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Discovery Of Bizarre Giant Skeletons In Ancient British Era



Ever since the inception of mankind, we have been confronted with a number of mysteries and enigmatic phenomena occurring around us. One such baffling mystery is, whether the giants really existed in ancient times. If not, then who built such enormous monuments like Stonehenge? Are the stories about giants erecting Stonehenge actually true? In this writing, we have come up with certain evidence that supports the existence of Giants at one point in time. Here we have collected data that shows some of the Giant Skeletons that have been discovered.

The Discovery Of Giant Skeletons In the Ancient British Era

In the archaeological and historical records, there are over 250 references to the remains of giant human skeletons that range in height from 7 feet to 21 feet (2.13 meters to 6.4 meters). These skeletons were frequently measured and discussed at the time by eminent scientists, scholars, and writers.

Numerous pieces of mythology from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland describe sophisticated societies of giants with superhuman abilities and cutting-edge technology who controlled thunder and lightning, as evidenced by the disturbance of their tombs by succeeding generations. They were frequently high kings and queens who governed from their mountaintop fortresses and were expert surveyors, architects, astronomers, and geomancers. While some were savage cannibals who delighted in scattering enormous rocks across the area in precise patterns.

Painting of a King killing off a Giant

St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, 8ft

One of England’s most recognizable sights, St. Michael’s Mount, is situated off the coastline of Marazion in South Cornwall. It is a granite conical hill with a monastery perched atop and encircled by lovely gardens. Early in the 19th century, a skeleton measuring eight feet (2.43 meters) tall was found on St. Michael’s Mount inside a cramped dungeon carved out of solid rock, which is currently the chapel’s crypt. According to old traditions, Jack-the-Giant-Killer killed Cormoran the Giant. Additionally, it was claimed that Cormoran had six toes and six fingers on each foot. In addition, he was a one-eyed Cyclops who fought white magicians for territory and power, suffering both financial loss and gain in the process.

Glastonbury Abbey Giant, Somerset, 9ft

The monks of Glastonbury Abbey announced a significant find in 1191, claiming to have discovered King Arthur’s skeleton. Witnesses reported that it stood 9 feet tall (2.7 meters) and that Guinevere’s skeleton with a braid of blonde hair was close to it. The location was designated as King Arthur’s burial with a lead cross with Latin inscriptions.

About 4 years after the discovery, renowned historian Giraldus Cambrensis personally examined the skulls and the grave and declared it to be a genuine find. The remains were moved into a marble sarcophagus in 1278 in front of King Edward I and Queen Eleanor, who also witnessed the ritual. The coffin was then placed inside the Abbey. This skeleton’s enormous size was confirmed by additional records dating back to 1193. Longbows constructed of Yew were found nearby in a prehistoric lake settlement, measuring 7 feet (2.1 meters) in length.

Lundy Island, Devon, 8ft 7in

Two skeletons, one 8 feet 5 inches and the other 8 feet 7 inches tall, were found near the southern tip of Lundy Island in 1856. (2.56m). They were interred beside five other skeletons of similar sizes in tombs with stone walls. Since ancient times, Lundy has been mentioned in historical writings. According to the Romans, the locals were “a uniquely holy race of men…who eschewed trade and had glimpses of the future.”

Cadair Idris, Wales, 7ft

Peat-diggers discovered two bones that were seven feet tall (2.13 meters) and buried with hazel dowsing rods in 1685 at the foot of Cadair Idris in Wales. Idris Gawr (the Giant Idris), one of the three so-called “Holy Astronomers of Britain,” and a renowned prince who ruled in the seventh century, is said to have had his mythological abode on the mountain.
According to legend, he was so big that he could observe his realm and the heavens from his rocking chair perched on a mountain.

The summit of Cadair Idris, which is made up of three peaks and resembles a giant seat, is supposed to be endowed with mystical abilities. People who sat in it either went insane or got revelations of the giants’ occult teachings. All over Wales, Idris is credited with creating megalithic sites, many of which have well-known names and legends associated with astronomy, surveying, giant lore, geomancy, and other fields. According to biblical tradition, Idris is Enoch, thus in the book, we explore if the biblical patriarch was related to or even the same as the Giant Idris of Wales.

Maeshowe, Orkney, 10ft

Maeshowe is a significant megalithic tomb from 2800 BC that is located on mainland Orkney in Scotland. The Ness of Brodgar, the Stones of Stenness, and the Ring of Brodgar are all a component of the same megalithic structure. A ten-foot-tall (3-meter) skeleton & two mummies were discovered inside the site in 1861, according to the antiquarian James Farrer, who conducted the excavations. Although it’s possible that this is the same find, Jo Ben’s Descripto Insuluarum Orchadiarum (Descriptions of Orkney) from 1529 stated that a 14-foot (14.26m) skeleton was also discovered nearby.

Cor Giant, Northumberland, 21ft

Near a piece of Hadrian’s Wall at Corbridge, Northumberland, in 1660, the remains of a magnificent skeleton were discovered. It was said to be 21 feet long (6.4m). Early in the nineteenth century, a neighboring “immense size” and perfect-condition skull was discovered. The giant’s rib was formerly on show in the Old George Inn’s kitchen in Newcastle before ending up in Keswick Museum in Cumbria, where it was preserved with other enormous skulls and bones in a collection known as the cabinet of oddities.

St Bee’s, Cumbria, 13ft 6in

Hugh Hodson of Thorneway, in Cumberland, discovered a roughly four-meter-tall (13.2 feet) giant in cornfields in St. Bee’s, Cumbria, in the early 1800s. The skeleton still wore all of his armor, had a massive sword, and an axe that was more than “two yards long.” According to Hodson, “his teeth were six inches long [15 cm], two inches broad [5 cm], and his forehead was more than two spans broad. Three pecks of oats could fit in his chine bone. The enormous discoveries were shared among locals, and would never be seen again.

Glenelg Broch, Scotland, 11ft

Two extraordinary bones were found in Scotland’s 2000-year-old Dun Telve Broch in Glenelg. Both were noted as having strong bones and good proportions; one was about 8 1/2 feet (2.6 meters) tall while the other was over 11 feet tall (3.35 meters). The largest man at the dig was able to effortlessly fit the jaw bone over his own jaw with room to spare because it was so big. However, “all of a sudden there came on lightning, thunder wind and a downpour of such a torrent that no one ever heard or saw.” The huge spirits were clearly displeased with the excavators because they gave them a “Sowers of Thunder” encounter they would never ignore. The neighborhood was referred to as the Land of the Big Men, and this stone tower is one of many that can be found in Scotland.

Duchuil, Co.Mayo, Ireland, 12ft 6in

According to Glyn Daniel, a director of archaeology at Cambridge University, the illustrious Saint Patrick may have been the first-ever archaeologist. Saint Patrick found an over twelve-foot-long (3.65-meter) ancient warrior skeleton in an Irish-long barrow while excavating ancient cemeteries. A massive axe and a huge sword were also found in the tomb. The bones and antiquated weapons were soon dispersed by Saint Patrick. He reportedly sent the Pagon giant to heaven after attempting to rescue his soul by baptizing his skeleton!

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, 14ft 10in

A 14ft 10in (4.52cm) skeleton was discovered a few miles to the south of Stonehenge in the early 1500s, according to Sir Thomas Elyot, an author, diplomat, and scholar. A mysteriously inscribed old book was also contained within the enormous wood casket. William Camden and John Leland, two well-known authors of the period, both wrote about it. A sizable lead and tin “table” with more peculiar inscriptions was also discovered nearby.

No matter how much science refuses the existence of Giants, these shreds of evidence are extremely convincing in nature. Whar do you guys think? Let us know in the comment box.

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Nandi Bear: A Ferocious African Cryptid




An artist’s interpretation of the Nandi Bear. Photo: Cryptid Archives.

The Nandi Bear is a ferocious cryptid spotted in the highlands of Kenya during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Description of the Nandi Bear

A footprint of a Nandibear

The Nandi Bear is also known as the Chemosit, Kerit, Koddoelo, Ngoloko, or Duba. It has been described as as a carnivorous animal with a formidable build, possessing long legs exceeding a height of four feet, and a back that slopes downward. It is described as being highly aggressive in nature.

Nandi Bear Sightings

A drawing of a Nandi Bear encounter by A. McWilliams

A number of early 20th century authors mention the Nandi Bear in their work.

Richard Meinertzhagen claimed in 1905 that he was told by the Nandi people that the Nandi bear was once widespread when they first settled in the highlands of present-day Kenya, around the early 17th century.

The Nandi people believed that the rinderpest epidemic towards the end of the 19th century pushed the Nandi bear to the brink of extinction. Although the Nandi bear was never numerous, it was not uncommon prior to the epidemic.

Unfortunately, the population never fully recovered from the impact of the outbreak. During the colonial era, the Nandi bear was held responsible for the deaths of numerous native people, whose skulls were found crushed every year.

While the Nandi Bear was widely feared by the native population, it does not appear to have been known to Europeans or colonial officials until the beginning of the 20th century.

Prior to 1912, the Nandi reportedly killed a Nandi Bear after it climbed onto the roof of a hut, broke through, and killed everyone inside. Subsequently, the village inhabitants burned down the hut with the animal still inside. Geoffrey Williams had heard of a similar animal’s preserved skin in Kabras, but was unsuccessful in obtaining it.

There were rumors that a Boer had shot a Nandi bear, but was unable to retrieve the carcass. C. W. Hobley wrote of this story.

Similarly, a farmer from Uganda named K. R. Williams supposedly unintentionally poisoned a young Nandi bear while setting out bait for hyenas.

Williams described the animal as being much larger than a spotted hyena, with the same yellowish fur, and a head similar to that of a bear. However, when he returned to his camp to retrieve a knife for skinning the carcass, actual hyenas had dragged the Nandi bear’s body away.

In 1905, while on the Nandi Expedition to the Uasin Gishu in western British East Africa, Geoffrey Williams wrote of his experiences with the Nandi Bear.

He observed an animal of around 5 feet in height sitting upright like a zoo bear, with small pointed ears and a long head, about 30 yards away.

The creature then ran away with a sideways canter towards the Sirgoit Rock. Williams quickly took a snapshot of the animal with his rifle, but missed it.

He claimed the Nandi bear was larger than a typical zoo bear and heavily built, with thick fur covering its forequarters and all four legs. The hindquarters were relatively smooth, and the color was dark.

Williams could not recall much about the ears, but mentioned that they were small, and the tail, if any, was tiny and barely noticeable.

Engineer Dennis Burnett and his wife Marlene reported the most recent documented sighting of the Nandi bear in February 1998.

While driving along the Koru-Kisumu road near the base of the Nandi Escarpment during a rainy evening, they saw a large animal crossing the road.

Upon reversing their car, the couple observed the animal for about fifteen seconds. Although they initially thought it was a bear, they soon realized that it was “an enormous, shaggy hyena – resembling a Striped Hyena but significantly larger.”

Theories about the Nandi Bear

Bob Gymlan of Bigfoot hunting fame has posted a detailed video telling the history of the Nandi Bear.

In 1923, Charles William Andrews proposed that the Nandi bear might be a surviving species of the extinct Chalicothere. Louis Leakey later suggested in the 1930s that the Nandi Bear’s descriptions matched those of the Chalicothere, despite chalicotheres being herbivores.

The Chalicothere hypothesis was eventually abandoned. In 2000, paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs stated that if Chalicotheres still existed, they would have been discovered, much like the giant forest hog. Jacobs concluded that if there was any truth to the Nandi bear story, it could be a description of gorillas passed down orally across the continent.

Zoologist Reginald Innes Pocock argued that the Nandi bear sightings were actually misidentified spotted hyenas. The British Natural History Museum also stated in 1932 that many reports of the Nandi bear were nothing more than spotted hyenas.

Paleontologist George Gaylord Simpson claimed that the Nandi bear turned out to be honey badgers, which zoologists had been aware of since 1776.

Have you ever seen a Nandi Bear? Let us know in the comments.

If you enjoyed learning about the Nandi Bear you might also be interested in the J’Ba Fofi: A Giant Congolese Spider Cryptid or the Tikoloshe, a South African Cryptid.

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Squonk: The Saddest Cryptid




The Squonk as featured in Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by William Cox. Photo: Wikipedia

The Squonk is said to be the ugliest creature in the world. It is so ashamed of its appearance that it will hide from anyone who approaches and, if caught, it will dissolve into a puddle of tears.

The Legend of the Squonk

The rock band Genesis wrote a popular song about the Squonk

The first mention of the squonk in written history is in William Cox’s 1910 book “Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts.”

Cox describes the as the ugliest animal in the world and claims it is aware of its unfortunate appearance.

Cox claims that the squonk used to have a wide distribution and preferred habitats with plenty of desert vegetation on high plains. As these areas changed into swampy, lake-dotted regions, the squonk was forced to adapt to the water.

Due to its low intelligence, the squonk constantly searched for food by swimming in the marshes, and over time developed webbing between its toes, but only on its left feet that were submerged in water. As a result, it could only swim in circles and could never return to shore, leading to thousands of squonks dying from starvation, as evidenced by fossil bones found in the lake bottoms.

Cox also claimed that the squonk can only be found in the hemlock forests of Pennsylvania. It is said to be shy and reclusive, and can be seen mostly during twilight hours.

It is covered in a loose and warty skin that doesn’t fit properly. The squonk is known to be perpetually unhappy and often weeps due to its distressing appearance, leaving a trail of tears that can be followed.

The best time to search for a squonk is during moonlit nights, as it tends to stay hidden in its hemlock dwelling, afraid to catch a glimpse of itself in a reflective pool.

Sometimes, the sound of a softly weeping squonk can be heard, which sounds like a mournful call resembling that of the cross-feathered snee.

A Mr. J.P. Wentling had a disappointing experience with a squonk near Mont Alto. He captured the squonk by mimicking its crying sounds and tricking it into hopping into a sack. As he carried it home the sack suddenly became much lighter. Wentling unslung the sack and looked in. He found that the squonk had dissolved into tears and bubbles.

Squonk Meme

A variation of the squonk meme that has become popular in recent times.

The squonk has become a meme in recent times, with many internet users feeling like they can relate to the poor little creature. The squonk has even featured in one of our paranormal meme dumps.

Have you ever seen a poor little squonk in the wild? Let us know in the comments.

If you enjoyed this article you might also be interested in the story of the kushtaka or the Central American Whintosser.

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