Conspiracy Theorist Who Blames the Rothschilds for the Civil War Claims History Channel Is Paying Him to Hunt for Giants and Treasure
I’m sure many of you have probably listened to the Canadian paranormal podcast Grimerica. This week, the hosts interviewed Xaviant Haze, a DJ and researcher of the “pre-diluvian” world who has produced books about ancient giants, space aliens, “international bankers,” and other conspiracies. He takes influence from Theosophy (especially the fictitious Brotherhood of the Serpent) and is blithely unaware (or purposely ignores) the darker turn historic attempts at blaming global catastrophes on “international bankers” have taken, e.g., in his Suppressed History of American Banking (2016), he blamed the Civil War on the Rothschilds, a claim found among anti-Semites. His newest book is The Donald Trump Conspiracy, a book that alleges that Trump stands in opposition to an evil New World Order. Haze claims that his publisher offered him “a lot of money” to write an anti-Trump book, but when he turned in a pro-Trump screed, the publisher refused to accept it and he self-published the volume. It’s good to know that publishers pay “a lot of money” to crappy researchers who have nothing original to say.
Haze’s interview was putatively about giants, but what I found interesting was his discussion of his research methodology, which reinforces my belief that most fringe types value storytelling and personal relationships far above facts. Haze states that he had been interested in ancient astronauts and lost civilizations from childhood, and he spent time talking to “old hippies” at the Theosophical Library when one New Ager started telling him a version of the colonial-era myth that the Welsh Prince Madoc colonized America in the Middle Ages, which this New Ager conflated with the modern story that America housed a race of red-haired cannibal giants. The former story can be found as far back as the time of John Dee, but the latter emerged only in the twentieth century, from a variety of misrepresented and misunderstood claims too tedious to list here. The hippie told Haze to read Barry Fell’s America B.C., and Haze found it “incredible.” He simply accepts Fell (and Velikovsky for that matter) at face value because he believes that anyone who was “suppressed” must be right. He also claims that Native Americans that he knows personally told him that there are buried giants but that they won’t tell most people about them.
The rest of his research, he said, developed from books by gigantologists Richard Dewhurst and Jim Vieira, old newspapers accounts, and tall tales from purported eyewitnesses. He also expressed upset that skeptics want to see the bones of giants before believing that hearsay accounts are true. He states that an undefined “we” plan to remove the bones of giants from “tombs in the mountains,” but he declined to state where the bones are or how he came to learn of them.
The hosts agree that there is “all this evidence” for giants and that giants are “an up-and-coming” mystery. Haze repeated the ancient astronaut claim that Watcher aliens genetically engineered Nephilim giants, and he said that “pre-Flood” giants were taller than post-Flood giants. He claims that “half the Bible” is about killing giants, which is demonstrably untrue. After listening to him, I came to doubt that he has ever read the Bible.
What makes me angry is that none of the people in the podcast seemed able to talk about their putative subjects of expertise at anything resembling depth, or even proficiency. Haze mostly mumbled about how “we are lucky we have Ancient Aliens” to broadcast fake facts about giants, but for the greater part of the interview, he offered only conspiracies and anti-mainstream philosophical statements.
There is a profound ignorance underneath his mumbling bluster. “They have the nerve to say that Göbekli Tepe is 10,000 years old but then want to maintain that slaves built the pyramids 5,000 years ago,” he rasped with his vocal fry. Consider that for a moment. Not only is he wrong about the conclusions of mainstream Egyptology (slaves did not build the pyramids), but he also seems both ignorant of and unwilling to learn about the difference between hunter-gatherer cultures like the kind that built Göbekli Tepe and state-level societies like Egypt. As Haze and the podcast hosts laugh about how archaeologists refuse to put ancient sites into “context,” they seem happy to assume that “civilization” everywhere and always means something akin to Atlantis.
Similarly, Haze seems baffled by the very idea of verifiable facts. Remember a few years ago when fringe types started to claim, based on a 2002 Chinese state media newspaper report, that some geological formations in China were the remains of prehistoric pipes from a 150,000-year-old extraterrestrial civilization? Haze not only accepted this claim at face value, he conflates it with the discovery in China of Bronze Age Caucasian mummies and declares that the pipes were the work of “red-haired cannibal giants” whose bodies were unearthed beside the pipes! If he bothered to do any research, he would have known that the state media in China attributed the site not to giants but space aliens! Anything he sees on YouTube also becomes grist for his “research.” He states all of this with the blasé credulity of a man for whom fact and fantasy intermingle. Indeed, when the hosts later bring up Erich von Däniken’s fabrication of a gold-filled cave built by space aliens, Haze said that the lies were “all cool” because “in the moment” there isn’t any way to tell truth from fiction, so as long as you “come clean” eventually, lying to readers is just fine in service of story.
Haze takes some time out to cite Andy White, whose research into giants’ “double rows of teeth” seems to have made an impression on Haze, mostly because it’s online, so it must be true. He concedes that there isn’t enough evidence to prove giants have double rows of teeth, but he wrongly believes that most giants had six fingers and toes per appendage because Goliath did, as did giants “everywhere in the Bible.” He confuses Goliath for the unnamed giant of Gath, a Rephaim, in 2 Samuel 21:20 (= 1 Chronicles 20:6), the only mention of a polydactyl giant in the Bible.
Despite his startling ignorance of his subject, Haze moved on to international banking conspiracy theories, and he alleges (falsely) that the United States and a conspiracy of “international bankers” purposely sank the Titanic in order to kill off all of the men who might have stopped the Federal Reserve from coming into being in 1913. “I don’t really believe in coincidence, so, you know…” he said before adding that the Titanic disaster was also “an insurance scam.” Well, I guess the international bankers wanted to profit off of it in every way. Just for kicks, Haze and the hosts add a raft of other conspiracy theories, including the strange claim that Mossad and the CIA are behind Islamic State.
And just to put the cherry on the sundae, Haze said that the History Channel has hired him to investigate giants and conspiracies, search for buried treasure, and other nonsense. According to Haze, the History Channel has forbidden him from revealing the truth about various claims, including the supposed gold-covered tomb of mummified ancient giants in Arizona found by Jesuit priest Bernardo Mittendorf (?), until after the new series in production makes it to air.
That is if the “international bankers” allow it. I’ve heard from Haze’s sources that they rule the entertainment industry, too.
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