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Giant Skeletons of the Ancient Mound Builders

By on December 2, 2012

Giant skeletons of an unidentified human race have been excavated around the world, lending credence to the strange stories of Nephilim in ancient texts. According to the book of Genesis, Nephilim were beings present on the earth during the time when the “sons of God” mingled with the “daughters of men.” It says they were “the heroes of old, men of renown.”

The Book of Numbers says:

And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, ‘The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there. We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.’

The Book of Jubilees describes the Nephilim as evil giants who God flooded the earth to wipe out.

While there is no known evidence of these giants, there are thousands of accounts of their remains being discovered. Up until recently, I had no idea any of these were ever found here in Wisconsin.

18 Giant Skeletons Unearthed in Lake Delavan, WI

In May of 1912, an archeological dig overseen by Beloit College of more than two hundred effigy burial mounds near Lake Delavan on Lake Lawn farm unearthed eighteen bizarre skeletal remains of what appeared to be a lost race of giants.

Giant skeletons discovered in Lake Delavan, WIAs originally reported in the May 4th, 1912 edition of the New York Times, the skulls of these seven to nine-foot skeletons were elongated, with protruding nasal bones and long, pointed jaw bones.

This was not the first discovery of giant skeletons buried in Wisconsin.

Two Giant Skeletons Near Potosi, WI

The January 13th, 1870 edition of the Wisconsin Decatur Republican reported that two giant, well-preserved skeletons of an unknown race were discovered near Potosi, WI by workers digging the foundation of a saw mill near the bank of the Mississippi river. One skeleton measured seven-and-a-half feet, the other eight feet. The skulls of each had prominent cheek bones and double rows of teeth. A large collection of arrowheads and “strange toys” were found buried with the remains.

Giant Skeleton Discovered in Maple Creek, WI

Giant skeletons found in Maple Creek, WIOn December 20th, 1897 the New York Times reported that three large burial mounds had been discovered near Maple Creek, WI. Upon excavation, a skeleton measuring over nine feet from head to toe was discovered with finely tempered copper rods and other relics.

Giant Skeleton in West Bend, WI

A giant skeleton was unearthed outside of West Bend near Lizard Mound County Park and assembled by local farmers to a height of eight feet. More about this can be found in Washington County Paranormal: A Wisconsin Legend Trip by local author and investigator J. Nathan Couch.

While a normal-sized skeleton of a supposed mound builder (the “Princess of Aztalan”) is on display at the site of several large pyramidal monuments near Madison called Aztalan State Park, the goliath remains of Wisconsin’s giants have vanished along with the hundreds of others discovered throughout the midwest.

Many have accused the Smithsonian Institution of covering up these discoveries, locking the giant skeletons away and depriving the public of their findings.

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  1. Andy Larsen

    August 18, 2017 at 3:29 am

    We are in the “End Of Days” time. You can find where it talks about everything that will happen during this time between people and to the earth, and look how old the Bible is……..I don’t believe for a second that GOD is just playing around! Thankfully, GOD and JESUS CHRIST Exist! You need to want to get to know them by reading the Bible and praying and then they might open themselves up more too you. The Earth is beautiful, GOD did/does amazing things……just by thinking…..but some of you will believe in a magician on tv……but, not give time to our Creator and Savior! Some people are confused about Fallen Angels (I bet u know that song tho) and the rules they were given by GOD, to avoid more pain and suffering, that would go with generation after generation but, some thought they knew better than GOD. I bet some of you would rather put a permanent mark on your forehead that says 666 instead of praying to GOD too? Its like instead of knowing there is someone there who loves you and cares about you and created everything and tried to give advice to help guide people on earth with the Bible, to help you…. your insulted because no ones bowing down to you instead.

    • Allen

      October 14, 2017 at 3:31 am

      There no god or jesus.

  2. Andy White

    December 24, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Here is a more reasonable take on the Delavan skeletons. Look through my blog for other answers about “giants.”

  3. Roger

    September 3, 2014 at 1:16 am

    It seems that many large skeletons were found across the continent in the early 1900’s. Where are they all now? How can we gain access to them? Have any been discovered more recently?

    • Azazel

      January 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      The Smithsonian institute has been hiding the evidence. They took the giants that were located by Indian tribes 250 years ago give or take some years.

  4. Jess

    August 12, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Here’s just one contradiction in the bible, for those of you that say the bible is FACT, that I would love to see explained….so adam and eve were the FIRST and ONLY two people alive in the garden of eden right? then they had two sons, cain and abel, and one got killed and the other went to a town filled with PEOPLE…..How can there be a town filled with people when adam and eve were the only two in the beginning. And don’t say “God made them” because that is untrue. And another question, how did GOD come to be? who created him/her?…and who let him live a life of complete contradiction….”Thou shalt not kill” but he can order armies to slay women and children, whole towns, just because they follow their own beliefs? Some god you guys are worshiping. Oh wait, you worship his son, who was a supposed prophet but yet got strung up on a cross (which christians love to wear as a charm) where other fugitives, rapists, pedophiles, murderers were strung up as well. Hey, we’ve got to have ignorant people in society so the successful can thrive right?

    • dan deloach

      September 17, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      the natural man recieveth not the things of GOD for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them because they are spiritually decerned

    • Rick flores

      October 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      I have been talking about this since I was 6 years old my friend!!! Keep reading, you’ll find more…

    • Peter

      November 6, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Adam and Eve were the FIRST and ONLY two people when they were created. They lived hundreds of years and undoubtedly had dozens of children (Adam actually lived to be 930 years old, in a time when our environment was much less harmful to us). Nowhere in the Bible does it say that they only had two children. Cain may have very well been 100 years old when he left his parents, at which point there were towns of people in all directions. Your “contradiction” is a common thought, based on assumptions that just aren’t in the Bible.

      No one created God.

      “Thou shalt not kill” is from the King James version, which is filled with many errors. This is more accurately translated as “You shall not murder,” which of course God does not condone when he commands people to kill for just reasons.

      “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” – God the Father’s son is God the Son. We worship both (and they are One).

      A cross is not a charm.

      No idea what your last question’s point is. Just ignoring that one.

    • kevin

      February 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      the bible says adam and eve had many sons and daughters. it’s possible they lived in the garden for one hundred years before they sinned. thats plenty of time to have alot of kids

      • james

        August 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

        adam and eve were the first in his image! not the first

    • David

      November 13, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Adam and Eve WERE the first people that God felt was ready to give a soul – therefore, they were the first humans. Neanderthals and homo-sapiens (humans) are not the same race, DNA has shown us that. First there were neanderthals (who predated us, and even lived among us and fought against us) then God changed the first two who were ready into humans by giving them a piece of himself – a soul.

    • ron

      March 20, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      A better question Jess is how did the universe come to be?. There has to be a power greater than the universe for it to exist. That only makes common sense. I cant understand how a human can be given perfect proof that there is an omnipotent God and can in utter ignorance stammer such a foolish statement . There is no God. Please. But yet ill be willing to bet you believe in aliens and bifoot. And I would venture to say you are a leftist liberal democrat. Nailed it huh.

  5. Keri V

    December 30, 2013 at 3:20 am

    I believe there is a possibility of earlier humanoids, it is very possible. BUT… When you bring the bible in, you lose all credibility. The bible is a book of bedtime stories written 100’s of years after the supposed events. Now, before you get mad please keep reading. If you were today, to write a story about events that happened in 1550, how accurate do you think you would be? Remember the telephone game and how a simple sentence would change completely from the 1st person to the 15th? This is how the bible was written. Many claim that it’s ok that a good portion has been proven impossible by science, like the age of the earth, yet they swear that other portions should be taken as a absolute fact because it coincides with their belief system and faith. In reality, once a book is proven to be 1/3 inaccurate or just plain impossible, how can so many believe the rest is so completely accurate? I do believe there probably was a man of faith named Jesus and that some of the stories may have some accurate info in them but I also believe that the stories were just used as teaching aides before newspapers and technology, to tell stories that kept people honest and richeous. These stories would have been changed by each person telling it, to mesh with their family issues. I think that anyone who believes the bible stories as fact should just save their money and live an honest and happy life. If they have that many problems, maybe that money would be better spent getting counseling. I don’t have a problem with those who need an organized religion in their life as long as they know the bible is just a book of nursery rhymes and they actually think for themselves without pushing their beliefs on others like the crazy bible thumpers. I hope they are able to believe actual proven scientific facts, things that are concrete and can be proven over and over again. People need to open their eyes and do some research.

    Anyway… Off my soapbox now. Scientists of different studies are finding new facts every single day. New animal species are being discovered daily and there are more undiscovered species than known species. We know more about the moon than we do most of our deep oceans and rain forests. We will have people leaving our solar system before we discover 1/4 of the earths secrets. This means there is a great possibility of a humanoid unknown to us. The big problem is that our human bodies decay very rapidly so if any are found, it would need to have been buried or died in a way/place that slowed the decay enough that there is still enough of them to be studied. I would like to believe this but would need to see absolute proof. I do believe that many things that have been discovered are being hidden from us under the guise of ‘for our own good’, which is upsetting because everyone deserves to know all there is. Yes, some will go crazy over some discoveries but most are intelligent and stable enough to understand the truth.

    If anyone finds out anything interesting, let us know. There are very interesting mounds near my home in Burlington, WI that many claim are a whole range of things. I also have property in NE WI and when digging for a road, we found very interesting artifacts that we believe are from Native Americans. Very cool! But… We have to remember that the Native Americans were not the first here… There were also the Clovis, Mayan, etc. who knows who else! Keep your minds open and never stop learning! ;)

    • William Frisbee

      February 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      I am a researcher as well into the subject of the Giants found in Wisconsin. Mary Sutherland of Burlington has just completed a Book on the Giants available on Amazon or you may be able to pick up a copy at the SCI FI-Cafe you should check out.

      I keep an open mind as a researcher and do not mock what I do not understand.

      I am not a Bible Thumper but, The Bible is most assuredly not a fairy tale. Time and again, the historical value of the Bible has been confirmed by biology, geology, and astronomy. And although the Bible may not always agree with naturalistic hypotheses, it is not in conflict with any true, established scientific facts. In archaeology, the last one hundred years have brought to light a treasure trove of biblical truths that scholars have questioned or doubted for centuries, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the basalt stone containing the “House of David” inscription, a 7th century BC amulet scroll bearing the name of God, and a stone bearing the name and title of Pontius Pilate, the Judean governor who ordered the execution of Jesus Christ. The Bible is without doubt the best documented book from the ancient world, with more than 24,000 whole or partial biblical manuscripts in existence. No other document of antiquity has nearly as much evidence to confirm its reliability.

      When the supernatural events of the Bible are dubbed as allegory by naturalists, it is understandable how those who have never studied the Bible can be confused as to its truth. For those who have never availed themselves of the truth of God’s Word, how likely are they to believe in a talking donkey or a fish swallowing a man and spitting him out on the shore or a woman turning into a pillar of salt?

      • Jess

        August 12, 2014 at 10:29 am

        How has the bible been confirmed by biology, geology, and astronomy? It lied about the age of the earth, it lied about Earth came to be, as well as its people, and angels coming down to “impregnate” women, and those women giving birth to supposed giants? That’s not even possible.

        • Jason S

          August 31, 2014 at 11:52 pm

          Leviticus 17:11 says, “the life of the flesh is in the blood.” That was written thousands of years before some biologist “discovered” our circulatory system. A verse in Isaiah says the earth is spherical (um, round) and a verse in Job says it is suspended in space (if you want references, do your homework…Google it!). I doubt that will convince you since you really don’t wish to be convinced. Romans 1:18 was written about you…

        • jojo

          February 14, 2015 at 4:27 pm

          Oh yes it is possible and it happen. You must have the Holy Spirit in you to understand the Bible. A non believer can not understand this without the Holy Spirit. What sciencist have told us is plain foolishness. It may seem foolish to you,but to a True believer it’s the Truth. May God Bless you!!!

        • ISJ

          November 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

          Jess, you are so uneducated. More than 4000 years ago was written in the bible ” Do not have sex between: – Mother and son, Father and daughter, brother and sister….” In the recent years when Genetic science develop, they discover way those people should not sleep together and have babies. You tell me how a caveman can wright a law to protect from defective babies been born more than 4000 years ago and modern science discovered in the last 50 years?

    • Jim

      March 20, 2014 at 9:12 am

      Truly you are lost. Bible is 100% fact. Those Giants were offspring from Fallen Angels spoken about in various books in the Bible and out. I love people like you trying to debunk a Book that has already fulfilled dozens of prophecies written hundreds, even thousands of years before events. It is obvious you have never read the entire Bible. So before you throw out your aethiest views, do your homework first. The Bible was written by Man inspired by the Holy Spirit and by visions from Angels and God. If you have never had the Holy Spirit in you, then you would never understand. It is fine if you want to believe in nothing, but attempts to persuade others from God is very, very bad. God looks at that much worse than just being a non-believer and the punishment after death is worse. So be careful what spews from your lips or in this case, your fingers.

      • Bill Frisbee

        March 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm

        Amen. Brilliant and spot on.

      • stonedome

        August 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm

        read the book of Enoch found in the Apocrypha…it tells of these fallen angels producing offspring with the women of Earth. also sets the stage for the later flood.

        • Jess

          August 12, 2014 at 10:33 am

          You do realize, before you read the Book of Enoch, that it was a book omitted from the Bible, just like the Book of Mary. If it was omitted, by someone who apparently has the right to edit god’s word, then it was omitted for reason right? not! Just goes to prove that Christians only keep what they want in the bible…not whats true. because it would probable change the whole outlook.

      • Dale Rizzi

        November 18, 2015 at 10:55 pm

        And sons of God came to earth. And saw that women were fair. And giants were born. Also Cain killed Able and so had to leave Eden. So he went to a city and found a wife. What city? If he went to, “a city,” how many cities were there?

    • Rick flores

      October 30, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Very enlightening, Keri. Thanks for sharing. I also grew up with ancient stuff everywhere I stepped on; on Saturdays I would go a few feet away to dig out a few objects, and it all seemed so magical. I miss those days…

  6. David Smith

    August 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    “Sons of God” mingled with “Daughters of Men”. So what happened to them? When you breed a horse and a donkey, you get a mule who is also sterile and unable to procreate.

  7. wade jones

    July 31, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha you fools – these pics are a hoax and you poor souls have fallen hook line and sinker for them. Sorry to disappoint you but it a big JOKE!!!!!!

    • jojo

      February 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Sorry to disappiont you wade jones, but people like you are the fools. Not wanting to see what’s in front of you, not wanting to admit there more to this world

  8. Homies

    March 28, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I read this post earlier this morning. I just happened to read this in my local postings.
    Thought I’d share.

  9. Firedrake

    March 23, 2013 at 2:03 am

    A researcher that has a movie out on this is Josh Reeves at
    On his site is a 22 minute teaser plus he released 54 minutes of the movie for free on youtube.

    The giants in the Americas are of two major types and are distinguished by their hair color. There is strong evidence pointing to their origins as Amorites.

  10. Endza50

    March 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm

  11. Laura G

    February 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    @ William Acciu
    The Norse Sagas speak of Giants several times as do other ancient cultures. As much as you are trying to discredit this, maybe you should do some more research, sir.

    • william acciu

      February 20, 2013 at 2:21 am

      I say the giants came from Fantasy to the South West of us in Biblical Times(120000bc).

  12. Jennifer

    February 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    If anybody wants to read something serious about this stuff, try the author LA Marzulli an his Nephilim series.

  13. Erica G.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Well, I’m getting in on a little research of my own. I know what I end up coming across will probably not be too big. But along with these ‘tall beings’, there’s history behind hunches of pyramids that dwell beneath the murky waters of rock lake (near Aztalan State Park). If anybody else is interested in (or currently is) looking into this stuff should get in contact with me over email. I usually don’t get involved with much researching, but I’m pretty fascinated by these sorts of things. Especially when they hit close to home.

    • francesco

      February 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

      ciao erika,
      as long as you said you did some interesting researces about these mysteries, can you please email me about what you discovered?!
      hope to get news soon. my email:

      • Erica G.

        February 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm

        Hey, thanks for the interest Francesco.

        I’ll let you know what I come across. Going to be reading up about the history of Aztalan from a book by the Aztalan historical society. Still waiting up on some other things. Benefits of living in the Wisconsin area with a nice library system and materials.

    • Dave Blodgett

      February 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Do you know of any books on the subject? I too would like to do some serious research with a possible book in the future, but right now I would like to find out how broad (and reliable) the information field is. Thanks, Dave

      • Erica G.

        February 14, 2013 at 3:00 am

        “The Aztalan Story” has a book published in 1955 and what I assume is a republishing in 1958. Available to me through the winnefox library system. Since the author is The Aztalan Historical Society, I would think it’s pretty reliable information on the history.

        Then there’s “Aztalan : mysteries of an ancient Indian Town” by Robert A Birmingham. Published in 2005. I might end up putting a hold on this one, I haven’t yet decided.

        One other one I’ve put interest into it “The lost pyramids of Rock Lake : Wisconsin’s sunken civilization” by ‘Frank Joseph’ [Francis Joseph “Frank” Collin (born Francis Joseph Cohen)], Published 1992. I looked into this guys other published books and he seems to write about Ancient Americas civilization related things, some that tie into atlantis. Amazon’s description of this book: “Among the rolling hills and serene waters of Wisconsin lies a sunken mystery and proof of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization lost in time. Joseph explores the hidden mysteries of an advanced society that once thrived a thousand years before Columbus. Follow his fascinating endeavors to unearth the story of this once-great civilization and its ties to Atlantis.” So, this one seems like it could go either way.

        I’ll try to let you know how the books I do actually get to physically reading end up. I should be picking up The Aztalan Story and Lost Pyramids by Friday.

    • Danny

      February 24, 2013 at 12:27 am

      Email me i am so curious abt this and would like to know more

    • Josef Venport

      March 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      If they had unearthed a race of midgits, would anyone give a rats ass?
      Do you think a giant does not have health problems?
      Stop with the ignorant religious shit and read some books on science.
      We have found the intermediate forms or missing links as you call them by the hundreds but assholes such as ken Hovind still preach that we have never found any missing links in evolution. Well I can tell you that a believer will choose to look at his feet or up into the sky when confronted with evidence of evolution and will choose to just believe what he wants to believe.

  14. william acciu

    January 31, 2013 at 3:26 am

    What I mean is we should be much more open to Spacefaring and the possibility of building Spaceships.To visit the nine other major planets of this galaxy,Fantasy being one of them.

  15. Laura Melnick

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    The fact that the skeletons were found should not be confused by sarcasm and speculation.

  16. william acciu

    January 1, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Those Giant Skeletons are surely of an Alien Race that lived alongside us in Biblical Times(120000BC) and by the sound of it they came from The Planet Fantasy.

    • Miranda

      January 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Not saying you are right or wrong. But remember the Bible, angel came down and got with the women. Them doing so made the giant

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