The thing I remembered most from class today was the silly, obviously photoshopped picture of archaeologists kneeling beside a skeleton whose skull was as big as their entire body. Anyone with any sense would (hopefully, at least) realize that a photo like this is fake. However, while Googling more photos of giant skeletons to see if any of them were really convincing, I happened upon an article on a website called “Signs of the Time – the World for People Who Think” (http://www.sott.net/article/256712-A-giant-mystery-18-strange-giant-skeletons-found-in-Wisconsin-Sons-of-god-Men-of-renown). Seems legit, right?
This article starts right out by saying that this discovery is one for your “forbidden archaeology” file. Is it just me, or does that sound a little bit like the author insinuating that archaeologists are hiding things from us? That sort of rings a bell from class today… but it doesn’t stop there. The very next sentence states that “scientists are being stubbornly silent” about the discovery.
It goes on to talk about 18 enormous human skeletons found in Wisconsin in 1912; they were even published in the newspaper during that year. Although, strangely, no reports like this have been published after the 1950s – the author attributes that as being “do to the fear that people would question evolution, or if anything de-evolution.” And yes, she actually does misspell the word “due.”
The skeletons, though humanoid, were severely different from us. They had huge, elongated skulls – “much larger than the heads of any race which inhabit America to-day” – as well as six fingers/toes on each hand/foot instead of five, and molars even in the front of their mouth. After explaining them, the author goes on to state a quote from the Bible that involves giants walking the Earth – it’s almost like using pseudoarchaeology to justify religion, or something like that, I don’t know – and says “this is faulty logic to any scientist out there because I am using religous (another misspelling)/cultural history to fill a hole in science.” I’m not sure that it would be possible to find more than a handful of Christians who actually believe that giants existed on Earth before we did, just because the Bible says it.
At least we can all assume that these giants are real. I mean, the facts are obvious! But why were they there?
My answer? Well…