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The Patagones or Patagonian giants were a race of giant humans living in Patagonia, South America and described in early European accounts. They were said to have exceeded at least double normal human height, with some accounts giving heights of 13 to 15 feet. [1]

The evolutionary story of creation has some fantastic and hard to believe elements, such as apes turning into people [2], and life coming from non-living chemicals. [3] These beliefs are common in the secular scientific world, even though they cannot be verified using the scientific method. Scientific theories must be verified using the scientific method, which requires observation and repetition. If these conditions cannot be met, the conjecture must remain a hypothesis, not a theory. Even the word theory in English derives from the ancient Greek philosophical term theoria, which means 'to look at, view, or behold.' Evolutionary ideas about the origin of life and mankind cannot be observed in our modern times, and all attempts to recreate them have failed.

Although the evolutionary story fails verification in every instance attempted so far, the Christian story of creation continues to prove to be the superior theory because many aspects of it can be observed and tested. One such example is creation information theory, which states that information can only come from minds, and not natural processes, and so far has proven to be true by observation and repetition. [4] Perhaps one of the more fantastic concepts from the Christian scriptures, that can be observed, is the existence of giants. The Old Testament, the Book of Enoch, and the Book of Maccabees all contain references to giant humans, which are the offspring of human and angel mating. These are certainly fantastic stories, and if true would lead much credence to the Bible and not to evolution, because evolution teaches pre-humans were much smaller ape-like creatures.

Genesis 6:4

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God (angels) came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Deuteronomy 2:20-21

That was also regarded as a land of giants; giants formerly dwelt there. But the Ammonites call them Zamzummim, a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim. But the Lord destroyed them before them, and they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place,

Deuteronomy 3:11

For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants. Indeed his bedstead was an iron bedstead.... Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width (13 feet long and 6 feet wide)... (Some translation have giants as Rephaim)

Numbers 13:32-33

...All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.

Joshua 12:4

The other king was Og king of Bashan and his territory, who was of the remnant of the giants, who dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, (Some translation have giants as Rephaim)

1 Samuel 17:4-7

A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. ( 9 feet 9 inches ) He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels ( 125 pounds ) ; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. ( 15 pounds ) His shield bearer went ahead of him.

Ezekiel 32:27 (Select translations only)

They shall not lie down with the giants who are the fallen ones of the uncircumcised, who descended to Sheol with the armaments of their war, and they placed their swords under their heads, and their evil was on their bones, because they had caused ruin by their might in the land of life.

Amos 2:9

Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars and who was as strong as the oaks;

3 Maccabees 2:4

You destroyed those who did evil in the past, even giants. The giants trusted in their bodily strength and boldness, but you destroyed them in a great flood.

Enoch 6 - 7

And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: "Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children"... And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells. Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood.

The Bible shamelessly claims that giants were real flesh and blood people that lived on the Earth, not just legends. If Christianity is true we should be able to find evidence for giants that supposedly lived on every continent. Fortunately there are countless historical records that verify the existence of giants in ancient America and around the world. Perhaps the most prominent record of giants in history come from the early European explorers who encountered giants in the southern part of South America. They were known as the Patagonia giants, and according to the accounts they reached heights up to 15 feet. [1] They were first encountered by Europeans by the crews of Magellan's fleet in the 1520s.

Antonio Pigafetta, one of Magellan's crew, recorded the first encounter with giants in his chronicles,

"One day we suddenly saw a naked man of giant stature on the shore of the port, dancing, singing, and throwing dust on his head. The captain-general [ Magellan ] sent one of our men to the giant so that he might perform the same actions as a sign of peace. Having done that, the man led the giant to an islet where the captain-general was waiting. When the giant was in the captain-general's and our presence he marveled greatly, and made signs with one finger raised upward, believing that we had come from the sky. He was so tall that we reached only to his waist, and he was well proportioned..." [5]



Another account from Magellan's crew describes the encounter in greater detail, including Magellan's attempt to capture giants for further study after encountering more of the Patagonia giants.

"[ Magellan and his fleet ] next advanced to about the latitude of 49° 30' S. where they were forced to remain for five months, owing to the severity of the weather, it being now winter in these southern parts. They passed their time here very unpleasantly, and for a long time believed the country to be uninhabited, but at length a savage came to visit them. He was a brisk jolly fellow, very merrily disposed, and came towards them singing and dancing. On coming to the shore of the haven in which the ships had taken refuge, he stood there for some time, throwing dust upon his head. This being observed, some persons were sent ashore to him in a boat, and making similar signs of peace; and he came along with them on board, without any appearance of fear or hesitation. The size and stature of this person was such as in some measure entitled him to be deemed a giant, the head of one of the ordinary-sized Spaniards only reaching to his waist, and he was a proportionally large male. His body was painted all over, having a stag's horn delineated on each cheek, and large circles round the eyes. The natural color of his skin was yellow, and his hair was white. His apparel consisted of the skin of a beast, clumsily sown together, covering his whole body and limbs from head to foot. The beast from which the skin was made, was as strange as the wearer, being neither mule, horse, nor camel, but partaking of all three, having the ears of a mule, the tail of a horse, and the body shaped like a camel. The arms of this savage consisted of a stout bow, having for a string the gut or sinew of that strange beast; and the arrows were tipped with sharp stones, instead of iron heads.

The admiral [ Magellan ] had this man be presented with meat and drink, of which he readily partook, and seemed to enjoy himself very comfortably, till he happened to see himself in a mirror which was given him among other toys, he was so frightened that he started back and overturned two of the men, and did not easily recover his composure. This giant fared so well, that several others came to visit the ships, and one of them behaved with so much familiarity and good humor, that the Europeans were much pleased with him. This person showed them one of the beasts in the skins of which they were clothed, from which the foregoing description must have been taken. Being desirous to make prisoners of some of these giants, Magellan gave orders for this purpose to some of his crew. Accordingly, while amusing them with toys, they put iron shackles on their legs, which at first they conceived had been fine ornaments like the rest, and seemed pleased with their jingling sound, till they found themselves hampered and betrayed. They then released bellowing screams like bulls, and imploring the aid of Setebos [ a demonic spirit or false god ] in this extremity, whom they must therefore have conceived some good and compassionate being, as it is not to be conceived they would crave relief from an evil spirit. [6]

European maps would reference Patagonia as the Regio Gigantum, or Region of the Giants (see the image at top of the post) for good reason. Magellan's crew was certainly not the last European to encounter giants in southern South America. In 1579 Sir Francis Drake's crew encountered a 7.5 foot giant in Patagonia. [7] In 1590 English sailor Anthony Knivet lived among a Brazilian tribe, and witnessed multiple 12 feet tall deceased giants. [8] Within a few years another Englishman William Adams reported a violent encounter between his ship's crew and unnaturally tall natives. He reported that the giants hurled stones at the ships so heavy they were able to penetrate the ships wooden structure. Dutch sailors confirmed the English reports by recording giant encounters in Patagonia in 1598, 1599, and 1615. [5]

“A Sailor Giving A Patagonian Woman A Piece Of Bread For Her Baby"

Detail From The Cover Of The Book A Voyage Round The World, In His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin,

Published By J Newbery, London, 1767

Even to this day giant skeletons, remains, and evidence are found around the world, demonstrating that the Bible is humanities' true history. In American the ancient giants were the ruling class in the civilization that came before the Native Americans. This culture is known to modern archaeology as the Mound Builders, and were responsible for earthworks that can be found across the country including the famous Serpent Mound in Ohio. The ruling class of the Mound Builders were giants ranging from 7 - 18 feet in length. Although the culture of the giants died out in America, and was replaced by the Native American tribes we all know, they left tens of thousands of giant skeletons which have been discovered across the continent.

According to the records found in newspapers, scientific journals, and town histories, the Smithsonian was responsible for taking the giant skeletons found in America to study them. However all records of them after that have mysteriously disappeared. The Smithsonian is a well known evolution promoting institution, so it is generally believed the skeletons were destroyed and "reclassified" as mastodon or some other animal, to help promote belief in the theory of evolution. Many records can still be found today, including thousands of imaged newspaper account describing the finds of giant remains. Select evidence can be found below.

The Evidence of Giants in America

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President Abraham Lincoln Confirmed The Existence Of A Race Of Giants

"The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now."

- Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Niagara Falls,1848 [9]

Scientific Journals That Record Giant Skeletons



LA NATURE, VOL. 18, 1890 ISSUE 888

The 'Giant of Castelnau' refers to three bone fragments, a humerus, tibia, and femoral mid-shaft which belonged to a giant human. They were discovered by anthropologist Dr. Georges Vacher de Lapouge in 1890 in the sediment used to cover a Bronze Age burial tumulus, and dating possibly back to ancient Neolithic time period. According to de Lapouge, the fossil bones must have belonged to a giant, and he estimated from the bone size that the human may have been about 3.50 m (11 feet 6 inches ) tall.

From the journal, "I think it unnecessary to note that these bones are undeniably human, despite their enormous size.... The first is the middle part of the shaft of a femur, 14 cm length, almost cylindrical in shape, and the circumference of the bone is 16 cm.... The second piece is the middle and upper part of the shaft of a tibia.... The circumference is 13 cm at the nutrient foramen.... the length of fragment is 26 cm.... The third, very singular, was regarded by good anatomists as the lower part of a humerus.... The volumes of the bones were more than double the normal pieces to which they correspond. Judging by the usual intervals of anatomical points, they also involve lengths almost double.... The subject would have been a likely size of 3m, 50. (11 feet 6 inches)"



A rare archaeological discovery has been made near Reinersville in Morgan County, Ohio. A small knoll, which had always been supposed to be the result of an uprooted tree, was opened recently and discovered to be the work of mound builders. Just below the surrounding surface, a layer of boulders and pebbles was found. Directly underneath this was found the skeleton of a giant 8 feet, 7 inches in height. Surrounding the skeleton were bone and stone 21 implements, stone hatchets, and other characteristics of the mound builders. The discovery is considered by the scientists as one of the most important ever made in Ohio. The skeleton is now in the possession of a Reinersville collector.





Some 400 skeletons, the sizes of which vary from unborn infants to male adults and whose ages were estimated at 1,000 to 5,000 years, have been uncovered at the Indian mounds at Moundville by the Alabama Museum of Natural History. From his offices at the University of Alabama, Walter B. Jones, director of the museum, announced that one skeleton measured seven feet six inches in height. The museum party, headed by Director Jones and Curator William L. Halton and consisting of David de Jarnette, assistant curator, and Carl T. Jones, topographer, is completing its first period of excavations. The party is digging in an area recently purchased by the Museum and which has been designated as Moundville. In addition to the remains of 400 Indians, the excavation party has taken from the mounds hundreds of valuable artifacts...

Read the whole article at the Evidence of Giants Archive

Newspaper Records of Giants




We are informed on the most reliable authority that a person in Franklin county, Tennessee, while digging a well, a few weeks since, found a human skeleton, at the depth of fifty feet, which measures eighteen feet in length. The immense frame was entire with an unimportant exception in one of the extremities. It has been visited by several of the principal members of the medical faculty in Nashville, and pronounced unequivocally, by all, the skeleton of a huge man. The bone of the thigh measured five feet; and it was computed that the height of the living man, making the proper allowance for muscles, must have been at least twenty feet. The finder had been offered eight thousand dollars for it, but had determined not to sell it any price until first exhibiting it for twelve months. He is now having the different parts wired together for this purpose. These unwritten records of the men and animals of other ages, that are from time to time dug out of the bowels of the earth, put conjecture to confusion, and almost surpass imagination itself.—Madison Banner.




“He (Dr. Ralph Glidden, archaeologist) claims irrefutable proof that a light-skinned, blonde-haired and very intelligent race of great stature lived on Catalina Island, off the southwest coast of California, perhaps three thousand years ago. And that his excavations have uncovered a huge cache of skeletons, domestic utensils, urns, wampums (shell beads), etc. – a completely unusual class of Indian things. He found the skeleton of a young girl, apparently of high rank, in a large burial urn surrounded by the skeletons of sixty-four children, and over three thousand other skeletons were found in various parts of the island, almost all males, averaging 7 feet in height, one – seven feet eight inches from head to ankle, and the other is a whopping 9 feet 2 inches in height."

Dr. Ralph Glidden unearthing a giant skeleton at Santa Catalina Island, 1929.

Photo contributed to Santa Maria Times.





Hon J. H. Hainly, a well known and reliable citizen of Barnard, Mo., writes to the Gazette the particulars of the discovery of a giant skeleton four miles southwest of that place. A farmer named John W. Haunon found the bones protruding from the bank of a ravine that had been cut by the action of the rains during the past years. Mr. Hannon worked several days in unearthing the skeletons, which proved to be that of a human being whose height was twelve feet. The head through the temples was twelve inches; from the lower part of the skull at the back to the top was fifteen inches, and the circumference forty inches. The ribs were nearly four feet long and one and three-quarter inches wide. The thigh bones were thirty inches long and large in proportion. When the earth was removed the ribs stood up high enough to enable a man to crawl in and explore the interior of the skeleton, turn around and come out with ease. The first joint of the great toe, above the nail, was three inches long, and the entire foot eighteen inches in length. The skeleton lay on its face, twenty feet feet below the surface of the ground, and the toes embedded in the earth, indicating that the body either fell or was placed there when the ground was soft. The left arm was passed around backward, the head resting on the spinal column, while the right was stretched out to the front and right. Some of the bones crumbled upon exposure to the air, but many good specimens were preserved and are now on exhibition at Barnard. Medical men are much interested. The skeleton is generally pronounced a valuable relic of the prehistoric race.




”Why this man was ten or twelve feet high.”

“Thunder and lightning!” exclaimed Mr. Porter in astonishment. The first speaker, who has won local distinction as a scientist, reiterated his assertion.

J. H. Porter has a farm near Northeast, not many miles from where the Lake Shore Railroad crosses the New York state boundary line. Early this week some workmen in Mr. Porter’s employ came upon the entrance to a cave and on entering it found heaps of human bones within. Many skeletons were complete and specimens of the find were brought out and exhibited to the naturalists and archaeologists of the neighborhood. They informed the wondering bystanders that the remains were unmistakably those of giants.

The entire village of Northeast was aroused by the discovery and today hundreds of people from this city took advantage of their holiday to visit the scene. It was first conjectured that the remains were those of soldiers killed in battle with the Indians that abounded in the vicinity during the last century, but the size of the skulls and the length of the leg bones dispelled that theory. So far about 150 giant skeletons of powerful proportions have been exhumed and indications point to a second cave eastward, which may probably contain as many more. Scientists who have exhumed skeletons and made careful measurements of the bones say that they are the remains of a race of gigantic creatures, compared with which our tallest men would appear pygmies. There are no arrow-heads, stone hatchets, or other implements of war with the bodies. Some of the bones are on exhibition at the various stores. One is as thick as a good sized bucket.



Skeletons of a race of giants who averaged twelve feet in height were found by workmen engaged on a drainage project in Crowville, near here.

There are several score at least of the skeletons, and they lie in various positions. It is believed they were killed in a prehistoric fight and that the bodies lay where they fell until covered with alluvial deposits due to the flooding of the Mississippi River. No weapons of any sort were found at the site, and it is believed the Titans must have struggled with wooden clubs. The skulls are in a perfect state of preservation, and some of the jawbones are large enough to surround a baby’s body.



Nine Feet High and Probably a California Indian Measurement Well Authenticated Other Big Men and Women of Fact and Fable Who Are Famous Types if Giantism

The corpse of the biggest man that ever lived has been dug up near San Diego California. At all events there is no satisfactory read in ancient or modern history of any human being nearly so tall. The mummy--for in such a condition the remains were found--is that of a person would have been about nine feet high in life. This makes allowances for the shrinkage, which may be pretty closely calculated. As to the accuracy in the estimate there can no question, as the cadaver has been carefully inspected and measured by Prof. Thomas Wilson, Curator of the Department of Prehistoric Anthropology in the Smithsonian Institution, and by other scientists. The tapeline even now registers the length from heel to top of the head at eight feet four inches. The mummy is that of an Indian and is almost certainly prehistoric, though its age cannot be determined with any sort of accuracy. Historical records of the part of California where it was found go back for at least 250 years, and they make no mention of any man of gigantic stature. How much older the body may be must be left open to conjecture. Its preservation, its preservation is no matter of surprise, in that arid region the atmospheric conditions are such that a corpse buried in the dry season might very well become perfectly desiccated before the arrival of the rains, and thus be rendered permanently proof against decay. The body was found in a cave by a party of prospectors. Over the head are the remnants of a leather hood. The man was well advanced in years. It has been stated that the man must have surpassed in height any giant of whom there is an historical record. This is unquestionably true so far as the last two centuries are concerned, and accounts of older dates are not well authenticated. Indeed they grow more and more apocryphal as distant in time increases. [...]

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  1. C. A. Brebbia (2007). Patagonia, a Forgotten Land: From Magellan to Perón. WIT Press. pp. 13–14. ISBN9781845640613.

  2. Stanford, Craig B. (2012). "Chimpanzees and the Behavior of Ardipithecus ramidus". Annual Review of Anthropology. 41: 139–49. doi:10.1146/annurev-anthro-092611-145724. SSRN2158257.

  3. "Letter no. 7471, Charles Darwin to Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1 February (1871)". Darwin Correspondence Project.

  4. Dembski, William. "Intelligent Design as a Theory of Information." Discovery Institute. 1997

  5. C. A. Brebbia (2007). Patagonia, a Forgotten Land: From Magellan to Perón. WIT Press. pp. 13–14. ISBN9781845640613.

  6. A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels By Robert Kerr, F.r.s. & F.a.s. Edin Collected Works 1755-1813

  7. Brooke-Hitching, Edward (2018). The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps. Chronicle Books. p. 184. ISBN9781452168449

  8. Wood, Edward J. "Giants and Dwarves." London : Robson and SOn, Great Northern Printing Works, Pancras Road N.W. 1868

  9. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2. Library of the University of Michigan.;view=fulltext

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