Were Giants Just in Fables?

Xuejing (Taiwan)

PureInsight | May 27, 2002

Giants have played an important, even essential role in every country’s fables. There are many stories describing the lives of giants, from the hero Odysseus in the Greek myth “The Odyssey”, who met a one-eyed giant on an island, to “Jack and the Beanstalk”, from the Grimm Brothers fairy tale collection, to the “Giant’s Kingdom” in Gulliver’s Travels. After the 18th century, along with the development of modern anthropological studies, these kinds of stories gradually vanished. There’re now labeled as fables and fiction, nobody believes in the actual existence of giants. However, some archaeological discoveries about giants have allowed people to rethink: Is a “fable” merely a fable?

Let’s first look at the Inca stone carvings, discovered in Peru, South America, that are now a collection in Dr. Javier’s museum. The carvings on these stones are unbelievable. In these drawings, we can clearly see the fact that human beings lived with dinosaurs; the dinosaurs resembled some kind of domestic animal or perhaps people’s pets at that time. Scientists think dinosaurs vanished more than 100 million years ago. Then who carved all these drawings?

In a picture engraved on one of the stones, a Tyrannosaurus rex pursues a startled person who is scared and running forward. This Tyrannosaurus rex is the same as the one shown in the movie “Jurassic Park”. This type of dinosaur stands erect. Its hind legs were enormously strong and powerful, but its front hands were very short, looking mal-developed and not very symmetric with its huge volume of stature. Nowadays, archaeologists excavate dinosaur fossils, which pass through careful classification and reduction and are then reconstructed to the original bodily structure by putting all the bone pieces together. They describe the appearance of dinosaurs of that age according to a reasonable extrapolation. If the people who carved these stones didn’t live more than 100 million years ago, then they obviously had the same knowledge as today’s scientists have and were able to draw a picture of a dinosaur by restoring fossils.

No matter which opinion is right, the conclusions we obtained are quite astonishing. The drawings carved on these stones are so unbelievable. How could they draw a dinosaur together with a human being? Let’s look at another stone, on which there was a three-horned dinosaur (Triceratops) carved. This kind of dinosaur looks like a giant rhinoceros. Its name came from the three horns on its head. In this picture, a man rode on the back of the three-horned dinosaur, and brandished an axe-like weapon in his hand. On one stone, we can see that a person was riding on the back of a Pterodactyl. Almost all of the famous dinosaurs have appeared on these stones, moreover it seems that these dinosaurs had close relations with the lives of the people who engraved all of the stone carvings.

By carefully comparing these stone carvings, one could find an even more astonishing fact. In the stone carvings, the size proportion of the person and the dinosaur are approximate to each other. Let’s use the fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex as an example. The height of a Tyrannosaurus is approximately the height of a three-story building. In the movie “Jurassic Park”, we can see that Tyrannosaurus rex was extremely huge and could easily crush a person with one step. In all of the stone carvings, although the dinosaur was portrayed to be much bigger than the human, the proportion between them is certainly not that unequal. The proportion between the Triceratops and the person riding on its back is just like the proportion between a person today and a cow. What does this mean? Is it possible that human beings who lived during the time of the dinosaurs were incredibly tall like giants?

Initially, such a thought might be difficult to accept. But if everyone knew that dragonflies from the time of the dinosaurs had wings extending to a meter in width when opened, then it’s not inconceivable that human beings of that time were giants.
Let’s look at these two drawings below, one is an Inca stone carving, the other is a huge picture of the Nazca Plain. A drawing of a monkey on one of the unearthed stones from Inca looks almost identical to the one on the Nazca Plain. Is it possible that the person who did the stone carvings was also the creator of the Nazca Plain huge picture? Is it possible that the painter who drew the picture on the Nazca Plain was a giant?

In the later period of the 1950s, many giant bone fossils were discovered in the mountain valley area of Turkey. After investigation, it was confirmed that the bone fossils were extremely similar to human bones with the only difference being that the size of the bones are extraordinarily big compared to human bones. One person’s hind leg from the bone fossils measures at a 120 cm in length. According to this measurement, this person was 5 meters tall. The word giant is a suitable term for people who had these bones.

There was another similar discovery in the United States. There’s a Native American fable: a long time ago, there was a red-haired nation of giants. They were extremely fierce with tremendously huge statures. Native American ancestors, who went on a punitive expedition for many years, expelled these giants. These giants lived in a mountain cave called Lovelock Cave, which is 35km southwest of the present town of Lovelock, Nevada. At first, people didn’t pay attention to the cave. In 1911, several mummified remains of mysterious red-haired humans ranging from 2-2.5 meters tall, 112 kilometers north-east of Reno, Nevada, by a guano mining operation, was disinterred in Lovelock cave. This substantiated local Paiute Native American legends of such people, which they called the Si-Te-Cahs. Yet scientists proved oddly reluctant to investigate these remains and eventually most of 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 after the shed they salvaged them in caught fire, burning it 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 Museum in Winnemucca, Nevada, and various Lovelock artifacts are also held at the Nevada State Historical Society's museum in Reno.

In the area of Sarawak of Malaysia, there were also fables about giants. In the beginning of this century, huge wooden bars were found by someone in a forest of Sarawak. They were as long as 2.5-9 meters in length. It’s believed they were tools used by the giants.

During such a long history of human development, did giants ever exist? If they didn’t exist, then how can one explain the discoveries of those giant bones in Turkey and in the Lovelock Cave? If they did exist, then where did they go?

When viewed separately, the above pieces of evidence are unsolved mysteries. However, if synthesized, they are worth studying to find meanings.

Reference website: http://www.omniology.com

Attached figures: Stone carving showing dinosaurs lived together with humans.

(Translated from http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2002/4/17/15605.html)

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