Were there giants among us?

Here’s one for your “Forbidden Archaeology” file. 

Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in some burial mounds near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, in May 1912, among other places.  

The dig site at Lake Delavan (about 30 miles southwest of Milwaukee) was overseen by Beloit College, at the time, and it included more than 200 burial mounds that proved to be classic examples of 8th century Woodland Culture (That’s 1,200-1,300 years ago.). But the enormous size of the skeletons and strangely shaped skulls found in May of 1912 did not fit very neatly into anyone’s idea of a “normal” group of people. These “people” were enormous. These were not average human beings.

First reported in the May 4, 1912 issue of the New York Times, the 18 skeletons found by the Peterson brothers on Lake Lawn Farm in southeast Wisconsin exhibited several strange features.

Their heights ranged between 7 and 10 feet and their skulls “presumably those of men, are much larger than the heads of any race which inhabit America today.”

They tend to have a double row of teeth, 6 fingers and 6 toes.  The teeth in the front of the jaw are like regular molars.

Are these the giants the Bible and many other civilizations have in their history books? The Bible in Genesis 6:4 says, “There were giants [called the Nephilim] in the earth in those days; and also after that…”

Over 200 “Giant digs” have been found in recent years. Giant skeleton finds have not made the local/national news since the 1950’s for the most part, however.

Was this some sort of prank, a hoax played by local farm boys or a demented taxidermist for fun and the attention of the press?

The answer is no.

The Lake Delavan find of May 1912 was only one of dozens and dozens of similar finds that were reported in local newspapers from 1851 forward to the present day. It was not even the first set of giant skeletons found in Wisconsin.

On August 10, 1891, the New York Times reported that scientists from the Smithsonian Institution had discovered several large “pyramid type monuments” near Lake Mills, which is close to Madison, Wisconsin. “Madison, in ancient times, was the center of a large population of 200,000 or more,” the Times said. The excavators found an elaborate system of mounds which they named Fort Aztalan.

On December 20, 1897, the Times followed up with a report on three large burial mounds that had been discovered in Maple Creek, Wisconsin. One had recently been opened.

“In it was found the skeleton of a man of gigantic size. The bones measured from head to foot over nine feet and were in a fair state of preservation. The skull was as large as a half bushel measure. Some finely tempered rods of copper and other relics were lying near the bones.”

Giant skulls and skeletons of a race of “Goliaths” have been found on a very regular basis throughout the Midwestern states for more than 100 years. Giants have been found in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and New York, and their burial sites are similar to the other well-known mounds.

So, why hasn’t more been made of these giants? 

If the “scientists” can’t explain something we just hide it away and pretend it never happened?

The spectrum of Mound builder history spans a period of more than 5,000 years (from 3400 BC to the 16th Century AD (1500s)), a period greater than the history of Ancient Egypt and all of its dynasties.

Most historians and scientists believe that we have enough historical understanding of the people who lived in North America during this period. 

I guess at least some of the “people.”

However, the long record of unexplained finds like those at Lake Delavan suggests otherwise.

Has there been a “giant” cover-up, in more ways than one? 

Why aren’t there public displays of gigantic Native American skeletons at natural history museums?

Is it because these giants don’t fit the narrative that the “experts” want to feed us?

The skeletons of some Mound Builders are certainly on display.

The keyword here is “some.”

There is a wonderful exhibit, for example, at the Aztalan State Park where we can nsee the skeleton of a “Princess of Aztalan” in the museum.  But the skeletons placed on display are normal-sized.

Specifically, the Smithsonian Institution has been accused of making a deliberate effort to hide the “telling of the bones” and to keep the giant skeletons locked away.

In the words of Vine Deloria, a Native American author and professor of law:

“Modern day archaeology and anthropology have nearly sealed the door on our imaginations.  Hiding away anything unusual.  The nineteenth century (1800s) Smithsonian Institution, created a one-way street, down which uncounted bones have been spirited. This door and the contents of its vault are virtually sealed off to anyone, but government officials.”

Why are things constantly being hidden from us by our own government?  

The January 13th, 1870 edition of the Wisconsin Decatur Republican reported that two giant, well-preserved skeletons of an unknown race were discovered near Potosi, WI by workers digging the foundation of a saw mill near the bank of the Mississippi river. One skeleton measured seven-and-a-half feet, the other eight feet. The skulls of each had prominent cheek bones and double rows of teeth. A large collection of arrowheads and “strange toys” were found buried with the remains.

A giant skeleton was also unearthed outside of West Bend (just northwest of Milwaukee) near Lizard Mound County Park and assembled by local farmers to a height of eight feet.

According to Lisa Trank, for Gaia, “While the existence of dinosaurs is largely accepted, and millions of people travel across continents to marvel at majestic, larger than life monuments, the facts about human giants, or giant races, are much debated. Regardless of whether they are dismissed as myth or accepted as fact, giants represent important aspects of our individual and collective psyche. They capture our imagination, appear in religious texts, and drive scientific endeavor. But the question still remains — did giants once roam the Earth?”

It seems that is not the question that remains, however.

The real question that remains is why are we not “allowed” acknowledge that these giants actually existed?

Evidence of Giants: Discovered, Disregarded, and Discarded

“In the mid-1800s, a flurry of activity emerged across North America in the fields of archeology and anthropology, triggered in part by the discovery of the Chickasawba tribal burial mounds of Oklahoma, in which were found human bones seven feet and longer in length. In fact, during the years ranging from the late 1800’s all the way to the 1990s, over 1,000 reports of giant-sized human skeleton remains were found across North America. These stories were met by the general public with curiosity and an increased appetite for the possibility that giants once roamed the country.”

“In the United States, this period of archeological discovery took place during the Manifest Destiny period, which began in 1845 and was highlighted by rapid and aggressive territorial growth. A Puritan-led religious fervor fueled expansion across the West; Native Americans were looked upon as heathens, to be converted, civilized, or eliminated. Discoveries of ancient, pre-New World giant races directly contradicted the Manifest Destiny’s ideals of white racial, religious, and ethnic superiority; it was common for giant skeletal remains to be confiscated and destroyed.”

“According to Richard Dewhurst, author of ‘The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America,’ The Smithsonian Institute, then in its early stages of establishment, administered the Manifest Destiny philosophy through the Powell Doctrine, named after John Wesley Powell, the first bureau head of the Smithsonian Department of Ethnology. The doctrine reflected the isolationist mindset of the times and mandated that no archeological or anthropological research would include mention of ancient tribal cultures. Despite the documented existence of ethnology reports stating that the Smithsonian was in possession of giant human remains, none can be found today.”

You mean none will be allowed to be found.

“Ancient traditions overflow with legends of giants — St. Christopher, Goliath, the Nephilim, Gilgamesh, Viracocha, Sasquatch, and more, across continents, languages, and landscapes. Old Testament accounts of the Nephilim, a biblical race of giants and demigods, stated that they were so large they made the Israelites feel like, ‘Grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.’ (Numbers 13: 28-33). The Paiute myth of Si-Te-Cah, is a tale of a giant tribe of cannibals who were eventually destroyed. This is similar to the myth of the first people created by Viracocha, the ancient Inca god, who he destroyed because of their uncontrollable and unruly behavior.”

“Carol Rose, the author of Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth, writes that giants ‘exist beyond the realm of human order and had to be controlled, banished, or defeated,’ and were considered ‘destructive entities.’

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