In the bottom of this, among the decayed fragments of bark wrappings, lay a skeleton fully 7 feet long, extended at full length on the back, head west…. Nineteen feet from the top…in the remains of a bark coffin, a skeleton, measuring 7.5 feet in length and 19 inches across the shoulders, was discovered”.  (12 th Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology)

“Within the village of Brownstown, ten miles above Charleston and just below the mouth of Lens creek, is another such ancient burying ground…At Brownstown, not long since, two skeletons were found together, one a huge frame about seven feet in length and the other about four feet, a dwarf and deformed”. (History of the Great Kanawha Valley)

Mounds in Dunbar and South Charleston recorded by the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1884

Florida: “Pursuing my investigations, and excavating further toward the south east face of the mound, I came upon the largest stone ax I have ever seen or that had ever been found in this section of the country. Close to it was the largest and most perfect cranium of the mound…Near by the side of this skull were the right femoris, the tibia, the humerus, and part of the radius, with a portion of the pelvis directly under the skull…Anticipating a perfect specimen in this skull, I was doomed to disappointment, for, after taking it out of the earth and setting it up, so that I could view the fleshless face of this gigantic savage, in the space of two hours it crumbled to pieces, except small portions. According to measurement of the bones of this skeleton, its height must have been quite 7 feet”. (Annual Report of the Boards of Regents of the Smithsonian)

Digital sketch, ancient Florida giant.

Digital sketch, ancient Florida giant. Image courtesy of Marcia K. Moore, Ciamar Studio .

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Tsurugi's picture

Meanwhile, if you'd like to sit down with the many thousands of reports from credible, competent individuals and witnesses, plus the Ethnology reports from archaeologists in the field, plus all the stories and traditions from native cultures, and all the ancient texts from all over the planet, and explain to everyone how all of that doesn't constitute viable evidence, that would be great. Can't wait to hear it.

While interesting to theorize scientists today DO NOT recognize a race of giants in prehistoric times as this article asserts. In fact, there is very little evidence of any human remains outside of the range that would be considered normal today. Most, if not all, of the examples cited above have no physical evidence to back them up. They are little more than hearsay. Mysteriously the remains in each of these cases magically disappear before they can be studied.

Coincidence or fantasy? You decide.

Tsurugi's picture

The idea that they were a separate race is not based solely on size. Double dentition, bone density, fundamental structural differences from normal humans, all of these contributed as well. Try to pay attention, at least a little bit.

Also, let's not forget that many of these anecdotes (that's what they are...since no physical proof exists) are about skeletons of people who were merely seven feet tall. I'd cite MANY 7 foot tall humans of today--especially in the NBA--and we don't think THEY come from a race of giants. They're just a bit outside the norm. They aren't from a separate giant race. Isn't it likely a 7 foot skeleton from antiquity is the same kind of person!? I mean, we're not talking about a ten foot tall juggernaut...let's use just an OUNCE of common sense here...

Tsurugi's picture

The evidence in question here is not photographs in the first place.

Yes, most likely any image you find on the internet of something to do with ancient giant hominids is going to be a hoax or a joke of some kind. But we're not looking at photographs, we're looking at thousands of credible written reports, eyewitness testimonies, affidavits by respected, educated, honorable members of communities across the United States, all through Mexico, down through Central America and into South America. We're looking at the Smithsonian's own Bureau of Ethnology annual reports.

By the way, we're looking at all that stuff seriously because it happens to coincide with Native and Indigenous traditions all over the world, as well as ancient texts from all over the world.

I'm not saying all of that gives good reason to believe in giants. I'm saying it gives good reason to not disbelieve or dismiss the idea.

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