Friday, January 30, 2015

Just How Tall Were Those Giants?



Take your hand and hold your jaw as if you're saying "hmmm" and thinking.  Now, imagine another jaw that is so big it easily surroundings it.. Hold your hands a couple inches away from you jaw. Now you're getting the picture. Take it further. Imagine an entire skull fits over your entire head like a water bucket. And that's just the inside size of their skull. Now, we're talking ancient giant size!



Ancient red-haired giant jaw (above)
Human jaw mold within (above)
Notice the mental foramen (holes) near the first molars on the front of the giant's jaw? The magical "Otamid" type of skull with sloped head and extra bone in the back called an os inca that created a pointed looking back of the head.  

Did ancient people bind their heads to look like the giants? 
I would swear that I'm right about that!




 (The talented, Joe Taylor, Director of Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum sculpted this accurately sized bone to show a femur would have been like 1950s finds in Turkey. The skeleton had 20-22 inch long feet, 14-16 feet tall.)

Check out this posting:  In 1911 bat guano harvesters started working in this same cave. After digging out four feet of guano they found many broken arrows that the Indians had fired into the cave as well as other interesting artifacts, and they found red-haired giants. Even in the shrunken mummified condition the skeletons ranged in height from 8 feet to just under 12 feet.

The Review-Miner June 19, 1931 reported the find of two giant skeletons in the Humboldt lake bed. Both skeletons were wrapped in a gum treated fabric. The first skeleton was 8 and one half feet tall, the second was just under 10 feet tall.






Check out this link for the picture above that says - 
  • The height of Goliath varies between the various witnesses (manuscripts) to 1 Samuel 17.4 - between 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 cubits (even coming in at 5 1/2 cubits in one witness).
  • Deuteronomy 3.11 only offers us the length of King Og’s coffin (which, due to uncertainty in translation, could possibly alternatively refer to his bed). So, we might expect that the giant lying inside the coffin is about a cubit shorter than the 9-cubit coffin itself, or 8 cubits.
  • There was no standard measure for a cubit (the measure of a forearm) or a span (the measure of a spread hand width). So, (the author of the post) has estimated that 1 cubit = 45 cm, and that a span is half that.


Check this link out about a find in Alaska - Five skeletons, nearly complete, were exhumed and each is the set of bones that belonged to a giant of prehistoric times. One of the skeletons measures over seven feet in length, so that the man must have been considerably over that height. Then there were two others of within an/Inch of seven feet and the remaining two “were more than six feet in length and the men were of gigantic frame."




Check out this interesting source of descriptions - When Hernando De Soto reached the territory of the Apalachee around Tallahassee, he recorded meeting a giant Indian chief whom he described as "a man of monstrous proportions." At the same time as De Soto, across the continent near present day California/Arizona, Francisco Coronado was leading a team to search for the legendary beautiful "Seven Cities of Cibola," and ran into several tribes of giants. Pedro de Castaneda, one of Coronado's team members later wrote a complete history of the expedition mentioning their meetings with giant Indians. In one such passage he wrote of their encounter with the Seri Indian tribe: "Don Rodrigo Maldonado, who was captain of those who went in search of the ships, did not find them, but he brought back with him an Indian so large and tall that the best man in the army reached only to his chest. It was said that other Indians were even taller on the coast."  (**Were indians taller on the coast because this is where the giants landed and bred with locals? We find this in Florida and Texas with taller than usual Native People as well as the `Patagonian Giants' at the tip of Cape Horn. Seems those who are on the coast faced the newcomers by boat.**)




(Tibia - shin bone- from the giant uncovered and a regular sized human in Rome)

At 6ft 8in tall, he would have been easily eligible to compete amongst those giants of sport in the U.S. basketball leagues today.  In third-century AD Rome, where men averaged only about 5ft 6in, he would have been a giant the likes of which most people had never seen.  It's no legend - archaeologists believe have discovered the first complete ancient skeleton of a person with gigantism near the capital of the ancient empire.



 (Corezze Skull from France was identical to Neanderthal, but enormous in size)


(Spy Skulls found in the late 1800s in a cave in Belgium - enormous and with Neanderthal features)







(For a 60 pound hammer to work, it would have a 9 foot long handle)


Source:  A very interesting find in North Wales - the Great Orme Copper Mines.  These mines that date back 3500 years were the site of an interesting find of 2500 hammers, but the size of these hammers were 60 pounds as compared to 20 pound sledge hammers of today. It is believed the people (proportionally) who swung these in the copper mines were 12-18 feet tall!  In perspective, the average height of a home ceiling is 8 feet. 


(Some of the tools from the Great Orme Mines)




Where there was copper and water - there were giants! 




Phoenician Origins of Britons and Scots, 1925

And it was presumably early pioneer stragglers of this same Nordic race at the end of the Old Stone Age who are represented by the "Red Man" of Paviland Cave, in the Gower peninsula of Wales, of the mammoth age, and the "Kneiss Chief " in the stone cist at Keiss (Kassi?) in Caithness. Both of these are interred with rude stone weapons, and are of the superior and artistic Cro-Magnon type of early men, which seems to have been the proto-Nordic or proto-Aryan. Indeed, the associate of the Keiss chief had a cranium described by Huxley: The Keiss chief is described by Laing as "tall man of very massive proportions", lying extended with face to the East. Huxley found his cranial index was 76, with projecting eyebrow ridges which gave the forehead a "receding" aspect and the forehead "low and narrow." 




Source:  This mummified finger came into the possession of a researcher who met a man who might have been a questionable grave robber who allowed him to photograph it. It is 15 inches long which correlates with a 16 foot tall human. 


 Conclusion


 
Another perspective - this is what it would be like to stand near a giant. Humbling, huh? 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Project To Prove Afterlife



THE AFTERLIFE FILES is a TV docu-series that will feature a cast of opposites -- dogged paranormal investigators, mainstream scientists, families mourning lost loved ones and others -- collaborating on the greatest feat of scientific detective work ever undertaken. Picking up on leads generated by recent cutting-edge research, they will seek nothing less than an answer to the most fundamental question of the human condition:

Do we survive death with our personalities intact, and if so, can hard science prove it?

And, depending on how the pilot and twelve half-hour episodes of this series unfold, the world could be transformed.

Have we got your attention?

“World Death Rate Holding Steady at 100 Percent.”

When the satirical newspaper The Onion ran this headline, it captured two universal qualities of the human condition:


All of us, and every person we know and love, are going to die.


Being human, we each have our own way of dealing with the grim reality that our lives will end.


Some of us, like the editors at The Onion or Woody Allen (in his early, funny movies) use humor to deal with death. Others take comfort in religious belief, or simply push the thought of death aside for another day.

But whether you approach it with humor, faith or forgetfulness, one fact remains: Death is the one unchangeable reality that every one of us has in common. It binds us together. And all of us – even the faithful and true disbelievers – wonder what’s really going to happen to us when we die.

THANKS FOR BRIGHTENING UP MY DAY. SO WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT?

There’s an alleged “paranormal” phenomenon that people have been talking about for years – and chances are you’ve seen it depicted on the news, in movies or on TV shows about ghost-hunters. It’s called the Electronic Voice Phenomena, or “EVP.” It refers to recordings that people have captured that many believe contain the voices or images of people that have died -- in other words, electronic evidence of an afterlife.

Proponents of EVP claim they get these paranormal recordings by following a straightforward procedure. The simplest method involves running a voice recorder in quiet surroundings for two to three minutes. Then, they'll play back the recordings through a computer to see if they've received sounds that weren't heard when the equipment was being run.

Sometimes, these EVP investigators say, their recordings contain the voices of deceased loved ones that call out to them by name and refer to recent events. Researchers working in so-called haunted locations have reported EVPs that make statements or respond to specific questions.

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE MAKING THESE CLAIMS ABOUT EVP?

People involved in EVP research stand apart from those of us who may be casually interested in “psychic phenomena.” Most started out as complete skeptics. So they're not willing to just take the word of mediums who claim they can talk with the dead, or even the Bible or religious teachings.

Yet, some of these investigators have come to believe that EVP is objective evidence that our personalities live on in another dimension after physical death.

In fact, some have claimed we’re on the verge of establishing a regular communication channel between dimensions – even though, as in the early days of radio, the technology we're using is at a primitive stage of development.



SO WHAT MAKES YOUR PROJECT SO DIFFERENT?

The science. The science. The science. And the people.

The beauty of EVP, if there's anything to it, is that it could be concrete evidence of life after death. You don't have to take the word of a medium who's telling you what he or she is hearing from the "Other Side" at a séance.

It’s a direct observation -- as straightforward as measuring an electric charge, or observing a blood cell through a microscope.

Now, if you had direct evidence that we somehow survive physical death with our personalities intact, you’d think that would be pretty big news, right? After all, it would mean that the biggest mystery of the human condition would be solved.

So why haven’t we seen weeks of breathless, back-to-back coverage of this story on CNN, Fox and the web?

Up to this point, EVP has been the province of well-meaning amateurs, those fun ghost hunting shows on cable TV, or the occasional scientific professional who doesn't have the funding to mount a truly convincing study. No one has yet tested the claims of EVP proponents underabsolutely impregnable, controlled conditions that would convince even the most die-hard skeptic or cynic.

Until now.

OK. GO ON…

Well, if you insist. We’re seeking Kickstarter backing to conduct the most rigorous, far-reaching investigation of EVP ever attempted – and to film every step along the way. The support we get from our backers will be used to fund two components: The Investigation and the Show.


The Afterlife Files is running a Kickstarter - let's make this show happen!


Native Legends Provide the Origins of Sasquatch!


Let us begin this voyage into the subject matter of Sasquatch and the Native legends by talking about the ancient giants whose remains have been found around the world.

Why would the government want to put the ancient giants underground and forgotten by not recognizing them, perhaps working to hide the evidence?

If you consider America in the latter half of the 1800s and early 1900s, Christian agenda was important to uphold and any evidence to disprove the Bible would be shunned. Not only that, but it would validate Native American legends that incorporate their encounters with the giants, making their beliefs justifiable and valid, not "heathen nonsense." Then, there's the whole popular Darwin Theory backing of the time and "science" as the new force driving politics and culture. How would they possibly explain a giant civilization of other beings when man was supposed to have superbly and singularly evolved from primates as the soul "intelligent" winner?

The concept that these beings interacted with Natives is probably beyond the thinking of the times. If even one Native legend has truth (Paiutes and red-haired giants, for example), then the Natives' faith was based on truth and their record-keeping was meticulous. That would make them on "even ground" intellectually with the Europeans arriving in elaborate boats with guns and books and other "modern devices." They were not a superstitious heathen bunch as was assumed by the arrogant newcomers, but a cautious people who lived alongside beings with exceptional skills and ruthless carnivorous tendencies. The Native People had this isolated relationship with the Tall Ones and the newcomers had not learned from the past as their people had. These Native People were keenly more aware of the country and its history.

The Paiute Tribe - a classic example of a humble tribe giving detailed legends of their origins and their trials and victories in which the stories prove over time their accuracy in history keeping.

Numa Titucca - "Man Eaters" were described in their legends. A tribe of unknown origins that was very tall, with red hair all over their bodies, and carnivorous cannibals. This horrifying tribe of tall cannibals came from somewhere in the California territory, as best as could be assumed, and came into the lands of the Paiute around Lake Lohantan. The Paiutes fought them off, finally trapping the last Man Eaters (who had constructed a reed boat and were living on the lake) inside of a cave where they burned the last of them and won the war with these outsiders.

Who were these red-haired giants? They were a people who likely fled a Mt. Shasta eruption. In the day, Pyramid Lake and Lake Lohantan were joined. The journey would likely be water, these giants all over the world being water-oriented from their first launch into the South Pacific and onward to Peru's coast.

In the early 1900s, guano farmers found these giants' remains inside Lovelock Cave, verifying the legends so meticulously carried by the proud Paiute people.


In the journal, Noticias de Nutka: An Account of Nutka Sound in 1792, there was reference to what locals reported by Natives of the Pacific Coast of America. Reportedly, the creature encountered by the Natives was referred to as Matlog. They were reported to be massively large, covered in black bristly hair, strong fangs, upright, and creating a loud screech. 

(Lenni-Lenape legend) The Mississippi River Valley was lush and fertile, and was looked upon by the Lenni-Lenape as a good place to establish a permanent settlement. They followed it downstream to its junction with the Missouri River where they came face to face with the mighty *Talega; The Moundbuilders. Highly sophisticated and intellectual, the center of Talega land was the walled city of Cahokia located near our present East St. Louis. Cahokia was the commercial, political and religious center of the Moundbuilder culture, and has been described as “a cross between New York, Washington, D.C. and the Vatican”.

A message was sent to the Talega leader asking permission for the Lenni-Lenape to settle in their area as friends and allies. Permission for a settlement was denied, but safe passage across their territory was granted. A peaceful crossing was begun, but trouble soon reared its head. Over the generations, the numbers of the Lenni-Lenape had swelled greatly. When the Talega leader saw the thousands of people preparing to cross his land, he panicked. Fearing an invasion, the Talega warriors were ordered to attack, killing those who had already crossed the river. Enraged by this deception, the Lenni-Lenape swore to “Conquer or die”, and called upon the Iroquois (with whom they had established a strong bond) for help. Help was granted.

What followed has been described as one of the largest wars ever fought on the ancient continent. One stronghold, called Fort Ancient, had pallisaded walls 13 feet high and 5 miles long, and could shelter 10,000 people. The war raged over the lifetimes of 4 Lenni-Lenape chiefs before they were finally victorious, driving the Talegas south forever (down the Mississippi by accounts). The Natchez are the descendants of the final remnants of the defeated Talega.

(*Talega tribe have been referred to as giants from the "Hopewell" mounds)

Interestingly, one of the most active regions Bigfoot regions of America is down the Mississippi.



Left - where giant remains were found
Right - Bigfoot sighting reports



California tribes speak of the "Hairy Man" depicted on this ancient stone drawing - 


The Yokuts call him "Hairy Man," a being standing upright, arms out wide, long hair, and large haunting eyes. The hairy man painting is 8-1/2 feet tall. 

In the book, "Myths and Legends of Washington," Lynn E. Bragg wrote about the Cascade and coastal tribes describing what sounded like ape-like beings who lived in the caves within the Cascades. 

Source:  Sharp-Elbows is a malevolent humanoid monster of the Chiwere and Winnebago tribes. He resembles a human but with long bone spikes protruding from his elbows, which he uses to stab people to death. In some stories he also has a second face on the back of his head, like the Sioux Doubleface. In some stories Two-Face is a predator who eats humans, but in most he is an evil being who kills simply for the sake of killing, frequently targeting women and children.


Conclusion

The sad thing is that Native stories were brushed off as spiritual nonsense or cautionary tales for the young and superstition. But, the Native People revered the land and nature and reported of the places they lived upon, the crops, the seasons, and the animals they encountered quite vividly. 

My hat is off to North American tribes that kept meticulous records that Europeans tried to belittle and defame. My advice is to look to Native legends. These caretakers of the Americas know it and pass it on with great reverence and responsibility. They have the only original history of our country, not the pasteurized one by the Europeans. 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Effigy Mounds and Geoglyphs: Key To Giant Culture?


Intaglio - Blythe, California
(state filled with giant finds and giant legends)

Serpent Mound, Ohio
(moundbuilders of curious background)



Atacama Giant - Chile
(mining region with tales of giants)




Chalk Horse - England
(mining in Wales by beings with enormous weighty axes, Stonehenge, legends of giants)




Nazca Peru
(elongated skulls and numerous legends of giants by Native People)



The Uffington Horse, UK 
1000 BC 
This location gets even more mysterious when you consider that to keep the chalk exposed, people had to clear it off at least every 150 years for 3000 years!


All over the state of Wisconsin, animal effigy mounds can be found. Wisconsin was also a state in which copper mining occurred long, long ago and which the Native People claim they were not miners, but the tall white people from the North were established in mining there when the Native People came to the region. These animal effigies were believed to be created somewhere between 800 BC and 1200 AD.  

In more and more discrepancies in explaining the unexplainable, the researchers claim the Ho-Chunk people were likely the builders of the mounds, but other reports say "Current elders suggest that their pre-history is connected to the mound builders of the region of the Hopewell period."(not, however, saying THEY were the moundbuilders). Considering the hunter-gatherer nature of the early Ho-Chunk, it would seem rather extravagant to apply moundbuilding and animal effigies with their culture. This is yet another one of those gaping holes in the explanation of the Hopewell/mound-building era.

Wikipedia perhaps has the most telling explanation of effigy mounds:  After the discovery of effigy mounds, and other mounds all over the country, wild theories began to be developed as to how and by whom they were built. The first theories were the most accurate; people in the late 17th century assumed that the mounds had been built by the Native American people who still lived in the vicinity. These logical assumptions lost popularity as more fantastic theories were developed. The most popular of these theories in the 19th century was that an extinct race of Mound Builder people had built the mounds and then vanished. This theory was laid to rest by archaeologists at the Smithsonian Institution in the 1880s.

That last sentence did crack me up, I must admit! Oh, well, if the Smithsonian in the heyday of its ethnology nonsense put it to rest, there was absolutely no political provocation, that's just stating fact (*wink*).

Here's the two issues with archaeology (among others): There is a tendency to assume anything in an area that is ancient belongs to the culture of the Native People who were living there. That is a ridiculous notion, given the time periods the Native People moved into regions and the very vagrant nature of their people to move on to better lands, as well as their history in that area and how far back it reached. Many tribes have gone missing, such as the Anasazi, HoHoKam and Sinagua and very ancient paleo-indian tribes very likely had nothing to do with latter Natives who moved into the region. Another issue is, there is also a tendency to explain everything as religious musings when they can't understand what something is or why it was done that way.  Just because these geoglyphs and effigies were gigantic and seen from above does not mean that they were for the gods to see or some sort of religious expression. There might have been very practical reasons for marking a territory. In fact, it might help to look UNDER some of these geoglyphs.



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ancient Metal Plating: Earmark of the Giants?



From the book "Aboriginal Monuments of the State of New York" by EG Squier. 

Page 188:  Engravings of the silver-plated discs and also of the embossed silver plate supposed by Dr. Hildreth to have been a sword ornament, are herewith presented. These articles hae been critically examined and it is beyond doubt that the copper "bosses" are absolutely plated, not simply overlaid, with silver. Between the copper and the silver exists a connection, such as, it seems to me, could only be produced by heat; and if it is admitted that these are genuine remains of the mound-builders, it must, as the same time, be admitted that they possessed the difficult art of plating one metal upon another. There is, but one alternative, that they had occasional or constant intercourse with a people advanced in the arts, from whom these articles were obtained. 

Studying ancient objects from 2000 years ago, researchers found..."They discovered that gold- and silversmiths 2,000 years ago developed a variety of techniques, including using mercury like a glue to apply thin films of metals to statues and other objects. Sometimes, the technology was used to apply real gold and silver. It also was used fraudulently, to make cheap metal statues that look like solid gold or silver. The scientists say that their findings confirm “the high level of competence reached by the artists and craftsmen of these ancient periods who produced objects of an artistic quality that could not be bettered in ancient times and has not yet been reached in modern ones.”


Source:  The oldest archaeological evidence of copper mining and working was the discovery of a copper pendant in northern Iraq from 8,700 BC. The earliest substantiated and dated evidence of metalworking in North America was the processing of copper in Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan. Copper was hammered until brittle then heated so it could be worked some more. This technology is dated to about 4000-5000 BC. The oldest gold artifacts in the world come from the Bulgarian Varna Necropolis and date from 4450 BC.

The Bronze age was based on the making of bronze, the main ingredient being copper - Europe had a “Bronze Age”, archaeologists have accepted that much more copper was used than what they have been able to attribute to European mines. So where did an extremely large part of the copper come from? The answer, as bizarre as it may sound, could be America. 

In the State of Michigan, the largest mine was on Isle Royale, an island in Lake Superior, near the Canadian border. Here, there are thousands of prehistoric copper pits, dug thousands of years ago by ancient peoples unknown. The Minong Belt on Isle Royale has a distance of one and three quarter miles in length and is nearly four hundred feet wide. The copper pits range ten tot thirty feet deep with connecting tunnels; one archaeologist estimated that their digging would take the equivalent of 10,000 men working for 1000 years.

The Menomonie Indians of North Wisconsin possess a legend that speaks about the ancient mines. They described the mines as being worked by “light skinned men”, who were able to identify the mines by throwing magical stones on the ground, which made the ores that contained copper ring like a bell. This practice closely resembles a similar practice that was used in Europe during the Bronze Age. Bronze with a high concentration of tin indeed resonates when a stone is thrown against it. The legend might have confused the start of the process with the result of the process. Even so, S.A. Barnett, the first archaeologist who studied Aztalan, a site near the mines, believed that the miners originated from Europe. His conclusion was largely based on the type of tools that had been used, tools which were not used by the local people.




Conclusion

In our modern day attempts to recreate some of the sophisticated ancient metal working, we seem to have lost a certain knowledge these originators had. Sure, we eventually learned to mine and make metals from this original race, but we did not know some of their more amazing techniques. We were learning how to dance by watching someone dance on a stage and then went home to try some of the things we recalled from the show. 


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