There Were Giants
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God 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.
–Bible, Genesis 6: 1-
Evidence suggests that a race of giant people has existed on earth since the beginning of time. Rich ozone conditions thousands of years ago spawned an Age of Giant Life, including giant insects, plants and animals.
Experts say that Giants were more prevalent before the flood. In the Noah story, the Lord sent the flood to exterminate the offspring of “the daughters of man” (human women) and “the sons of the Lord” (angels, in some interpretations).
The Trilithon of Baalbek is one of the most famous of the ‘Nephilim’(aka “The Fallen Ones”) structures. This series of 1,000 ton stones were somehow quarried, lifted 25-30 feet in the air, moved five miles and put together so closely, that it’s impossible to fit a razorblade in between the blocks.
The tallest man in modern times is 8’11 Robert Wadlow of Alton, IL. The tallest living person is 8’1 Sultan Kusen of Turkey. Some say that Golliath was the tallest man in history at up to 13 feet, but the Biblical King Og of Bashan was at least that tall.
The largest man in recorded history was Mills Darden at 7’5″ and 1,100 pounds.
(*Credit the Gustave Dore Bible Illustrations for the picture of David and Golliath.)