1. Giant Mummies Found In Tunnels Near The Colorado River
According to a report in The Arizona Gazette in April 1909, while rafting on the Colorado River, explorer G.E. Kinkaid made several remarkable discoveries. He claimed to have noticed a tunnel that took him almost 1.6 kilometers (1 mi) under the ground.
He encountered a fortified secured area at the end of the tunnel, in which he found copper weapons and tools, a large statue (which Kinkaid claimed looked similar to Buddha), ancient tablets that were carved with strange hieroglyphics, and perhaps most fascinatingly, several 2.7-meter-tall (9 ft) mummies, all wrapped in dark shrouds.
If his claims weren’t controversial enough, Kinkaid added a little conspiracy fuel to the fire when he stated that the government had purposely sealed and closed off the area so that the public would not be aware of its existence. The Arizona Gazette headline also stated that the finds were an indication that ancient, tall people had migrated to the United States thousands of years ago from Asia.
2. Giant Remains Found At Varna, Bulgaria, 2015
Varna, in modern-day Bulgaria, was once the ancient Greek city of Odessos, an important trading post that dates back around 7,000 years. Odessos’s mythology was particularly rife with giants, so when what appeared to be a giant human skeleton was discovered there in January 2015, it raised quite a few eyebrows for those who have an interest in such things.
Discovery made by accident
Excavators were digging in the area after they found a jar that appeared to date back to the fifth century. They discovered an unknown fortress wall, and as they continued to dig in order to get to the foundations of the wall, they stumbled upon the amazing find.
The skeleton was found with his hands placed on his waist and his head facing to the east. Excavators and investigators believe that he was placed in that position on purpose, indicating that he was most likely of some importance at the time of his death and burial. Although no actual height was released to the media at the time of the find, one of the excavators referred to the skeleton as “very tall” and “impressive.”
3. Giant Human Finger Found In Egypt
In March 2012, photographs of what appeared to be the mummified remains of a giant finger, claimed to have been discovered in Egypt, appeared on various websites and online media outlets. The digit clocked in at 38 centimeters (15 in) long, meaning that if it was proven authentic, the individual it belonged to would have been gigantic.
However, despite the alleged photographic evidence, the finger’s authenticity has yet to be verified, as the person who took the photograph doesn’t have the finger. According to the original story, which appeared on the website of Bild (a German tabloid), the photos were taken in 1988 by Gregor Sporri. He had paid $300 to an unknown man who claimed to belong to a “grave robber dynasty” for the privilege of taking the pictures. The unknown man also presented Sporri with an X-ray and a certificate to prove that it was a human finger, something he had obtained in the 1960s.
Sporri returned to Egypt in 2009 hoping to track down the man he had spoken with, but was he unsuccessful in doing so. At least for now, the huge finger’s whereabouts are unknown.
4. Giant ‘Footprints’ Found Worldwide
There have been several alleged fossilized giant footprints found throughout the world. Perhaps the most well-known of these is “Goliath’s Footprint” in Mpaluzi, South Africa, a town close to the Swaziland border. The impression is 1.2 meters (4 ft) long and appears to perfectly match a human foot. Although there is debate on exactly how old Goliath’s Footprint is, estimates have ranged anywhere from 200 million to three billion years old.
Other fossilized prints of similar size have also been reported. In 1926, The Oakland Tribune ran a story concerning 1.5-meter (5 ft) footprints on top of a cliff in San Jose, California. The year before, in 1925, an alleged 2.5-meter (8 ft) footprint was discovered near San Jose at the John Bunting ranch.
However, a set of standard-size footprints are perhaps more fascinating in relation to the other, much larger ones. In 1976, anthropologist Mary Leaky reported the discovery of normal-sized fossilized footprints in Tanzania. They looked perfectly human, but their age was estimated to be around 3.6 million years old. This predates—by millions of years—the time frame that mainstream science states modern humans were present on Earth.
If these footprints are genuine, they’d force what we “know” about the history of humanity on Earth to be reevaluated and rewritten, and they’d also beg the question of whether the alleged giant footprints are also genuine. If they were, it would suggest that human beings, at some point in their history, coexisted with so-called giants, just as mythology and legend state they did.
5. Aleutian Island Discovery, 1940
Ivan T. Sanderson was a popular and respected zoologist who regularly appeared on television to disperse his wisdom. One of his strangest tales, however, concerned a letter that he’d received from an engineer working on Shemya in the Aleutian Islands in 1940 during World War II.
The Aleutians sit between Alaska and the easternmost part of Russia and divide the North Pacific and the Bering Sea. The US was using the islands as a base of sorts for the potential (and eventual) conflict with Japan and was in the process of building airstrips when they made a bizarre discovery: As they bulldozed hills to flatten the ground, they came across a graveyard of human skulls and leg bones. They were, however, almost three times as large as a standard adult. The skulls measured between 56 to 61 centimeters (22–24 in) from top to bottom, as opposed to the average of 20 centimeters (8 in).
Sanderson stated that he received a second letter from another member of the unit that confirmed the find and corroborated the first letter. Interestingly, both men stated in their notes that the Smithsonian Institution had “collected” the remains. Sanderson said that not only had the Smithsonian released no data on the find, but they denied that any such relics were had ever been in their possession.
Sanderson asserted that he believed each of the engineers’ claims to be true. He speculated that they “[couldn’t] face rewriting all the textbooks,” given their decision to lock away the discovery.