Jim Heater, host of Paranormal Geeks Radio and ghost researcher, has helped out with this theory today and knocking around new concepts. Be sure and follow his blog (link above) and listen to the show on Tuesday nights at 9 pm EST . Tonight, he's having the charming and intelligent Paranormal Highwayman, David Lowery, as a guest to talk about his RV project to trek Rt. 66 and talk paranormal with America. A true paranormal geek!
Now, let's talk about the ancient giants and their relationship to Bigfoot, if there is one....
It may not be a coincidence that the population of witnessed Bigfoot encounters is highest from the Ohio Valley down through Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, East Texas. Giant skeletons were discovered in the Ohio Valley area and other sites around the US like Nevada and California (not far from Bigfoot's locations in the Sierras and Cascades).
Jim Vieira, a researcher uncovering the ancient structures and the reports of unearthed skeletons of giants, has been studying this "Cradle of Giants" in the Ohio area, outward and the fact that these civilizations seemed to contain tens of thousands of civilized beings living in communities.
Giant skeletons were found in other countries, often with armor and weapons. Some, like the Irish "Fomorians," had double rows of teeth and referred to as `blue-black giants.' In the United States, the skeletons revealed enormous heights of 7, 8, even 10 feet, double rows of teeth and sometimes six fingers and six toes. Sometimes, they wore cloth that looked Egyptian and other times they were found with reddish hair on their skulls. Besides giants remains found in the Ohio Valley area, there is a tale of Native Americans fighting a clan of red-haired giants in a cave in Nevada.
"Several Native American tribes in the West have legends of past confrontations with lightly pigmented giants with either blond or red hair. The most detailed stories come from the Paiutes, who claimed that the giants were cannibals, who hunted Paiutes for food. The Paiutes supposedly attacked the giants repeatedly until their numbers were reduced to a handful. According to the Paiutes, the surviving giants were cornered in a cave then either shot with arrows or asphyxiated by setting a fire at the entrance."
John Hayward was an historian and judge in the late 1700s and into the 1800s. He is best known for his histories of Tennessee, including The Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee (1823), an attempt to prove that the native tribes of Tennessee were descendants of ancient Hebrews.
In the book The Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee, John Haywood describes:
"...very large bones in stone graves found in Williamson County, Tennessee in 1821. In White County Tennessee an `ancient fortification' contained skeletons of gigantic stature averaging 7 feet in length. In 1921, large skeletons were found in the Humboldt Lake bed near Lovelock, Nevada. The skeletons measured 8-1/2 feet tall and appeared to have been wrapped in a gum-covered fabric similar to the ancient Egyptians. One skeleton was almost 10 feet Long. George W. Hill, dug out a skeleton in a mount of Ashland County, Ohio, in 1879 that was 9 feet eight inch skeleton near Brewersville, Indiana. In 1875 construction workers uncovered three giant skeletons with strands of reddish hair clinging to the skulls. The ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Sumerians, Semites, Ugaritics and Canaanites used henna to dye the hair and skin red. Presently, African tribes exist with red hair. Also, Australian Aborigines have blonde and reddish hair along with many titled `Black people' in the United States (Indigenous people). A local doctor examined the remains and ascertained the skeletons were approximately 8 feet tall. In fact, giant skeletons were found throughout Ohio and New York--Morrow County, Ohio in 1880, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1878, Berwerville, Indiana 1879, Zanesville, Ohio, Warren, Minnesota, 1883, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 1884, and Toledo, Ohio 1895. The second thing to be asked--What, mummies found buried in the United States! An Irish tradition recounts that brutal, warlike Fomorians who were described as `blue-black giants' invaded Ireland and other British Isles in ships from Africa, and demanded children at Halloween time. They were finally driven north to the Hebrides Isles off northwest Scotland and to Tory Island off northwest Ireland in the deep Atlantic. From there, they preyed on the people of Ulster. The Formorian giants were supposedly endowed with double-rows of teeth. In the upper Ohio Native traditions tell of `giants,' and early settlers claimed they were digging up (from Lake Erie-to the Ohio River) the skeletons of `giants' with massive skulls and double rows of teeth have been found throughout America."
If we accept the evidence that giant skeletons with double rows of teeth have been unearthed around the world and a good deal of them in America, we then have to figure out where they fit into the scheme of man's origins.
We can make one assumption off the bat, that this was not a series of humans with gigantism/pituitary tumors. That would not explain the double rows of teeth.
So, if we're talking about a race of humans that were gigantic, had double rows of teeth, often six fingers and six toes, then it would seem we had another man upon the earth perhaps during the time of Denisovans, Neanderthal, and modern Homo Sapiens.
What happened to these people that were found with tools, cloth, and structures that they built? Did they become extinct or might there be another scenario for them?
Imagine if man came across the land bridge tens of thousands of years ago and did not come along with the Bigfoot, but came to a land that had inhabitants; a man that was extraordinarily large and different?
Would the paleo-indians have fought with these giants? Would they have mated with these giants like man mated with Denisovans and Neanderthals? Would those offspring become Bigfoot? Is this what makes the supposed outcome of Ketchum's DNA make sense? That this hybridization happened here in America when these native giants met with modern man as he entered the land?
Or, might another unusual scenario be at work?
What if the very reason Bigfoot remains separate and hidden is that they have never seen us as a breeding population for them? What if, like mountain gorillas with villagers, they stay to themselves and have no reason to bother the humans? Perhaps Bigfoot simply saw us as not part of their kind in any way, even though we both walk upright? Their hidden nature might have to be more with being with their own kind, like coyotes would take to the woods to be with their type. After all, we certainly look at them and don't see a place for them in our world or as a breeding population.
If this sketch (above) and report of a mummy found in a California cave is any indication of the skeletons uncovered, the proportions are like modern humans. They are not like the proportions of a Bigfoot where the body would be longer and legs shorter in proportion to humans (if we use Patty (Patterson-Gimlin film) as an example of bodily proportions).
What were these ancient giants? We won't know if they were connected to Bigfoot or not until we had a chance to look over a Bigfoot and his dental assets. If the shots of Matilda that got out into the public are any indication of the potential facial structure of a bigfoot, the images showed a pronounced forward-jutting maxilla and mandible (lower face) which actually is what would be necessary to house a double row of teeth. And, think on this, there have been numerous reports of 6-toed Bigfoot tracks.
Thank y'all for allowing Jim and I to give you a Mind Fuck Tuesday to leave you baffled all week. It's so easy to go on autopilot on this day of the week, but I suspect that like myself, after thinking over all these points, you will have many theories bouncing around in your heads. I'd like to hear them!