Originally appeared in Planet Jackson Hole

What our ancestors have been trying to tell us.

"Humanity as a species suffers from amnesia about our own history."

- Graham Hancock

Lost civilizations have gone to great lengths to leave records for our benefit telling us about who they were, what they knew, and what has gone down here on Earth. Many of these have been passed down to us in ancient sacred texts and legends.

Some of these "stories" have seemed so improbable that until recently they have been overlooked, forgotten, censored or simply not taken seriously. This article is about two of the missing chapters recorded in legends worldwide, which are now supported by mounting scientific evidence.

Race of giants

The existence of an actual race of less-than-friendly giants who stood in excess of 10 feet tall is one of many forgotten chapters in our past for which there are both prolific legendary references and supporting archeological finds. A brief sample of the ancient global sources includes:

Old Testament Genesis: "There were giants in the earth in those days?"

Old Testament Numbers 13:33: "There we saw the Giants and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight."

South American legends tell of giants who were sometimes taken as Gods.

Legends from Great Britain include the giants of Albion.

A history of North American Paiute Indians describes encounters with cannibalistic red-haired giants whose height was 10 to 12 feet.

African culture is replete with legends about many distinct races of giants, some of whom were peaceful; others were extremely violent.

Archaeological discoveries

Archaeologists have found the remains of giant human skeletons on most every continent. Some of the physical discoveries include:

South Africa: A giant human footprint measuring more than five feet in length was found embedded in a granite outcropping millions of years old.

Morocco: Discovery of an arsenal of ancient hunting weapons with axes so large and so heavy that it would take a giant of at least 13 feet to wield them.

Mexico: Skeletons of giants 10 to 12 feet tall have been unearthed.

USA: Ancient skeletons of giant humans have been found in many parts of the country including California, Ohio, Wisconsin and Texas.

Evidence of nuclear wars thousands of years ago

The Mahabharata, an ancient sacred text from India written between five and eight thousand years ago, describes a war with flying chariots in the skies deploying weapons that could decimate entire armies, "causing crowds of warriors with steeds and elephants and weapons to be carried away as if they were dry leaves of trees."

Further excerpts about the war accurately describe what we now recognize as the effects of a nuclear explosion: "A single projectile charged with all the power of the Universe...an incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as the thousand suns...the cloud of smoke rising after its first explosion formed into expanding round circles like the opening of giant parasols...the corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable...the hair and nails fell out...pottery broke without apparent cause...and the birds turned white. After a few hours all foodstuffs were infected..."

Archaeological evidence

Archaeological excavations of Indian cities have revealed signs of atomic warfare. There is no evidence of volcanic eruptions or meteor strikes in these areas. Someone eight to 10 thousand years ago had this technology, or something we have yet to invent. Some findings include:

Skeletons thousands of years old unearthed in excavations of ancient cities in India (Harappa and Mohenjo Daro) were found flattened to the ground lying unburied in the streets. Levels of radioactivity in these skeletons were similar to those found in skeletons from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Excavations in northern India show indications of explosions of great magnitude. Huge masses of walls and foundations of these ancient cities are fused together, literally turned to glass.

The same type of glass is found in India, Egypt, and many other global locations-all thousands of years old. Deserts on a number of continents today are said to be the result of (prehistoric) nuclear warfare.

Of further interest

Robert Oppenheimer, head of the Manhattan Project, was familiar with the ancient Indian texts. When he was asked how he felt about the first atomic bomb detonating on earth, Oppenheimer replied, "Not first atomic bomb, but first atomic bomb in modern times."

More to ponder

Our human history is richer, deeper, older, and more mind blowing than we have realized. Research the topics mentioned in this article if you want to further expand your horizons. PJH