Giants, as in giant people, is a subject that has always fascinated me. For the most part giants are at best anomalous persons with overactive pituitary glands and at worst speculative fiction. As with most things I think the truth probably lies somewhere in between.
Giants can answer a lot of questions that plague us today. There are mysteries in history that might be solved if giant peoples existed. There are numerous petroglyphs, monoliths and megaliths like the pyramids of Egypt and the stone city of Petra which have stymied archaeologists and engineers the world over. Some of these structures are hundreds of thousands if not millions of pounds. There are some engineering tasks that were performed in the past that make people of today wonder how it was possible without todays technology. For example, the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, Lebanon. The largest stone block from antiquity is in that complex and weighs one thousand six hundred and fifty (1650) tons. That’s a 3 million pound megalith and we have nothing today that could easily move that, if we could even move it at all. The quarry 900m (2700 feet, approx 1/2 mile) away boggles the mind further when you learn the distance this rock had to be moved. There’s further evidence of such ‘rocks’ in the quarry as another megalith known as the ‘Stone of the Pregnant Woman’ which weighs in at an enormous 1000 tons is still in situ at the quarry.
When one attempts to study the subject of giants one finds much esoteric literature. Atlantis, root races, Lemuria, and all manner of earth mystery and occult is just a short list of intertwined subjects one might find when researching the subject of giants. With the proliferation of such literature it is then not surprising to learn giants are are thought of as nothing but tall tales told the world over to satisfy various myths and legends.
I think it’s possible that in the past there may have been giant humans. I mean we’ve had giant insects and giant reptiles and giant birds, why not giant humans? All of the ‘giants’ just mentioned have become extinct over the ages and it could easily be the case with giant people. Of course then the question becomes why have we not found all the skeletons of these giant peoples? Well, this is where a huge point of contention and conspiracy enters the picture. If one searches for information on giant skeletons you will find hundreds if not thousands of documents and old news articles that speak of giant skeletons found in the Americas, in Europe, in Asia, everywhere. There’s tons of documentation going back in history of found giant skeletons but if one searched today, you’d be hard pressed to find a giant skeleton that hasn’t been written off as a medical anomaly or just plain fraud. How can it be that we have documentation and other media which proclaim the discovery of giants over the last 2000 years of history but we can not find 1 today in our modern museums? It’s as if they are being hidden. There’s a conspiracy involving the Smithsonian Institute, one of the more prominent theories I might add, that claims they have been covering up the existence of giants for the past 150 years. This conspiracy theory deserves a paper in it’s own right but I can summate a little here. In August of 2015 a US Supreme Court ruling forced the Smithsonian to admit that it had been covering up and destroying tens of thousands giant skeletal remains since the early 1900’s. I’ll leave it up to the reader to research that point further but I’ll include this quote from a spokesman of the AIAA (American Institution of Alternative Archaeology):
“There has been a major cover up by western archaeological institutions since the early 1900′s to make us believe that America was first colonized by Asian peoples migrating through the Bering Strait 15,000 years ago, when in fact, there are hundreds of thousands of burial mounds all over America which the Natives claim were there a long time before them, and that show traces of a highly developed civilization, complex use of metal alloys and where giant human skeleton remains are frequently found but still go unreported in the media and news outlets.”
Conspiracies never end. There are those that believe there may have been a concerted effort to wipe the existence of giants from history. When one thinks of megaliths such as those at Baalbek and those of Pharaonic Egypt it would be much easier to imagine that if giants had a hand at building them it would not seem such a monumental and colossal task. But then a counter argument, which I find much interest in, is why do we have to resort to the fantasy of giants? It could simply be that we of the present have discounted the ingenuity of man of the past.
Educated peoples of today can’t have classrooms full of kids being taught giants were the reason for megaliths. And yet we still teach Christopher Columbus discovered America. Christopher Columbus never even made it to the mainland of America. Maybe the giants were just another incarnation of man like Homo Heidelbergensis, Homo Rudolfensis, Homo Habilis, Homo Floresiensis, Homo Erectus, and finally Homo Neanderthalensis. I should also point out at this stage that skeletons of those hominids have not been found in any great number either. By the way, people of today are of the species Homo Sapiens; we’re the only ones left, the rest died out. How did they die? Well, to put it simply, we killed them, all of them. I think it’s possible we may have killed the giants off as well either out of jealousy, malice, or more mundane things like land, women, or even the steady unrelenting juggernaut march of evolution.
Now I’m starting to depart from the original subject matter I hoped to convey. What do I think? Well there are many disciplines out in the world today that would be complicated if the existence of giants were proven. It’s one of those weird subjects that I believe have a foot planted in our real world and the other foot planted somewhere else but I foresee this as another of those questions that more likely than not will never be figured out. I like the idea of giants, and through my own research believe it may be possible. Only time will tell if it’s probable. Yes, I do think it’s possible there were giants in the past. I’d like to believe it anyway. If you do a Google search on giants the amount of information that comes up is staggering. If this interests you as well that’s a great place to start further research.