A few days ago, a pair of YouTube videos started making the fringe history rounds, alleging to depict the discovery of two incorruptible bodies in Iran in 2008, bodies that date back more than ten thousand years. Depending on which version of the videos you happened to encounter, you might see the bodies referred to as those of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, or those of the Anunnaki, specifically Enki. This is weird, but not for the usual reasons.
We will dispense with the videos themselves first. They show what seems to be tourists filming inside a museum or exhibit of some kind. We see what at first glance appears to be two dummies wearing reproduction gold artifacts inside modern boxes set up to show how warriors or kings were once buried. The videos, in turn, go back to at least 2012, when Russian websites began writing about them and claimed one belonged to the magician Jaromir. The Russian website shows what seems to be a living man wearing a fake beard taking the place of one of the dummies in a couple of still photographs.
(Update: As David Bradbury notes in the comments below, this crude hoax was perpetuated in 2008 to capitalize on real discoveries, and it was debunked in 2012 by the actual excavators of the real site.)
But that’s not what makes the videos interesting. Martin Mikuaš, who posted heavily edited versions of the videos with musical accompaniment this week attributed the videos to Russian media, where longer versions can be found. But when running images of them through Google Images, we quickly discover that the videos also appeared several months earlier on David Wilcock’s Gaiam-TV subscription-only streaming show. (Disclosure: Gaiam-TV, an offshoot of the Gaiam yoga empire, offered me $200 a month last year to write a column for them on the condition that I refrain from any skepticism; I declined.) Gaiam-TV is now Gaia TV. Anyway, Wilcock shares the Cosmic Disclosure program with Corey Goode, a UFO conspiracy theorist and alleged precognitive who says that he learned all of the mysteries of the ancient earth while participating in a “secret space program.” The episode in question, S01E06 “Sleeping Giants,” must have aired sometime this summer, but Gaia doesn’t give specific dates for the episodes of its shows.
On the program, Goode claimed that he learned from “smart glass pads” in the “secret space program” that ancient giants used stasis chambers to preserve themselves within Native American burial mounds and other ancient constructions. Oh, and of course these giants were red-haired super-white Caucasians: “very large giant humans with reddish beards. And their skin, because of the pale white, they look kind of gaunt.” But according to Goode, the giants were merely reusing alien technology; they were not the inventors of the stasis chambers. He adds that Abraham Lincoln had viewed one of these stasis chambers and referred to it when he mentioned in a scribbled note to a lecture that a “species of extinct giants” were buried in the mounds, a reference to the then-common belief that mounds were the work of the Nephilim.
Goode describes the two “stasis beings” from the videos as being one who is dead (despite appearing to be a statue) and one who is in the process of coming back to life. Wilcock asks Goode about the writing on their pectoral ornaments, and he replies: “Yeah, there seems to be going back into the distant past, a steady progression from a root tongue or a root language that was kind of a proto-ancient Sumerian language that has popped in a very few places in modern archeology.” (Eloquence is not his strong suit.)
It is perhaps noteworthy that Wilcock quickly recognizes that the mix-and-match props surrounding the “Sumerian” giant aren’t Sumerian: “So one of the things that struck me about this was the Egyptian, clearly Egyptian female head on that golden plate that’s in there. And then, this very strange little statue, of this guy that has two snakes coming up from the sides, almost like something out of Hinduism.” But instead of taking this as evidence that the video isn’t a genuine Ice Age tomb, Wilcock and Goode quickly agree that the Aryan super-giants had artifacts from “crossover civilizations”—despite, by their own admission, having been buried 8,000 years before those civilizations arose!
It’s perhaps interesting that while Goode blathers on about “stasis chambers” in pyramids, he can’t offer even a modicum of evidence for it. It’s sad that today you don’t even have to pretend to do research to make ridiculous claims. When the “stasis chamber” claims were first proposed in the 1970s, earlier ancient astronaut writers like Alan Landsburg at least managed to cite specific myths and artifacts to support (however spuriously) the claim. You’d think that someone supposedly as “educated” about ancient mysteries as David Wilcock might have been able to relate the “stasis beings” in their sarcophagi to the strange beings Al-Maqrizi reported that the Arabs had found on glowing beds within the Great Pyramid: “They entered the central chamber in which were three transparent and luminous stone beds and on these three beds lay three bodies covered with three robes. Near the head of each was a book in unknown characters” (Al Khitat 1.40, my trans.). Or, if you’re really into beards, the European legends of the Sleeping King might be a good place to start. I mean, seriously: at least try to come up with something.
The clues that Wilcock himself recognized—the multicultural props, the Russian titles on the video, etc.—all point toward a vastly different conclusion that Wilcock wants, but he wouldn’t make much money telling his audience what they don’t want to hear. That probably explains why neither Wilcock nor Goode expressed the least curiosity about the origins of the video. “They had all Russian titles on them, but they’re obviously not from Russia,” Wilcock said. “It’s Middle Eastern, most likely. Turkey and somewhere, maybe Egypt.” Surely, if you thought you had proof of giants in Pleistocene stasis chambers you might be just a smidge more curious about where the video came from. Oh, and maybe you’d like to note that the objects around the body, including a newspaper and (in photographs) the cameraman’s finger, show that this was no giant.
12/5/2015 01:26:54 pm
It really looks like some kind of roadside tourist trap/sideshow endeavor.
1/14/2020 06:07:18 am
No kidding! Exactly what I was thinking!! Cheap Knick knacks that tourists get assaulted with! Lol! Sumerian writing on the chest plate, my a**!! Lol!! David Wilcock is a fraud!! He should be publicly shamed! But I guess you have to have the ability to feel shame for that to work! Disgusting! And disconcerting that some people buy this nonsense!!
12/5/2015 02:29:55 pm
Can't fool me...One of them has to be Henry Sinclair. Somehow, after leaving land claims scattered all over North America, he put himself into stasis, so that later he can come back and reclaim all of the land he left claim too. The other body is of his attorney, there to verify his claims.
12/5/2015 03:11:24 pm
Jaromir is a notary. So he's got that going, too!
12/5/2015 07:08:05 pm
"It's true, it's all true. Henry Sinclair, the Nephilim, the Anunnaki, all of it".
12/6/2015 11:16:22 am
Because Rough Hureck is!
7/22/2018 12:52:21 pm
Is Henrry black?
12/5/2015 04:04:35 pm
I'd say this is a psychological experiment in which they hope to achieve and analyze, demographically, psychographically and statistically, the gullibility of humanity.
12/5/2015 04:56:09 pm
Quite a lot of 36-second videos from around 2008, when the "mummy" (reportedly newly found at Sanandaj, in the Kurdish part of Iran) was reckoned to be 3,000 years old; of which the first may have been:
12/5/2015 05:00:49 pm
Slight catch. Here's a report on genuine 3,000-year-old bodies found at Sanandaj in 2008. Hmmmm.
12/5/2015 05:11:16 pm
And here's a scholarly paper on both the real and fake discoveries:
12/5/2015 05:31:32 pm
Thanks! I'll add a link to my post.
12/6/2015 03:35:38 am
Must be related to the Thing outside Tucson.
12/6/2015 02:32:12 pm
I once had a thing outside Tucson, but it turned green and hopped away.
12/7/2015 12:03:46 pm
Even with the poor quality of the video it's clear these are mannequins being used to display the burial.
12/7/2015 04:22:05 pm
If you took the $200 and then wrote another article denouncing your previous one and saying you just did it for the cash I for one wouldn't disrespect you for it.
1/9/2020 02:13:32 am
Read the BIBLE.
3/12/2020 12:32:35 am
Or don't waste your time on any either one
12/30/2016 01:10:25 am
not sure why people even bother trying to hoax shit like this anymore. it's pointless
1/9/2020 02:15:09 am
Whoever wrote "Decoding the Hive", is using this as proof of their science fiction scam
11/25/2017 07:30:49 pm
I am a fan of pseudoscience and conspiracy theories (not because I believe them). To put it simply, I do not see the difference between Dave wilcock/Corey goode's cosmic disclosure and found footage horror films like Blair witch/grave encounters. Both claim to be factual, both have a cult following of idiots or genuine fans, both can be taken with a pinch of salt and viewed for entertainment (like I do) and and both are completely harmless with the exception of horror movies which can traumatise people lol. I just don't think skeptics and scientists should get all uppity about it because as we all know.. Science wins everytime hands down without needing to prove cosmic disclosure to be false. Just let people like me have our fun with nonsense without starting skeptic societies that do nothing but kill the fantasy for me!!
1/9/2020 02:16:49 am
Whoever wrote "Decoding the Hive" uses a picture of a man pretending to be one of these mummies in his book.
12/5/2017 11:30:10 pm
Ita crazy though. Im enrolled member of the Gros Ventre tribe, all growing up my elders taught me stories that were handed down thousands od years. One story that always stuck out like a sore thumb, was multiple elders tell of old times when gros ventres used to be giants. Other tribes also have stories. And one of our medicine men bull lodge had a medicine bag that was stolen or taken by a museum, and they opened up to see the contents inside ans a feather they found came from a exotic bird like a parrot from easter island, and few years back seen where a spanish explorer first found easter island he wrote in his journal about encountering giants among normal sized men. Anyway jusy thought id share. We also carry a 6 thousand year old relic from when the earth flooded.
5/10/2018 02:21:42 pm
Jason, I wanted to congratulate you on your research, and for being able to withstand the Gaia money lure. The huckster team of Goode and Wilcox are again promoting this hoax on a gullible audience (in May of 2018), and I linked from my Facebook page (and one of my secret FB groups) to your fine blog post here.
1/9/2020 02:18:00 am
Have you heard of "Decoding the Hive"? Could that be written by one of these guys?
1/14/2020 06:14:49 am
Oh my gosh can you stop pushing Decoding the hive?! No ones gonna look it up! Doesn’t matter you mentioned it 3 times! Actually JUST because you mentioned it three times I’m gonna make sure I’ll never look it up! Lol 😂
1/14/2020 10:37:47 pm
Decoding the Hive
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