Proof of Giants on Earth
Were There Giants on Earth?
Humans have long expressed a mixture of fascination and fear around the question, “Were there giants on Earth?” Whether in legends or life, giants have been worshipped, reviled, ostracized, and celebrated. While the existence of dinosaurs is largely accepted, and millions of people travel across continents to marvel at majestic, larger than life monuments, the facts about human giants, or giant races, are much debated. Regardless of whether they are dismissed as myth or accepted as fact, giants represent important aspects of our individual and collective psyche. They capture our imagination, appear in religious texts, and drive scientific endeavor. But the question still remains — did giants once roam the Earth?
What Are Giants? A Brief Look at Gigantism
Merriam-Webster defines a giant as being a “legendary humanlike being of great stature and strength,” as well as “a living being of great size.” In physical terms, a giant is a person over seven feet tall with a condition known as “gigantism.” The tallest person documented modern history was Robert Wadlow (1918-1940), known as the “Alton Giant,” or the “Giant of Illinois,” who stood 8 feet 11 inches tall.
Wadlow intended to study law, but lived as a celebrity after traveling with the Ringling Brothers Circus and as a spokesman for giant-sized shoes. He died at a young age, an all too common end for those with gigantism — their weight and size puts constant strain on the heart and skeletal system.
Today genetic giants are gaining acceptance because overall, humans have evolved into a taller species. According to Max Roser, an economist studying global standards of living conditions, between 1810 and 1980 European male height grew from an average of 160 centimeters to 185 centimeters. But despite this acceptance, giants can still find life in a normal-sized world stressful and lonely, and like Wadlow, are treated as an oddity. This contradiction mirrors the way in which giant races have been regarded throughout history.
Who Were the Ancient Race of Red Haired Giants?
Legends of giants exist around the world and some say they have even found evidence, but mainstream science dismisses giants as a hoax. Is it time for a fresh look at ancient giants?
Giants have been dismissed by science and archeology as a myth but are embraced by many cultures around the world. Globally, there are even structures that would fit the giant narrative, but perhaps most importantly, oral histories, folklore, and even scripture mention giants.
Jack Cary, researcher and author of “Paranormal Planet” has studied this phenomenon for years.
“Indigenous people throughout the entire planet have these oral histories of red-haired giants. And there are a lot of indications and clues as to who the giants were and where they originated,” Cary said.
“One of the most important is Genesis 6:4 in which it describes that the Nephilim were on Earth, they had children by human women, these children were giants…”