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The Relic of Bir Hooker & The Giants of the Past - Part 2


Part 1 of the relic of Bir Hooker outlined the true account of Swiss club owner Gregor Spörri and his encounter with an elderly farmer in Egypt, Nagib, a descendant of an ancient family of grave robbers. Nagib showed Spörri a relic that had passed down through his family – a wooden box containing a mummified finger that measured 35 centimetres in length, along with documents proving its authenticity, including x-rays carried out on the artefact in the 1960s. (Image:  A giant on Rock Art Canyon Ranch, Winslow, Arizona)

Nagib refused to tell Spörri where the finger was found but made allusions to a hidden room in the basementof the Great Pyramid where huge, empty graves are located. Nagib made it clear that the relic was not for sale as it was too important for Nagib's family. Before he returned to his hotel, Spörri took a number of photos where he put a banknote next to the finger in order to indicate the size.

On the way back to Cairo, Spörri realized that what he had seen was very special.

In the years following his viewing of the giant mummified finger, Spörri did not speak much about what he had seen. The times when he did speak about it showed him that scientists were not interested in it, simply because it did not fit in with their existing theories. So instead Spörri embarked on intensive research into the possibility of the existence of giants in ancient times. He studied sacred texts like the Bible (the Gospel of Judas), the Torah (Talmud), the Koran, and many other writings containing tales and mythologies. He was surprised to discover that there are in fact frequent references to giants.

The Bible speaks about Nephilim (the Hebrew word for giant but also for fallen), a race of giants created by the mixing of the sons of Gods and the daughters of men. Researchers and historians have presented different theories to explain what these Nephilim really were, ranging from fallen angels (unfaithful to their origins), the descendants of Seth (the third son of Adam and Eve), or a product of extraterrestrials interbreeding with humans.

Genesis 6:4

In those days - and also afterwards - there lived giants on the earth, because the sons of God had intercourse with the daughters of men and they bore sons to their community. They were the famous tyrants of old time.

Even after the flood you can find reports of giants, this could be because the Nephilim were spiritual beings and therefore were not bothered by the flood, unlike their earthly offspring. The Israelites came across these giants when they explored their promised land.

Numbers 13:33

We also saw the giants there, Anakim, which come of the giants, and we were like grasshoppers in our own eyes and in their eyes.

In the writings of Enoch and Moses we can also read about giants.

In 79 AD. Flavius ​​Josephus mention giants in his writings about the Jewish war:

There were giants. Much larger and shaped differently than normal people. Terrible to see. Anyone who has not seen it with his or her own eyes can not believe they were so big.

PharaohThrough the ages, writings in which giants play a role have resurfaced time and again:

  • Pausanias, an ancient historian wrote in 200 AD about 5 metre tall, humanoid skeletons found in modern Syria;
  • The Greek mythology known as the Titans;
  • Germanic mythology has numerous giants, living in Riesenheim;
  • Don Antonio de Mendoza discovered giant skeletons in Peru;
  • The Dutch navigator Willem Cornelisz Schouten claims he had seen skeletons of at least 3.5 meters;
  • Giants are depicted on rock drawings in Ohio;
  • There was a huge skeleton found in Minnesota in 1968. Radiocarbon dating could not continue because the skeleton vanished during its transportation;
  • The Annunaki are a race referred to in the Sumerian texts that apparently landed on earth in the area between the Euphrates and the Tigris. They passed their knowledge to the Sumerians, an early civilization with very advanced culture. The Sumerians depicted humaoids of at least 3 times as large as the average person in their art and carvings.
  • Statues in Egypt depict ‘gods’ as tall beings. Historians will tell you that this is to indicate that they were important, but it is also possible that they were representing their actual height. Often there is a man of normal height to create a context.
  • A giant footprint embedded in granite that is around 200 million years old has been found in South Africa, near the town of Mpaluzi.

The references are actually too many to enumerate as there are many more.

After several years of intensive research, Spörri sold his successful chain of companies in 2008 to concentrate on solving the problem of the giants.

Xray of HandScientists have studied the pictures but were not able to draw any conclusion on the basis of images alone. They did however confirm that the mummified finger appeared authentic but rejected the possibility of a past race of giants. They investigated the possibility of whether the finger may be related to makrodactylie (or Proteus syndrome or gigantism). This condition involves the excessive growth of the toes or fingers of the patient.  This theory was subsequently discounted as the relic has normal proportions of thickness and size of the nail in relation to the length of the finger. In Makrodactylie this ratio is absent and the bone will be longer than normal.

Spörri traveled to Egypt again in 2009 to actively search for the relic. In 19 years, however, much had changed, roads had been constructed, the nation has experienced significant civil unrest, and Nagib, an elderly man in 1988, was most likely now deceased.  To date the search has yielded no results and it seems like the relic, as well as its custodians have vanished. Neverthless, Spörri’s encounter with the ancient mummified finger raises important questions about our past and our origins. Perhaps as new evidence emerges, there will one day be proof for an ancient race of giants that walked the Earth.

Spörri is continuing in his investigation and has written a book in which the relic plays an important role. While his experience was a real one, the book has been written as a  mystery-thriller, freely moving between reality and fiction. "The Lost God" is currently only available in German but will be translated soon. For more information and updates:

You can read Part 1 here .

By Annemieke Witteveen


Tsurugi's picture

Great reply!

I believe questioning such as you described is accepted here. No need to leave. I apologize for the troll remark. I didn't actually say you were a troll; just that it looked possible, but that I'd give ya the benefit of the doubt.

I'm glad you're a true skeptic and not a "debunker"(or as they are sometimes called, "a big 'S' Skepdick"), and I agree that anecdotes do not constitute hard evidence.

Still, I stand by my previous statement in the sense that there is value in certain anecdotal tales, and lack of hard evidence supporting those stories does not mean they shouldn't be told or that AE risks credibility in posting them.

Lots of true events have no supporting evidence. But the reason why they still should be told is because supporting evidence may pop up in the future, or if they fit an archetype, or any number of reasons.

The specific tale in this article is not singular. It is one among many thousands of similar tales, from newspapers, journals, private correspondences released to the public, and of course mythology, legend, and direct statements from members of indigenous peoples around the world. It has plenty of company...which is part of what makes it interesting, despite lack of hard evidence.

Part of the difficulty of studying fringe subjects is you're bound to take in a lot of hogwash in the search for information. But you've got to take it in, because it isn't clear what is false and what is not. If the history of the advancement of knowledge has shown us anything, it is that we should be aware that 90% of what we consider to be true will probably be discarded as false in the next hundred years, in ten years we will take for granted things that are unimaginable today, and what seems least likely to be true often turns out to be absolutely true, despite Occam and his razor.

Anyway...sorry again, hope you stick around, hehe.

LOL - I've never been called a troll before in my life, let alone a concern troll! I am not a debunker (can't stand them, actually). I consider myself a skeptic in the original sense of the word. In fact, I am even a tentative believer in a number of so called "paranormal" phenomena - I believe what's often called paranormal is just the normal that hasn't been verified or quantified yet. And I do believe that giants are possible (to a point, physiological characteristics could be a limiting factor). So, I mean that anecdotal accounts are not sufficient for me to just jump up and put on my fervent believer hat. I bring up the things that I do because when I see debate about the veracity of a find of some kind, I want to see a debate that's informed by curiosity and open-minded inquiry, but also by a healthy dose of skepticism. Skepticism, when I was young, was never given to mean debunking. It's unfortunate that debunkers have co-opted the term - to legitimize what they do, I suppose, and try to convince everyone that they're being scientific and open-minded. What they're doing, however, is hanging out at kind of the opposite end of the spectrum from the tin-foil hat crowd - they're just as fanatic and definitely not being any more scientific than the TFHers. I normally like to express a combination of curiosity and conjecture mixed with questioning what I'm being shown rigorously. I'm not a scientist by profession, but I come from a family full of engineers and scientists, and I was trained to think rigorously by family example. What happens, though, when I see people largely just accepting what they're looking at at face value, I start taking the counterbalance role, I guess you could call it. If this is not a page where questioning of that nature is accepted, I guess I should just mosey along to somewhere where people are more open to that.

Tsurugi's picture

Sorry, I think you're missing the point here. The articles written here do not in any way set out to "prove" or "disprove" anything. This is not a scientific paper.
It presents a curious story told by a man who has photos supporting his tale, including photos of various official authenticity documents and an x-ray. Yes, all of it could be photoshopped. Anyone whose worldview violently recoils from the idea of ancient giants is thus spared any anxiety that they might have to change their mind about it. They can declare hoax by Adobe, sneer at us gullible idiots, and leave secure in the knowledge that they still know everything there is to know.
After they depart, the rest of us can discuss the possibilities and exchange ideas and observations. No one will care what that "Skeptic" thought, any more than he would care what we think.
As for writing the articles to please such people, the only possible way to do that, would be to not write the articles.

Most things can be given the "dismissal debunking", where anything anomalous is dismissed rather than considered. The photos were photoshopped. The video was CG. The papers were forged. The skeleton was fake, the UFO was a Chinese Lantern, the psychic had foreknowledge of the situation, the samples were contaminated, where's your degree in this field.
Such dismissal is easy in the "Skeptic's" mind, because it is the only possible answer and thus requires no evidence to support it, it is self-evident.
That kind of unscientific attitude is practically impossible to work with, so why bother?

Now that I've written this lengthy reply, it occurs to me that you may be a "concern troll". Some of the things you have said are very much like what a concern troll does...but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. For now.

I'm seeing this new photo has been posted, but it also occurs to me to raise the possibility that it could have been photoshopped, withal.
Evidence, evidence, evidence, evidence!
If you are going to publish allegations like this from persons purporting to have made extraordinary finds, you need to demand evidence, and not publish until it has been supplied. Otherwise you're only damaging your reputation.


I remember I saw  a documentary for human evolution. They said that there were humans with height above 230 cm, but they lived before Homo Sapiens. Maybe these are the giants which are saying


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