More recently, scientists believed we were on the brink of identifying the giants as close cousins - or confirming a human-alien hybrid - using the latest DNA technology. But then, almost overnight, the subject became forbidden archaeology: You could no longer publish papers, study, or even discuss these bones. If you dared to pursue the subject, your career would be over, tenure lost, and all your careful research suspect.
The mainstream scientific community was intent on covering up all evidence of the giants – so much so that the bones actually began disappearing. Even the Smithsonian Museum “lost” all the Wisconsin bones sent to them, and offered no further explanation. A mad flurry of hoax discoveries clogged the media, adding to the confusion. Creating hoaxes is just one way mainstream scientists discredit those who work outside their established guidelines. I strongly suggest you read Michael Cremo’s book Forbidden Archaeology (Bhaktivedanta Press; Revised, 1998) for more regarding the suppression of ideas from the scientific community.
Despite the suddenly taboo subject, many speculate that we DID conduct DNA testing on the giants before the bones went missing. But what they found was too outrageous for the mainstream - so they immediately began their campaign to suppress all the data. What did they find that frightened them so? Why can’t they publish their results? Do the findings suggest an alternate evolutionary history for mankind?
One intriguing possibility comes from the Bible. It says Nephilim are the offspring of fallen angels and humans, [Genesis 6:4]. Early humans may have greeted alien visitors as gods – mistaking them for fallen angels. The aliens combined their DNA with early humans and created a race of giants. The aliens were not just having fun with DNA, they needed a strong, docile slave race to do their bidding.
But where are the giants now? The Bible has an answer for this too. It says the Great Flood was sent to destroy them. Now, it may be some natural (or heaven sent) disasters contributed to their demise, but an old saying comes to mind: “History is written by the victors.” I believe we, the little people, wiped them out.
Our relationship with the giants was marred by fear and hatred. In our stories they are always violent, greedy, fierce, villainous, stupid, slow, filthy and foul smelling. In most fairy tales they are even portrayed as man-eating! And who is to say they were not? As the victors, we get to say what we want about the losers. Some would argue we MUST say these things, to ease our collective conscience for the foul deed of completely obliterating another race – our cousins no less! History written by victors indeed!
Despite all the obstacles, I hope that intrepid scholars will continue to research these mysterious giants, and help us understand who they were and exactly why and how they disappeared.