The myth of giants as the first inhabitants of countries is a common legend shared by different cultures across the world. Many believe that giants really once roamed on Earth while others are not so convinced with this extraordinary existence. Science accepts the giants but through another way called ‘gigantis’. And it’s also true that mainstream archaeologists never accepted nor they found any remains of so-called ‘ancient giants’. But is this completely true?
In March 2012, a piece of sensational news was published by the German edition of Bild which stated that the remains of a giant were found on the territory of Egypt. It was a mummified finger of a creature that resembles a human, but far exceeds its size.
The Egyptian giant finger
The Egyptian Giant Finger reaches 38 centimetres in length. To compare the size, there is a banknote next to it. According to the publication, the photos are dated 1988, but they were provided for the first time, moreover, exclusively for this German newspaper.
These photos were taken by a Swiss entrepreneur and a passionate admirer of the history of Ancient Egypt, Gregor Spoerri. According to him, in 1988 one of the private suppliers in Egypt promised to organize a meeting with the robber of ancient burials. The meeting took place in a small house in Bir Hooker, a hundred kilometres northeast of Cairo. He showed the Spoerri a finger wrapped in rags.
According to Spoerri, it was a strong-smelling, oblong-shaped bag, and its contents were amazing. Spoerri was allowed to hold the relic, as well as take a few pictures because he paid them $300 for it. For comparison, he put next to a bank-note of 20 Egyptian pounds. The finger was very dry and light. Spoerri noted that it was unbelievable, the creature to which it belonged should have been at least 5 meters (almost 16.48ft) in height.
To prove the authenticity, one tomb raider showed a photo of an X-Ray of the mummified finger in the 60s. The certificate of authenticity of the find was of that same age. Spoerri asked him to sell the relic, but the burglar refused, saying that its value was very important to his family. To say, it was his family treasure. Therefore, Spoerri had to fly out of Egypt with nothing.
Later Spoerri showed these pictures to representatives of various museums, but they only waved him off. According to him, they all said that the finger does not fit into modern theories.
In 2009, Spoerri visited Bir Hooker again to find that giant mummy finger again. But he was unable to find that tomb raider. All this time, Sperry enthusiastically studied information about the ancient giants.
Did giants really live in ancient Egypt?
In 79 AD, the Roman historian Josephus Flavius wrote that the last of the race of giants did live in the 13th century BC, during the reign of King Joshua. He further wrote that they had huge bodies, and their faces were so unlike ordinary humans that it was amazing to look at them, and it was scary to listen to their loud voice which was like a lion roar.
The Egyptian giant finger even inspired Spoerri to write a book
The find had a great impact on Spoerri. In 2008, he quit his job and began writing a book about giants, and soon he published the book titled “Lost God: Day of Judgement.” It’s a mystical historical thriller based on Spoerri’s fantasies. He notes that he did not specifically write about the find in a scientific style, giving readers the opportunity to decide for themselves what to think about this.
Is it true that, in the distant past, giants once lived on Earth?
Though scientists have always pioneered that humanlike beings who grow to 20 feet or more are the stuff of fiction, and even far in the past there’s no evidence hominins ever got much taller than we are today, some enigmatic discoveries raise a big question against it. Below are some of the strange findings that prevail over our conventional understanding.
The New York giants
In 1871, an archaeological dig at a native American burial ground unearthed 200 giant skeletons, some measuring up to 9 ft tall. It was also estimated that the remains could’ve been up to 9,000 years old. At the time, the discovery of these remains was widely reported in the media; but today, the remains have disappeared. No one knows their whereabouts.
The giant footprints
One of the most famous Giant Footprints was found outside Mpuluzi, South Africa. It was found 100 years ago by a hunter, and locals named it “the footprint of God.” The print is 1.2 meters long, and if rest of the body was sized in proportion to the foot, the giant that made it would stand between 24–27 ft tall. It is estimated that the print could be anywhere from 200 million — 3 billion years old.
Around the world, there have been similar footprints found embedded in age-old rock. In San Hose, a 2.5-meter footprint was found near a local ranch (whatever made it would have towered over even the giant from Mpuluzi); in the same city, another 1.5-meter footprint was found on a cliff.
In August 2016, in Guizhou, China, a series of footprints was discovered, with each print nearly 2 feet long, and indented nearly 3cm into solid rock. Scientists have calculated that whatever made the prints would have to be over 13 feet tall.
In 1912, a 4-foot-long print was unearthed in South Africa, that was dated at over 200 million years old. Whatever humanoid made the print would have to have been over 27 feet tall. Similar footprint was found in the jungle of Lazovsky, Russia.
The giants of Death Valley
In 1931, a physician by the name of F. Bruce Russell discovered some caves and tunnels in Death Valley, and decided to explore them with Daniel S. Bovey. What they at first assumed to be a small cave system turned out to go on for 180 square miles. One of the first things they discovered was some kind of ritual or religious hall covered in strange hieroglyphics. But stranger still, was the discovery of 9ft tall humanoid skeletons.
The story was first officially reported in a San Diego newspaper in 1947. The remains were mummified and were estimated to be around 80,000 years old. However, the story quickly faded away, along with the giant’s remains.
The Wisconsin giants
Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in some burial mounds near Lake Delavan in Wisconsin in May 1912. As reported in the New York Times 4th of May 1912 issue, the 18 skeletons found by the Pearson brothers, exhibited several strange and freakish features. Their heights ranged from 7.6 feet — 10 feet, and their skulls are much larger than those of any humans that inhabit America today. They tended to have a double row of teeth, elongated heads, 6 fingers, 6 toes, and like humans came in different races. This is only one of many accounts of giant skeletons found in Wisconsin.
Lovelock Cave giants
From 2,600 BC to the mid-1800s, Lovelock Cave in Nevada was supposedly in use by a race of red-haired, cannibal giants. In 1911, James Hart and David Pugh got the rights to dig and sell the guano ― which was used to make gunpowder in those days ― from Lovelock cave. They had gone only a few feet into the cave when they found the body of a man 6ft 6” tall. His body was mummified, and his hair distinctly red. They discovered many other normal-sized mummies, but a few were 8–10 feet tall. There were also many giant-sized handprints embedded in the cave walls.
In the end, it’s very clear that the Egyptian Giant Finger has no ground or basis other than the photos and claims put forth by Gregor Spoerri. However, there are so many other accounts conveying the discovery of remains of the ancient giants. With all of these stories, the questions that remain are: Where are they now? Where’s their factual historical base? Why the historians, who try to dig up these forbidden archaeology, are called pseudo-historians? Bear in mind, wise society once put Galileo into such group of pseudo-wise people. Are we completely right about our knowledge of ancient history?