South America
Argentina: Patagonia was what Magellan called the land close to the southern tip of South America, during his voyage in 1519. He encountered giants there, and it is said the head of one of Magellan's middle sized men reached but to the waist of the giants. There was another tribe, which was called Tiriminen, who also were of a gigantic stature, being 10 or 12 feet high, and continually at war with the other tribes.

Peru: Peru's gold museum has golden-clad giant kings, but it is private and not open to the public. The actual mummified head of the crowned king in the photograph is about twice as large as a normal head. A golden tunic hung on the wall is made of spun gold, over eight feet tall and tailored in such a way as to suggest that it was not intended to drag on the floor behind a king, but rather to hang straight down to the floor.

Ecuador: In 1543, Juan de Olmos, lieutenant governor of Port Viejo, Guayaquil, ordered excavations be made in the valley at the place where the natives claimed giants were destroyed by fire from heaven. Olmos' party "...found such large ribs and other bones that, if the skulls had not appeared at the same time, it would not have been credible they were of human persons.... Teeth then found were sent to different parts of Peru; they were three fingers broad and four in length." The giants had "...come by sea in rafts of reeds after the manner of large boats, some men who were so tall that from the knee down they were as big as the full length of an ordinary fair-sized man."


Peru: The god Viracocha is described as being a bearded man with white skin, hair on the face and beautiful emerald eyes, wearing long white robes. He was also tall; A giant? You find him many places: He was called Kukulkan by the Mayas, Quetzalcoatl by the Aztecs, Viracocha by the Incas, Gucumatz in central America, Votan in Palenque and Zamna in Izamal.


Central America
Mexico: The country of Mexico is rich in ancient artefacts
- and legends about giants. The largest of the pyramids of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, those of the Sun and Moon, were said by tradition to have been built by the giants that existed in those days. Legend asserts that Teotihuacan was built by giants with the purpose to transform men into gods.

Mexico: According to the local legends, giants lived in the plains of Tlascala by the Olmecs, who came there before the Toltecs. At the time of the Spanish Conquest, Bernal Diaz, one of the chief chroniclers of the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, was told of the huge stature of these giants as well as their crimes; and, to show him how big they were, the storytellers brought him a bone of one of them, which he measured himself against, and it was as tall as he, who was a man of reasonable stature. He and his companions were astonished to see those bones, and held it for certain that there had been giants in that land.

Mexico: Quetzalcoatl, the chief god of the ancient Mexicans, was believed to be a red-haired, Caucasian giant who wore a white tunic. He originally came to Central America from the east, across the sea. However, despite all the aid he had given the ancient Mexicans, Quetzalcoatl had been driven away by an evil priest named Tezcatlipoca, and had headed back to his homeland across the sea. He was prophesied to return again at some point in the future. Interestingly, in the same year that it was believed that this light-skinned, bearded giant from the east was prophecied to return, the light-skinned, bearded Hernan Cortez met with the Aztecs for the first time.

Mexico: According to a press clipping, dated Nayarit, May 14, 1926, Capts. D. W. Page and F. W. Devalda discovered the bones of a race of giants who averaged over ten feet in height. Local legends state that they came from Ecuador. Washington Post, June 22, 1925: A mining party found skeletons measuring 10 to 12 feet, near Sisoguiche. The Los Angeles Times, October 2, 1927, says that explorers located large human bones near Tapextla, indicating a race of "gigantic size."


North America
Ioah, USA: A local farmer, had been digging a new well just outside of Kossuth Center and struck a deposit of very hard stone about nine feet below the topsoil. The stone was not at all native to Iowa, but the type of stone used by the Egyptians to build their massive monuments. Seven mummified remains of some giant humanoid race were seated in a ring around a very large and deep fire pit. They were each fully ten feet tall even when measured seated in their cross-legged positions. The foreheads were unusually low and sloping, with exceedingly prominent brows, and they had double rows of teeth in their upper and lower jaws. The hair of each of them was distinctly red in color.

Nevada, USA: In 1911, several mummified remains of mysterious red-haired humans ranging from 2-2.5 meters (6 1/2 to over 8 feet) tall were disinterred in Lovelock cave north-east of Reno, by a guano mining operation. These substantiated the local Piute Indians' legends of such people, which they called the Si-Te-Cahs. Scientists proved oddly reluctant to investigate these remains and eventually most the bones were simply discarded by the miners. What was left was salvaged by various local people, only for most of it to be destroyed when the shed they were kept in caught fire and burned to the ground. However, one of the Lovelock skulls, almost 1 foot tall, is preserved with some related bones and artifacts at the Humboldt County Musuem in Winnemucca, Nevada.

Utah, USA: In June of 1971 Lin Ottinger, an amateur geologist and archaeologist, found human remains in a Cretaceous age sandstone (supposedly more than 65 million years old) in a Moab, Utah copper mine. He carefully uncovered a portion of what later proved to be two fossilized human skeletons. As the bones were uncovered, it soon became obvious that they were in-situ and had not washed in or fallen down from higher strata. The rock and soil that had been above the remains had been continuous before the dozer work, with no caves or major faults or crevices visible. Thus, before the mine exploration work, the human remains had been completely covered by about fifteen (15) feet of material, including five or six feet of solid rock. The bones were still joined together naturally and stained green with copper carbonate.

Texas, USA: The picture shows one of many human footprints contemporary with dinosaurs taken from the Paluxy River located in Dinosaur Park near Glen Rose. The footprint exceeds 45 cm (18 inches) in length. The cross-sectional cuts determined through compression studies that it was a woman's footprint. Estimates indicate her stature approximately 305 cm (10 feet) and 454 kg (1,000 lbs). Several strata of human prints with dinosaur prints have been excavated in this park. According to Dr. Carl Baugh, the archeologist who coordinated the excavations, these strata were laid down during the first few days of Noah's flood when water levels were low enough to allow daily tidal changes to form layers of mud so fleeing creatures could seek higher ground - the upper strata showed no prints.

Arkansas, USA: In 1921, an Arkansan named Rowlands was digging in one gravel pit on Crowley's Ridge, located two miles north of Finch. At a depth of 10 feet, he found a large rock-sculptured head of a man. It stood about 4 feet high, and had a squared, protruding chin, small, tight-lipped mouth, a short nose, and a furrowed brow and stare accented by two flat "buttons" of inlaid gold for eyes. Rowlands dug up a number of smaller objects: a gold ring, a small coffer made of volcanic pumice (which does not exist in this region), and tiny carvings of men, animals, moons and stars. The head and artifacts soon became a local attraction, and the newspapers dubbed the glowering figure "King Crowley." Several investigators authenticated the find, though they could not explain its presence in the ten-foot layer of gravel - geologically dated at 175,000 years.

California, USA: In 1833,soldiers digging a pit for a powder magazine at Lompock Rancho, California, hacked their way through a layer of cemented gravel and came up with the skeleton of a giant man about twelve feet tall. The skeleton was surrounded by carved shells, huge stone axes, and blocks of porphyry covered with unintelligible symbols. The giant was also noteworthy in still another respect :He had a double row of teeth, both upper and lower. When the natives began to attach some religious significance to the find, authorities ordered the skeleton and all the artifacts secretly reburied- and, of course, lost to the scientific study they deserved.

Arizona, USA: Near Crittenden, Arizona, in 1891, workmen excavating for a commercial building came upon a huge stone sarcophagus eight feet below the surface. The contractor called in expert help, and the sarcophagus was opened to reveal a granite mummy case which had once held the body of a human being more than twelve feet tall -a human with six toes, according to the carving of the case. But the body had been buried so many thousands of years that it had
long since turned to dust.

Ohio, USA: In Seneca township was opened, in 1872, one of the numerous Indian mounds that abound in the neighborhood. This particular one was locally known as the "Bates" mound. Upon being dug into it was found to contain a few broken pieces of earthenware, a lot of flint-heads and one or two stone implements and the remains of three skeletons, whose size would indicate they measured in life at least eight feet in height. The remarkable feature of these remains was they had double teeth in front as well as in back of mouth and in both upper and lower jaws. Upon exposure to the atmosphere the skeletons crumbled back to mother earth.

Missouri, USA: Scientific American (1883): Two miles from Mandan, on the bluffs near the junction of the Hart and Missouri Rivers, is an old cemetery of fully 100 acres in extent filled with bones of a giant race. The ground has the appearance of having been filled with trenches piled full of dead bodies of both man and beast and covered with several feet of earth. In many places mounds from 8 to 10 feet high, and some of them 100 feet or more in length, have been thrown up and are filled with bones, broken pottery, vases of various bright colored flint, and agates. The pottery, is of a dark material, beautifully decorated, delicate in finish, and as light as wood, showing the work of a people skilled in the arts and possessed of a high state of civilization. Five miles above Mandan, on the opposite side of the Missouri, is another vast cemetery as yet unexplored. We asked an aged Indian what his people knew of these ancient graveyards. He answered: "Me know nothing about them. They were here before the red man."

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