"Lost Giants" Guest Terje Dahl Claims Ancients Were Ruled by Separate Species of Blond Nordic Geniuses
I wasn’t planning to post anything today since it is a national holiday, but I had a hard time resisting after gigantologist Terje Dahl from Tuesday’s Search for the Lost Giants stopped by my blog to promote his website. The Norwegian explorer wanted my readers to view his web pages on the dangers of gigantology and the advanced technology of the Denisovans, the ancient human species that occupied parts of Asia down to about 40,000 years ago. I was being generous when I excused Dahl’s references to the advanced technology of the Densiovans as a relative comparison between the Denisovans and contemporary Cro Magnon humans in Europe. It turns out that I gave him too much of the benefit of the doubt.
According to my on-screen cable guide and the History.com episode guide, this episode of Search for the Lost Giants, S01E04, has no title. It is simply “#5,” even though it is the fourth episode to air. History.com lists the show title as “The Giant Curse” elsewhere on its website, so we’ll go with that.
India's Prime Minister, Top Historian Claim Ancient India Had Airplanes, Automobiles, and Plastic Surgery
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One of the criticisms I receive all of the time is that it isn’t worth explaining what’s wrong with fringe theories because they’re just entertainment and are confined to fringe books and TV shows. Two events from this week show just how wrong this view is. Let’s start with the smaller and sillier story. It comes to us from the National Geographic Channel.
In America Unearthed S03E03 “The Appalachian Giant” we offer a nod in the direction of Search for the Lost Giants and the current craze for hunting for giants across America. But the heart of the episode is about investigating rock art, particularly two petroglyph sites, Judaculla Rock in North Carolina and Red Bird Petroglyphs in Manchester, Kentucky.
And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all the records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. […] All that was needed was a series of unending victories over your own memory.
Ancient Aliens, in its decadent phase, has been reduced to recycling its own waste products, but in so doing it asks us to forget that we ever saw the older versions, for each episode is a fresh start, simultaneously detached from what came before and yet also serving as a repetition of past claims that reinforces the idea that the lies told in earlier episodes, by dint of repetition, have taken on the storied air of Truth hoary with age.
This episode, S07E09 “The Genius Factor,” draws heavily on claims made in S04E08 “The Da Vinci Conspiracy,” S05E05 “The Einstein Factor,” S06E14 “The Star Children,” and S07E02 “The Tesla Experiment,” all of which share the same claim, that human genius is not the product of individual effort but rather a boon beamed into adepts’ skulls from interdimensional aliens who have chosen them as vessels for communication from beyond. The current episode even repeats some of the stock photos and footage from the earlier episodes.
The current issue of the Valley Breeze reports that Jim Vieira and his Search for the Lost Giants traveling circus blew into Cumberland, Rhode Island, to ask for assistance in proving that a giant is buried at the Nine Men’s Misery monument that marks the site of a 1676 Native American ambush that took the lives of nine European colonists. According to the news report, Vieira believes that a man named Benjamin Bucklin, who died on March 26, 1676, was a giant who had two rows of teeth. His body was exhumed and reinterred in 1976, and Vieira is looking for witnesses who might have seen the oversized corpse. Interestingly, the report also confirms that Vieira and his brother Bill have found “no remains” of any giants in their nationwide search.
I guess that counts as a spoiler!
Thursday Grab Bag: Nephilim Conspiracies, Tsoukalos on Different Aliens, Glenn Beck's Revisionist Santa, and More
Yesterday I received emails from two television producers from two different production companies. I’ll be talking with one today and another tomorrow. I don’t want to say anything more about it before I’ve had a chance to speak with the producers. However, one of the shows is about hunting across the world for the Nephilim. I’m sure you can imagine my reaction.
Here we are in the third episode of Search for the Lost Giants, S01E03 “Chasing the Bones,” and the show is already revisiting past episodes, suggesting that this show’s format is more reality soap opera than anthology. By teasing out little bits of a single major investigation over the season, it hopes to keep the audience coming back for more details. I’m not sure, though, that selecting a two-foot tall tunnel system associated with no known giant reports is really the most compelling investigation to serve as the connecting tissue for the entire season.
In its first week on the air, Search for the Lost Giants drew just shy of 1.6 million viewers in live plus same day ratings, of whom 500,000 were in the adults 18-54 demographic. In preparation for tonight’s episode, I took a look at last week’s ratings and was surprised to see that they did not budge. In its second week on the air, Lost Giants attracted just about the same 1.6 million viewers, with the same 500,000 adults 18-54 viewers, according to A.C. Nielsen. The numbers actually declined modestly, from 1.598 million to 1.571 million, even though this week the show was not airing against election coverage. Its Tuesday companion series, Curse of Oak Island declined by 500,000 viewers to 2.1 million live plus same day viewers, of whom just 700,000 were 18 to 54 years old, down from 1.1 million in its first week. In other words, young people are tuning out Oak Island and remain largely uninterested in Lost Giants.