Sunday, January 31, 2016

Human-Like Movie Monsters




Sure, there's King Kong, Godzilla, Cloverfield, and Aliens, but what about monsters that are human-like?  Sometimes, those are the most horrifying because we assume they also have our intelligence and ability to plot -

Pan's Labyrinth



This monster was seriously disturbing. It was the combination of something that should not occur -- eyes should never be in the palms of one's hands! It makes it just distorted and surreal enough to horrify.

The Descent


This is probably one of my favorites of the human-like monsters. The concept of humans evolving inside of caves with possibly night vision, and slimy pale skin, just disturbs, and the bat-like ears don't help to make me any more comfortable.

30 Days Of Night


Absolutely the best vampires in a movie ever! They were human but distorted and they were not charming or sexy, just pure soul-less feeding machines. 
  

Dead Silence


This movie was a gem and the concept of this woman's ghost taking on the look of her precious ventriloquist dolls - something most people are already afraid of, is horrifying!


Nightmare On Elm Street



Freddy Krueger was not only like a melting human being, but those  gloves with the razor fingers, just horrifying. That he could enter your dreams and slice you up there -- SCARY!!!


Leprechaun


What is it with a little being that would scare us? Magic powers? The ability to come and go and mess with our minds? The little sing-song voice? That he's wearing such an adorable costume on such a ghastly creature? 

Creature From the Black Lagooon



I have had a mad crush on the Gill Man forever! He was so graceful in the water and so tragically lonely. I had compassion for him and, at the same time, found myself studying the lake cautiously before swimming.


The Wolf Man



Anyone could be a werewolf if they get bitten, right? Full moon - most horrifying time! He's man, but he's animal man, so he is going on instincts and feral, can't be reasoned with, and wants to tear you to ribbons and bite you!


Frankenstein


As a kid, Frankenstein scared me the most because he was a cobbled being from parts of dead people. He was revived with electricity. And, he had no soul and no intelligence. Just a big, strong, angry monster with a horrible face. This one was with-the-lights-on-only kind of monster!


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Believe Series: Family Disease and Lifestyle


I am claiming Saturdays on GHT for any subject I wish to discuss that has to do with the power of belief. This might be about new scientific finds and evidence, or it could be about your own personal journey and how to obtain goals. It might involve growing your own food and eating organically, or it could be about how to handle investigating. It might or might not have to do with para subjects, but life coaching, healthy living, lifestyle change, the importance of humor, how to comport yourself in your field of study, living the dream, going on adventures....

You won't know what each Saturday will bring, but be assured they will all be written from my heart and soul, as they will be subjects I am passionate about.

Today's first installment - 


Family disease and lifestyle

We were not meant to sit for most of our waking hours, though between breakfast, commute, work, and watching TV, hanging around on the computer, playing video games, up to 90% of our day can be sitting or lying (sleep). That's just one way that lifestyle can bring out the worst in your genes. 

If you write down your family history, you can probably see how lifestyle killed off some folks sooner than they should have left this world. You know what diseases you are vulnerable to because of your genes, but that does not mean those diseases are your future, only if you continue that family member's lifestyle.

Here's my family - 

Dad - Died at 59 of heart disease, super high cholesterol, stressful job, no exercise, ate mostly meat and root veggies.

Mom - Died at 74 of emphysema, also had rheumatoid arthritis (smoker).

Oldest sister - Died at 50 of complications of stomach stapling (obesity, high cholesterol, gout, high blood pressure).

Second brother - Died at 43 of alcoholic cirrhosis, also had gout, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol.

Other sister - Rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, high cholesterol (smoker).

So, I can look at my family and learn a few things. One is that, no matter how much cholesterol I eat, my highest cholesterol has ever been was 150. I get that low cholesterol from mom. That's an example of having a happy gene. The sad genes include rheumatoid arthritis which is a definite if I smoked, truncal obesity/diabetes is a definite outcome if I were obese, and gout if I drank a lot/ate a lot of meat.

Every one of these family members that passed on, passed on due to lifestyle-induced disease. 

As the baby of the family, I can learn a lot about why I should never smoke or gain too much weight, drink in excess, or be sedentary. But what good things can I learn about my genes?

My aunt lived to 93, drove almost to the very end of her life. She was Jewish and led a healthy lifestyle, stayed trim, and avoided the vices. When you have relative with exceptionally long lives, that's not a guarantee for you, but a goal, as it's still in your hands. I am from a huge family and yet cancer has not been an issue for those under 80.

I know a lot of people who say "my dad died at 55, so it's my fate." That's ridiculous!

My brother died at 43, my sister at 50, and I surpassed their ages, at 53. 

It's not a fate unless you follow their example and do the things they did. Even then, siblings share different genes from each parent - just as I was A+ blood and my siblings O+.  

And, you are not all one parent either. You are partly the other parent. Heart disease is not something I really fear because of my eating style and exercise and my very low cholesterol with great ratios and almost indiscernible inflammatory markers in my body (CRP of 0.5).  But my dad died of heart disease. Yet, my mom had low cholesterol and that is what I have gotten from her as a baseline. 

So, no, you are not fated to one parent's death/age. In fact, my father died at 59 of heart disease, his mother did at 55 of a blood clot follow surgery (didn't take her blood thinners) and his father died at 72 of pneumonia. However, father was a recovered alcoholic and nearly all his family members were alcoholics and my oldest brother died of alcohol-related disease. I can drink alcohol and I have no desire to have more than 2 drinks and that's usually every month or two max. I just never took to alcohol the way dad and my brother did - which means they may have had a genetic component between them that I did not get.

We spend a lot of time looking at the bad things that happen in our family, given our genes, but it wasn't the genes that caused the disease process, it was the lifestyle that activated that genetic weakness, such as eating tons of beef and having high cholesterol. 

Sometimes, we have familial cholesterol issues where your genes simply say you are going to have high cholesterol, no matter how much you modify your diet. In such cases, a preemptive dose of cholesterol-lowering medicine is the way to negate that and consider that part of your "lifestyle" control of your genes. 

You are not the destiny of any family member. It's apples and oranges really. You could have a propensity to develop emphysema if you smoke (such as runs in my family) but even then some members will, some won't have that weakness. You don't know until you lead the bad lifestyle. 

One of the benefits I have as the baby of the family is to see what the elders did to know what NOT to do and if I had some healthy examples, what TO do. I know the parameters of my lineage when it comes to bad genes and lifestyle combos, but what I am seeking now is what good genes do we have for longevity, resilience, warding off aging markers and deterioration, being muscular and lean in latter years... 

Let's quit cursing the bad genes (looking at the negative) and let's celebrate the good genes. What is your potential - what kind of health might you have if you live right? 

I am beating the family genes, and celebrating the good ones - like my family's youthful appearance. I only feed my skin coconut oil, not lotion, and I use Amara lotion for my face (jojoba oil, vitamin c and coconut oil) - no procedures, no injections, no dermal work, simply exercise, high-nutrient diet, and only apply to my skin things without chemicals. That is good gene potential and lifestyle optimization. And, it's cheaper!

A huge tub of organic coconut oil is super cheap and you use it for hair conditioner, in your coffee, to fry foods with, on your skin, mixed with baking soda and peppermint oil for toothpaste. Exercise and eating your greens - cheap. And, bad lifestyle, activation of bad genes - health care/medicines/debility/procedures/expensive wrinkle creams...




I believe in the power of one person to make a difference. It is up to me to be that difference.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Vlog: What is Facial Amnesia?


Today's VLOG - what's it like to live with facial amnesia. 


Tomorrow I'm starting a new Saturday series on the blog called "Believe" and it will allow me to share excitement in many arenas I'm active in from life coaching and lifestyle change, setting goals and ambition, new finds in the field of science, growing your own organic food, using creative outlets, etc. It will be a fun day of the week to teach about more subjects that I work in besides just the unexplained. I hope y'all enjoy it! 


Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Dog-Faced Tribes of Russia




There are legends of tribes of people with dog-shaped heads. Cyanocephaly sounds quite extraordinary, but the frame of reference for people with unusual-shaped skulls that create a snout-like situation would be explained by most as "dog-faced."

Could such tribes have existed? Well in the the travels of Medieval adventurers like Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Ogedei Khan and Marco Polo, they spoke of running to such tribes in Russian territory. 

Giovanni mentioned the armies of Ogedei Khan who ran into the dog-headed barbaric people in the area of Lake Baikal. Marco Polo spoke of finding them in Andaman Islands. 

Ancient Greeks and Ancient Egyptians spoke of dog-headed people in their legends. 

Greek explorer, Megasthenes, claimed there were dog-headed people in India who lived in the mountains and barked, lived in animal skins, and lived like wild things.

St. Andrew and St. Bartholomew described, "city of cannibals... whose face was like unto that of a dog."

Augustine of Hippo spoke of them being descendants of Adam. 

In Eastern Orthodox practice, they identify St. Christopher with the head of a dog. 




Source: The German bishop and poet Walter of Speyer portrayed St. Christopher as a giant of a cynocephalic species in the land of the Chananeans (the "canines" of Canaan in the New Testament) who ate human flesh and barked. 

St. Christopher was killed in the third century who legend says carried the Christ child from the river and later became the Patron Saint of Travelers. This gets more interesting as we add this tidbit - 

Source:  According to the legendary account of his life Christopher was initially called Reprobus. He was a Canaanite, 5 cubits (7.5 feet or 2.3 m) tall and with a fearsome face. 

In fact, a great deal of Medieval texts carry the theme of there being such dog-headed people who could be gentle if treated gently and turn ruthless and grotesquely angry if incited.

Where do these legends from pre-biblical times, the Bible, and even into the Medieval Ages originate from?

Well, if we look at Russia, the cave known for the discovery in the early 2000s of another form of man that lived along side us, the Denisovans, was in the Altai Mountains in Siberia. The very same area that supposed tribes of dog-headed people were found. 

Do legends continue of tribes that still had members among the population in, say, 5000 BC, 2000 BC, 100 AD, 1400 AD? 

What do we know of Denisovans? Not too much except that they had unusual large molars which would show they had very powerful jaws, they could be found in Siberia and have a gene that makes the able to tolerate high altitudes, such as those found in the Altai Mountains.


This odd skull, above, was found in the Russian Mountains. This case gets more interesting. It was supposedly coveted by the SS during WWII and, no wonder. If they liked to collect things of magical or odd powers, there is nothing quite so unusual as a skull such as this one (SOURCE). 

Described as unusually tall, dog-headed, fierce, even cannibalistic, we now have a description that could fit repeated legends from Native people, cultures in the East and the Bible. When you get repeated themes, you have to wonder, what did they know?

We can add to this wonder by asking ourselves, where did the "giants" of old come from, those skeletons dug up around the world? Was the tall element something bred into Neanderthal and Homo sapiens from these Denisovans who were dog-headed?

From the book The Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee by John Haywood (starting page 200 on reprint edition from Amazon):

Referred to as "pygmies," these skeletons were found buried in crypts just outside of Sparta, Tennessee in the County of White and reported in the Nashville Whig in June 1820.

These graves had many bodies, all of them quite small. Some of the crypts were as small as 18 inches by 12 inches. The first grave was 2 feet long and inside the small skeleton and its teeth had the researcher wondering if it was canine or monkey. He had them sent off to be examined.

They were buried with care in a stone crypt and had shells and urns with them. The bones were so old they crumbled quite easily. One skull the examiner held up was 5" across from side to side. Most individuals were from 18 inches to 2 feet 10 inches long. One find was a 5 foot 5 inch individual found with the smaller ones. The taller skeleton had a head that was longer, eyes much wider asunder, the forehead much higher above the eyebrows, and the under jaw measured one inch longer on each side than the smaller fellows. Atop the head of one skull had bright silver grey fine hairs.

There was great dissimilarity in skull shapes, the size and shape of the bones, and looked to belong to different tribes of people. Just 8 miles away, a 7-foot giant was found.

It would seem that there were in legends and in finds, people with unusual skull shapes that created the birth of many characters, stories and encounters by explorers to explain something that was encountered and not understood. We make a lot of assumptions we have covered all the kinds of men that have been upon the earth, but it was only years ago we found the Denisovans and we also found their DNA within our people in places like the Himalayas and the South Pacific/aborigines/Polynesians. 

Today, stories of human-like beings with dog heads and hair covering their bodies are reported in America and popularly referred to as "dogman."

We have a great deal to learn about our world, but repeated legends around the earth of dog-headed people, giants and floods, need to be given proper serious study, as it appears that man has tried to remember his history and pass it on to us in the future.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Face-Off Tonight on Syfy!



"Face Off" tonight at 9 pm EST has the 12 remaining contestants competing in an interesting challenge involving the creative languages of the show "Game of Thrones." 

I hope y'all are as hooked on this show as I am. It's just so fascinating, it's hard to look away.


Ghosts: The Little Phantoms in the Hospitals


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I worked in an ER for a few years. I remember hearing some nurses talking to a paramedic. They were discussing the "wee ones." I thought at the time they meant children. Later, however, I heard the discussion continuing as one of them pointed out where she had seen the wee one and what the wee one looked like.

The nurse pointed to a spot between two doors. The doors had no windows. It was between a couple of beds in the row of beds that were curtained in the ER. 

I listened as she told the paramedic her encounter.

"Probably 2:30 or 3 in the morning. It was a slow night. I was heading back in from the break room toward the front desk, going through here." She gestured the bed-lined room. 

"I got right about there." She pointed to the center of the room. "I saw something out of the corner of my eye and felt a weird shiver. Goosebumps all over." She rubbed her arms recalling it. "It's like I felt someone watching me, but only one bed was taken at the far end." She nodded her head back to the other end of the room. 

"When I turned my head to look around, there was this little figure standing there. It's like it saw me seeing it and it turned in profile. It was pure black. No detail at all. Just black human-like shape; head, arms, legs...." She visibly shuddered as if recalling every detail. 

"Then, it just turned and walked right into the corner of the wall and it was gone. I looked behind me, thinking maybe somehow it was someone's shadow, but nope. It was 3 feet tall, at the most."

I couldn't make out the paramedic's words, but then the nurse responded to something he said.

"Yes, they moved that patient to CICU, but I don't think he will make it." 

Apparently, he asked about the patient that had been in the bed in the room when it happened. I didn't think much of it until I heard two doctors talking about an encounter after they revived a patient after about a half hour of CPR.

"The lil fucker scared me. I'd heard about them. I just never thought I'd have to see one. I can't tell you what it is or where it came from, but I know I felt adrenaline running through me like I had a near miss on the highway. I don't ever wanna see that again!" 

Years later when I was teaching a class in ghost investigating at a convention, a student held up a hand. She told of a story of being a hospital, very sick, not sure if she'd make it when a little shadow person came out from between the wall and the bathroom and creeped up to her bed. She sat up, stared at it and rushed off. It happened several times while she was there and being a Native American, she had some strong reactions to this spirit person showing up. She was certain it was going to usher to the other side. Then, one night it didn't show up again and her condition turned for the better. She wasn't sure if it was waiting for her to die or had a hand in her healing, but she was never going to stay in a hospital again, she swore.

Hospice workers are the first to speak of what occurs near death when people, for sometimes up to a few days before their deaths, are visited by their dead loved ones. The terminal patients' reactions are always ones of utter peace and happiness. It is comforting to know we are escorted by familiar faces for such a transition, as we are when we are born onto the earth and our parents hold us and help us adjust. 

I am reminded of when I was a child. My family had a summer home on Mobjack Bay in the Southern Chesapeake and we had a dear friend who lived next door that we referred to as "The Captain." He was a captain who had retired. One day, my mom was at home at our main residence in Fairfax, Virginia and she awakened from a nap, feeling someone watching her. She swung her legs over the bed and looked and in a chair that we had brought to our home from our summer place, she saw the Captain. 

Only, he wasn't quite right....

He was about 3/4 of his usual size and wearing a white gown. She watched him a moment before he simply disappeared. A half hour later, she got a call from the Captain's wife. He had passed away quite suddenly!

Why is it that the deceased might come back in smaller forms? We know we see apparitions, but so far as I have experienced with many apparitions in my lifetime, they do seem to be a moment in history replaying, not necessarily a spirit, but a glimpse of history. In this case, these might be genuine spirit forms. Spirit forms when able to be visualized may appear proportionally off, but if you are viewing them within their intersecting dimension, they may seem smaller, but it's a visual trick. It's kind of like this picture where I held a toy dino up next to the lens while taking a picture of my friend Julie in the distance.



Now imagine your are glimpsing something in another dimension - what distortion might that do to your visual interpretation? 

Here's some videos of folks running into ghosts in hospitals. 










Here is one last possibility for the "compressed" and "shadow shapes" - the way we might interpret with our minds another dimensional being wouldn't be as a physical form as we know them, but as a shadow reflection of a form we cannot perceive - 



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: Are they Understanding?


This is the reporting by a Bigfoot researcher of an ongoing study in the Southern part of the United States in a very large park area near homes and urban setting.

Prior Installments: 

#2 "The Original Experiment"
#3 "The Urban Study Begins"
#4 "Signatures and Signs" 
#5  "Mixing It Up"
#6  "Neglected and Discouraged" 
#7  "Adding Complexities"
#8  "Stunning Interactions"
#9  "Showing My Intent"
#10  "I'm Being Directed"
#11  "New Team Member"
#12  "Working It Vigorously"
#13 "Curious Interactions"
#14  "New Season Begins" 
#15 "Answering My Thoughts?"
#16  Trail Cam Sham 
#17 Training for Cameras

#21  Research Considerations
#22  Making Signs
#23  Footprint Found 
#24  Testing Animal Versus Sasquatch
#25  Enticing With Food and Curiosity 
#26  Amping up the Exchange
#27 Opening Communication
#28  Extended Visit
#29  Pillaged and Moved 
#30  Feather Gift
#31  Disarray
#32  Evolving
#32  Flooding and Chaos 
#33   After the Floods
#34  Lots of Changes
#35  Hair Samples 
#36  Lots of Tinkering
#37  Shocking Find 

#38  Between Storms 

Field Visit #34
November 8, 2015

I took 20 photos during this visit. As usual, they will be posted with explanations of observations and new set-up activities.

This was another Sunday visit. It's been 8 days since the last visit. I left home for the park around 8 AM. The temperature was 55, breezy, crisp with a blue, sunny sky and high clouds. It was truly the first cool day of the fall. 

I arrived at the park around 8:22 AM. I brought my bike to get in the 7+miles trail riding. I rode the close area and was back to my vehicle by 8:40 AM. I rested a while. I started gearing up with my backpack and by 8:52 was riding to the far end of the park.

I rode to the far east end of the park. On the return ride, I came to the P.R.O.W at 9:20 AM. After observing north and south, I visited the 2 entries. 

I noticed nothing changed or different in the 2 areas. Due to recent rains, flooding in the park, the 2nd entry spot is swampy with standing water and mosquitoes were to much to deal with, even with a head net, long sleeves, gloves, etc. I can't stand their buzzing around my head.

I left the P.R.O.W. area around 9:30 AM. There was a lot of standing water just off the trail on my ride. During my ride to site 1B I noticed some sticks on the right side of the trail on the pavement. I saw them when I was riding east and determined to stop and look at on the way back. Here are the photos for this observation.

#1. thru #3. I really don't know if it means anything with the 'Forest People'. I photographed from 3 directions. This 'layout' of sticks was the only spot I saw something like this on the trail. It looked odd to me. I started using my survival whistle on recent rides. I blow it a certain way to announce my entering the area. I whistle towards the woods on the south side every 1/4 to 1/2 mile on the ride to the east on the trail. After taking the photos of the sticks, I rode on to Site 1B. I arrived around 9:50 AM.


 




After entering the 1B east tree line entry, I walked the pipes area to note changes. I saw no changes in the set-ups, etc. at the pipes. I went to other set-ups and saw no changes. 

As I headed back to the pipes, I started talking out loud about moving things from the area, back home unless something eye catching really took place. 

I then said out loud, 'like bringing back the ball ' (the small blue painted ball with painted yellow eyes and mouth, missing from the site recently).

As I reached the pipes area, I was going to remove the small backpack when I SAW ON THE GROUND THE BLUE BALL WITH THE FACE LOOKING IN MY DIRECTION. I was stunned. I didn't know what to think. There's a hole in the ground by the pipes were some small animal burrows. The ball was in the hole opening surrounded by leaves ground clutter. I just laughed.  

Here I was talking aloud about the ball and it was returned. During my recent visits to the site, I made my feelings known about the ball being missing, taken, etc. I would speak verbally and send thoughts about the ball being returned to this spot.

#4. and #5.  The ball on the ground in the opening.





#6.  I put the ball back in the crook of another close 
by small tree.



#7.  The bear/bee doll still in position.





#8.  This shows both ball and bear/bee doll on separate small trees.





#9.  You can see the ground hole below the ball in the tree.





#10. I put the ball back into the opening for this photo. You can see what I saw as I returned to the spot and saw the ball from the vantage.




In the next 10 photos, my new set-ups are in place.

#11. thru #20.  New set-ups before leaving the site. They should be self-explanatory.













Another observation concerning my on-going visits. As you can see from all the current and past set-ups since 2014, I do a lot of items with a lot of pieces including large and small set-ups. Some are extravagant, most are simple. 

The interaction with a possible 'FP' continually goes from mind boggling at times to simple and subtle. I never know what will happen next.


This concludes field report # 34 for Sunday November 08, 2015.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Review: X-Files


Monday nights starting tonight - 8 pm Fox Channel, new episodes of the beloved series, "X-Files."

I readily admit, I wasn't sure what to expect when they brought back X-Files for a 6-episode season, but I am so very glad I sat down and watched the opening last night!

I am so hooked. The plot is so feasible it's almost chilling and the pacing great. The acting was sometimes a bit stilted and almost over-rehearsed between Scully and Mulder. It felt strange, as if their voices could emote, but they could not in their bodies or faces (talking heads syndrome). The plot, however, is just wicked awesome.

I do not want to give away anything, except to say that they did some great research, spent some times with true conspiracy consultants and took this in a path that has me hooked big time.


It also brought back a few characters from the original series including my monster crush, Skinner. Oh, I must say Mitch Pileggi has always curled my toes.



I cannot wait for tonight! Do not miss this. If you loved the series, I promise this will satisfy the missing spot in your soul when it went off the air!


Just How Tall Were the Ancient 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!

Today, we might see those shapes and say they are archaic, but back then, they were the first people, the knowledgeable ones, who owned the lands first and were revered, perhaps, as gods - both benevolent and brilliant and ruthless and punishing (can see where we picked up those themes in our religious texts and native legends)


(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). This would equal 6-feet 7-1/2 inches to 9-feet 7-1/2 inches.

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. That is 12 feet!

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 6-feet 8-inches tall, he would have been easily eligible to compete among 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)

**Those Neanderthal features might have been Denisovan or a hybrid of the two - a hybrid that grew taller than either of its originators**







(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?


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