in the TV-series "Search for the Lost Giants":
- I don't believe in a "giant hunter curse"!
FOR THE LOST GIANTS
- a new series by History Channel: Stonemasons Jim and
Bill Vieira are on a quest to investigate an incredible
theory: that the myths and legends we've all been told
about giants are actually rooted in fact.
Channel is showing a new series called "Search for
the Lost Giants". Our editor Terry Dahl was presented
as an explorer and researcher in an episode called "The
Giant Curse". He was supposed to be with the main-characters
Jim and Bill Vieira to Catalina Island but ended up being
filmed in the hospital instead!
Terry went out of the plane after the long flight from Australia
he could not breathe and was rushed to the nearest hospital.
Blood clots had moved from his legs to the lungs. The doctors
told Terry that he was lucky to survive.
After the episode was shown there
has been some controversy: People are asking if Terry was
cheating showing a tooth of an animal and presenting it as
a tooth of a giant, and how he can believe in a curse for
people hunting for giant bones.
Here is an interview with Terry:
were you happy to take part in the Show?
on the pictures for more information:
young Terry at Nan Madol where giants bones are said
to have been found.
and a ancient king's backrest in Tonga
and Jim Vieira in "Search for the Lost Giants"
giant's grave in Tuvalu
shown at History Channel
from the cave
the Denisova cave
- with bracelet found
an old newpaper - giant found on Catalina Island
with picture of the Lovelock-skulls
- I must admit I was very sceptical to say yes. I was afraid
that they would dramatize too much and ridicule my research!
So you were not afraid of the giant hunter curse?
- I do not believe in curses like that. But I must admit I
was a bit afraid that somebody might harm me to prevent me
from taking part in the series.
Why is that?
- I have been told by archaeologists and others that to research
on what we call giants can be dangerous.
Did they explain why?
- No. But we have many samples that scientists have lost their
jobs, been threaten and physically harmed because of their
research on ancient human history!
You say in the episode that you are afraid of the curse?
- Bill, Jim and I were making jokes about what the brothers
called the "giant hunters curse" but it was only
clever editing that made it seem like I thought is was something
supernatural about giants!
So it is nothing mysterious about them?
- My point of view is that what we call giants was a species
of Homo sapiens that were very tall, a race that died out.
Why did they die out and when?
- This is the interesting part. We know that we had a race
of humans that was tall; we have fossil bones after them,
but they lived about 300.000 years ago.
Who were they?
- Well, in the episode I ask if they could have been Denisovans
but the world famous professor Lee Berger believes they might
have been Homo Heidelbergensis. But they could also have been
any hybrid of homo species, like a cross between Denisovans
And they just died out?
- If they were hybrid they might have had problems getting
And died out 300.000 year ago?
- Well, this is the tricky and interesting part, Legends and
scriptures tell that they lived up to much more resent years.
But they seem to have been predominantly male; might be they
only could get babies with our species; that their blood was
slowly thinned out, so to say.
Any other reason you can see?
- Many legends and scriptures also tell that some giants were
survivors of a world wide catastrophe; a cataclysm like a
Can you give examples of giants in more resent history?
- Well, Goliath of the Bible might be an example for somebody,
he was said to be one of the last of his kind in that area.
But I feel like it is more relevant to look at people that
say that they are descendants of the giants - like the royal/chiefly
families of the Pacific that marries within the family to
keep the blood after the tall Gods.
Who, any names?
- King Tupou IV of Tonga, who died in 1996 was 2 meters tall,
and his mother Queen Salote just some centimetres shorter!
Kaliova Seleiwau is of a royal family in Fiji and he is 2.31
m (7 feet and 7 inches) tall!
Giantism caused by sickness?
- No, physically very healthy and fit people; not like Robert
Wadlow and other tall persons with disease to the pituitary
What about the tooth you are showing in the episode - some
say that it is from an animal and not a human?
- Well, the producer gave me the tooth while I was in the
hospital bed just before the camera started rolling and told
me it was a replica of the Denisova tooth. I am not a vet
or a doctor, and I had no chance to check. I remember I thought
it looked a bit different from the Denisova tooth I had seen
picture of, but it was found two teeth in the Denisova cave
and it might be a replica of the other one! The archaeologists
first thought that the Denisova tooth was from an extinct
cave bear, so it must be allowed to do a mistake here!
Why did you agree to take part in the series if you were
- Well, Jim Vieira is very serous about finding the truth
about what we call giants and I was hoping that the show could
get the publics attention to what seems to be a not very known
part of human history - and that I could be able to get the
Denisovans into the picture.
Do we have any proof that the Denisovans have been living
in the US?
- Native Americans have around 0.2% Denisovan ancestry and
it seems that in modern humans the frequency of Denisova DNA
is the highest among North American Indians followed by Europeans.
So this is why you believe that the Denisovans are the
lost giants of USA?
- They might be or they might not be. What I am hoping is
that descendants of the first settlers to the USA after seeing
the show will come forwards with old large bone that was found
in Indian mounds, so that they can be sequenced for DNA before
they are repatriated.
They called you a giant hunter - are you a giant hunter?
well; I am not running around looking for
giants! But I am trying to find out what happened to this
human race. I believe that is important that we can get the
- Thor Heyerdahl of the Kon-Tiki fame was his whole life trying
to find the origins of human culture and he asked me if we
humans could have gone almost extinct one or several times
in prehistory, and he wondered if we could have been the culprits
ourselves, as so many legends and religious scriptures say.
He was afraid we were doing the same mistake again through
our use of fossil fuels - he saw climate change all over the
So you are not into a research on giants to make big money?
- I have done my private research for 10 years now - and I
am not selling dvd's, films, books or giving speeches about
giants. I am doing this of my own interest and because I feel
it might be important - it is only costing me time and money!
So if they ask you to come back to be part of another episode;
will you do it?
- I have not been able to see all the episodes, living in
Australia, but I am a bit afraid that the objectives behind
the series might be the opposite of finding the truth about
giants. But if I can help getting our hidden part of our human
history out to the general public then I will always be willing,
because as Heyerdahl said: "To say something about the
future you must know the past".
© Terje Dahl
do you think?
have the following comments on the intervew with Terry
or the shows":
are the ideas, thoughts and facts our readers have sent in:
I know giants are real! The facts
are right in your face.
There is a past history of giants
living on the earth. There is evidence, sites and readings.
I hope that it is not continued ignored. I have been
reading about the past existence of Giants for a while
now. I have six fingers and I researched regarding the
origin. It always take me back to the bible story. I
would love to know more about the origins, life and
what happened to them. It is very interesting.
Anything is possible. I also believe
in ufo sightings
I love History and any good mystery.
The Search for Lost Giants show is great. Something
new and exciting. I have read and seen a few things
about Giant beings from the past, but after watching
the show and doing some research of my own, I can't
believe how much more info. there is about this phenomenom.
Obviously there is something to it, as it is a world
wide belief. And cases, bones,skeletons,remains and
oral traditions have been recorded all over the globe.
It also seems that there is a lot of skepticism and
cover-ups in the US. Probably because of religious and
historical documentation where it doesn't exactly fit.
It's too bad that a lot of the physical evidence is
being hidden or destroyed, especially since with DNA
we could find out a treasure of information about the
human development and evolution. I do think that the
museums have specimens that are hidden in their vast
storage areas. (like the Lovelock-skulls) Most of the
time when people find something unusual they either
donate the piece to the Museums or are asked to donate
it. I hope this show brings more light on this subject
to people and thus info and
maybe some specimens will emerge. Thanks for all the
information you have inquired and shared via articles
and the internet. The show needs to go on. I was just
getting into it and season 1 is over!!!!!! :( There
better be a season 2, can't wait to see what's in that
Goshen tunnel. And in the tomb of the 8' warrior. I'm
jealous that Bill and Jim can go on these awesome adventures.
Good luck!!! LOVE THE SUBJECT AND THE SHOW...
This is very informative and hopefully
it will get people into the archaeology bug so that
they are encouraged to visit ancient sites and to comb
the hills, documenting their finds. Things turn up in
the strangest places.
Come on with more comments, folks!