We are used to treating myths and legends as something that does not actually exist. However, if we have a closer look on the cultural inheritance of the people, we might notice remarkable things.

People of Africa have memories of the giants who once lived on Earth. African legends describe these powerful beings as brave men who had shining eyes. They were very strong and their voices could be heard from one town to another. A legend tells that:

“They wandered without let or hindrance to places where no man had ever been before. One could not look them in the face because their eyes were so bright that it hurt one’s own eyes to look at them. It was like looking at the sun.”

A perfectly formed giant’s footprint imprinted in granite was discovered in 1912 by a farmer called Stoffel Coetzee while hunting in what was called the Eastern Transvaal, South Africa.

Their remains scattered worldwide have been unearthed but the evidence of them has been hidden and neglected for years. Otherwise, why have remains of humans, who unmistakably were gigantic in size, been found if such persons never existed?

The footprint that over the years has been also called by other names like ‘Big Foot’ to ‘Goliath’s footprint’ and sometimes even referred to ‘Adam’ or ‘footprint of God’ can be found in an outcrop of the Mpuluzi batholith, dated to around 3.1 billion years old.

The footprint is about 1.2 meters or 4 feet long and the giant that lived in a time, which is lost in the mists of time, would have been between 7 and 7.5 meters tall.

According to an ancient legend narrated by Dr Credo Mutwa (or ‘Baba” Mutwa) the great Zulu shaman, healer, keeper of African tradition and the author of several books, the footprint is that of a woman and that her name was iMpuluzi and named as such by Shaka, which means the naked goddess.

The imprint of her foot, which is now so prominently displayed on the side of this hill, was made as she ran across an open piece of ground that was covered with warm lava ash and that is how the footprint came to be in granite. However, the shape of the rock around what look like toe markings does suggest that a giant foot could have pulled up the material like soft mud.

In the Native American legends we find references to various types of giants. We learn for example that there were black-, blond-, and red-haired giants. There are accounts of incredible beings of immense height, sometimes even up to 30 feet.

Still, most North American giants ranged from 7 to 12 feet in height.

In the 1800s, several remarkable seven feet tall skeletons were discovered in a burial mound in Pennsylvania. The skulls had horns above the eye-brows. The bones of the giants were sent to the American Investigating Museum in Philadelphia and they mysteriously disappeared.

Ten skeletons “of both sexes and of gigantic size” were taken from a mound at Warren, Minnesota, 1883. (St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 23, 1883)

A skeleton 7 feet 6 inches long was found in a massive stone structure that was likened to a temple chamber within a mound in Kanawha County, West Virginia, in 1884. (American Antiquarian, v6, 1884 133f.)

There are hundreds of mysterious locations spanning the entire globe. Some are similar to the ones we’ve mentioned already, all of them are ancient—and they hint at the strong possibility that we don’t know anywhere near as much about our distant past as we think we do.